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Maddox FB10

Postby rorschach » Tue Jan 07, 2003 1:00 am

Some folks at BladeForums expressed interest in this (fascinating) new blade... so here is a pic...





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Postby Pachucko » Tue Jan 07, 2003 6:32 pm

I was gonna post on this, thanks for starting it off. This one is definitely a "buy." Soooo choppy! What can I say, I just saw 'Gangs of New York,' this would fit in real good.

Now, if we can get a "tactical" model with G-10 scales and a kydex sheath, maybe even sharpened sides......<img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

I'll probably get a pair of these. Don't know if they'll see too much kitchen-time though.

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Postby glockman99 » Tue Jan 07, 2003 8:51 pm

I noticed that one in the new 2003 Spyderco catalog, and I still can't believe my eyes...Spyderco using WOOD for scales on this "knife"...

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Postby spydercojoe » Tue Jan 07, 2003 9:29 pm

Hi you ALL. Its pretty cool to see you getting interested in the Maddox. It is a great knife. It cuts like no ones business. It was first concieved to help one that had limited use of one hand, and four years later (two years of research and partnershiping with Spyderco.... here it comes. You pick it up and with one easy straight down motion....... you dont have to chop or rock....... it will cut just about anything up . raw hard leather , some have even cut wire in their shop. So hopefully you can get your hands or hand on one before long. Why do I know so much about this, well , I am the custom collaborator, and it has been a tremendous thrill to work with Spyderco on this ,,,,,,, they are the best!

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Postby spydercojoe » Tue Jan 07, 2003 9:33 pm

Hi you ALL. Its pretty cool to see you getting interested in the Maddox. It is a great knife. It cuts like no ones business. It was first concieved to help one that had limited use of one hand, and four years later (two years of research and partnershiping with Spyderco.... here it comes. You pick it up and with one easy straight down motion....... you dont have to chop or rock....... it will cut just about anything up . raw hard leather , some have even cut wire in their shop. So hopefully you can get your hands or hand on one before long. Why do I know so much about this, well , I am the custom collaborator, and it has been a tremendous thrill to work with Spyderco on this ,,,,,,, they are the best!

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Postby sam the man.. » Wed Jan 08, 2003 12:45 am

Great work Joe! <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> What sort of handle material will the final production see? The proto seems to have a wooden handle..

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Postby spydercojoe » Wed Jan 08, 2003 8:11 am

The handle should be a wood epoxy laminate that is not only great looking but will be very very tough , for easy or hard use.,

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Postby voxnaes » Wed Jan 08, 2003 8:24 am

Hi Joe,
Welcome to the Bug Forum....!!
Thats one nice tool for cutting you have made!!
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Postby Pachucko » Wed Jan 08, 2003 9:38 am

SpydercoJoe, Thanks for stopping by and welcome aboard! Do you have a web-site?

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Postby sam the man.. » Wed Jan 08, 2003 10:18 am

Thanks for confirming the specs Joe! <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> This is one <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> that I'll love to add to my keeps! <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

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Postby spydercojoe » Wed Jan 08, 2003 1:42 pm

samo, nice corresponding with you and everyone. If you have other questions dont hesitate to ask. I am also anxiously awaiting the final production of this model. It should really be something. Even though it was first designed with the physically impaired folks in mind, I think that because you will find it cuts so good and so easily it should become the one cutting tool everyone will want to have. Test it and I think you will see what I mean. Take care, Joe.

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Postby spydercojoe » Wed Jan 08, 2003 9:17 pm

I do not have a web site, that would be nice but I am generally unprepared in the area of computors,, Hey, just a little update, we got some pills for our lab dog and the pill cutter only pulverized the pill, so I got out the Maddox prototype and one downward push and a perfect cut. Sorry this sounds like a commercial, I am just overly excited to have you all see how these really cut. Best wishes, Joe

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Postby john » Wed Jan 08, 2003 9:30 pm

SpydercoJoe,
Nice to see you on the forums.
Sorry you don't have a website. I'm sure all us Spydie nuts would love to read more about you and the making of the Maddox.
If you are interested in writting something up and maybe including some photo's of the Maddox I would be more then happy to post them on our website for you.

Just a thought. If you are interested let me know and we can work out the details.

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Postby spydercojoe » Thu Jan 09, 2003 8:16 am

Hi John, Nice offer, I appreciate it! Let me give it some thought, somehow I will give you all the "skinny" (background, etc) on this project, and I know it will be an interesting story, I know it sure has been one for me. Be sharp, Joe

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Postby sal » Sat Jan 11, 2003 6:30 pm

Hi Joe. Welcome to the Spyderco forum. Glad you could visit.

