Spyderco 2017 Production Sample – D’Allara 3

March 7, 2017

The D’Allara 3 was an interesting update over the original. I remember the older FRN version being quite bulky. It featured a solid blade and a nice ergonomic grip, but it was certainly a hand- and pocketful. The D’Allara 3 is very slim and light, and it still felt very solid. I even had a bit of trouble unlocking the ceramic ball lock on the production sample. In a way this, design reminded me of the Super Leaf, but a lot sleeker and thinner.


Overall Length:  20,5 cm / 8.07 inches
Blade Length: 8,6 cm / 3.40 inches
Blade Thickness: 3 mm / 0.11 inches
Weight: 128 grams / 4.50 ounces


9/11: Fifteen Years Later

September 11, 2016


9/11 Pictorial Memorial

September 11, 2011

Ten years ago today the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in Washington and the crashed Flight 93 in Pennsylvania changed the world. Spyderco did not stand at the sidelines and helped where they could. These are three knives in my collection that -to me- symbolize 9/11 and subsequent events in world history. It’s my modest 9/11 pictiorial memorial, symbolizing the attacks, subsequent military response and sense of patriotism that permeated that past decade.