The Dodo dies!

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Postby zenheretic » Sat Dec 03, 2005 11:36 pm

VultureParade wrote:You're right, Zen. I, personally, love warnie blades. I think they can accomplish 99.9 percent of tasks, sharpen easily, and slice wonderfully.

They also look great!

It just seems like a shame to scrap the entire Dodo design because the blade shape didn't work out and maybe the handle needs a tweak or two.

The ball lock jives, the blade size is excellent, and the overall design of the handle works. I also hate to see a model with the wire clip go. We don't have enough of those as it is.


This may sound crazy, but I can't get it out of my head....

FRN flat ground warnie Dodo with a wire clip? Eh? Eh?

Too bad molds cost so much.

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You are right Vult it is crazy...only because you wanted micarta just one post ago, NOT because it isn't a GREAT idea. Darn mold technology. :D :spyder: :cool:
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Postby VultureParade » Sat Dec 03, 2005 11:43 pm

Haha, I've got it!

FRN with Micarta bolsters! Genius!


I think both would work rather well. I mean, do we really need all this G-10? ;)


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Postby zenheretic » Sat Dec 03, 2005 11:45 pm

:eek: Lol...easy there big guy, come off the ledge, easy, easy. :p
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Postby Irish Lager » Sun Dec 04, 2005 8:44 am

Well, this does suck. I cant say that i am suprised though, i dont think the dodo hit it over w/ the general crowd very well. I know most of my customers couldnt understand why they should pay $140 for a "Box Cutter". Dont get me wrong, I love my Dodo, but as with all great models it has to come to an end sooner or later. At least it had a good run, and all of us fans can now start buying all of the remaining ones up. All that i can say is thank you to Eric and the spydercrew for developing one of the best knives i have ever handled and will ever own. Lets all hope that some new "Super Dodo" takes its place.
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Postby JD Spydo » Sun Dec 04, 2005 8:52 am

I just don't get this one :confused: ? Even all the ladies I know like the Dodo. I can't believe that isn't one that wouldn't be around for 10 to 12 years. I agree with Worker 9 you might as well start lobbying for a SPRINT run, "Customer's Appreciation" edition with ZDP-189. I don't really care if they do one in a CF handle because it is a great knife in G-10. Well I guess I need to get into "Hoard Mode". Trouble is I am in "Hoard Mode" for 3 other models already :eek:
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Postby CKE » Sun Dec 04, 2005 10:45 am

Thats too bad. The Dodo is a great user. Glad I just scored another one. Now I have PE and SE in blue.
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Postby Slvgx » Sun Dec 04, 2005 12:03 pm

I think if the Dodo had a wharnie then I'd have a handful of them, but instead I just have the one to play with (it's my roommate's, not mine).
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Postby smcfalls13 » Sun Dec 04, 2005 1:05 pm

I think just grinding off the recurve, and leaving the hawkbill point would have been pretty neat.

It would look like a Wharnecliffe Hawkbill Hybrid.

Straight blade which curves in the last 1/2" or so. Easy to sharpen, and still has the hawkbill utility.
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Postby spydutch » Sun Dec 04, 2005 1:36 pm

**** !!!!!!

Well, it's about time to start the breeding plan right now.
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Postby donutsrule » Sun Dec 04, 2005 3:23 pm

I'm glad we got two while they were available. My blue one is my EDC and has been for years.

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Postby Axlis » Sun Dec 04, 2005 5:56 pm

My wife really likes my black Dodo and uses it all the time, so I just ordered her a blue one for Christmas!! :D I guess I will get more use out of it than she will, but what she don't know won't hurt her!

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Postby raven » Sun Dec 04, 2005 7:25 pm

:rolleyes: Hmmm...Axlis bro, I've been married for 11 years. We need to be a bit careful hear. Wives....well lets say sometimes they have better radar systems than we think. They usually find out things, when we don't want them to. Oh yeah, sometimes I think they plant bugs on us :D (I think my wife does anyway). Hope your wife enjoys her new spydie. :D ;)

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Postby zenheretic » Sun Dec 04, 2005 7:46 pm

spydutch wrote:**** !!!!!!

Well, it's about time to start the breeding plan right now.
Thusfar only the Dutch have mastered breeding in captivity. If only the younglings survive until maturity! :p
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Postby gabo » Sun Dec 04, 2005 10:50 pm

The Dodo is much more than a pricey box cutter. I use both daily and the Dodo is so much easier to use. I modded mine but later broke the tip off, so now it is a warnie.
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Postby smcfalls13 » Sun Dec 04, 2005 11:29 pm

Gabo, that is exactly what I've wanted to do to my Dodo, but just haven't gotten around to it yet.

Nice job ;)

Wharnie with a beak. Perfect.

Sorry to hear the beak was lost though. :o
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Postby jaislandboy » Sun Dec 04, 2005 11:45 pm

Sigh....the Dodo must be one of my all time faves....hope it makes it into the :spyder: hall of fame! :p
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Postby zenheretic » Mon Dec 05, 2005 12:28 am

I know it is naughty to wait until is dc'd to buy one, but now that I have I eagerly await my first ball lock :spyder: ! Everyone who has a dodo loves it. Can't really recall anyone decrying any inadequacies. Maybe it was another ahead of its time? Maybe we can hope for a Calypso like comeback. Did everyone see Sal is planning a new Calypso? :eek:
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Postby spydutch » Mon Dec 05, 2005 3:40 am

WHY ?????????? :eek: :eek: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:
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Postby jon shannow » Mon Dec 05, 2005 6:20 am

spydutch wrote:**** !!!!!!

Well, it's about time to start the breeding plan right now.
so what do we get from a blue PE and a black SE ?????

a dark blue combo edge !!!!!!! :D
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