Updated Spyderco Dodo collection

I loved the Dodo when it came out around 2004 IIRC. I carried my black and blue versions almost religiously for quite some time (my collection wasn’t that big back then).  So when a sprint comes out, nostalgia sweeps over me and I simply must get it. With two sprint runs over the past two years, it’s time to update the Dodo family photos.

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The orange sprint run turned out nice, but I must confess I’m a bit disappointed with the recent carbon fiber version, the edge grind is simply not the distinct S-shape as in previous editions. I noticed this in all of the other samples of this carbon fiber Dodo, both off- and online. Other than that it is a great piece, I really dig the ceramic ball bearing and it is a strong cutting machine. But next time, do get the grind right and add some serrations!

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4 Responses to Updated Spyderco Dodo collection

  1. How do you compare the serrated vs plain edge in general cutting performance for every day tasks?

    • In a hawkbill or a Reverse-S blade like the Dodo, I prefer serrated. Because of the blade shape, you’ll experience a little drag anyways (compared to a leaf shape) so I’d say go with the serrations. They stay sharp longer and give more ‘grip’ when cutting hard smooth media, like blister packs for example.

  2. […] this is an older variant of the wireclip, found on the Dodo and lightweight Manixes. I love this type of wireclip. It leaves a bit of handle for an easy draw, […]

  3. […] and Spyderco.com, or read my earlier review of the Dodo. You can also see more images of the other Dodos in my collection or check out my post about the C80OR […]

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