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What would you like Spyderco to make next?

Postby Jon_USA » Mon Nov 22, 2004 9:37 am

Fixed blade or Folder?

I would love to see a fixed blade Military style knife from Spyderco.

Patern it off the Military lines and make the tip a bit thicker, thicker width on the S30V steel. G-10 handles and leave the Spyder Hole in it as a choke up point.

That would be sweet

OR

A Compression lock Military after the Para.

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Bison Now!!!

Postby JD Spydo » Mon Nov 22, 2004 10:07 am

Yes I really want to see that Bison come on line for 3 reasons. First of all I can't think of any company that really has a banner " big folder". Second I think there is a legimate market/need for a folder that size because a fixed blade is not always handy or expedient. Third as we know the Great :spyder: Factory is known to be "The Inovator" in the knife industry. So why let someone else be first with that concept. Also I think there could be room for a Fixed blade version of that knife ( i.e. Temperance-- Lil' Temperance). Also I would add that you could also add a gut hook and make a "Supreme Hunter" version of it ( in a folder of course). :) :spyder: :)

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Centurion!

Postby UK KEN » Mon Nov 22, 2004 10:21 am

Hello

I'd like to see something really special for the c-100! A name like Centurion would sound good and have some relevance too if it was a tactical piece.

A 4" fixed blade with a false edge/bevel back edge like the Applegate Fairbairn Combat knife would be excellent. I'd lose the hole as it wouldn't be needed in a FB knife. A decent guard to stop hands slipping down onto the blade would help and a G-10 or matte CF grip would look good.

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Cricket/Harpy Amalgam

Postby Hannibal Lecter » Mon Nov 22, 2004 10:22 am

I would most like to see a Cricket SS with a hawkbill Harpy-style blade, maybe partially serrated. Though it is not likely to become a reality, it seems that it would be a *really* nice little carry piece with an enormous amount of cutting power for the size.

Oh, well. I suppose I can dream. Or I can pop for another Cricket SS and start removing metal, which is crossing my mind very seriously right now...

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Postby redline » Mon Nov 22, 2004 10:59 am

More slipjoint folders to follow the UK Penknife !!!
There's going to be a Danish version, but how about a G10/S30V Pride ???
I'm sure slipjoints are the way ahead, if you read the comments from Sal & others who've been using the penknife, they don't miss a locking blade, and with ever tightening knife laws this may be all you're allowed before long, so Spyderco could really steal a large part of the market.

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I would like to see a 4 inch fixed blade.

Postby Ray.Hood » Mon Nov 22, 2004 11:43 am

I would like to see a black-bladed, dagger point fixed blade.
Not sure about the handle materials tho. What do you think?

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Postby Civilian » Mon Nov 22, 2004 11:45 am

2 words Ti Kerambit! :D
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Postby klattman » Mon Nov 22, 2004 11:57 am

redline wrote:More slipjoint folders to follow the UK Penknife !!!
There's going to be a Danish version, but how about a G10/S30V Pride ???
I'm sure slipjoints are the way ahead, if you read the comments from Sal & others who've been using the penknife, they don't miss a locking blade, and with ever tightening knife laws this may be all you're allowed before long, so Spyderco could really steal a large part of the market.
If Spyderco makes more slipjoints, wouldn't they just be giving in to the idiocy that abounds? There are plenty of slippie manufacturers already. Spyderco is unique for their practical one-hand locking knives. :spyder: could probably market one or two good quality designs, but it would be tough to overcome the already full slippie market. Just some thoughts.
(I know I would miss alocking blade, esp. for cardboard and leather and materials that can bind the blade.)

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Para Manix!

Postby JDEE » Mon Nov 22, 2004 12:08 pm

The Manix is a beautie but it is just too big for my smaller hands - how about a Manix with similar dimensions to the Para Military which is about as big as I want a folder to be. I had thought about a Moran Skinner with a "green river" style blade but I think that would be a bit esoteric - Spyderco has to sell 'em and they can't make knives to cater to all our whims.
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Postby Senate » Mon Nov 22, 2004 1:42 pm

I'm gonna say it again and people will respond that's not possible but an automatic from spyderco would be great! :o

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Postby RLR » Mon Nov 22, 2004 2:10 pm

More GOOD slipjoints with Premium steel. And that's purely selfish. I have all the bigger knives I need; I have plenty of small lockers; I own a few but don't use fixed all that much. That leaves a slipjoint - the perfect mail opener, general purpose blade. I want that.