Of course you should bring us a commercial. You know the most about the design and the philosophy behind it. This group is quite astute and particularly interested in the "why" of certain designs. The history of the design and the testing done would be an interesting story that you should share.

Olive thinks that it works well in the kitchen for chopping spices.

It seems like it took a great deal of time to get this to production, as most of what we do seems to. I guess we just work on too many ideas at once.

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Postby spydercojoe » Sat Jan 11, 2003 8:57 pm

Hi Sal, Thanks for clarifying on the subject of what imput I should be giving here. I am new at this and I dont know what is classified and what is not.... it is great to have a forum like this, and by the way thank you for the lil temperance it is quite a super knife. I am going to put my brain to work and write a little history on how the Maddox came to be and where I see it going , it should be an interesting read for knife pro-s out there (my definition of a knife pro is ,,, one who knows and appreciates a good cuttin tool. , anyway Ill get some words down here about Monday, and I hope you all will enjoy. And Sal, keep up the great work, it does take time to do the job right!! stay sharp, sincerely, Joe

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Postby cmassicotte » Sun Jan 12, 2003 9:41 am

Sal, Is the the variant of the Ulu that you once said you were working on?

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Postby sal » Sun Jan 12, 2003 1:41 pm

No Chuck. The Ulu variant that we're working on is a folder. We got it to a certain point in design and realized that it will require a 3D habndle. Flat scales won't work as well. That means that it is on line for a hand carved handle sample to be used for tooling. Right now, I'm the only one in R&D that is hand carving so it will be a while. There are several in fron of it.

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Postby spydercojoe » Mon Jan 13, 2003 2:08 pm

Hi all , I am going to try to give you a little history on the Maddox. Hope I am not to long winded. My background and why I am interested in knives goes back 40 yrs most of which has been in Boy Scouting. Then for the last 15 yrs I have been apprenticing, lately mostly drinking coffee and donuts in a very good friends shop who is a knife maker. Scouts taught me to like knives, Herb taught me how to make them, with an emphasis on making knives sharp and that would cut, seems like a simple plan but you would be amazed at how many knives out there wont cut. Spyderco and I go back a few years. They equiped our scout troop twice on boundary waters trips , with new and old models to field test and report how the scouts liked them. I wrote an article publised in Knives Illustrated, "Spyders on the water", back in 1997 (I think), the scouts got to keep their knives and Spyderco got some good imput, great for both.
About 4 years ago a close friend of ours broke her arm and asking how she was doing in church one Sunday, she said terrible, she had lost a few pounds because she couldnt cut her meat with one hand,,,,,,,, wham,,, God slapped an idea in my head and I said I think that I can help.
After a few hours in my shop an idea was born. The new way of cutting was in my hand. Granted the first one sure was ugly, but it could cut easily with one hand in a straight down motion , with no chopping or rocking motion needed. I gave it to her and a few weeks later I was greeted with a big hug from another lady that had broken her arm and she said "thank you thank you " I was confused but after my friend was done with her injury she shared the new knife with lady #2 and her life was made much easier.
Two years past and I made a few of these and gave them to friends of people that I heard about that could use one.... then I called Spyderco and said I have an idea that they Have to see,,,,,,, Jan 2001 I jumped a jet to Colorado from Illinois and at 8:30 am was looking at the Rocky Mts.
I was supposed to meet with head of R&D Peter Johnes, and did but Sals curiosity was such that I was blessed with his presence also
Two solid hours later of talking and cutting an exitment was born on a new venture. One that initially would be to help folks with limited cutting ability, but secondly would produce a knife that everyone will love to have and use because it can out cut almose anything out there....
From the first mtg with Spyderco till now took 2 years. But it needed to. Several tests were done, prototypes were sent to different people with special physical needs for relentless field testing.
We went through several prototypes and made lots of minor changes. Spyderco was great in this. They listened! Then they made changes that were needed. The outcome is the new Maddox model, I didnt really need my name on it but they actually insisted.

The end result is a great new knife. One that yes looks different but when you get one and use it you will say that it cuts easier and more conveniently than anything that you have been used to. And yes I sent Spyderco a drawing of a folding Maddox model. Maybe someday---
Hope I havent bored anyone. I actually condensed this quite a bit . I could write several pages just on my meeting with Spyderco. I cant go on without thanking Olive Draper, she was head project leader on this and has been wonderful to work with. So for now hope you enjoyed the knife story here, I wish you all the best. Joe

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Postby Knife Knut » Mon Jan 13, 2003 8:07 pm

What is the release date and MSRP on this knife?

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