An upgrade idea for "Police"

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An upgrade idea for "Police"

Postby pyton357ru » Sun Mar 30, 2003 1:00 am

"Police" was the first Spydeco i ever handled, so I have a kind of special feeling to it. Why haven`t I bought it yet? The problem is in the handle. Stainless one feels to slippy for me, and FRN... noting personal against FRN, but it feels to flimsy for such blade. Today I understood that perfect result would be achived, with linered handle with g-10 cover. This would give a massive feeling, in cold weather it won't be freezy as SS, and it would bring much better grip.

What do you think?

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Postby vampyrewolf » Sun Mar 30, 2003 11:04 am

The "FRN Police" is the c10 endura. It was put out as a cheaper lighter version.

There was a g-10 police out, with a flatgrind blade. My books are in the other room, so I'm going from the site for info.
It states the last info as being ats-55, so that means it was discon'ed before the move to VG-10, in 2000(I think, as I said my books aren't right here).

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Postby KBR » Sun Mar 30, 2003 11:27 am

I believe that the G10 Police was discontinued in 2001. The model that I had was the G10 version with the single steel liner and ATS-55 steel.

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Postby pyton357ru » Mon Mar 31, 2003 7:25 am

I also checked my books after posting. Shame to old me!
BTW. Why was g-10 handled Police discontinued? What was wrong with it?
BTW 2. KBR, on your photos Police lacks these wonderful swedges. Was this some spectial run?

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Postby Zrexxer » Mon Mar 31, 2003 9:30 am

The G10 Police models had a flat ground blade, lacking the classic swedged shape of the others. (The knife in KBR's photos is living with me now <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>)

If I could build my own custom police, I'd like G10, VG10 PE swedged blade from current production, Boye Dent, and liners.

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Postby Jeff/1911 » Mon Mar 31, 2003 10:08 am

pyton357ru,

There were some G-10 Police models produced with the swedges on the blade and G-10 handles, an early run. Here is a picture of one:

http://ca.msnusers.com/theSpydercoianco ... hotoID=157

These are available from time to time if you keep an eye peeled...Hope this helps.

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Postby Franco G » Mon Mar 31, 2003 11:34 am

I have a Police G-10 with one liner, serrated edge.
But, I agree with pyton357ru: TWO liners would be better,
because the knife is stronger with two liners than with one liner.
Even, if it is not needed (as Sal argued in some discussions) still with one liner I have a feeling that something is missing!

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Postby glockman99 » Mon Mar 31, 2003 1:49 pm

I would LOVE to have a "lefty" G-10 Police model, with dual stainless liners, and VG-10 steel for the blade.

Sal????????

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Postby Knife Knut » Mon Mar 31, 2003 11:33 pm

We could call it the Police III.
Being based on experience from three existing "platforms" (the G-10/CF Police and Chinook) R&D would be minimal. The G-10 would have to be thinner than what was on the original G-10 Police so as not to increase the thickness on an already large folder.

At the very least Sal, give us a regular G-10 run of Police like you did with the CF.
I would, at the very least, get one in Comboedge

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Postby pyton357ru » Tue Apr 01, 2003 8:45 am

Glad I'm not alone! Thanks guys!
to Franko G
This was exactly what I meant! You must FEEL the strength of a knife. No feel -- no belif, whatever is said by labaratory tests.

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Postby Franco G » Tue Apr 01, 2003 9:02 am

I have a Police G-10 with one liner, serrated edge.
But, I agree with pyton357ru: TWO liners would be better,
because the knife is stronger with two liners than with one liner.
Even, if it is not needed (as Sal argued in some discussions) still with one liner I have a feeling that something is missing!

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Postby Franco G » Tue Apr 01, 2003 11:54 am

Sorry for the second post - I did something wrong.
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Postby dialex » Wed Apr 02, 2003 12:19 am

There's also the CF Police. A cheap alternative <img src="tongue.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>
I don't know why the G10 Police was discontinued. The full flat ground blade is my favorite.
As for dual steel liners, I trust even a linerless G-10 knife. The liner is necessary IMO for the clip screws rather than for the strength of the handles.

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Postby Knife Knut » Wed Apr 02, 2003 6:20 pm

If it had the dual liners we might as well all the way and drill it for four way clipage.
I agree that the extra liner is not really needed, but I belive that the majority of ELU think that it makes for a much stronger knife. It also appeals to a subconcious desire for symmetry.

Whatever the form, we do need a run of G-10 Police.

I think the main reason G-10 Police were too low is that the full flat grind was made it to similar to the Military.
Of course the ATS-55 fiasco did not help either.

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Postby pyton357ru » Thu Apr 03, 2003 8:03 am

Just an idea of perfectr "Police"
Hope you'll like it.

~Blade
made of VG-10 or CPM440. (don`t know what is better.)
with swedges.
Availibe Spyder-edged and Plain edged.
Cobra hood, or small enwidement behind the hole.
~Lock.
Compression lock( as far as I know -- the strongest Spyderco lock.)
Handle
dual-linered G-10.
Maybe offering some different colours.(dark blue or green. Maybe bright red or orange for outdoor activities).


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