FRN Jester Sprint Input Needed

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What color FRN would you like to see on the FRN Jester sprint run?

British Racing Green
40
10%
Burgundy
53
13%
Navy Blue
57
14%
Tan
27
7%
Orange
51
12%
Yellow
10
2%
White
45
11%
Purple
24
6%
Gray
21
5%
Glow-in-the-Dark
81
20%
 
Total votes: 409

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Re: FRN Jester Sprint Input Needed

Postby JD Spydo » Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:02 pm

I've gone on record saying this on several occasions. The one sector of Spyderco knives I really don't have any need for are their "micro-sized" models. The Ladybug, Manbug, Jester ect. They are just too small for any practical application I could or would use them for. The Caly Jr. is about as small as you'll ever see me go. With the one exception of the Micarta Dyad Jr. model which I would just drool over a Sprint Run of that double bladed Spyder-Icon.

But I will say that at one time due to a lot of trading I was doing around the 2007-2009 time slot that I came across two of the JESTER models in the Burgundy Micarta selection. And when I traded both of them in different trades I had no problem finding interested parties to trade with. They were quite attractive for "micro models". Also I always did like the overall blade design of the JESTER better than I did any of the other small Spyders.

My vote for a Sprint Run JESTER would be that Burgundy Micarta version. But I'm sure most of you already have your favorites picked out. But I did remember that one small Spyder better than I did any of the others I had at that time.

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Re: FRN Jester Sprint Input Needed

Postby JonLeBlanc » Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:20 pm

JD Spydo wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:02 pm
Also I always did like the overall blade design of the JESTER better than I did any of the other small Spyders.
^this. Spyderco ought to bring back the Jester tout court. The forward thumb ramp with jimping is a brilliant design on a small blade.
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Re: FRN Jester Sprint Input Needed

Postby Mushroom » Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:24 pm

Just a shameless bump... Dreaming of this showing up in the next reveal in the K390 lineup!
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Re: FRN Jester Sprint Input Needed

Postby dj moonbat » Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:41 pm

I don’t have a specific steel or scale material in mind, but I strongly concur: I would just bring the Jester back, and failing that, would suggest that it’s a design worth sprinting every several years.

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Re: FRN Jester Sprint Input Needed

Postby steelcity16 » Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:00 pm

dj moonbat wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:41 pm
I don’t have a specific steel or scale material in mind, but I strongly concur: I would just bring the Jester back, and failing that, would suggest that it’s a design worth sprinting every several years.

Agreed! I think it is worth adding to the Salt lineup as a permanent resident. I bet blacked out PE and SE H1 Salts would do well.

I think I heard there is an exclusive in the works, but it may be 2021 or beyond. Maybe we will get lucky and see a Salt or K390 in the next reveal though! :rolleyes:
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Re: FRN Jester Sprint Input Needed

Postby Enactive » Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:04 pm

steelcity16 wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:00 pm
dj moonbat wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:41 pm
I don’t have a specific steel or scale material in mind, but I strongly concur: I would just bring the Jester back, and failing that, would suggest that it’s a design worth sprinting every several years.

Agreed! I think it is worth adding to the Salt lineup as a permanent resident. I bet blacked out PE and SE H1 Salts would do well.

I think I heard there is an exclusive in the works, but it may be 2021 or beyond. Maybe we will get lucky and see a Salt or K390 in the next reveal though! :rolleyes:
Yup yup.

Salts n Sprints are flavors I like. K390 would be :cool: :spyder:

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Re: FRN Jester Sprint Input Needed

Postby steelcity16 » Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:15 pm

Enactive wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:04 pm
steelcity16 wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:00 pm
dj moonbat wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:41 pm
I don’t have a specific steel or scale material in mind, but I strongly concur: I would just bring the Jester back, and failing that, would suggest that it’s a design worth sprinting every several years.

Agreed! I think it is worth adding to the Salt lineup as a permanent resident. I bet blacked out PE and SE H1 Salts would do well.

I think I heard there is an exclusive in the works, but it may be 2021 or beyond. Maybe we will get lucky and see a Salt or K390 in the next reveal though! :rolleyes:
Yup yup.

