I've been wanting a new knife, really bad. I've had that urge to buy one. Not just any knife The perfect knife. Ive looked at stores, shopped the internet, even dreamed of a knife stuck in stone like the Excalibur just waiting for me.
Cue the angles from above and turn on the spot light to shine through the clouds, I think I found her.
The Spyderco Air.
I love the hooked bill of this blade. It has great curves!
The main frame of the knife is Ti, and the handles are glass fiber, and the blade is a special high carbon alloy.
The knife however does not have a pocket clip. I'm a little worried about it being so lightweight ( just a little over an ounce) that it might not stay in hiking shorts well. I wish it had a spot to place some para cord on it for a lanyard.
This is the spyderco air and the SOG mini Aegis side by side. The SOG is a very nice knife. It has a speed assist opening which some people might not like, but has a great locking blade. It's also very light weight and has a pocket clip. This is my sons knife, and he learned about it at summer camp last year and just loved it. It's a little heavier than the Spyderco Air but not by much.
In my quest to find "the knife" I also bought these CRKT knifes. They aren't bad but I wouldn't suggest them unless you got a good deal on them like I did. I think on WOOT they we're around $20, that's not too bad for a descent knife.
The Japanese looking knife, is hard to open. That thumb grip on it, doesn't work so great. The handle is also kinda thick.
The green CRKT knife has a ball and spring in the thumb assist. Not a good idea. I've had sand and dirt get in it and stop it from working.
Even though it has that problem, I still carry it a lot. Mainly because I don't really care if I loose it.
Is the Spyderco Air going to be my favorite knife? I don't know. Right now I like it a lot. However the price of the knife may stop,me from carrying it much..........all that being said, that's an awesome blade design, I'm sure it will be a great knife.