SpydieChef thread

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by VermontEdge, Jul 28, 2016.

  1. PiterM

    PiterM

    Mar 27, 2000
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  2. Murphjd25

    Murphjd25 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2016
    Awesome write up!! Thanks Piter! Can't wait for that Swayback!! I just finished my Spyderco Slysz trio :)
     
  3. rchaj

    rchaj

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    Sep 12, 2007
    I just got a Spydiechef today. I diced a tomato and an onion with it. I "rocker" diced the onion. While it doesn't dice as well as say, a 5'" Santoku,..it did a very good job and I would say it works very well as a pocketable food prep knife. It works way better than my Gayle Bradley I. I'm looking forward to using it for skinning as It feels like it would do that quite well.
     
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  4. vorpalblade

    vorpalblade

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    Jan 13, 2014
    Got my SpydieChef a week ago. Beautiful design. Been mainly cutting up a lot of of boxes and cartons for recycling. Factory sharpness was restored in less than a minute on a fine stone. The sharpness level and edge holding of LC200N steel seems superior to most steels, stainless or not. The blade design lends itself to myriad uses beyond food prep.

    Empty wish:--- If Spyderco made a heavier duty version with the same blade shape and steel but with Hinderer-style lockup where dual studs on either side of the blade make contact shallow cutouts in the frame slabs, I would buy it in a minute. That kind of lockup provides lateral support and is the strongest there is.
     
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  5. Danke42

    Danke42

    Feb 10, 2015
    So you want a cross between the Spydiechef and the Vallotton Sub Hilt. Well the wharnie Delica guy got his wish.
     
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  6. vorpalblade

    vorpalblade

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    Jan 13, 2014
    Glad you got your wish. Don't get me wrong; I love my Spydiechef. And I'm reassured, finding out, from this thread, that the late lockup is by design, not chance.
     
  7. tomsch

    tomsch Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 31, 2004
    I've been thinking about a Spydiechef for quite some time. I typically carry a CRK Large Insingo which I've had for a number of years now. I do like the CRK design and ability to break down easily for cleaning it is not a very good slicer nor does it have anything special when it comes to edge holding. I typically touch it up at the same rate as my Alox Vic Soldier that I also use daily. That means I touch them both up about 2x/week on either a strop or on a Sharpmaker with a fine ceramic stone.
    Given the great slicing ability of the Spydiechef it is time to pick one up and potentially retire my CRK as a daily user. I'm ordering one before EOW so I should be able to do a comparison soon.
     
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  8. PiterM

    PiterM

    Mar 27, 2000
    Another 'outdoor kitchen' shot, taken on a kayak trip this year:

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  9. PiterM

    PiterM

    Mar 27, 2000
    Summer is back! At least in that pic:

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  10. miso2

    miso2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 19, 2014
    Hopefully, there is no conflict between Spyderco and Slysz like with Mehr, and Spydiechef continues unlike Slysz Bowie.
     
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  11. Glock Guy

    Glock Guy Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 28, 2012
    I have been on the fence with these for a long time now and *finally* pulled the trigger a week ago. The knife just showed up today and I am impressed! Great fit and finish, and has gotten noticeably smoother just in the half hour I've been playing with it.

    I think a titanium framelock from Spyderco is one of the best fidget toys ever made!
     
  12. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    I also bought a new Spydiechef a few weeks ago. When I opened the box, it had that excess of factory pivot grease residue all over the place which was not inspiring to say the least plus terrible lockbar stick. I wiped her down and then followed the Sharpie trick to the tang which immediately and magically negated that sticking issue. A hundred or so opening and shutting later plus loosening the pivot ever sooo slightly (maybe 1/8th of a turn?), this Spydie is glassy smooth and I can even spy die flick it with the middle finger if I can squeeze the darn thang in there! Very, very happy with it not only as a "fidgeting toy" like G.G had mentioned but also as a legit cutting / slicing fiend :)

    Pics below are a couple of weeks old now ;)

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  13. PiterM

    PiterM

    Mar 27, 2000
    Lightweight slicer, opens easily with gloves on... perfect for winter mountaineering!

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  14. Cscotttsss

    Cscotttsss Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 3, 2015
    I'm really liking this, might need to grab one. Thanks for sharing such awesome pics @PiterM
     
  15. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    What make of gloves are those please, if you don't mind me asking?
     
  16. JimMD

    JimMD

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    Dec 6, 2017
    Marcin Slysz just post on Instagram photos of what is apparently a prototype of the SpydieChef 2. Looks a little longer that the current version with a different blade shape. Very interesting.
     
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  17. Murphjd25

    Murphjd25 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2016
    Pics!!!
     
  18. JimMD

    JimMD

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    Dec 6, 2017
  19. Murphjd25

    Murphjd25 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2016
  20. PiterM

    PiterM

    Mar 27, 2000
    Arc’teryx LEAF - Contact Gloves
     

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