Let's get hyped for the Amalgam!

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Re: Let's get hyped for the Amalgam!

Postby jstn » Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:12 am

Gundamaniac, I seem to recall you stating you had hoped to have the Amalgam in M390 or something comparable? I suspect this model will be popular enough to warrant an Exclusive or Sprint, or at least I hope. I am perfectly happy with S30V though at any rate. It is a great steel, just not the flavor of the month.

More importantly, I am thrilled it is in production. I keep checking daily to see which vendor offers it first. I hope you design some more knives in the future. Maybe a fixed blade? I like your style, and your maker's mark is probably the coolest I've seen!

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Re: Let's get hyped for the Amalgam!

Postby gundamaniac » Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:46 pm

Jstn, thanks for the compliments! Yes, that's right, I was lobbying for CPM-20CV (or CTS204p or M390). I would love it if the model was successful enough to warrant an Exclusive or Sprint run, but I do feel extremely fortunate that it is in production in the first place :)

The mark has kind of a silly backstory. I wanted to arrange the letters of my last name in a square, with the L making up the left and bottom borders and the A and I nested inside in a stylized brushstroke-y way reminiscent of Chinese characters (I'm an ABC). Later, my wife asked why I wrote "rengong" in my mark...I'm illiterate in Chinese so I had no idea I had even written anything. After I found out what it meant (http://dictionary.pinpinchinese.com/def ... 人工-rengong), I had a good laugh and decided to keep it that way because I liked the definition, specifically the "manual work" part of it, which I thought was appropriate. :spyder:

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Re: Let's get hyped for the Amalgam!

Postby curlyhairedboy » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:14 am

That's a neat story. We must be getting close to getting these in hand, hopefully....
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Southard, Lil Native, Zulu, Matriarch 2, Chokwe (given to my dad, looking for another!), M4 DLC PM2, Sliverax (temporarily gone, looking for another), EuroEdge, Hawkbill Dragonfly 2 H1, Shaman, PITS, Ouroboros
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Re: Let's get hyped for the Amalgam!

Postby Brown_Recluse » Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:40 am

Anyone have any idea when this will drop? YouTubers are reviewing it so it must be soon.
CPM S30V
CPM S110V
M390
CTS 204P
CPM S35VN
CPM 4V
CPM S90V
CTS XHP
LC200N

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Spydie Chef
Manix 2 Lightweight - S90V

Anxiously looking forward to theAmalgam

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Re: Let's get hyped for the Amalgam!

Postby gundamaniac » Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:00 pm

The Shabazz just dropped his review!

https://youtu.be/p2pbndCiPqE

It was pretty cool to see the Amalgam on his channel. Gosh I feel like such a fanboy :D

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Re: Let's get hyped for the Amalgam!

Postby Extra330SC » Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:38 pm

gundamaniac wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:00 pm
The Shabazz just dropped his review!

https://youtu.be/p2pbndCiPqE

It was pretty cool to see the Amalgam on his channel. Gosh I feel like such a fanboy :D
Congratulations on the knife! I'm looking forward to getting one for my collection.

James

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Re: Let's get hyped for the Amalgam!

Postby Brown_Recluse » Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:26 pm

gundamaniac wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:00 pm
The Shabazz just dropped his review!

https://youtu.be/p2pbndCiPqE

It was pretty cool to see the Amalgam on his channel. Gosh I feel like such a fanboy :D
Watching Nick play with the knife solidified my need for one. I already have the funds set aside in anticipation. Thanks for designing such a unique and interesting knife! I'm super excited to get it in my hands.
CPM S30V
CPM S110V
M390
CTS 204P
CPM S35VN
CPM 4V
CPM S90V
CTS XHP
LC200N

Current EDC(s):
Spydie Chef
Manix 2 Lightweight - S90V

Anxiously looking forward to theAmalgam

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Re: Let's get hyped for the Amalgam!

Postby afalcone » Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:09 pm

does anyone have any updates????

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Re: Let's get hyped for the Amalgam!

