The clip holes are a little much. They take attention away from the beauty of the knives IMO. The holes in the blades and scales are nice. It would have been an interesting effect if they were concentric when closed.
[This message has been edited by Phillip (edited 11 August 1999).]
I think that the blade holes look super, though the blade would be gorgeous without them, too. The handle holes seem kind of lost to me, out on the end and in an otherwise uniform surface (especially on the knife without bolsters). Their spacing seems a bit off, unless they are supposed to be in pairs. I agree that the clip holes are a bit much, but I'd keep them because that's the part of the knife that will be visible most of the time, and they will really get folks' attention and make them say "what have you got! lemme see!" I like that. It looks as though the clip screws aren't quite in a line, though.
I don't know that I'd call it distraction so much as mild confusion. There's no coherency for the eye to flow with. There are suggestions of form, but the implementation leaves something to be desired.
I think that with a little realignment they would look much better. The spacing is uneven, and the lines from the blade holes to the clip holes to the handle holes don't "come together", nor do they do anything extra to complement the knives' other lines.
I can picture them realigned in my mind's eye, and it comes out much better, IMHO.
I'd like fewer holes in the clip, and none in the blade. Unless it's larger Spydie hole as an opening device, holes in the blade only serve to make the knife unsuitable for spreading the peanut butter.
And I did recognize the knife handle as "Onion" when the picture was only half downloaded. Overall, very interesting knife.
The knives are really sweet looking! I would feel lucky to have one.....but i like to think from the practical stand point. sorry to say this, but any knife that size and shape can perform the same and be tons cheaper, But the are BEAUTIFUL!!!