Ronin 2

Discuss Spyderco's products and history.
dogrunner
Member
Posts: 900
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 12:00 pm

Ronin 2

Postby dogrunner » Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:40 am

Mike/Sal - how about another Ronin? Maybe a fixed blade version of the Yo2 ?
Anyone else want one?

dogrunner
Member
Posts: 900
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 12:00 pm

Postby dogrunner » Thu Dec 05, 2013 4:04 pm

64 views and no takers. That does not make it seem very marketable to Sal and Co :(
Just think how handy a small fixed blade wharncliffe would be! And if it was made in a premium steel with top-of-the-line edge retention (I'm voting for S90V) think what an awesome cutting tool it will be!!
;)

User avatar
Liquid Cobra
Member
Posts: 6412
Joined: Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:38 pm
Location: British Columbia, CANADA

Postby Liquid Cobra » Thu Dec 05, 2013 4:06 pm

It would be cool. I guess I'm just used to folders. I'd probably buy the Ronin 2 :)
Most recently acquired: Paramilitary 2 Tanto, YoJUMBO, Swayback, Siren, DLC Yojimbo 2, Native Chief, Shaman S90V, Para 3 LW, Ikuchi, UKPK, Smock, SUBVERT, Amalgam, Para 3 CTS-XHP, Kapara, Paramilitary 2 M390
Grail Paramilitary 2 M390 X 2! ACHIEVED!!

For more of my pictures see my Instagram account.
@liquid_cobra

User avatar
sal
Member
Posts: 13985
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 12:00 pm
Location: Golden, Colorado USA

Postby sal » Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:45 pm

Hi Dogrunner,

We're working on one.

sal

billy blade
Member
Posts: 274
Joined: Tue May 04, 2010 6:36 pm
Location: Illinois

Postby billy blade » Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:11 pm

I was able to pick up a used Ronin about a year ago. I carry it and use it quite a bit. I like Wharncliffe blades for certain tasks and the size of the Ronin suits me well. I would be in for a Yo 2 inspired fixed blade.

User avatar
Blerv
Member
Posts: 11695
Joined: Mon May 04, 2009 11:24 am

Postby Blerv » Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:24 pm

sal wrote:Hi Dogrunner,

We're working on one.

sal
Very cool :D
:spyder: Blake :spyder:

User avatar
Holland
Member
Posts: 7158
Joined: Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:37 pm
Location: Alberta

Postby Holland » Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:01 pm

not my cup of tea, but great news none the less!
-Spencer

Rotation:
Junction | Gayle Bradley 2 | Mantra 1 | Chaparral 1 | Dragonfly 2 | Leatherman Skeletool

User avatar
SpyderNut
Member
Posts: 7983
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:33 am
Location: Hoosier Country, USA
Contact:

Postby SpyderNut » Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:12 pm

Hang on dogrunner--I'm definitely interested. I've always admired the original Ronin's, but never had the opportunity to see one in person. A second run Ronin is a great idea. Any clue what steel would be used? (I'd suspect VG-10, if made in Seki).
:spyder: -Michael

"...as I said before, 'the edge is a wondrous thing', [but] in all of it's qualities, it is still a ghost." - sal

dogrunner
Member
Posts: 900
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 12:00 pm

Postby dogrunner » Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:27 pm

sal wrote:Hi Dogrunner,

We're working on one.

sal
That is great news! I still regret not picking up the first edition. I really like the changes from the yojimbo to the yo2 and I'm sure whatever you do with the Ronin (keep it the same, make it more like a fixed blade Yo2, something else) it will be a must-have. I won't even ask when we might see one (plenty of other spydies to work with), but sooner would be better than later :) and I was serious about the upgraded steel too - I like both the upgraded PM2s I have (S90V and M390).
:D

twinboysdad
Member
Posts: 2984
Joined: Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:23 pm

Postby twinboysdad » Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:34 pm

please be flat ground. :spyder: please be flat ground :spyder:

User avatar
3Speedyfish3
Member
Posts: 57
Joined: Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:14 pm
Location: Florida
Contact:

Postby 3Speedyfish3 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:38 pm

I would definitely buy a Ronin 2. I love my Yo and Yo 2's. More, please, Sal. Can I see a proto at SHOT?

Randall

Tubpbs
Member
Posts: 105
Joined: Sun Jul 17, 2011 2:17 pm

Postby Tubpbs » Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:45 pm

This sounds excellent however it's made. I'm in.

-Zach

User avatar
bh49
Member
Posts: 11464
Joined: Tue Feb 14, 2006 1:37 pm
Location: former Constitution state

Postby bh49 » Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:20 am

sal wrote: We're working on one.

sal
It is a good news. I like the original. The knife was discontinued, when I just got into Spydercos. It was to early in my spydernut carrier to appreciate it. Hopefully Ronin 2 will be Golden made. I do not think that I need any exotic steel on this one. S30V will be fine for intended use.
"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf"

My top choices Natives5, Calys, C83 Persian

Michael Janich
Member
Posts: 1736
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:33 am
Location: Longmont, CO USA
Contact:

Postby Michael Janich » Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:23 am

Thank you all for your interest in a Ronin2. After the Yo2 was released, my friend Mickey Yurco made me a fixed-blade version of it that absolutely rocks. Sal and Eric liked it and added one to their prototype/concept model display to gauge interest from folks at shows. The feedback has been good, so it looks promising.

With Spyderco's permission, Mickey has also been making a limited number of "old school' Ronins with his improved handle design, which uses shorter scales and a slightly more pronounced finger groove/guard that serves as the sheath lock point. These are very slick and are available through Stay Safe Media.

Stay safe,

Mike
Michael Janich
Spyderco Special Projects Coordinator
Founder and Lead Instructor, Martial Blade Concepts

jah
Member
Posts: 161
Joined: Sat Nov 03, 2007 6:55 pm

Postby jah » Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:55 pm

sal wrote:Hi Dogrunner,

We're working on one.

sal
SWEEEEEEEEEEETTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

sorry for yelling :)
Jerry

dogrunner
Member
Posts: 900
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 12:00 pm

Postby dogrunner » Fri Dec 06, 2013 4:17 pm

Michael Janich wrote:Thank you all for your interest in a Ronin2. After the Yo2 was released, my friend Mickey Yurco made me a fixed-blade version of it that absolutely rocks. Sal and Eric liked it and added one to their prototype/concept model display to gauge interest from folks at shows. The feedback has been good, so it looks promising.

....

Mike
Thanks for the info Mike. I am excited to hear you have something in the works. Either another Ronin or a fb version of the Yo2 would be great news!


Return to “Spyderco General Discussion”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Enactive, Jesting Devil, JRinFL, zemogKA and 54 guests