2017 - Lightweight/FRN Chaparral

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2017 - Lightweight/FRN Chaparral

Postby this_is_nascar » Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:30 pm

I'm so excited that Spyderco will release a lightweight/FRN version of the Chaparral. It's my favorite Spyderco, by far. Does anyone have an estimated availability time-frame for this beauty?

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Re: 2017 - Lightweight/FRN Chaparral

Postby FCM415 » Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:55 pm

I must confess, I thought the idea was ridiculous. It's already light, slim perfect EDC without being FRN... Largely ignored the thread discussing it.

After I saw the low res prototype pics, it started coming together for me... It's a Taiwan Delica with XHP and as an FRN lover I am ashamed of myself for not realizing it sooner that above all else it's FRN because it's an awesome handle material!

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Re: 2017 - Lightweight/FRN Chaparral

Postby aquaman67 » Sun Jan 22, 2017 6:17 pm

This and the Q Ball are what I'm waiting for.

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And the Wharncliffe Delica. I forgot about that one.

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Re: 2017 - Lightweight/FRN Chaparral

Postby PayneTrain » Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:06 pm

I've been reading its praises since I got on board, but the Chaparral has never been on my shopping list almost entirely due to cost. Maybe now I'll get a chance to see what you guys are digging about it! Though does it have to be black? I could see this guy in a nice white or off-white. I'd totally be into that!
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Re: 2017 - Lightweight/FRN Chaparral

Postby this_is_nascar » Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:28 am

Bumping, so we don't lose site of this upcoming product. I wonder if we have any chance of seeing this by summer of this year?

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Re: 2017 - Lightweight/FRN Chaparral

Postby jmh58 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:49 am

My CF Chap is probably my most carried Spyderco.. Looking forward to the FRN version.. What color is the FRN going to be??? John :)
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Re: 2017 - Lightweight/FRN Chaparral

Postby Slumblor » Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:32 am

I didn't know about this one until the SHOT show thread, and then i wanted one. I hope the price is decent, it should be a great EDC.
I think Sal said the tooling wasn't even started, so it may still be quite a while before we see it.
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Re: 2017 - Lightweight/FRN Chaparral

Postby Bdubs808 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:10 am

Slumblor wrote:I think Sal said the tooling wasn't even started, so it may still be quite a while before we see it.
I read the same thing, so not expected soon. It's all good (to me), there is what seems liked an endless stream of new Spydies being released consistently. New/upgraded models, surprise Sprints and Exclusives (like the K390 Urban and Damascus Endura 4 LW). Plenty to keep us occupied until the Chappie LW drops :)
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Re: 2017 - Lightweight/FRN Chaparral

Postby TomAiello » Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:14 am

I'm definitely into this one.

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Re: 2017 - Lightweight/FRN Chaparral

Postby hank_612 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:49 am

TomAiello wrote:I'm definitely into this one.
Me too. But I expect it to be 2018 at the earliest.

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Re: 2017 - Lightweight/FRN Chaparral

Postby attila » Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:26 am

Though does it have to be black? I could see this guy in a nice white or off-white. I'd totally be into that!
Agreed! I vote ivory.

It's not a common color in knives, and this may be a good place to start using it.
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Re: 2017 - Lightweight/FRN Chaparral

Postby Slumblor » Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:46 am

I don't know about ivory/white, it might be kinda cool, but I would like something other than just black.
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Re: 2017 - Lightweight/FRN Chaparral

Postby Doc Dan » Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:13 am

Deep Navy or Indigo blue, or very dark charcoal grey. It needs to be a bit classy looking, not garish.
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Re: 2017 - Lightweight/FRN Chaparral

Postby TomAiello » Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:00 pm

As long as I'm dreaming make it the s110v blue color--and make the blade s110v to match. :)

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Re: 2017 - Lightweight/FRN Chaparral

Postby this_is_nascar » Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:40 pm

I hope it's not all the way out until 2018. I have no issue with a standard black FRN offering.

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Re: 2017 - Lightweight/FRN Chaparral

Postby this_is_nascar » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:10 am

Sal, do you have any updates your can provide concerning the FRN Chaparral?

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Re: 2017 - Lightweight/FRN Chaparral

Postby Nate » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:28 am

Looking forward to this one as well as the RN Chap.

Would really like to see better picks of the frn texture. The screen-grabs I've seen from the SHOT show vid almost looks like the fishscale and volcano grip patterns had a baby.
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Re: 2017 - Lightweight/FRN Chaparral

Postby JerryIsAlive » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:30 am

Wouldn't a FRN Chap be very similar to the DFly? Just different steels

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Re: 2017 - Lightweight/FRN Chaparral

Postby Sharp Guy » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:48 am

JerryIsAlive wrote:Wouldn't a FRN Chap be very similar to the DFly? Just different steels
Yes similar but the Chappie is just enough bigger to make it a little better for me. Don't get me wrong, I think the DFs are great too. I've neen carrying one at work a few days a week and either a Chap or Urban on the other days. They're all fit nicely in the watch pocket of my blue jeans.

Looking forward to adding the FRN Chappie to my growing collection of smaller knives.
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Re: 2017 - Lightweight/FRN Chaparral

Postby this_is_nascar » Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:31 pm

JerryIsAlive wrote:Wouldn't a FRN Chap be very similar to the DFly? Just different steels
I don't think so. Different feel, better blade shape on Chap, larger hole, fills the hand better.

YMMV......


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