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New Ti/Elmax Pingo...

Postby knolan » Mon Dec 29, 2014 9:09 am

Happened to be perusing the "Coming Soon" section of Blade HQ's site and was surprised to discover that the new Ti scaled, Elmax blade version of the Pingo is expected sometime in (early?) 2015! Just about any new Jens Anso design gets my attention, and as a fan of smaller contemporary folders, I've been awaiting this Anso/Voxnaes colab. since Sal dropped a hint about it a few mos. back.

Always admired the original Pingo but disliked the FRN scales, and always hoped for an premium version of this folder. Unfortunately it's still a two-handed opener, nevertheless I'm gonna have to work this one into my budget at some point...maybe wishful thinking, but I just hope the street price settles in south of $200 a few mos. after it drops.

EDIT: OMG :eek: ...I take it all back! I just caught a first glimpse of a pic of this new blade on KnifeCenter's site and now see that it has a childish, "wraparound" bug logo on the scales?!! What!! I had hoped for, or kinda anticipated a nice stone-washed or satin finish on the scales...IMHO, and aesthetics are subjective I know...but this is HIDEOUS and ruined it for me, (looks like a high school girl's first knife to keep in her purse, or more acurately, a China produced fake Spyderco)? I will definitely scratch this one off my list....Hmm, an FRN Pingo suddenly doesn't seem so bad.

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Re: New Ti/Elmax Pingo...

Postby apollo » Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:06 am

Arent you a bit hard on this one ?
Spyderco put a hell of a lot of hard work and money in this knife to please us all.

If you do not like the logo i am sure there are many ways to cleanly remove it. :)
(I do not know how but many here will because there where guys already talking about this)

Sounds to me that when the logo is gone you will like the knife because al the rest of the knife is just wat you want... An upgraded pingo with better steel and a tank of a handle so that i think sounds perfect doenst it?
So just ask the guys here how to remove it. And be happy with a state of the art master piece of a pingo. :)

just my 2 cents.
greetings apollo

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Re: New Ti/Elmax Pingo...

Postby gbelleh » Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:11 am

I'm not a fan of that wraparound graphic either, but it says it's anodized. So it should be easy to remove.
:D :spyder:

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Re: New Ti/Elmax Pingo...

Postby RadioactiveSpyder » Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:22 am

Or perhaps to re-anodize the whole handle to a higher voltage so it becomes uniform in color. I wonder if the logo is raised or not (just masked off)... Should be fun to play with these!
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Re: New Ti/Elmax Pingo...

Postby bearfacedkiller » Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:37 am

I would think that some ultra fine sandpaper and then some steel wool for a brushed look would take care of that.

Ti scratches so easily that this is how I have maintained my bolsters on my caly3 and sage4.

The brushed finish hides light scratches well.
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Re: New Ti/Elmax Pingo...

Postby knolan » Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:44 am

apollo wrote:Arent you a bit hard on this one ?
Spyderco put a hell of a lot of hard work and money in this knife to please us all.
Maybe...but I stand by my opinion. I suppose Spyderco was trying to add a bit of whimsy to the folder considering it was designed for markets where one handed openers are prohibited and perhaps non-knife people would think it cute, but I had hoped for a classier more dignified version of the production Pingo, sans gigantic corporate logos. I thought maybe a fine Scotchbrite pad might remove it, but am unsure how deep the ano goes into the scales? If others are successful in easily removing the ano, I may reconsider later on if availability is adequate, since otherwise I would have been all over this knife.

Incidentally, I personally don't believe enthusiast forums exist exclusively for praise of every product a company makes...opinions are just opinions.

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Re: New Ti/Elmax Pingo...

Postby Johnnie1801 » Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:48 am

It's a bit different but not as bad as you are making out, and like others have mentioned you can modify it. Here is the pic from the new catalogue.

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Re: New Ti/Elmax Pingo...

Postby bearfacedkiller » Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:59 am

You can please some of the people all of the time, all of the people some of the time but you can't please all of the people all of the time.

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sal wrote:Knife afi's are pretty far out, steel junky's more so, but "edge junky's" are just nuts. :p
SpyderEdgeForever wrote: Also, do you think a kangaroo would eat a bowl of spagetti with sauce if someone offered it to them?

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Re: New Ti/Elmax Pingo...

Postby knolan » Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:08 pm

Johnnie1801 wrote:It's a bit different but not as bad as you are making out, and like others have mentioned you can modify it. Here is the pic from the new catalogue.

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Sorry, but IMO this is cringe worthy.

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Re: New Ti/Elmax Pingo...

Postby Evil D » Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:44 pm

While it isn't my style, there are about a dozen or so extremely easy methods for getting rid of that bug. If you like the package otherwise, I think it's pretty silly to scratch it off your list.

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Re: New Ti/Elmax Pingo...

Postby Blade and Flame » Mon Dec 29, 2014 1:09 pm

The anodized graphic isn't my style, but everything else about the Ti frame looks great. Very clean lines and nice chamfered edges.

Think of it this way, it could be worse — the bug could be etched or engraved into the handle.

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Re: New Ti/Elmax Pingo...

Postby sal » Mon Dec 29, 2014 1:54 pm

Easier to remove the graphic than to add a graphic.

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Re: New Ti/Elmax Pingo...

Postby Bradley » Mon Dec 29, 2014 2:19 pm

I like it.. :cool:

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Re: New Ti/Elmax Pingo...

Postby WireEdge Roger » Mon Dec 29, 2014 2:26 pm

I don't normally go for logos, but I actually like it on the Pingo.

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Re: New Ti/Elmax Pingo...

Postby Jazz » Mon Dec 29, 2014 4:01 pm

When you state your opinion, maybe you could first get your panties out of a bunch. Chill out.

I was hoping for plain Ti, but it looks great how they're doing it. Easy to remove, if I want.
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Re: New Ti/Elmax Pingo...

Postby IG-88 » Mon Dec 29, 2014 4:27 pm

I do like the logo, to me it's less boring then a plain Ti version like the Squeak.

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Re: New Ti/Elmax Pingo...

Postby PayneTrain » Mon Dec 29, 2014 7:24 pm

Yeah, I'm not too crazy about the graphic either, but much like the Carpenter logo on the Foundry I bet it looks much better in person. And, like others have noted, it's easy to undo. I'd personally go for anodizing the whole thing if you can't stand it.

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Re: New Ti/Elmax Pingo...

Postby knolan » Mon Dec 29, 2014 7:31 pm

Jazz wrote:When you state your opinion, maybe you could first get your panties out of a bunch. Chill out.
You can go back to your fanboy group hug now...you suck-up.

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Re: New Ti/Elmax Pingo...

Postby SpyderNut » Mon Dec 29, 2014 8:03 pm

I actually like the logo. It is something new and different. Kind of adds a bit of pizazz to the otherwise vanilla Ti handle too.

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Re: New Ti/Elmax Pingo...

Postby bearfacedkiller » Mon Dec 29, 2014 8:22 pm

"Hideous", "childish", "looks like a high school girl's first knife to keep in her purse" and "a China produced fake Spyderco"

and your upset about,

"When you state your opinion, maybe you could first get your panties out of a bunch. Chill out."


Before your next hyperbole rant make sure that if you can dish it out that you can take it. You are entitled to your opinion and you are encouraged to share it (we all dislike some spydies) but you could try to be a little more tactful maybe.
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sal wrote:Knife afi's are pretty far out, steel junky's more so, but "edge junky's" are just nuts. :p
SpyderEdgeForever wrote: Also, do you think a kangaroo would eat a bowl of spagetti with sauce if someone offered it to them?


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