Red Endura Trainer blade swap

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Red Endura Trainer blade swap

Postby sgteldridge » Thu May 02, 2013 6:12 am

Does anyone know if you can swap the trainer blade for a reg one ? I like the red handle

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Postby BAL » Thu May 02, 2013 11:34 am

I think so, but I am not 100% sure, now that I think about it.
Someone else will know fo rsure. I like the red handle myself.

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Postby Prospero » Thu May 02, 2013 11:46 am

sgteldridge wrote:Does anyone know if you can swap the trainer blade for a reg one ? I like the red handle
Yes, it's possible. There's a vid on YouTube in which someone swapped out handles. From Spyderco's perspective, it would make sense having the parts between the trainer and a production model be identical (excluding blade of course) for both cost and ease of manufacture.

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Postby xceptnl » Thu May 02, 2013 1:06 pm

I have done this on a delica so I would assume the endura to be the same.

The suggestion is to just put the red scales and backspacer on the true knife. I wouldn't try to do a blade swap.
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Postby Dodge » Thu May 02, 2013 1:23 pm

Or you could search for the older version with a live blade and the red handle!
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Postby notos&w » Thu May 02, 2013 1:32 pm

I switched out the green handles on my Delica ZDP with the red handles of the trainer. Both work fine. I also switched out the lock bar that came with the blade.

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Postby Fresh Eddie Fresh » Thu May 02, 2013 1:37 pm

I think if you got a blue one and swapped out the scales, but left the blue spacer on, it would look amazing. :)

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Postby Kev83 » Fri May 03, 2013 8:47 am

Fresh Eddie Fresh wrote:I think if you got a blue one and swapped out the scales, but left the blue spacer on, it would look amazing. :)
That'd be cool.. Spider Man colors or should I say spyder man

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Postby phillipsted » Fri May 03, 2013 10:20 am

Fresh Eddie Fresh wrote:I think if you got a blue one and swapped out the scales, but left the blue spacer on, it would look amazing. :)
Or if you are a Giants fan... It would be a bit harder to assemble a burgundy-and-gold Endura...

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Postby Fred Sanford » Fri May 03, 2013 12:13 pm

You can do it. I have done it. You need to swap both the blade and the lock bar. The lock bars are matched to the blade. I think that the trainer blade has not been heat treated, and the lock bar may not be either. You don't want a non heat treated lock bar with a heat treated blade. Switch 'em both and you'll be fine.

Or.....take the entire knife apart and just switch ONLY the plastic scales and backspacer. I vote for only switching the blade and the lock bar.
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Postby nuubee » Fri May 03, 2013 12:30 pm

Do be aware that you will be voiding the warranty, although Spyderco will still be willing to sharpen the blade if you send it in to them. A few years ago someone was selling red-handled trainers for really cheap, so I got one, did the swap (both blade and lockbar), and now I have a fully-serrated Endura with red scales, and a grey-scaled Endura trainer.

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Postby tonydahose » Fri May 03, 2013 3:17 pm

i have done it...i need to find the thread. i switched it a red handle with the waved USN forum endura.


edit: found it http://www.spyderco.com/forums/showthre ... t=switched


this will void your warranty. In fact someone tried to take their endura apart, i Rcvd the knife in pieces as a gift because they couldn't put Humpty Dumpty back together again ;)


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Postby Gunslinger » Fri May 03, 2013 3:49 pm

Yup, Just be sure to keep the backlock with it's blade.

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Postby Alnamvet68 » Fri May 03, 2013 3:58 pm

OK, "keep the backlock with the blade"....so, can I swap my combo blade FRN Delica with my Delica G-10? I do prefer combo blades, and would like the G-10 to have a combo?

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Postby Gunslinger » Fri May 03, 2013 4:25 pm

Alnamvet68 wrote:OK, "keep the backlock with the blade"....so, can I swap my combo blade FRN Delica with my Delica G-10? I do prefer combo blades, and would like the G-10 to have a combo?
Yes but the finish on the frn Delica backlock won't match the finish on the G10 Delica liners, If that matters. You can try to keep the G10 lockback but it may not fit right with the frn's blade.

Also remember that dissembling your knives will void warranty.
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Postby Alnamvet68 » Fri May 03, 2013 5:29 pm

Gunslinger wrote:Yes but the finish on the frn Delica backlock won't match the finish on the G10 Delica liners, If that matters. You can try to keep the G10 lockback but it may not fit right with the frn's blade.

Also remember that dissembling your knives will void warranty.
That's kinda' what I thought. Thank you for the response.

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