MT04P – Mule Team Fixed Blade featuring ZDP-189

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MT04P – Mule Team Fixed Blade featuring ZDP-189

Postby TazKristi » Mon Jul 06, 2009 4:32 pm

MT04P – Mule Team Fixed Blade featuring ZDP-189

MT04P will be available for sale on Friday, 10-Jul-2009 at 1000 (10:00 a.m.) MDT.

All sales will be handled by the Spyderco Factory Outlet store online at

Maximum Purchase Allowed: Unlimited

Cost: $79.95 each

Domestic Shipping: Standard Shipping rates apply. MT04P qualifies for the standard Free Freight (orders over $75)

International Shipping:

International shipments will be sent out according to our International Shipping Schedule:
Shopping Cart Total: $0-$99 - Shipping/Handling Charge $25
Shopping Cart Total: $100-$399 - Shipping/Handling Charge $35
Shopping Cart Total: $400 and higher - Shipping/Handling Charge $50

International shipments will be via USPS International Priority Mail. Please be aware, we will have limited tracking capabilities. Tracking once it leaves the US is dependent upon the postal services outside the US and their ability to provide it. However, this will completely eliminate UPS Brokerage Fees.

About ZDP-189:
ZDP-189 blade steel is the hottest, hardest and highest performing Japanese knife steel in the knife industry today. 3% of its component ingredient is pure carbon and 20% chrome (unheard of chemistries twenty-years ago), making the steel harder and in turn extending its edge retention. This is done through a powdered metallurgic process. At press, Spyderco was one of a handful of cutlers around the world working with ZDP-189 blades

What is the Mule Team:
For those of you unfamiliar with our Mule Team Project, it is unique to Spyderco. In-house we call knife samples designed and built for testing and evaluation Mules. We know a healthy percentage of knife users are interested in different blade steels and their performance abilities. Running with that, we released an ongoing Mule Team Project. Several times per year we unveil the same single-piece fixed blade patterned knife in a different and exotic blade steel. This lets steel-obsessed knife knuts test, try and use something normally not offered to the industry. Product runs are limited to 600 – 1000 pieces of each steel type depending on foundry requirements.

Mule Blades are leaf-shaped with a sharpened and finished PlainEdge blade but with an unfinished handle providing a do-it-yourself opportunity. The unfinished handle has a series of holes for attaching custom handle scales or for wrapping with para-cord. Each piece is sold without handle scales or a carry sheath focusing the project on the blade steel. This opens endless creative possibilities for the owner to design their own handle scale and carry options.
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Postby yablanowitz » Mon Jul 06, 2009 4:56 pm

Thanks, Kristi! If I mail a check in the morning, will you reject it if it arrives before Friday? :D
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Postby hickster » Mon Jul 06, 2009 4:58 pm

I'll take three each. :D
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Postby gac » Mon Jul 06, 2009 6:08 pm

Crap. I just burned my knife money.

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Postby The Mastiff » Mon Jul 06, 2009 8:14 pm

Amazing price for the steel, heat treat, quality maker, and dollar/yen conversion, not to mention shipping costs. Thanks Sal and Spyderco. ! Joe
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Postby MCM » Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:46 pm

Thanks for the ZDP heads up.
Am still in shock the S90v version didn't sell out by now!
I would have thought S90v would have been the big seller with M4 as a close 2nd.
Times must be tough. Either that or folks don't know what they are missing with S90v.
Its been around for yrs (10?) and everyone should know its virtues by now?
I have (2) M4, (2)S90v, and plan to pick up a ZDP.
Thanks again for letting us get in on these at fair prices.

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Postby type00rev » Tue Jul 07, 2009 3:02 am

Thanks Kristi.....I've been looking forward to this one.
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Postby Mightyquinn » Tue Jul 07, 2009 3:18 am

Can't wait to get my hands on some more ZDP!!!!! :D :D :D
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Postby Jeremy McCullen » Tue Jul 07, 2009 3:37 pm

I am in line.


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Postby jabba359 » Tue Jul 07, 2009 4:50 pm

Just in time! I'm just putting the finishing touches on my S90V Mule so I'll be ready for one or two of these soon.

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Postby Brad S. » Tue Jul 07, 2009 6:49 pm

woot! that is all.
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Postby whkento » Tue Jul 07, 2009 7:19 pm

Of course, I must have one! :cool:

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Postby iwolf81 » Tue Jul 07, 2009 9:45 pm

I've recently gotten bit by the Spyderco bug badly, and now want the upcoming mule as well. However, I'm not capable of anything other than wrapping it with paracord, so I'm wondering who are the decent knife makers that could finish the job for me? I like the work posted by CLB Designs. Who else should I look at?


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Postby tiagre » Tue Jul 07, 2009 9:56 pm

I'll get one!

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Postby CanisMajor » Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:02 pm

iwolf81 wrote:I've recently gotten bit by the Spyderco bug badly, and now want the upcoming mule as well. However, I'm not capable of anything other than wrapping it with paracord, so I'm wondering who are the decent knife makers that could finish the job for me? I like the work posted by CLB Designs. Who else should I look at?

Tom Krein here on the forums does excellent work and can definitely help you out.
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Postby ozspyder » Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:07 pm

Hi Ira,

A few knife mechanics in here. The standout ones who post here a lot are STR and Tricod. I have had stuff done by Tricod and can stand by his work. Unfortunately nothing as yet done by the other knife tinkerers in here for me. Other knife mechanics can probably speak up here or in a separate thread to make yourselves known again. A fair few in here have great talent and pics of thei work looks :D :p
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Postby Eighth of Eight » Wed Jul 08, 2009 5:07 pm

ZDP! Awsome count me in. iwolf81, I send most of my costomize jobs to Scott Gere. He's a great guy and does beautiful work. His e-mail is if you need it. Yeah, ZDP! :D
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Postby HaroldB » Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:02 pm

189 is my recent Fav + I've gotten all the Mules so far.

Com'on Friday! ~;-)

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Postby 4cweber » Fri Jul 10, 2009 11:17 am

Great, just ordered mine :)

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Postby HaroldB » Fri Jul 10, 2009 12:29 pm

Me too.

Can't wait to slap on some scales an start slicing ~;-)

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