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Paysan First Impressions?

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by b00n, May 7, 2019.

  1. rwgottar

    rwgottar Gold Member Gold Member

    68
    Dec 5, 2017
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  2. sgt1372

    sgt1372 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 16, 2018
    That knowledge is not worth diddly in the 2ndary market if there's no verifiable proof that the designer actually signed it AND unless someone thinks that his signature on the pouch is actually worth $100 more than what you can otherwise buy the knife for when it becomes more available.

    But, as I said above, if it's worth that to you, you should grab it now before someone else does.
     
  3. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    Maybe the Taichung crew can call up China to ask one of the high-end manufacturers there how they dial in a perfect detent every time. We've heard this complaint over and over again on many Taichung models.
    If you can't get it right on your most expensive model...
     
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  4. 4mer_FMF

    4mer_FMF Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 9, 2016
    Ouch!
     
  5. "Havoc"

    "Havoc" Gold Member Gold Member

    132
    Mar 20, 2016
    Yep....So very true! $500+ and then you have to fix the detent....NOPE


    I love this Paysan too.....but very much hate looking at that lockup...:eek:

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    Me personally, I Very Much Dislike early lockup...and with that rounded lock-face on the insert screams accidental disengagement to me. Only time will tell.

    I really wanted to get this one too, Will have to wait and see now.

    I’m happy to be front of the line for the new Shaman, yes it’s pricey, but made in Golden Colorado, has S90V Blade, CF scales and the compression lock is proven and easy to use.
     
    Last edited: May 9, 2019
  6. arskrg

    arskrg Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 15, 2011
    Pics, man!! PICS
     
  7. rwgottar

    rwgottar Gold Member Gold Member

    68
    Dec 5, 2017

    Pics?

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  8. arskrg

    arskrg Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 15, 2011
    Nice! Would love to see a comparison pic next a to large micarta Insingo 21...
     
  9. Mrgauth

    Mrgauth Gold Member Gold Member

    964
    Mar 12, 2016
    I get my Paysan today and have a large 21 insingo. Will post pic tonight
     
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  10. Mrgauth

    Mrgauth Gold Member Gold Member

    964
    Mar 12, 2016
    Ok, got Paysan. What I love - the look, the blade, lockup, action. What I dont like - detent super weak. Almost non-existent. Well, compared to others I have that is. I don’t see it opening in pocket but is EASILY shook open. May pass on for that alone. Verdict on that still being debated. I hear some have bent lockbar and solved but not sure how they are doing it.

    I do think the blade stock should have been much thinner though. I think that would have help solve ‘weak’ detent. The blade being so heavy is one reason it falls out so easily.

    On positive note though, I have always thought my Sebenzas had weak detent and I never worry about them opening, and this knife and the Sebenza in the pic below have identical detents. Lockbar pressure and pivot provide much more tension on blade on the 21 though.


    Promised comparison pic with Sebenza

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  11. Mrgauth

    Mrgauth Gold Member Gold Member

    964
    Mar 12, 2016
    Oh and mine is off center. No threat of rubbing (about 55/45) but super disappointing in this high end of a knife. I forgot to ask DLT to pick one out for me. Won't make that mistake again. If I sell this it will be for that reason alone. Can you fix that on an integral?
     
  12. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    Is the pivot snug?
     
  13. thost288

    thost288 Gold Member Gold Member

    49
    Jul 6, 2015
    Day 2 of owning this knife and can confirm this has not unexpectedly opened in my pocket. I will say the closing on the knife has the tips of my fingers scared but they will learn to get out of the way. So far I am a big fan of this knife

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  14. Mrgauth

    Mrgauth Gold Member Gold Member

    964
    Mar 12, 2016
    Issue resolved by loosening the pivot actually. Perfectly centered now. No longer an issue.
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2019 at 7:45 PM
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  15. b00n

    b00n Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 15, 2016
    I got mine yesterday. Some inpressions:
    - I really really like it. The blade to handle ratio feels (?) Exceptional. So much blade in a sleek handle is awesome.
    - The detent is light but not weak. Doesn't feel like a hazard, might tweak it like @rwgottar with some dremeling
    - Clip doesn't bother me.
    - The lock disengages fine, wouldn't call it sticky. Again might do what RW did and remove a tiny bit material.

    Summary, very happy I got one, the issues are more nitpicky which is fine to do for a knife of that price segment but not something that sours it for me.
    Pictures later.
     
  16. thecigarguy

    thecigarguy Gold Member Gold Member

    368
    Mar 31, 2018
    Alright round two, since I sent the first one back based on a weak detent. Just ordered one from BHQ and asked them for one with a stronger/stiffer detent. We will see.
     
  17. halden.doerge

    halden.doerge I'll Sharpen Your Knife Gold Member

    Aug 17, 2014
    Well, I broke down, sold some stuff and just ordered a Paysan from DLT. Now the waiting begins... :D
     
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  18. sgt1372

    sgt1372 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 16, 2018
    In stock right now at BHQ. Just received an email to that effect. Took a look and its there's at least one there right now to buy for $520 if you want it.
     
  19. thecigarguy

    thecigarguy Gold Member Gold Member

    368
    Mar 31, 2018
    Yep I ordered one @sgt1372, put in a note asking for a stronger detent if they have one.
     
  20. sgt1372

    sgt1372 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 16, 2018
    Too rich for my blood. Hope you get one you like. For $520, it should be PERFECT! :rolleyes:
     

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