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Re: FRN Police 4

Postby Sjucaveman » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:16 am

ThePeacent wrote:
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oh :confused: I don't like a steel backspacer either.
Give me a non-corrodible spacer made of FRN, Plastic or other synthetic or a flow through design for easy cleaning any day...costs down, weight down, complexity down, maintenance down, all ups for me! :p
Sometimes the metal backspacer is more for balance and handling so frn wouldn't offer the same advantage. The shaman for instance needs the heavy backspacer to balance the knife.
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Re: FRN Police 4

Postby thewoodpecker » Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:39 pm

sal wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:28 am
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Any word on the FRN pattern for this one? Hoping it is like the UKPK without Bi-Directional texturing. Burnt Orange & Teal Zome would an interesting option.
Hi Woodpecker,

Sorry to disappoint. It is planned for the same bi-dIrectional texture as the Endura family.

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If that is the worst news I get all day I'll still consider it a good day. :D Looking forward to this and the LW Caly 3.5 (my favorite design to date).
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Re: FRN Police 4

Postby Gevatter » Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:37 pm

Sjucaveman wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:16 am
ThePeacent wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:11 am
oh :confused: I don't like a steel backspacer either.
Give me a non-corrodible spacer made of FRN, Plastic or other synthetic or a flow through design for easy cleaning any day...costs down, weight down, complexity down, maintenance down, all ups for me! :p
Sometimes the metal backspacer is more for balance and handling so frn wouldn't offer the same advantage. The shaman for instance needs the heavy backspacer to balance the knife.

Balance was the reason of my concern and the wish for steel in the back, but with the thin stock and FFG it might work. The sabergrind Endura could definitely use one.

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Re: FRN Police 4

Postby Mystery Flavor » Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:05 pm

Since the new FRN versions will be lightweight you could bring back the Boyd dent and shave off a few more grams from the weight. :D Just a thought. I have the current G-10 P4 and I love it. It's probably my absolute favorite Spyderco I've ever had, but I can imagine slightly preferring the boyd dent on it.

Really great job on this design Sal! I can't wait to get my hands on 1 or more of the FRN versions, probably the ZDP-189 and K390 versions you had said were likely to be coming. It has been fun to learn more about your thoughts behind the model and K390 on this forum.

Like Vivi had said earlier, I'd vote for some of the K390 blades to be coated black with the DLC or TiCN? (I prefer DLC) I'd prefer that over a non-coated blade on K390.

Any update on these being released?? Could it be before 2019?
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Re: FRN Police 4

Postby knivesandbooks » Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:18 pm

I'm still so excited for this.
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Re: FRN Police 4

Postby Wanimator » Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:01 am

Thanks for the perspective, Sal. I'll probably end up owning both the G-10 and FRN versions.

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Re: FRN Police 4

Postby sal » Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:55 am

Hi Gevatter,

Welcome to our forum.

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Re: FRN Police 4

Postby koenigsegg » Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:23 am

Gevatter wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:37 pm
Sjucaveman wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:16 am
ThePeacent wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:11 am
oh :confused: I don't like a steel backspacer either.
Give me a non-corrodible spacer made of FRN, Plastic or other synthetic or a flow through design for easy cleaning any day...costs down, weight down, complexity down, maintenance down, all ups for me! :p
Sometimes the metal backspacer is more for balance and handling so frn wouldn't offer the same advantage. The shaman for instance needs the heavy backspacer to balance the knife.

Balance was the reason of my concern and the wish for steel in the back, but with the thin stock and FFG it might work. The sabergrind Endura could definitely use one.
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Re: FRN Police 4

Postby Gevatter » Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:38 am

Thank you Sal. I thought about drilling some holes in the backspacer and put weights in.

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Re: FRN Police 4

Postby Wanimator » Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:49 pm

Gevatter wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:38 am
Thank you Sal. I thought about drilling some holes in the backspacer and put weights in.
Lanyard?

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Re: FRN Police 4

Postby Gevatter » Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:26 am

You mean with one of these bead sculptures? Would be an option as well but I don't want anything dangling on my knives.

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Re: FRN Police 4

Postby sal » Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:07 pm

Hi Wanimator,

Not really enough room for a lanyard hole. The handle for the Police model is really just am ergonomic wrapping of the blade.

Hey Gevatter,

One of my mentors (Colin Chapman) always said, "simplicate and add lightness".

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Re: FRN Police 4

Postby Wanimator » Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:51 am

sal wrote:
Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:07 pm
Hi Wanimator,

Not really enough room for a lanyard hole. The handle for the Police model is really just am ergonomic wrapping of the blade.

Hey Gevatter,

One of my mentors (Colin Chapman) always said, "simplicate and add lightness".

sal
Thank you, I agree. I was replying suggesting it's use as a counterweight in lightweight knives.

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Re: FRN Police 4

Postby Knife Knut » Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:58 am

No room for a lanyard hole, but I imagine a custom or aftermarket lanyard bail or loop of some sort could be screwed into one or both sides of the scale using the unused clip screw holes. Depending on the design, it could still accommodate both tip up or tip down.

Something as simple as a a U shaped piece of wire with the ends pounded flat and drilled through for the (longer loctite'd) screws, for instance.

I, for one, am perfectly fine with FRN back spacer.

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Re: FRN Police 4

Postby Gevatter » Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:27 am

Wanimator wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:49 pm
Gevatter wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:38 am
Thank you Sal. I thought about drilling some holes in the backspacer and put weights in.
Lanyard?
Sorry, I was thinking about my sabergrind Endura. I love lightness as long as the balance is right.

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Re: FRN Police 4

Postby ladybug93 » Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:21 pm

sal wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:05 pm
H1 & LC are always a possibility.

sal
:D

yes please!
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Re: FRN Police 4

Postby Vivi » Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:41 pm

If we ended up getting a rust proof FRN Police I wouldn't know what to think. I'd feel like I was still asleep, dreaming :D

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Re: FRN Police 4

Postby Pelagic » Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:03 pm

Vivi wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:41 pm
If we ended up getting a rust proof FRN Police I wouldn't know what to think. I'd feel like I was still asleep, dreaming :D
I hear that. Just posting to show interest in an FRN Police 4 in LC200N.
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Re: FRN Police 4

Postby chrisjohn » Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:08 pm

Please put a large pocket clip like rhe military has; the lay flush when carried itwb.

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Re: FRN Police 4

Postby Cycletroll » Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:07 pm

Vivi wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:41 pm
If we ended up getting a rust proof FRN Police I wouldn't know what to think. I'd feel like I was still asleep, dreaming :D
Would be most excellent!


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