Bushcraft in Full Flat Grind S90V !!!

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by DavidZ, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. DavidZ

    DavidZ Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 30, 2004
    Sal - How is this knife coming? :)

    An old thread came back from the grave yesterday in this forum, and it reminded me of the sweet dreams I had of this knife coming to life.

    It gave me goose bumps when I originally read this quote from Sal:

    I still plan a full flat S90V version. Just have too much going on right now.


    Please Oh Please tell us some news. If I see them ever available, I will be the one with the shredded jean pocket material in my hand as I pull my wallet out! :D

    Who else is in for a great blade like this? :thumbup:
  2. Sal Glesser

    Sal Glesser Moderator Moderator

    Dec 27, 1998
    Hi David,

    It's still on the project list but we still question the size of the market for the model. We have many models in-the-works competing for production time. Let's see how this thread progresses. I'll make some inquiries with staff.

  3. yoko


    Sep 4, 2011
    id love one!!!!!!!!!!!!
  4. Texaspridejb


    Oct 13, 2011
    I'd be in for multiple.
  5. Tim20637


    Jan 10, 2010
    Go ahead and put me on pre-order for one =P
  6. Barman1

    Barman1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 21, 2013
    What would be the advantages of S90V over 01 tool steel in a bushcraft knife? Or disadvantages.
    I'm not looking to shoot any hopes down, just looking for some metallurgical (is that a word?) info on a knife that I am considering.
  7. DavidZ

    DavidZ Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 30, 2004
    Thanks for the reply. There is hope! :eek: As you know from my posts on the forums here, this is my favorite knife for the bushcraft sport. It is the only knife that I have a spare for. :)

    OK - Spyderco fans and fellow forumites, let's give Sal some encouragement to make this model a reality! :thumbup:​
  8. JNewell


    Nov 18, 2005
    Count me in!!! :thumbup:
  9. rpn


    Mar 17, 2008
    Full flat? Oh yeah, bring it! :thumbup:
  10. bravodelta

    bravodelta Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 1, 2010
    Make it a little beefy and I will grab a few
  11. salmonkiller


    Dec 9, 2006
    I would be tickled pink for a Golden produced bushcraft.
  12. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    I would not be especially interested in it.
  13. michaelm466


    Mar 5, 2009
    I'd definitely buy one, or S110V or K390, Dark green G10 would be cool as well
  14. KNaB


    Oct 18, 2008
    There is no advantage to having s90v instead of O1 IN A BUSHCRAFT KNIFE. The s90v version is more aimed at shpwcasing the wonderfully designed handle. Don't think of it as a bushcraft knife, that is merely the platform.
  15. jacksterp

    jacksterp Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 3, 2011
    For bushcraft work, give me 1095. Don't need an "exotic" steel to baton wood and whittle feather sticks. Plus easy field sharpening is a must for me.
  16. Barman1

    Barman1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 21, 2013
    That was my thought as well. It would be nice to see in S90v.
    I think I'll pick up an 01 for a camp knife to hold me over till the S90v drops... ;)
  17. Sal Glesser

    Sal Glesser Moderator Moderator

    Dec 27, 1998
    Hi Barman,

    I'll try to be short. The Bushcraft sport, popularized by Ray Mears of the UK is considerablly more than camping. Bushcrafters go out into wild environments with a knife, a firestarter, and little else. They spend a month or more living in the "bush". They catch and prepare their own food (traps, fishing, etc., make their own utensils and bowls. Fashion their own shelters......all with a knife. The knife must be purpose designed and created to be able to be used for many hours each day, every day. A handle that creates "hot spots" will increase the discomfort of those spots. 01 or similar steel is preferred because sharpening will be necessary with such prolonged use and 01 is fairly easy to sharpen. The "Scandi" grind is most often used on Bushcraft knives because that grind works exceptionally well when forming wood (spoons, bowls, etc.)

    With that said, The guys at Bushcraft UK do that. As KNaB mentioned, the handle that Chris Claycomb created is close to ideal, the river rock, exceptional for most any activity. But many are not Bushcrafters, and would like the long term use comfort of the Claycomb handle, but with a more exotic steel and the efficiency of a full flat grind. I know I would.

  18. phillipsted


    Oct 4, 2010
    The scales on the original Bushcraft were some of the best ever offered by any knife manufacturer - period. The contouring and ergonomics were beautiful and functional. I agree with Sal that a "true" bushcraft knife should have a scandi grind and use a low-carbide steel like O1 or 1095. This makes is much easier to maintain in the field.

    However, the allure of a FFG S90v blade is undeniable. This would end up being something like a love-child of the Phil Wilson and Temp2. :eek:
    Sign me up for one!

  19. MCM


    Feb 9, 2002
    I am in for two.
    Sal, I have bought at least two of every S90v Spyderco has produced.
    And am not alone..............
    Really looking forward to the S90v Manix2 XL.
    And thanks again for going through all the extra effort required in grinding this steel for us!
    It is very much appreciated!
  20. Barman1

    Barman1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 21, 2013
    Didn't mean to marginalize Bushcraft or its practitioners. Much respect for the craft.
    My loose term camping comes from over a decade of carrying a KaBar and an Alice pack on government sponsored camping trips for weeks at a time in every climate imaginable thanks to you great American taxpayers. (and if it weren't for the M-60 strapped on my back I might have actually enjoyed it. ;) )
    I still do week long excursions in remote locations with nothing more than fits in a lightweight pack. Not necessarily Bushcraft but definitely a primitive situation where a proper blade would be advantageous.

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