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    Quote Originally Posted by jaislandboy
    thanks for the barong link Oregon....I can't wait for the renditions of both the barong and khukuri!
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    Some information on the Smallfly and things from the new catalog.
    Found here: http://spyderco.com/forums/showthrea...t=25171&page=2

    Time moves on. Products come and go. 'tis the way.

    I would like to point out that the entire catalog was Joyce's baby. She and Olive did a great job from conception to press checks.

    The New Ladybug is a synthesis of the old Ladybug blade, with a larger hole and the Jester handle.

    Kopas are too popular to put in the catalog. We only make 600 pcs of each handle and they are usually sold out before production, so a flyer works better and disappoints fewer customers.

    The smallfly is still in engineering. But will make it into production.

    There are also a number of items that didn't have delivery dates yet, so they were not put into the catalog. They'll be added to the mid year suppliment.

    sal

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    from bladeforums regarding the new Stretch:

    Quote Originally Posted by Sal Glesser
    I must admit that the Stretch ws one of my bigger disappointments in sales. I designed the model to be the perfect EDC for the Afi ELU. (aficianado End Line User). I thought it had all of the right stuff,
    but it didn't sell well at all

    The new version is probably not going to be big either, but it's extreme. It will be quite expensive with ZDP and carbon fiber materials, but one I expect to carry for many years to come.

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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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    regarding ZDP/CF Caly 3:

    Quote Originally Posted by sal
    Expected in Feb
    Quote Originally Posted by sal
    Don't know the price, Don't know how many we'll end up making. It's not designated as a sprint. Production is determined by sales.
    Quote Originally Posted by sal
    Same CF [as BG-42 Military], but buffed instead of peel-ply.
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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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    From Kristi and Ed regarding future H1 models:

    Quote Originally Posted by TazKristi
    We have a few more in R&D that are getting fairly close. We showed prototypes recently at the largest Diving Industry Show (DEMA) and got a lot of really good feedback. They are 2 fixed blade models and a pair of shears. I'll let you know as we get a bit closer how they are coming.

    Kristi
    http://spyderco.com/forums/showthread.php?t=25265

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Schempp
    H1 is a work hardened steel. Because of the reduction needed and the size of billet that it starts, limits the finished product to .125 or 3mm or thinner. There is not a thick enough material to make a version of the large camp competition knife.

    There is a 7" camp utility piece in the works to be made in H1 steel. That piece will probably be on the market before the US made version.
    http://spyderco.com/forums/showthread.php?t=25271
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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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    More on the Ed Schempp 7" Camp Knife in H1:

    Quote Originally Posted by sal
    Ed, we're ecpecting the H1 7" sample for SHOT. (the knife, not the sheath). FRN handle & non-rusting rivets, should make this piece maintenance free, except for cleaning and sharpening.
    http://spyderco.com/forums/showthrea...t=25271&page=2
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sequimite View Post
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    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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    12/16/06 More on ZDP CF Stretch:
    http://spyderco.com/forums/showthread.php?t=25616

    Quote Originally Posted by sal
    hi Tom,

    We'll have a sample for the SHOT show, production in '07. Limited production. Expensive.

    sal
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    Well, it's a Kristi bombshell, but a big one nonetheless!

    Quote Originally Posted by TazKristi
    Axlis,
    We have a sprint run of Pink Delica4 coming in '07, pretty soon actually! Only 500 pieces.

    Kristi
    Too cool, I am officially super duper excited (insert those dancing snoopies that The Deacon deploys occasionally )
    When you've got a Delica and a Dodo, everything else is just eye-candy!

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    more on the ZDP/CF Stretch:

    Quote Originally Posted by sal
    Full SS liners (skeletonized).

    Full CF scales.

    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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    12/18/06 Tusk design marlin spike
    http://spyderco.com/forums/showthread.php?t=25667

    Quote Originally Posted by sal
    Thanx FedRich,

    Welcome to the Spyderco forum.

    The question is far more complicated than you might think. If we put it on the spine of the handle, it will block the lock and unlockinbg would be difficult.

    Would the spike lock? what type of lock?

    Our "tusk" designwas quite nice, and very well received but our H1 maker couldn't make it.

    We would like to add one to the line, but design and engineering to do it properly, is time consuming. It is on the back burner, and we thank you for your request.

    FWIW, Eric and I are both sailors, so we understand.

    sal
    Quote Originally Posted by sal
    Hi FedRich,

    You are into a realm that is delegated to me......sailing. So it becomes my job to respond.

    The "Tusk" design used a linerlock for the blade and a ball bearing lock for the spike. Eric's design. Shackle key is built into the form.

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    More on the Stretch from bladeforums:

    Quote Originally Posted by Sal Glesser View Post
    The Stretch is an intersting design study.

