G10 Delica/Endura in Super Gold

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Re: G10 Delica/Endura in Super Gold

Postby SpyderNut » Sun Aug 16, 2015 7:06 pm

M4 (or its imported equivalent) would certainly get my vote. Marry this with a burgundy FRN handle and I'll buy several. :D
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Re: G10 Delica/Endura in Super Gold

Postby ohcyclist » Sun Aug 16, 2015 8:50 pm

XCV11 sounds like an interesting steel from what others here have said and I would join in for it.

If this is really for the afi market then definitely a pointy tip is a must!

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Re: G10 Delica/Endura in Super Gold

Postby DougC-3 » Mon Aug 17, 2015 12:57 am

I also like both clad and solid, stainless or not, hopefully in the neighborhood of $150 or even less (maybe I'm dreaming). I would like to have a G-10 Delica or Endura and would not require a very expensive steel. I think solid Super Blue is great, but I think clad ones would sell like hotcakes. (Also, as far as I know, G. Sakai makes Delicas and Enduras and does not work with solid Super Blue.)
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Re: G10 Delica/Endura in Super Gold

Postby The Mastiff » Mon Aug 17, 2015 7:03 am

SRS 15 for stainless

And for monstrous amounts of elements and high performance Hitachi's HAP 72 /Kobelco KHA60/Daido DEX 80 ( similar)
Kiya uses HAP 72 in kitchen knives. Can be run at rc 68-70

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Re: G10 Delica/Endura in Super Gold

Postby Popsickle » Tue Aug 18, 2015 11:13 am

GoldenSpydie wrote:If XVC11 is indeed the Japanese equivalent of CPM M4, then it gets my vote.

Super Blue would be great as well, especially because it is already a proven steel that many people enjoy.
This gets my vote as well!

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Re: G10 Delica/Endura in Super Gold

Postby Popsickle » Tue Aug 18, 2015 11:15 am

SpyderNut wrote:M4 (or its imported equivalent) would certainly get my vote. Marry this with a burgundy FRN handle and I'll buy several. :D
Didn't they already say blue g10?

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Re: G10 Delica/Endura in Super Gold

Postby SpyderNut » Tue Aug 18, 2015 12:04 pm

Popsickle wrote:
SpyderNut wrote:M4 (or its imported equivalent) would certainly get my vote. Marry this with a burgundy FRN handle and I'll buy several. :D
Didn't they already say blue g10?
That is entirely possible. I was just leaking out some wishful thinking. ;)
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Re: G10 Delica/Endura in Super Gold

Postby HammerHill » Tue Aug 18, 2015 2:38 pm

I'm less concerned with what steel exactly they select for the sprint run because I know it will be exceptional - if it's going to have G10 handles I would love to see the liners nested into the scales like on the FRN version!

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Re: G10 Delica/Endura in Super Gold

Postby FCM415 » Tue Aug 18, 2015 4:08 pm

Popsickle wrote:
SpyderNut wrote:M4 (or its imported equivalent) would certainly get my vote. Marry this with a burgundy FRN handle and I'll buy several. :D
Didn't they already say blue g10?
Yes... yes they did :D

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Re: G10 Delica/Endura in Super Gold

Postby ohcyclist » Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:05 pm

Is there any consensus on what are front running Japanese steels for this model? If so I would be happy to set up a poll to allow for quick and easy voting.

Anything we can do to help this model through the pipeline successfully is a good thing in my book.

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Re: G10 Delica/Endura in Super Gold

Postby On Edge » Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:48 pm

Spyder-Monkey wrote:CPM M4 Endura in blue G10 with a stonewashed deep carry clip would be folding knife perfection.
+1 for the Delica … but not Smurf blue … make it more subtle … stonewashed blade would be cool … high performance steel, pick one … and please put a deep carry clip on it (also stonewashed) … but not a wire clip - to me a wire clip doesn't seem to fit on this knife …

OK I'm done …

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Re: G10 Delica/Endura in Super Gold

Postby Quick Draw » Thu Aug 20, 2015 4:08 pm

ohcyclist wrote:Is there any consensus on what are front running Japanese steels for this model? If so I would be happy to set up a poll to allow for quick and easy voting.

Anything we can do to help this model through the pipeline successfully is a good thing in my book.
If a poll could make a G10 Delica version happen sooner, that would be awesome. I'm down with the blue color with almost any steel.

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Re: G10 Delica/Endura in Super Gold

Postby DougC-3 » Thu Aug 20, 2015 5:40 pm

Quick Draw wrote:
ohcyclist wrote:Is there any consensus on what are front running Japanese steels for this model? If so I would be happy to set up a poll to allow for quick and easy voting.

