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Spyderco Positron

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by Aidansdaddy17, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. SpeedHoles

    SpeedHoles

    Jan 18, 2015
    Yeah, very close, talking like 5 or 6grams.

    Looks to me the opposite in the photo, though, appears the Positron grip is larger.
     
  2. Kahuna2793

    Kahuna2793 Gold Member Gold Member

    93
    Dec 4, 2011
    I got my hands on my positron its little but it's perfect!!!!!
     
  3. bflying

    bflying Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 4, 2014
    Ok, that was the best comparison shot for me as I've already got a 450. I've been really interested in this model, for its looks and design. But have way too many in the similar makeup range that I would be even more "dog housed" with my wife if I spend any more money in the short term (tons of car trouble expenses). So I'll probably wait until it's floating everywhere in the market.

    But what I would really like is something similar, but in the size right between the zt450 and zt562 (closed/handle size). I find the 450 just a tad small for my everyday preference , so I usually step up to the 562, then add something like a Chaparral to another pocket. Right in the middle would be perfect.

    Awe, who am I kidding? I'll end up with it anyway because of my latest Spyder addiction, then move on to the next new thing right after. :). I'm a junkie.

    Forgot to ask, how does the flip feel compared to the 450?
     
  4. Sunyata

    Sunyata

    Mar 27, 2014
    Here's a pic of my Positron and my enjoying a great hot meal on a cold day. I can post a pic of all three later

    [​IMG]
     
  5. RamZar

    RamZar Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2013
  6. UAB89

    UAB89 Gold Member Gold Member

    385
    Jan 5, 2015
  7. RamZar

    RamZar Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2013
    I got mine from CS for 45% off MSRP or $153.95. The BladeHQ price of $167.97 is 40% off MSRP. By the way, 40% off MSRP will be the new MAP (Minimum Advertised Price) price enforced by Spyderco come January 1, 2016.
     
  8. UAB89

    UAB89 Gold Member Gold Member

    385
    Jan 5, 2015
    Oh really? I didn't know Spyderco was going to start enforcing that!.. Yeah I was wandering why knifecenter and bladehq had the 40% msrp where as CS and KW had 45% I was thinking it was just because they didn't have the knife taking up shelf space by doing preorders.. Thanks for the info.. Yeah I ordered mine from CS for 153 also.. Just waiting for them to receive some I should be pretty close to the top of the list..?
     
  9. exmaxima

    exmaxima

    198
    Jan 30, 2006
    That pic makes me want the ZT even more. I wouldn't buy it due to the S35vn steel, and I certainly won't buy the Positron with S30v and that wire clip. Must wait for Posi with better steel, slightly longer blade, and flat clip. Sal, are you listening?
     
  10. RamZar

    RamZar Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2013
  11. UAB89

    UAB89 Gold Member Gold Member

    385
    Jan 5, 2015
    Also in stock at cutleryshoppe and knifecenter
     
  12. RamZar

    RamZar Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2013
    Can't beat the price at CS. KC still says pre-order.
     
  13. UAB89

    UAB89 Gold Member Gold Member

    385
    Jan 5, 2015
    Sure does must be their new system or something.. I looked at the beginning of November and saw it was in stock hurried and ordered.. So that evening I looked to see if it had shipped and it said that I had placed a pre-order on their website but yet my email order confirmation said that I had ordered 1 and the item was in stock.. So I call them and they said when they get items in they have to scan them now and it temporarily shows as In-stock.. Even if these knives are already sold via preorders so..
     
  14. BigKurtHaze

    BigKurtHaze

    789
    Aug 2, 2015
    In stock at Blade HQ now. Probably for a half hour or so...
     
  15. FW JSB

    FW JSB

    514
    Dec 28, 2012
  16. RamZar

    RamZar Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2013
    In stock at BHQ, GPK and CS. CS is lowest including KW.
     
  17. Kevin B

    Kevin B

    75
    Sep 5, 2015
    Just ordered mine from CS. BHQ is now out of stock.
     
  18. UAB89

    UAB89 Gold Member Gold Member

    385
    Jan 5, 2015
    Finally got mine in!
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  19. Barfly

    Barfly

    78
    Feb 19, 2012
    I agree. I am experiencing several major hotspots, the clip and especially the bottom of the frame where its sharp edges dig into my palm. The linerlock is also pain to disengage as as you have to dig in to gain traction.

    I will sell it, or just dremel material off to improve fitment.
     
  20. Kevin B

    Kevin B

    75
    Sep 5, 2015
    I guess I'm in the middle. I don't dislike the knife but I don't love it either. The feel in my hand is ok (nothing special) and the liner lock is a little stiff but I expect it to loosen up with time. The flipper may loosen up with some use but the action is not as nice as the ball bearing system on some other knives I have. This is not to say it's bad at all, it's just not the best I have and I expected more at the price point. Personally I would have liked some texture to the carbon fiber rather than the very smooth polish. I do like the blade shape and the overall size. I prefer a smaller knife for EDC and this one is about ideal for me.
     

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