Swayback... instant classic!

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by PiterM, Jul 6, 2020.

  1. Stelth


    Jul 15, 2007
    Looks much better than the stock clip.
  2. Mako109

    Mako109 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 17, 2008
    The design blends nicely with the design of the knife. Who makes it?
  3. ArchVV

    ArchVV Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 8, 2015
    Very nice. Where did you get the clip?
  4. DA170

    DA170 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 12, 2020
    Apurvis Blades! A few options up through Timascus!
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  5. BD_01

    BD_01 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 9, 2016
    Very nice, but ouch! The price tag!
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  6. Clem Fandango

    Clem Fandango Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 3, 2020
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  7. elde66

    elde66 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2019
    Does look great but I could add another $50 and order a Progeny from his site!
  8. halden.doerge

    halden.doerge I'll Sharpen Your Knife Gold Member

    Aug 17, 2014
    Well, I got my Swayback in on Monday and have been carrying and using it for the last 3 days. I don't think I could really be more impressed (well, except for the pocket clip issue, as everyone has already talked about ad nauseum).

    Perfect centering, fit & finish, excellent factory edge, crazy thin behind the edge, super smooth drop shut action. Everything a Slysz Spyderco should be. It compares very favorably to the Bowie, which is something we've been waiting to see for some time out of Spyderco.

    The Swayback handle does feel a little bit different in hand, due to the shape, but it is very comfortable. I added an MXG Gear clip to mine (the one made for the Benchmade Anthem) it fits and matches it perfectly, I definitely recommend it.


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  9. fq55

    fq55 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 27, 1999
    I’ve been living in a hole for the past couple of months and just found out about this. Glad they made it happen but not that happy it cost me $270+ on a whim.

    looking forward to seeing how it stacks up against the bowie and chef which I used to own.
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  10. Agartha Audio

    Agartha Audio

    Jun 20, 2015
    I chopped mine down to a 3" blade, 4" handle, and added a RGT milled clip.
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  11. clockman


    Jan 14, 2009
  12. sogflash


    Aug 28, 2011
    Looks good. Could you post a few more pictures?
  13. Agartha Audio

    Agartha Audio

    Jun 20, 2015
    Here are some w/ the old clip (a modded clip from a Southard), but I hurt my hand and can't take pics for another day. I'll post some new ones w/ the milled clip soon.
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  14. GerBill

    GerBill Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 20, 2017
    Had the Swayback for a week now and am really impressed with the quality! The new clip solves the problem and is much more comfortable in hand without the hotspot the factory one gave. I’m actually glad Spyderco decided not to produce it with the standard wire clip found on many Taichung folders. Although I love that clip, this way there are many more options available. Loving the blade shape and how fine the tip is, the finest of all my Spyderco’s and CTS-XHP takes a scary sharp edge and seems to hold it well, it’s definitely a slicer!

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  15. fq55

    fq55 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 27, 1999
    Just got the knife in and it’s lovely. Beautifully made and feels good to me.

    Think I may like it better than it’s cousins and may end up keeping it.

    I immediately took off the clip and put it in a slip I made this weekend. Glad I got the measurements right.

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  16. Clem Fandango

    Clem Fandango Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 3, 2020
    Swayback and new brother in the house.

  17. PiterM


    Mar 27, 2000
    Vacation time! and some of my favorite ways to start a fire in the wild... plus a Swayback to make the feather sticks:

  18. fewpop

    fewpop Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 18, 2004
    Very well done! :thumbsup::thumbsup:
  19. mikey177


    Feb 2, 2007
    The Swayback indeed makes a good featherstick.

  20. Roundg


    Apr 20, 2020
    I just bought the second one. It explains everything.

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