This is a bud of an article about the BladeHQ exclusive Yojimbo2. At least there is picture. Story will come later in multiple update. I have reviewed the Michael Janich’s Yojimbo2 many time here. And I have been waiting for a tougher alloy for a long time: CPM-M4 is one of my favorite steel. Why … Continue reading Spyderco Yojimbo2 C85GM4P2 CPM-M4 The Jade Warrior.
I always wanted a Old Timer feeling on a Nasa tool. Grandpa’s knife update, a workhorse with the latest tech but asking for the same care as the previous 20th century generation used to provide to their pocket knives. Back in the 90’s I was running after the Benchmade BM800HS AFCK and Mini AFCK BM812HS. … Continue reading From M2HSS to CPM-M4 — Hightech Peasant Knives and why I love them.
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.
This version of the Manix is equipped with one of the strongest lock ever produce by Spyderco in a light package. We are touching here a “Knife of Excellence” and one of the best Eric Glesser’s design. Sadly it is discontinuited in 2019 but this is also the last chance for you to get an … Continue reading Manix 2 Lockback C101MBGP2 — Native 5.2 Grand Daddy !
My project when I had ordered the Jade Yojimbo2 was to swap the blades with my Carbon Fiber / S90V Yojimbo2, to make a vinegar patina and enjoy a unique CPM M4/ Carbon fiber Yojimbo2. Yeah well… I have done it but the patina. Here is the result. But you know what… As great as … Continue reading Yojimbo2: swapping the blades back and forth.
It has been half a year of patience before my pre order turns into a mail call. Howard Korn from the Knifecenter.com was kind enough to send it to me as soon as he has received it. It was a quick 6 days of travelling from Fredericksburgh, Virginia to Paris. The name of this Para3 … Continue reading Spyderco C223GPDGY Para 3 Maxamet — The Grey Mouser.
“You sharpen the human appetite to the point where it can split atoms with its desire…” I feel like in the “Honest Trailers”: “Please review the Advocate…” OK here we go: Oh yes, the Advocate is a looker and really catches the light. Knowing Gayle Bradley since his first hard chores folder, I really wanted … Continue reading Spyderco C214TIP: The Devil’s Advocate by Gayle Bradley.
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.