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    Probable future of Caly releases 2/28/07:
    http://spyderco.com/forums/showthrea...t=26642&page=4
    Quote Originally Posted by sal
    Hi Wayne,

    We probably would not make changes to the caly jr at this time. The Caly3 is a more refined design. If we go with an FRN Caly again, we would more than likely retool and make an FRN version of the Caly3. It would have the same pivot as the G-10 / CF versions.

    sal
    and regarding QC of the latest Caly ZDP/black in same thread:
    Quote Originally Posted by sal
    Thanx for the comments. Appreciate. We've been watching the thread.

    We did speak with the maker about the problems and they assure us that the balance of the run will be watched more closely.

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    Latest on Superhawk 2/27/07:
    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...=457174&page=2

    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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    latest on pickle p'kal picked a barrel of packles: 2/28/07
    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...=436332&page=2

    Quote Originally Posted by Sal Glesser View Post
    Bugs are gone, ball cages came in and work great. building them now.

    Sorry it is taking so long, seems much of what we do takes longer than planned .

    Thanx to S'narc & Trace for their help and patience. Actually, Eric took over the project and he's the one that is making it happen.

    Trainer blades are being engineered at this time.

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    On Fixed Blades from bladeforums:

    Quote Originally Posted by Sal Glesser
    Currently in recent production or in the works:

    Perrin Street Beat (Fred Perrin)
    Buchcraft model (Chris Claycomb)
    4 Jerry Hossom designs - 4-3/4" 6-3/32" 7-1/2" 9-1/8"
    7" camp knife in H1 (Ed Schempp)
    4" "Utility" in H1
    a Modified sheepfoot version of the Temperance in H1

    There are also 2 fixed blade dive knives using Fred Perrin's index finger hole.

    There is also and 10" Camp Knife (Ed Schempp) being developed.

    I'm working on a larger Temperance with a different handle material than FRN, but it's not finished. I've got other projects ahead of it.

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    For D2 fans from bladeforums:

    Quote Originally Posted by Sal Glesser
    We have not used it in the past.

    We'll probably make a "steel junky's mule" with in in the future.

    We are also working on something that is still "under wraps" and I'm not permitted to give any information.

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    Stop-lock and new Military from bladeforums:

    Quote Originally Posted by Sal Glesser
    Stop-lock.

    I believe I've mentioned this before. We came up with any idea for a lock back about 2000. Actually engineering and creating a working model proved very challenging for many years. The solutions were incremental and involved a number of people in R&D. We got a patent on the lock about a year or so ago. We made a working model early this year that held "very heavy duty" (MBC).

    I would like to introduce the lock on a refined Military model. We'll be making a number of "improvements" to the new model, that we have come up with of have been suggested by our customers, but I think that is a subject for another thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sequimite View Post
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    acid etching 3/12; http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...81#post4438981

    Quote Originally Posted by Sal Glesser View Post
    Thanx Paul. The voice of reason.

    We cannot do "short" runs of acid etch. Minimum 2,000 pcs pr model or design. Etching also eliminates engraving.

    As mentioned, we'd like to see the results of the etched scales on models that are fairly well accepted before doubling our SKUs in SS models.

    sal
    Quote Originally Posted by Sal Glesser View Post
    i Padawan,

    It's a process. We can do it on byrds. We can actually etch any patern or picture, but there needs to be a higher volume. I would like to do a run for a large company with their company logos etched on the handle.

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    FRN 3/12
    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=460086

    Quote Originally Posted by Sal Glesser View Post
    FRN is pretty awesome stuff. And modern improvements in technology are making it better and better. formed, tough, impervious to most elements, grippy if you want, cost effective, close tolerance, colors impossible to do any other way. It doesn't rust, has good abrasion resistance.

    Our FRN knives have performed well all over the world, in all environments and come back begging for more. They been dropped from tall buildings, driven over. What other material does all of that? And at what cost?

