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To Honor?

Postby sal » Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:09 am

So I had this thought; (I get those once in a while) I've been chatting on these forums for a long time, and there certainly have been many of you that have stuck around to harrass me almost as long. SSsssooooo, if we were goind to try an experimet of a new "project". What aboaut honoring a member?

Let's start with Paul; If you were going to design a Spyderco modell, what would you create? We call if the "Deacon". Maybe a flash batch? Could be fun. Whatchyathink Paul? :D

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Re: To Honor?

Postby Doc Dan » Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:26 am

That actually sounds like a great idea. There are a few long time members here who contribute a lot to this forum. Paul is one of them. What is his favorite blade style? What length?

While we are at it, we need a knife from Spyderco to honor Sal and it should be something that represents your ideal knife, blade length, and style.
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Re: To Honor?

Postby JD Spydo » Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:39 am

How about a KOPA and a KIWI both on steroids :eek: :D >> make them automatics to boot :D But seriously I know in my gut that Paul (Deacon), our beloved Mayor of Spyderville would love something very conservative ;) I'm thinking maybe something like a STRETCH model with Sambar Stag handle/scales with a nice damascus blade. Or you could take one of the newer models like the Mantra and jazz it up the way he would like it.

I'm shooting for a JD Spydo-Hawk myself with a new Spyderedged pattern blade. Micarta or G-10 would be great for the handle :cool:

But getting back down to earth Sal I think you've got a great idea and I can't wait to see what the others say about it. I also think our good Dr. Hannibal Lecter M.D. should also be considered for some type of honorary blade like a really jazzed up Karambit for instance. Great Thread !!!! :cool:

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Re: To Honor?

Postby Johnnie1801 » Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:39 am

I'll bite :D

If you're making a Deacon special, then it's got to be a leftie PM2 in carbon steel :p or you could just go for -

1. Must be a back/mid-lock
2. Must have wood scales
3. Must have bolsters
4. Must have stainless steel
5. Must be a Stretch with all the previous musts :p
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Re: To Honor?

Postby paladin » Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:50 am

Nice idea, but I'd be torn between letting the "honoree" design their own model ala Burger King,ie "have it your way"

....<OR>....

designing it yourself <Spyderco> with nice touches and features you know <or at least think you know> they'd like from previous posts, plus maybe throw in a new surprise or two. Kinda like a surprise gift.

Having said that, of existing models, for Paul, it'd have to be a Kiwi or Stretch...unless you wanted to go the partial <or> TOTAL surprise route and design him a totally novel tailor fit model. You could do that Sal, and it may be more of an "honor" to the recipient.

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Re: To Honor?

Postby Brock O Lee » Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:52 am

Johnnie1801 wrote: 1. Must be a back/mid-lock
2. Must have wood scales
3. Must have bolsters
4. Must have stainless steel
5. Must be a Stretch with all the previous musts :p
My first thought exactly!
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Re: To Honor?

Postby Xplorer » Fri Nov 25, 2016 11:23 am

Great idea Sal! I'm very curious to see the details of what Paul thinks the knife should be.
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Re: To Honor?

Postby Surfingringo » Fri Nov 25, 2016 11:27 am

Great idea. The Deacon. I foresee bolsters in our future. :p

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Re: To Honor?

Postby mattman » Fri Nov 25, 2016 11:30 am

Bolstered Damascus Stretch, in the style of Damascus he's partial to. (No exposed screws)

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Re: To Honor?

Postby PayneTrain » Fri Nov 25, 2016 11:50 am

Oh YES! What a neat idea! Heck, maybe even replace the Forum Knife with the Forum Member of the Year Knife.

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Re: To Honor?

Postby zhyla » Fri Nov 25, 2016 11:59 am

I think both Deacon and JD should be models.

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Re: To Honor?

Postby Spydergirl88 » Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:14 pm

Johnnie1801 wrote:I'll bite :D

If you're making a Deacon special, then it's got to be a leftie PM2 in carbon steel :p or you could just go for -

1. Must be a back/mid-lock
2. Must have wood scales
3. Must have bolsters
4. Must have stainless steel
5. Must be a Stretch with all the previous musts :p
And the bolsters and scales cant have any visible screws :p

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Re: To Honor?

Postby Chinook3 » Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:14 pm

Bolsters with no screws showing, natural wood scales no dye jobs ;)
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Re: To Honor?

Postby wrdwrght » Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:25 pm

Probably ought to be exclusively left-handed, in addition to all else people have mentioned. :p

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Re: To Honor?

Postby paladin » Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:26 pm

mattman wrote:Bolstered Damascus Stretch, in the style of Damascus he's partial to. (No exposed screws)
that'd be Odin's Eye, IIRC...for those of you keeping score at home. ;)

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Re: To Honor?

Postby Spydergirl88 » Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:30 pm

Just wanted to say how great I think the flash batch concept is...cant wait to see whats next on the horizon in that category especially if they will be Taichung and Golden made.

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Re: To Honor?

Postby mattman » Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:33 pm

paladin wrote:
mattman wrote:Bolstered Damascus Stretch, in the style of Damascus he's partial to. (No exposed screws)
that'd be Odin's Eye, IIRC...for those of you keeping score at home. ;)
Yes, that's it.
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Re: To Honor?

Postby timlara » Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:34 pm

I love this idea! :D

Another critical point for a Deacon model: NO CLIP!
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Re: To Honor?

Postby Holland » Fri Nov 25, 2016 1:09 pm

Spydergirl88 wrote:
Johnnie1801 wrote:I'll bite :D

If you're making a Deacon special, then it's got to be a leftie PM2 in carbon steel :p or you could just go for -

1. Must be a back/mid-lock
2. Must have wood scales
3. Must have bolsters
4. Must have stainless steel
5. Must be a Stretch with all the previous musts :p
And the bolsters and scales cant have any visible screws :p
Beat me to it lol
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Re: To Honor?

Postby Ashton » Fri Nov 25, 2016 1:15 pm

Great idea Sal. Cheers to you!


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