Why no Spydies with white scales?

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Why no Spydies with white scales?

Postby ryguy76 » Sun Dec 11, 2016 2:18 pm

Is it just me, or would white scales be pretty sharp lookin' on certain knives. Not sure if white G10 is possible, but if it were, white G10 with silver liners would look **** fine.

I get that it could get grubby for those that use their knives in messy conditions or with dirty hands and that would be hard to keep clean, therefore it would likely be best suited for a "Gentleman's Knife" offering. I think it would be a Super Classy look.
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Re: Why no Spydies with white scales?

Postby Slumblor » Sun Dec 11, 2016 2:35 pm

There was this - https://www.spyderco.com/catalog/detail ... roduct=328 - which is pretty cool. I'd take one in PE
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Re: Why no Spydies with white scales?

Postby bh49 » Sun Dec 11, 2016 2:36 pm

There were few gents knives with white scales: Phoenix, Goddard Jr and Kopa Evrina. There were few sprints with white FRN as well. I am not a huge fan of white scales. It is getting dirty fairly fast, even on gents knife. If it goes to a pocket, edges of scales between scale and liner and areas around rivets getting black.
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Re: Why no Spydies with white scales?

Postby The Deacon » Sun Dec 11, 2016 2:59 pm

In the past there have been a couple in white Micarta - Baby Jess Horn, Goddard Jr., and Howard Viele Phoenix, a series in white FRN - Dragonfly, Delica, and Endura, and the Evrina (faux ivory) Kopa. Some folks complained that white FRN gets grungy looking too easily, but most here would like to see more of it, if for no other reason than that white FRN can be dyed any color you want. Folks also complain about lighter colors in G-10, but that's really just a factor of the peel-ply texturing. White Micarta doesn't get grungy looking, because it's polished. So, assuming white G-10 exists, then polished would be the best way to finish it.
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Re: Why no Spydies with white scales?

Postby jabba359 » Sun Dec 11, 2016 3:26 pm

White G-10 does exist. I've purchased it before.
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Re: Why no Spydies with white scales?

Postby kbuzbee » Sun Dec 11, 2016 3:35 pm

I think the upcoming lil nilakka is going to be white.

I love the look on my Phoenix

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Re: Why no Spydies with white scales?

Postby Jazz » Sun Dec 11, 2016 4:05 pm

I'd love a white FRN Delica FFG with a shiny clip very much. I think for other knives (I prefer FRN) with G10, it should be polished if white, to clean easy.
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Re: Why no Spydies with white scales?

Postby Liquid Cobra » Sun Dec 11, 2016 4:21 pm

Gimme a full size nilakka with the same steel and scales as the lil version and I'll be a happy camper.
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Re: Why no Spydies with white scales?

Postby farnorthdan » Sun Dec 11, 2016 4:35 pm

I'll be getting the Lil Nilakka for sure, especially now we know its coming with RWL 34. A real nice Jess Horn with white micarta just sold on the Bay here recently @ $207, watched it for a while but got too rich for my wallet.
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Re: Why no Spydies with white scales?

Postby Tdhurl1103 » Sun Dec 11, 2016 6:12 pm

At one time I suggested/wished for a Double Bevel with white G-10. No one listened, of course. Haha

The DB is the knife my wife got me for our 20th wedding anniversary, and has since become my "gents" knife. Would have been awesome in white.
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Re: Why no Spydies with white scales?

Postby Evil D » Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:46 pm

This is one of those things I wish Spyderco would sell separately, just plain white scales for various knives. I would buy sets of white G10 scales for a lot of my knives so I could dye them.
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Re: Why no Spydies with white scales?

Postby Sharp Guy » Sun Dec 11, 2016 11:06 pm

Evil D wrote:This is one of those things I wish Spyderco would sell separately, just plain white scales for various knives. I would buy sets of white G10 scales for a lot of my knives so I could dye them.
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Re: Why no Spydies with white scales?

Postby SpeedHoles » Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:50 pm

I've got a white Dragonfly.
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Re: Why no Spydies with white scales?

Postby demoncase » Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:58 am

White scales are a mank collector and get minging fast. :)
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Re: Why no Spydies with white scales?

Postby Jazz » Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:53 am

demoncase wrote:White scales are a mank collector and get minging fast. :)
Is that English?
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Re: Why no Spydies with white scales?

Postby demoncase » Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:25 am

Jazz wrote:
demoncase wrote:White scales are a mank collector and get minging fast. :)
Is that English?
Yes....Once you get north of Watford. ;)

Mank: (n)- Pejorative description of dirt or other unpleasant detritus. Something very dirty could be considered 'Manky'.
Minging: (v)- Descriptive term for something that through its physical appearance looks like it probably smells. The state of being minging can be as a direct result of a collection an excess of mank.

Things may also ming as a result of mankiness.

"Look at all the mank on that old bathtub....it's proper minging, is that"

(We don't all talk like them posh lot in Downton Abbey, y'know :D)
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Re: Why no Spydies with white scales?

Postby kbuzbee » Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:51 am

Jazz wrote:
Is that English?
Thanks for asking! I thought it was an example of autocorrect run amok. ;)

Great explanation though!

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Re: Why no Spydies with white scales?

Postby O,just,O » Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:30 am

Actually, if you mank your white Spydie till it minges then your black ones ones must be mank city without you realizing it.
I have a Goddard, Endura & Dragonfly in white.
I used to EDC the D'fly & leave it in the pocket to go through the wash. Came up clean every time.
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Re: Why no Spydies with white scales?

Postby Jazz » Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:59 pm

demoncase wrote:
Mank: (n)- Pejorative description of dirt or other unpleasant detritus. Something very dirty could be considered 'Manky'.
Minging: (v)- Descriptive term for something that through its physical appearance looks like it probably smells. The state of being minging can be as a direct result of a collection an excess of mank.

Things may also ming as a result of mankiness.

"Look at all the mank on that old bathtub....it's proper minging, is that"

(We don't all talk like them posh lot in Downton Abbey, y'know :D)
Kind of what I thought. I love how everyone has different terms for things. Thanks, old chap. I'd call it right rank here in southern Alberta.

They really are easy to clean with soap and a toothbrush. My yellow Salts got manky all the time, and I did just that.
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Re: Why no Spydies with white scales?

Postby steelcity16 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:52 pm

I'm ready for a run of Seki sprints in White FRN with TiCN coated Cruwear!!!
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