    We spent many months refining and "perfecting" the pattern. As an all around EDC cutting tool, it seemed to me to have all of the necessary ingredients for the "afi" that wanted to carry a 4" knife. but found modern society didn't like such "big knives". 3" was a tad small so 3.5" seemed like a good compromise.

    Efficient blade shape capable of performing a multitude of cutting tasks effectively, comfortable ergos for most hand sizes, Good steel, wide full flat grind, finger choil for close cutting, thin enough to carry and not know it's there, 4 way dedicated clip.

    Assuming the design is sound then SS and Kraton are not desired?

    Because the design failed in the marketplace.

    The next version (same pattern) is ZDP-189, peel ply carbon fiber scales, full SS liners, mid lock-back, a little thicker, a little lighter.

    We haven't yet decided if it will be a sprint, test or ? We know that we're going to make at least one run.

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    Any more news on a Ayoob sprint run?
    if you find yourself in a fair fight, you did'nt prepare well enough. .." Hock Hochiem".. " An object at rest cannot be stopped". The evil bomber what bombs at midnight.

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    12/28/06: Chinook
    http://spyderco.com/forums/showthread.php?t=25840

    Quote Originally Posted by sal
    Hi Druid,

    Designs like the Chinook generally evolve from the original designers input.

    The Chinook has had considerable refinement since James showed me the first prototype (that Ken Onion made for James) almost 10 years ago. He wanted light and fast, but he also needed strength. We couldn't get the strength from a Walker linerlock (especially for passing and back cuts). So we made a strong lock-back. We've refined twice and removed quite a bit of weight and made it a full flat grind. James will use it for a while and then he'll contact us with the next refinements he'd like to see.

    I think of the Chinook as a "classic American folding Bowie" made in America. It's solid, reliable, tough and cuts like a witch at speed. We're honored to be able to have someone like James to help the design evolve.

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    ETA on new Stretch, from bladeforums:

    Quote Originally Posted by Sal Glesser
    I expect the production run to be another 4 - 6 months. We'll have a sample at SHOT. ZDP has a very long lead time for steel. Somethines 9 - 12 months from Hitachi. We have a number of models using ZDP so steel lead time might be less in the future.

    We're not yet sure it will be a sprint. It may go more than one run. The cost is high so volume will be affected. If the ELU's want them, we'll make them.

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    12/29/06 uncoming fixed blades Devil Jumpmaster
    http://spyderco.com/forums/showthrea...d=1#post318534

    Quote Originally Posted by sal
    All of our Fixed blades were well designed and well made with excellent materials. They all sold about the same amount so none have been really popular in the big market. They have all been appreciated by their owners, but the number of knives sold did not compare with our folders.

    The Moran is still in the line out of respect for Bill Moran. They had not really sold better.

    We'll continue to try though. Just coming out or in the works;

    Jerry Hossom designs - 4 sizes
    Schempp 7" - H1
    Dive knives - 1 sharp tip, 1 blunt tip - H1 (Spyderco / Perrin design )
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    Devil Jumpmaster - 82nd piece
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    I read a tiny bit about the Jumpmaster, before but this is now named and sounds like it is coming! Hopefully available to everyone
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    1/13/07 Byrdwrench spyderench
    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=447474

    Quote Originally Posted by tazkristi View Post
    It is fairly similar to the original Spyderench. The byrdrench and the Spyderench will both be available, but the byrdrench will come first.

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    Regarding the new Paramilitary

    January 6, 2007
    When asked about the new Para...

    Quote Originally Posted by sal

    The Paramilitary2 is one of many designs "in the works". Once the design is finished, then engineering, then tooling, then production. Probably a year away.

    sal

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    Super hawk stats: 2/27/07
    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...44#post4404544

    Quote Originally Posted by Sal Glesser View Post
    Blade length is 3.5".

    Scale material is peel-ply carbon fiber.

    The proto has two nested steel liners, but the production version will use full liners.

    thanx much for the kind words.

    You are most persistent

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    on a spyderco folder based on a traditional chokwe (african) design:

    I'll try to get the one you sent shot and added to the thread.

    The folding design that I penned used a negative angle handle, curved downward for more control. I also moved the spine peak back slightly to acccomodate the opening hole. I used three holes in the handle. A longer handle is necessary to cover the longer blade.

    My thought was a compression lock with two full liners. Strong and easy to clean. I kept the blade length the same 5" as the original. I see that is now in question. Ideally, it would have an FRN scale to keep the cost down and to put a jungle scene or map of Zambia as texture. I guess we could use G-10 for a test run.

    I would be interested in views on size, thickness, as well as any other opinions.

    Hadn't thought of a whistle, but we did it on the Assist and there is plenty of room, but it would have to be on an FRN scale.

    H1 has to be hollow ground. flat grinds are not possible at this time.

    Thanx again for the piece. I've spent a good deal of time studying the Chokwe.

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