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Chaparral Handle Materials

Postby RamZar » Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:00 pm

Chaparral are very nice, small and slicing EDC folders paying homage to various handle materials. I have all of them except for the Blue Stepped Titanium one.

The handle materials so far have been:
  • CF/G-10 Laminate
  • Titanium (two different finishes)
  • Raffir Noble (acrylic with brass and copper wire mesh)
  • FRN
What else is in the pipeline?

I know Sal was talking about a machined stainless steel one.

Perhaps some of these:
  • Aluminum
  • Bone
  • Brass
  • Carbon Fiber (solid CF)
  • Copper
  • G-10
  • Micarta
  • Stainless Steel
  • Wood
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Re: Chaparral Handle Materials

Postby dplafoll » Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:34 pm

If they did a handle in all-CF, I'd buy a third Chappy pretty quickly. I'd even more want it if it were a premium version with CTS-204P (keeping in the Carpenter family, and in no way a knock on CTS-XHP).
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Re: Chaparral Handle Materials

Postby RamZar » Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:03 pm

dplafoll wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:34 pm
If they did a handle in all-CF, I'd buy a third Chappy pretty quickly. I'd even more want it if it were a premium version with CTS-204P (keeping in the Carpenter family, and in no way a knock on CTS-XHP).

Solid CF would probably sell real well specially if it had some texturing/milling like the latest PPT Sprint or Native5 Fluted CF.
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Re: Chaparral Handle Materials

Postby TomAiello » Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:28 pm

I'd take solid CF.

I'd like to see polished Micarta, too.

And something like the Pakkawood would be really nice as well.

Oh, and countoured CF, like the native.

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Re: Chaparral Handle Materials

Postby abbazaba » Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:30 pm

PAKKAWOOD! :D

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Postby MichaelScott » Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:15 pm

I would like to see some old school micarta scales.
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Re: Chaparral Handle Materials

Postby dplafoll » Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:15 pm

RamZar wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:03 pm
dplafoll wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:34 pm
If they did a handle in all-CF, I'd buy a third Chappy pretty quickly. I'd even more want it if it were a premium version with CTS-204P (keeping in the Carpenter family, and in no way a knock on CTS-XHP).

Solid CF would probably sell real well specially if it had some texturing/milling like the latest PPT Sprint or Native5 Fluted CF.
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Re: Chaparral Handle Materials

Postby The Deacon » Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:02 pm

Aside from seeing them as a "blank canvas" for engraving, I'm not really a fan of metal handles and, since the Chaparral's handles are marred by highly visible screws and clip channels, I don't consider them great candidates for that. Aside from higher cost, I'm not sure what "solid" CF would bring to the table that the laminate used on the first Chaparral lacked. Personally, I'd consider G-10, micarta, or pakkawood/dymondwood, either smooth and polished or with a corrugated "Anso style" texture, to be the most appealing of the materials mentioned.
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Re: Chaparral Handle Materials

Postby TomAiello » Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:22 pm

Anso style G-10 would be pretty cool too.

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Re: Chaparral Handle Materials

Postby mattman » Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:13 pm

I'd like to see a lightly contoured set, like the Slycz Bowie... maybe ctek, or unique G10... maybe maroon?

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Postby bh49 » Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:54 pm

smooth contoured G10 or pakkawood/dymondwood/hard wood possibly will be interesting for me.
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Re: Chaparral Handle Materials

Postby RamZar » Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:33 pm

bh49 wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:54 pm
smooth contoured G10 or pakkawood/dymondwood/hard wood possibly will be interesting for me.
A linerless, smooth and contoured G-10 like the KC Exclusive Native5 would be nice.
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Re: Chaparral Handle Materials

Postby murphjd25 » Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:40 pm

Dymonwood would be nice, Pakkawood is nice but I really like Dymonwood better.
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Re: Chaparral Handle Materials

Postby knivesandbooks » Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:12 pm

Pakkawood and Micarta instantly.

Also just other metals like brass and copper.
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Re: Chaparral Handle Materials

Postby BelgiumRofls » Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:53 pm

Diamondwood, linerless G10/CF, and micarta all sound good, but what I'd really like to see is Fluted CF or Fluted Ti. Here's hoping the fluting procedure is not a Golden exclusive at this time. A fluted and anodized Ti Chappy like that Military model would be sweet.

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Re: Chaparral Handle Materials

Postby gingerninja » Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:04 pm

Micarta

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Re: Chaparral Handle Materials

Postby Hank Scorpio » Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:07 pm

knivesandbooks wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:12 pm
Pakkawood and Micarta instantly.

Also just other metals like brass and copper.
Basically this. Less interested in stainless, but brass and copper could allow for some interesting patina options.

Micarta and Pakkawood would be likely buys for me. Maybe G10, if as noted a few comments above it had a corrugated pattern a la the PPT.
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Re: Chaparral Handle Materials

Postby toocool006 » Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:02 am

I'd buy two copper chappies in a heartbeat :eek: :eek: :eek:
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Re: Chaparral Handle Materials

Postby Doc Dan » Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:18 am

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Re: Chaparral Handle Materials

Postby this_is_nascar » Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:40 am

Definitely, the Chaparral is ready for some type of wood variation.


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