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 !
Designed for budget-conscious knife users who demand genuine Spyderco quality, the Polestar was offered to all attendants at the last Amsterdam Minimeet (2017). That’s how I got mine. What could be the definition of a Workhorse ? We got example of knives which has been used hard, lost, bought again, always in our pocket, the … Continue reading Spyderco C220GPGY Polestar – Workhorse for the budget-conscious user.
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 !
Two years ago in March 2012 I have ordered and received overseas within 5 working days my Spyderco Gayle Bradley. I knew at first glance this knife was going to be a hit. You feel it in your hand and in the way it’s operate. Back then, some people were “blocked” by the fact it … Continue reading Gayle Bradley 2 years after – The Workhorse of outstanding performances.
Cutter blades are always been a must for their thin razor sharp blades destined to be use hard without any sharpening skills involved. They use in many crafts and often misused when a good knife could do the job. When I was a pupil, I remember using cutters for anything: from artistic projects (with … Continue reading Cutter at the ready: Outdoor Edge Slidewinder and Powerfix Profi-Cutter.
As far as I know I have always noticed how blunt and scratched were my father, grandfather and father in law EDC folders. The old timers were using their knives hard and their blades were tools to be reliable in all situations. They were not expensive and used as screwdrivers and skinners and staples removers … Continue reading Maxamet defiled and born again.
Since its arrival my Crucarta has been used hard, fallen twice on rocks and pavement and been immerged in dirty water. Well this Shaman is made for that. In fact I have notice how well it could inserted between my CPM M4 Millie and my CPM 3V Tuff. Theyu both could be his parents. Knowing … Continue reading Crucarta’s Family — The Spyderco Shaman reveals its power.
One year ago I had ordering a Para2 in CPM Cruwear, an exclusive run made for the Knife center. Since them It has been used as one of my reference knife toward other purchases which sometimes has not reached the blog review as I’m avoiding bad reviews unless there is something to learn from. After … Continue reading SPYDERCO C81GPCW2 PARAMILLIE CPM CRUWEAR KNIFECENTER EXCLUSIVE — ONE YEAR LATER
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 ?
Another “late at the party” kind of review as JD gave me the chance to test some of his knives: the Lil Roadie is one of them and what a clever sharp folding object. Being a pure Sal Glesser’s design it is always interesting to study it closer. Sal is an inventor and he always … Continue reading Roadie at the ready, Spyderco Work-Poney.