MT07P – Mule Team Fixed Blade featuring Damascus/VG-10

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MT07P – Mule Team Fixed Blade featuring Damascus/VG-10

Postby TazKristi » Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:23 am

MT07P – Mule Team Fixed Blade featuring Damascus/VG-10

MT07P will be available for sale on Friday, 1-Oct-2010 at 1000 (MST)

All sales will be handled by the Spyderco Factory Outlet store online at http://spyderco.com.

Maximum Purchase Allowed: 2

Cost: $84.95 each

Domestic Shipping: Standard Shipping rates apply.

International Shipping:
International shipments will be sent out according to our International Shipping Schedule:
Shopping Cart Total: $0-$99 - Shipping/Handling Charge $25
Shopping Cart Total: $100-$399 - Shipping/Handling Charge $35
Shopping Cart Total: $400 and higher - Shipping/Handling Charge $50

International shipments will be via USPS International Priority Mail. Please be aware, we will have limited tracking capabilities. Tracking once it leaves the US is dependent upon the postal services outside the US and their ability to provide it. However, this will completely eliminate UPS Brokerage Fees.

About the Damascus/VG-10:
Spyderco’s Damascus Mule Team is a laminated fifteen-layer steel with a Suminagashi pattern. The Damascus Mule’s steel is composed of layers of erosive and non-erosive material over a VG-10 core center. The erosive layers are hard martensite stainless steel and the non-erosive layers are anti-corrosion nonferrous metal. These layers block carbon particles in the core from spreading to the outer layers. After layering the blade is forged to intentionally distort the layer-lines making a complicated, artistically beautiful pattern called Suminagashi. Suminagashi is the traditional Japanese art form of creating ripples of Chinese ink on the surface of water. This steel mimics the art form with interesting results on a knife blade. Once the layers are distorted, the blade is bathed in acid etching the pattern to vivid relief.

What is the Mule Team:
For those of you unfamiliar with our Mule Team Project, it is unique to Spyderco. In-house we call knife samples designed and built for testing and evaluation Mules. We know a healthy percentage of knife users are interested in different blade steels and their performance abilities. Running with that, we released an ongoing Mule Team Project. Several times per year we unveil the same single-piece fixed blade patterned knife in a different and exotic blade steel. This lets steel-obsessed knife knuts test, try and use something normally not offered to the industry. Product runs are limited to 600 – 1000 pieces of each steel type depending on foundry requirements.

Mule Blades are leaf-shaped with a sharpened and finished PlainEdge blade but with an unfinished handle providing a do-it-yourself opportunity. The unfinished handle has a series of holes for attaching custom handle scales or for wrapping with para-cord. Each piece is sold without handle scales or a carry sheath focusing the project on the blade steel. This opens endless creative possibilities for the owner to design their own handle scale and carry options.
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Postby jabba359 » Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:24 am

In for 2!
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Postby cosmo7809 » Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:28 am

Woot woot!

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Postby ChrisR » Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:48 am

Wow - love the look of that but I wish it was a SLIPIT ... I can't justify a fixed-blade right now.
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Postby Sequimite » Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:00 pm

I'll be on an all day bicycle trip that day, but with the limit hope to pick up two that evening.
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Postby TooSharp » Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:01 pm

Can't wait! Screaming for some exotic handles.

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Postby Niles » Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:20 pm

Where will I be on 10/1/2010 at 1000? On the phone with Spyderco!

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Postby iwolf81 » Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:32 pm

WOW! That blade is screaming for Damascus-like scales. Does anyone have any suggestions for materials?

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Postby Mr.Sparkitle » Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:46 pm

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Postby mattman » Mon Sep 27, 2010 1:09 pm

too bad. Not allowed in NY...Love it!!

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Postby Pinetreebbs » Mon Sep 27, 2010 1:25 pm

... and then you will say, "I just gotta get me some of that."

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Postby JNewell » Mon Sep 27, 2010 1:26 pm

Cool. :cool:

This may sound odd, but what I'm actually looking forward to about this one is not the damascus but the VG-10. I've really wanted a Mule in 154CM, VG-10 or something similar to use as a reference for the super-steel Mules.

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Postby The Deacon » Mon Sep 27, 2010 1:28 pm

mattman wrote:too bad. Not allowed in NY...Love it!!
:confused: Legal to own anywhere in the state. Should be legal to carry as well, even in NYC, as long as it's carried discreetly since the blade is under 4" and there's no way even Mr. Vance's twisted logic could call it a gravity knife.
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Postby Ben_1323 » Mon Sep 27, 2010 1:36 pm

So if carbon particles cannot spread to the outer layers, does that make the knife essentially rust-proof except for the VG-10 cutting edge?

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Postby tanrichguy » Mon Sep 27, 2010 1:42 pm

mattman wrote:too bad. Not allowed in NY...Love it!!
As the Deacon said (you beat me to it), totally legal to carry in NY.

I carry and use my BD-1 Mule all the time.

Looking forward to a new project with the Damascus blade. Whoopie!!!!
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Postby mattman » Mon Sep 27, 2010 2:20 pm

The Deacon wrote: :confused: Legal to own anywhere in the state. Should be legal to carry as well, even in NYC, as long as it's carried discreetly since the blade is under 4" and there's no way even Mr. Vance's twisted logic could call it a gravity knife.
SFO won't ship anything but SlipIts and sharpeners to NY (the WHOLE state) while this debacle is proceeding...

Gonna have to jump through some hoops to get one of these...(will be my first Mule, so a lil adventure story to go with it right from the start might not be a bad thing...)

Edited to add: Thanks guys...should have worded that first post a little better!!

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Postby CanisMajor » Mon Sep 27, 2010 2:22 pm

Looks good. Thanks for the heads up.

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Postby SmoothOne25 » Mon Sep 27, 2010 2:27 pm

Niles wrote:Where will I be on 10/1/2010 at 1000? On the phone with Spyderco!
mee too! :)

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Postby SmoothOne25 » Mon Sep 27, 2010 2:29 pm

im new to mule pricing- i never really liked fixed spydies...
is that a good price for it? 85 bux?

also will the style on the blade be unique?
and does anyone know what the total number made is?

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Postby SaturnNyne » Mon Sep 27, 2010 2:39 pm

mattman wrote:SFO won't ship anything but SlipIts and sharpeners to NY (the WHOLE state) while this debacle is proceeding...
Regarding shipping to NY state:
sal wrote:The other 54,000 square miles are permitted to get our other stuff.
http://spyderco.com/forums/showpost.php ... stcount=38

However, this does seem contrary to what the site says.
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