Spyderco Slysz Bowie
Spyderco Slysz Bowie
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Industrial design meets hard-duty componentry in Spyderco’s Slysz Bowie folder. Designed by Marcin Slysz, this stonewashed knife is equipped with a bowie-style clip-point blade made of CTS XHP stainless steel and features a full flat grind Read More

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howardsheppard
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Aug 15, 2019
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I am SO bummed I missed out on these! If anyone would want to part with their Slysz Bowie - please reach out! I will take it off your hands. howardsheppard(at)sbcglobal.net
Aug 15, 2019
Player-One
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Mar 20, 2016
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Mar 20, 2016
K.T.N
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Oct 30, 2015
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I did end up getting one of these, and it really is an exceptional knife. It's in the fit and finish, and how the knife feels in your hand. That slightly curved, lenticular profiling of the handle make it feel really comfortable. Like putting on a well broken in pair of jeans. It just feels comfortable and care free.
It is understated. Upon first look, I thought, what's so special about this knife that it should cost so much. But it really is in the details that make it so comfortable to use that makes it stand out. So not flashy like the Vallatton, for example. But really great user experience.
Out of the dozens of good knives I have, this one, the Techno, and the ZDP-189 Delica have become my EDC knives. I'm very happy with it.
Oct 30, 2015
Jasril
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Oct 29, 2015
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i was about to sell mine on the bay of E, when i made more of an effort to carry it for a couple days, and i have to say it is actually a pretty good knife, feels good in the hand, good solid construction, useful blade shape, and contoured handle is nice.... only things i don't like are: - the same lame, flimsy wire pocket clip.... you'd think on a knife this pricey, they'd put more work/thought into the pocket clip - the spyderhole is so low that it is difficult for me to hook my thumb or other fingers into it for a more convenient 1 handed opening (eventually i was able to get it down, but it's not as intuitive as normal, or as consistently easy), the groove on the non-locking side just needs to be slightly larger or be beveled to allow easy access - and the lock bar on this model is actually pretty easy to over extend.... this is the only knife i've ever had where i thought this might be an issue, i have the titanium sage which doesn't have this issue, and a CR Sebenza 21 which it isn't an issue.... only this knife do i fear this may ever happen.
anywho, overall i am happy with it and am going to hold on to it until i start getting into more midtech/customs if that ever happens as this is definitely a nice production knife
Oct 29, 2015
K.T.N
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Oct 30, 2015
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I can understand how the clip may seem flimsy. But this wire clip happens to be my favorite clip out of every clip I've tried (across all different brands) for these reasons:
1. It's got the perfect amount of tension for EDC. The tension is light, yet perfectly secure. And because the wire is rounded and has very minimal surface area, there's very little negative impact to your pants pocket. That sound silly and trivial, but when you're carrying a knife day in and day out, a tight or sharp-edged clip can wear and shred your pants fabric pretty quickly.
2. It's visually almost invisible. Because it comprised out of two matte grey wires, the clip is very hard to notice. I like that. It doesn't call attention to itself and announce that I'm carrying a knife. In fact, I looked in the mirror the other day and was quite pleasantly surprised at how unnoticeable the clip was. One really wouldn't notice it unless one were focused on looking at the pocket area for some reason.
3. It's a low profile clip. It positions the knife deep into the pocket. Again, this is great to keep the knife discreet. Other types of clips can elevate the end of the knife by 3/4 of an inch above the pocket line, if not more. That might not be a big deal, but I prefer not to advertise or make a show of my knife. This clip does that for me.
4. I find it plenty durable. I don't handle my knifes roughly, including when I'm taking them in and out of my pocket. With normal, non-abusive use, I don't see why this clip couldn't last the life of the knife.
So I think it a great clip. Certainly my favorite out of everything I've tried so far.
Oct 30, 2015
Tyler
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Sep 4, 2015
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Exciting news group! We’re happy to report that all of the orders have been shipped out and are now on the way to you! Please allow 24-48 hours for tracking to get into the shipper's system and start updating.
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Sep 4, 2015
Tyler
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Aug 28, 2015
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A quick update for you all! We've been in touch with the vendor and they've let us know that they are still working to gather and pack the group's order for shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey. We will continue to check in with them throughout the fulfillment process and update the group again as soon as everything is en route to us!
Thanks for your patience and expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 9/3 or sooner if something comes up.
Aug 28, 2015
Tyler
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Aug 20, 2015
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It’s a go! Thanks to all of you for being a part of this successful drop. We have submitted the group’s order with the vendor for the Spyderco Slysz Bowie. They are currently preparing the shipment and once we receive it at our warehouse in New Jersey, we’ll separate everything into individual orders and send them out to you! We expect your orders will be in transit from our warehouse by 9/7.
In the meantime, we’ll do everything we can to update you on information we receive from the vendor about your order status so you know the location of your order throughout the process.
Thanks again for being a part of this community! You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 8/27 .
Aug 20, 2015
boffster
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Aug 19, 2015
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Does any know if this is importable to Australia?
Aug 19, 2015
patrain
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Aug 19, 2015
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what is so special about this that makes it $250?
Aug 19, 2015
lobster
680
Aug 19, 2015
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most people feel this knife would sell better if it were $100 less. Sal has said that the designer of this knife is extremely detail oriented and that a lot of extra work needs to be done on this folder to meet the designers requirements. 3D machining the titainum is the hardest requirement. I think this ends up costing spyderco more than other companies like Kershaw that have dedicated million dollar CNC machines to 3D milling G10 and titainum for their zero tollerance line. Spyderco has only done 3D machining on a few of their knives like the titainum native, the rubicon and this knife. I'm sure they sell considerably less of these knives compared with what ZT puts out. The fit and finish of these knives is apparently superb--I have heard one review out of about 30 that I came across stating that blade centering was slightly off on their model (corrected by tightening the pivot). That was the only problem with fit and finish I came across. The sebenza is 400-450 and what you pay for there is tight tollerances and exceptional fit and finish--the sebenza really doesn't outclass knives in any other catagory: lock strength, blade steel, ergonomics. I think some of the details in the slysz finish add to cost--rounded spine, mirror polished then stone finished blade, chamfered edges on the handle and round hole. I agree, I wish it were 100 less, but I veiw this knife as a poormans sebenza which lets you experience somthing close to that icon at 60% of the cost. The point of diminishing returns in the folding knife world is probably around $150. Beyond that I think you pay eponentially more for moderate improvements in steel, and fit and finish. A thousand dollar custom does not perform 10x better than a paramilitary, but it will have nicer materials, look nicer and feel better constructed with tighter fitting parts that are more precisely machined .
Aug 19, 2015
sononymous
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Aug 20, 2017
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That is a very circumspect and well-reasoned response. Thank you.
Aug 20, 2017
Cujobob
133
Aug 13, 2015
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I have this one and it is an amazing knife. I don't care for the upswept tip so I don't carry it a lot, but that's my own preference and no fault of the knife. Great lockup, super super smooth (though it may need a tiny bit of break in). It feels amazing in hand.
Aug 13, 2015
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