Spyderco Lanyard Beads

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Postby McDutch » Wed May 25, 2011 4:52 pm

I would say FRN, having color options makes for some interesting mixing and matching of beads and handle scales

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Postby miyamotomusashi » Thu May 26, 2011 8:05 am

sal wrote:Hi Mwalle6,

Interestinbg timing for your subject. We have recently been discussing producing a lanyard bead. We drew up a bead that hand a bug logo slightly raised on four sides of the "rounded" bead.

We didn't knwo if there would be enough interest to produce such an accessory? We had thought to make them out of pewter or tool up and make one out of FRN (lighter and color options).

Thoughts?

sal
I would LOVE MANY FRN spydie-Beads! I would choose FRN, because Spyderco would be the FIRST to do that! Also, pewter is way too soft and all my pewter beads look torn up after a short while.

I’d REALLY like to acquire some .925 Sterling Silver Beads, maybe a limited run? (Starlingear makes a bunch of beads in Sterling)

In my opinion, beads are like jewelry for knives, and I see nothing wrong with using titanium, gold, or silver - heck, I’d even pony up the five hundred dollars, for a platinum bead!

But yeah, out of those two options, FRN all the way! I think FRN is way tougher than pewter anyway. (and lightweight!)

Hopefully the holes will be a large enough diameter to fit double paracord.

Maybe even a Sprint Run of a special knife that comes with a special bead! Just let me know where and when to order!
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Postby Left Hand Path » Thu May 26, 2011 9:07 am

Spyderco lanyard beads would be awesome. I would like to see FRN in particular. I agree with MM above that it would be nice to fit double paracord.
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Postby dewildeman » Tue May 31, 2011 4:22 am

My first choice would be pewter but I wouldn't mind having some beads in other material, FRN, brass, silver, Ti or G10.

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Postby Mwalle6 » Tue May 31, 2011 3:22 pm

sal wrote:Hi Mwalle6,

Interestinbg timing for your subject. We have recently been discussing producing a lanyard bead. We drew up a bead that hand a bug logo slightly raised on four sides of the "rounded" bead.

We didn't knwo if there would be enough interest to produce such an accessory? We had thought to make them out of pewter or tool up and make one out of FRN (lighter and color options).

Thoughts?

sal
Thanks for the reply Sal! It looks like the interest is there for sure! Personally, I would probably like the pewter ones better, but I would buy FRN ones too. I kind of like the heft that pewter has since I would likely be using them as zipper pulls, keychain fobs. How about a Moonglow bead??
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Postby spyderfan123 » Tue May 31, 2011 4:46 pm

sal wrote:Hi Mwalle6,

Interestinbg timing for your subject. We have recently been discussing producing a lanyard bead. We drew up a bead that hand a bug logo slightly raised on four sides of the "rounded" bead.

We didn't knwo if there would be enough interest to produce such an accessory? We had thought to make them out of pewter or tool up and make one out of FRN (lighter and color options).

Thoughts?

sal
sign me up for at least 10!
it also would be cool if they where attached to a spyderco lanyard with the red-black colors and the bead in gold :D

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Postby gundude73 » Tue May 31, 2011 5:30 pm

it would be cool if the left over material used when cutting the spyderhole could be made into a bead. maybe laser etch the :spyder: on it?
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Postby c.joe » Tue May 31, 2011 5:50 pm

I would love to buy some! I would like a silverish color bead.

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Postby Domanfp » Tue May 31, 2011 6:34 pm

Id go with FRN that way you could use them as lightweight zipper pulls and really jazz up your winter jackets. And being allergic to nickel I am against most metals except Ti of course.
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Postby chuck_roxas45 » Tue May 31, 2011 6:39 pm

gundude73 wrote:it would be cool if the left over material used when cutting the spyderhole could be made into a bead. maybe laser etch the :spyder: on it?
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Postby kanly23 » Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:56 am

Just found this thread but I would be up for Spydie beads.

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Postby jackknifeh » Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:11 am

sal wrote:Hi Mwalle6,

Interestinbg timing for your subject. We have recently been discussing producing a lanyard bead. We drew up a bead that hand a bug logo slightly raised on four sides of the "rounded" bead.

We didn't knwo if there would be enough interest to produce such an accessory? We had thought to make them out of pewter or tool up and make one out of FRN (lighter and color options).

Thoughts?

sal
I'd like FRN colored ones. FRN because of lower cost and color choices. I had a FOB on my Delica and the loop got loose enough for it to swing around so when I closed the knife it cut the para-cord. So I don't know what you may be planning but I'd like some to fit tight enough to make it hard to slide so it can slide up the paracord or leather or whatever toward the handle so the loop stays small enough to keep it from swinging into the blade slot in the handle. Just a thought.

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Postby markg » Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:46 am

I'm in for 20...

Not sure what people are worried about pewter banging up knife handles. I have some pewter beads on G-10 handled knives and it ain't going to bang up anything... Maybe aluminum or Ti handled knives... Maybe. FRN handled knives? No way...

Either way, I am in for a bunch.

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Postby troutfisher13111 » Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:42 pm

I would be in for a half dozen FRN.

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Postby troutfisher13111 » Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:32 pm

I would be in for a half dozen FRN.

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Postby SQSAR » Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:37 pm

FRN would be awesome. I can think of a dozen uses already.

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Postby shattered_star86 » Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:45 pm

Sal... I was wondering if the discussion about making the beads was because of all of the attention the beads on the Ladybugs in the calender got?
I Would definitely buy multiple beads! Both FRN and pewter!
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Postby mwmccormick » Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:27 pm

I'm a fan of FOB's and would buy a few if they were reasonable. Both materials would be cool but the weight of metal gives a lanyard/FOB a better hang IMHO.

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+1 spydie bead

Postby cr123 » Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:27 pm

i'd get one, i really like the spydie logo. i'll get them for all my spydies and on spydies too.

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Postby sal » Fri Jun 17, 2011 5:11 am

We've got a drawing in-the-works. When we get it finalized, we'll probably make a pewter one first to test interest.

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