Spyderco 2014 Prototypes in Motion – Dice, Chubby, Frontier, Kiwi G-10, Lil’ LionSpy, Native 5 LTWT, PITS

July 22, 2015

This video is a little experiment with my new computer and video-editing software. I used some older footage I shot during the 2014 Spyderco Amsterdam Meet, where Spyderco presented their then-new prototypes.

If you want to see more hi-res photos and read my first impressions of these prototypes, check out the following links to my photos of these 2014 Spyderco prototypes:

Spyderco Dice protototype: https://spydercollector.wordpress.com/2014/03/03/spyderco-2014-production-prototype-dice/

Spyderco Michael Burch Chubby prototype: https://spydercollector.wordpress.com/2014/03/03/spyderco-2014-production-prototype-michael-burch-chubby/

Spyderco Ed Schempp Frontier prototype: https://spydercollector.wordpress.com/2014/03/04/spyderco-2014-production-prototype-ed-schempp-frontier/

Spyderco Kiwi G-10 prototype: https://spydercollector.wordpress.com/2014/03/04/spyderco-2014-production-prototype-kiwi-g-10/

Spyderco Gianni Pauletta Lil’ LionSpy prototype: https://spydercollector.wordpress.com/2014/03/04/spyderco-2014-production-prototype-gianni-pauletta-lil-lionspy/

Spyderco Native 5 Lightweight prototype: https://spydercollector.wordpress.com/2014/03/10/spyderco-2014-production-sample-native-5-lightweight/

Spyderco Mike Read PITS prototype: https://spydercollector.wordpress.com/2014/03/11/spyderco-2014-production-prototype-mike-read-pits/


Spyderco 2014 Prototype Video – Mike Read PITS

March 20, 2014

Finally, a slipit folder design that looks like it could take some hard use! I am very anxious to see this PITS folder, designed by Mike Read, in production.  

I have no information on the pricing or (planned) availability of this knife.

My photos of the PITS folder can be seen here.

Spyderco 2014 Production Prototype – Mike Read PITS

March 11, 2014

PITS stands for Pie In The Sky, apparently, and it is the working title of this very impressive new addition to the slipit line.

The ergos were really nice and I’d love to see how this folder holds up under daily carry and use. The spring bar on top of the handle helps to keep the blade either open or closed. The opening action was very smooth on this prototype. It seemed to me that this knife might be able to withstand more hard use than the slipits we’ve seen so far from Spyderco. The Mike Read PITS is also in my top three favorite prototypes from this year’s meet.

The approximate specifications of the Mike Read PITS folder are:

Overall Length:  18,3 cm / 7.20 inches
Edge Length: 7cm / 2.75 inches
Blade Length: 7,5 cm / 2.95 inches
Blade Thickness: 0,3 cm / 0.19 inches