C22 Michael Walker in 2019

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C22 Michael Walker in 2019

Postby Blade and Flame » Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:59 am

Sal recently dropped this in the Japanese Sprints thread:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=76503&start=20#p1189072
sal wrote:No walker's planned for 2018, but I'll put in a request for '19.

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The C22 Michael Walker is my favorite Spyderco collaboration ever, so this is really exciting. For me, the C22 epitomizes a Spyderco 'little big knife'. Compact, capable, and high performance.

The original C22 was quite a feat that pushed what a production knife could be at the time. It featured some of the best materials available, including what I believe was the first use of carbon fiber in a production knife. Manufactured in Switzerland by Klötzli Knives, the C22 was practically a custom-level knife in terms of fit and finish (and nearly price).

Just to continue the conversation, what would you want to see in a new C22 sprint in terms of materials? And what changes, if any, would you make to the design?

Personally, I'd love to see a marbled/forged CF as a nod to the original and 2010 sprint. Oh yes, and a deep-carry wire clip. :D

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Re: C22 Michael Walker in 2019

Postby Larry_Mott » Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:14 pm

Titanium scales for me please, and Super blue or HAP40, it would fit right in :)

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Re: C22 Michael Walker in 2019

Postby ZrowsN1s » Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:29 pm

My apologies if I offend anyone with this idea, but would anyone else like to see this knife made with a different lock? Or would that be too sacrilegious?
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Re: C22 Michael Walker in 2019

Postby abbazaba » Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:36 pm

ZrowsN1s wrote:My apologies if I offend anyone with this idea, but would anyone else like to see this knife made with a different lock? Or would that be too sacrilegious?
LOL!

I love this knife and regret selling mine. It was just sitting in my drawer and the money seemed more important at the time. I'd buy any new version they put out. Tip up wire clip would be awesome.

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Re: C22 Michael Walker in 2019

Postby Larry_Mott » Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:10 pm

ZrowsN1s wrote:My apologies if I offend anyone with this idea, but would anyone else like to see this knife made with a different lock? Or would that be too sacrilegious?
I'm not offended, but feel that a Walker with any other lock type is missing the point by a mile :)
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Re: C22 Michael Walker in 2019

Postby NoFair » Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:22 pm

New clip (allowing a bit deeper carry), HAP40 and linen micarta scales and I'd be in knife heaven.

Can't have anything else than a Walker liner lock on this one! :p

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Re: C22 Michael Walker in 2019

Postby infinkc » Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:15 pm

Yes please. TI/carbon.

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Re: C22 Michael Walker in 2019

Postby thewoodpecker » Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:18 pm

NoFair wrote:New clip (allowing a bit deeper carry), HAP40 and linen micarta scales and I'd be in knife heaven.

Can't have anything else than a Walker liner lock on this one! :p
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Re: C22 Michael Walker in 2019

Postby ZrowsN1s » Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:55 pm

Larry_Mott wrote:
ZrowsN1s wrote:My apologies if I offend anyone with this idea, but would anyone else like to see this knife made with a different lock? Or would that be too sacrilegious?
I'm not offended, but feel that a Walker with any other lock type is missing the point by a mile :)
You are probably right. As much as I would like an Emerson wave and CBBL lock on that knife, it wouldn't really be a "Walker" in the traditional sense anymore.
Carrying 3 knives is perfectly normal :D
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Re: C22 Michael Walker in 2019

Postby Molle Ninja » Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:46 pm

I would like one of these.

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Re: C22 Michael Walker in 2019

Postby Ncmiked » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:18 pm

In for one.

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Re: C22 Michael Walker in 2019

Postby bpahk » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:20 pm

Yes pls. Wire clip and super blue or other new steel

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Re: C22 Michael Walker in 2019

Postby jpm2 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:30 pm

Probably my favorite Spyderco that I've never owned.
I would buy several and prefer hap40 if made in Japan, M4 if not... tip down solid clip, G10, PE, and of course liner lock.

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Re: C22 Michael Walker in 2019

Postby J D Wijbenga » Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:53 am

One of my favorite Spyderco's! The clip can be improved upon for the rest it is pretty good the way it was with cf and zdp.

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Re: C22 Michael Walker in 2019

Postby araneae » Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:08 pm

J D Wijbenga wrote:One of my favorite Spyderco's! The clip can be improved upon for the rest it is pretty good the way it was with cf and zdp.
Yep, can carry deeper for sure.
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Re: C22 Michael Walker in 2019

Postby Blade and Flame » Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:19 pm

I wonder if any of the steels mentioned in this thread would be fair game:
//forum.spyderco.com/viewtopic.php?t=71443

HAP72 or XVC11, perhaps?

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Re: C22 Michael Walker in 2019

Postby jpm2 » Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:35 pm

Blade and Flame wrote:I wonder if any of the steels mentioned in this thread would be fair game:
//forum.spyderco.com/viewtopic.php?t=71443

HAP72 or XVC11, perhaps?
If those steels are fair game, I'll take the Nachi Fujikoshi HM35 with the industrial HSS heat treat please. :)

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Re: C22 Michael Walker in 2019

Postby nicked.onaut » Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:53 pm

sal wrote:No walker's planned for 2018, but I'll put in a request for '19.

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Talk about a respectful style of management.

When Sal says, "I'll put in a request..." can you imagine anyone responding, "Well, let me think about that; maybe, maybe not."
Even if they have to think about it and juggle production schedules.
j/k

And yeas, any iteration would be welcome.

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Re: C22 Michael Walker in 2019

Postby quattro98 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:11 am

Looking forward to this one. For the blade, would prefer ZDP-189 but Super Blue would be ok too. Keeping the knife elegant with micarta scales would be nice.

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Re: C22 Michael Walker in 2019

Postby MMGRenovations » Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:27 pm

I remember when this knife first came out. It was when I first heard of Spyderco. I wanted this knife pretty bad. Right about the same time I broke my hip and didn't look at knives for a long time. When I wanted to buy a knife again I remembered the Spyderco name but not the knife. I ended up buying 3 Spydercos a para 2, manix 2, and a native 5. And so that's how my addiction started with Spyderco.

Anyway I wonder where this knife will be made. I would like m390 and carbon fiber. Excited to see this will knife will be made again. I'm sort of a steel snob so the steel will influence my choice buy or not.


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