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    Exclamation Sal's Casual Bombshell Thread

    Deacon had a good idea about the casual bombshells Sal drops in seemingly random threads: feel free to add them to this thread so we can see them in all there glory together:
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    quoted on 10/3 from thread cf militry for 10th anniversary of c36:
    http://spyderco.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17400
    Quote Originally Posted by sal
    I can't say that the "anniversary" provided influence, but,

    we are in the middle of a test run (about 450 pcs) of CF millies. The edge is plain (sorry Spydutch), the CF is peel ply (so it has the same "grip" as G-10),

    Not much of a "show piece", but I do carry a CF version quite often.

    Should be out in about a month.

    sal
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    from 10/3 thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by sal
    There are 500 pcs in grinding now.

    Sheath will be simple, no neck carry, no tek-lock, but holes to fit tek-lock.

    S30V, full flat, stone-wash finish, plain edge.

    sal
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    Quote Originally Posted by sal
    Hi Hannibal. Sorry 'bout that.

    We have just introduced the Kumo. We'll see how that goes. We've not had any real success with any of the fixed blade models that we've built so far and we've tried quite a few.

    I spent a great deal of time in the development of the Temperance and was pleased with the final product. I would have liked more texture but the maker was limited at the time. Sales have never taken off.

    I spent a lot of design time with the SPOT. same results.

    There is much about the knife industry that I do not understand.

    We're working on a couple of H-1 fixed blades, but oriented towards water useage.

    We plan to make an Ed Schempp camp knife simply because Ed's designs are so effective in performance, but only time will tell if the sales are there.

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    from 10/2 http://spyderco.com/forums/showthrea...655#post183655

    Hi Hannibal, probably not likely. The Temperance has not been a great seller and will probably go south in '06.

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    from 10/1 http://spyderco.com/forums/showthrea...477#post183477

    Quote Originally Posted by sal
    FYI, Emerson knives has licensed Spyderco to make the new Endura and Delica models (4 version) with maga-waves. They will be available early next year.

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    For our European knivebro/sis: 10/1 http://spyderco.com/forums/showthrea...445#post183445

    Quote Originally Posted by sal
    We're planning on an Amsterdam "seminar" in March before the IWA Show. I don't know how many of the Spyderco crew will be in northern Europe. It ws my understanding that some of the the crew going to the show would be going to south Europe.

    I imagine it would be possible to arrange something if there was enough interest.

    I guess the "where?" would be the first question.

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    Wink

    from 10/1 http://spyderco.com/forums/showthrea...403#post183403

    Thanx much Zenheretic, appreciate.

    sal


    Heyyy how'd that get in here?
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    from 9/11 http://spyderco.com/forums/showthrea...612#post177612

    I'm planning the current USA made Native. Since there are no additional tooling expenses, we can get the piece to the steel junkies for a realistic price.

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    9/6 http://spyderco.com/forums/showthrea...899#post175899

    Quote Originally Posted by sal
    Hi Joe.

    It's all new tooling, so there are minor differences in the lock as well, but basically it's the same. The pins go through the liners so there is added strength for the reasons mentioned. the liner is nested and skeletonized so little weight is added. MSRP is slightly higher on the FRN versions, about 10% on the SS models due to the VG-10.

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    9/5 http://spyderco.com/forums/showthrea...536#post175536

    Quote Originally Posted by sal
    Hi Hawk, Welcome to the Spyderco forum.

    The small Manix that I showed you was a production piece. I would expect to see them shipping some time next month.

    sal
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    9/4 http://spyderco.com/forums/showthrea...296#post175296
    Quote Originally Posted by sal
    I believe tht Kelly and Joyce are making the "official" announcement on the new models to the dealers next week.

    Joyce planned the '06 catalog is go to dealers in early October.

    The new Endura 4 and Delica 4 are, IMO, the best thus far, ut I'm biased .

    Stronger tip
    VG-10 in the stainles models
    nested skeletonized stainless liners (pivots and screws go through the liners)
    4 way clip
    Improved ergos
    new improved bi directional texture on the FRN versions
    Jimping on the spine behind the thumb-hole
    larger thumb-hole
    All screw construction

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    Quote Originally Posted by sal
    As Ed mentioned, we did make a "concept model" variation of Ed's "concept model". It is an awesome piece. Ed's design (pattern) was just about perfect for ergos and balance. The integral titanium compression lock version brought the weight down.

