Bulgarian Rhapsody – Manly Wasp in S90V

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

Manly Comrade S90V – Heavy Duty Slipjoint !

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 !

MANLY PEAK S90V — THE BULGARIAN WONDER AT WORK.

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.

Manly Peak S90V — First glimpse at a Bulgarian Wonder.

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.

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 ?

The Spyderco PPT Round 3- Long Term Review of a Faithful EDC with Supersteel.

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.

Spyderco Police C07GP4 – The Steel Cheetah.

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.

Manly Wasp – Round 2 – The Captain’s Marvel !

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 !