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Stainless Kopa

Postby Sharp Guy » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:18 am

I just saw a stainless Kopa on eBay. Looks like they might be dropping soon.
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Re: Stainless Kopa

Postby Spydergirl88 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:31 am

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Re: Stainless Kopa

Postby curlyhairedboy » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:53 am

oh dang, I'm gonna have to scoop this up SOON.
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Re: Stainless Kopa

Postby camvdcs » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:04 am

Looks like DLT has them.

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Re: Stainless Kopa

Postby Tdog » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:14 pm

Also at Knifeworks.

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Re: Stainless Kopa

Postby sal » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:30 pm

The "Deacon" Kopa.

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Re: Stainless Kopa

Postby Larry_Mott » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:07 pm

So he's the one to blame...
Any plans for more Kopas? With bolsters please..
This one (I am sorry to be ungrateful) is the black sheep in the Kopa family.. :(

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Re: Stainless Kopa

Postby tvenuto » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:18 pm

Larry_Mott wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:07 pm
So he's the one to blame...
Any plans for more Kopas? With bolsters please..
This one (I am sorry to be ungrateful) is the black sheep in the Kopa family.. :(
They have said previously that this was the last. I am a bolster fan as well.

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Re: Stainless Kopa

Postby Larry_Mott » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:26 pm

That's too bad.. I'd even get one made like my Photoshop mockup if I ever find a scratched/factory second one cheap...ish

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Re: Stainless Kopa

Postby tvenuto » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:31 pm

I mean in an extreme case you could buy this one and have someone mod. Probably enough meat in the handle to machine away an inlay pocket. Final cost would probably be about the same as finding a vintage kopa, though...

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Re: Stainless Kopa

Postby Larry_Mott » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:35 pm

tvenuto wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:31 pm
I mean in an extreme case you could buy this one and have someone mod. Probably enough meat in the handle to machine away an inlay pocket. Final cost would probably be about the same as finding a vintage kopa, though...
Yes, it would require finding one cheap to start with (I know, what are the odds of that happening)

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Re: Stainless Kopa

Postby Sharp Guy » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:11 pm

I almost ordered this today but held off for the same reason I cancelled my pre-order several months ago. I want a Kopa really bad but this stainless one isn't what I want. I'm still tempted to get it but I'm afraid it'll just sit in a drawer.
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Re: Stainless Kopa

Postby sal » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:34 pm

It's rather ideal for engraving.

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Re: Stainless Kopa

Postby The Deacon » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:48 pm

sal wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:30 pm
The "Deacon" Kopa.

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In fairness, Sal, I'd call it the "BH49" Kopa. As I recall Roman was the prime advocate for an all stainless Kopa.


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I mean in an extreme case you could buy this one and have someone mod. Probably enough meat in the handle to machine away an inlay pocket. Final cost would probably be about the same as finding a vintage kopa, though...

Another alternative would be to have one engraved like I did with this SS Kiwi for a "faux bolster" look, Or go the other way and have the bolsters engraved in a way that made the central steel look like an inlay.

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Re: Stainless Kopa

Postby tvenuto » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:53 pm

Another good idea. This one really does beg for that visual interest.

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Re: Stainless Kopa

Postby SF Native » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:42 pm

If I had enough skills and equipment, I would put in a “fordite” inlay.

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Re: Stainless Kopa

Postby The Meat man » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:57 pm

SF Native wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:42 pm
If I had enough skills and equipment, I would put in a “fordite” inlay.

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Re: Stainless Kopa

Postby curlyhairedboy » Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:30 am

Hopefully these don't sell out TOO fast. Lots of new releases to buy!
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Re: Stainless Kopa

Postby JD Spydo » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:13 am

For a small folder the KOPA has always intrigued me. I found that like a lot of Spyderco's "IN HOUSE" designs it's very versatile. I've often wondered what a KOPA or DYAD Jr. would be like with a supersteel blade.

Also this ought to be an extremely interesting piece for those who collect Spyderco's stainless handled folders. That list of stainless Spyderco folders is growing quite a bit in the past few years and this would be one that I would find to be a "must-have" piece to add to such a collection.

Another aspect I've always liked about the KOPA is that it would be a great small folder for whittlers, and wood-workers. I myself am not a big fan of small folders but I will say that Spyderco's are the best I've ever seen.

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Re: Stainless Kopa

Postby holeshot » Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:49 pm

camvdcs wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:04 am
Looks like DLT has them.
DLT has one less now. :)
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