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.

The Spyderco Drunken – A True Rimbaud’s Knife.

Did you know that John Rambo was inpired by a Season In Hell by Arthur Rimbaud. Also David Morrell, First Blood’s author, was looking for a name for his heroe and his wife brought him some apple: Rambo’s Apples. Anyway, Rimbaud was not born in Bowie, Arizona like John Rambo but in Charleville, a city … Continue reading The Spyderco Drunken – A True Rimbaud’s Knife.

The TREE REX also known as the Shaman in CPM-REX 45 and Dymondwood.

This is the C229RWDP Spyderco Shaman in CPM-REX 45 Satin Plain Blade, Rosewood Dymondwood Handles and it is a KnifeCenter Exclusive. Like the previous Crucarta, Micarta Cruwear Shaman, this is a very rare animal and a king in his family. Of course they are discontinued too. You can notice my Crucarta has now convexed edge … Continue reading The TREE REX also known as the Shaman in CPM-REX 45 and Dymondwood.

SPYDERCO C81GPCW2 PARAMILLIE CPM CRUWEAR KNIFECENTER EXCLUSIVE — ONE YEAR LATER

One year ago I had ordering a Para2 in CPM Cruwear, an exclusive run made for the Knife center.  Since them It has been used as one of my reference knife toward other purchases which sometimes has not reached the blog review as I’m avoiding bad reviews unless there is something to learn from. After … Continue reading SPYDERCO C81GPCW2 PARAMILLIE CPM CRUWEAR KNIFECENTER EXCLUSIVE — ONE YEAR LATER

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 ?