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.
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
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.
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 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 !
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 ?
Like I have said in my previous review of that venerable folding knife : It has taken me a very long time before to get any interest in the Police model. My first real step in the wide Spyderco world was the Terzuola Starmate and the Millie. The Starmate was equipped with some super new steel … Continue reading A Spirit In a Material World: Sting, The Police.
I remember one of the very first advertising of the Clip It collection of Spyderco. The Police was presented in its stainless handle serrated edge version of that time (80’s…) and it was written something like: “Pure Performance” … The cheetah is a good example of incredible fast and lean animal and as this knife, … Continue reading Spyderco Police C07GP4 – The Steel Cheetah.
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.
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.