Salts n Sprints are flavors I like. K390 would be :cool: :spyder:

Yep, I don't think bringing it back as a production VG-10 would drive enough demand. A blacked out Salt would be unique as a small blacked out rust-proof keychain knife in the lineup. Seems like a winner to me. I'd buy a bunch for all of our keychains.
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Re: FRN Jester Sprint Input Needed

Postby xceptnl » Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:07 am

Great to see this thread bumped to the top. The color poll doesn't make me happy, but a steel upgrade to K390 would enable me to ignore whatever color Sal wanted to put together. I'm still ready to buy whenever can make this a reality again.
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Re: FRN Jester Sprint Input Needed

Postby Sumdumguy » Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:37 am

GITD LC200N SE would be fine for this goober. :)

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Re: FRN Jester Sprint Input Needed

Postby austrian_spyder_fan » Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:05 pm

I whould love a Jester "Plus" in the size of a Dragonfly to Lil Native!

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Re: FRN Jester Sprint Input Needed

Postby steelcity16 » Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:20 pm

austrian_spyder_fan wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:05 pm
I whould love a Jester "Plus" in the size of a Dragonfly to Lil Native!

Did someone say Jester-fly??? :p I already have unofficial requests (via forum whining) for a Dodo-fly, Cricket-fly, Jester-fly, and Worker-fly to be added to the Dragonfly blade shape family. :D

The more people who ask for this stuff the better! Show that there is demand for these awesome blade shapes when put into the existing highly popular and refined Dragonfly handle. If they can make a blade in these shapes that will fit in the the existing handle, I don't see why they couldn't at least test the waters with something like an LC200N sprint in Toxic Green FRN. The steel and color will help drive demand and then people will fall in love with the blade shapes and drive demand for other variations.

I think that is part of the downfall of new models. Black VG-10 isn't enough of an incentive to get people to try a new model, especially at the ever increasing prices of these base models. They need to be introduced as sprints with a different steel and color to get people to buy and test these models out. Then if we are begging for more you can take it from there and add it to the lineup.
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Re: FRN Jester Sprint Input Needed

Postby Mushroom » Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:26 pm

Maybe we should stick with trying to get a rerun of the model that already exists first. ;) That's been hard enough!
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Re: FRN Jester Sprint Input Needed

Postby Derkomai » Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:49 am

If I can post on the forum after more than 8 years, there can also be a GITD H1 SE Jester soon :D

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Re: FRN Jester Sprint Input Needed

Postby steelcity16 » Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:21 am

They really need to add the Jester back into the lineup. A Toxic Green LC200N Salt version would sell well I would think.
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Re: FRN Jester Sprint Input Needed

Postby Abyss_Fish » Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:26 pm

A jester in either lc200n or a coated tool steel would be a spectacular backup knife. That jimping up near the tip makes bearing down on it much easier, for all the tasks you don't want to put your 500$ custom para 3 through :D
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Re: FRN Jester Sprint Input Needed

Postby Sharp Guy » Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:43 pm

steelcity16 wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:21 am
They really need to add the Jester back into the lineup. A Toxic Green LC200N Salt version would sell well I would think.
I don't have access to all my old catalog files. Was the Jester ever sold at the same time as the Ladybug or Manbug? Maybe they're hesitant to add it back to the line up because it's really close to those?
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Re: FRN Jester Sprint Input Needed

Postby steelcity16 » Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:14 pm

Sharp Guy wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:43 pm
steelcity16 wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:21 am
They really need to add the Jester back into the lineup. A Toxic Green LC200N Salt version would sell well I would think.
I don't have access to all my old catalog files. Was the Jester ever sold at the same time as the Ladybug or Manbug? Maybe they're hesitant to add it back to the line up because it's really close to those?

No idea. To me it is just a different blade shape. Like Hawkbills, Wharnies, and Sheepfoots in the Ladybugs and Manbugs. The Jester is a unique and interesting shape with the forward jimping. Not sure why they couldn't add it into the lineup as a test. Make a run of Toxic Green LC200N Salts in PE and SE and see how they sell.
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Re: FRN Jester Sprint Input Needed

Postby JRinFL » Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:37 pm

Jester was sold at the same time as Ladybugs. I believe out side of the sprint, it was not sold as a stock model at the same time as the Manbug. I might be wrong, but that is what I remember. :o
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Re: FRN Jester Sprint Input Needed

Postby araneae » Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:33 am

The jester handle became the ladybug 3 handle and disappeared at that time. Way before the Manbug existed.
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