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Postby ar33c9 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:55 pm

SAL,
Love the Cat Carbon Fiber but can't get a hold of one. Would you consider making the Cat with Japanese Nishijin glass fiber or CF again? I promise to buy one. I have tried many knife brands but all lead back to yours.
Adam

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Postby chuck_roxas45 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:20 pm

Once again...

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Postby ar33c9 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:30 pm

Realize I forgot to say Please... Please?

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Postby Minibear453 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:31 pm

If I were you, I'd haunt ebay, bladeforums, CPF, knife-bst, and edc forums for a couple of days. The cat would probably show up there.
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Postby ar33c9 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:32 pm

Minibear453 wrote:If I were you, I'd haunt ebay, bladeforums, CPF, knife-bst, and edc forums for a couple of days. The cat would probably show up there.
Been Hunting those first two every day, will check the others. What is CPF? Thanks!

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Postby Invective » Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:36 pm

ar33c9 wrote:Been Hunting those first two every day, will check the others. What is CPF? Thanks!
CPF = candlepowerforums I believe.

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Postby ar33c9 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:39 pm

Invective wrote:CPF = candlepowerforums I believe.
thanks!

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Postby Holland » Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:27 pm

chuck_roxas45 wrote:Once again...

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I almost spat water all over my computer hahahahaha
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Postby KardinalSyn » Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:15 am

Is the cat out of the bag yet.

Nice visualization chuck.
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Postby chuck_roxas45 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:55 am

Holland wrote:I almost spat water all over my computer hahahahaha
Glad you like it. :D
KardinalSyn wrote:Is the cat out of the bag yet.

Nice visualization chuck.
I can't take the credit KS. I just found that on the 'net. :)

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Postby The Deacon » Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:18 am

I'm not Sal, but I'm guessing Nishijin glass would be unlikely on a non-Japanese model. A new CF version would be possible, but I wouldn't hold my breath. Watching eBay and the forums that allow selling and trading for a CF Cat would be one option, finding someone to replace the scales on a G-10 Cat with CF would be another.
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Postby ar33c9 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:44 am

The Deacon wrote:I'm not Sal, but I'm guessing Nishijin glass would be unlikely on a non-Japanese model. A new CF version would be possible, but I wouldn't hold my breath. Watching eBay and the forums that allow selling and trading for a CF Cat would be one option, finding someone to replace the scales on a G-10 Cat with CF would be another.
Any idea what it would cost to have Cf put on a Cat?

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Postby v8r » Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:50 am

chuck_roxas45 wrote:Once again...

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Bahahaha you are nuts bro!
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Postby d.2.the.p » Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:04 pm

ar33c9 wrote:Any idea what it would cost to have Cf put on a Cat?
You could reach out to Cuscadi or Tuffthumbz to get pricing. I would imagine it would be well more than what the knife cost you, though.

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Postby chuck_roxas45 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:08 pm

v8r wrote:Bahahaha you are nuts bro!
My mother already knew that when I was still at a very early age. :D

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Postby avocadobbq » Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:44 pm

You could buy a G-10 Cat or a Chaparral. The CF Cat was discontinued due to QC issues (I believe) so it's unlikely they'll make it again. Or if they do it'll be at a different factory and sold for a higher price.

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Postby ar33c9 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:06 am

What is a fair price to pay for Carbon Fiber Scales made and installed on a Cat? How about TI scales? I am shopping around now for a maker/installer and prices.

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Postby The Mastiff » Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:58 pm

Which steel was on the CF cat again? Was that the one that was made then stopped after problems, then re releasing later a bit different? Man I'm getting too old to keep track of all these.

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Postby NoFair » Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:28 pm

I still have one left in the box that I haven't given away and it says S30V on the blade :D

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Postby jabba359 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:21 pm

The Mastiff wrote:Which steel was on the CF cat again? Was that the one that was made then stopped after problems, then re releasing later a bit different? Man I'm getting too old to keep track of all these.

Joe
As NoFair said, S30V. The QC problems were related to overall fit and finish, which likely suffered due to keeping cost low while using top of the line materials. By releasing them again with cheaper materials (blade steel and handle material) while still at a similar price, they likely shifted material costs over to fit and finish costs. I believe the Cat and Chicago were made by a different Taiwanese manufacturer than the usual one. I've got a factory 2nd Chicago and it's pretty rough around the edges.

As for cost of having CF scales made, the OP is probably looking at $50-100. Even though material-wise it may not take a whole lot, it takes just about as much time to make custom scales for a small knife as it does a large one, so labor is a major factor. At least the Cat doesn't have nested liners or any complex machining needed, which could help keep the cost down a little bit.
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