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    7/7 more on ZDP endura and delica: http://spyderco.com/forums/showthrea...t=22605&page=4
    Quote Originally Posted by sal
    Endura4 & Delica4 in ZDP will be solid ZDP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sal
    We're beginning to play with carbon fiber that is thicker and formed. The current "test" piece is an Ed Schempp designed 7" Fixed blade. Once we get that nailed down, we'll be in a better position to deal with the thicker requirement of the BushcaftUK model.
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    Sal Glesser

    07-23-2006, 06:11 PM

    Hi

    Good thoughts.

    We are currently getting ready for production of the "T-Mag", which is a Ralph Turnbull designed "slip-joint" folder that uses a rare earth magnet to keep the blade open and closed. Scheduled for release before Christmas.

    We also have a design for a locking folder that uses the magnet instead of a spring in the manner you mentioned. There are some strength details that we're working on, and we'd like to see the market reaction to the magnets in the T-Mag.

    I've carried the prototype T-Mag quite a bit without any real problems. When the magnet did grab something, it was more of a "smile inducer" than an invconvenience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sal
    We've had a dragonfly update on the "project list" for some time now. Like everything, "time & money" are the challenges.

    I still listen to the suggestions.

    Most likely changes:

    New texture akin to the D4 & E4 for sure.
    Ambi clip, probably steel.
    Steel change to VG-10.
    Jimping on the spine behind the hole and the finger choil.

    As mentioned, it's a new mold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psimonl
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    Sal Glesser

    07-23-2006, 06:11 PM

    Hi

    Good thoughts.

    We are currently getting ready for production of the "T-Mag", which is a Ralph Turnbull designed "slip-joint" folder that uses a rare earth magnet to keep the blade open and closed. Scheduled for release before Christmas.

    We also have a design for a locking folder that uses the magnet instead of a spring in the manner you mentioned. There are some strength details that we're working on, and we'd like to see the market reaction to the magnets in the T-Mag.

    I've carried the prototype T-Mag quite a bit without any real problems. When the magnet did grab something, it was more of a "smile inducer" than an invconvenience.

    sal
    This one is neato!

    I had the pleasure of handling one at Blade, quite a cool knife.
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    that is one knife i would never be able to EDC...
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    8/19 Howard but not Liong
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    Quote Originally Posted by sal
    Actually, no. No plans at this time for the Liong/Viele. Sorry.

    While it is a very beautiful design (Liong is very good), we are working on a Viele ball bearring lock model, but it is Howard Viele's own design. Howard has been working on the ball bearing lock for a while.

    We showed the concept model at the SHOT Show, UK & A'dam meets, IWA Show and Blade Show. Reaction was very good. The model is in final engineering at this time. It's probably still 6+ months away.

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    7/25 ZDP how spyderco came to us..
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    Quote Originally Posted by sal
    Hi Joe,

    ZDP-189 was suggested to us by three makers in Japan. They said it was Hitachi's newest, latest, greatest. They are good makers and have a pretty good pulse on the steels in Japan.

    We tested some samples and found edge retention to be extraordinary.

    We couldn't bring it into the marketplace at the time because we were quite involved in designing the new D4 & E4, along with the entire byrd line ( + the 20 or so models we bring out each year).

    Once we were able to make this steel available to the steel junkies, we did so.

    Generally, our people in Japan will offer us the best as they know our preferences. But we have not tested the other powdered metals from Hitachi.

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    7/19 p'kal info
    http://spyderco.com/forums/showthrea...813#post270813

    Quote Originally Posted by sal
    Emerson knives has authorized productionof the P'kal with a wave. That's pretty hi line.

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    7/10 SE props
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    Quote Originally Posted by sal
    Hi Lerman,

    The SE versionof the Atlantic Salt outsells the plain edge by 20 - 1. The SE cuts very aggressively and stays sharp for a longer time.