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Postby J Smith » Mon Nov 22, 2004 2:31 pm

Bob T posted over on Bladeforums about a remake of the Starmate and a smaller version of it.
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Postby severedthumbs » Mon Nov 22, 2004 2:41 pm

A flipper of Johnny Liao design. :rolleyes:

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Postby Spidernoir » Mon Nov 22, 2004 6:46 pm

A slighter larger Cricket, say 2.25 inch blade in carbon fiber. Hell, I'd be happy if Spyderco would offer the current Cricket with carbon fiber scales.

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Postby Jimmy_Dean » Mon Nov 22, 2004 6:50 pm

worth bringing it back:
a Spyderco straight razor.
I use of of those daily but a Spyderco one would make it a whole lot more enjoyable :)
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Postby hubert05 » Mon Nov 22, 2004 7:46 pm

I would like to see Spyderco manufacture a sheath knife that is similar to the Bud Nealy sold by Boker: i.e., one that can be worn in a number of positions in a sheath that allows an easy "pull."

This noted, I would recommend that Spyderco collaborate with Newt Livesay. By all appearances, he is a master craftsman, and has a website which would be an obvious asset in promoting the knife.

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Postby fret » Mon Nov 22, 2004 9:41 pm

No matter what Spyderco makes it's bound to be a good one. I like the "unconventional" folders myself. Hmm...I like the Navigator. The Solo. The Standard. The Cricket. The Snapit. And more.

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Postby spyderknut » Mon Nov 22, 2004 10:38 pm

klattman wrote:If Spyderco makes more slipjoints, wouldn't they just be giving in to the idiocy that abounds? There are plenty of slippie manufacturers already. Spyderco is unique for their practical one-hand locking knives. :spyder: could probably market one or two good quality designs, but it would be tough to overcome the already full slippie market. Just some thoughts.
(I know I would miss alocking blade, esp. for cardboard and leather and materials that can bind the blade.)
Klattman,
Just put your hands if you can on a UK penknife. It is soooo much better than the Pride. You will be pleasantly surprised. I'm not saying that :spyder: should make a slipjoint version of each of its knives. Probably max 5 or 10 of the small to medium sized knives (Kiwi, Dodo, Salsa II come to mind) but with similar locking versions for those of us for whom it is legal. I bet they would be able to expand their market and give US collectors some interesting pieces to go after. I'd bet some of these would be really popular in the US market too. I mean, who else makes a high quality one-hand opening slip-joint. Very few out there.
To answer the question I am looking forward to the Kopa. Don't know that it is next. I also hope the C100 will be something special (like 25th Anniversary Delica or Worker Evolution special).

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Making the "little big knife" concept work...

Postby muppet » Mon Nov 22, 2004 11:36 pm

I'd love to see a Little Big Knife I could get behind. The Ladybug / Jester are awesome keychain knives, really the best you can buy, but it's a keychain knife, a jumped-up box cutter.

The Cricket is beautiful, but doesn't have big knife ergonomics... Meerkat is close but it's too much handle for too little blade, same problem as the Salsa.

There's some evolution going on, but so far the Little Big Knife is dragging it's knuckles a bit too much...

I'm not sure how to fix it - that's Spyderco's job, not mine! - but I think that some of the lessons learned should be:

* blade and handle size should be commensurate, so you're not holding a two inch blade on a four inch handle.
* small knives should not be too wide or too heavy

In Chicago, and Boston too I think, 2.5" is the legal limit for blade length. So I'd root for a 2.45" blade in a decent steel, FRN handles, standard clip, and an ergonomic/design miracle which finally deliverrs the Little Big Knife.

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Postby cvnhank » Tue Nov 23, 2004 12:09 am

I'd go for a Bison with a Spyderedge(sp?). I wish that Sal would also coat the blade.


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