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9/24/2014

Spyderco 2014 Lum Fixed Tanto Sprint Run Available

They're now showing up in the usual places. Happy hunting.

Hollywood At Last

Knifemakers often consider one of their knives used in a movie or television show as great exposure. While he was alive, Bob didn't have that honor. Hollywood finally came calling. Well, not quite.

In the Series Premiere of Gotham on Fox Network, one of Bob's design was used. I said design, because the knife used is a Knock-off of Bob's Folding Stalker II. While the clip and the blade profile is not a direct copy, the handle certainly is.

This design was originally made by SOG Knives, but they have discontinued that model. But it doesn't stop them from being made.

Some screen snaps:



Welcome to the big times Bob.

9/14/2014

Medium Chinese Folder on Ebay

Received a couple of emails this morning about the Chinese Folder listed yesterday on Ebay. On to the answers:

1) It's a Medium Field Grade.
2) The rub marks should not affect the value. Reason below.
3) The clip makes this early production piece.
4) Blade steel most likely ATS-34.
5) Yes, the Spyderco Hole is not that rare. I would guess it's pretty even between Spyderco Hole and Nail Nick for Chinese Folders.
6) Handle is more likely Linen Micarta than G10.
7) That cutout in the handle is Bob's signature Pinky Rest. Surprisingly effective for adding grip. Especially to a small folder like this one.

Since this is an early folder for Bob, he was still working out the kinks for making folders. And some of them will develop liner rub. Hence the rub marks. I treat it as proof it's handmade.

It's a wonderful carry piece (pre-broken in).

Good luck to the seller and the bidders.