Monday, September 27, 2010

Spyderco Persian, Red G10 Sprint Run Looks Good. (I think I want it.)

  • Blade Length: 3" (77 mm)
  • Overall Length: 8-1/4" (209 mm)
  • Blade Material: Hollow-Ground; VG-10 Stainless Steel
  • Handle Material: Red G-10
  • Made in Japan

The original Spyderco Persian (Ed Schempp design) is one of my favorite Japanese made Spydercos of all time.  I got mine years ago at the military surplus store on first Ave. in downtown Seattle, Federal Army & Navy Surplus/ this place should be a destination for all Seattle visitors, they have a ton of great clothing & knives & lights and good prices, with nice people who know their shit.  I'm living further South now, so I don't get up there as often as I'd like, but if you visit Seattle you should make the trek to First Avenue to check out the store.  

ANYWAY, I just had to say, the Spyderco Persian in red is hot, hot hot.
you can see it now on better knife sites.  Roger Claunch's has 'em for a fair price.  I've gotta decide if i can afford this or not...oh well, I'm content to know it's out there for now, and I can always look @ my original black micarta Perisan and pretend it's red...but the red Persian is a Sprint Run, and limited to 700 pieces, they'll go fast...I guess I'd better get some cash & get one while I can...too bad I don't have any contacts @ Spyderco, LoL.

Big NEW reviews coming SOON.  Keep your eyes peeled!


aeric_7734 said...

I really like the look of this one. Part of my issue with all of these knife manufacturers is that to the casual knife fan they tend to serve the same utilitarian function, and often have no personality in how they look, or look close to identical. This one stands out, though, which seems to be the case more often with Spyderco than many other blade makers like CRKT or Benchmade (just my opinion). Don't know that I'd ever drop $200+ on a blade, but if I did, this would be the one.

Aaron said...

actually, surprisingly for a ltd. ed, sprint run, you can find these for under $150, but probably not for long, I'm happy with my standard black version, but it is the best use of red on a knife I've seen in awhile.