Those are the knives I choose when going out. I prefer a 3 inches locking blade. From left to right we have got: the Falcon, the Wolfspyder, the Native 5, the Delica, the Techno and the Chaparral. They are just examples of knives I have got around and which fit the purpose to carry a … Continue reading Short Locking Folders — A plethora of choices !
Last year, Jim Ankerson made a Military CPM110V test and was able to “cut 6,000 linear ft of cardboard checking every 500 ft for phone book paper sharpness, would still slice phone book paper after this stage, zero edge damage.” He had stopped but ” it could have cut a lot more. I try and keep … Continue reading SPYDERCO NATIVE C41CFP5 – CPM110V Three years update.
Everything I could have said about that knife is already in my XL Voyager Review here ! Really, you should start by that post. This Recon 1 XL version is just proposing some real great upgrades. Compared to the Recon 1 normal version: this is a full flat ground bowie blade when the other version … Continue reading Cold Steel Recon 1 XL — O’ Brother where art thou ?
So here it is that new In House design of a super folder. Sal Glesser’s signature is engraved near the spyderhole. God, this is an heavy contender (A stainless steel backspacer!!) and a huge folding knife but, once open, it’s surprisedly well balanced despite its general weight which is really well distributed. A grin has … Continue reading SPYDERCO TATANKA C180G – FIRST GLIMPSE AT THE BUFFALO
“Yasuki Hagane steel has been produced in their plant in Shimane prefecture in Japan where the high quality iron sand has been produced for making traditional Japanese swords since ancient times. These are three main premium grade high carbon steels (Shirogami, Aogami and Aogami Super) that have been used for making Japanese made field & … Continue reading Spyderco Caly3 C113GGY in Super Blue Steel Sprint Run- Grand pa knife is going high tech.
I was already in love with Cold Steel Recon 1 Tanto. The the Spear Point came. Same greatness in construction, perfectly balanced, mega solid triadlocklock, amazing ergos and razor sharp thin hollow ground blade. This is a beast of a knife !!! But this time I wanted to have it less “Recon” and more “Workhorse”. … Continue reading COLD STEEL RECON 1 SPEAR POINT – Removing the Paint in Black
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
Okay. We European got some kind of American dreams: Cowboys and Indians…. From Die Hard (Cow boy) to First Blood (Indian), the dream doesn’t want to die. Spyderco is a very international company, building knives like Ferrari is building cars. Cold Steel is also very international, looking and also giving tributes for designs from Africa, … Continue reading Cold Steel Lone Star Hunter – I’m a rough boy…
Some years ago the Spyderco Manix was hitting the ground with a mighty THUD!: a leaf blade and a back lock strong beyond any standards. Then came a mini Manix with a sub 4 inches blade and a stout feeling. Now imagine a refined version of this Manix: this is what the Native 5 is … Continue reading Spyderco Native 5 – The Revenge of the Lockback
I always loved the way Lynn Thomson goes boldly when no other CEO as gone before. The Cold Steel production gave us carbon steel modern folders (Pocket Bushmane and ven the Archangel balisong series) and great choppers. Even the chance to own, try and understand weapons from many continent and many era. I always enjoy … Continue reading Cold Steel Recon 1 – Second Batch – Back In Black.