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    Spyderco Forum Registered User zenheretic's Avatar
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    12/4 found the latest on the Swick...

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=375836

    "They should be shipping shortly. Engraving is complete, sharpening and sheaths are being done now.

    We only made shy of 500. Whether or not we make any more will be determined by demand.

    The "slip sheath" is drilled for Tek-loks, but the Tek-Lok is not included. The sheath maker has good prices on Tek-loks if interested.

    (Scott Gere) scgere@aol.com

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    12/8 News on the Pickle Pakal:
    http://spyderco.com/forums/showthrea...106#post204106
    Quote Originally Posted by sal
    Hi guys,

    We pulled the pics and referred them back to Snarc's site. (TPI). Your kind patience and understanding is appreciated.

    It was Snarc's request, after discussion with me, that we really dont want the pics all over the place right now. Out of respect for Snarc, Trace & Shannon, you'll have to "go over to Snarc's house" to see the results of their efforts. We'll "splash it" when we can ship.

    The "Pickle" will be available through all of our normal distribution channels, or through Shivworks.

    The "removable wave rod" will more than likely be an accessory for those interested.

    There was some controversy of "to wave or not to wave" so I came up with a compromise. It does perform effectively.

    We're planning a trainer.

    The lock is a ball bearing lock. The ball is smaller (there wasn't much room for a larger ball in the Shivworks design). The "ball holder" is an extension of the plunger that pushes the ball. It's only function is to unlock the ball bearing lock. You will more than likely see this "style" of ball bearing lock on other models in the future as it takes less space.

    The "Pickle" is the first test of the lock.

    The liners are skeletonized (Snarc & Trace wanted steel liners, I wanted light weight). Another compromise.

    The G-10 handle is thinner to compensate for the liners so the entire package is small, light and fast. The model was quite popular in New York and at the Milipol (Military/Police ) show in Paris.

    We're pleased tht Snarc like's it, Haven't heard from Trace or Shannon yet.

    Sorry it took so long to develop.

    We'll get it into production as quickly as we can, but since the originator (Snarc) and much of the market will be SAS (Save & Serve group), we want to make sure it's reliable.

    It's been a fun project so far. Thanx for the support.

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    12/12 not ground breaking...not even interesting unless you are a beginning steel snob just learning your history...

    http://spyderco.com/forums/showthrea...171#post205171
    Hi ToAsTy,

    Welcome to the Spyderco forum and thaqnx for the interest.

    It's probably been 8 or so years since we used AUS-8 (8A)in the Endura, as Wolf mentioned, '98, ATS-55, '02 to VG-10.

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    12/13 the complete list of 05 DC victims from Sal's right hand Taz:
    http://spyderco.com/forums/showthrea...382#post205382

    Quote Originally Posted by TazKristi
    The list should have also included the following:
    K04SBK - 6" Utility Knife
    K05SBK - 4" Utility Knife Black
    K05SRD - 4" Utility Knife Red
    K08PBK - Santoku
    K09PBK - Mini Paring Knife

    Also, not listed, but announced previously (so this is just a reminder):
    C70PTI/C70PSTI - ATR Titanium
    C17PSBKE - Catcherman

    C63GPS - Chinook II ComboEdge
    C73GPS - Impala ComboEdge
    C75P - Kiwi Jigged Bone
    C79PSBK2 - Assist II
    C80GPBL - Dodo PlainEdge Blue
    C80GSBL - Dodo SpyderEdge Blue
    C80GPBK - Dodo PlainEdge Black
    C80GSBK - Dodo SpyderEdge Black
    C83BMP - Persian Black Micarta PlainEdge
    C84P - Karambit SS PlainEdge
    C96GP - Spyker PlainEdge
    FB05P - Temperance PlainEdge
    FB05S - Temperance SpyderEdge
    FB05TR - Temperance Trainer
    FL01FG - Photon Light Forest Green
    FL01JFGP - Photon Light Jester Combo PlainEdge
    FL01JFGS - Photon Light Jester Combo SpyderEdge
    FL01LFGP - Photon Light Ladybug Combo PlainEdge
    FL01LFGS - Photon Light Ladybug Combo SpyderEdge
    JFGP - Jester Forest Green PlainEdge
    JFGS - Jester Forest Green SpyderEdge
    LFGP - Ladybug Forest Green PlainEdge
    LFGS - Ladybug Forest Green SpyderEdge

    Kristi
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    12/15/05: SS Kopa
    http://spyderco.com/forums/showthread.php?t=18883

    We will, more than likely do a run in SS handles somewhere in the series, but it will still be a limited run of 600 pieces.

