Spyderco Urban BB EDITIONSpyderco Urban BB EDITION
The topic of a forum knife has been a long running matter on British Blades, and as a member of only a few years something that appeared to have shifted form over the years but with one constant: it was going to be a Spyderco.
In late 2015 things started shifting to reality in a rapid fashion, it was identified as an Urban, with dark green scales, and Elmax steel blade. Any further detail remained secret until the whole batch were delivered ready to be distributed to the membership through the hands of forum moderators.
Upon delivery the actual colour was shown, a very dark, muted green with a military feel, which I liked. And some additional branding, which was tastefully executed to the blade and spine.
The Elmax steel choice is excellent and seems to be a high value addition at the price. My previous Elmax experience was on a Zero Tolerance ZT0770 a blade destined to be too pretty to use, I hope the same is not true in this example. Although, I am considering a second user purchase! Elmax is a well regarded steel being fairly new to the market, 2009 I believe, and combining the benefits of stainless-ness with the sharpening and edge retention properties of a good carbon steel.
The knives are manufatured for Spyderco in Maniago, Italy, and once again remind the knife world just how well the Italians can build a knife. The fit and finish is excellent grind and bevel perfect...and razor sharp! The blade appears a little thicker than what is found in the UKPK. The blade is my preferred full flat grind and whilst it misses a sharpening choil I have grown to accept this from Spyderco.
The back spring is exceptionally strong, certainly the strongest that I have experienced on a Spyderco and much more positive that my modern UKPK (on reflection the tuning fork innovation that so excited me initially was not the pinnicle of design. It seems to me, after some pondering, a site of potential corrosion and offers only a moderately light tension). The knife has a surprisingly powerful half stop, easy on the open with a satisfying "click click" but stops you in your tracks on the close.
The scales as stated are a dark green and a standard fibre reinforced nylon affair. Whilst shorter in hand and in blade that the UKPK there is definately more "depth" to the scale making the knife more hand filling and comfortable to hold... the UKPK never sat well in my hand and would shift, twisting out of the desired postion, when gripped tightly.
All in all, the Urban is an exceptional UK legal EDC option, this limited edition just that little more special all round.
- '); loadVbCss(yuipath + '/treeview/assets/skins/sam/treeview.css'); //-->
Recent Forum Activityavoidspam
Thought I'd give this a go. Sorry if it's been tried before but I quite like the version on the other side of the pond. Everyone gets a bit creative with their camera's... Plus it's a nice opportunity to see what's out there....:) SamLast Post By: rocketdogbert Today, 08:51 PMEdgePal
This is something extra – at least for me. I found a man here in Sweden, he is 26 years old and he have make knifes for about 1,5 years now. His name is Edvin. Edvin is an archeologist and he make replicas of old Viking and dark ages knifes, you se some pictures of his knifes below. It is...Last Post By: Edvin Today, 09:12 AMMartyn
Manufacturer: Belstaff Model: Large Shoulder Bag 554 Colour: Mountain Brown Model Number: 756150 Range: Colonial Postie arrived this morning with a present. :) Many of you will recognise this now iconic shoulder bag from the film "I Am Legend" as sported by post-apocalyptic...Last Post By: minds_eye Today, 10:12 AMroscotanna
These have to be the bargain of the century. I've had a few and replaced the one that was stolen because I liked it so much and also got my dad one last year. Recently been reduced to £2.99 which really can't be sniffed at! Free delivery too. UK notes dont fit in the slot the way US dollars do...Last Post By: gregs656 Today, 12:17 PMNativePaul
Hi all, I know that this is probably the opposite of what this forum is about, but as a bunch of knife lovers you may have come across something out of the usual connoisseur / collectors range normally found here, and in the bargain basement that you may have laughed at and ridiculed as being...Last Post By: Nice65 Today, 01:35 AMminds_eye
In the history of my mundane questions on BB, I think this one takes the biscuit. I'm after some decent ziplock type bags for carrying snacks etc whilst hiking. I used to have some freezer type ones we used for soup etc that were wider at the base, would stand up for filling, and had two...Last Post By: Basemetal Today, 05:46 PMRobevs73
Just finished this natural micarta bushtool with brass loveless bolts and leather belt sheath. 3.2mm thick 52100 high carbon steel 58rc sharp spine and zero scandi ground to a razor edge. £185 all in , £10 extra overseas.Last Post By: Robevs73 Yesterday, 11:54 PMMLL Knives
OVERALL LENGTH OPEN: 218mm 8.58". OVERALL LENGTH CLOSED: 128mm 5.04". BLADE LENGTH (from handle to tip): (90mm) 3.54". THICKNESS: (4mm) 0.157". Hand made from scratch, hope you guys like it. Have a nice dayLast Post By: Gizmo Today, 08:30 PM