Video: Spyderco 2019 Production Sample – Dragonfly 2 Emerson Opener

March 30, 2019

See this post for more photos and information on the Spyderco Dragonfly 2 Emerson Opener Production Sample.

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Video: Spyderco 2019 Production Sample – Endela

March 29, 2019

See this post for more photos and information on the Spyderco Endela Production Sample.


Video: Spyderco 2019 Production Sample – Police 4 Lightweight

March 28, 2019

This year, I managed to also shoot some video of the various production samples. I figured this might give an even better impression of the new Spyderco knives. First up, the excellent Police 4 Lightweight Production Sample!

See this post for more photos and information on the Spyderco Police 4 Lightweight Production Sample.

Other videos will follow…

 


Spyderco 2019 Production Sample – BaliYo

March 27, 2019

I was happy to see the BaliYo getting an upgrade at this year’s Amsterdam Meet. If you like knives, you’ll probably like balisongs as well, or at least played with one. A BaliYo takes the game of the balisong knife and it puts it in a pen. My co-workers might not always appreciate the clickety-clack of me flipping a pen during meetings, but a BaliYo never bores me.

The most noticeable new feature of the new BaliYo are the wider arms with slots, to improve the grip during tricks. However, the wire clips have also been tuned, they are now less likely to catch on threads in your pocket and they won’t move as much as the old ones. The arms appeared thicker as well, offering even more protection against breaking. It looks like the new BaliYo will be part of the Lightweight series. This one’s absolutely on my wish list!







Specifications
Overall Length: 20  cm / 7.87 inches
Pen Length: 10,6  cm / 4.17 inches
Closed Length: 10,8 cm / 4.25 inches
Weight: 17 grams / 0.59 ounces

I have no information on pricing or specific release dates.


Spyderco 2019 Production Sample – Native Chief

March 27, 2019

I have to say that the Native Chief was my favorite of the new knives that Spyderco showed at the meet. Call it nostalgia, as I remember seeing that concept design on the forums back in 1999 or so. This was back in the day, when you had to put a knife on a flatbed scanner, cover it with a cloth and you had a digital image you could share online! That first design was added to the wonderful mini-museum display of the native in the Spyderco Factory Outlet. The current Native Chief flows from the current Native 5 design, and features linerless G-10 handle construction and everything else you’re familiar with on a G-10 Native five, just a lot longer!

This knife felt very light and solid in the hand. It felt lighter and thinner than the Emphasis. The Native Chief’s long slender blade also reminded me of a large Calypso. I can’t wait to get my hands on my own production sample of the native Chief, it’s very high on my wish list!







Specifications
Overall Length: 23,1 cm / 9.09 inches
Blade Length: 10,4 cm / 4.09 inches
Blade Thickness: 3 mm / 0.11 inches
Weight: 76 grams / 2.68 ounces

I have no information on pricing or specific release dates.


Spyderco 2019 Production Sample – Small Efficient

March 26, 2019

The small efficient is, simply put, a smaller version of the efficient. As is usual for Spyderco, the ‘cockpit area’ (the area of the knife covering roughly the pivot, choil and opening hole) seemed the same size. The blade and back of the handle are shortened to achieve a smaller version of the same knife, but with proper ergonomics. This small efficient was indeed a ‘fist full of small knife’. It reminded me of the Dice versus the larger Domino.


 




Specifications
Overall Length: 15,4 cm / 6.06 inches
Blade Length: 6,3 cm / 2.48 inches
Blade Thickness: 3 mm / 0.11 inches
Weight: 64 grams / 2.25 ounces

I have no information on pricing or specific release dates.


Spyderco 2019 Production Sample – Dragonfly 2 Wharncliffe

March 25, 2019

The wharncliffe Spyderco Delica was popular enough to bring out an Endura with a big ‘wharnie’ blade, and now we can look forward to a Dragonfly 2 with a wharncliffe blade. Personally, I prefer the ‘wharnie’ in a smaller blade. An original Kiwi has been my office folder for over 10 years now. I’ll definitely add this lil’ big wharncliffe to my everyday carry rotation!







Specifications
Overall Length: 14,1 cm / 5.56 inches
Blade Length: 5,7 cm / 2.25 inches
Blade Thickness: 2.5 mm / 0.09 inches
Weight: 24 grams / 0.84 ounces

I have no information on pricing or specific release dates.