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BHQ with a hap40 Lum Tanto exclusive?

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:55 pm
by Surfingringo
Wow! That’s gonna be an awesome knife. I predict another single day sellout for BHQ. They’ve been knocking it out of the park lately with their exclusives.

Re: BHQ with a hap40 Lum Tanto exclusive?

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:04 pm
by abbazaba
They certainly have! I hope they manage it as well as the PM2 release.

Re: BHQ with a hap40 Lum Tanto exclusive?

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:18 pm
by ross8425
Looking at it, I don't really see the appeal? Can someone enlighten me here? I see the gray one on Spyderco main website, so I guess the only difference is the steel and color. Looks like it can't be carried correctly in the left pocket.

What is great about this knife? Actually asking not being a dick.

Re: BHQ with a hap40 Lum Tanto exclusive?

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:57 pm
by Surfingringo
ross8425 wrote:Looking at it, I don't really see the appeal? Can someone enlighten me here? I see the gray one on Spyderco main website, so I guess the only difference is the steel and color. Looks like it can't be carried correctly in the left pocket.

What is great about this knife? Actually asking not being a dick.
Hey Ross, not sure if you know but the gray one was discontinued years ago. Bob Lum was a famous knifemaker who has since passed away. Spyderco still makes and releases some of his iconic designs but this particular folder has an almost cult like following. Many folks (like myself) are admirers of Bob’s work and this design in particular but arrived to the party too late to get the gray one so I predict between us and the normal collectors there will be big demand.

As far as what it is about the design that makes it so desired? I don’t really know. Maybe just a large classy tanto design? I don’t own any tantos but I’ve always found the lines on this one really beautiful so I’ll probably be in for one.

Re: BHQ with a hap40 Lum Tanto exclusive?

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:01 pm
by BrianMcCord
Where did you see this?

Re: BHQ with a hap40 Lum Tanto exclusive?

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:03 pm
by Surfingringo
BrianMcCord wrote:Where did you see this?
Bladehq has been dropping hints on their Instagram.

Re: BHQ with a hap40 Lum Tanto exclusive?

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:07 pm
by ross8425
Surfingringo wrote:
ross8425 wrote:Looking at it, I don't really see the appeal? Can someone enlighten me here? I see the gray one on Spyderco main website, so I guess the only difference is the steel and color. Looks like it can't be carried correctly in the left pocket.

What is great about this knife? Actually asking not being a dick.
Hey Ross, not sure if you know but the gray one was discontinued years ago. Bob Lum was a famous knifemaker who has since passed away. Spyderco still makes and releases some of his iconic designs but this particular folder has an almost cult like following. Many folks (like myself) are admirers of Bob’s work and this design in particular but arrived to the party too late to get the gray one so I predict between us and the normal collectors there will be big demand.

As far as what it is about the design that makes it so desired? I don’t really know. Maybe just a large classy tanto design? I don’t own any tantos but I’ve always found the lines on this one really beautiful so I’ll probably be in for one.
Cool! Thank you for the explanation. It looks like a cool knife, for sure. I have owned one tanto (Emerson) but I sold it a while ago. I may check this one out - thank you again :)

Re: BHQ with a hap40 Lum Tanto exclusive?

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:40 pm
by anagarika
Lance,

I assume this is not lockback but liner/frame lock?

Edited to correct Lance’ spelling. :o

Re: BHQ with a hap40 Lum Tanto exclusive?

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:45 pm
by SpeedHoles
Huh, had no clue!? Thanks for the heads up here, Lance!

Re: BHQ with a hap40 Lum Tanto exclusive?

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:46 pm
by Surfingringo
anagarika wrote:Lanc,

I assume this is not lockback but liner/frame lock?
For sure. Being an exclusive that will use all the old tooling, I don’t imagine they changed anything other than the g10, the clip and the choice of steel.

Re: BHQ with a hap40 Lum Tanto exclusive?

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:03 pm
by Liquid Cobra
Surfingringo wrote:
anagarika wrote:Lanc,

I assume this is not lockback but liner/frame lock?
For sure. Being an exclusive that will use all the old tooling, I don’t imagine they changed anything other than the g10, the clip and the choice of steel.
I think you’re right lance. However, the grey Lum sprint was different than the original. The sprint changed out a g10 backspaced for stand offs.

That they made those changes for a sprint, seems reasonable they could change something else for this exclusive. But I doubt it.

Re: BHQ with a hap40 Lum Tanto exclusive?

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:09 pm
by Molle Ninja
Surfingringo wrote:
anagarika wrote:Lanc,

I assume this is not lockback but liner/frame lock?
For sure. Being an exclusive that will use all the old tooling, I don’t imagine they changed anything other than the g10, the clip and the choice of steel.
Hopefully this new one will have phosphorus bronze washers instead of the teflon ones like the last Lum Tanto sprint.

Re: BHQ with a hap40 Lum Tanto exclusive?

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:12 pm
by SpeedHoles
Liquid Cobra wrote:
Surfingringo wrote:
anagarika wrote:Lanc,

I assume this is not lockback but liner/frame lock?
For sure. Being an exclusive that will use all the old tooling, I don’t imagine they changed anything other than the g10, the clip and the choice of steel.
I think you’re right lance. However, the grey Lum sprint was different than the original. The sprint changed out a g10 backspaced for stand offs.

That they made those changes for a sprint, seems reasonable they could change something else for this exclusive. But I doubt it.


I mean technically that doesn't require a change to any tooling. Just someone to reach into the standoff bin and grab some during assembly.

Re: BHQ with a hap40 Lum Tanto exclusive?

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:28 pm
by murphjd25
I really hope it not jade..that might actually be a deal breaker for me. Still exciting news though!

Re: BHQ with a hap40 Lum Tanto exclusive?

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:35 pm
by Liquid Cobra
I think there was more to it than that, but it’s been a few years since I disassembled an original Lum so I can’t say for sure. I think the screws were changed from Phillips screws on both sides of the scales, to torx on one side with stand offs. The sprint was considerably lighter too.

Re: BHQ with a hap40 Lum Tanto exclusive?

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:36 pm
by ABX2011
Great looking knife. I imagine it's gonna be spendy.

Re: BHQ with a hap40 Lum Tanto exclusive?

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:37 pm
by Liquid Cobra
murphjd25 wrote:I really hope it not jade..that might actually be a deal breaker for me. Still exciting news though!
It’s 100% Jade.

Re: BHQ with a hap40 Lum Tanto exclusive?

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:37 pm
by Spydergirl88
I'm guessing $249 retail

Re: BHQ with a hap40 Lum Tanto exclusive?

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:06 pm
by mb1
It’ll kind of be a shame to scratch up that pretty hollow grind of SUS420.

Hey what’s up with that?? My Hap40 Stretch has SUS410. That’s 10 more SUSes!

Re: BHQ with a hap40 Lum Tanto exclusive?

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:36 pm
by The Mastiff
I had one of the gray ones. It was very well built and finished. I sometimes regret selling it but I wasn't using it and it had to go. It was pretty stout and I'd guess it would have lasted a lifetime.

Joe