SpyOpera!

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by GeofS, Aug 10, 2020.

  1. maugust09

    maugust09

    263
    Mar 14, 2018
    Ball bearings seem odd on a lockback to me. But maybe its just me
     
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  2. BMCGear

    BMCGear Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2014
    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.
     
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  3. Mrs_Esterhouse

    Mrs_Esterhouse

    102
    Apr 9, 2019
    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.
     
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  4. Ippon98

    Ippon98

    87
    Feb 15, 2017
    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.
     
  5. Brett Sisco

    Brett Sisco

    48
    May 8, 2020
    Anyone recieve theirs from BHQ yet?
     
  6. 353

    353 Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 20, 2015
    That looks like a total bitch to take apart and reassemble.
     
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  7. ArchVV

    ArchVV Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 8, 2015
    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.
     
  8. Snacktime

    Snacktime

    45
    Aug 18, 2019
    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.

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  9. Roundg

    Roundg

    145
    Apr 20, 2020
    The pinned construction is a deal break for me.
     
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  10. Buellrider

    Buellrider Gold Member Gold Member

    221
    Jan 17, 2016
    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. :)
     
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  11. ArchVV

    ArchVV Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 8, 2015
    I am really enjoying this one. Very comfortable to use.

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  12. Brett Sisco

    Brett Sisco

    48
    May 8, 2020
    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.
     
  13. Buellrider

    Buellrider Gold Member Gold Member

    221
    Jan 17, 2016
    Ordered mine directly from Spyderco on Thursday and it shipped on Friday.
     
  14. tew3006

    tew3006 Basic Member Basic Member

    137
    Mar 12, 2012
    I was really interested in this knife. Then I saw it was right hand only carry. :(
     
  15. nephron

    nephron Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 3, 2017
    Liners, nice!!
     
  16. Ippon98

    Ippon98

    87
    Feb 15, 2017
    I'll throw in my 2 cents.

    This knife is a winner, here are some observations on the quality, good and bad:

    Good:
    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.

    Bad:
    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.

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    Last edited: Aug 23, 2020
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  17. Ippon98

    Ippon98

    87
    Feb 15, 2017
    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.
     
  18. Cscotttsss

    Cscotttsss Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 3, 2015
    Yeah, I need to grab one of these.
     
  19. Buellrider

    Buellrider Gold Member Gold Member

    221
    Jan 17, 2016
    I’m diggin it.

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  20. LSUisSEC

    LSUisSEC Gold Member Gold Member

    211
    Mar 1, 2020
    B312325A-CAD1-47FD-9B0F-BD85A88E7D50.jpeg Loving it
     
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