    We only make a plain edge version for Deacon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zenheretic
    7/10 SE props
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    Quote Originally Posted by sal
    Hi Lerman,

    The SE versionof the Atlantic Salt outsells the plain edge by 20 - 1. The SE cuts very aggressively and stays sharp for a longer time.

    We only make a plain edge version for Deacon.

    sal

    LOL .....only make plain edge for Deacon. That's funny.
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    8/24 when the boxes changed
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joyce Laituri
    Steelman,

    It was a rolling change that started in early 2002 from the white boxes to the black. We will have new packaging again for 2007 for both Spyderco and byrd products.

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    Caly 3:

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...21#post3934221
    Quote Originally Posted by Sal Glesser
    an update:

    Only the pivot unscrews.

    Liners are full.

    It is basically a UKPK with a lock.

    Should be here next month.

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    8/26 sharpmaker info
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sal Glesser
    Thanx HoB,

    The UF is a very unique stone.

    It is used dry (advantages and dis-advantages are another thread), but that means clean sharpening. It does need to be washed when both sides are loaded, but it doesn't ever wear out.

    It is surface ground to be flat, and it doesn't ever wear out or change shape, so it will always be flat without resurfacing.

    It is hard enough to sharpen any steel or carbide. (9.22 on the Moh's (sp?)scale, a sapphire).

    It leaves a very very fine edge.

    Woodworkers appreciate the stone.

    It is not very profitable as it is extremely expensive to produce.

    Tooling costs are very high.

    I keep it in the line, despite low sales volume, because I believe it is a unique and worthwhile pice of equipment that is worth preserving.

    We do have a 3" x 8" UF in the works which increases versatility for wider cutting tools.

    sal
    Note the thread also has a good general summary for grit vs. ceremics by Hob.
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    8/26 latest on ZDP vs brittle
    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=420201

    Quote Originally Posted by Sal Glesser
    Hi Speedy,

    We've got a few thousand in the field and we've had no complaints to date in this area.

    Try to keep in mind that this is a new technology with little history. We all (Hitachi, Spyderco & our makers) try to do our best to provide an excellent product. The few thousand that we have in the field has been the real world test. Kinda like the first V8 or supercharger.

    Reaction has been good enough that we're planning a few models as regular models in ZDP in the future and we have a few "sprints" planned with ZDP.

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    I wood work when I am outdoors and the ultra fine is exceptional for a 30 degree bevel with CPM-S30V equipped knives. I have been wanting to try the ZDP, but I need it in a beefier knife. If it hits any of the Mil line, the Chinnok, Manix, etc, I want to be the first in line to beat it to heck and back!
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    8/28 The S info
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sal Glesser
    Thanx Paul,

    Great pics.

    Hi J859...

    Very astutue. The "S" was originally to be the "Salsa2" It's narrower (top to bottom), no "hood". Otherwise, very similar pattern (some ergo refinements). We felt it would be more sucessful skeletonized like the "Q / R". It's more ergonomic than the "Q", stronger and quite light.

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    I guess I should add that the blade is MIMed 440C.

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    Here's one for you, ZenHeretic:

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...42&postcount=7

    Quote Originally Posted by sal
    In fact performance has been so well accepted that we're adding ZDP Endura4and Delica4 models to the regular lineup in '07. (British Racing Green)

    We've not used SuperGold yet. It is quite a bit more expensive than ZDP to purchase and process, and we've already got quite a few projects in the works.

    Maybe we'll do a short run of SuperGold in the Caly3 pattern once the model is out. After the ZDP run.
    Caly3 in ZDP - the ultimate in EDC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thombrogan
    Here's one for you, ZenHeretic:

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...42&postcount=7



    Caly3 in ZDP - the ultimate in EDC.

    What the hell is SUPERGOLD.... Is it like those pimps with golden teeth?

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    Takkefu, the makers of VG-10 and Gin-2, also make Super Gold Powder Steel. It can be heat-treated to a high hardness and is very nice. My Fallkniven brand U2 folding pocket knife uses the steel.
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