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!
December 26, 2014
I guess I’ve been a good boy this year, as I found this Peter Carey designed Spyderco Rubicon in my (tactical!) christmas stocking this year! I never expected this at all, so that makes it twice as nice right? The knife is very impressive, kind of like sticking a custom car in your pocket. The full carbon fiber scales are 3d machined to fit the hand and the orange g10 details are extremely cool. Like the PPT, the Rubicon is more like a folder with a titanium integral lock, with some extra scales over it, rather than a typical thin liner lock folder. The Rubicon definitely is thicker than most Spyderco folders, but it is very much like a custom folder, like I noted after handling the production sample earlier this year. The Rubicon is quite the piece to proudly show off when you attack that envelope, carboard box or piece of fruit!
Thank you Santa!
March 21, 2014
Spyderco’s Eric Glesser presents the Rubicon, designed by Peter Carey. This was really the proverbial custom quality folder. I am sure this knife will become a big hit.
I realize the tag says ‘production prototype’, but the information I got from Spyderco indicated that the Rubicon seen here was a ‘production sample’.
I have no information on the pricing or (planned) availability of this knife.
Want to see more images of the Rubicon? Click here!
March 12, 2014
The Peter Carey Rubicon was just a beautiful custom folder….made by Spyderco. I’m not a big custom knife expert, but this knife had me do a double take to make sure this wasn’t the original custom knife, being used as a concept model. The Rubicon pictured here was a production sample.
I remember it being a solid feeling folder, without it being too heavy. The lines of this flipper design were very striking, with an orange G-10 accent around the pivot and an orange G-10 spacer. The handle was made of full carbon fiber scales that were rounded for a more 3D ergonomic grip.
The approximate specifications of the Rubicon are:
Overall Length: 19 cm / 7.48 inches
Edge Length: 7,5 cm / 2.95 inches
Blade Length: 7,8 cm / 3.07 inches
Blade Thickness: 0,35 cm / 0.14 inches