Past Mule Teams

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Past Mule Teams

Postby TazKristi » Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:30 am

MT01 - Steel: 52100 | Released: January 2008 | Quantity: Approximately 600
MT02 - Steel: CPM M4 | Released: October 2008 | Quantity: Approximately 600
MT03 - Steel: CPM S90V | Released: February 2009 | Quantity: Approximately 700
MT04 - Steel: ZDP-189 | Released: July 2009 | Quantity: Approximately 500
MT05 - Steel: 9Cr18Mo | Released: October 2009 | Quantity: Approximately 1,000
MT06 - Steel: CPM S35VN | Released: January 2010 | Quantity: Approximately 500
MT07 - Steel: Damascus/VG-10 | Released: October 2010 | Quantity: Approximately 600
MT08 - Steel: Aogami Super Blue | Released: December 2010 | Quantity: Approximately 600
MT09 - Steel: Cobalt Special | Released: February 2011 | Quantity: Approximately 600
MT10 - Steel: CTS BD1 | Released: June 2010 | Quantity: Approximately 500
MT11 - Steel: M390 | Released: June 2011 | Quantity: Approximately 600
MT12 - Steel: Cru-Wear | Released: September 2011 | Quantity: Approximately 800
MT13 - Steel: Elmax | Released: February 2012 | Quantity: Approximately 500
MT15 - Steel: CTS B75P | Released: September 2012 | Quantity: Approximately 400
MT16 - Steel: CTS XHP | Released: December 2012 | Quantity: Approximately 700
MT17 - Steel: K390 | Released: July 2013 | Quantity: Approximately 700
MT18 - Steel: CPM S110V | Released: February 2014 | Quantity: Approximately 800
MT19 - Steel: PSF27 | Released: August 2014 | Quantity: Approximately 800
MT20 - Steel: CTS B70P | Released: February 2015 | Quantity: Approximately 800
MT21 - Steel: CPM 4V | Released: October 2015 | Quantity: Approximately 700
MT22 - Steel: RWL 34 | Released: April 2016 | Quantity: Approximately 800
MT23 - Steel: CPM 20CV | Released: December 2016 | Quantity: Approximately 700
MT24 - Steel: Maxamet | Released: August 2016 | Quantity: Approximately 700
MT25 - Steel: LC200N | Released: April 2017 | Quantity: Approximately 800
MT26 - Steel: Micro-Melt A11 (PMA11) | Released: August 2017 | Quantity: Approximately 700
MT27 - Steel: Micro-Melt PD#1 | Released: October 2017 | Quantity: Approximately 800
MT28 - Steel: CPM SPY27 | Released: February 2021 | Quantity: Approximately 500
MT31- Steel: CPM S45VN | Released: April 2021 | Quantity: Approximately 500
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Re: Past Mule Teams

Postby Henry_P » Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:38 am

This is a neat list and a good resource. Thanks Kristi!

Edit: Also as a side note I see the last mule SPY27 was only around 500pc. This could be why there were a lot of people missed out. I feel like 800-1000pc would be a better range.
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Re: Past Mule Teams

Postby austrian_spyder_fan » Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:53 am

Thx Kristi!

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Re: Past Mule Teams

Postby RustyIron » Mon Mar 22, 2021 12:06 pm

A company's production numbers are often secret, but it's fun to see how many of an item are made. Data like that are really important to gun collectors... car collectors... and I suppose even beanie baby collectors. Now we can see that back in February, we were elbowing our way into the web store to bag one of 500 units. With so few made, should I feel guilty that mine is currently clipped to my waistband? Heck no! I'm gonna go chop something up. Adios!

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Re: Past Mule Teams

Postby TazKristi » Mon Mar 22, 2021 3:05 pm

Also, this list has been published here, https://www.spyderco.com/edge-u-cation/ ... m-project/, since we relaunched the Mule Team. Lots of great information!

