Sal, any update on the bronze Spydie? :D

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Sal, any update on the bronze Spydie? :D

Postby Blerv » Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:44 pm

Sorry to nag, it's in my DNA! ;)

I recall you mentioning there might be a knife with bronze scales in the works. Is that still in the crowded pipeline?

Copper, brass, bronze, or some kind of Spydie alloy. I'm pumped at the possibility! Hope others are too :)
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Postby xceptnl » Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:52 pm

Blerv wrote:Sorry to nag, it's in my DNA! ;)

I recall you mentioning there might be a knife with bronze scales in the works. Is that still in the crowded pipeline?

Copper, brass, bronze, or some kind of Spydie alloy. I'm pumped at the possibility! Hope others are too :)
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Postby Holland » Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:00 pm

Hopefully a chaparral :)
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Postby Blerv » Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:22 pm

xceptnl wrote:I'll call shotgun on that bandwagon
Plenty of seats! :)
Holland wrote:Hopefully a chaparral :)
Yup! Or another tiny gents knife. Kopa or Kiwi sprint even.

Beggars can't be choosers...so, :beg: :p
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Postby xceptnl » Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:40 pm

I was hoping for a Kopa or possibly Dragonfly!
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Postby w3tnz » Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:46 pm

I remember hearing about a Serge dog-tag prototype last year? Might be a good candidate http://sergeknives.com/page34.html

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Postby Holland » Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:01 am

kopa would be a great idea!
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Postby M80 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:03 am

w3tnz wrote:I remember hearing about a Serge dog-tag prototype last year? Might be a good candidate http://sergeknives.com/page34.html
I would buy one in a heartbeat.

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Postby Holland » Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:06 am

that dog tag model looks very interesting indeed
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Postby sal » Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:48 am

Hi Blerv,

We have a bronze Chaparral in-the-works.

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Postby bh49 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:59 am

Holland wrote:Hopefully a chaparral :)
Blerv wrote:Or another tiny gents knife. Kopa or Kiwi sprint even.
I would rather see gents knife with brass liners than solid brass scales. My Moki Glory has them. Looks beautiful.
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Postby bh49 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:04 am

Blerv wrote: Copper, brass, bronze, or some kind of Spydie alloy.
Blake,

Are any knife with brass scales out there? Do you have any pictures or links? Are you talking about plain brass or some kind of fluting?
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Postby Mallus » Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:47 am

sal wrote:Hi Blerv,

We have a bronze Chaparral in-the-works.

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That sounds very promising! I hope it's not going to include any overly intricate patterning, as bronze is so soft. I like the worn in look it'll develop with patina and scratches, but am a bit hesitant whether a pattern like in the Chapparal 3 would age nicely.

I do know that Chaparral is supposed to be a template for handle materials and use CTS XHP throughout the line, but wouldn't it be tempting to run the Bronze Chaparral with CPM M4? :) This way we'd get to follow both the blade and the handle developing character. Those that are very worried about carbon steels rusting, might be equally worried about bronze tarnishing; by combining both, you might entice more customers!

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Postby Holland » Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:24 am

I agree! M4 would make it a must buy for me
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Postby defenestrate » Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:26 am

bh49,

I've seen some older knives with brass scales but can't think of a modern model with full bronze or brass. Love that Moki!

Mallus,

Possibly. Interesting theory.

I've been thinking of casting copper scales for one of my spydies to learn the process. Takes far less heat than steel, so I could basically melt it down in a small campfire. I dig the looks of copper, bronze and brass and while they are clearly not good modern blade materials, scales or liners with any of the above would be cool.
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Postby Blerv » Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:40 am

sal wrote:Hi Blerv,

We have a bronze Chaparral in-the-works.

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Wow awesome! Thanks Sal :D !

Hope it works out well for you guys! Put me down for at least two.

bh49 wrote:Blake,

Are any knife with brass scales out there? Do you have any pictures or links? Are you talking about plain brass or some kind of fluting?
Not really. I recall some old-timely Buck type knives with brass bolsters. I've yet to see a modern folder with a full scale or even bolster though. Lately I've been addicted to copper and brass flashlights so figured it was worth asking about :) . A small obsessive niche for sure.
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Postby peter469 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:02 am

Real brass or copper, or some kind of finish? Here's a Lion Steel TiSpine with double anodization:

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Postby Donut » Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:35 am

I imagine the Chaparral doesn't go along with "plain" scales. I wonder if we'll have a fancy texture.
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Postby Blerv » Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:45 am

peter469 wrote:Real brass or copper, or some kind of finish? Here's a Lion Steel TiSpine with double anodization:
I personally like the real stuff. Anything dense that will patina and smell kinda like a bag of pennies.

Copper is a bit rustic for most people (patinas really fast) but it's terrific stuff for the anti-microbial properties alone. Bronze and brass alloys have similar properties while not quite as fast-acting. Really though, that's just justification :) . *technically* you could cut glass with a lady's diamond ring... :p

I like titanium, especially for load-bearing applications. It's certainly cool for knives but more for a practical uses (IMHO) than aesthetics.
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Postby jalcon » Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:12 pm

peter469 wrote:Real brass or copper, or some kind of finish? Here's a Lion Steel TiSpine with double anodization:

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That is sweet.


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