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    Spyderco Forum Registered User catamount's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by sal
    Anyone think there is enough market for a short, say 500 pcs, run of pink
    D4's?

    plain, serrated or combination?

    sal
    Cast your yes vote here

    http://spyderco.com/forums/showthrea...d=1#post283702
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    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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    i'de buy a few as something different and an eye catching D4...it would also be more NKP friendly.
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    Caly 3

    The "regular" G-10 versions will begin shipping next month. We generally make about 200 pcs per month of the model. The ZDP versions (with CF scales) are still a ways off. There is a long lead time for ZDP from Hitachi. It is not a stocked steel, but custom made for each customer.

    Collectors normally get theirs first.

    If reaction is good, then we'll tool up for an FRN version.

    Any interest in the other powdered Japanese metals (SuperGold, Cowry, etc.)?

    sal
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    Regarding the Shempp Camp Knife:
    Quote Originally Posted by sal
    The Schempp 7" is not a "bushcraft" design. Although it is a beautiful and functional outdoor design. Plan on the 7" is for a CPM-3V version and an H1 version.
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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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    In the Paramilitary refinement thread on Blade Forums:

    Hi NoFair,

    We have Foliage green G-10 being custom made at this time.

    sal


    Intriguing...
    Ask me where I got my awesome SUPERHAWK!

    More like Mid-Cal now

    Be Prepared

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    9/13 regarding the cranberry lum ...finally clarified.
    http://spyderco.com/forums/showthrea...t=23753&page=4

    Quote Originally Posted by TazKristi
    The Cranberry was a prototype. There may have been two, but no more than that. We didn't do a production run of those. So, yes, what you have is extremely rare.

    Hope this helps clear things up.

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    Regarding the Spin...

    Quote Originally Posted by Sal
    The Spin won't be made as an AO model. We'll probably try to "squeeze" in the guts for a full auto, albeit quite small.

    The model as designed was really too small to get it to work well as an AO.

    However, I was under the impression that AO models were not legal in the UK. All of the AO models currently in production have locking mechanisms. I was under the impression locks were frowned upon without good reason.

    Thoughts?

    I remember someone suggested an AO with no lock. A challenge, but possible.

    sal
    Regarding the AO Spin as shown on different shows. Original thread here:

    http://www.britishblades.com/forums/...ad.php?t=18940

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    Interesting little tidbit here.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sal Glesser
    The "Catbyrd" is full flat ground (3.5"), Titan handle, RIL lock (Reeve Integral Lock). Still a few months away.

    sal
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    10/22 Caly 3 info:

    http://spyderco.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24587

    Quote Originally Posted by sal
    It seems that I'm not the only one that likes the Caly3.

    May I point out that the original design was created by Britich forumites (UKPK) and the lockback version was prompted by forumites and knowledgable dealers wanting a locking version of the UKPK.

    Another design created by the afi's. Thanx much for your sharing of what you'd like and we hope the end result works for all.

    I would also like to add that the maker did an excellent job. It took longer than we'd hoped (it seems everything does ), but all in all, we could not have hoped for a better quality product.

    The Carbon Fiber ZDP version will be the same, except for materials.

    We'll hide and watch to see if there is sufficient demand for an FRN version in the future.

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    **10/22 Delica series future plans

    http://spyderco.com/forums/showthrea...565#post297565

    Quote Originally Posted by sal
    The waved models are selling well and there are no plans to disco. If fact, we're considering trainers.

    hi Paul, the Delica4 and Endura4 are our best sellers. The market is asking for variations, so we're providing them. Time will tell what survives, but the "4" versions are quite advanced and we're hoping for a few years. While they're not very collectable, I don't know of too many FRN folders currently on the market that will "work" along side of them.

    Then the customers will tell us what to improve.

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    **10/22 Vex Benchmade agreement:
    http://spyderco.com/forums/showthrea...518#post297518

    Quote Originally Posted by sal
    I can see that discussion of the new Benchmade Vex has produced some discussion and questions.

    Sorry for not getting here sooner, I’ve been traveling for a while. Seems like there is a lot going on.

    I was pleased with the civility and respect demonstrated on both of the Spyderco forums. Even “heat” was quickly and effectively handled. I’m proud to say that I am a part of your group.

    I also appreciate those that came to our defense.

    I’d like to welcome the new members to the Spyderco forum. We always appreciate the support and input.

    I was surprised by the legal discussion. It shows that many understand there is far more complexity to patents and trademarks than might appear to the layman.

    I appreciate and thank you for the reference to the round hole as a Spyderhole.

    All I can say is that Benchmade and Spyderco have an agreement. Spyderco will honor that agreement.

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    10/24 tanto ,future at Spyderco?
    http://spyderco.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24618

    Quote Originally Posted by sal
    Hi Al888,

    Probably not. The tanto blade shape did not do as well for Spyderco as we had hoped. The pieces were very well designed and had a very high build quality. Those that liked them, really liked them, but there weren't enough of them to support another run.

    sal
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    10/28 Streat Beat info:
    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...=407728&page=6

    Quote Originally Posted by Sal Glesser View Post
    Spyderco operates on relatively fixed margins. The cost of a knife to manufacture determines the cost of the knife to buy.

    If it seems higher than any other Spyderco relative to our cost of mfr, it is probably in labor costs you'r not seeing. Such as the tang being polished with the micarta for a perfect fit.

    When Fred and I discussed the model, we decided to make a custom quality urban fixed blade. Absolutely reliable, high performance, comfortable, exquisite fit & finish, excellent steel. Big enogh, yet small enough for the law enforcement professional to have no doubts about when he/she takes it to work.

    Fred did an excellent job on this purpose built design.

    The sheath is a hand made Boltaron (best Kydex) scabbard with a Tek lok fastener. With the lock removed, it is an ecellent "slip sheath". The unique "thumb push off" permits easy, quiet deployment with no "big movevent".

    Mike, these are different than yours, but I think you would appreciate them. They learned studying your sheaths.

    It is a knife you can depend on and be proud of, even with the most knowledgable afi.

    sal
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    Thumbs up Pink Delica

    Quote Originally Posted by sal
    So we've got E4's and D4's in: black, dark green, foliage green, blue/gray (waves) red (trainers) and Stainless steel. I heard a rumor a a short run of pink ones (500 pcs). A "flavor" for every taste .
    sal
    I hope it's more than a rumor!!
    http://spyderco.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24951
    Last edited by fellyjr; 11-11-2006 at 08:07 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sal
    Hi Donovan,

    The "Barong" is next (late '06), then the Khukri. I'll be giving Ed another "assignment" in Las Vegas. A lot of research is necessary to capture the "spirit" of the class combined with modern folders.

    sal
    So does anyone know anything about the Barong??

    Ken
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    Barong, in general

    National Weapon of the Moros, Sulu, Mindanao and North Boreo (think Philippines). My beloved father-in-law has a few (among other ethnic weapons) hanging in his basement (family heirlooms). He grew up in the Philippines as an army brat. He swung his balisong in class, as did all the other boys. His father, army colonel, survived Bataan march of 1942. He stayed behind to demo bridges. POW 5 years in China, until freed by Russians:
    http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...859-1%26sa%3DN

    All the best,

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    Last edited by oregon; 11-19-2006 at 05:34 PM.

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    Thanks Oregon, I guess mostly I was asking if anyone knew if this was still in the pipeline somewhere.... But those were great shots!

    Ken
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    Did I read that right? A spyderco Khukri?
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    That's what the man said.... Interested to hear where both of these projects stand.

    Ken
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    thanks for the barong link Oregon....I can't wait for the renditions of both the barong and khukuri!
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