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    2/11 black coating DLC coating:
    http://spyderco.com/forums/showthread.php?t=19989

    Quote Originally Posted by sal
    The coating is DLC by Ionbond.

    the best we could find in our testing.

    the "bug" is laser etched so the black is removed and the "silver" is the steel under the coating.

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    2/11 Navigator II:
    http://spyderco.com/forums/showthrea...054#post224054


    Quote Originally Posted by sal
    Hi 5150,

    Slvgx and Zen are spot on.

    The SS version tests the model, the maker and the market as well as provides a "bare bones" version ideal for aftermarket ebellishment.

    '07 will probably see a bolstered version and lose the SS version (or it will be made for the aftermarket artists).

    sal
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    2/6 Swich sheath info
    http://spyderco.com/forums/showthrea...542#post222542

    Quote Originally Posted by sal
    Scott Gere, who makes the sheaths for Spyderco has them available.

    scgere@aol.com

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    2/6 How Tan Native Program works:
    http://spyderco.com/forums/showthrea...539#post222539

    Quote Originally Posted by sal
    Hi Doubleclaw,

    Thanx for the kind comments.

    My wife, Gail, still heads up the OIF project. She reads the letters herself and still handles the monthly lottery. One of the factory crew draws from the soldiers letters each month for the batch sent out each month. They get to read the letters after drawing. It means a lot to them to be able to draw the names and be part of the project.

    We too believe in supporting our troops and the project reminds us all where they are and what they are doing. As a country, it is important that we "reach out and touch" our troops.

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    2/1 Walmart partnership
    http://spyderco.com/forums/showthrea...093#post221093

    Most companies are reluctant to release anything but good PR, Sal is good enough to share some business reasons...thumbsup!

    Quote Originally Posted by sal
    Hi Ruxton,

    A number of reasons;

    1. Wal-Mart wanted a high quality USA made model.
    2. We didn't want to put a main-line model in Wal-Mart, as we
    a) could not likely deliver the volume and
    b) it would hurt our dealers. (Most dealers wouldn't stock the Native and the Delica because they were both "3" plastic handled models").
    3. We could respond more quickly to volume changes with domestic mfr.
    4. We could take greater advantage of voulume cost savings.

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    2/1 Choice of steels:
    http://spyderco.com/forums/showthrea...049#post221049

    Quote Originally Posted by sal
    Hi Kingfish,

    Welcome to the Spyderco forum. A lot of info is available here.

    Spyderco will generally use the best performing steel available in the country of origin.

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    1/30 Lone Wolf Endura glock tool:
    http://spyderco.com/forums/showthrea...441#post220441

    Quote Originally Posted by sal
    Lone Wolf distributors has asked Spyderco to design an Endura with a built in Glock punch pin. Lone Wolf will have a prototype of the piece at the SHOT show in Las Vegas.

    We used the Endura4 format.

    It is an exclusive made by Spyderco for Lone Wolf Distributors.

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    Here's one for the hawkbill fanatics.

    Quote Originally Posted by sal
    I don't know the color of the Lum Chinese folder. I must have missed that meeting.

    I imagine when Sales is ready to make that announement, we'll find out.

    The "SuperHawk" concept model is in CF. Don't know what production will be, by my personal leaning is for CF.

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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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    Ok time to bring back this old stand by for Spyderco information:
    3/25 some steel info:
    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=394716

    QUOTE=Sal Glesser]Our 440V blades were run at a lower Rc to avoid chipping experienced in the higher Rc's. The lower hardness didn't seem to afffect edge retention, at least on the CATRA tests. It's actually a very good blade steel even though it wasn't developed for blades.

    We switched to S30V as it tested better overall. When the next "better" steel comes along, we'll probably switch again. We feel we owe it to our customer to provide the best steel available for overall performance. Real performance and not "word hype".

    We switched to the VG-10 over the ATS breeds because in our testing for the 3 majors (edge retension, toughness and corrosion resistance), it tested better.

    I'm a bit of a steel snob, but I'm also a bit of a steel whore in the sense that I will gravitate towards better performing steels regardless of the mfr.

    Crucible has been great in their willingness to continue to develop superior blade steels.

    I like working with Hitachi and felt bad when we switched to VG-10. However, now we're testing ZDP (Hitachi steel) and results are "so far so good".

    Crucible also has several "new" blade steels we'll be offering in select models.

    We're also doing a run in BG which I also like.

