What would be nice: 2.5 inch H1 or LC200N

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What would be nice: 2.5 inch H1 or LC200N

Postby Doc Dan » Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:47 am

Spyderco has a gap in the product line up in the pocket sized knives of around 2.5" blades. This is especially true of the Salt series. I would think it would be nice to have a 2.5 inch back lock knife in H1 or LC200N with FRN scales. Basic black is okay with me, and so is orange.
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Re: What would be nice: 2.5 inch H1 or LC200N

Postby ZrowsN1s » Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:31 am

I think the emerging answer has been H1 for SE and LC200N for PE. 2.5 is going to be a hard sell with the Dfly 2.25 and the Delica 2.8.
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Re: What would be nice: 2.5 inch H1 or LC200N

Postby Revival » Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:01 am

Honestly, I would prefer to see a Salt model that is sized between the Salt 1 and Pacific.

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Re: What would be nice: 2.5 inch H1 or LC200N

Postby Johnnie1801 » Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:31 am

How about an Urban LW in Vanax?
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Re: What would be nice: 2.5 inch H1 or LC200N

Postby Mushroom » Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:11 am

I've always sort of considered the Dragonfly Salt their 2.5"/under Salt option. Though, I would love to see a full 2.5" salt knife added to the lineup!
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Re: What would be nice: 2.5 inch H1 or LC200N

Postby PSquared » Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:44 am

Whilst not with FRN or a back lock, the Tusk is a great little knife .... and a conversation starter. I enjoy it but don't carry it enough.

A Tusk sized blade in an FRN handle could be a winner.

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Re: What would be nice: 2.5 inch H1 or LC200N

Postby Doc Dan » Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:23 am

The Cat and the Urban LW are about the same handle size as a Dragonfly but the blades and cutting edges are just a bit longer. I find their size more appealing, in general. I know quite a few others on this forum think so, too. The issue is the steel choice. A low maintenance steel like LC200N or H1 would be nice for all around use and the care would be less. This is important for folks who live in humid environments and it would work for those who live in places where the blades are restricted to 2.5" or less.

Spyderco has the Urban LW and the Cat in this size range, but they need a dedicated back lock in the range, too.
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Re: What would be nice: 2.5 inch H1 or LC200N

Postby Johnnie1801 » Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:43 am

Dan, Vanax is Bohler's version of LC200N although slightly different chemical composition. Would be interesting to see what Spyderco could do with it
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Re: What would be nice: 2.5 inch H1 or LC200N

Postby Evil D » Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:04 am

It does seem a bit redundant but if I were forced to live with a 2.5 inch blade law I would want as many options as I could get (excluding the fact that I would also be modding other models down to 2.5). This is a good argument for the Dragonfly XL we've posted about many times, I believe 2.5 was around the most agreed upon size. If you just add .5 to the blade and another .5 to the end of the handle to compensate for the extra blade you could leave all the other dimensions the same so that ergonomics felt the same. I think it's a money in the bank idea.
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Re: What would be nice: 2.5 inch H1 or LC200N

Postby bpahk » Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:51 pm

Native cutting edge is basically 2.5". Sounds like you need to find yourself a never summer native.

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Re: What would be nice: 2.5 inch H1 or LC200N

Postby Doc Dan » Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:01 pm

The Caly 2.5 Sal mentioned previously, when I was talking about the ULW being made with a back lock, would be really good, and if Vanax is basically LC200N and the knife were made in Maniago, that would be great. I like my ULW K390. It has linerless FRN, great steel, a perfect size, and perfect ergonomics.
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Re: What would be nice: 2.5 inch H1 or LC200N

Postby NoFair » Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:20 am

C22 Walker would be sweetness with LC200N :D


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