A Spyderco FB04 Streetbowie have been my “travel knife” for more than a decade. By travel knife, I mean the knife I toss in a bag, not a knife a carry on my person. Some tool I can need while in a camp, or kitchen. No a fast and easy access knife. Ah, the Streetbowie, … Continue reading Spyderco Fred Perrin’s Streetbowie & Streetbeat – The Sisters of Mercy
So here I am, minding my own business. (Always wanted to start a review with that kind of sentences… à la Michael Di Mercurio.) I love heft. A heavy knife is sexy in my book. Bought in the 80’s, one of my German version of a Buck110 was an anchor and I loved it. I … Continue reading Spyderco Para3 – Let there be light!
This version of the Manix is equipped with one of the strongest lock ever produce by Spyderco in a light package. We are touching here a “Knife of Excellence” and one of the best Eric Glesser’s design. Sadly it is discontinuited in 2019 but this is also the last chance for you to get an … Continue reading Manix 2 Lockback C101MBGP2 — Native 5.2 Grand Daddy !
Nowadays rendering of three iconic 90’s lock: Liner Lock, Back Lock and Integral Lock. They are plethora of locks since the 90’s when the Tactical Folders trend started. “Tactical” , a term which has been mainly used in a marketing way, means you can get access to your knife easily — A clip or a … Continue reading About Locks — How to choose ?
My Spyderco PITS is like a folding Schrade Sharpfinger to me. I always loved the Sharpfinger. I got the hint of it thanks to Marc McYoung. Marc got a very nice writing style and I always enjoyed his Paladin Press (RIP) books. There instead of trusting a folder, he was using a Sharpfinger with a … Continue reading Folding Sharpfinger’s Bite.
“Spyderco’s original C55 Starmate was a landmark accomplishment in knife manufacturing. ” Back in the 90’s, the Starmate was an alternative to the Millie. Same engineering, nested liners, same steel CPM440V (S60V) same blade thickness same materials… They were false twins. What I liked with the Terzuola was it “workhorse” design when the Millie was … Continue reading Starmate C55 — Blast from the Past.
“After building a Patina, coat it with cheese.” This is an old trick Fred Perrin used to do just un case someone asked him about his knife: – Is it a weapon? – Nope I eat a lot of cheese. But the cheese grease also protected the blade from pitting. Olive oil, butter are also … Continue reading Spyderco C36 CPM M4 – Building a Patina
What does it means to own a Sebenza ? 21 years ago, in September 1996, I received a phone call from Taiwan; the person calling was unknown to me, his name was Huan Chang Hsu and he told me he was an ophthalmologist, a diver and….. a knife collector! He had worked his way and … Continue reading Chris Reeve Sebenza ATS-34 — Honor is her name.
Designed for budget-conscious knife users who demand genuine Spyderco quality, the Polestar was offered to all attendants at the last Amsterdam Minimeet (2017). That’s how I got mine. What could be the definition of a Workhorse ? We got example of knives which has been used hard, lost, bought again, always in our pocket, the … Continue reading Spyderco C220GPGY Polestar – Workhorse for the budget-conscious user.
The video can be found here: Patrick Bonetta – Le Coutelier des Grands Chefs Usually I use my “tactical” knives in the kitchen but this time it is exactly the other way around… This is a kitchen knife ready for “tactical” situations thanks to its great ergos and its kydex sheath worn as a neck … Continue reading Patrick Bonetta’s Tactical Paring Knife