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Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by GeofS, Aug 10, 2020.
Ball bearings seem odd on a lockback to me. But maybe its just me
The whole construction of the knife seems odd to me. I'm still interested in this one but the pinned construction and bearings in a lockback are kind of weird.
I like it. PB washers are good too. I like bearings for gentlemen knives that are carried with khakis or slacks that stay relatively clean. PB is good for knives that get exposed to mud, dirt and grime.
I have got one on the way; the bearings are just fine in my book, harder to clean out but not too big of an issue for a knife like this that ai don't expect to really get that dirty. As aea plus, they seem to make the action great on this knife.
The pinned construction is a bummer, but not in itself a deal breaker, since it looks like the pivot bearings can still be accessed for cleaning with some effort. I obviously would have preferred no pins, just because I like to tinker.
Anyone recieve theirs from BHQ yet?
That looks like a total bitch to take apart and reassemble.
Just got the shipping email for my pre-order. Granted I've had one from GP for the past month or so. Can't hurt to have a back-up haha.
Here is some low grade photos... PM2, PM3, SpyOpera, SR2, SR1 First Batch and Stretch Straight Spline, Stretch 2, SpyOpera, Delica 2nd Batch
Definitely a gentleman's carry for me, absolutely love the smoothness and the back lock. Blade shape is about perfect, like a blend of the straight spline stretch and regular stretch. Only draw back is the lack of jimping on the back side of the spyder hole.
The pinned construction is a deal break for me.
I am not a fan of the pinned construction or the gap behind the back of the blade when closed. But I ordered one anyway.
I am really enjoying this one. Very comfortable to use.
Nice to see some are recieving their orders. Gives me hope that soon mine will ship as well. Still waiting for shipping info. Pre ordered it on may 6th from BHQ. Asked for an update and they have yet to respond.
Ordered mine directly from Spyderco on Thursday and it shipped on Friday.
I was really interested in this knife. Then I saw it was right hand only carry.
I'll throw in my 2 cents.
This knife is a winner, here are some observations on the quality, good and bad:
Outstanding blade, nice and thin (to me) without seeming fragile. Solid lockup.
Really nice ergos, my pinky falls off a little bit when I lay back on the knife, but it's great with a lanyard. (I wear a medium men's glove) the neutral grip area means that as long as you are OK with the small size, the ergonomics will fit a lot of people.
This has already been said, but it has really great action, and fit and finish. The titanium parts give it a really nice appeal.
Mine has got a noticable "lock stick" interaction going on. Not even close to a deal breaker, but significant enough to note. It is worse when the knife is flicked rather than opened slowly.
Wish I would have gotten a picture; the factory edge was acceptable, but not nearly as good as what I have received from Golden, Seki, or Taichung. The bevel was quite a bit different of an angle on each side, and fairly obtuse. A session on the KME sharpener resolved this for me.
Overall I can recommend this knife as an EDC, and I feel like this knife is a good value as well.
Also for anyone wondering, I was able to disassemble and access the pivot bearings without too much trouble. If the pins are your only reservation about the knife, I would go ahead and get it.
Yeah, I need to grab one of these.
I’m diggin it.