OK , I do love acronyms, pardon my French but when I have received the Spydiechef I was very excited to test a design made for chefs: a folding tool cooks could keep in their pocket. Knowing my needs to turn SD design into tools, this time the grass was cut under my feed. Marcin … Continue reading Spyderco C211TIP Marcin Slysz SpydieChef — Folding Utilitarian Cooking Knife.
Here it is, the news Marcin Slysz we have been dreaming almost 10 years. Inspired by 19th Century pocket knives design this is another grand child of the Mighty Sebenza. (Big kuddos to the Coutellerie Tourangelle which has been able to send it during vacation period in a 3 days.)You will see, it is more … Continue reading This is the Swayback – Spyderco C249TIP First glimpse at a Sebenza Grand Child.
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 ?
In the ease of maintenance department few knives are easy to live with, the Spydiechef is part of that very small club. You can pocket it while it is still wet. For a travelling knife this is a must and the reason I have taken it for that Xmas Journey. Reuniting with an old … Continue reading A Spydiechef in Tuscany – Spyderco’s Polish Folding Office Knife
Before the Spydiechef, the Tusk has been the first Spyderco with LC200N blade. This one needs to get back to sharp after being used by Pascal since his first review. From Spyderco: “The original concept of the Tusk was conceived by Sal Glesser in the early 1980’s. More than 25 years later, his son Eric … Continue reading Back to the Tusk!
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.
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.
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.
This folder was my favorite of all the knives shown on Amsterdam Minimeet 2014. I loved the ergos. The convex curves on the titanium. The reinterpreted bowie blade. The perfect size for an EDC. The attention to details. Really I have been more than impressed by Marcin next collaboration with Spyderco. The Techno was IMHO … Continue reading Spyderco Slysz Bowie ~ C186TI – The Iron Mistress
This review will be update on regular basis as we are also dependent from Spydercollector pictures. Nemo: Again we have been 80 lucky people to attend the 10th Anniversary Spyderco Meet in Amsterdam. Some were there since the beginning like my friend JD and this post will be both impressions. Here the list of knives … Continue reading Spyderco Amsterdam Minimeet the 10th Anniversary Report