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Re: To Honor?

Postby Johnnie1801 » Sun Nov 27, 2016 2:15 pm

I know Paul likes his automatics so why not an Autonomy with a plain edge in stainless steel
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Re: To Honor?

Postby Jazz » Sun Nov 27, 2016 3:23 pm

Johnnie1801 wrote:I know Paul likes his automatics so why not an Autonomy with a plain edge in stainless steel

That'd be swell, and only a few people from a couple of states could buy it.
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Re: To Honor?

Postby Johnnie1801 » Sun Nov 27, 2016 3:34 pm

Jazz wrote:
Johnnie1801 wrote:I know Paul likes his automatics so why not an Autonomy with a plain edge in stainless steel

That'd be swell, and only a few people from a couple of states could buy it.
No need for the sarcasm, we've had enough childish xxxx in this thread already

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Re: To Honor?

Postby Liquid Cobra » Sun Nov 27, 2016 3:36 pm

I do like Paul's idea of a stretch with a straight spine like on the Para. Sal, is that possible?
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Re: To Honor?

Postby Ignaz » Sun Nov 27, 2016 3:55 pm

Liquid Cobra wrote:I do like Paul's idea of a stretch with a straight spine like on the Para. Sal, is that possible?
Me too. Some time ago I made this:
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The edge is identical to the drop point version so it shouldn't be too difficult to make I think.

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Re: To Honor?

Postby DougC-3 » Sun Nov 27, 2016 5:16 pm

I think this is a fabulous idea, the sort we've come to expect and demand from Sal & associates :D I admire at least a few dozen people on this forum and no doubt have differing political views with a lot of them, but I think The Deacon is the best place to start this custom. Paul has always been one of my favorite members because he's a treasure trove of information and doesn't mince words when he gets ready to let you know how he feels about something :p

As for what knife, it's great that we're all being consulted, but I think the final say-so should rest with Sal and the recipient of the honor, with the recipient telling what they would really like and Sal being more concerned with feasibility, production and sales concerns, etc.
The Deacon wrote: ...So, while I still think there are a number of more deserving candidates for such an honor, a knife I that would reflect a good deal of my "tastes" and still have a chance of selling reasonably well would be a brown FRN VG-10 Stretch with no Boye dent and a straight spined (Military, PM2 style) blade.
I would think of Paul wanting more of a gentleman's knife, maybe a variation on a Kopa or Kiwi, but we should take him at his word about the knife, materials, and color (I happen to love brown FRN ;) ). Maybe he could suggest a second knife of a more "gent's" type and let Sal pick between the two.

As for what I would pull for, the straight edged Stretch is very close to what I've been whining for around here for months -- something halfway between an Endura and a Delica and with a choil. It would be really cool if we could get an outline of his other Deacon avatar (the WWII plane nose art pic) on the blade.
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Re: To Honor?

Postby Jazz » Sun Nov 27, 2016 6:01 pm

Johnnie1801 wrote:
No need for the sarcasm, we've had enough childish xxxx in this thread already
:rolleyes: And swearing. But seriously, sorry bro. I just don't know why autos are even made if they're so restricted and inaccessible... but you're right, Paul likes and carries them.
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Re: To Honor?

Postby The Deacon » Sun Nov 27, 2016 6:12 pm

mb1 wrote:Brown...like Hershey brown or S35VN PM2 brown?

Wood is brown. Just sayin' ;)
Was thinking the same brown as the FFG FRN Delica and Endura to keep things simple. What can I say, I like brown and it also happens to be one color I like that's not associated with some steel other than VG-10 or with a specific class of knives.
DougC-3 wrote:Maybe he could suggest a second knife of a more "gent's" type and let Sal pick between the two.
Ok, I'll play along and offer, as an alternative, a clipless dentless Kopa, bolstered and in VG-10 like the original 16, with some form of antler for scales and my first choice for that being shed elk.
Jazz wrote:But seriously, sorry bro. I just don't know why autos are even made if they're so restricted and inaccessible... but you're right, Paul likes and carries them.
True, I like them. And, yes, I'd love to see a PE FFG S30V Autonomy, However, as you correctly pointed out, the legal restrictions placed on Spyderco autos make it an extremely poor choice.
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Postby Evil D » Sun Nov 27, 2016 7:20 pm

I would so buy a PE/S30V Autonomy. Already have a thread wishing for that though.
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Postby SpyderNut » Sun Nov 27, 2016 7:47 pm

Evil D wrote:I would so buy a PE/S30V Autonomy. Already have a thread wishing for that though.
Agreed, but with either a drop- or spear-point blade. :D
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Postby timlara » Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:53 pm

SpyderNut wrote:
Evil D wrote:I would so buy a PE/S30V Autonomy. Already have a thread wishing for that though.
Agreed, but with either a drop- or spear-point blade. :D
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Re: To Honor?

