Future plans for the UKPK?

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Re: Future plans for the UKPK?

Postby Liquid Cobra » Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:52 pm

Sjucaveman wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:41 pm
The ukpk in s110v is an amazing value.

I’ll admit I feel like a spoiled child asking for a swankier version of the UKPK when the S110V version exists. FRN just doesn’t compare to G10 for me.
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Re: Future plans for the UKPK?

Postby ikaretababy » Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:02 pm

sal wrote:
Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:40 pm
I would personally like a drop point in 52100.

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anything in 52100 would be appreciated. The treatment on the carbon fiber PM2 is preforming great for me. The same thing on basically any knife in your lineup would be cool...it's a nice contrast to "super steels" and has been a longtime favorite of mine.

The UKPK and by extension the Caly 3 are just the best looking pocket knives ever made. The slipjoint factor is a positive for me and any sort of weird material sprint runs would be instant buys.

I know M4 is a fan favorite but if I can't get 52100 than my second choice would be XHP. Spyderco does a good job with this steel and it compares favorably to m390 in every category but seems less expensive right now. It's just a good steel for an every day carry pocket knife.

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Re: Future plans for the UKPK?

Postby Sharp Guy » Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:02 pm

I like Sal's suggestion of a drop point UKPK in 52100. OD green G10?
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Re: Future plans for the UKPK?

Postby Jazz » Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:03 am

Sharp Guy wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:02 pm
I like Sal's suggestion of a drop point UKPK in 52100. OD green G10?

I've been waiting for that forever. I used to want drop point, but now I think leaf. Tan FRN for me. Hopefully not a coated blade.
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Re: Future plans for the UKPK?

Postby T_MAC686 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:32 am

I think an XHP UKPK would be perfect! Maybe in a dark green or maroon FRN

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Re: Future plans for the UKPK?

Postby Scheißenberg » Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:12 pm

Robbob wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:17 pm
Jazz wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:00 pm
The split back springs on the UKPK’s are perfectly balanced, in my opinion.

I concur. It's very satisfying to me to open and close my UKPK.
I agree, it opens and closes perfectly.
It's more an aesthetic thing of it stopping half way. Think the urban looks better for the full length spine.

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Re: Future plans for the UKPK?

Postby Scheißenberg » Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:17 pm

sal wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:49 pm
Hi Scheißenberg,

Welcome to our forum.

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Hi Sal.
Loving your work.
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Re: Future plans for the UKPK?

Postby Jazz » Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:08 pm

Nice forum name, Scheißenberg. Welcome.
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Re: Future plans for the UKPK?

Postby Scheißenberg » Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:19 pm

So I finally got the FRN lightweight Urban and have realised it's exactly what I want from the UKPK!
What I don't like about the UKPK is it's too light and doesn't feel sturdy or substantial enough for a 3 inch knife. The blade is too thin. The back lock only goes half way down the spine.
What I love about the Urban is it's heavier and feels sturdy. It has a thicker blade and a full length back spring.
If the UKPK was a 3 inch Urban then that would be perfect.
Having said that, the Urban is perfect too.
Anyway. What do I know. Keep making great knives Sal!

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Re: Future plans for the UKPK?

Postby RazorSharp86 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:38 pm

A Salt version would be amazing, as long as it uses LC200N. I love the steel and the UKPK so it is a no brained for me.

Maxamet would be a great option since it’d be on the affordable side of Maxamet folders (even for Spyderco).

Please keep it as a leafshape.

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Re: Future plans for the UKPK?

Postby TomAiello » Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:03 pm

RazorSharp86 wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:38 pm
Maxamet would be a great option since it’d be on the affordable side of Maxamet folders (even for Spyderco).
Yes, please.

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Re: Future plans for the UKPK?

Postby Liquid Cobra » Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:31 am

Scheißenberg wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:19 pm
So I finally got the FRN lightweight Urban and have realised it's exactly what I want from the UKPK!
What I don't like about the UKPK is it's too light and doesn't feel sturdy or substantial enough for a 3 inch knife. The blade is too thin. The back lock only goes half way down the spine.
What I love about the Urban is it's heavier and feels sturdy. It has a thicker blade and a full length back spring.
If the UKPK was a 3 inch Urban then that would be perfect.
Having said that, the Urban is perfect too.
Anyway. What do I know. Keep making great knives Sal!

The original g10 UKPKs has full length back springs. Would be nice if they made a return.
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Re: Future plans for the UKPK?

Postby Cymro » Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:00 am

Another colour apart from black.

I think something bright like the G10 orange is far more friendly looking for edc here in the uk.

Less likely to cause offence or upset people in a bright colour.

May sound stupid but I think it makes a difference

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Re: Future plans for the UKPK?

Postby Scheißenberg » Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:02 pm

Liquid Cobra wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:31 am
Scheißenberg wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:19 pm
So I finally got the FRN lightweight Urban and have realised it's exactly what I want from the UKPK!
What I don't like about the UKPK is it's too light and doesn't feel sturdy or substantial enough for a 3 inch knife. The blade is too thin. The back lock only goes half way down the spine.
What I love about the Urban is it's heavier and feels sturdy. It has a thicker blade and a full length back spring.
If the UKPK was a 3 inch Urban then that would be perfect.
Having said that, the Urban is perfect too.
Anyway. What do I know. Keep making great knives Sal!

The original g10 UKPKs has full length back springs. Would be nice if they made a return.
Yea, I've got a green G10 UKPK and I love the blade thickness and full length spine.
Something like that with FRN could be good.

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Re: Future plans for the UKPK?

Postby SharpieB » Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:01 pm

Scheißenberg wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:19 pm
So I finally got the FRN lightweight Urban and have realised it's exactly what I want from the UKPK!
What I don't like about the UKPK is it's too light and doesn't feel sturdy or substantial enough for a 3 inch knife. The blade is too thin. The back lock only goes half way down the spine.
What I love about the Urban is it's heavier and feels sturdy. It has a thicker blade and a full length back spring.
If the UKPK was a 3 inch Urban then that would be perfect.
Having said that, the Urban is perfect too.
Anyway. What do I know. Keep making great knives Sal!
Thanks for posting this.

I just got the Urban K390 Sprint and love it. I was just about to buy a UKPN, but might hold off based on your thoughts. I prefer a thicker blade and a bit of weight. At least until I can hold a UKPN physically in any case.

I thought I would hate the Roadie based on specs but now carry one a lot. So what do I know? :cool:

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Re: Future plans for the UKPK?

Postby m6steen » Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:36 am

sal wrote:
Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:21 pm
Hi Foofie,

We're working on a Salt version. Heat treating the spring is challenging. What is it you (or others) would like to see?

sal

I think a yellow FRN version would make a nice lightweight backpacking/camping utility knife. Preferably in LC200N.
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Re: Future plans for the UKPK?

Postby knivesandbooks » Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:55 am

I just really want the linerless g10 brought back. Please. I don't care if it is black and bd1n, black and s30v, blurple in s110v, smooth or heavily textured.
I own an assisted knife and am embarrassed to admit I enjoy it.

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Re: Future plans for the UKPK?

Postby samdasnake » Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:00 pm

T_MAC686 wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:32 am
I think an XHP UKPK would be perfect! Maybe in a dark green or maroon FRN
Yes! Yes! Yes! I love XHP and FRN. I'd love to see this in maroon. That would be such a beauty!!

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Re: Future plans for the UKPK?

Postby elena86 » Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:10 pm

Leaf shape and XHP is a must buy for me... drop point... pass
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Re: Future plans for the UKPK?

Postby sal » Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:14 pm

Hi Cymro,

Welcome to our forum.

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