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Postby Marion David Poff » Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:16 pm

MountainManJim wrote:
Marion David Poff wrote:I spoke to SFO, and I was told that they made 600, but that was before QC.

What the final number of First Quality MT06 came out to, I was not told.

So, we might see some as Seconds.

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Hey all,

I picked up a MT06 today. The first three I viewed were mislabeled as first quality, but the blades were notched as seconds. So, suggest everyone check their mules and make sure they're not notched. The tumbling (looks like bead blasting) was a little excessive on the seconds. Other than that I could see an defects.

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Well... I was trying to communicate that Seconds might become available with this model.

And I certainly hope that such as you suggest has not happened to any mail order customers.

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Postby RedRunner » Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:37 pm

Any pics of that finish? Or will I have to wait for the real thing in the mail. Very exciting!

So perhaps 300 production with some potential seconds at some point. Nice. I see there is about 25 left, so a good opportunity for some more folks to pick up a few. Nice run - good number to keep us excited but also give everyone a fair chance.

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Postby MountainManJim » Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:00 pm

Marion David Poff wrote:Well... I was trying to communicate that Seconds might become available with this model.

And I certainly hope that such as you suggest has not happened to any mail order customers.

Marion
I have know idea ... I should explain that I saw the seconds at SFO. Logic dictates that is mislabeled seconds were given to SFO, they could have been mail out as well. Note: I believe SFO does all of the internet mailing for the company.

Also, I am very sure the Spyderco would replace any second that was sold as first quality. It's only right and they're a great bunch of folks.

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Postby Monkeywrangler » Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:18 pm

Mine arrived today too. Are anyone elses small holes slotted slightly? Mine have a slight linear trench (cut not gouged) in all of the small holes cut. The larger ones do not exhibit this. I will see if I can get an acceptable pic of this. I did not notice this on DH's Mule5...nor do I see it on the one pic I find of a bare tang on Marion's site.

Best I can do on a pic tonight. It's late here...

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Postby yablanowitz » Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:51 pm

That is from the laser cutter, and is intentional. All of mine are the same way.
I don't believe in safe queens, only in pre-need replacements.

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Postby Marion David Poff » Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:14 am

Monkeywrangler wrote:Mine arrived today too. Are anyone elses small holes slotted slightly? Mine have a slight linear trench (cut not gouged) in all of the small holes cut. The larger ones do not exhibit this. I will see if I can get an acceptable pic of this. I did not notice this on DH's Mule5...nor do I see it on the one pic I find of a bare tang on Marion's site.

Best I can do on a pic tonight. It's late here...

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It is based on how the holes are cut, and my M4 Mule has it, at the least.... The M4 is the only one available convenient to glance at. But, I don't think it is the only one...

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Postby type00rev » Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:10 am

I'm glad I ordered two of these. I think the CPMS35VN Mules are going to be the best in the series.

BTW....does anyone have a ZDP Mule they would like to sell? I missed out on those and the 9Cr18Mo Mules..... :(
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Postby jabba359 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:57 am

type00rev wrote:BTW....does anyone have a ZDP Mule they would like to sell? I missed out on those and the 9Cr18Mo Mules..... :(
If I understand correctly, the remaining ZDP mules were going in to be re-heat treated and will be available once the hardness is lowered a bit. So unless I missed something, you should be able to buy them again in the near future.
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Postby anti-torsion » Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:53 am

Very poor pic, I will try and get some in the sun tonight.

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Postby CaptainBeaky » Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:37 pm

Where would the notch be on a second?

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Postby LorenzoL » Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:51 pm

anti-torsion wrote:Very poor pic, I will try and get some in the sun tonight.
Where do you live, the South Pole? :D ;)

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Postby yablanowitz » Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:00 pm

CaptainBeaky wrote:Where would the notch be on a second?
On the right side of the spine near the Spyderhole.
I don't believe in safe queens, only in pre-need replacements.

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Postby Marion David Poff » Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:10 pm

anti-torsion wrote:Very poor pic, I will try and get some in the sun tonight.

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I like it!

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Postby hickster » Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:15 pm

Marion David Poff wrote:It is based on how the holes are cut, and my M4 Mule has it, at the least.... The M4 is the only one available convenient to glance at. But, I don't think it is the only one...

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I know the M4 and the S90V mules had the extra grooves in the small holes. I didn't get to the party in time for a 5100, but My ZDP-189's did not have the extra cut-outs. I do not know about the alphabet mule, wasn't really interested.
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Postby anti-torsion » Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:55 pm

LorenzoL wrote:Where do you live, the South Pole? :D ;)
The South Pole sun paid off :D

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Postby GoMeR » Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:59 pm

Mine arrived today, they are very nice, I cannot find a single flaw on either knife, the finish is really nice and they do have the laser cut notch on each hole. Both are super sharp, big thanks to Spyderco and crew, the mule project is a great thing!

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Postby Hector Castro » Fri Jan 15, 2010 5:30 pm

I received both of mine today. I like the stone washed finish. Does anyone know why they were stone washed? Is Spyderco trying a new blade finish?

Both of mine have the slots from the laser in the small holes. The chinese made Cr9 mule did not have these slots!

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Postby GoMeR » Fri Jan 15, 2010 5:37 pm

I think its great that Spyderco is now including paperwork that mentions a little something about all the other mules and info about the individual steels. Heres a quick pic with black Halpern scales installed, the shadow looks a bit like a dodo on steroids :D ....

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Postby sarguy » Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:44 pm

I got mine today as well! So far I'm loving this blade. Dare I suggest that it might be the Chuck Norris of steels?
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Postby MountainManJim » Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:08 pm

CaptainBeaky wrote:Where would the notch be on a second?
The notch will be on the right hand side of the blade. I believe on the thumb ramp. It will look like someone accidentally hit it with a grinder.

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