Tag: Review

Spyderco C223GPDGY Para 3 Maxamet — The Grey Mouser.

It has been half a year of patience before my pre order turns into a mail call. Howard Korn from the Knifecenter.com was kind enough to send it to me as soon as he has received it. It was a quick 6 days of…

Blast From The Past: Spyderco Moran versus Fred Perrin

  Here is another archive from the stainless steel Delorean which can warp twenty years ago and back ! The Spyderco Moran was the first fixed blade and the first VG10 knife ever. So here it is without filters or editing:     THE…

BFTP Fred Perrin Spyderco’s Native Review.

Thanks to JD (Dinkmaker) I was able to read some of the very first knives review written on the Internet in the mid 90’s. More than twenty years ago, no digital camera but my video equipment and so freeze frames in low res. The…

SPYDERCO C192TIP – My Knife In Law.

Following the arrival of the PITS, the daily testing has come quite quickly as it hasn’t left my pocket still so there have been a bunch of opportunities to put it in play. The first thing I noticed was the action required to open…

Manly Comrade S90V – Heavy Duty Slipjoint !

What strikes first when you hold the Comrade is its thickness and weight. This 9 cm blade non-locking slipjoint folder is massive; once open, see how its beautiful classical lines are gentle to the eye. I have chosen the CPM S90V version with a…

RealSteel Knives Bushcraft Folder – Beefy Folding Tool.

I have been dreaming about that kind of folder for quite a long time. Something heavy, strong with a rounded handle to take in the forest and built some shelter. RealSteel Knives, a Chinese company, may have heard my prayer as they are producing…

MANLY PEAK S90V — THE BULGARIAN WONDER AT WORK.

The Manly Peak is a workhorse. So, it has been put to good use in various tasks. The main features of that folder are a very thin geometry and a zero play mid backlock. It has not developed any play and the edge has…

Spyderco Lil’Nilakka – My Romantic Gentleman Puukko.

When I consider a new knife, I like to choose it in such a way that it conveys values that appeal to me; in synch with my mood with what I recognize as exemplifying a tradition, a nation; when craft turns into art. I…

Spyderco C214TIP: The Devil’s Advocate by Gayle Bradley.

“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…

Spyderco FB33GP Gayle Bradley Pocket Bowie !

This is Gayle Bradley first Fixed Blade collaboration with Spyderco. A “unique blend of expert design and state-of-the-art metallurgy”… But is it a real Bowie ? A true Bowie is “the most effective fighting and survival knife ever made.” Just to quote Bill Bagwell…

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