    In my opinion, it was one of Blackie Collin's best ideas, and I thank him and Gerber for that. Revolutionary for the industry. When I hear someone say "it looks cheap" as their decisive comment, they are telling me that they have much to learn.

    One maybe hung up on a certain "style" or "material", but that doesn't in any way make FRN knives less knife than your particular preference.

    Also you can no more tell a good FRN from a cheap plastic by looking than you can an exotic steel vs a cheap steel. Too much "look" and too little "brain", IMO. (sorry for the rant)

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    On the Assist

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sal Glesser View Post
    Hi Viz orange is not a problem. Sometimes luminescent is good.

    We made an orange proto of the Assist when we introduced the model. We wanted to see acceptance response on the model before dooubling the SKUs.

    We've since made a number of refinements to the model (refine the shape of the carbiide tip and made the tip replaceable) - refined the "blunt tip" to double for prying).

    We've had good reports from all over including the Russian govt and the British Antarctica team.

    I don't mind making an orange one. Coming right up.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Th232

    I love you Sal.
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    Reference (of 21st February 2007)

    Quote Originally Posted by Sal Glesser View Post
    I didn't like the Wharnie, so I decided to try a leaf (drop p). We're making up a steel proto now to test. I'll try to post some pics when it's finished.

    I'm pretty sure that Mike Sastre, Scott Gere or Eric (Normark) would be able to make sheaths.

    Haven't heard of anyone interested in making scales???

    So far M4, 52100 and 13c26 seem to be popular.

    BG has a very long lead time (14 months), we're waiting for steel now.

    We did a short run of S90V Mili's in CF and we're waiting for more S90V now as well to finish the rest of the run.

    Of those 3, (M4, 52100 and 13c26 ) do I hear a preference?

    sal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sal Glesser View Post
    Hi Cynick,

    Reliability has been a major focus. Not sure what you mean by "stability"?

    Hi Kgriggs,

    They're being assembled now.

    sal
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    Quote Originally Posted by sal
    We found that VG-10 had better corrosion resistance than 154Cm. We're planning 154Cm for the smallfly, at least in the beginning. Probably then move to a CPM product.

    sal


    Posted today.

    So there is still hope for the Fly's, at least for the Smallfly.
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    Ref.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zenheretic
    I thought the Polywog was designed for modification kits...although nothing has been put forth on the matter.


    Quote Originally Posted by sal
    Hi Zen,

    That was the plan, but locks complicate mods. We're working on a non-locking folder (the "Urban) with that in mind.

    sal

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    6/1 CPM-D2 Military
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sal Glesser View Post
    I should probably mention that we hve a run going of Military models, Foliage green G-10 with CPM-D2 blades. (sorry for the sales pitch )

    It's an experimental steel made by Crucible which maintains the D2 chemistry, but it is made in a particle metallurgy format.

    I've been carrying one for a month or so with very nice results. they should be out in a few months, same price as the regular S30V Millie.

    sal
    http://spyderco.com/forums/showthread.php?t=28345
    Quote Originally Posted by sal
    Plain edge.

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    5/31 PE Tasman
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    Get them while you can...

    Quote Originally Posted by Sal Glesser View Post
    Hi Zatx.

    They just don't well well enough to maintain inventory.

    The Tasman is available in plain edge, but I don't know for how long.

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    5/31 stretch 2 potential release timeframe:

    http://spyderco.com/forums/showthread.php?t=28300
    Quote Originally Posted by sal
    I was told (last week) that the schedule for first delivery would be August.

    "the company"
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    Now that I think of it, this didn't happen online, but at BLADE last year, I'm pretty sure Sal showed me the P'kal. I don't remember much about it, other than he told me it was a fighting knife, and I remember the removable wave. I'd consider that a bomshell.
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    I think this is going to be my first Mili. I can wait that long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by THE_INCREDIBLE_
    I think this is going to be my first Mili. I can wait that long.

    They are going pretty cheap on ebay now.

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