    I would guess that a SS handle that was engraved would be quite a "looker".

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    12/15/05 so shipping dates:

    http://spyderco.com/forums/showthread.php?t=18892
    Quote Originally Posted by sal
    Tasman Salts came in today.

    I'm carrying one now. They should be shipping in the next week.

    The Endura 4 & Delica 4 are starting to ship in some models. We expect to be delivering all models in January. the waved models will be a month or so behind the regular models.

    sal
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    Quote Originally Posted by sal
    Our prototye maker just delivered to my desk a Mili, Carbon fiber handle, CPM-S125V blade Rc 63/64, for testing.

    I guess that's what I'll carry this weekend.



    sal
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sequimite View Post
    I use knives. I collect experiences.

    I'm an admirer of Spyderco's designs. Using them is like immersing yourself in music or studying a painting in a museum. I buy some "fine" art but my preference is for usable art.
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    A low ride clip

    Originally Posted by Sal regarding the requests for a low ride clip:

    The first attempt would be to make a clip like the new Endura/Delica "hourglass" clip, but positioned for deep pocket carry. It would fit any of the new Endura 4 / Delica 4 models and let us know the viability of the accessory.
    Best regards,

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    This one was on the other forum:

    Quote Originally Posted by Sal Glesser
    Since you obviously are the man who knows more about Sypdies than anyone else and has handled and tested every model your company has ever produced, I'd like to ask you a couple of questions, just out of curiosity really.

    1. Which of the models you had to discontinue for business reasons did you personally like best?

    I particularly like the Caly's, but they are more of an "afi" model and couldn't carry the demand.

    The SpydeRench is one I still always have one of with me. We're still working on a return of that one.

    I miss the Dyads, but we have more of those in the works.

    I have my own pieces of many of the models so I'm not losing out on the useage.

    2. Has there ever been a design you wish you hadn't offered in retrospect? (if you don't want to answer that one, just skip it)

    Hindsight is often 20/20 so one might suggest a model that lost money might be looked at differently, but then the learning would not have occured. So all in all, every design had its merits. The market may have been smaller than guessed. Some were certainly more of a pain in the X#@& than others.

    3. If you could own only five Spydercos, which ones would you choose?

    From a "practical" point of view: a Mili, a Caly, a Rench, a salt and a Fixed blade (probaly a Temperance or the new Schempp).

    tough questions.

    sal
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sequimite View Post
    I use knives. I collect experiences.

    I'm an admirer of Spyderco's designs. Using them is like immersing yourself in music or studying a painting in a museum. I buy some "fine" art but my preference is for usable art.
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    12/23 Bababa booooommmmmm!:
    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...99#post3444599

    Quote Originally Posted by Sal Glesser
    Hi Carlos,

    I am also enjoying the rough carbon Fiber Mili. We're planning another short run with a different steel.

    The Titan ATR was disco's due to vendor / supplier problems. Demand was high. Right now the Golden Factory is pretty busy, but we're planning to get back in the Titanium model arena in the future.

    If we were to go integral, we'd probably go with a compression lock over a Reeve style integral lock for a variety of reasons.

    But the new Ball bearing lock is showing promise. The new "Stop-lock" (in-house" name) is also in development.

    The Mili will more than likely undergo improvement next year. We've not yet decided on which lock direction to go. We'll be making minor refinements over the next year. A lock change is a major change so we want to make sure we're going in the direction that our ELUs want.

    So any input would be appreciated.

    sal
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    12/23/05 Waved endura info: nothing new here but good to round up the bits of info...
    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=379284

    Quote Originally Posted by Sal Glesser
    Hi Walking man,

    congrats on the piece. It's a very interesting concept and "fun" to practice. It was actually "squeezed in" between other projects and it came together so easily, that it just happened. Emerson knives was great to work with.

    Not good to show to NKP's though. The speed, ease and reliability is intimidating to some. So "cool" is worth being.

    The 4th generation waved Endura will be the same color as the original Spyderco-Emerson waved Endura. The new version is not a limited run. It also uses the New Endura 4 handle which is quite different in many ways than the previous model. VG-10 was used on both versions.

    FYI, the larger "Wave" on the Endura was inspired by a forumite from SDF. That's why we kept it an SDF exclusive.

    Ernest agreed to the collaboration so the model was developed.

    With only 500 pieces made, the collector value in the future will probably exceed MSRP....but the knife was made to carry and use.

