We met Jérôme at last Paris Knive Show. This young gifted full time knifemaker just had received his Spyderhole licence from Golden. He’s a huge fan of Spyderco.
I immediatly fell in love with the radical lines of his Lucane Folder. An efficient powerfull blade and an ergonomic handle, this is a workhrose designed by a worker who needed a strong a practical knife as an EDC. It’s a knife to use for mondane task and even to eat with it. The back of the blade was especially though after pushing aliments on a plate without to dull the edge.
My prototype is made of 02 for the blade and G10 with SS liners for the handle. It was made to be shown around at Amsterdam Minimeet 2011.
This will be also the occasion to achieve one of Jérôme’s dream: to have his baby pictured in the hand of Sal Glesser.
More on it later.
All the pictures down under are (c) Jérôme Hovaere (so, you will notice the hand of the maker!)
The G10 Proto with another clip.
The ergonomy is amazing thanks to its wasp shape handle.
A previous aluminium handle prototype. Notice how the lock release is not placed as on the G10 version.
The Lucane next to a Spyderco Tenacious
I have forgotten the specs:
Length: 203mm (with clip)
Blade length: 90mm
Once closed: 110mm
Blade thickness: 3,4 mm
Handle thickness: 16mm
Weight: 140 grammes
The steel on this proto is 90MCV8 which another name for O2.