Spyderco 2013 Prototype – Alex Diaconescu Battle Station

The Battle Station by Alex Diaconescu, or Dialex as we know him on the forums, was shown as a concept model last year. I could tell the design has been ‘spyderized’ more. I remember the concept model featuring more and more aggressive jimping and being somehow a little more ‘angular’ and a little stiff to operate. This production prototype was completely smooth to handle and operate.

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The knife features a strong backlock, G10 scales and a modern tanto-type blade. The knife felt good in the hand. Apparently, the Battle Station was originally conceived as a self-defense design with a solid non-slip grip. This version indeed still offers a solid grip. The handle is also suitable for a reverse grip; the butt end offers plenty of room for a solid thumb rest. I figure this design would be great for anyone currently looking for a Spyderco tanto folder.

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I tried to take some measurements this year, with the excellent help from Spyderco’s Joyce Laituri. We basically took a ruler and measured the bladelength in a straight line from the edge of the handle scale near the pivot, straight to the blade’s tip. Although these are not official or super-accurate specifications, I think they do convey the size of the prototype more accurately than me guesstimating from memory.

For the Battle Station, we measured:

Blade length: 7,6 cm / 2.9 inch
Overall Length: 18,5 cm / 7.28 inch

More tomorrow…(my time)

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2 Responses to Spyderco 2013 Prototype – Alex Diaconescu Battle Station

  1. Creepo says:

    Thanks for the pics as usual.
    And HUGE thank you for the measurements! That’s CQI right there. 😛

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