Here it is the Benchmade Adamas second generation with its CPM Cruwear heavy duty blade.It has been almost 20 years since I have reviewed one of Benchmade hardchore (made for the Military) folder. The last one was the AFCK Axis in D2 and I even think it was not upload even if it was my … Continue reading The mighty Benchmade Adamas BM275FE-2 CPM – Cruwear for Flat Earth ? First glance at that Heavy Metal Hardcore Folder.
The wonderful Native Chief is in my own opinion one of the best Spyderco knife available in the 20’s. Compared to the mighty C36 Military you can notice how beautiful its design is thanks to its absence of hump. We also know its lock is one of the strongest if not the strongest in the … Continue reading Chief Rex45 – Instant Classic Part II
“It’s been a long roadGetting from there to hereIt’s been a long timeBut my time is finally near…” Yes, it has been 22 years (since 1999) that we have been waiting for the Native Chief to be produced. Sal Glesser said: In 2008: “We only made one prototype. The model never went into production.” In … Continue reading NATIVE CHIEF™ REX 45 SPRINT RUN™ – C244GBORE – The Joker !
I have bought that folder in Bruxelles. I was attracted by the steel and the style. I love Bob Terzuola’s design and he was the master who has taught to Sal Glesser (Spyderco) and Les de Asis (Benchmade) how to make a good liner lock. From those lessons were produced the BM800 AFCK and the … Continue reading MKM Clap – Bob Terzuola’s Italian EDC.
The Tree Rex is certainly my favorite hard work folder from Spyderco. Sal Glesser has made a real beauty able to deliver a lot of power.The handle is especially thicker and rounder than any other folders proposed by the Golden Company. The pseudo wooden slabs which can be rinsed in water with zero issues. (I … Continue reading THE TREE REX Part 2 – Beveling THE SPINE.
Like I have said in my previous review of that venerable folding knife : It has taken me a very long time before to get any interest in the Police model. My first real step in the wide Spyderco world was the Terzuola Starmate and the Millie. The Starmate was equipped with some super new steel … Continue reading A Spirit In a Material World: Sting, The Police.
This is the first Benchmade’s review for a long time. Why ? Not because of the quality of Les De Asis company’s products but because I was not really excited by their production in the last decade after a huge love with their AFCK back in 90’s, and also with Nimravus and all those blades … Continue reading Benchmade 200 Puukko – Call me Snake.
Nowadays rendering of three iconic 90’s lock: Liner Lock, Back Lock and Integral Lock. They are plethora of locks since the 90’s when the Tactical Folders trend started. “Tactical” , a term which has been mainly used in a marketing way, means you can get access to your knife easily — A clip or a … Continue reading About Locks — How to choose ?
I love Grandpa’s knives in a modern form, like the AFCK in M2HSS twenty years ago. But I was not able to jump on bandwagon to catch a Military in 52100. Lucky me, soon a Paramillie II designed by Sal and Eric Glesser was able with the same Carbon Fiber handles and the same 52100 … Continue reading Spyderco Paramilitary 2 C81CF52100P2 52100 Exclusive Run – New Old Timer Workhorse !
The tools of the trade. Leather belts, sandpaper sheaths and coffee. As usual I cannot let ma knife as provided by the factory and Pakkawood being a synthetic ersatz of wood, I wanted to see how it reacted under the sandpaper. P500 Metal sandpaper is used just to round the facets into rounds. The Pakkawood … Continue reading Endura HAP40 blade and Pakkawood handle, sanded to my taste.