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Postby zenheretic » Fri May 05, 2006 6:48 am

5/2 multiple entries regarding Caly 3:
http://spyderco.com/forums/showthread.p ... post246091
sal wrote:Hi Arend,

The Caly3 is not a sprint, it is a production pc.

There will be a fully serrated version.

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http://spyderco.com/forums/showthread.p ... post246825
sal wrote:Hi Carlos,

Not meaing to condradict, but I have a much earlier schedule planned.

Late summer, early fall.

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sal wrote:The VG-10 version will come out first.

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Postby zenheretic » Fri May 05, 2006 6:50 am

history info. re: Lil Temp:4/18
http://spyderco.com/forums/showthread.p ... ge=1&pp=15
sal wrote:The model was diso'd due to vendor problems. the first vendor that made the knife for us had delivery problems and later, some quality problems. the second vendor never delivered at all.

We have two new variations of the design waiting for their "slot" in production.,

One is integral titanium compression lock, the other is an FRN compression lock version.

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sal wrote:No plans for a G-10 at this time. I guess the first Generation Ll'Temperance is done.

Hi Plowoy,

It's a bit confusing, but the model started out in the golden plant. Then we ended up making some parts in Golden and shipping parts to a vendor that was making some of the parts. Assembly was done there, then back here for finishing, sharpening, QC, etc.

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Postby zenheretic » Fri May 05, 2006 6:54 am

a little teaser regarding possible throwing knife

http://spyderco.com/forums/showthread.p ... post243343
sal wrote:It throws ok without a launcher.

I just thought it would be more accurate and offer greater force with an "atlatl" type of launchjer with a trigger. My market was hunting.

Funny this thread started when it did,
We just received an request from a distibutor overseas to make some throwing knives for them.

It wouldn't be difficult to "bang out? a 100 or so.

Anybody out there throw knives?

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Postby zenheretic » Fri May 05, 2006 6:56 am

4/18 another teaser...new locks in the works...what are they? only Spyder Area 51 knows for sure...
sal wrote:Hi mp5,

Welcome to the Spydxerco forum.

sorry for your problem.

Glad you got it.

New lock concepts have been developing for about 15 years now. Inventors have caught the "make a new lock bug" (yes I'm also guilty).

There are probably 20 new locks on the market for knives that have been created over the past 15 years.

We've got half dozen or so in production with more on the way. Add to that all of the other companies locks and it's mind boggling.

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Postby zenheretic » Fri May 05, 2006 6:58 am

4/16 why the bug on the blade has emerged
http://spyderco.com/forums/showthread.p ... post242809
sal wrote:"Tis a puzzlement"

More often than not, it is the design that carries a model, in any industry.

Invention, such as a lock, helps.

In todays marketplace, innovation in design and invention is limited and copy becomes the new rule.

Considering that EVERYTHING that was not created by nature, was both invented and designed by someone. That someone usually does not get credit or reward for their efforts.

I invented the clothing clip for folding knives. Almost every knife company in the word uses my idea. Lot of good that did me. :rolleyes:

As an inventor/designer, I have my views on this issue.

Now there are many knifemakers incorporating a round hole (or more than one) in their designs, especially custom makers. Some we license, and they support our efforts. Most don't.

Since brand identification is so important, you will see more round holes in our knives, like fixed blades and you will see the bug near the hole on most models.

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4/2 http://spyderco.com/forums/showthread.p ... post239063
sal wrote:Thanx for the input, appreicate.

The bug on the blade has been a big issue at Spyderco, for all of the reasons mentioned.

Hey Paul, the gold bug is gone :p . Couldn't get consistent quality.

As far as the "tick" look, think of it as a "cute" spyder. :rolleyes:

Thanx Buzzbait. The names are gone from all except the "Salts".

Artists sigs will go on the backside.

The bug was a necessary addition to the hole. It seems there are many companies out there that just want to "look like Spyderco" for some reason.

Steven Dick picked up a fixed blade for me while down in Southern Mexico. It was a traditional Bowie with a round hole at the spine near the hilt. When he asked the maker "why the hole?"

The maker said he'd heard thata a round hole in the blade at the spine near the hilt was "a sign of quality".

Branding is important and as the market gets more competitive, we must be careful.

Thanx again for the input.

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Postby zenheretic » Fri May 05, 2006 7:12 am

3/28 More CF Military!
http://spyderco.com/forums/showthread.p ... post237683
sal wrote:The CF Millie was a test run in S30V. We made about 400.

There is another run of CF Millie's in the works. I think it's about 1000.

Different steel though. :p

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Postby zenheretic » Fri May 05, 2006 7:13 am

3/25 Fly trainer!!!! for all you geeks that like Flys
http://spyderco.com/forums/showthread.p ... post236642
sal wrote:Hi S201,

Welcome to the Spyderco forum.

