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Time for a New Cricket Sprint Run?
Posted: Thu May 31, 2001 12:00 am
It is pretty much impossible to get an old aluminum Cricket and supplies for the carbon fiber model are dwindling. I know that last winter Sal asked forumites if they would be interested in a alimite or colored FRN version.
The almite might be a good substitute for those that miss the aluminum model. Either the Ayoob black or Chinese Lum Green would look very cool on a almite Cricket.
A dark green, blue or orange FRN Cricket would also be nice.
I believe that there is also a prototype of the Cricket with handles composed of the inlay material used on the Vesuvius. That would be a very sharp looking knife.
A long time ago I heard of a picture of g10 Cricket prototype in a Japanese knife magazine. I think a colored g10 Cricket would be a real great knife.
Personally I will buy pretty much any variation of the Cricket (except for the pink FRN). Is there any one else interested in another Cricket variation?
Edited by - glenn on 5/31/2001 3:45:52 PM
Posted: Thu May 31, 2001 3:06 pm
Blue FRN would be just perfect.
Spyderco Club Member
Posted: Thu May 31, 2001 4:58 pm
I wouldn't mind a Army Green (or camo) FRN or G-10 cricket. I would love a plain edge cricket to use for backup, incase my serrated needs sharpening.
Posted: Thu May 31, 2001 5:00 pm
Considering all of my attempts to locate an aluminum Cricket have turned up dead-ends, I'm ALL FOR a new sprint run of almite (close enough to aluminum)! <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle> <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle> <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle> <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle> <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle>
Colors? How about black (most wide-spread appeal, I'd bet).
Other subtle/utilitarian colors:
I know, it sounds boring, but I think they'd look really good. (Did I mention I prefer earth-toned colors?)
"The guy who wants desperately to buy a cricket, but not a FRN handled one." <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle>
Posted: Thu May 31, 2001 8:04 pm
Ti-cricket... <img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle>
have spydies will travel
Posted: Thu May 31, 2001 8:11 pm
I agree with samo. How about blue colored. I guess I'm lucky having a number of almite crickets lying around.
Posted: Thu May 31, 2001 8:22 pm
any new cricket would be great, still looking por a plain cf one <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle>
Posted: Thu May 31, 2001 8:58 pm
Sign me up for an Aluminum Cricket or Green Almite.
This one's my favorite!!! <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle>
Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2001 1:09 am
Aluminum, Allmite, Green, Blue, Anything is good by me!
TheMacGuy, Last week I ordered one from www.amfo.com
. They have aluminums in stock.
Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2001 1:11 am
sorry, that URL should be www.afmo.com
Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2001 1:17 am
Oops again, I missed the other discussion about www.afmo.com
. This is what they sent me by e-mail. Let's hope for the best...
Mailquote from KyleRovinsky, Wed 5/30/2001
We were able to find several alum. crickets after I sent you the "OUT"
message. You should receive your order by 10JUN01.
Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2001 12:38 pm
As he crosses his fingers and squints his eyes, as if to concentrate with all his might, he utters:
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Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2001 3:07 pm
Please don't do a Sprint Run with FRN handles. What a waste of a perfectly good SPRINT RUN!!! If we are shooting for a new model Cricket, please, please use Aluminum or G-10 or even Titanium would be nice. The Blue G-10 used on the Bladeforum Native would be nice! IMHO!!!
"LOVE DEM SPYDIES!"
AKTI Member #A001251
Edited by - ronybear on 6/1/2001 3:08:21 PM
Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2001 10:05 pm
Wow, A G-10 handle would be very nice.
Keep your spirit up & your blades sharp!
Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2001 11:46 pm
Seemed to have no effect on the other thread, but will have my say again.
This AFMO outfit has their own brand name knives -- believe they're actually Fury, made in China. First one on the list is the "Harpy". This is a ripoff from Spyderco. They also sell S&W, most of whose models are ripoffs. They ought not to be patronized, even if they do have a knife you really want -- IMHO. The other thread indicated that tho their site stated clearly aluminum handles they were "out" and selling FRNs for $20 bucks more than the FRNs at Bayou LaFourche. Please don't whine here if you get ripped.
Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2001 3:14 pm
Actually, we're quite behind on keeping up with the FRN Crickets. Making a special handle out of another material requires engineering and tooling which would be very difficult at this time. The only possibility might be a colored FRN version.
Assuming that possible, no promises, what would be choices of color. 3 choices in order of preference.
Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2001 4:33 pm
Spyderco Club Member
Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2001 4:45 pm
Green (used on Chinese Folder)
I would get the Olive for sure, getting myself a Blue Ladybug as a spare.
We all start with 10 fingers. Those with Spydies have 9 to spare, Still need a thumb. Good thing I still have 8 to spare...
Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2001 7:44 pm
Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2001 12:21 am
Dark green would be my first choice but blue or purple would be cool.