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Mule Team Scales from Halpern

Postby HalpernTi » Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:13 pm

I haven't been on this forum for some time- wanted to check in on Mule Team scales.

Are you happy with your Halpern purchases?

Any suggestions?

I trust Jennifer has taken good care of you for the last 3 years. Please let me know if we can do anything for you. There is still a good stock of flat scales and 3D contoured scales.

I can't believe it, but we started machining these (with Sal's blessing, of course) 9 years ago. Thanks for all the support!

Marianne Halpern
Owner Halpern Titanium, Inc.

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Re: Mule Team Scales from Halpern

Postby VA.koi guy » Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:39 pm

Hi Marianne,
I was late to the party and just got on the mule, and ordered two sets from you.
Fit & finish seem great, went for the burgundy micarta, and Jade g10. Glad you still have so many options.
Great service!

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Re: Mule Team Scales from Halpern

Postby Spydergirl88 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:47 pm

Great quality and great service.
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Re: Mule Team Scales from Halpern

Postby ferider » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:01 pm

Great product, service and communication, Jennifer in particular has been very helpful, Marianne. I bought 6 (?) sets of scales over the last year.

Have you ever thought about doing Manix 2 or XL scales ? Your wood, carbon fiber, or silver twill scales would rock on these knives, and - forgive my naiivety - should be easier to manufacture than, say for the PM2.

Cheers,

Roland.

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Re: Mule Team Scales from Halpern

Postby HalpernTi » Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:59 am

Hi Roland
This notification ended up in my jink mail which I was checking this morning. Glad you like your handles. We began manufacturing mule team handles about 6 or 7 years ago at the suggestion of Sal Glesser. We would never offer any other Spyderco handles for resale. Many folks on social media make some amazing aftermarket Spyderco handles. I bet you could even suggest materials to them.
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Re: Mule Team Scales from Halpern

Postby Sjucaveman » Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:02 am

I have had no problems with the 5 sets I've purchased. The fit and finish has been flawless.
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Re: Mule Team Scales from Halpern

Postby Ankerson » Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:28 am

They have been great for me. :)

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Re: Mule Team Scales from Halpern

Postby holeshot » Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:19 pm

I just put them on my first Mule and they are great. I only wish you had more of the other colors in stock.
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Re: Mule Team Scales from Halpern

Postby Mattysc42 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:17 pm

They’ve been perfect for my 3 mules. Some of my most comfortable knives to use. :D

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Re: Mule Team Scales from Halpern

Postby michaelm466 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:26 pm

I've been happy with mine (6 sets of 3D) I'd also like to see more color options- maybe a lime green, white would be good for the guys that Rit dye

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Re: Mule Team Scales from Halpern

Postby archangel » Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:27 pm

Must say I am struggling with their $35 shipping charge, for a product that probably weighs max 30g and would fit into a pretty small carton... That's more than the flat 'option 5' handles cost. I'd give them a go if they'd offer an economy shipping option, even if this'd mean I'd have to wait 2 weeks or more.
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Re: Mule Team Scales from Halpern

Postby sal » Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:35 pm

I use them on all of my mules.

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Re: Mule Team Scales from Halpern

Postby swigert » Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:36 pm

Will we ever see the contoured natural micarta again?

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Re: Mule Team Scales from Halpern

Postby GrayJay » Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:50 pm

I recently purchased the standard black G10 mule scales from spyderco for my first Mule, which I believe are Halpern made? In any case, they’re awesome and I love the matte finish—it makes them look charcoal gray, which is more interesting to me.

That said, I’d love to see more micarta options: olive green, natural, and ivory would be awesome. I probably would have bought those options direct from Halpern if they’d been available. As is, I’m thinking gray or desert tan G10 for my next Mule.

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Re: Mule Team Scales from Halpern

Postby Bloke » Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:20 pm

sal wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:35 pm
my mules.
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Re: Mule Team Scales from Halpern

Postby sal » Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:30 pm

Hi GrayJay,

Welcome to our forum.

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Re: Mule Team Scales from Halpern

Postby mattman » Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:48 pm

GrayJay wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:50 pm
I recently purchased the standard black G10 mule scales from spyderco for my first Mule, which I believe are Halpern made? In any case, they’re awesome and I love the matte finish—it makes them look charcoal gray, which is more interesting to me.

That said, I’d love to see more micarta options: olive green, natural, and ivory would be awesome. I probably would have bought those options direct from Halpern if they’d been available. As is, I’m thinking gray or desert tan G10 for my next Mule.
GrayJay-
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The "charcoal grey" is likely the "as-machined" finish, and will turn black(er) with use, from your body oils. You can accelerate this with a wipe-down with mineral oil, or equivalent. (This is documented on Halperns page, as well)

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Re: Mule Team Scales from Halpern

Postby Extra330SC » Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:36 am

HalpernTi wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:13 pm
I haven't been on this forum for some time- wanted to check in on Mule Team scales.

Are you happy with your Halpern purchases?

Any suggestions?

I trust Jennifer has taken good care of you for the last 3 years. Please let me know if we can do anything for you. There is still a good stock of flat scales and 3D contoured scales.

I can't believe it, but we started machining these (with Sal's blessing, of course) 9 years ago. Thanks for all the support!

Marianne Halpern
Owner Halpern Titanium, Inc.
Very pleased so far on on the flat and contoured Halpern scales ! I use the flat scales on my 20CV Mule with a thin QuickclipPro for front horizontal carry...very clean and slender package! Looking to pick up some carbon scales in the future. Thanks for a great product. ...

James
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Re: Mule Team Scales from Halpern

Postby jtoler_9 » Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:46 am

I’ve got two pair on two of my mules. It’s a great product. I thought I would add the link for those that may not know where to find them. I hope that’s ok?

https://www.halperntitanium.com/spyderco-handles/

I chose the textured scales. The only thing I would change, is there is just a small bit of tang exposed where the scales don’t meet all the way to the boarder of the tang. Ergonomically, I wish they were flush. But that’s more of a nit pick than anything.

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Re: Mule Team Scales from Halpern

Postby Crux » Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:44 pm

HalpernTi wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:13 pm
I haven't been on this forum for some time- wanted to check in on Mule Team scales.

Are you happy with your Halpern purchases?

Any suggestions?

I trust Jennifer has taken good care of you for the last 3 years. Please let me know if we can do anything for you. There is still a good stock of flat scales and 3D contoured scales.

I can't believe it, but we started machining these (with Sal's blessing, of course) 9 years ago. Thanks for all the support!

Marianne Halpern
Owner Halpern Titanium, Inc.
Thanks, I bought like a dozen sets from you. I'll need a couple more if I can snag this other Mule.
Can you find it and can it cut? :eek:


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