Starmate C55 — Blast from the Past.

“Spyderco’s original C55 Starmate was a landmark accomplishment in knife manufacturing. ” Back in the 90’s, the Starmate was an alternative to the Millie. Same engineering, nested liners, same steel CPM440V (S60V) same blade thickness same materials… They were false twins. What I liked with the Terzuola was it “workhorse” design when the Millie was … Continue reading Starmate C55 — Blast from the Past.

From M2HSS to CPM-M4 — Hightech Peasant Knives and why I love them.

I always wanted a Old Timer feeling on a Nasa tool. Grandpa’s knife update, a workhorse with the latest tech but asking for the same care as the previous 20th century generation used to provide to their pocket knives. Back in the 90’s I was running after the Benchmade BM800HS AFCK and Mini AFCK BM812HS. … Continue reading From M2HSS to CPM-M4 — Hightech Peasant Knives and why I love them.

SPYDERCO MILITARY C36PIN PART III: WHITTLING WITH GHOST.

We all know that the steel is only 30 percent of the equation for a great blade. And I’m not talking about the whole knife — ergonomy, lock quality, sheath, clip —  just the blade: the main “Matter Separator” to quote Sal Glesser. Apart from the Steel they are the Heat Treating, the Grind and … Continue reading SPYDERCO MILITARY C36PIN PART III: WHITTLING WITH GHOST.

Spyderco Serrata – Cast Steel Bush Knife

A beautiful knife with dangerous curves ! The Serrata is a beautiful massive short fixed blade designed by Stuart Ackerman and released by Spyderco and manufactured in Taichung Taiwan. Holding that knife in your hand is the only way to feel how sexy this tool is. Sexy is the term. It almost feels like it … Continue reading Spyderco Serrata – Cast Steel Bush Knife

Spyderco C134 Gayle Bradley: the Beauty + the Beast

The Beauty: “The “hump” in the blade is there to house the opening hole. If Gayle submerged the hole, you couldn’t access it without a large cut-out and Gayle designed it with no cut-out.” (Sal Glesser) I have ordered last week to a Canadian seller on Ebay (great service from The Great Knife Shop BTW, … Continue reading Spyderco C134 Gayle Bradley: the Beauty + the Beast