Spyderco 2016 Production Sample – Peter Carey Magnitude

March 13, 2016

Finally, a proper full-sized Peter Carey design! When handling the knife, I thought it was a custom made prototype. I was happily surprised to learn that this was actually a production sample. As with Carey’s previous collaborations with Spyderco, the Magnitude exuded that custom look and feel. This should be a good working knife too. The edge is ‘lowered’ meaning it kind of lines up with the knuckles in a forward grip, which –to me- makes for a nice ergonomic using design. The Magnitude, like the original Rubicon, is thicker than other spydies but I didn’t notice any sharp corners. This one’s high on my wish list.

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Specifications
Overall Length: 21 cm / 8.26 inches
Blade Length: 9 cm / 3.54 inches
Blade Thickness: 4 mm / 0.15 inches
Weight: 151 grams / 5.32 ounces

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Spyderco 2016 Production Sample – Native 5 40th Anniversary

March 13, 2016

In a way, the Native 5 40th Anniversary knife has been teased about for a few years by the Spydercrew. We have seen a few concept models with fluted carbon fiber handles before. I’m very happy that now we’ll finally have a go at a (limited) production knife with this type of handle! The knife felt very light in the hand, and the Native 5’s great ergos were enhanced by the contoured handle. The blade is stunning. I’m usually not big on Damascus blades, but this one looked great. The pattern seemed very well defined to me, and it actually seemed to have a few different shades of color when I tilted the blade in the light. The laser engraving looks nice and sharp too. It’s a stunner, and I’m happy I got my pre-order in. I advise you to do the same ASAP. This will probably become a highly collectible spydie in the future!

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Specifications
Overall Length: 17,7 cm / 6.95 inches
Blade Length: 7,6 cm / 2.98 inches
Blade Thickness: 3,1 mm / 0.12 inches
Weight: 77 grams / 2.7 ounces


Spyderco 2016 Production Sample – Pekka Tuominen Lil’ Nilakka

March 12, 2016

I actually got to see this little folding puukko last year, when it was shown as a concept model. This production sample of the Lil’ Nilakka was a cool gent’s folder. It was a bit hard to operate for me left-handed, but it is an appealing design. The blade was very sharp and with no guard to speak of, I’ll have to be careful not to cut myself when I finally own the production version.

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Specifications
Overall Length: 14 cm / 5.51 inches
Blade Length: 6 cm / 2.36 inches
Blade Thickness: 3 mm / 0.11 inches
Weight: 81 grams / 2.85 ounces