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Zdp future plans

Postby supracor » Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:58 am

No other knife will come out in Zdp, even in long periods?
Will a Mule/sprint run/normal production ever go out in Cowry x?
I would become sad if the answer was no :(

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Re: Zdp future plans

Postby GarageBoy » Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:51 am

Zdp will be around for a while, I'm sure, everyone is just jaded

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Re: Zdp future plans

Postby supracor » Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:48 pm

It's a shame :mad:

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Re: Zdp future plans

Postby Daveho » Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:53 pm

Haven’t had any issues with zdp myself

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Re: Zdp future plans

Postby TomAiello » Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:17 pm

ZDP is good stuff. It's been the best of the japanese steels for me (yes, I even like it better than Superblue...)

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Re: Zdp future plans

Postby Doc Dan » Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:10 pm

We will see it again, I am certain. Spyderco is currently letting us experience the joys of new steels we have never tried.
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Re: Zdp future plans

Postby Naperville » Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:20 pm

I like the premium and super steels. It's the number one reason why I come to this forum and take a look at what people are talking abt several times a week. Spyderco is a leader in use of steels and using high end steels.

I'm down for more ZDP-189...and any other premium and super steel Sal wants to come out with. I'd like to see more ZDP-189, S90V, Cruwear, M390, Maxamet. I love them all.
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Re: Zdp future plans

Postby sal » Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:58 pm

Hi Supracor,

We'll continue to uses ZDP, though the price has gone up considerably and we have to purchase large quantities. It's not a standard steel for Hitachi to keep in inventory. For us, it's demand from you. That's what often determines what we play with.

Cowry is quite expensive and we've not seen enough demand to do a run.

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Re: Zdp future plans

Postby RadioactiveSpyder » Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:47 pm

Hey Sal, that is perfectly understandable and I’m sure all of us would like to keep ZDP-189 in the lineup. In speaking to demand, would you maybe consider ZDP for the FRN Police 4? That combination would be extremely interesting to me. :) Cheers, Radioactive
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Re: Zdp future plans

Postby TomAiello » Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:53 pm

ZDP in the Police would be pretty cool.

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Postby jpm2 » Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:01 pm

I don't buy ZDP for myself, but do for certain others. I feel it has a place as cutlery steel.

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Postby ZrowsN1s » Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:04 pm

A great steel.
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Re: Zdp future plans

Postby HammerHill » Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:43 pm

I'd love to see a wharnie Delica in ZDP. I think it'd be perfect for the steel.

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Postby StuntZombie » Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:26 am

HammerHill wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:43 pm
I'd love to see a wharnie Delica in ZDP. I think it'd be perfect for the steel.
This. Maybe even a serrated Wharnie Delica in ZDP.
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Re: Zdp future plans

Postby supracor » Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:16 am

Thanx Sal :spyder:
A Zdp police 4 will be an orgasm :p

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Re: Zdp future plans

Postby Doc Dan » Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:15 am

I don't always use ZDP-189, but when I do I use it in a Spyderco.
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Re: Zdp future plans

Postby GarageBoy » Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:40 am

I await the return of the zdp caly 3

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Re: Zdp future plans

Postby Termite Toothpick » Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:31 am

I too would love to see a Wharncliffe Delica in ZDP. I think the HAP40 one is great but a BRG/ZDP WC Delica would be the bee's knees!
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Re: Zdp future plans

Postby Eli Chaps » Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:48 pm

Ya know I have to say, and this might put me in the minority, but I doubt I'll ever buy another knife in this steel in my lifetime.

I was very enamored with this steel before I owned it. It is portrayed as almost mystical. And it is a very fascinating and cool steel but now having owned it, it isn't anything remotely that I want in a folding EDC knife.

Any perceived or actual benefit to this steel, is in my opinion, far outweighed by it's almost refusal to sharpen. I'm a good sharpener but I hate this stuff. Yeah, you can get it super sharp but you can do that with most all steels and with a whole lot less effort. If edge retention is the big draw then I's say that I can literally sharpen four or five "lesser" steel knives in the same amount of time as I find myself putting into this steel.

I don't have anything in S110V but I have S90V and I will gladly sharpen it all day over ZDP-189. And it will wear my equipment far less. Aside from just enthusiast allure, I can't imagine what attraction this steel has in a sub-four inch folding knife. And even in larger fixed blades, why?

I got caught up in the hype over this steel but I am way past it. Fascinating? Yes. Practical? No.

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Re: Zdp future plans

Postby Bloke » Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:50 pm

Eli Chaps wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:48 pm
I don't have anything in S110V but I have S90V and I will gladly sharpen it all day over ZDP-189. And it will wear my equipment far less.
Surely you jest Eli. :)

ZDP-189 is a pleasure to sharpen with simple SiC stones. I’ve found it gets silly sharp off as low as a 220grit SiC rock and near hair whittling off 600grit. :confused:
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