For twice these last months, I was considering myself being able to announce my best “EDC ever”. After the Sage 2 Sebenza inheritance, the “hard to get razor” rare Spyderco Paramillie in S90V, the megasharp little Michael Walker, the solid and forgiving Gayle Bradley, the wonderfully engineered Native, the minimalist friendly Pointu, the chopping solid … Continue reading Spyderco C90CF – Sal Glesser’s gentleman bushcraft folder
“The first drawing of the Shaman was dated December 17, 2014. That can give you an idea of how long I work on some of these creations.” Sal Glesser. Thanks to Tom Song and Howard Korn from the Knifecenter, I have been able to get one of the most coveted Sprint Run from Spyderco: The … Continue reading Massive Attack: First Glimpse at Sal’s Shaman Sprint Run C229MPCW
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 !
This a Mail Call/ Show and Tell. The in-use deeper review will unfold in the coming weeks but as a knife’s fan, this City is just stunning. Yes, Manly has done it again !After the Peak, the Comrade, the Wasp… All great knives made in Sofia !Yes, the knifemakers of Bulgaria have done it again: … Continue reading MANLY CITY S90V 3DG10 – Excellence and Quality from Bulgaria
Do you want to drive an Electric Ferrari Dino ? Like Maranello would provide some Danny Wilde’s Persuaders car with the last computerized engine ?Maranello, no. Maniago, si ! This picture found on https://forum.spyderco.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=87264&start=40#p1442735 shows is all. You can make a vintage lockback folder with a ball bearing driven pivot. And suddenly your understand the … Continue reading Spy Opera Un’aria degli anni ’70
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.
Ed Schempp is one of my favorite designer. As I have always written, the spirit of a maker oozes from his knives. Ed is a true gentleman, a cever inventor and a gifted bladesmith and all his designs got something pure and radical. His Khukuri is a perfect example. Look at it closed. It looks … Continue reading Ed Schempp’s Khukuri – Spyderco C125
The Bombshell is a Spyderco’s flash batch at 400 dollars MRSP.Painful for the wallet, huh ? A flash batch means “it will be produced only once in this exact form. To make them even more collectible, Flash Batches are individually serialized with a laser-engraved number. The Bombshell’s number can be found on the inside of … Continue reading The Danger Pickle is a Bombshell — C250GTI