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Just another idea

Postby ramlanrafie » Wed Apr 25, 2001 12:00 am

Sal,



What about using damasteel for spyderco. It look nice to me but frankly i don't know the advantage and disadvantage of this steel. Perhap you can expalain abit about it. Still remember the evolution edition of C01 in damacus.



thanks a lot.

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Postby sal » Sat Apr 28, 2001 8:18 am

Hi Ramlanrafie. Intersting that you would mention that at this time. We are currently considering a short run in damascus for our 25th anniversary piece this year.

Damasteel is a powder metal process, but it is not quite the same as the powder metal process used in CPM steels. My current feeling is to go with a local stainless damascus, probably by Devin Thomas.

We are, however, quite at a loss to determine which of the current models would be the most desired.

any opinions?

sal

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Postby Tom Percy » Sat Apr 28, 2001 10:35 am

I would go with either the Calypso Jr. or Military .......

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Postby Carlos » Sat Apr 28, 2001 11:49 am

Here's my best idea:

Since the Worker is getting its own commemorative edition, the 25th Anniversary should be the most "important" or "significant" clipit produced in tha period. In that case I vote for a special run of the Endura. While most of us obsess over the high-end pieces, the Endura and Delica are really what define Spyderco within the industry.

What I'd like to see is a damascus Endura 2, with aluminum (blue almite?) or titanium handle (instead of steel).


My only other notion is a special 25th Anniversary Military. But since Spyderco plans to upgrade the Military design to a compression lock, how about giving the first run of compression lock Militaries a damascus blade?

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Postby Clay Kesting » Sat Apr 28, 2001 2:44 pm

Well, just for something completely different <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle>. I mentioned in another thread that Spyderco had produced 30 Executive models with dinosaur bone inlays. So taking that idea further how about a Pro-Venator with a plain edge damascus blade and stabilised wood or bone inlay instead of Kraton. I think it would have great appeal to collectors and be a suitable anniversary piece. The Sebenzas with wood inlays seem to be quite popular.

What do you reckon? I know I'd buy one. <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle>

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Postby Paul Work » Sat Apr 28, 2001 3:13 pm

A damascus Delica would be absolutely incredible!

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Postby fannin » Sat Apr 28, 2001 10:17 pm

I think the idea of a heavy duty endura with all the trimmings for the 1/4 century piece would be great. It's truly a defining knife for spyderco. Damascus steel, liners, beefy lock, maybe even Ti..., surely would be a hit.

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Postby Ewok » Sat Apr 28, 2001 10:27 pm

Hmm, how about Damascus Standard, with Micarta scales?

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Postby copilotboy » Sun Apr 29, 2001 6:45 pm

I agree 100% with Carlos. The endura and delica are really what makes up the huge percentage of spyderco knives people own

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Postby Paul D. » Mon Apr 30, 2001 12:09 pm

The Police is a very popular model, and has great lines. I think a damascus Police would be excellent. Actually any damascus Spyderco would be excellent.

Paul

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Postby SharpeML » Mon Apr 30, 2001 6:02 pm

Damascus Cricket with aluminum handle!

Wouldn't that be nice!!!

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Postby Terr » Mon Apr 30, 2001 8:19 pm

Calypso Jr.- the best

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Postby Tom Percy » Tue May 01, 2001 4:28 am

There are lots to choose from. But I do hve to aggree with Carlos. The Endura and Delica are what most people think of when you say Spyderco, and that seems to be what the industry has centered around.
I would agree with a damascus Endura 2, with aluminum (blue almite?).

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Postby stu » Tue May 01, 2001 10:03 am

With out a doubt, the Military w/compression lock.

Sincerely,
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Postby Clay Kesting » Sat May 05, 2001 3:22 pm

Since it looks like my idea of a Pro-Venator has gone over like a lead balloon, I'll just have to throw my weight behind another option.<img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle> My second choice would be the Calypso Jr. It has all the essential elements of a Spydie i.e. hole, clip and hump , but it is also has elements which set it apart and represent trends in the latest designs i.e. flat ground blade and choil. The design has achieved wide acclaim from aficianados and, as Joe Talmadge has pointed out, there is nothing equivalent from any other manufacturer.

How does a Calypso Jr. with burgundy micarta scales and a damascus blade sound? <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle>

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Postby Paul D. » Sat May 05, 2001 11:23 pm

Sounds good to me Clay. How about with a nickel silver or stainless spyder inlaid into the burgundy micarta? <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle>

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Postby Blades » Sun May 06, 2001 2:30 pm

That sounds good to me Clay. <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle>


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Postby Guntaholic » Sun May 06, 2001 5:31 pm

I think a Delica would be great!!!

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Postby gadfly » Sun May 06, 2001 7:52 pm

While the best looking Spydie is my Stamate, I think it would be difficult to make in Damascus steel. With production in mind, my vote is for the Military.
I haven't seen it, but the dinosaur bone scales sounds like a great idea for a limiled production knife.

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Postby Eclipse » Sun May 06, 2001 8:25 pm

I would like either a damascus cricket with aluminum handles or the police model. The cricket is perfect for the small jobs. The police is the knife that really says Spyderco to me.

Zach


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