A knife designed by the forum

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

Yes
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No
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Re: A knife designed by the forum

Postby Naperville » Thu Jan 20, 2022 12:59 pm

Name: Marlin Spike Dagger

Basic use: Self Defense. The knife would be capable of penetrating and cutting.

Folder

Size: 6 to 7 inch "blade"

Handle shape: long and tall enough to contain the blade

Lock type: Backlock

Blade shape: A 6 to 7 inch Marlin Spike / Knife, amalgam. The forward most 2 inches of the blade (at the tip) would be pure Marlin Spike. Then as the Marlin Spike gently curved, a blade would gradually grow under it to 1 inch tall full flat grind. The profile of the "blade" and handle would be that of the gentle curve in the Native Chief.

Grind: Marlin Spike to Full Flat grind

Blade material: Whatever Sal thinks is sufficient, but a decent steel, not 8CroMov....something like S35VN at least.

Handle material: G-10

Sheath: None

Does this knife have a use and purpose in the Spyderco line? Yes, pure self defense tool.

Is this knife a good design? Yes, excellent design. :winking-tongue

THINK: Competition for the Cold Steel Ti-Lite Folding Knife 6", or Frenzy I Folding Knife 5.5"
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Re: A knife designed by the forum

Postby JSumm » Thu Jan 20, 2022 1:01 pm

ladybug93 wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 12:21 pm
JSumm wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 10:12 am
JSumm wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 7:00 am
I think this is a really cool idea, and most importantly fun.
I take it back. No longer fun.
:rofl i'm sorry to laugh, but i was wondering how long that would last.
My naivete in not being around here that long.

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Re: A knife designed by the forum

Postby eRoc » Thu Jan 20, 2022 1:18 pm

Is this the thread for 2022 where I vote on everyone's behalf for a 4-5" PM2 tanto style fixed blade with a Texas flag coating that only I want?

Or should I wait a few weeks and derail the project with mediocre photoshops? Sorry, I can't remember how we did this last year or the year before....

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Re: A knife designed by the forum

Postby tonijedi » Thu Jan 20, 2022 1:40 pm

This is a too much very crazy idea... and that's why we should try it :zany

I propose initial rounds with only 2 options (fixed vs folder, salt vs regular, for example).
Later on the options could be more, like for colors or materials.
But every round is final and the option with most votes wins.
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Re: A knife designed by the forum

Postby Dazen » Thu Jan 20, 2022 1:50 pm

eRoc wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 1:18 pm
Is this the thread for 2022 where I vote on everyone's behalf for a 4-5" PM2 tanto style fixed blade with a Texas flag coating that only I want?

Or should I wait a few weeks and derail the project with mediocre photoshops? Sorry, I can't remember how we did this last year or the year before....
Well since we are the only 2 people in 100% agreement I think this is the only idea that should proceed to manufacturing!
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Re: A knife designed by the forum

Postby Accutron » Thu Jan 20, 2022 2:24 pm

Naperville wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 12:59 pm
Name: Marlin Spike Dagger
This is probably the only interesting design which will grace this thread, and I have no doubt it will be summarily ignored.
Naperville wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 12:59 pm
THINK: Competition for the Cold Steel Ti-Lite Folding Knife 6", or Frenzy I Folding Knife 5.5"
The Frenzy is a fantastic knife, as is the Counter Point XL. I'm less enthusiatic about the Ti Lite...I feel like the spine side quillon is trying to remove my thumbnail, and there's no real index or practical forward stop.

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Re: A knife designed by the forum

Postby dj moonbat » Thu Jan 20, 2022 2:30 pm

Ah, design by committee. What could go wrong?

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Re: A knife designed by the forum

Postby TkoK83Spy » Thu Jan 20, 2022 2:37 pm

dj moonbat wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 2:30 pm
Ah, design by committee. What could go wrong?
Create this knife, or be a substitute bus driver for middle school aged kids...choose your destiny haha!
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Re: A knife designed by the forum

Postby eRoc » Thu Jan 20, 2022 2:51 pm

Dazen wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 1:50 pm
eRoc wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 1:18 pm
Is this the thread for 2022 where I vote on everyone's behalf for a 4-5" PM2 tanto style fixed blade with a Texas flag coating that only I want?

