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reswright
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Nov 19, 2019
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Tuya Envy II, M390/Ti This is @DW1Tuya work. There's a lot I could say about how light it is, and how solid it is, and how sharp it is and how well it flips, and that's all true, but more than that, this knife just looks like it's at least +3 straight out of the box. Seriously, just look at the grind on this thing:
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Tuyaknife is a high quality operation and they're worth your time if you're interested in really well made knives with an American design ethic. It's about impossible to get an original Envy now, but the Envy II stands on its own two feet and shows some serious pride in craftsmanship while still keeping things properly understated -- elegant instead of attention-grabbing. And if that compound grind doesn't make you smile a little, you and I are very different folks when it comes to knives. Me, I very much dig it. Flat, deep hollow, and swedge -- what's not to love? There's very little a design like this won't cut, but hollow ground slicers often see damage toward the tip where the blade thins out and lots of torque gets placed on the cutting edge by the force of using the knife. By flat grinding the tip and moving the hollow grind back a skosh, Tuya skips that entirely -- and incidentally creates a lovely visual effect. The upside is that this knife will slice like a slicer but pierce a lot more like a utility blade. I really wish Drop would source some Tuyas. I've been bugging them for it for quite a while now. They're bad ass knives. And it's not just me, there's even a couple of threads where people asked for them. If the nature of the deal is such that it woudn't work for Drop, fine -- but someone could say that, and then it wouldn't feel like we're all being ignored. Food for thought, @kstokley and @han.
Nov 19, 2019
kstokley
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Nov 19, 2019
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on it!
Nov 19, 2019
DW1Tuya
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Nov 19, 2019
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Thank you so much ! I’m really Excited I was contacted by Drop tonight and it’s because of folks like you ! I’ll get back with Drop tomorrow and start working out a deal, thx again ! -Dave Warren
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Nov 19, 2019
reswright
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Nov 20, 2019
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Right on, man. @kstokley: this is good to see! I look forward to hearing more. Word to the wise: y’all will have a hard time holding onto the Tuya samples if you leave them out on your desk.
Nov 20, 2019
BigBuckNutz
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Dec 3, 2019
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Good stuff going on here. Really excited to see what comes from a Tuya/Drop collaboration. Just scored my first two Tuya knives (a Cebu and a Shuriken) over the weekend and hope to have them in hand in a few days. I’m sure they’ll be great as reswright’s insights haven’t steered me wrong yet.
Dec 3, 2019
DW1Tuya
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Jan 11, 2020
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Thank you so much, Kyle did get right on it and the DW2 Envy will be on drop in a few days ! It’s same price as usual but you get a free D2 Tuya boot knife with a nice Kydex sheath with a clip ! All for $229 !
Jan 11, 2020
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