    In the end, it's what the most "expert" knife people believe is the best overall and the results of "real world ELU testing" that will guide us.

    sal[/QUOTE]
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    3/25 low ride clip will wait?
    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=396154

    Quote Originally Posted by Sal Glesser
    Hi Argyll,

    We'd like to watch reaction to the new Endura4 & Delica4 before offering accessories.

    The Caly3 is slated for the same deep pocket wire clip as the UKPK.

    sal
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    AOs and round holes 3/24
    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=396019

    Quote Originally Posted by Sal Glesser
    This thread was suggested by Carlos to continue the discussion on Assisted Openers on a more contemporary level.

    At this time, an Assisted opener is still under consideration. Out of resepct for Ken, we would need Ken's (Kershaw) blessing. Yes, it is possible to design around the patents, but we would prefer to honor inventors and designers rather than skirt them.

    Any folder that Spyderco makes, (and now FB's) will have to have our Spyderco round hole trade-mark. To make Spyderco folders without the round hole would dilute the strength of our trademark. And yes, it does create some design limitations.

    Eric has an AO design (Domino) that uses a Kit Carson flipper. He also has a manual version designed,. also with a Carson "flipper". We showed the pieces at the UK (Leeds) and Netherlands (Amsterdam) meets as well as the IWA show in Nurenberg.

    Reaction was good.

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    3/25 more holes and now autos!:
    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...=396019&page=2
    Quote Originally Posted by Sal Glesser
    Hi Spydernut,

    We do have autos in the works.

    Yes, we will be putting a small round hole in our FB's. We have a number of pieces in the works with them.

    But then, that's another subject.

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    3/25
    classic carpet bombing Sal:
    http://spyderco.com/forums/showthrea...642#post236642
    Quote Originally Posted by sal
    Hi S201,

    Welcome to the Spyderco forum.

    As Ted mentioned, we do have a Spyderfly trainer in the works. Trainers are not "real" knives and should be ok where butterfly knives are prohibited.

    The Szabofly should be shipping in the next week or so. The Smallfly molds are nearing completion and Eric and I are working on two new fly projects.

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    3/24 used benchmade in past to mfg.
    http://spyderco.com/forums/showthread.php?t=20784

    Quote Originally Posted by sal
    That piece looks like one of the original run. We engraved them "in-house" with a "diamond drag" engraver. We numbered them for a long time. I don't remember how high the numbers went, but I believe it was in the thousands.

    Original mfg involved Benchmade, Ron and Vince Ford from Varitork.

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    Thank you, Zen, for bringing back the condensed new spyder knowledge in its purest form. It's almost like having the newspaper delivered to your door each morning, and always nothing but good news. Of course, it's not going to stop us from chasing Kristi around for answers

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    Quote Originally Posted by uhiforgot
    Thank you, Zen, for bringing back the condensed new spyder knowledge in its purest form. It's almost like having the newspaper delivered to your door each morning, and always nothing but good news. Of course, it's not going to stop us from chasing Kristi around for answers

    -Jeff
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    Read this one on BF General.

    Posted by Sal, 03-24-2006

    "......BTW, the Jester&Ladybug are slated for VG10 in future runs"
    Arend(old school Spydie lover)

    MEMBER OF THE INTERNATIONAL ORDER OF THE SPYDEREDGE!!!

    VERY PROUD OWNER OF A CALY III/SE #043

    ....AND A FG(PARA) MILITARY/SE IN CPMD2(thanx Sal)

    ...I would love to have one in full SpyderEdge

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    On BF Spyderco (just a bit more detail on the smaller D'Allara):

    3-29-2006, 03:57 PM
    Sal Glesser

    ...

    On the deep hollow, you might look at the D'Allara2, although it is a beast of a knife. We're thinking about a smaller one, but it would still not be nearly as small as the Kopa.

    ...

    sal
    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=396710
    Last edited by brainus; 03-29-2006 at 07:38 AM.

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    ZDP-189 Delicas

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=402057

    Quote Originally Posted by Sal Glesser
    The Delica ZDP model should be shipping in a few weeks, for those that want to play with a solid ZDP model.

    sal
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    5/3 BF pikal and ball lock...complete with scrotum...er I mean "ball holder"
    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=402643

    Quote Originally Posted by Sal Glesser
    The P'kal version of the BB lock is the next generation. the "ball holder" permits a smaller ball which permits a narrower model as well as making it more user friendly to unlock, ('bout the same as the Axis, Arc or Rolling lock).

    The "ball holder" is being refined in the P'kal model. Should be out late summer. Once we've got some "real world" useage on the "ball holder", we'll begin adding the lock to any model the market wants. If it will fit into the P'kal, it will fit into anything.

    sal
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