Or should I wait a few weeks and derail the project with mediocre photoshops? Sorry, I can't remember how we did this last year or the year before....
Well since we are the only 2 people in 100% agreement I think this is the only idea that should proceed to manufacturing!
I think we can call this project a success and close it out. This is fastest this entire forum has come together to agree on a subject. Case closed let's get this over to Sal and the waiting begins. :cheap-sunglasses

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Re: A knife designed by the forum

Postby Naperville » Thu Jan 20, 2022 2:58 pm

Accutron wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 2:24 pm
Naperville wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 12:59 pm
Name: Marlin Spike Dagger
This is probably the only interesting design which will grace this thread, and I have no doubt it will be summarily ignored.
Naperville wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 12:59 pm
THINK: Competition for the Cold Steel Ti-Lite Folding Knife 6", or Frenzy I Folding Knife 5.5"
The Frenzy is a fantastic knife, as is the Counter Point XL. I'm less enthusiatic about the Ti Lite...I feel like the spine side quillon is trying to remove my thumbnail, and there's no real index or practical forward stop.
Thank you for you thoughts!
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Re: A knife designed by the forum

Postby Matus » Thu Jan 20, 2022 3:03 pm

Accutron wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 12:22 pm
Good designs are the result of a singular vision, not an aimless committee. Like a smooth river stone, this design will be worn down into a nondescript oval shape by myriad dissenting opinions. What you'll end up with is a Civivi Elementum with a spydie hole.
Amen to that. Spot on.
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Re: A knife designed by the forum

Postby JRinFL » Thu Jan 20, 2022 3:24 pm

Accutron wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 12:22 pm
Good designs are the result of a singular vision, not an aimless committee. Like a smooth river stone, this design will be worn down into a nondescript oval shape by myriad dissenting opinions. What you'll end up with is a Civivi Elementum with a spydie hole.
And it sadly would sell really well. Just look at the cars most people drive.
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Re: A knife designed by the forum

Postby Ramonade » Thu Jan 20, 2022 4:34 pm

I personnally would trust Sal and Eric and other collaborators for new designs ^^.

An already existing knife with M.N.O.S.D. stamping on it, that'd be my jam !
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Re: A knife designed by the forum

Postby Rymanz » Thu Jan 20, 2022 5:26 pm

While I agree that this would likely devolve, both in design and productivity, I still think it would be a fun undertaking. If it ends up looking like a potato with jimping, then Spyderco (or a final poll) could always give it the veto.
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Re: A knife designed by the forum

Postby cycleguy » Thu Jan 20, 2022 5:28 pm

A very wise person said ... "Too many cooks spoil the knife"! eerrr :thinking , well something like that! Think I'll sit this out and see what transpires; good luck!!! :winking-tongue
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Re: A knife designed by the forum

Postby cycleguy » Thu Jan 20, 2022 5:29 pm

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Re: A knife designed by the forum

Postby ladybug93 » Thu Jan 20, 2022 5:35 pm

how about an acid stonewashed manix 2 in magnacut with od green g10 scales? and maybe a red anodized ball cage?
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Re: A knife designed by the forum

Postby cycleguy » Thu Jan 20, 2022 5:36 pm

SG89 wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 9:03 am
Why would anyone want to design something they don't get paid for?
Ha Ha ... this is fairly typical for many designers. :') Or, compensation about a few cents an hour given all the hours that goes into it. :scream
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Re: A knife designed by the forum

Postby bdblue » Thu Jan 20, 2022 7:10 pm

I've read numerous past threads where people have made suggestions for a new forum knife and the suggestions are all over the place. Achieving consensus on any aspect of a knife design will be very difficult. I answered no to the poll because I think this process would be like herding cats.

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Re: A knife designed by the forum

Postby JRinFL » Thu Jan 20, 2022 7:53 pm

I know I’ve already said my piece and I’ve said this next part before as well, but I’d be happier if we saw more designs that I know Sal and Eric have hidden away. I’m sure any one of them will be better than whatever 3 humped camel knife we all came up with.
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