As Ted mentioned, we do have a Spyderfly trainer in the works. Trainers are not "real" knives and should be ok where butterfly knives are prohibited.

The Szabofly should be shipping in the next week or so. The Smallfly molds are nearing completion and Eric and I are working on two new fly projects.

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Postby zenheretic » Fri May 05, 2006 7:15 am

3/24 old history re: Terzuola
http://spyderco.com/forums/showthread.p ... post236509
sal wrote:That piece looks like one of the original run. We engraved them "in-house" with a "diamond drag" engraver. We numbered them for a long time. I don't remember how high the numbers went, but I believe it was in the thousands.

Original mfg involved Benchmade, Ron and Vince Ford from Varitork.

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Postby zenheretic » Fri May 05, 2006 9:58 pm

5/5 UKPK other nonlocking folder family: http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showt ... p?t=403133
[quote="Sal Glesser"]The UKPK is in production and won't be difficult to get anywhere, (once we're out of back-order ]
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Postby Woody » Fri May 05, 2006 10:07 pm

Zen and all you guys, just a thanks for your hard work and upkeep of this tread... It is appreciated.....
Easer to ask for forgiveness than permission…. :p

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Postby zenheretic » Fri May 05, 2006 11:36 pm

5/5 Jot update on the horizon??? http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showt ... p?t=402149
Sal Glesser wrote:Hi Brownshoe,

Your knowledge of Spyderco's product history never ceases to amaze me. There must still be some interest, despite prior disapointments.

Perhaps if we do an "improved" sprint run, I could offer one to you, to replace the one you currently have that was not up to our normal standards?

As far as the Khalsa,

So far we've got]
Sal Glesser wrote:Hi Halfneck,

Brownshoe is correct in that we did have clip and lock problems with the first run. That's one of the reasons I'm considering a remake.

We were working with a new maker. Back in the early days, we worked with most of the makers in Seki to determine who had what skills and meet our demands. This maker had difficulty with the model.

A new run would give the model a fresh memory. Made more in the Jot Khalsa style, which is very beautifully high-line. As a sprint run, there would be limited production, known from the outset.

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Postby zenheretic » Sat May 06, 2006 12:14 am

background the S model: http://spyderco.com/forums/showthread.php?t=20449
S

The successor to the 'Q' and the 'R' is logically the 'S'. It's the Salsa pattern. Aluminum handles with cut-outs. Wireclip (shorter then the Salsa).
Blade also has a pattern, which can be custom ordered (minimum 500 pieces). Made in Taiwan

5/1 http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showt ... p?t=402317
Sal Glesser wrote:Hi Mike,

It is scheduled for production.

Don't have dates or prices yet.

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Postby zenheretic » Sat May 06, 2006 12:17 am

5/5 Swick what is in the name? http://spyderco.com/forums/showthread.p ... post248049
TazKristi wrote:Good question, it is a combination of Swift and Quick. Swick.

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Postby zenheretic » Sat May 06, 2006 12:24 am

4/29 deep carry clips...another whisper of a hint
http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showt ... p?t=400748
Sal Glesser wrote:We've got a few protos being made for testing.

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Postby zenheretic » Sat May 06, 2006 6:35 pm

5/5 Tuffram Police history: http://spyderco.com/forums/showthread.p ... 480&page=2
sal wrote:Nice find.

The Tuffram Police was one of the best. Had to stop making them because the cost to mfr was too high. The processing of the aluminum to a high polish without blemishes before putting on the Tuffram coating went out of sight.

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Postby zenheretic » Sat May 06, 2006 7:08 pm

5/5 shipping chinook/yoj/pickle: http://spyderco.com/forums/showthread.p ... ge=2&pp=15
sal wrote:Flat ground Chinooks should be shipping very shortly.

Yojimbo trainer is still in question, we've gone back and forth many times.

P'kal is in final piloting. the ball holder has gone through half dozen refinements. Eric says, "late summer", tooling the "ball holder".

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Postby BlackNinja » Sat May 06, 2006 7:41 pm

Sorry Zen,
forgot about this thread. :o :o
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Postby zenheretic » Sat May 06, 2006 7:46 pm

BlackNinja wrote:Sorry Zen,
forgot about this thread. :o :o
no worries BN...you get the glory...I sort of picture this thread as a documentary of Spyder info...and everyone knows history books are boring until you want to know something... ;)
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Postby argyll » Tue Jun 06, 2006 11:41 pm

From Sal:

"Spyderco is planning a smaller version of the Perrin Bowie. dubbed the "Street beat". approx 3" blade, micarta scales. Should be out late summer."


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