DougC-3 wrote:I can hardly wait to get my hands on the Ouroboros. Hmmm... I wonder if its too soon to start asking for a sprint. A solid super steel would be great, but I'd take a laminate, since I'm betting it's made at G-Sakai. Super Blue or HAP40 would do nicely.
It's been a long time coming, so I'm right ther with you, Doug. When I was alerted to its inclusion in the mid-year, the only additional info I received from Spyderco was that they planed release for this year, so only 6 months left on the outside. Personally, I've been more focused on the other, more recent submissions I've sent in and some brand new designs, but between work and life in general, things have slowed the last few months. I'm hoping summer will free up a little more time to get back to those efforts.
As far as a sprint goes, anything would be cool in my book, but it will likely depend on how well the original sells. The Ouroboros is a bit unconventional, and some folks need to handle it before they "get it", so it might not be that popular with with the average buyer (I'd love to be wrong on that front). Nishijin and Super Blue would be my vote, if nishijin can handle a nested liner. The woven look on the scales with a nicely developed patina would make for a pretty striking piece, IMO. Maybe even remove the belly and turn it into a wharncliffe if more dramatic mods could be made...