Spyderco 2015 Production Prototype – Walter Brend Mamba

I’ll admit I stopped mid-sentence when I saw the Mamba for the first time. This is, to me, a very impressive bold design. I’m not sure if I have a specific cutting task for the Mamba, but I don’t care. I will own one! This was a big bold folder. The flipper barely needed a push to let the blade just fly out. The Mamba’s blade features satin finished flats and the hollow grinds were coated in TiCN if I recall correctly. This bladefinish refers to the fact that Walter Brend is famous for his polished blades. Since such a polish could not be achieved in production, the choice was made to coat the hollow grinds. The handle consists of a hefty titanium frame covered with full carbon fiber handle scales. The knife really locks in the hand, in every edge-out grip. The knife felt surprisingly light and well-balanced. It certainly was a fist full of blade. Simply awesome.

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Overall Length: 24 cm / 9.45 inches

Blade Length: 10 cm /3.94 inches

Closed Length: 14,5 cm / 5.71 inches

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9 Responses to Spyderco 2015 Production Prototype – Walter Brend Mamba

  1. allain says:

    Very nice handmade with WB , a usual for Spyderco

  2. john cave says:

    does anyone know has this exquisite blade actually gone into production?
    or if not any info on how to go about obtaining a prototype model would be extremely welcome?
    many thanks
    john

    • As far as I know, all these prototypes will go into production. Experience shows it usually takes about a year for these prototypes to ‘hit the street’, many are released before that time though.

  3. john cave says:

    ok, its nov/dec 2015

  4. RC Gliders says:

    is the clip titanium? if not does anyone sell titanium screws and clips for the mamba?

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