New fixed blade - need help

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Re: New fixed blade - need help

Postby dogrunner » Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:40 am

Vivi wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:21 am
Fixed blades do not need to have a handle bound by blade size. Unless you're designing an compact neck knife or something, just give it a full four finger grip.
Yes for sure! My hand does not change size just because the blade is longer or shorter. Even in folders where the blade has to be shorter than the handle, the handles does NOT need to shrink just because the blade is shorter (my biggest problem with almost all shorter blades). Make the handle a good, ergonomic shape and size, and design the blade for whatever its design objectives are to be, but only change the handle for a good functional reason. Does not matter how great the blade and steel are if you can't control or use it comfortably!

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Re: New fixed blade - need help

Postby curlyhairedboy » Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:15 am

Sal, I'd like something with a blade under 4 inches for ease of carry in a variety of situations.
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Re: New fixed blade - need help

Postby fdahood » Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:00 pm

Accutron wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:13 pm
How about something like this?

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Wow, I would absolutely love something like this.

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Re: New fixed blade - need help

Postby sal » Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:30 pm

Hi Fdahood,

Welcome to our forum.

I'm leaning to make it in Golden.
I'll need some type of guard for protection from sliding.
Not planning on any exotic or very expensive steel.

sal

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Re: New fixed blade - need help

Postby Frozenspyder » Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:09 pm

Maybe s30v then?

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Re: New fixed blade - need help

Postby Spydergirl88 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:15 pm

CTSBD1N?

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Re: New fixed blade - need help

Postby Frozenspyder » Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:43 pm

BD1N would be good.

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Re: New fixed blade - need help

Postby thewoodpecker » Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:37 pm

fdahood wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:00 pm
Accutron wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:13 pm
How about something like this?

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Wow, I would absolutely love something like this.
Ditto. Love the Native-like, no hump design. +1 for BD1N.
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Re: New fixed blade - need help

Postby dj moonbat » Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:46 pm

BD1N is the steel of the (near) future for people who aren't hellbent on having the be all and end all of wear resistance. And it's got a pretty fair amount of wear resistance. I can't wait to see what other tricks steel makers do with nitrogen enhancements over the next few years, but if I'm planning a general purpose knife right now, that stuff is great.

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Re: New fixed blade - need help

Postby Bodog » Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:56 pm

Another vote for BD1N based on Sal's comments.
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Re: New fixed blade - need help

Postby vivi » Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:45 pm

Another vote for bd1n, or bd1. The latter has performed very well for me.

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Re: New fixed blade - need help

Postby TomAiello » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:35 pm

I'd be into BD1N as well.

I'm very interested in seeing what Spyderco does with this steel.

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Re: New fixed blade - need help

Postby Doc Dan » Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:40 pm

sal wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:30 pm
Hi Fdahood,

Welcome to our forum.

I'm leaning to make it in Golden.
I'll need some type of guard for protection from sliding.
Not planning on any exotic or very expensive steel.

sal
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Time To Resurrect The TEMPERANCE 1 Model

Postby JD Spydo » Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:50 am

The original TEMPERANCE 1 model from the 2004 era is still about my all time favorite Spyderco fixed blade. Even in VG-10 I still consider it one of my favorite Spyders to use in the kitchen and for many outdoor uses. Also it was one of the few fixed blades that Spyderco made in Spyderedge and plain edge both.

It would be an excellent fixed blade to make in GOLDEN being it is an "In House" design. The ergos on the handle are excellent and the blade length is also ideal. I still use both my Spyderedged version and plain edged versions of the TEMP 1 model quite a lot after all these years.

The TEMPERANCE 1 in a newer/better blade steel or having it in the Salt Series in SE & PE in LC200N would be ideal for an iconic fixed blade.

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Re: New fixed blade - need help

Postby ThePeacent » Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:54 am

I didn't comment on the steel I'd like to see, but BD1-N is an excellent choice, and gets my vote

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Re: New fixed blade - need help

Postby dogrunner » Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:36 am

Sounds like a lot of interest in BD1N.
From previous threads this sounds like a steel worth trying out, and from the supporters here, a ready market :) Count me in!

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Re: New fixed blade - need help

Postby abbazaba » Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:47 am

I like lower priced fix blades... If BD1N is available, that sounds good because BD1 the lowest priced steel currently used in Golden, right?

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Re: New fixed blade - need help

Postby RLDubbya » Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:05 pm

Sal, thanks for the opportunity to provide feedback. I have no comments on steel; you and the crew know much more than me to make the decision.

1) Offer in two lengths: a sub-6" and a >6" version. The large version should be made from heavy stock in proportion to length and width.

2. Eliminate the sharpening choil, please. The Wicked Edge does not work well out of the box on Spydercos; in order to smoothly use it, you have to cut off bits of plastic. While this doesn't harm anything (except resale value) it is a PITA.

3. Handle scales should be G10 with checkers/ribs, but: they should be easily replaceable. That will make it possible to "dress up" your knife with material of choice. It also opens up a third party market. A selling point could be "show us your scales" and give the winner some publicity in your magazine and/or website. This "build your own" competition will likely provide some input on future handle design.

By doing 1 and 3, the user can make a necker or a machete.

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Re: New fixed blade - need help

Postby tvenuto » Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:03 pm

I like the picture shown well enough. I like a budget friendly stainless, and perhaps a version in tool steel (being a FB and all). I also like the handle scales being removable.

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Re: New fixed blade - need help

Postby Frozenspyder » Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:21 pm

It seems like there's some real effort going into keeping this one affordable. I like that.


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