Tuscan Raider #6 — Ed Schempp Bowie at his best, in the plates !

It’s not a surprise but Ed Schempp Bowie is not only a knife to keep in a safe for collection. I have been taking a lot of knives in Tuscany. Fixed blades to test in the wood of the national parks and some folders. But eventually the Bowie has taken an important place in my … Continue reading Tuscan Raider #6 — Ed Schempp Bowie at his best, in the plates !

Spyderco Persian C83BM — Ed Schempp’s Prince of Persia.

  There is one special knife which is my EDC rotation. It’s not the last steel, not the last lock but this is one of the most beautiful Spyderco ever made. I had pictured it with my Tuff It was designed by Ed Schempp and quoting Spyderco product presentation: “Custom knifemakers are way more than … Continue reading Spyderco Persian C83BM — Ed Schempp’s Prince of Persia.

POCKET LEGENDS OF THE FALL FEAT. SPYDERCO SCHEMPP BOWIE ~ C190CF

Today is the day the world mourns David Bowie. It’s the perfect time to talk about another Bowie and another hommage: Ed Schempp’s Folding Bowie. I have met again Ed at the Police National shooting range at avenue Fosh, Paris, in November. It was some kind of a mini knife show hosted by Patrick Bonetta, … Continue reading POCKET LEGENDS OF THE FALL FEAT. SPYDERCO SCHEMPP BOWIE ~ C190CF

SPYDERCO SCHEMPP TUFF BY ED SCHEMPP – C151GTI – PART 2 – VARICELLE STORIES.

So I went to Italy with my Tuff (named “Varicelle” aka Chicken Pox because of her handle) in my pocket. And no back up blade but my Paul Watson Victorinox Swisschamp. So Varicelle was on duty. My idea was: with a blade like the Tuff who needs a fixed blade ? What possibly would bring … Continue reading SPYDERCO SCHEMPP TUFF BY ED SCHEMPP – C151GTI – PART 2 – VARICELLE STORIES.

SPYDERCO SCHEMPP TUFF BY ED SCHEMPP – C151GTI – My Folding Kukri

When The Going Get Tough…The Tuff gets going ! I have witnessed the evolution of that knife since the first prototype in 2005. The beautiful fuller was already its signature and I felt, this was a great complement to the hole for opening purpose. For descriptions and length and weight, please use the link above. … Continue reading SPYDERCO SCHEMPP TUFF BY ED SCHEMPP – C151GTI – My Folding Kukri

SPYDERCO SCHEMPP TUFF BY ED SCHEMPP ~ C151GTI – When The Going Gets Tough – The Tuff Keep Going

The Persian is reviewed here. Ed Schempp is a very clever designer. As I have noticed in my previous post, it took him almost a decade to get the Tuff to the End Line Users. The purpose of the design was to create the tougher knife possible, kinda über Strider Sebenza Blackwood mix… A folding … Continue reading SPYDERCO SCHEMPP TUFF BY ED SCHEMPP ~ C151GTI – When The Going Gets Tough – The Tuff Keep Going

Crucarta’s Family — The Spyderco Shaman reveals its power.

Since its arrival my Crucarta has been used hard, fallen twice on rocks and pavement and been immerged in dirty water. Well this Shaman is made for that. In fact I have notice how well it could inserted between my CPM M4 Millie and my CPM 3V Tuff.  Theyu both could be his parents. Knowing … Continue reading Crucarta’s Family — The Spyderco Shaman reveals its power.

Spyderco Kapara C241CFP, Alistair Phillips Life Saver.

“On a knife edge razor day If you listen long enough they’ve got nothing to say It’s a time warp place don’t change The rhythm of the night, the beating rain…” Midnight Oil. After so much hesitation I was able to get a Kapara thanks to Tom (and Howard) at the Knifecenter. My “fear” was … Continue reading Spyderco Kapara C241CFP, Alistair Phillips Life Saver.