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by TomAiello
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Let's bring the Mule back
Replies: 29
Views: 1565

Re: Let's bring the Mule back

What if it was called the "Moderation"? Kind of like Temperance, but a little different? If it was 8cr13mov, it would have to compete with the Bow River, so it needs to either be substantially different in ergonomics/design/purpose or be lower in price point (which would be difficult to achieve). M...
by TomAiello
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lil Chokwe
Replies: 19
Views: 829

Re: Lil Chokwe

curlyhairedboy wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:08 pm
Any word on steel for this one?
Same question.

I like the Chokwe enough that I'm likely in for this one regardless, but I'd sure love to see it in an upgraded steel.
by TomAiello
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lil Native slipjoint as folding mule?
Replies: 17
Views: 541

Re: Lil Native slipjoint as folding mule?

I actually do carry Mules (and other fixed blades) quite regularly. But I understand that I live in a place where that's generally accepted, and that most places aren't like this. You see people around here carrying gear that would get a swat team called on them in a lot of places--and having travel...
by TomAiello
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lil Native slipjoint as folding mule?
Replies: 17
Views: 541

Re: Lil Native slipjoint as folding mule?

Is the point to test the steel in a laboratory fashion? Or to test it in an "in the wild" EDC format? I feel like testing in a laboratory fashion is going to be done better by a much smaller number of people (who are making the knives for the purpose) or by manufacturers. If that's the goal you don'...
by TomAiello
Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lil Native slipjoint as folding mule?
Replies: 17
Views: 541

Re: Lil Native slipjoint as folding mule?

I don't think changing FRN colors is very hard. Aren't the same molds used for all the colors? Spyderco could easily just alter the colors slightly to indicate the different steels, essentially using the existing "sprint run" system to create a set of folding mules, using the UKPK (Golden) and Urban...
by TomAiello
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lil Native slipjoint as folding mule?
Replies: 17
Views: 541

Re: Lil Native slipjoint as folding mule?

I don't think a small slip joint is a good platform for testing steels. Some people would buy it out of curiosity, but how much could we learn? They couldn't be pushed to the limits like a fixed blade. Plenty of people would be interested in trying out steels if they came in a package that was EDC-...
by TomAiello
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which Delica gets the CF treatment?
Replies: 15
Views: 788

Re: Which Delica gets the CF treatment?

Bummer. The only Spyderco's I've found in SLO are a handful at Mountain Air and then some Santa Fe Stoneworks models being sold at some arts shop--maybe on Higuera? I keep hoping there will be a real knife shop somewhere there...
by TomAiello
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Let's bring the Mule back
Replies: 29
Views: 1565

Re: Let's bring the Mule back

What if it was called the "Moderation"? Kind of like Temperance, but a little different?

If it was 8cr13mov, it would have to compete with the Bow River, so it needs to either be substantially different in ergonomics/design/purpose or be lower in price point (which would be difficult to achieve).
by TomAiello
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which Delica gets the CF treatment?
Replies: 15
Views: 788

Re: Which Delica gets the CF treatment?

SLOSpyder wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:10 pm
I’m longing for an M390 CF Delica 4.
I'm not a Delica guy, but I'd like to hijack this thread...

Are you from San Luis Obispo? I was born there and visit for at least a couple weeks every year. Is there anywhere there with a reasonable Spyderco selection?
by TomAiello
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Let's bring the Mule back
Replies: 29
Views: 1565

Re: Let's bring the Mule back

I'm liking the Urban as a Mule platform. Me too. We've seen it in n690, Elmax, K390, AEB-L...what else? Doing sprint steels in the Urban (european production) and UKPK (USA production) seems like a great alternative to the fixed blade Mules, to put various steels in the hands of a lot of people int...
by TomAiello
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Let's bring the Mule back
Replies: 29
Views: 1565

Re: Let's bring the Mule back

As a first Mule, I'd go with the RWL34.
by TomAiello
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Let's bring the Mule back
Replies: 29
Views: 1565

Re: Let's bring the Mule back

Having a fixed blade in the Mule pattern is really a separate discussion, though.

I think a lot of people who want a Temperance would like a low cost mule (under another name) as a permanent addition to the line up.
by TomAiello
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Let's bring the Mule back
Replies: 29
Views: 1565

Re: Let's bring the Mule back

I think if you wanted to make it inexpensive, you'd pretty much be running them in China out of 8cr13mov. Not sure how the sales and profit margin would line up on that, but it's definitely a different project from the original Mule Team idea.
by TomAiello
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Fixed Blade Friday!
Replies: 91
Views: 3525

Re: Fixed Blade Friday!

Is that your Vanax filet knife, Lance?
by TomAiello
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The PERFECT Double Bladed Folder?
Replies: 35
Views: 1866

Re: The PERFECT Double Bladed Folder?

Doc Dan wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:15 pm
I would not mind seeing something like the dragonfly FRN with an extra blade. The light weight would definitely be compelling.
This.

With a ZDP PE blade and an H-1 Hawkbill serrated blade.
by TomAiello
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Fixed Blade Friday!
Replies: 91
Views: 3525

Re: Fixed Blade Friday!

Besides being surprised, by how much better this knife is, than I thought it would be. I am extremely impressed with the PSF27. Such a fantastic steel. I'd love to see D2 go away in all knives, in favor of PSF27. Have you tried CPM-D2? Any thoughts on the comparison of all 3? I'm going with the Jun...
by TomAiello
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Chap LW Back in Stock
Replies: 31
Views: 1565

Re: Chap LW Back in Stock

Spydergirl, can you post your impression when you get yours?

I've had good luck with all my Chaps, and I'll be curious to see if the new run gives you similar issues to the old one.
by TomAiello
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bento Box M390 PM2 Re-Release on July 19th
Replies: 66
Views: 4621

Re: Bento Box M390 PM2 Re-Release on July 19th

This knife took a long time to grow on me. I EDCd it when I first got it, and just didn't dig the PM2 at all. I put Aramis scales on it earlier this year, and it's moved up near the top of my rotation. I'm actually carrying it right now.
by TomAiello
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Centofante love?
Replies: 32
Views: 1074

Re: Centofante love?

Sharp Guy wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:28 am
The discontinued Centofante 4 (Wharncliffe) is one that I really wanted. I was looking for one for a while there but stopped looking.
+1.
by TomAiello
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco BM Proper Killer!
Replies: 42
Views: 2951

Re: Spyderco BM Proper Killer!

My most wished for Spyderco slip joint is still a UKPK Maxamet. :)

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