Monday, June 21, 2010
Spyderco Balance? WTF?
OK, we have yet to see much of anything new from Spyderco for 2010. It seems their release schedule is typically very different than many other knife factories though, sounds like we'll be seeing the Balance later in the year, along with lots of other new stuff including many new variations of the slipjoint UK Penknife (in colors and CF!) and a new Jason Breeden-designed rescue folder. I don't know anything more than the pre-order page at Knifecenter.com, so I'll copy and paste what's up there. I may have some additional 2010 coming-soon images for stuff that'll be out the 2nd half of this year as well, from a variety of makers.
Balance is a state of equilibrium or equal distribution. In our case it’s an Ed Schempp folder that is symmetrical on each end when closed. Odd looks aside, when in the hand it’s ergonomically proportional and a natural fit. The VG-10 blade rears up in a radical curve with a deep finger choil. When the index finger sits in the choil, the blade feels like an extension of your hand. The enlarged Spyderco Round Hole is dead center on the blade when closed and perfectly off-centered when open, positioning the thumb for smooth one-hand use. Carbon fiber handle. Screw together construction. Four way, left/right, tip-up/tip-down hourglass stainless clip. Piped lanyard. Symphonic fit and finish.
Overall Length: 4-7/16" (113 mm)
Blade Length: 1-15/16" (49 mm)
Cutting Edge Length: 1-1/4" (32 mm)
Closed Length: 2-5/8" (67 mm)
Handle Material: G-10
Weight: 1.3 oz. (37 g)
Tip Carry: Up/Down
Made in Japan"+++++
"Symphonic" fit & finish?? Huh? Either way, I really like the concept of this weird little Spyderco, it reminds me of a Geoduck, or a slug or something.