Because the Temp2 is made in Japan, Hap40 seemed like more of a possibility than non-Japanese steels (like M390 or M4). The Temp2 seems like the perfect fixed blade to try Hap40 on.JD Spydo wrote:Being an avid and borderline fanatical fan of the TEMP 1 and with that being said it goes without saying that I also admire the TEMP 2 as well>> but the two blade steels I would to see it in would be M390 and/or M-4. Also I wouldn't turn away from a TEMP 2 made with XHP either.
Long live the TEMP 1 and TEMP 2 both. The handles are near perfect and the blades are eloquent designs. Enough said
All the Hap40 I've seen has been laminated. Not sure why, or if a solid stock is possible. I like the lamination... adds a bit of style and helps to keep the pivot area, tang, etc rust free.Mr.B. wrote:I say yes. Probably it would be a laminated blade ?
sal wrote:Knife afi's are pretty far out, steel junky's more so, but "edge junky's" are just nuts.
SpyderEdgeForever wrote: Also, do you think a kangaroo would eat a bowl of spagetti with sauce if someone offered it to them?
sal wrote:Sorry to disappoint, but it's not likely at this time. In fact the Temperance 2's long term future is in question.
As someone who has owned several Spyderco fixed blades, I have to say that I disagree with your statement that the Temp2 is out of place (because it's not a collaboration). Yes, Spyderco has done a bunch of collaborations, but their own in-house designs are fantastic, and known to be very ergonomic and functional knives... I suspect the Temp2 is in that category (I don't own one, yet). Their Enuff series is great... small and ergonomic. The Bushcraft is one of the best fixed blades I've ever handled. Their Aqua Salt is also one of my favorites and the most versatile fixed blade I own. If the Temp2 is discontinued, I'll have to get one, but I would much prefer a different steel... doesn't need to be a "super steel", but I like the Carbon steels like Hap40 better.JenWrath wrote:The Temp2 does seem out of place in the lineup. Not to insult any fans of it, of course.
I've always gotten the impression that the fixed blades aren't nearly as popular the folders and that the main reason to get a spydie fixed blade is to pick up one of the custom collabs - getting access to a custom design at a production price, with the piece of mind that it's Spyderco producing said piece.