The Advocate - An Official Statement from Spyderco

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Re: The Advocate - An Official Statement from Spyderco

Postby mrtodd777 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:31 pm

craytab wrote:
Evil D wrote:
Bodog wrote:
[Applause]

I bet you make a mean margarita being so salty all the time.
Now I want a margarita.
I was hoping I wasn't the only one...

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Re: The Advocate - An Official Statement from Spyderco

Postby palonej » Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:15 pm

I just had one......very salty!!!
:D

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Re: The Advocate - An Official Statement from Spyderco

Postby npad69 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:55 pm

that advocate and all those salty chitchat makes me wanna slice some lemon and pour myself a tequila
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Postby sal » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:55 pm

Patron Anejo?

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Postby palonej » Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:21 pm

CHEERS!!!!

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Re: The Advocate - An Official Statement from Spyderco

Postby Bodog » Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:30 pm

palonej wrote:I just had one......very salty!!!
:D
I've been favoring whiskey and peach tea. Much sweeter.
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Re: The Advocate - An Official Statement from Spyderco

Postby Tdog » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:15 am

My Spydie collection just slightly outnumbers my oldie goldie "sipper" selection. Of these, I'm an advocate. :rolleyes:

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Re: The Advocate - An Official Statement from Spyderco

Postby TBob » Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:49 am

Any news on the Advocate redesign? I was ready to pull the trigger today on one, but want to wait for the redesigned pivot. The Southard Blackblade gave me flipper fever, and I love Gayle Bradley designs. :-)
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Re: The Advocate - An Official Statement from Spyderco

Postby sal » Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:52 pm

We made some adjustments to the mechanism. We're waiting on test samples.

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Postby TBob » Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:36 pm

sal wrote:We made some adjustments to the mechanism. We're waiting on test samples.

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Thanks, Sal! I'm not in a hurry, but then deferred gratification is the insidious crippler of youth... ;)
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Re: The Advocate - An Official Statement from Spyderco

Postby Johnnie1801 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:40 pm

sal wrote:We made some adjustments to the mechanism. We're waiting on test samples.

sal
Hi Sal, I'll volunteer and kick one of my pm2's out of my pocket to test one for you :D
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Postby hovan2yourknives » Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:46 pm

sal wrote:We made some adjustments to the mechanism. We're waiting on test samples.

sal
Thanks for the update Sal. I have a feeling the finalized adjustments are really going to skyrocket the Advocate's popularity within the industry. Can't wait! All the best!

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Postby hovan2yourknives » Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:33 am

sal wrote:We made some adjustments to the mechanism. We're waiting on test samples.

sal
Hello Mr. Glesser...I was just wondering if you guys ever received the test samples and if there are any further updates...?

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Re: The Advocate - An Official Statement from Spyderco

Postby sal » Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:37 am

Hi Hovan,

We received the test pieces. They were acceptable. We sent back the current inventory and we're waiting production.

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Postby hovan2yourknives » Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:54 am

Thank you sir...that's great news. I really appreciate the quick reply. All the best!

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Re: The Advocate - An Official Statement from Spyderco

Postby curlyhairedboy » Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:13 am

great news! :D
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Re: The Advocate - An Official Statement from Spyderco

Postby murphjd25 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:57 am

Mine is still firing strong! Rock solid, no blade play, still perfectly centered, flips great! I love this knife, it's almost kicked the Slysz Bowie out of my pocket...
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Re: The Advocate - An Official Statement from Spyderco

Postby RamZar » Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:14 pm

Many dealers are still selling old stock of the Advocate.

How will people know that they're getting the fixed model? I guess one has to look at the box for letters corresponding to month/year of manufacturing? If the fixed model started being manufactured in August 2017 the code would be HQ?
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Re: The Advocate - An Official Statement from Spyderco

Postby stevekolt » Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:28 pm

RamZar wrote:Many dealers are still selling old stock of the Advocate.

How will people know that they're getting the fixed model? I guess one has to look at the box for letters corresponding to month/year of manufacturing? If the fixed model started being manufactured in August 2017 the code would be HQ?
Good question. I will definitely be picking one up once the new model is out. Sal, can you tell us how to determine if the knife is indeed the improved version?

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Re: The Advocate - An Official Statement from Spyderco

Postby Ti Rod Tactical » Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:55 pm

I prefer PB washers in a serious use knife, so I'd probably never buy an Advocate. The only ball bearing knife I own is a used ZT-0562CF just to see how good it flipped. Now I'm over the flipping infatuation. ;)

However, If I did own one I'd eliminate the ball bearing cage entirely, fit a brass or bronze bushing tight into the recesses to take up a lot of the headspace of the BB cage,...and use a .015" to .020" hardened steel washer to make up the difference to rest against the ball bearings. Same count of 2 components to get the same overall thickness as the original ball bearing system, but much more durable and user friendly for tinkerers.

....it should flip even better too, without the potential for the really thin washer to distort and dimple. Just saying that's what I would do....


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