Any chance of a new collab' with Bob Terzuola?

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Any chance of a new collab' with Bob Terzuola?

Postby Johnnie1801 » Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:05 am

Just wondering if Spyderco have any plans to work with Bob again. I've seen some of his folders that he's preparing for the gathering in Las Vegas and they look awesome. Would be great to have another Bob T folder in the line up, especially if it was made in Taichung :D
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Re: Any chance of a new collab' with Bob Terzuola?

Postby Cujobob » Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:13 am

I'd love to see a bit of a higher end offering as has been done with Peter Carey. Bob's customs are fantastic.

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Re: Any chance of a new collab' with Bob Terzuola?

Postby APS » Wed Aug 24, 2016 11:02 am

I want a compression lock C15 in blue or green G10.

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Re: Any chance of a new collab' with Bob Terzuola?

Postby SpyderNut » Wed Aug 24, 2016 11:19 am

A big +1 on this. I greatly admire Mr. T's work and have tried to collect most of his collabs with Spyderco. The C15 and C19, along with the original Starmate, are some of my all-time favorite designs--bar none.

On a different note, Bob's book, The Tactical Folding Knife (2000), was a huge influence as I got started making my own folders several years ago. The guy is sheer brilliance when it comes to knife design. :D
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Re: Any chance of a new collab' with Bob Terzuola?

Postby The Deacon » Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:50 pm

With Spyderco, I'd never rule anything out. Still, the Terzuola Slip-It wasn't exactly a barn-burner, the Starmate redux didn't do anywhere near as well as all the years of folk clamoring for it must have led Spyderco to believe it would, and the Double-Bevel sort of bombed.
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Re: Any chance of a new collab' with Bob Terzuola?

Postby timlara » Wed Aug 24, 2016 2:11 pm

While I agree with Paul's sales-related observations, I think the difference is that none of these models fall into the high-end "near mid-tech" category that I'd put some of the recent Taichung collaborations in.

While I didn't purchase any of the recent Terzoula models (I did have and very much like the first Starmate version from years ago), I would almost definitely be interested in a Rubicon-quality piece from Taichung, as long as it was more of a classic design (like maybe a slightly smaller Starmate, etc) versus a funky design like the Double-Bevel.
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Re: Any chance of a new collab' with Bob Terzuola?

Postby tvenuto » Wed Aug 24, 2016 4:53 pm

I've never really resonated with any of Terzoula's designs, but I agree with Paul. Both of the recent ones suffered from the apparent "Japan origin value issue," the Starmate had F&F issues on top of that, and the Double Bevel is...well...just a bit silly.

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Re: Any chance of a new collab' with Bob Terzuola?

Postby SpyderNut » Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:26 pm

timlara wrote:While I agree with Paul's sales-related observations, I think the difference is that none of these models fall into the high-end "near mid-tech" category that I'd put some of the recent Taichung collaborations in.

While I didn't purchase any of the recent Terzoula models (I did have and very much like the first Starmate version from years ago), I would almost definitely be interested in a Rubicon-quality piece from Taichung, as long as it was more of a classic design (like maybe a slightly smaller Starmate, etc) versus a funky design like the Double-Bevel.
Well said. I think a slightly higher-end model would certainly be better received.
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Re: Any chance of a new collab' with Bob Terzuola?

Postby Johnnie1801 » Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:15 am

Here's one Bob posted last week.
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Re: Any chance of a new collab' with Bob Terzuola?

Postby Blerv » Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:36 am

Most of Bob's designs (that I recall) really do better with a thumb stud than a hole. At least I think their lines are better. That combined with the current collaboration he has with CRKT makes me think it's less likely than more likely.

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Re: Any chance of a new collab' with Bob Terzuola?

Postby VashHash » Thu Aug 25, 2016 11:53 am

Johnnie1801 wrote:Here's one Bob posted last week.

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Fitting a hole in there changes the lines of the knife. I don't think it would look as good. Knives are a lot better when they're already designed with the hole in mind.


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