Postby toomzz » Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:08 am

Johnnie1801 wrote:I know Paul likes his automatics so why not an Autonomy with a plain edge in stainless steel
.....and available for everybody..... :D

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Re: To Honor?

Postby The Mastiff » Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:16 am

Ok, I'll play along and offer, as an alternative, a clipless dentless Kopa, bolstered and in VG-10 like the original 16, with some form of antler for scales and my first choice for that being shed elk.
Now you're getting into the swing of it Paul.

Antler can be great when done well. Don't forget tool steel, right handed and African Blackwood or Ebony. Oh wait. That's me... Sorry. I Thought that's what you said.

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Re: To Honor?

Postby bh49 » Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:33 am

The Deacon wrote: Ok, I'll play along and offer, as an alternative, a clipless dentless Kopa, bolstered and in VG-10 like the original 16, with some form of antler for scales and my first choice for that being shed elk.
May be one of my dream knives will come true. :p Please add 2 mm thick stock. :)
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Re: To Honor?

Postby DougC-3 » Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:21 pm

Whichever one it turns out to be, I just hope my fixed/broke income will be able to sustain another hit by then. I can hardly remember a time when so many knives I wanted were coming out or in the works. Right now it's 4 must-have's, 3 want-real-bad's, and 8 others on the list.

I think the clipless Kopa would fit safely at the bottom of the pocket I reserve for a big clipped knife, and the "straight stretch" would really be a must have... hey, why don't we kick off this program with two knives :confused: one for each 10 thousand posts :p

Edit: one for each 10,000 posts! (not 1000)
Re-edit: Just joking here of course ;) -- not meaning to sound too greedy in the face of Sal's amazingly generous gesture to us forumites
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Re: To Honor?

Postby FCM415 » Mon Nov 28, 2016 4:15 pm

Oh cmon, it has to be a bolstered Stretch!

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Re: To Honor?

Postby ZrowsN1s » Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:44 pm

The Deacon wrote:
mb1 wrote:Brown...like Hershey brown or S35VN PM2 brown?

Wood is brown. Just sayin' ;)
Was thinking the same brown as the FFG FRN Delica and Endura to keep things simple. What can I say, I like brown and it also happens to be one color I like that's not associated with some steel other than VG-10 or with a specific class of knives.
what about brown digi camo or some fancy custom brown frn pattern like the green "Zome" frn delica 4. Don't you think that would sell better than, plain ole' brown? Don't get me wrong, I like brown.
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Re: To Honor?

Postby Bill1170 » Sat Dec 03, 2016 12:59 am

Since Paul likes clipless folders, the Kopa makes more sense to me than the Stretch, much as I'd love a straight-spined Stretch. I'd bet that most here would prefer a clip on a Stretch, but a clipless Kopa with classy scales makes a nice gent's knife, and feels in line with the Deacon's style.

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Re: To Honor?

Postby The Deacon » Sat Dec 03, 2016 4:08 am

ZrowsN1s wrote:
The Deacon wrote:
mb1 wrote:Brown...like Hershey brown or S35VN PM2 brown?

Wood is brown. Just sayin' ;)
Was thinking the same brown as the FFG FRN Delica and Endura to keep things simple. What can I say, I like brown and it also happens to be one color I like that's not associated with some steel other than VG-10 or with a specific class of knives.
what about brown digi camo or some fancy custom brown frn pattern like the green "Zome" frn delica 4. Don't you think that would sell better than, plain ole' brown? Don't get me wrong, I like brown.
Yes, they very well might sell better. However, neither would represent my tastes, which I thought was the point of the exercise.
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Re: To Honor?

Postby Tdog » Sat Dec 03, 2016 6:37 am

Sounds like a Kopa or Stretch with Paul's choice of embellishment might be in order? Kopa please :)


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