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.
Many times, people asked me how I was honing my knives to my taste. I love thin edges and I love edges which can be maintain by stropping on leather. For that any sharp angle but the edge itself need to removed. So my first step on the Sliverax full flat ground blade is to … Continue reading SLIVERAX — ELEGANT DREAMED ENGINEERED KNIFE – ACT II: Convexing.
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.
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.
Strangely I am coming back often to the PPT when I first thought it would be a collection and a safe queen. Safe queen my a$$ ! Pardon my French but there is something quite sensual when holding this knife, something which makes the other feel “hollow” in comparaison. The PPT got that heavy butt “anchoring” … Continue reading The Spyderco PPT Round 2 — The Son of Anarchy.
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 ?
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 !
When the holidays come, you are confronted to other members of your family, mostly sheeples, who will open huge eyes should you wave that K2 from your pocket to slice the turkey. That said, lets see what those sheeples bring to the table. Oh! This is the kind of slipjoint elderlies are still carrying nowadays: … Continue reading Pradel versus the world — The gentle Sheeple’s choice.
“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.
Bird & Trout knives are small thin fixed blades, lightweight sharp knives able to process a bird or a trout. Those knives got of course no chopping purposes and no bushcrafting purposes but we have found the Sprig by Phil Wilson to be a reliable wood companion. I already knew Phil Wilson as a knifemaker … Continue reading SPYDERCO SPRIG FB37GGR — Phil Wilson Bird & Trout Companion.