From the press release provided by Spyderco is the following information on another new folder designed by Ed Schempp. Woods Monkey has obtained one of these knives and will be providing a review on it in the very near future.
Civilizations create knives. Derived cutlery styles are individual and linked to the culture, ethnicity and geographic domain of the people. The Philippines’ vibrant cutlery history is as varied as its indigenous people. A Filipino knife of the Moro people is a Barong. Barongs are wide, leaf-shaped blades. They come in all sizes, long and short, but commonly have thick curving bellies angling downward and aligning the wrist with the cutting edge. Championing ethnic-influenced knifemaking is artist Ed Schempp. A curious world wanderer, Ed is also an esteemed metallurgist, Damascus maker, wheat farmer and knife designer. He’s crafted several stylized ethnic folders with Spyderco, the latest based on the Barong.
A pronounced spine-cusp and choil indent give great control over the wide and stable blade, designed originally for controlling vegetation and personal safety. The blade is VG-10 and ground fully-flat. Its G-10 handle is foliage green with a Michael Walker LinerLock, full- length internal liners and an ambidextrous tip-up clip. Overall Length: 8-7/8” (225mm) Blade Length: 3-15/16” (100mm) Weight: 4.2oz (120g). For more information please contact Spyderco at: 820 Spyderco Way Golden, Colorado 80403. Phone: 800-525-7770, Fax: (303) 278-2229, Email: email@example.com