Spyderco Leaf Storm
Spyderco Leaf Storm by Kevin Wilkins
Why graphic artists make the leap to knife making is self explanatory. Their work in designing and creating art comingles with their knife passion, in some cases their knife obsession, blurring the lines between livelihood and hobby. American Kevin Wilkins started as a graphic designer and art student then an art director. He moved to Berlin in the early 90s where the knife bug really sank in. By 1995 he worked out how to make his hobby a livelihood and one of his favorite designs he called the Leaf Storm.
Spyderco's production version, like his original custom piece, fits and carries in the watch-pocket of a pair of denim jeans. It features a Chris Reeve style integral Lock with the back titanium handle scale doubling as the lock's liner. Screw together construction attaches the titanium back to a natural colored G-10 front scale. A hollow-ground CPM S30V blade has a ricasso, spine jimping and is available in a PlainEdge.