Postby Brown_Recluse » Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:47 am

afalcone wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:09 pm
does anyone have any updates????
This is the best kept Spyderco secret of 2018 :confused:
CPM S30V
CPM S110V
M390
CTS 204P
CPM S35VN
CPM 4V
CPM S90V
CTS XHP
LC200N

Current EDC(s):
Spydie Chef
Manix 2 Lightweight - S90V

Anxiously looking forward to theAmalgam

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Re: Let's get hyped for the Amalgam!

Postby Spydergirl88 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:03 pm

Man carrying this Mantra 3 every day has me wanting the Amalgam too. Spyderco really improved their flippers IMO with the new bearing system. The Amalgam is bigger than what I usually go for but it really does look great.
:spyder: Current Favorites: Mantra 3 & Junction :spyder:

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Re: Let's get hyped for the Amalgam!

Postby Brown_Recluse » Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:51 pm

I literally check this thread every day in hopes that someone has an update or a release date lol. I'm looking forward to this knife is an understatement.
CPM S30V
CPM S110V
M390
CTS 204P
CPM S35VN
CPM 4V
CPM S90V
CTS XHP
LC200N

Current EDC(s):
Spydie Chef
Manix 2 Lightweight - S90V

Anxiously looking forward to theAmalgam

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Re: Let's get hyped for the Amalgam!

Postby curlyhairedboy » Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:44 pm

you and me both!
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Southard, Lil Native, Zulu, Matriarch 2, Chokwe (given to my dad, looking for another!), M4 DLC PM2, Sliverax (temporarily gone, looking for another), EuroEdge, Hawkbill Dragonfly 2 H1, Shaman, PITS, Ouroboros
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Re: Let's get hyped for the Amalgam!

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Re: Let's get hyped for the Amalgam!

Postby Brown_Recluse » Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:13 pm

gundamaniac wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:02 pm
It should be coming soon ;)
https://www.spyderco.com/catalog/details/C234CF/1159
Woo hoo!!!! Thanks for sharing man!
CPM S30V
CPM S110V
M390
CTS 204P
CPM S35VN
CPM 4V
CPM S90V
CTS XHP
LC200N

Current EDC(s):
Spydie Chef
Manix 2 Lightweight - S90V

Anxiously looking forward to theAmalgam

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Re: Let's get hyped for the Amalgam!

Postby Wolfy916 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:09 pm

I've been checking everyday for this, the smock, and the cutlery shoppe exclusives. If this one drops first the others will have to wait.

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Re: Let's get hyped for the Amalgam!

Postby Brown_Recluse » Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:41 pm

I'm not sure if it's a sign of an imminent drop but Blade HQ has their pre-order live instead of just saying out of stock. Fingers crossed!
CPM S30V
CPM S110V
M390
CTS 204P
CPM S35VN
CPM 4V
CPM S90V
CTS XHP
LC200N

Current EDC(s):
Spydie Chef
Manix 2 Lightweight - S90V

Anxiously looking forward to theAmalgam

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Re: Let's get hyped for the Amalgam!

Postby gundamaniac » Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:02 am

It still shows out of stock for me on BladeHQ. I don't know how their system works, does out of stock just mean preorders aren't live yet? I'm also excited, mainly to see what people make of it once they have it in their hands :D

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Re: Let's get hyped for the Amalgam!

Postby Brown_Recluse » Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:56 am

gundamaniac wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:02 am
It still shows out of stock for me on BladeHQ. I don't know how their system works, does out of stock just mean preorders aren't live yet? I'm also excited, mainly to see what people make of it once they have it in their hands :D
Dang... Yeah it says out of stock for me now too. Maybe it was just a glitch or something. :(
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CPM S30V
CPM S110V
M390
CTS 204P
CPM S35VN
CPM 4V
CPM S90V
CTS XHP
LC200N

Current EDC(s):
Spydie Chef
Manix 2 Lightweight - S90V

Anxiously looking forward to theAmalgam

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Re: Let's get hyped for the Amalgam!

Postby curlyhairedboy » Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:08 am

I want it now, but on the other hand I'd still need to free up some funds for it....darn heating oil!
Spyderco Collection: Always in Flux...
Southard, Lil Native, Zulu, Matriarch 2, Chokwe (given to my dad, looking for another!), M4 DLC PM2, Sliverax (temporarily gone, looking for another), EuroEdge, Hawkbill Dragonfly 2 H1, Shaman, PITS, Ouroboros
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