The Deacon wrote:For a Sprint Run, the most feasible option would be no changes other than handle color and/or steel. Next would be added jimping, with or without those changes. Anything else means new tooling which is generally impractical for a Sprint.
No, it doesn't "have to", but a run in a different color micarta produced by the original maker in Japan would be the simplest for Spyderco to produce. Using G-10 instead, with no other changes might not add to the complexity of the project but would change the complexion of the knife. One of the attractions of the C54 is its light weight. Liners, or even just a single liner, would add considerably to that. G-10 like that on the Sprint Persian would look fine, but textured G-10 would turn it from something elegant into just another tactical folder.Blades wrote:So the handle has to stay micarta? Lets make it G10 like the JD Smith run, and keep it VG-10, or S30v so it can be made in the US.
I would LOVE to have a really thin black sheath for the knife, with a steel belt clip, instead of a belt loop.DMgangl wrote:I have an idea. I got it while looking at Al Mar knives, and I think Deacon might even like this. Sal said he would not make another Micarta handle that did not have a liner. This is because the threads for the clip strip too easily. So don't put a clip on the knife. Leave the paper Micarta handles smooth. Instead have a leather sheath for the knife. Something similar to what Al Mar uses for the Eagle. The leather sheath could have a clip on it. I know a leather sheath would add cost. But at least this way people would have access to another run of a beautiful knife, and very little has to change in the overall design. Just trying to think of ways for everyone to be happy.
ETA: Burgundy please