This a Mail Call/ Show and Tell. The in-use deeper review will unfold in the coming weeks but as a knife’s fan, this City is just stunning. Yes, Manly has done it again !After the Peak, the Comrade, the Wasp… All great knives made in Sofia !Yes, the knifemakers of Bulgaria have done it again: … Continue reading MANLY CITY S90V 3DG10 – Excellence and Quality from Bulgaria
Long story short: opening the Manly WASP with two hands is tedious compared to all one hand opening knives available but the pleasure to use such an agressive cutter worst it ! So let’s be short ! Slide #2: I have gently rounded the shoulder of the edge making it even thinner: no chipping or … Continue reading Manly Wasp – Round 2 – The Captain’s Marvel !
In winter we all need vitamin C, after a long wait I get my shot !! My Viking friend Dan Sharpe has been the one who has injected me the Manly Virus. First one was the Manly Peak, the Comrade… And with my Welsh pal Wayne, both were keen to have the chance to carry … Continue reading Bulgarian Rhapsody – Manly Wasp in S90V
What strikes first when you hold the Comrade is its thickness and weight. This 9 cm blade non-locking slipjoint folder is massive; once open, see how its beautiful classical lines are gentle to the eye. I have chosen the CPM S90V version with a camo G10 theme. As this non locking knife, it deserves some … Continue reading Manly Comrade S90V – Heavy Duty Slipjoint !
The Manly Peak is a workhorse. So, it has been put to good use in various tasks. The main features of that folder are a very thin geometry and a zero play mid backlock. It has not developed any play and the edge has ever been thinned for outstanding results. Tomatoes are great for testing. … Continue reading MANLY PEAK S90V — THE BULGARIAN WONDER AT WORK.
Thanks to my friend Dan Sharpe I had ordered a Manly Peak directly from the manufacturer in Sofia in Bulgaria. Having the choice of steel I had clicked on S90V but a D2 Tool Steel and CPM156 versions are also available. For a D2 version it will cost you around 50 euros with shipping. This … Continue reading Manly Peak S90V — First glimpse at a Bulgarian Wonder.
“It’s been a long roadGetting from there to hereIt’s been a long timeBut my time is finally near…” Yes, it has been 22 years (since 1999) that we have been waiting for the Native Chief to be produced. Sal Glesser said: In 2008: “We only made one prototype. The model never went into production.” In … Continue reading NATIVE CHIEF™ REX 45 SPRINT RUN™ – C244GBORE – The Joker !
Since last year round with the PPT, the very unique ergos of this unique folder have made me come back again to its radical design and I have decided to EDC it in all circumstances (instead to keep it safe). Still, I really enjoy how the weight of the handle glue it to my hand … Continue reading The Spyderco PPT Round 3- Long Term Review of a Faithful EDC with Supersteel.
“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.
This is the first Benchmade’s review for a long time. Why ? Not because of the quality of Les De Asis company’s products but because I was not really excited by their production in the last decade after a huge love with their AFCK back in 90’s, and also with Nimravus and all those blades … Continue reading Benchmade 200 Puukko – Call me Snake.