Is Spyderco planning on making butterfly knives?

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Postby ruxton » Tue Feb 05, 2002 1:13 pm

just thought i'd show my support, i'll get a PE and a SE one!!
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Postby bell » Tue Feb 05, 2002 6:17 pm

I think Spyderco should stay away from the Balisong style. Spyderco has a reputation for quality and high design standards and has no need to seek the small rambo-wannabes trick knife market.

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Postby gunandtackle » Wed Feb 06, 2002 8:09 am

im pretty sure sal got into this game to make a living. if a bali will sell why not?
i personally would love to own a couple spydiebalis. i just hope there is enough interest to make it worth while.

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Postby sal » Fri Feb 15, 2002 5:49 pm

It seems that there is quite a bit of interest so far.

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Postby Pachucko » Fri Feb 15, 2002 7:55 pm

Yuck, oh well, Don't you think other things should have priority, like the revision of the Chinook? The fixed-blade Chinook? The Steve Ryan collaboration? Just let me know if I'm beating a dead horse, wouldn't want anyone to forget--Pachucks

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Postby Gallaghe » Fri Feb 15, 2002 9:25 pm

First off people might want to check the law in your state closely on balisong knifes. I hear that some states are OKay with this style knife if the knife is in a pouch supplied by the manufacter. I don't always keep my BM42 in the pouch but have it in the event I think it wise to place the knife into it.

Also I much enjoy tossing my balisong around when waiting for whatever then tiddling my thumbs.

I know if Spyderco makes a balisong knife it will be of the same high quality as the rest of the Spyderco line.

Note Have you checked out the new Benchmade model 31 with a clip? I hear mixed feelings on the length (being shorter then say a model 42 or 43).

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Postby James Y » Sat Feb 16, 2002 10:45 pm

If Spyderco did a bali I might bite, IF...the blade is 2" or so. If I can't carry it in CA then I will not buy it. Spyderco is really the leader in making 2" blades that seem like much larger blades, though I would foresee a Spydiebali as having a thinner blade than, say, the Salsa due to design.

I would not consider a balisong as a trick knife for Rambo wannabes. Actually, IMO a good balisong COULD make an awesome user knife which, when held open, is basically impossible to shut on your hand. Although requiring tight tolerances to make well, the mechanism overall seems fairly simple and extremely strong. Just like any type of knife, it's only as "evil" as the mind of the user.

I think a small (maybe 4" closed?) model with semi-wide spear-point, 1 7/8" blade with SS handles for handle weight, may be a good idea. For those who want a large one, have a larger one, too...but I would only consider the smaller one for myself.
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Postby argyll » Sun Feb 17, 2002 11:45 pm

One more vote for a California legal Spyderco butterfly.

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Postby tbarahon » Mon Feb 18, 2002 12:16 am

Yep, count me for a California-Legal Balisong. In Spain you can't even posses them. At least at 2' or 2.5' I could have one here in California.
And talking about wishes, cheaper than the Benchmade.

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Postby cgjones » Mon Feb 18, 2002 1:08 pm

I'll buy at least one.

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Postby clipiteer » Fri Feb 22, 2002 8:20 am

Whoa! This thread still exists! (It was my first post <b>ever </b> ! Oh, and I still want a Spyderco Balisong <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

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Postby sal » Sat Feb 23, 2002 11:29 am

I can tell you that the first one that we would intro the market with would not be CA legal.

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Thanx Nico

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Edited by - sal on 2/23/2002 10:29:49 AM

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Postby clipiteer » Sat Feb 23, 2002 2:43 pm

Sal, can you give us an approximate price, size, and steel? Thanks. Will it be ready within two years or is there any way of telling?

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Postby kraziekurtis » Fri Mar 15, 2002 1:48 pm

Edited by - kraziekurtis on 3/26/2002 2:58:29 PM

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Postby clipiteer » Fri Mar 15, 2002 2:21 pm

Another bump for stu.

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Postby sal » Sat Mar 16, 2002 8:43 am

We're shooting for year end production.

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Postby mschwoeb » Sat Mar 16, 2002 9:21 am

Nice, make good stocking stuffers!

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Postby tbarahon » Sat Mar 16, 2002 3:02 pm

I will ask Santa to sent me one, or better, as we do in Spain, I will ask the the three kings for one. I don't care if it is not California-legal.

Teo

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Postby Qvar » Sat Mar 16, 2002 6:22 pm

Sal, thats fantastic news, definately gonna look forward to seeing one. Just reading through this thread, it's amazing the interest you take in the guys here.

Best wishes.


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