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Sal asks you to design a Spyderco.

Postby Vivi » Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:50 am

Sal asks you to design a Spyderco.

Fixed or folding, it's up to you.

Share your design here!

Get as detailed as you want...sketches encouraged!
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Re: Sal asks you to design a Spyderco.

Postby ladybug93 » Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:03 am

manix 2 in stonewashed lc200n with a titanium handle and exposed ceramic ball bearing like the marlin spike on the tusk or dodo.

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Re: Sal asks you to design a Spyderco.

Postby 500Nitro » Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:07 am

Serrated Catcherman in H1, Silver or Black blade, Yellow Handle.
And possibly a Plain Edge version as well.
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Re: Sal asks you to design a Spyderco.

Postby Vivi » Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:14 am

Here is my design....

The Spyderco Companion

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The Companion is the newest fixed blade from Spyderco. Designed by forum member "Vivi," the Companion is meant to be an every day carry. The design is as compact as possible while retaining a full sized knife feel. The scales are fully contoured linen Micarta, with a shape meant to adapt to any hand size. The deep integral guard and generous palm swell ensure a secure grip in any conditions.

The blade is full flat ground from 2mm stock for unrivaled cutting performance. The M4 blade exhibits excellent toughness and edge retention. The leaf shape blade features a distinctive negative angle, giving the user enhanced leverage while slicing. The spine is fully radiused with no jimping for all day working comfort.

The Companion comes complete with a fold-over style boltaron sheath & Spyderco G-clip. Alternatively, a chain can be attached to the bottom two rivets, allowing the Companion to function as a neck knife. The hollow pin at the rear end of the handle functions as a lanyard hole. At a mere 3.1oz with sheath, the Companion is meant to be by your side at all times.


Here's some additional photos.


The companion next to two fixed blades it drew inspiration from:

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In hand photos:

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Compared to a Pacific Salt:

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An idea of what it would look like on my belt:

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Re: Sal asks you to design a Spyderco.

Postby Vivi » Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:15 am

Guys I'm not asking for which sprint run would you like of an existing knife. I'm asking for original designs. My post is more what I'm going for with this thread.

(For the record I fully support any Catcherman revivals :D)
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Re: Sal asks you to design a Spyderco.

Postby 500Nitro » Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:27 am

Vivi

I understand but Jesus, haven't we got enough problems getting what we want without adding to it ?
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Re: Sal asks you to design a Spyderco.

Postby Daveho » Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:02 am

Don’t ppl get paid for this?


I assume I would be excellent at this

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Re: Sal asks you to design a Spyderco.

Postby 500Nitro » Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:12 am

Daveho wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:02 am
Don’t ppl get paid for this?
I assume I would be excellent at this
Yes, they do.

After they get everyone to sign Non disclosure agreements!
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Re: Sal asks you to design a Spyderco.

Postby Jazz » Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:00 am

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Re: Sal asks you to design a Spyderco.

Postby The Meat man » Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:51 am

Hmm...I would make a design based off of the Advocate. I'd make the handles partially lined G-10 with a bigger thumb hole cutout, and a linerlock after the Military style (or compression lock; either would be fine with me).

Also, I'd either bring the blade edge down closer to the finger guard, or else dispense with the flipper entirely. Probably the latter, and put a small index finger choil there instead.

Oh, and also dispense with the ball bearing washers, replacing them with PB. Keep it simpler.

For blade steel, LC200N, and I would be open to other options as well. S110V, maybe serrated H-1, or for non-stainless Cru-Wear, M4, Maxamet, K390, etc.
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Re: Sal asks you to design a Spyderco.

Postby Nate » Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:06 am

Vivi wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:14 am
Here is my design....

The Spyderco Companion

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The Companion is the newest fixed blade from Spyderco. Designed by forum member "Vivi," the Companion is meant to be an every day carry.

I like it, reminds me of a fixed Sliverax:

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h/t Mr. Blonde
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Re: Sal asks you to design a Spyderco.

Postby knivesandbooks » Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:28 am

I've got a little design I've been working on. I'll have to find it.

Small and pretty neutral. Handle sort of like the Double Bevel. Blade is slim and sort of like a Higo. Bulbs out in the top for studs or hole.

I was trying out a design on a knife that would be a spyderco ibspired slim line trapper but it didn't flow. Look jumbled.
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Re: Sal asks you to design a Spyderco.

Postby dreadpirate » Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:56 am

Sal asks me to design a Spyderco; and then I wake up.

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Re: Sal asks you to design a Spyderco.

Postby Halfneck » Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:40 pm

Jazz - I really like that Bowie lockback design.

I wouldn't so much design something new as much as modify an existing model.

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Re: Sal asks you to design a Spyderco.

Postby SpyderScout » Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:55 pm

Jazz wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:00 am

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Quite like that one.

RH only wire clip, coyote brown FRN and its good to go in my book. :spyder: instead of maple leaf as well, pls :D

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Re: Sal asks you to design a Spyderco.

Postby Mushroom » Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:12 pm

dreadpirate wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:56 am
Sal asks me to design a Spyderco; and then I wake up.
Seriously, would be a dream come true! :spyder:


I actually have a number of designs that I'm reluctant to share just yet, I'd like to make physical models of each design before I do so. I'll most definitely share when I do though!
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Re: Sal asks you to design a Spyderco.

Postby Woodpuppy » Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:47 pm

Jazz wrote:
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Oh yeah. That’s the stuff.
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Re: Sal asks you to design a Spyderco.

Postby Pelagic » Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:56 pm

Imagine the native chief with a 4.75" blade (slightly longer, slightly taller, and EVER so slightly thicker), a pivot that's twice as big, oversized phosphor bronze washers, full liners, and a Tri-Ad lock. Available in Cruwear, XHP, and K390.

Yep. That'll do.
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Re: Sal asks you to design a Spyderco.

Postby Stuart Ackerman » Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:56 pm

Whilst I do like the designs that are presented here. to post them means that they have less chance of ever been considered by Spyderco.

Any factory could make these designs before Spyderco has a chance to tool up, and that would be a huge risk to investment, only to beaten by someone else.

The less folk that see the design, the better for Spyderco.

If, however, you are merely showing off what you like to design, and are not even thinking about a collaboration, feel free. :)

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Re: Sal asks you to design a Spyderco.

Postby JRinFL » Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:06 pm

Jazz wrote:
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This one, made in Canada, Earth.
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