    I've carried the Titanium version quite a bit and found it to be easy to carry despite its "heft.

    We're currently trying to figure out how to piece in production. "in-house" name is "Tuff".

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    Ok, I just opened a thread and reposted 11 times...Kinda like talking to myself...ok as long as I don't answer. Who said that?
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    8/13 http://spyderco.com/forums/showthrea...246#post167246
    Quote Originally Posted by sal
    Hi Havatoo.

    The Tazman (Salt hawkbill) is probably 90-120 days away. I'm testing the prototypes right now.

    We have no plans to use H-1 in byrds.

    Hi Daywalker,

    We do have several fixed blades in H-1 on the boards.

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    8/10 http://spyderco.com/forums/showthrea...145#post166145


    We have not disco'd any of the Natives.

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    7/30 http://spyderco.com/forums/showthrea...403#post162403

    This is really significant if you are "on the fence" for this Kopa model
    Quote Originally Posted by sal
    Hi Deacon,

    When ivory was banned, the Japanese culture, which depended heavily on ivory, was left in quite a lurch.

    It seems that the Japanese businessmen used ivory to carve their signature stamps. The demand was high, and there was nothing in the world that behaved quite like ivory.

    Evrina was invented as the ideal human-made replacement for ivory and was the only "perfect" material. Unfortunately the material cost quite a bit to make and the entire project was disbanded.

    We were able to purchase the remaining Evrina for the Kopa. (should be enough for the run, or maybe a little under). Cow bone or other human-made materials just won't carve and show as well.


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    7/30 http://spyderco.com/forums/showthrea...364#post162364

    we do count!

    Quote Originally Posted by sal
    Well I must admit that this forum influences me a great deal.

    I can get sincere, knowledgable feedback on designs and products that I simply cannot get from ELUs except at shows.

    So we really appreciate your interest and effort...

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    In THIS THREAD from back in August of this year where Clay Kesting inquired about the possiblility of a bolster and jigged bone version of the Calypso Jr.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sal
    Hi Clay, glad you like the Caly.

    on the bolstered version, Nothing's impossible.

    sal
    Need I say that one almost had me soiling my linen with joy.

    And this, from a rather long thread on BritishBlades, where he first explained the idea behind the Poliwog...

    Quote Originally Posted by Sal (on BritishBlades)
    The original design was to have interchangable scales, blade shapes and colored clips and balls. It was to come as a kit. One could "build" their knife each day. G-10, Almite, Titan, etc. on the scales. Drop point, lamsfoot, etc on the blades. Now that we've figured out how to build it, if reaction is acceptable, we might go ahead a develop.

    It will be fun to watch reaction in the market place, which will no doubt range from one exteme to the other.

    At Spyderco, we believe that variety of design, while retaining hi-function keeps the models interesting.

    sal
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    from 10/9 http://spyderco.com/forums/showthrea...131#post186131

    Quote Originally Posted by sal
    Thanx much Sundown.

    The Navigator 2 is a different pattern than the first model. The ergos are more refined. Minor changes; 1mm here, 1mm there.

    The Meerkat was based on the first Navigator pattern and there were several variations of that model.

    The Nav 2 is a limited production piece made by a maker in Seki that has been making knives for 40 years. The edges are radiused rather than chamfered. Much hand work in the finish. If the model goes well with the Stainless handle, he have a bolstered design we'd like to add with limited production handle materials like we're doing with the Kopa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sal Glesser
    Hi Ghostrider,

    Thanx for the comments and suggestions and kind words. Appreciate.

    The byrd brand is a "cost effective" alternative to our Spyderco line.

    The Flight, Crossbill and Pelican are Eric's designs. Response has been good.

    The future will bring more designs (Robin & Finch due this summer) with FRN versions and interesting "novelty" designs also in the works. At this time, none of the models MSRP over $30.

    I have two Meadowlark concept models being tested this weekend. A G-10 and an aluminum/steel version.

    The steel, 8Cr13MoV is proving to be quite effective.

    We'll see where it goes, but the potential is there to be able to provide very nice pieces to the ELUs as very affordable prices.

    sal
    At the time this post had a lot of "meat". It identified Eric's byrd designs, and gave teasers for the FRN byrds, as well as mention of the Meadowlark concepts.
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