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Black Dog Tag

Postby mobilerd » Wed Dec 31, 2014 2:30 pm

Is the black version limited production? I thought I read that somewhere.

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Re: Black Dog Tag

Postby DutchBlades » Wed Dec 31, 2014 2:33 pm

I remember it being mentioned as a sprint and not regular stock.
If that is indeed the case, then yes, it'll be limited to a certain number of knives.
I'd figure around a 1000 will be made ;)
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Re: Black Dog Tag

Postby Liquid Cobra » Wed Dec 31, 2014 2:57 pm

It's listed in the new 2015 product guide. Doesn't that mean it's a standard production model?
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Re: Black Dog Tag

Postby gbelleh » Wed Dec 31, 2014 3:14 pm

I don't remember any mention of it being limited. But I'd like to know for sure, since I definitely plan to get one at some point.
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Re: Black Dog Tag

Postby TazKristi » Wed Dec 31, 2014 3:21 pm

It is regular production.
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Re: Black Dog Tag

Postby Blerv » Wed Dec 31, 2014 4:18 pm

I was actually more excited at the proto-pic (if you look on Spyderco.com) than the full blacked-out version that seems to have hit the shelves. :(

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Re: Black Dog Tag

Postby Liquid Cobra » Wed Dec 31, 2014 4:59 pm

Blerv wrote:I was actually more excited at the proto-pic (if you look on Spyderco.com) than the full blacked-out version that seems to have hit the shelves. :(
Not sure what you mean. Is it the difference in the black tone?
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Re: Black Dog Tag

Postby gbelleh » Wed Dec 31, 2014 5:03 pm

The only proto pics I can find are the blue and green version.
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Re: Black Dog Tag

Postby Blerv » Wed Dec 31, 2014 6:37 pm

Liquid Cobra wrote:
Blerv wrote:I was actually more excited at the proto-pic (if you look on Spyderco.com) than the full blacked-out version that seems to have hit the shelves. :(
Not sure what you mean. Is it the difference in the black tone?
The stock photo is black and grey: http://www.spyderco.com/catalog/details.php?product=907" target="_blank

The actual one (I think) is all black: http://www.bladehq.com/item--Spyderco-P ... der--26105" target="_blank

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Re: Black Dog Tag

Postby Liquid Cobra » Wed Dec 31, 2014 6:56 pm

I see what you mean now. I actually prefer the blacker version.
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Re: Black Dog Tag

Postby gbelleh » Wed Dec 31, 2014 7:11 pm

I wonder if that's just a result of the lighting? Even one of the BHQ pics shows a difference in shade.
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Re: Black Dog Tag

Postby Blerv » Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:20 pm

Oh it's a nitpick really. I'm quite pumped regardless :).

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Re: Black Dog Tag

Postby gbelleh » Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:46 am

My black Dog Tag arrived this morning, and it's a nice little (tiny little) knife. Here are some pics...

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I know how big an actual dog tag is, but this knife still kind of surprised me by just how small it really is. Here it is next to a gigantic looking Delica and Dragonfly...

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And next to some other very small Spydercos. Left to right, the Ladybug, Bug, Dog Tag, Balance, and Equilibrium.

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Blerv, there actually is a very slight difference in the black coloring. Each of the metals is a slightly different shade, but it's not really obvious unless you look for it.

I still haven't decided how I'm going to use this little knife yet. Watch pocket probably. Overall I like it.
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Re: Black Dog Tag

Postby adancingmonkey » Wed Jan 07, 2015 2:20 pm

Thanks for the comparison photos. Actually I was wondering the differences between the balance and the equilibrium too so you've helped me there.
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Re: Black Dog Tag

Postby Donut » Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:57 pm

gbelleh wrote: Blerv, there actually is a very slight difference in the black coloring. Each of the metals is a slightly different shade, but it's not really obvious unless you look for it.
From what I read, there is no "true black" method that sticks to titanium. You can't black anodize it, but you can dark anodize it. I'm not too sure about a coating that sticks to titanium, but the stuff that works best with steel I don't think works well with titanium.
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Re: Black Dog Tag

Postby adancingmonkey » Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:23 pm

All I can say is that the black dog tag looks really slick and will be my first spyderco of 2015. Unless some sprint hits Canada first.
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Re: Black Dog Tag

Postby jah » Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:41 pm

I took one of the original ones and Duracoated it in Grey:
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These are sweet little knives.....

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Re: Black Dog Tag

Postby Blerv » Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:57 pm

Very cool everyone :D. Still on the fence between the blue/grey and black one! I do love these little non-lockers.

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Re: Black Dog Tag

Postby adancingmonkey » Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:32 pm

The black dog tags are available at warriors and wonders for my fellow Canadians looking to buy locally.
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