    We've also come up with another way to add a "wave" to a knife. We discussed it with Ernest last month and we will be adding it to the Spyderco-Shivworks collaboration on the "pickle", for those that like waves.

    sal
    I love my waved enduras...still can't get them to breed in captivity though. Sorry Daywalker.
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    12/23/05 Ayoob info
    http://spyderco.com/forums/showthrea...6&page=1&pp=15

    Quote Originally Posted by sal
    Massad's knife was a very sophisticated design. Massad himself took early protos to packing plants to "test" them extensively. Many mods were made before a design was finalized.

    Quality and design, materials and fit & finish were all there. It's just a smaller market than we could maintain, so it went into retirement.

    It might make an interesting "sprint" in the future. I think I'd go with a grippier material than micarta. Joyce carries hers quite a bit.

    sal
    He meant to say a grippier material like micarta...but who am I to change a quote.

    Thanks to Thombrogan to alerting me of this one...almost passed it over.
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    12/27/05 "tanker" hawkbill info:
    http://spyderco.com/forums/showthrea...867#post209867


    Quote Originally Posted by sal
    Coming right up Thom.

    The UK clip is in the plan.
    Dual skeletonized stainless liners.
    3.5" blade, 4mm thick full flat (well almost full flat, I designed in a small swedge).

    Hoping for a concept model at SHOT.

    sal
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    12/25/05 military 2 lock info:
    http://spyderco.com/forums/showthrea...226#post209226

    Hi Deacon,

    It will be light, strong, safe and ambi. **

    sal

    **emphasis added for dramatic effect
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    12/24/05 H1 and big calypso info
    http://spyderco.com/forums/showthrea...879#post208879

    Quote Originally Posted by sal
    Hi Catamount,

    I think that H-1 is a great steel for Corrosion environments. Generally, I think it's a good steel for general purpose use.

    I don't think I would use it for a "default" steel though.

    If we were to do another full sized Calypso, I would re-design the model. I've learned quite a bit since the original Calypso was designed. With so many other designs in the works, it will be a while before I can get to it.

    I would probably go with a ZDP version and a VG-10 version like the new Caly.

    sal
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    12/24 boye detent info:
    http://spyderco.com/forums/showthrea...852#post208852

    Quote Originally Posted by sal
    The dent is designed to be centered when the lock hammer is at its highest point. Considedring the arc of rotation, it will never be centered when the lock hammer is in a fully opened or fully closed position.

    The Chinook and Manix models have a much smaller lock bar opening in the handle and the hammer must be lifted considerably higher to desengage the lock.

    Mike Janich gave us quite an education on accidental lock release with lock-backs. Cliff Stamp was also quite helpful in this development.

    Spyderco designs are always a "work in progress" contantly being refined and improved as we learn more about function, safety, materials and ELU preferences.

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    12/23 more Boye detent info:
    http://spyderco.com/forums/showthrea...550#post208550

    Quote Originally Posted by sal
    I just posted this on Deacon's Remote Release thread;

    We don't put the "Boye dent" on all locks, it depends on the curve of the spine of the handle, the size and shape of the lock bar detent in the handle, the depth of the lock hammer and the size of the knife. It's a safety feature where needed. As we design or re-design, we look closely at that feature. We've heard that there are a few of our ELUs that actually don't like the dent .

    So we try to keep an open mind. We won't sacrifice safety for looks, but we'll always look at all of the possible ways to solve a problem.

    sal
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    12/23 ATR mystery screw info (read whole thread)
    http://spyderco.com/forums/showthrea...542#post208542

    Quote Originally Posted by sal
    Hi Wuss,

    All of the ATR's have had this feature since we began making them. On the Ti version, it's pressed into the spring from the inside.

    We would use this on any integral Compression lock.

    sal
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    Thumbs up Sprint Run Native

    12/28/2005
    http://spyderco.com/forums/showthread.php?t=19116

    Quote Originally Posted by sal
    We are currently working on a "Sprint" run of gray FRN Natives with CPM-S125V blade.
    Native fans knew this was on the drawing board, but now we have confirmation of some of the specs.
    Last edited by Chris_H; 12-28-2005 at 04:45 PM.
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    http://spyderco.com/forums/showthread.php?t=19116
    Originally Posted by sal

    Sorry Tom, guess I should have provided more info. We made a sample several years ago to show at shows for reaction. It is currently in a display in our store/museum.

    However, if the demand for Native grows, it would be practical to make G-10 versions and a larger (& smaller?) variation.

    sal

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