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    The Foundry?

    Does anyone have info as to the approximate release date of this knife?
    This year 2012?
    Also, will the scales on the regular production model be Titanium, Bio-Blu, or?

    Thanks for any info,

    Jeff

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    I've been wondering about this.

    As far as I can remember, the Bio-Blu was made specifically for the Carpenter employees. I think I heard there were approximately 3,000 employees. (That's a lot of limited release knives!)

    They are supposed to be made entirely out of Carpenter products, which I don't believe they make any titanium.
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    IMO if the Foundry came out with titanuim scales it would be a real winner. I'm not a big fan of stainless steel scales

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    The Foundry had a special steel on the scales called Bio-Blue, which is a cobalt alloy used in jewelry (among other things). It is supposed to be impervious to scratches during normal use. It also has a very high luster and, as Sal said, a very high price...

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    I must have been sleeping on the job here - what is the Foundry? Can I find proto-pics anywhere on this one?

    EDIT - wait - is this the model for Carpenter employees?

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    There are a few posts in the Amsterdam thread on this page:

    http://www.spyderco.com/forums/showt...111#post764111
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    At Blade 2012 I asked the the people in the Carpenter booth about this knife. They were all mum on the topic, even when I pointed to a large photograph of the knife that was hanging in their booth and asked, "Are you sure you know nothing?" They still said, "No."
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    Quote Originally Posted by phillipsted View Post
    The Foundry had a special steel on the scales called Bio-Blue, which is a cobalt alloy used in jewelry (among other things). It is supposed to be impervious to scratches during normal use. It also has a very high luster and, as Sal said, a very high price...

    TedP
    There are supposed to be two versions, one with the Bio-Blue that is going straight to Carpenter employees and one without.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donut View Post
    There are a few posts in the Amsterdam thread on this page:

    http://www.spyderco.com/forums/showt...111#post764111
    Thanks Donut - I had forgotten about this one.

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    I asked Sal about the Foundry back in March right after the Amsterdam show.....here was the response (sorry for the bad cut and paste job):

    Originally Posted by Prospero

    the Carpenter/Foundry model.
    1. Will this definitely be produced?
    2. Would the production model still be made in Golden?
    3. If Bio-Blu is not used for the handle material, what material would most likely be used?
    Thank you.


    Hi Prospero,

    1. It is on the schedule to be produced.
    2. They will all be made in Golden.
    3. If Bio Blue isn't used for regular production (still in question), I believe Eric planned G-10 with the Carpenter logo machined into the scale.

    sal

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    you want pics ...

    Here's pics ...




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    Quote Originally Posted by Prospero View Post
    I asked Sal about the Foundry back in March right after the Amsterdam show.....here was the response (sorry for the bad cut and paste job):

    Originally Posted by Prospero

    the Carpenter/Foundry model.
    1. Will this definitely be produced?
    2. Would the production model still be made in Golden?
    3. If Bio-Blu is not used for the handle material, what material would most likely be used?
    Thank you.


    Hi Prospero,

    1. It is on the schedule to be produced.
    2. They will all be made in Golden.
    3. If Bio Blue isn't used for regular production (still in question), I believe Eric planned G-10 with the Carpenter logo machined into the scale.

    sal
    That sort of begs the issue...

    Since this is a liner-less RIL design, how would it be implemented in G-10? I assume they would have to put at least one liner in place for the lock. But at this point, why not just make it out of titanium? It would cut down on re-tooling costs, but would not allow production costs to drop substantially (titanium can't be all that much cheaper than bio-blue, although bio-blue must be a complete bear to machine...)

    Hmmmm. Sign me up for one, in any event!

    TedP

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    I had forgot all about this knife but the first time I saw pictures it shot to the top of my must buy list when it is released. Hopefully Sal will be able to drop in and provide an update.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferris Wheels View Post
    Hopefully Sal will be able to drop in and provide an update.
    That'd be cool

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    Bump for more info?

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    Looking forward to this. Carpenter is a great outfit, and i have learned a ton about different steels from them (as I'm sure others here have). Their info (mostly available in PDF form online) on various classes and varieties of steels is awesome.

    I was thinking that one of the primary proposed uses for BioBlue was as a new alloy for replacement joints, pacemaker frames, surgical pins/plates, etc. Surely if it is pretty as well, that would be good for jewelry as well.
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    Nice knife.Any further news?How about some specs?

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