January 25, 2017
Last week, I visited the SHOT Show in Las Vegas and I got a closer look at some of Spyderco’s new knives for 2017. With Spyderco permission, I used my trusty pocket camera to take some close-up footage of the following knives, in order of appearance:
- FB39GP Sustain
- C187CFP2 Rubicon 2
- FB35SBK ARK Serrated
- C215GP EuroEdge
- C170BBKP Karahawk All Black
- C205GFBLP Lil’ Lum Chinese Folder Blue Nishijin (Sprint Run)
- C217GS Caribbean Leaf & C217GP2 Caribbean Sheepsfoot
- C90PBK2 Stretch 2 FRN
- C69GP3 Lil’ Temperance 3
- MYLS Manbug Rescue Salt
- C11FPWCBK Delica 4 Lightweight Wharnecliffe
- C224GP Lil’ Sub-Hilt
2017 will be another great year for my Spyderco collection and carry rotation! I’m really looking forward to many of the new releases. Judging from brief handling, the new designs that stood out for me were the Lil’ Temperance 3 (great handling and feel, reminiscent of the original), the EuroEdge (impressive grinds and gorgeous handle), Lil’ Lum with blue nishijin scales (the classy colorful handle really makes this a ‘true’ gent’s folder, much better than black G-10) and the Lil’ Sub-Hilt (don’t care much for its bigger brother, but I really like the blade grind, heft and compact size of this one). I’m sure I’ll wind up with a serrated ARK, Wharnecliffe Delica 4, Manbug Rescue Salt and FRN Stretch 2 as well though. You know how that goes, right?
And in case anyone wonders, I don’t have any information on release dates or pricing. Thanks for watching!
March 19, 2016
Click here for a more detailed look at the Spyderco Bob Lum Lil’ Lum production sample.
Last February, Spyderco organized the 12th annual ‘Amsterdam Meet’ in, you guessed it, Amsterdam the Netherlands. During the meet, Spyderco’s Eric Glesser presented many new concept models, prototypes and production samples that Spyderco is working on. Around 80 knifeknuts attended meet and they were asked for feedback and opinions on the new designs.
This year, we used a live videolink to a big screen, so the entire audience could get a closer look at the various details of the knife during Eric’s presentation. This clip is taken from that videolink. I hope you understand that this was not a purpose-made video presentation, but rather a taped portion of a live presentation. Nevertheless this video offers a nice first look at a new Spyderco design and its backstory.
March 10, 2016
I am a Lum Chinese Folder addict, so the new Lil’ Lum will definitely go on my wish list. It is a very small folder, but even with its right-handed clip (I’m a lefty) I could easily manipulate it. The Lil’ Lum does have a much curvier edge than its medium- and large-sized brethren in the Spyderco line-up. I do think the black G-10 is a bit too basic for an elegant folder like this. I hope this one does well for Spyderco, hopefully well enough to warrant a run in a more interesting handle color.
Overall Length: 13,6 cm /5.35 inches
Blade Length: 6 cm / 2.38 inches
Blade Thickness: 2 mm / 0.08 inches
Weight: 51 grams / 1.8 ounces