PROLOGUE: So where do we begin? It must be twenty years . . . Long story short, it was the beginning of forums on the Internet. When someone in the tactical new world order of the 90’s named Ernest Emerson was promoting his Tiger Claw… Saying he got that clever idea for a neck knife… … Continue reading Fred Perrin LaGriffe, Michael Janich’s review and many more sharp objects.
Here is another archive from the stainless steel Delorean which can warp twenty years ago and back ! The Spyderco Moran was the first fixed blade and the first VG10 knife ever. So here it is without filters or editing: THE MORAN FEATHERWEIGHT by SPYDERCO a little review by Fred Perrin always … Continue reading Blast From The Past: Spyderco Moran versus Fred Perrin
Thanks to JD (Dinkmaker) I was able to read some of the very first knives review written on the Internet in the mid 90’s. More than twenty years ago, no digital camera but my video equipment and so freeze frames in low res. The Native review has been the first one we had written with … Continue reading BFTP Fred Perrin Spyderco’s Native Review.
Twenty years ago they were no digital caméra and I used my video caméra and extract one frame. Hey, this is Fred, in 1998 and this is a review kept in JD archives when it was first displayed on Geocities, a true blast of the past ! More to come soon… 😉 The other pictures … Continue reading Schrade 152 Serie Sharpfinger — Fred Perrin & Nemo’s old review.
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
The first PPT was release eight years ago. It was the mind child of Sacha Thiel, Philippe Perotti and of course Fred Perrin which it got all the power. For the record Philippe Perotti aka “PP” was Fred’s student in knife making (and Fred was PP student in handguns). I still own one of PP’s … Continue reading Spyderco C135CFP Perrin PPT — Portable Praetorian Tool.
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 !
Strangely I am coming back often to the PPT when I first thought it would be a collection and a safe queen. Safe queen my a$$ ! Pardon my French but there is something quite sensual when holding this knife, something which makes the other feel “hollow” in comparaison. The PPT got that heavy butt “anchoring” … Continue reading The Spyderco PPT Round 2 — The Son of Anarchy.
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.