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    Spyderco Forum Registered User mark greenman's Avatar
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    Thumbs up Would this qualify as a slipit? Because it would be awesome

    I just came across this truly incredible design on the German Knife Forums. It's a custom by Scorpio Designs, called the ShapeShifter, and the first thing I thought was "I want one." The second thing I though was, "this would make a great Spyderco Collaboration for the Slipit Line."
    http://www.scorpiodesign.de/shapeshifter


    Basically, instead of having the knife fold out of the handle, the handle "shapeshifts" into a guard for the blade. When open, it doesn't appear to have any locking mechanism, but because the handle is "locked together" by the hand, it looks like it would be every bit as secure as a lockback - your hand would have to completely open for the blade to close.

    I think if it were possible, this would be a real game changer for the Slipit/International series. You would have a non-locking folder that's every bit as secure as a lock, and because it doesn't appear to be one-hand opening, should be legal pretty much everywhere from NYC to Denmark.

    As someone who does a fair bit of traveling, I'd love to have a Spyderco version of this that didn't cost $800

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    That's an amazing design. At first glance it looks as though a spyder hole would interfere with the opening since that line on the blade appears to assist with the opening. This knife is 800 bucks?
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    very very cool design! spyderco should definitely consider, but I don't see how it could implement the whole and be one hand opening
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    Great find Mark! That blows me away.
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    It's not the same design but it reminds me of the Blade Tech ULU. They're both a kind of transformer design.

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    There is a way to rethink blade to handle ratio.
    Beautiful.

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    Knowing my dexterity, I would manage to somehow find a way to slice my fingers off while opening. Looks nice though

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    Hot Damn! Yeah, this is incredible. We could even get this down to bug size, that'd be hilarious.

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    Very cool design.
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    My want list just changed again.
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    Only if spyderco could get some collabs with this type of design
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    seems like Kershaw had something similar to this 5 or 6 years ago...
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    Wow, that's really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paladin View Post
    seems like Kershaw had something similar to this 5 or 6 years ago...
    Are you thinking of the G&G Hawk/Kershaw ET? If you are it has a complex multiple pinned mechanism, but it is not like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nccole View Post
    Are you thinking of the G&G Hawk/Kershaw ET? If you are it has a complex multiple pinned mechanism, but it is not like this.
    yup, that's the one, IIRC...thanks
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    That is a really interesting design. I'd love to handle one.

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    Interesting design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clip View Post
    My want list just changed again.
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    bad. ass. knife.

    my only suggestion would be a little hole and a on the blade

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    At $800+ I would really have to want one badly

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