Spyderco Slysz Bowie vs. Sebenza 31
Slysz Bowie often gets compared to Sebenza 31 for many reasons. Their size and blade is relatively the same, and both carry out similar tasks. Also, both have the same titanium scales and locking mechanism. Both the knives are of premium quality with the same price point. Their scales are hence also the same.
However, I do see a difference in handle materials. While Sebenza has a cleaner finish, Slysz Bowie seems rough around the edges in comparison. The blade of Slysz Bowie however, is superior to the Sebenza, which has CPM S45VN blade material. At the same time, the M390 is harder to sharpen than S45VN. Therefore, there are trade-offs.
Another difference between the two is their country origin. The Sebenza is made in Idaho, US, while Slysz Bowie is made in Spyderco factory in Taichung, Taiwan in collaboration with Marci Slysz, the knife maker.
However, I prefer the Slysz Bowie over Sebenza because it is easier to operate. I especially like the bigger Spyder-hole on Slysz than on Sebenza 31.
The Spyder-hole makes it easier and smoother to switch between opening and closing of the knife. Meanwhile, Sebenza does not have the edge of Spyderco’s Spydie-hole, aiding in the deployment. Preference given to Slysz Bowie.
Spyderco Slysz Bowie vs. SpydieChef
The two knives call for the comparison not just because they look alike, but are both by the same designer.
As you can see, the picket clip is also similar on the two knives. However, the SpydieChef’s blade shape is downward facing. It is excellent for cutting and dicing with your hand off the surface to protect it. As the name suggests, it would be an excellent tool for a professional chef who is used to cutting at a fast pace without breaks.
On the other hand, Slysz Bowie is more for practical tasks. It has enough belly to slice through with precision, like paper cuts or cardboard slicing.
Although the performance of both is equally good, the blade material of the two is different. SpydieChef features LC200N blade, while Slysz Bow has M390. However, the LC200N is almost rust-proof compared to Slysz Bowie.
Spyderco SpydieChef vs Spyderco Slysz Bowie Comparison – Pocket clip side
Spyderco SpydieChef vs Spyderco Slysz Bowie Comparion
Moreover, the pocket clips of both knives are also the same. However, there is a bit of difference between their finishing. As you can see, the Spyderco SpydieChef has a slightly slanted pocket clip, making it easier to carry in different positions. The Slysz Bowie features a relatively simpler pocket clip, much like most of Spyderco’s pocket knives.
The SpydieChef has a rough machine finish on its blade, whereas Slysz Bowie has a mirror-finish. It gives a good look of the look, enough to show off.
Also, SpydieChef has two slabs of relatively flat titanium shafts inside the handle, and the finish is also titanium. The Slysz Bowie has slightly different contour finish, so it feels nicer in the hand.
However, when it comes down to it, the choice between the two depends on the tasks you want to undertake. I would prefer SpydieChef for food preparation, and Slysz Bowie for other everyday light tasks.