A knife designed by the forum

Discuss Spyderco's products and history.

Would you enjoy designing a knife in collaborating with this whole forum?

Yes
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56%
No
45
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Total votes: 102

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A knife designed by the forum

Postby Paraguy » Thu Jan 20, 2022 6:50 am

I briefly mentioned this on another thread and several people said to make a post about it - so here we are. Now I realize this is a crazy idea and it would be really hard to achieve something worth making, but if we used a series of polls and stuck to basic handle designs by Spyderco, with some slight tweaks, it could work. I think that even if it doesn't get made it would be very interesting to see what we could come up with collectively.
I'm interested to hear everyone's thoughts.

My plan of attack would be to use a series of polls like this. It would slowly become more specific, in effect eliminating too much quarreling and allowing for a common goal. In order for this to work, we need to agree on the purpose of the knife.

poll ideas:
basic use e.g hunting, fishing, edc, bushcraft, etc.
Fixed blade or folder
size
basic handle shape
lock type
basic blade shape
grind
blade material
handle material
sheath
Final: Does this knife have a use and purpose in the Spyderco line? Is this knife a good design?
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Re: A knife designed by the forum

Postby JSumm » Thu Jan 20, 2022 7:00 am

I think this is a really cool idea, and most importantly fun.
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Re: A knife designed by the forum

Postby TkoK83Spy » Thu Jan 20, 2022 7:18 am

Cool idea, but it would never work. WAAAAAAYYY too many different opinions, likes and dislikes among everyone here.
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Re: A knife designed by the forum

Postby Wartstein » Thu Jan 20, 2022 7:20 am

TkoK83Spy wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 7:18 am
Cool idea, but it would never work. WAAAAAAYYY too many different opinions, likes and dislikes among everyone here.

Agreed, when I think of the many honest, but failed Forum-knife attempts..
Still, voted yes, just for the fun of it... and who knows, miracles can happen... ;)
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Re: A knife designed by the forum

Postby Evil D » Thu Jan 20, 2022 7:29 am

I'll be the party pooper and vote no. I wouldn't stand in the way but I'm outnumbered by a lot of people who favor things I don't really care for, so I would definitely watch but I guess I'd be skeptical. Prove me wrong I guess.
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Re: A knife designed by the forum

Postby VooDooChild » Thu Jan 20, 2022 7:42 am

It just needs to be a titanium-g10-frn serrated-plain edge with a sheepsfoot style clip point and 3 different locks.
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Re: A knife designed by the forum

Postby archangel » Thu Jan 20, 2022 7:43 am

TkoK83Spy wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 7:18 am
Cool idea, but it would never work. WAAAAAAYYY too many different opinions, likes and dislikes among everyone here.

^^this, I'm afraid....
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Re: A knife designed by the forum

Postby JSumm » Thu Jan 20, 2022 7:44 am

VooDooChild wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 7:42 am
It just needs to be a titanium-g10-frn serrated-plain edge with a sheepsfoot style clip point and 3 different locks.
See, it will not be that hard. And it's fun. :rofl
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Re: A knife designed by the forum

Postby TkoK83Spy » Thu Jan 20, 2022 7:56 am

JSumm wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 7:44 am
VooDooChild wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 7:42 am
It just needs to be a titanium-g10-frn serrated-plain edge with a sheepsfoot style clip point and 3 different locks.
See, it will not be that hard. And it's fun. :rofl
I like where his head's at. Sal...let's see whatcha got buddy!! :beaming-face
17 :bug-red 's in 12 different steels
2 - Bradford Guardian 3's (Wharnie Vanadis 4E and 3V/Drop Point)
1 - Monterey Bay Knives Slayback Flipper - ZDP 189
1 - CRK Small Sebenza 31/Macassar Ebony Inlays
1 - CRK Large Inkosi Insingo/ Black Micarta Inlays
1 - CRK Large Sebenza 31/Box Elder Inlays
1 - CRK Umnumzaan
1 - Microtech Ultratech DE OTF
1 - Finch Knives Sunkist Harvester

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Re: A knife designed by the forum

Postby SG89 » Thu Jan 20, 2022 8:06 am

Golden production is backed up a year plus...you would need an open spot in one of the other factories probably. Which could limit your choices pretty severely. Look what happened to the UKPK Damascus forum "project". You need to start with a model in a non-Golden factory and then go from there. The Jester "project" looks promising.
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Re: A knife designed by the forum

Postby Airlsee » Thu Jan 20, 2022 8:12 am

I think this would be a very difficult task, and a vocal minority could hamper the fun...I haven't voted; but I'll keep up with the project either way and chime in if/when I feel an opinion on an aspect.

I think SG's right in determining the factory should be one of the first votes.
So it goes.

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Re: A knife designed by the forum

Postby lilshaver » Thu Jan 20, 2022 8:14 am

TkoK83Spy wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 7:18 am
Cool idea, but it would never work. WAAAAAAYYY too many different opinions, likes and dislikes among everyone here.
Totally Agree

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Re: A knife designed by the forum

Postby Salter » Thu Jan 20, 2022 8:14 am

What would really be cool is if Spyderco did a thing where we could "design" our own knives where we could select any platform we want, any scale color, any pocket clip, any steel, satin or DLC, coated or non-coated hardware, etc. It'd be really hard to pull of though.

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Re: A knife designed by the forum

Postby Airlsee » Thu Jan 20, 2022 8:26 am

Salter wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 8:14 am
It'd be really hard to pull of [sic] though.

Bit of an understatement. It would be impossible.
So it goes.

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Re: A knife designed by the forum

Postby Matus » Thu Jan 20, 2022 8:26 am

This would come out if Eric and Sal would try to come up with the perfect nightmare :)
... I like weird :bug-red :bug-white-red :bug-white ...

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Re: A knife designed by the forum

Postby steelcity16 » Thu Jan 20, 2022 8:36 am

I think we can all agree that the Dodo-fly should finally become a reality! :)
:bug-white-red CRU-CARTA THEM ALL! :bug-white-red

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Re: A knife designed by the forum

Postby max808 » Thu Jan 20, 2022 8:56 am

steelcity16 wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 8:36 am
I think we can all agree that the Dodo-fly should finally become a reality! :)
+1
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Re: A knife designed by the forum

Postby Mushroom » Thu Jan 20, 2022 9:00 am

TkoK83Spy wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 7:56 am
JSumm wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 7:44 am
VooDooChild wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 7:42 am
It just needs to be a titanium-g10-frn serrated-plain edge with a sheepsfoot style clip point and 3 different locks.
See, it will not be that hard. And it's fun. :rofl
I like where his head's at. Sal...let's see whatcha got buddy!! :beaming-face
The point of the thread is not to pick materials and let Spyderco design the knife. Without a single poll, we all know that would just end up being a Magnacut, micarta, backlock…

The OP is not trying to “pick a model” and redesign it. The intention is to design a knife from scratch, with collective input from the forum.

The OP’s intention is for a forum design not a forum knife of an existing model.
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Re: A knife designed by the forum

Postby SG89 » Thu Jan 20, 2022 9:03 am

Why would anyone want to design something they don't get paid for?
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Re: A knife designed by the forum

Postby Mushroom » Thu Jan 20, 2022 9:05 am

For fun.
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