Anything we can do to help this model through the pipeline successfully is a good thing in my book.
If a poll could make a G10 Delica version happen sooner, that would be awesome. I'm down with the blue color with almost any steel.
I'll go along with that. I'd love to have a Delica or Endura in G-10 with any steel. A special steel would be nice, hopefully within $50 or $60 of the upcoming HAP40 sprint.
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Re: G10 Delica/Endura in Super Gold

Postby Will Rogers » Thu Aug 20, 2015 6:45 pm

sal wrote:Realistically, it is an "afi" model. Few regular knife buyers will not have the interest when measured against the cost. With this in mind, I would like to create a model that serves the "afi" market. I can certainly make a decision and run with it, but since the forums are the closest I get to the knife afi market, I'd like opinions, at least among the steel knowledgeable. Since it will be a sprint, there will be a limited number of pieces available and once they're gone, they're gone.

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What's an "afi" model? For aficionados? Isn't every sprint run aimed at the afi market? I'm not steel knowledgeable - I just know that I love the Delica and would love one with a G10 handle even more.

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Re: G10 Delica/Endura in Super Gold

Postby DougC-3 » Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:24 am

Will Rogers wrote:
sal wrote:Realistically, it is an "afi" model. Few regular knife buyers will not have the interest when measured against the cost. With this in mind, I would like to create a model that serves the "afi" market. I can certainly make a decision and run with it, but since the forums are the closest I get to the knife afi market, I'd like opinions, at least among the steel knowledgeable. Since it will be a sprint, there will be a limited number of pieces available and once they're gone, they're gone.

sal
What's an "afi" model? For aficionados? Isn't every sprint run aimed at the afi market? I'm not steel knowledgeable - I just know that I love the Delica and would love one with a G10 handle even more.
Yes, that's true, but apparently the limited market combined with the minimum number of knives required by the manufacturer to do the sprint run for SG-2 steel pushed the cost up too much to make it practical.
Liquid Cobra wrote:
Sal wrote:As mentioned, sales are often the decider in continued production. We're working on a G-10 Endura and Delica in blue that was planned for SG-2, but the cost and minimum quantity required for SG-2 blows it out of the market. Now we're discussing an alternate steel for the G-10 versions.

sal
So we need to put our heads together and come up with an interesting and worthy less expensive steel. Of course it has to be a steel available in Japan... but I'd be more than happy for Sal to "make a decision and run with it" :p
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Re: G10 Delica/Endura in Super Gold

Postby thatguybryan » Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:30 pm

I'd be perfectly happy with ZDP-189 tbh. I have yet to experience it, but from what I've read and seen in testing it should be enough to satisfy almost everyone while keeping the price down and also being easy to acquire.

If this is not an option, even VG10 would be OK with me. Both knives are really great EDC blades, and I have been waiting a long time to see them offered in G10 again, and just want to purchase one already haha.

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Re: G10 Delica/Endura in Super Gold

Postby Will Rogers » Fri Aug 21, 2015 6:27 pm

The simplest solution, from Spyderco's point of view, must be to use VG-10 steel, because the blades are already in production. I would definitely buy one in VG-10 with G10 handle. I know some people on this forum won't be very enthusiastic about that choice, but it might be the most likely option to happen. Spyderco isn't going to make any money on this deal - the only reason Sal is even thinking about this is to keep the Spyderco evangelists happy.

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Re: G10 Delica/Endura in Super Gold

Postby Jmotley » Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:44 pm

I'm sure I'm in the minority here, but I wouldn't mind having black G10. Or even a darker gray.
Any non clad high carbon steel would be cool, but zdp would work as well. I'd just like to see another G10 endura and delica run soon.

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Re: G10 Delica/Endura in Super Gold

Postby Holland » Wed Dec 30, 2015 12:56 pm

Any updates on this? I think an XVC 11 blue g10 run would be epic! Throw in the DFly2 while we're at it too ;)
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Re: G10 Delica/Endura in Super Gold

Postby ohcyclist » Thu Dec 31, 2015 2:53 pm

Holland, so glad you brought this back to the front page. I am very interested in news as well. What was the consensus on possible steels? VG-10, ZDP-189, XVC 11 have all been mentioned. Would HAP 40 or Super Blue be possible as well?

Blue G10 was the only part of the equation that has been decided as far as I remember.

Adding a dfly2 to the run would be awesome as well.


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