Spyderco Carter series

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  1. Feb 25, 2020 #1

    Cksnffr

    Cksnffr

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    Anyone have first-hand experience? I'm a huge Spyderco nerd, so there's some appeal there, but I don't see details about thickness or geometry. The pricing is high enough that I want to know what I'm getting myself into. Even though it's Spyderco/Carter, I can't help thinking that they cost more than a Kato or Konosuke, so ...
     
  2. Feb 25, 2020 #2

    Noodle Soup

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    I three knives each from both the Wakiita and Itamae series. The Wakiita knives are the lower priced, plainer line. But I haven't used them yet. Need photos for work first.
     
  3. Feb 25, 2020 #3

    Barmoley

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    I haven't tried one, but the most expensive gyuto is ~$400 cheaper in some places. Thin, full flat grind. Specs for the more expensive version.

    Specifications
    • Blade Length: 10.14" (258 mm)
    • Edge Length: 9.48" (241 mm)
    • Handle Length: 5.29" (134 mm)
    • Overall Length: 15.43" (392 mm)
    • Blade Steel: Super Blue/SUS410
    • Blade Thickness: 0.094" (2.4 mm)
    • Blade Style: Chef
    • Blade Grind: Full-Flat
    • Blade Finish: Satin
    • Handle Material: Burl G10 with Black G10 Ferrule
    • Handle Thickness: 0.86" (21.8 mm)
    • Weight: 7.5 oz. (214 g)
    • Made in Japan
     
  4. Feb 29, 2020 #4

    Cksnffr

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    I got to handle these today. As much as I love Spyderco and appreciate Carter, I'm passing.

    They're well made but feel soul-less. The handles are all G10, which is nice for pocket knives but not really for Japanese knives in this price range. They're also attached very very permanently.

    The spines are relieved but not rounded, which is good--but the choil areas are downright sharp. Go figure.

    I'm a Spyderco fanboy, and even I would look at a dozen other options if I were looking to drop around $300 to $400 on a good knife.
     

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