THE SPYDER STRIKES AGAIN WITH SOME GREAT EDGED TOOLS FOR 2018

The Pink Panther was a very successful film franchise written and directed by Blake Edwards for actor Peter Sellers. The first movie in the series opened in 1963 giving audiences around the world a first look at an inept French police detective, Inspector Jacques Clouseau, played by Peter Sellers. Through his incessant fumbling, Clouseau  always manages to get his man. These wonderful comedies entered my mind as I looked at Spyderco’s line of throwing knives. It’s precisely what a villain would have used against Clouseau to their own demise!

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But, Spyderco’s TK01 SpyderThrowers aren’t comedic nor are they movie props, they are finely crafted throwers from Canadian custom knifemaker Harald Moeller’s and clad in a superbly crafted Spanish made leather sheath that is as elegant as it is well made. Spyderco entered into an exclusive agreement with Harald Moeller to produce a center balance throwing knife.

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As warm as their name implies, the Spyderco Caribbean is an excellent rustproof folder. Shown above are the plain edge and serrated edge Caribbean Leaf. The Caribbean is a full-flat ground, gorgeous G10 scales and the high-strength Compression Lock mechanism. M.S.R.P is $254.95. A gorgeous knife and its rustproof LC200N makes the Caribbean and excellent choice for boaters of all kinds. Also available in Sheepfoot blade profile.

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Spyderco’s DARN DAO, is a Bob Lum derivative of the classic Chinese martial arts broad sword. The late Bob Lum would be proud to see his work so faithfully reproduced; every detail is consistent with a Lum design.

The DARN DAO is a huge chunk of CPM 154 stainless steel finished in a full flat grind and beautiful satin finish. Attached to its full tang, is a sweeping G10 handle. I particularly like the flare at the end. It fills the hand nicely providing positive control  of this amazing edged weapon.

The Darn Dao comes complete with a high-quality zippered storage pouch and a handsome leather sheath with an integral loop for belt carry. The sheath’s open-backed construction and thumb-break-style snap ensure positive retention, while still allowing a swift draw.

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Above is Spyderco’s Shaman in a black blade. This is a gorgeous knife featuring an ergonomic grip that settles into the had amazingly well regardless of grip, saber grip, reverse grip or even an icepick, this handle just sits well in the hand. The handle is a matt G10 that’s grippy without being abusive. The blade is a CPM S30V which features a very nice saber grind. You won’t have a problem carrying this pocket folder any way you wish as the pocket clip can be in any one of four positions. Spyderco’s patented Compression lock takes care of blade rigidity with a rock solid lockup. Available in  plain or serrated edges.

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Spyderco’s Square Head is a Dariel Caston’s design. The Sheepfoot blade is made from CTS BDI U.S. made steel finished in a single sided chisel grind. The handle is a single sided reinforced nylon handle finished in Spyderco’s bidirectional texturing. Carry it in a pocket, neck chain  or 550 paracord lanyard.

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