So here it is that new In House design of a super folder. Sal Glesser’s signature is engraved near the spyderhole. God, this is an heavy contender (A stainless steel backspacer!!) and a huge folding knife but, once open, it’s surprisedly well balanced despite its general weight which is really well distributed. A grin has … Continue reading SPYDERCO TATANKA C180G – FIRST GLIMPSE AT THE BUFFALO
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.
I remember one of the very first advertising of the Clip It collection of Spyderco. The Police was presented in its stainless handle serrated edge version of that time (80’s…) and it was written something like: “Pure Performance” … The cheetah is a good example of incredible fast and lean animal and as this knife, … Continue reading Spyderco Police C07GP4 – The Steel Cheetah.
In winter we all need vitamin C, after a long wait I get my shot !! My Viking friend Dan Sharpe has been the one who has injected me the Manly Virus. First one was the Manly Peak, the Comrade… And with my Welsh pal Wayne, both were keen to have the chance to carry … Continue reading Bulgarian Rhapsody – Manly Wasp in S90V
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 !
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 !
You don’t need a reason to carry a knife. Whatever they ask you, just lie or tell them what they want to hear. In the woods or in the countryside carrying a knife, whatever your gender, is wise. But in the city ? You really think you will defend yourself with a knife ? Let’s … Continue reading Choosing a knife for the city.
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.
What does it means to own a Sebenza ? 21 years ago, in September 1996, I received a phone call from Taiwan; the person calling was unknown to me, his name was Huan Chang Hsu and he told me he was an ophthalmologist, a diver and….. a knife collector! He had worked his way and … Continue reading Chris Reeve Sebenza ATS-34 — Honor is her name.
This is a big knife but it has found its place in my pocket. The flat design makes it easy to carry and forget in your pocket. Also the single screw clip makes a beautiful print like a much smaller knife. this is deceptive and it works great. Now the thin edge has proven its power … Continue reading FARID K2 – No Rest For The Wick2d