Spyderco Southard

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by jill jackson, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. Aidansdaddy17


    Mar 30, 2012
    Even though its really comfortable. Bring on the different scales someone! :)
  2. mkjellgren


    Nov 1, 2005
    I agree. I really do like the brown g10, it is extremely aggressive texture wise and provides an excellent grip, but this knife is just screaming for a custom scale and over travel stop. Contoured cf anyone? I think an anso pattern on some blue g10 would look great as well. Hopefully someone will pick this one up like with the ZT 056X, custom scales for those are all over the place,I can't wait until we start seeing really crazy southard pimp jobs. I have a feeling tuffthumbz' full ti front scale with blue anodized ti liner and over travel stop are just the beginning.
  3. Aidansdaddy17


    Mar 30, 2012
    I agree brother! Someone would make some nice coin having a combination with a clip, over travel and scale options where you could have all three sent to you made to order. Instead of playing the shipping game.
  4. Striderco


    Jun 17, 2010
    Just got mine today! Very impressive! Awesome flipper! Fit and finish is really good! My only complaint after looking it over is that the handle side with the G10 is quite a bit thicker than the other side. Most knives that i own match up in material thickness. I guess im just a picky kinda guy! Other than that I love it! Coolest production knife i ve gotten in a long time!!
  5. misterjuiceman


    Sep 19, 2009
    So is Spyderco using bearings on this thing or what? What kind of system is it?
  6. four_shore


    Oct 21, 2010
    caged ball bearings...
  7. swimmerdude1127


    Mar 26, 2007
    I have one and it's amazing. I highly recommend it.
  8. mkjellgren


    Nov 1, 2005
    The bearings are captive in plastic (nylon?) washers similar to kershaw's kvt system. I didn't snap any pics when I had mine apart but I can tell you there were probably 8-10 tiny ball bearings held in white plastic washers. The bearings do not come out of the washers.

    Here is a video by tuffthumbz in which he disassembles the knife: [video=youtube;aetYskMKps0]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aetYskMKps0&feature=youtube_gdata_player[/video]
  9. The Mastiff

    The Mastiff Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 21, 2006
    This knife wasn't even on my Radar until this thread . Jill, you did it again. I need one now! Excellent pictures as always Jill :)

  10. HoosierQ


    Feb 9, 2010
    Oh no, I have my facts correct. Yes indeed, China wants Taiwan subjugated. Taiwan was founded by Chinese who fled communism. I am just trying to say that Taiwan and China are distinct even though each, at one time or another, have tried to lay claim to the name China. Taiwan, situated on the rather large island of Formosa, never really had a chance winning that one since historically China (Cathay or whatever you might have ever called it) always was right where mainland China is now. I re-read my sentence and it is not my best work...I'll give you that.

    But back to the show...Taiwan has an outstanding reputation at making Spyderco and other knives. So if you have a beef with mainland China and their propensity for quality issues or copyright issues...your beef isn't with Taiwan...they're distinct. I suppose if you have a beef with anything not made in the USA then Taiwan would apply...good luck with that one.
  11. rororo64


    Sep 5, 2010
    It's been a long and hard week looking at these Southard pictures, waiting for mine to come in the mail... But I think it will arrive today... Hopefully...
  12. zcd


    Jun 6, 2012
    *High five*
  13. nccole


    Jun 2, 2011
    I think you should start a "random history lesson" thread where you give some history that in some way loosely pertains to the knife industry/knife history. I would subscribe and enjoy if your knowledge is more vast :D I do think Taiwan's name is becoming less tainted for lack of better words. They are sort of like a younger version of the Japanese, and the Japanese are well respected in general in the US. South Korea is heading down that road as well. It is interesting w/out getting overly political what a free market type model can do for a country.
  14. mrdeus


    Mar 6, 2012
    Mine arrives tomorrow :D
  15. WadeWilson


    Mar 21, 2011
    No left handed carry... :( I hate being handicapped (read; left handed).
  16. ceptor781

    ceptor781 Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 4, 2012
    Your gun should be on your left side which makes the knife in the right pocket just natural.
  17. WadeWilson


    Mar 21, 2011
    Sorry. Just like to carry knife on the left too.
  18. rexromic

    rexromic Gold Member Gold Member

    May 28, 2011
  19. JNewell


    Nov 18, 2005
    Pure and innocent curiosity - why? :)
  20. JNewell


    Nov 18, 2005
    So, so, so true...

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