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Postby araneae » Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:43 pm

I will wait to hear from someone at Spyderco before I join in on another of these threads. If they make one and I can afford it, I will buy it. Carry on.
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Postby Slash » Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:44 pm

I would take a red spider inlay on stonewashed/antiqued Ti handle for civilian knife.

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Postby Blerv » Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:45 pm

araneae wrote:I will wait to hear from someone at Spyderco before I join in on another of these threads. If they make one and I can afford it, I will buy it. Carry on.
Oh but it's fun to pretend! Like what you would do with a winning lotto ticket or where you would ride your pet unicorn to. :)
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Postby Halfneck » Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:03 pm

I would like to see the Dragonfly 2 as a Forum Knife. A few reasons for my suggestion:

- Good history on the Spyderco lineup
- Inexpensive
- Most Forum sprints I've seen have been medium to larger knives

Maybe offer a different steel & color on the FRN?

There has been Black, & Yellow. To make it easy, they could use one of the other colors used with the Delica/Endura. Personally I always liked the Burgundy that was on the Calypso Jr. Perfectly happy with VG10 myself.
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Postby Bradley » Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:21 pm

Hahaha it's back. I understand now why people shot down my old thread. These things continue to pop up :) another vote for the d fly. I'll take blue please :)
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Postby Shakyamuni » Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:54 am

not digging the red & black, but green is cool

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Postby bh49 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:20 am

Halfneck wrote:I would like to see the Dragonfly 2 as a Forum Knife.
I like Dragonfly, but prefer a little bigger knife. I really like etching on Forum Native and dragonfly is a little small for this. Otherwise it is a great candidate, still I prefer Native5 or Para2.
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Postby smikesmith3 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:41 am

Keep the ideas coming.

I think if you start with the actual knife, you can get into color combos and steels.

Dragonfly is a great knife and would be cheap so would a Manix Lightweight. Remember the goal is to keep it cheap (around $80).

The difference between $80 and $100 is make or break for a lot of people.

If people think the dragonfly is too small, then what else is there besides a Delica (somewhat bored with the Delica).

Lets hear them.
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Postby Kohbanang » Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:56 am

I would like to see a Para2 maybe Ti G10 scales,with an etching Spyder on the Ti side,like look on the dragonfly.
Not the expensives steels, VG 10 would also do it.
Maybe make them ceaper?

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Postby Shakyamuni » Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:28 am

Para2 would not be around $80, Delica is overdone, and I agree that the dragonfly is too small. I have a lightweight Manix 2 and it is GREAT except it needs a better steel. I think this would be a perfect candidate and I would definitely buy one.

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Postby smikesmith3 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:37 am

Shakyamuni wrote:Para2 would not be around $80, Delica is overdone, and I agree that the dragonfly is too small. I have a lightweight Manix 2 and it is GREAT except it needs a better steel. I think this would be a perfect candidate and I would definitely buy one.
+1 and all logical reasons, though I wouldn't care if a Dragonfly was chosen
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Postby Blerv » Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:09 am

Shakyamuni wrote:Para2 would not be around $80, Delica is overdone, and I agree that the dragonfly is too small. I have a lightweight Manix 2 and it is GREAT except it needs a better steel. I think this would be a perfect candidate and I would definitely buy one.
Playing the advocate: How is the Delica "overdone".

The Manix2 and Para2 are Sprint platforms and see more iterations than Lady Gaga's wardrobe. The normal Manix2 is gettin S30v shortly which I think most people will appreciate but not tangibly realize.
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Postby smikesmith3 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:22 am

Blerv wrote:Playing the advocate: How is the Delica "overdone".

The Manix2 and Para2 are Sprint platforms and see more iterations than Lady Gaga's wardrobe. The normal Manix2 is gettin S30v shortly which I think most people will appreciate but not tangibly realize.
Not disagreeing the Manix 2 has been overdone but the Lightweight has only 1 of its kind, unless you are considering the lightweight a variation of the Manix 2.
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Postby Blerv » Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:12 am

smikesmith3 wrote:Not disagreeing the Manix 2 has been overdone but the Lightweight has only 1 of its kind, unless you are considering the lightweight a variation of the Manix 2.
Agreed completely.

I think the M2 LW is a genius platform for such a knife (if done). Cheap and light goes great with exotic steels. With so many available in S30v personally I would welcome anything else as a change.
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Postby jtoler_9 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:38 am

Shakyamuni wrote:Delica is overdone,
I'll see your overdone and raise you M390 or S90V. In a delica platform. SWEEEEEET. put me down for 3 of those.
Even though it will never happen. Being overseas and not using other steels. :( It was a sweet dream.

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Postby 46Alpha » Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:54 am

Blerv wrote:Agreed completely.

I think the M2 LW is a genius platform for such a knife (if done). Cheap and light goes great with exotic steels. With so many available in S30v personally I would welcome anything else as a change.
CPM-S35VN? :spyder: I love my Native 5, I'd be all over that.

Honestly, I have to agree that the M2LW is a great platform (color choice aside :p ). It's new to the lineup but based on a proven design. Also it would be kind of cool to have the first sprint run for a new product.

All speculation aside, what would need to happen to get this started? Do we need a certain amount of interested ppl?

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Postby Niles » Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:03 pm

46Alpha wrote:All speculation aside, what would need to happen to get this started? Do we need a certain amount of interested ppl?
I'm sure an investor would help. I can only imagine Sal's expression when he saw this thread started.
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Postby zunedog31 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:08 pm

I like the idea of a Dragonfly. It has a lot of history in the lineup and the forum is pretty tight with the knives themselves. If you get what I am saying. It would be classy to go with a classic Spyderco rather then a Manix2 or Delica4.

What about the stretch? As far as I can see (looking at the 2012 product guide) there is only dark green and black done so far. An orange or white would look kind of cool.
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Postby xceptnl » Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:43 pm

zunedog31 wrote:I like the idea of a Dragonfly. It has a lot of history in the lineup and the forum is pretty tight with the knives themselves. If you get what I am saying. It would be classy to go with a classic Spyderco rather then a Manix2 or Delica4.

What about the stretch? As far as I can see (looking at the 2012 product guide) there is only dark green and black done so far. An orange or white would look kind of cool.
I agree a white stretch in Super Blue could be awesome!
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Postby Shakyamuni » Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:57 pm

Blerv wrote:Playing the advocate: How is the Delica "overdone".
I love a good advocate! Check out the 2012 Spyderco catalog and count the number of pages that cover the Delica & Endura, and I'll wait for you over here growing a beard...

Yes, there are 8 pages worth of Delicas. No thanks, I don't think we need any more!

In some ways, the lightweight Manix does count as a variety of the regular Manix, but I personally feel that it is different enough (wire clip, drastically reduced weight) and celebrated enough (BLADE award) to deserve a better steel.


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