STEEL K390 BÖHLER’S MICROCLEAN – UNCANNY BLADE MATERIAL.

I have seen a video where someone is stabbing concrete with its Spyderco Police 4 to show how K390 is strong ! The blade of that famous knife is thin and this thinness is here for a purpose: Sal Glesser has decided to use the Police 4 plateforme according to his own desire but toughness … Continue reading STEEL K390 BÖHLER’S MICROCLEAN – UNCANNY BLADE MATERIAL.

Pingo Blue C163PBL K390 Exclusive Edge Matters Edition

My first (black) Pingo was almost 6 years ago. Since, Pascal has reviewed his (orange) Pingo… in his entertaining review Pingo Star ! I got the opportunity to get a very rare beast: a blue Pingo with K390 steel blade and studs to mask the tiny trademark hole and protect it from lint. First I … Continue reading Pingo Blue C163PBL K390 Exclusive Edge Matters Edition

Team Cuscadi new Carbon Fibers Scale on K390 Urban.

Why the change ? After my Urban review I wanted a smoother experience. And give a more precious apparence. Carbon fiber is a really sturdy material and twenty years ago you could only find it in Formula One and jetfighters. The feel under the thimb is wonderful and the knife get clipped with ease. Great … Continue reading Team Cuscadi new Carbon Fibers Scale on K390 Urban.

Spyderco C127PGY Urban K390 – Lil’Grey Alien armed with Hyper Steel.

Mostly knives company gives the best steel to there flagship models but again Spyderco create the surprise in bringing a 1200 pieces sprintrun of their lightweight Urban slipjoint folder with the best of the best of the cold tool steel: the Austrian Swedish-made Bohler K390. The steel is a third generation powder steel and to … Continue reading Spyderco C127PGY Urban K390 – Lil’Grey Alien armed with Hyper Steel.

Spyderco C127PBN Sprint Run: First Glimpse at a Cappucino Urban Razor !

  Spyderco has made a Sprint Run using AEB-L on the Urban Plateforme. Mine was bought 65 dollars with 13 dollars of shipping. An honest price and 7 days of waiting. Kudos to DLC Trading. AEB-L is a razor’s steel. Stainless. When 52100 is also a razor’s steel non stainless (this link take you to … Continue reading Spyderco C127PBN Sprint Run: First Glimpse at a Cappucino Urban Razor !

Pleasure of whittling — Which knife ?

A knife and a piece of wood make my day. I can sit and enjoy a good blade taking nice wooden chips. Steel chemistry is important, especially how fine its grain is. Back in the 90’s I have found how a Benchmade in M2HSS was more enjoyable than the same model in ATS-34. How is … Continue reading Pleasure of whittling — Which knife ?

Spyderco Police C07GP4 – The Steel Cheetah.

“The original Police model was a response to a request from Police for a Mariner with a point. I saw that as an opportunity to create a new design that was closer to what I personally liked. I thought to call it “LaSalle”, but in the end, i pushed the ego out and called it … Continue reading Spyderco Police C07GP4 – The Steel Cheetah.

Spyderco C223GPDGY Para 3 Maxamet Part II.

The Grey Mouser has been in my EDC rotation since it has arrived in my pocket. So this a little report. Maxamet is like a super CPM M4 to me, it cannot seem to get dull. I have deshouldered the edge and keep it sharp (razor) with white ceramic and leather. The edge behaviour in … Continue reading Spyderco C223GPDGY Para 3 Maxamet Part II.

SPYDERCO C192TIP – My Knife In Law.

Following the arrival of the PITS, the daily testing has come quite quickly as it hasn’t left my pocket still so there have been a bunch of opportunities to put it in play. The first thing I noticed was the action required to open the folder which is much harder than for any compression locks. … Continue reading SPYDERCO C192TIP – My Knife In Law.