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Spyderco Amsterdam Meet 2018 Report

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by Mr Blonde, Mar 5, 2018.

  1. Mr Blonde

    Mr Blonde

    Oct 12, 1998
    The Jonathan McNees design was another Spyderco surprise for me. The extremely small folder echoes small Spyderco collaborations in the past like the toad. It’s a size-class smaller than, say, a Dragonfly. The McNees design, size-wise, is more in the Ladybug range. The ergos were surprisingly good and even after a first-time pick-up I could open and close it one-handed quite easily. A cool design, I like the stippling as well.

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    Specifications
    Overall Length: 9,6 cm / 3.77 inches
    Blade Length: 3,9 cm / 1.53 inches
    Blade Thickness: 2 mm / 0.32 inches
    Weight: 48 grams / 1.69 ounces
     
  2. Mr Blonde

    Mr Blonde

    Oct 12, 1998
    More to come tomorrow!
     
  3. Wolverine666

    Wolverine666 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2009
    Awesome stuff , man.

    I'm liking that Brouwer design too since I'm a big Native fan.
     
  4. lieferung

    lieferung Basic Member Basic Member

    May 24, 2016
    Same here. The Brouwer is the one I'm most excited for, even though the Amalgam is enticing it's too large for me.
     
  5. AmosPaul

    AmosPaul

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    Dec 17, 2014
    I would be cheaper for me to pay Mr. Blonde not to post anymore pictures than it would for me to buy all the knives I like in his posts.

    Well done Spyderco.
     
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  6. Insipid Moniker

    Insipid Moniker Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 28, 2011
    I like that there are more models with 2mm blade stock. I hope that thin, slicey trend continues.
     
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  7. Wolverine666

    Wolverine666 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2009
    I hear ya. I like the Sabotage too but it looks mammoth. I still plan on buying one. I'm currently entering a phase of carrying smaller EDC's. My brand new Native5 Composite Sprints arrive today !
     
  8. hookahhabib

    hookahhabib Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2011
    Oh how I love this time of year...thanks for the report.

    That Sabotage looks amazing! Any indications as to what steel it will end up getting?!
     
  9. perchjerk

    perchjerk Gold Member Gold Member

    May 27, 2009
    That sabotage is something else. Almost has a modern sodbuster profile. Wish it was a smidge smaller but depending on blade steel I will most likely be down. Looking forward to more protos!
     
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  10. Iamthejellyfish

    Iamthejellyfish

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    Jan 23, 2016
    That McNees is the Bee’s Knees!
     
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  11. DocT

    DocT

    Mar 25, 2012
    This looks like a modern take on a Cotton Knife, or Cotton Sampler Knife.
     
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  12. John_0917

    John_0917 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 15, 2014
    So the Sabotage...

    1) What steel was the prototype in? I see it's not marked.
    2) Are we calling this a liner lock or what? If so those liners are Fing massive!
    3) I hope it comes in another color...
    4) Blade profile reminds me of the Emerson Iron Dragon
    5) Is the frame/liners/whatever all Ti?
    6) Bearings?
     
  13. RipD

    RipD Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 10, 2014
    Brouwer... just take my money now and ship it when ready. A couple of others here also look very compelling.

    I may not love every knife Spyderco makes, but I do love that they make so many knives and with different steels. Nonstop innovation and options.
     
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  14. Cscotttsss

    Cscotttsss Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 3, 2015
    Sweet! I too am really liking the Brouwer.
     
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  15. Mr Blonde

    Mr Blonde

    Oct 12, 1998
    This knife was easily my favorite new design from the meet. I ticks all my knife-boxes so to speak: it’s got a perfect bladelength, lowered edge for ergonomic cutting, a slender design easy to carry, lefty-friendly wireclip, and a cool carbon fiber handle with a nice red accent, i.e. the spacer. I absolutely loved it. As a bonus I got to meet Alistair Phillips, who is a very knowledgeable and friendly guy.



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    Specifications
    Overall Length: 21 cm / 8.26 inches
    Blade Length: 9 cm / 3.54 inches
    Blade Thickness: 3 mm / 0.11 inches
    Weight: 95 grams / 3.35 ounces
     
  16. Wolverine666

    Wolverine666 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2009
    I like this trend of "humpless" Spydercos :thumbsup:
     
  17. DavidZ

    DavidZ Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 30, 2004
    I see a little bit of the stretch in the blade shape. I am liking this one.
     
  18. Murphjd25

    Murphjd25 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2016
    Wow! That Allistar Phillips is beautiful!
     
  19. beattheheat

    beattheheat

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    Jan 13, 2018
    What a nice knife this Allistair Phillips designed blade,the sleek shape and handle,but,and don't get me wrong,again S30V steel!that is what turns me off,although it's a very good steel S30V i want something else,M4,3V or another "super steel".
     
  20. Mr Blonde

    Mr Blonde

    Oct 12, 1998
    Another customer we’ve seen before is the Reinhold Rhino. I have a weakness for bowie-type designs, and I certainly dig this cool little knife. The cutout in the handle for the opening hole is still ‘deceiving’ for my hand; I keep reaching for a linerlock to close this compression lock folder. I’m sure an evening watching TV opening and closing the Rhino will solve that. The ergos are really good, it fits my hand very well. As a spyderknut, I’m not complaining about the design upgrade to CTS-XHP and the G-10/Carbon Fiber laminate. And….the clip is reversible for lefties! Definitely worth the wait!

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    Specifications
    Overall Length: 15,1 cm / 5.95 inches
    Blade Length: 6 cm / 2.35 inches
    Blade Thickness: 3.5 mm / 0.138 inches
    Weight: 71 grams / 2.5 ounces
     
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