Lil Native Tanto?

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Lil Native Tanto

Yes
12
34%
No
19
54%
Depends on the lock
4
11%
 
Total votes: 35

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Lil Native Tanto?

Postby Spydergirl88 » Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:35 am

What say ye?

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Re: Lil Native Tanto?

Postby Evil D » Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:37 am

Interested. Still want a tanto Military and Dragonfly.
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Re: Lil Native Tanto?

Postby soulspy » Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:58 am

'Twould be cute!

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Re: Lil Native Tanto?

Postby Abyss_Fish » Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:26 am

I'm saying yes not because I would use it, not because I think it would sell well, but because I think it would be hilarious to see such an aggressive stabby shape on such a cute little knife. Currently the Pochi (and I would say the matriarch 2 but that does have actual use) is the only slightly comical, light hearted, model in the lineup. I would absolutely love to see this come to fruition just to have more fun in the lineup.

They'd have to go all out though, s110v (because more numbers), integral Ti comp lock, od green micarta front scale. It has to really scream "I will murder you!" as quietly as possible. And if they want to add a voice box that literally says that I'd be fine with that too :D
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Re: Lil Native Tanto?

Postby Mushroom » Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:47 am

I voted no. :o

There seems to be a new trend of just taking pre-existing models and slightly modifying them and then "ta-da new knife!" I'm not the biggest fan of this trend. Given the choice, I would much rather be patient and see a brand new model developed.

I don't doubt that something like this would sell though and it's easy enough to design that it's probably worth their time to explore if they see enough interest.

Unfortunately for the backlock only crowd though, I do feel that it would have to be a compression lock to maximize sales.
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Re: Lil Native Tanto?

Postby Spydergirl88 » Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:04 am

Abyss_Fish wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:26 am
I'm saying yes not because I would use it, not because I think it would sell well, but because I think it would be hilarious to see such an aggressive stabby shape on such a cute little knife. Currently the Pochi (and I would say the matriarch 2 but that does have actual use) is the only slightly comical, light hearted, model in the lineup. I would absolutely love to see this come to fruition just to have more fun in the lineup.

They'd have to go all out though, s110v (because more numbers), integral Ti comp lock, od green micarta front scale. It has to really scream "I will murder you!" as quietly as possible. And if they want to add a voice box that literally says that I'd be fine with that too :D
They could call it the Chihuahua lol

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Re: Lil Native Tanto?

Postby wrdwrght » Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:41 am

I, too, voted “No”, but a soft “No”.

I don’t want to stand in the way of the seeming “Ask and you shall receive” trend toward making Spyderco a custom shop.

This trend does seem to have slowed new in-house designs, but, no matter, all those old designs (collabs included) that JD raves about are out there to be found and enjoyed.

If the new designs were coming at the rate they were earlier in my time here, I would not now possess my recently-arrived and fascinating Turnbull T-Mag.
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Re: Lil Native Tanto?

Postby Wartstein » Mon Apr 19, 2021 1:14 pm

Voted "depends on the lock" (backlock for me of course)

I´ll admit that I generally the Lil Native is not my favorite: Heavy for its size, much to thick blade, bulkier package than a Chaparral, but less ( and less slicey) edge
But in a Tanto, as a brutal little hard use beast, it would make sense to me! :)
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Re: Lil Native Tanto?

Postby Joshcrutchley1 » Mon Apr 19, 2021 1:28 pm

Wartstein wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 1:14 pm
Voted "depends on the lock" (backlock for me of course)

I´ll admit that I generally the Lil Native is not my favorite: Heavy for its size, much to thick blade, bulkier package than a Chaparral, but less ( and less slicey) edge
But in a Tanto, as a brutal little hard use beast, it would make sense to me! :)
I also voted for "depends on the lock". In truth I didn't like tantos but Spyderco's PM2 tanto changed that for me.

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Re: Lil Native Tanto?

Postby Sumdumguy » Mon Apr 19, 2021 1:43 pm

No thanks.

I am saving my tanto vote for the only Tanto, I would want.

A Ti frame lock, Lum Tanto.

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Re: Lil Native Tanto?

Postby kobold » Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:39 pm

I voted no. I am just not a tanto guy. There are a few tanto knives out there that are tempting ( https://i.imgur.com/zHpqton.jpg ), but a Native wouldn't do the trick.
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Re: Lil Native Tanto?

Postby PStone » Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:48 am

I voted yes. I think the smaller size would greatly compliment the shape of a tanto. One reason I tend to stay away is they’re usually longer blades and I feel I lose the control of the tip and tanto point. The Battlestation is a good example of greater control due its smaller size. I don’t like trailing points either for the same reason. Loss of tip control. But put them together on a smaller package and it just works. So I am definitely in for a Lil’ Native tanto. Preferably the backlock version.

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Re: Lil Native Tanto?

Postby DSH007 » Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:50 am

I can actually see this being an extremely useful little utility folder.. but it's not for me. I don't really mind tantos in theory, I've just never quite been able to warm up to them for some reason. Voted no. :(
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Re: Lil Native Tanto?

Postby JRinFL » Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:39 pm

I voted No as well, sorry. I don’t see how a tanto would help the model. I’d much rather see a wharncliffe, especially one with thinner stock.
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