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Post Pictures of your new Szabo

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by Dingle1911, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. Dingle1911

    Dingle1911

    704
    Nov 28, 2005
    Mine arrived about an hour ago. I am not the greatest photographer nor do I have the best camera. I would enjoy seeing skilled people post some photos.

    Quick first impression: This thing is a beast, it feels very substantial in the hand almost like the Tuff. The CF scales are very nice and it came very sharp out of the box. I have flipped the clip since I took pictures and it is riding in my pocket here at work. Mr. Szabo must have very large hands.

    Now for my pictures.

    The USPS package just after I ripped it open.
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    Standard red and black Spyderco box.
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    The knife barely fits in the plastic bag.
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    In the box is a nice little pamphlet about the Szabo.
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    Closed
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    Open
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    Close-up of S30V blade.
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    In the hand shots. I wear a medium glove.
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    A few shots next to a PM2
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  2. Franz_N

    Franz_N

    Apr 3, 2010
    How do you like it? Does it carry nicely? How is the action on it, can you flick it out easily? Nice comparison pictures by the way.
     
  3. Dingle1911

    Dingle1911

    704
    Nov 28, 2005
    I really like it so far.

    I changed the carry orientation to tip down just like a Military. To me to doesn't feel any different in my pocket than a Military

    The action is stiff, not like the Tuff, but stiff. There is also a very slight gritty sound near the end. Possibly the auto-close mechanism. I cannot flick it open, but I can easily open it with thumb pressure through the 180 degree arc.
     
  4. Franz_N

    Franz_N

    Apr 3, 2010
    How does the compression lock feel compared to a para 2, do you like the spring retention feature, it seems like a good idea to me.
     
  5. serratededge

    serratededge Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 30, 2008
    Is the lightning strike cf textured like that used on the Bradley or smooth?
     
  6. Dingle1911

    Dingle1911

    704
    Nov 28, 2005
    The compression lock is smooth, but stiffer than the PM2. Everything on my PM2 is glass smooth, it is like a racing bicycle. The Szabo is stiffer, but it has to be that way because the blade is massive. It is more like a heavy duty pickup truck, but the King Ranch edition. Mine does not auto close like the one in the YouTube video did. It does seem to be loosing, but that could just be me getting use to it.

    It is textured. I think it provides a nice surface. I am impressed.


    So far I would say the Szabo is worth the $200 I paid.
     
  7. CapitalizedLiving

    CapitalizedLiving

    Dec 1, 2007
    I love seeing a new Szabo knife. Sadly I'm going to miss this one...
     
  8. DrOpPoInT1110

    DrOpPoInT1110

    Jan 28, 2009
    Nice pics! As soon as I heard about a Szabo folder, I knew I'd want one. After seeing how massive they decided to make it though, I'm not sure anymore. The blade is too long for legal carry but I love the design. Anyone know if there are plans for a smaller Szabo folder?
     
  9. serratededge

    serratededge Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 30, 2008
    Thank you dingle. I love that textured cf. I love this design. It is a must have for me. Great pics brother....enjoy that beauty!
     
  10. fitzpatric

    fitzpatric

    123
    Nov 9, 2011
    Thanks for the pics!

    If you compare this folder with Szabo's other designs this IS small.

    I keep going back and forth with this knife as well, it reminds me of a Cold Steel Espada I used to own, cool as all get out, but no real practical purpose other than what it was intended for.

    Having large hands I like big knives, I guess I'm just going to have to put one in my hands to make an opinion.

    BTW - could someone take a picture of the back/top of the knife, was wondering if they used the same spacers as the prototype. Thanks
     
  11. DrOpPoInT1110

    DrOpPoInT1110

    Jan 28, 2009
    That's true. Laci tends to make larger blades. I prefer 3.5" folders for EDC but as long as the blade is under 4", any folder is fair game. This being over a half inch longer than the legal limit, it would only be a collection piece for me. I believe its pillar constructed unlike the proto.
     
  12. Dingle1911

    Dingle1911

    704
    Nov 28, 2005
    As requested here are some spine shots with a Tuff and a Millie.

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    I have been opening and closing the Szabo since I received it this afternoon, it is still stiff. I cannot close it one handed without having to push the blade against something.

    As far as the size is concerned it is big, but not really that much bigger than a Military. NC law where I live states I can conceal an ordinary folding knife carried in the closed position, no specific length limit is specified. I would argue that the Szabo fits the bill. It fits in the front pocket of my Khaki pants just fine.
     
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2012
  13. Frozy

    Frozy

    479
    Apr 3, 2010
    Wow, it's massive! Especially how big it looks in your hand.
     
  14. fitzpatric

    fitzpatric

    123
    Nov 9, 2011
    Thanks Dingle! and thanks for the comparison pics with other big knives. :)
     
  15. vinito

    vinito

    83
    Mar 20, 2012
    How do the CF scales compare to G10 texture wise? Is the CF grippy or smooth?
     
  16. Dingle1911

    Dingle1911

    704
    Nov 28, 2005
    The CF is grippy, each of the gold strands is slightly raised. I don't think it is as grippy as a brand new G-10 Military, but it is definitely more grippy than my well used one. The lightning strike CF is not like any of CF on my other knives. It is grippy or textured, but it is not rough. The knife slides in and out of my jeans pocket easily.
     
  17. DrOpPoInT1110

    DrOpPoInT1110

    Jan 28, 2009
    I think I may just have to go ahead and grab one of these. Even if its too big to carry, I can't get over how great it looks. Dingle, did you pre-order yours or is there somewhere that has em in stock now?
     
  18. eloreno

    eloreno KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 22, 2010
  19. pinetreebbs

    pinetreebbs

    563
    Mar 19, 2010
    Thanks for sharing Dingle1911.

    I really like that lightning strike carbon fiber and blade shape.
     
  20. Dingle1911

    Dingle1911

    704
    Nov 28, 2005
    I pre-ordered.

    Nice video, thanks.
     

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