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 ?

SLIVERAX — ELEGANT DREAMED ENGINEERED KNIFE – ACT III: Using.

My Sliverax is a dancer. you can open in a lot of different ways. The flipper is the first. The thumb with the hole. The middle finger with the hole. The ring finger while holding it handle first and some kind of gravity opening: just a flick of the wrist and “Schlak!” it is ready. … Continue reading SLIVERAX — ELEGANT DREAMED ENGINEERED KNIFE – ACT III: Using.

Spyderco C228CFP Paul Alexander’s Sliverax — Elegant Dreamed Engineered Knife – Act I.

This is a first glimpse review with Paul Alexander explanation at the end. So I got the knife for less than an hour in my hand and this is just what passed through my mind just playing with it during photographies. So it will be followed by more in situ testing. I remember Paul Alexander’s … Continue reading Spyderco C228CFP Paul Alexander’s Sliverax — Elegant Dreamed Engineered Knife – Act I.

Spyderco C211TIP Marcin Slysz SpydieChef — Folding Utilitarian Cooking Knife.

OK , I do love acronyms, pardon my French but when I have received the Spydiechef I was very excited to test a design made for chefs: a folding tool cooks could keep in their pocket. Knowing my needs to turn SD design into tools, this time the grass was cut under my feed. Marcin … Continue reading Spyderco C211TIP Marcin Slysz SpydieChef — Folding Utilitarian Cooking Knife.

Spyderco Mantra 2 – Pure Flipper Workhorse !

The Mantra 2 is Eric Glesser’s design and is one of a kind Spyderco as its blade’s hole is only here as a trademark. Your only way to flick the knife open is the flipper invented by Kit Carson at the end of the 90’s. There is no hump. It’s a very slick knife. There … Continue reading Spyderco Mantra 2 – Pure Flipper Workhorse !

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.

Spyderco Ikuchi C242CFP — First glimpse at Slim Shady.

The Ikushi is a very strange Taichung made spyderco and his father, Paul Alexander is a perfectionniste-engineer who got radical new ideas on portable cutlery. Remember the Sliverax ? My first impression after opening the Knifecenter’s parcel (thank you Howard and Tom for the fast shipment!): wow so slim ! So easy to pocket ! … Continue reading Spyderco Ikuchi C242CFP — First glimpse at Slim Shady.

Massdrop Ferrum Forge Gent — The Ultimate Contender.

My first experience with Massdrop exclusive design was one year ago. The Falcon has been a surprise in its quality and design and since has been my Spyderco Techno replacement. The Gent is even a better deal !! We are in presence of a real masterpiece in modern cutlery and, pardon my French but I … Continue reading Massdrop Ferrum Forge Gent — The Ultimate Contender.

About Locks — How to choose ?

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 ?

Amsterdam Minimeet 2018

Again this year, eighty guests were lucky enough to gather at Hotel Mercure near Amsterdam Airport for a day of presentation and exchange with Spyderco. Eric Glesser and Joyce Laituri came from Golden and made a stop over before going to IWA next week. Again it was the opportunity to get direct access to Eric … Continue reading Amsterdam Minimeet 2018