I know, I know, yet another sprint request. But hear me out, I believe this one is more warranted than usual.
I want Spyderco to re-run the R.
Let me explain why we need
another R, and let me know if you're with me.
Big thanks to Mr. Blonde for the photo. Above are the 3 versions of the R that Spyderco has made. Unlike the majority of Spyderco's designs, the R was only ever available as a limited run or a sprint
, it has never been in regular production. According to Spydiewiki
, the Rs were released in '99, '05, and '12 respectively. As such, I think it's high time we R fans got a chance to own another. Perhaps more importantly, I think it's high time some folks who never realized they wanted an R to have an epiphany.
Want the Stretch with a deeper choil, or a straight spine? Try the R.
Want a larger Delica with a choil? Try the R.
Want a backlock PM2, or a PM2 with less belly? Try the R.
It probably seems like I'm constantly derailing threads talking about the R, but it's often because I see people requesting modifications to other models that are already executed on the R!
The below pic is the R alongside some common similarly-sized models:
While I've got the mic, I'm going to suggest some sprint ideas for the R. I'm not one to clamor for supersteels, and I'm perfectly happy with VG-10 to keep the costs down (relatively speaking, of course). These ideas are separate from one another...
-Solid blade, uncoated. DLC coated liners, with a skeletonized pattern that's similar to the R V2. Over these are natural, smooth, G10 scales, which allow you to see the DLC liners underneath.
-Solid blade, uncoated. Ti scales, with a cut pattern (somewhat like the Nirvana) that are in a similar pattern to the old skeletonized models.
I'm happy to hear your sprint ideas as well. If you want to see another version of the R, let's hear it!