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Re: Past Mule Teams

Postby The Meat man » Mon Mar 22, 2021 4:31 pm

Great list! Thanks for the time and effort, Kristi. :)
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Re: Past Mule Teams

Postby chkn » Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:54 pm

There was only about 500 of the SPY27 mules? I feel somewhat better about missing out.

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Re: Past Mule Teams

Postby archangel » Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:27 am

Thanks Kristi!

Yeah, about the quantities: one run with 1kpcs, all the others at lower quantities. No consistency. How come? And why the house steel at one of the lowest quantities??
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Re: Past Mule Teams

Postby sal » Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:31 pm

Hi Michael,

The one run of 1,000 was the minimum they would make. They sold out quickly because of the low cost. The original plan was to make as many Mule Teams per steel as we could. We generally buy 1,000 lbs and we thought that around 500-600 pcs would serve the market. Some are lost in learning to work the steel.

Material for the SPY27 Mule was ordered long before we knew where the Mule Team was going. At the time, the sales of the past few Mule Teams was dismal so we didn't anticipate the response we received. Hind sight is 20/20.

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Re: Past Mule Teams

Postby archangel » Tue Mar 23, 2021 2:03 pm

Understood. Thanks for chiming in, Sal!
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Re: Past Mule Teams

Postby yablanowitz » Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:53 pm

A telling statistic would be when the last piece of each was sold. That would show everyone how long some of those hung around, which has a large effect on the quantity decision.

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Re: Past Mule Teams

Postby Rp5 » Sat Mar 27, 2021 1:41 am

Nice to see the list. Thanks.

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Re: Past Mule Teams

Postby defenestrate » Sat Mar 27, 2021 12:21 pm

Thanks, Kristi - nice info to have.

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Re: Past Mule Teams

Postby Joshcrutchley1 » Mon Mar 29, 2021 4:34 am

sal wrote:
Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:31 pm
Hi Michael,

The one run of 1,000 was the minimum they would make. They sold out quickly because of the low cost. The original plan was to make as many Mule Teams per steel as we could. We generally buy 1,000 lbs and we thought that around 500-600 pcs would serve the market. Some are lost in learning to work the steel.

Material for the SPY27 Mule was ordered long before we knew where the Mule Team was going. At the time, the sales of the past few Mule Teams was dismal so we didn't anticipate the response we received. Hind sight is 20/20.

sal
Edit: The coming soon tag has been removed so no second run yet.

I noticed the SFO shows the Spy27 mule as coming soon. Does this mean the decisions been made to do a second run? I hope so funds where tight for me when they dropped so I missed out.
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Re: Past Mule Teams

Postby OrangeShoes » Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:33 pm

Wow! Thanks for sharing the list. Will make this as reference soon.

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Re: Past Mule Teams

Postby fixall » Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:33 pm

Thanks for all of your hard work on the Mule Team project Kristi! It's very, very much appreciated!

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Re: Past Mule Teams

Postby Glock27 » Mon Apr 19, 2021 1:39 pm

Kristi,
Would it be possible to easily list dates that each went out of stock? Some took years, while others lasted minutes!
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Re: Past Mule Teams

Postby yablanowitz » Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:55 pm

The SPY-27 is the only one that sold out in under a week, I can tell you that much.

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Re: Past Mule Teams

Postby TazKristi » Thu Apr 22, 2021 2:31 pm

yablanowitz wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:55 pm
The SPY-27 is the only one that sold out in under a week, I can tell you that much.
Not quite. Sorry to disagree, but the early Mules (probably the first 10) sold out quickly. Most within 15 minutes to an hour. It was only later that they started to slow down.

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Re: Past Mule Teams

Postby z1r » Thu Apr 22, 2021 2:32 pm

TazKristi wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 2:31 pm
yablanowitz wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:55 pm
The SPY-27 is the only one that sold out in under a week, I can tell you that much.
Not quite. Sorry to disagree, but the early Mules (probably the first 10) sold out quickly. Most within 15 minutes to an hour. It was only later that they started to slow down.

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Good info, thanks for setting the record straight! :)


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