What's Next for the Chaparral?

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Re: What's Next for the Chaparral?

Postby carrot » Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:14 pm

sal wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:36 pm
Spydergirl88 wrote:
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So I thought I read somewhere that stainless steel handle scales were being considered?
Hi Spydergirl,

I have a very nice sample in SS handle, but it is tad heavy.

sal
If this is pinned and the pins are polished out... that’d be a real beauty

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Re: What's Next for the Chaparral?

Postby Robbob » Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:37 pm

sparky2016 wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:47 am
Robbob wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:06 am
The Chaparral is all about showcasing different handle materials.
Is it still, though? The latest FRN model seems to have woken people up to the utility of that size and thickness blade; as well as the ergonomics.
According to the product page it is. However, I do totally agree that the FRN almost takes it in a different direction.

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Re: What's Next for the Chaparral?

Postby Nate » Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:40 pm

Maybe a dealer will step up for a lw exclusive. :)
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Re: What's Next for the Chaparral?

Postby steelcity16 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:02 pm

Robbob wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:37 pm
sparky2016 wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:47 am
Robbob wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:06 am
The Chaparral is all about showcasing different handle materials.
Is it still, though? The latest FRN model seems to have woken people up to the utility of that size and thickness blade; as well as the ergonomics.
According to the product page it is. However, I do totally agree that the FRN almost takes it in a different direction.

I agree. The blade shape, slicey thinness, ergonomics, overall wafer thinness, insane light weight, wire clip, incredible glass-like smoothness. It is a work of art. It has seen the most pocket time on any of my knives the past few weeks.

Why not keep the original Chaparral as a platform for scale material AND consider the Chaparral LW as its own platform and offer some other options like an LC200N Salt version and some other steels? Elmax maybe? Cruwear? S110V? Best of both worlds. LC200N Salt would be my number one request for the next model by a mile. I bet those would sell like hot cakes as well.
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Re: What's Next for the Chaparral?

Postby p_atrick » Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:09 pm

Nate wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:40 pm
Maybe a dealer will step up for a lw exclusive. :)
That would be interesting.

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Re: What's Next for the Chaparral?

Postby knivesandbooks » Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:28 pm

I'd love to see the next chaps coming in around the price of the carbon fiber or rafir nobel. That $120-$130 is a sweet spot for them.

I would be down for the SS, nvm the weight. SS with champfered holes (or ti with holes) would be nice. Damascus handles would be nice as well, though probably pricey.

I'd really like to see some good jigged or saw cut bone. Even stag if kept thin. Red and black jiggged bone would be phenomenal.
I own an assisted knife and am embarrassed to admit I enjoy it.

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Re: What's Next for the Chaparral?

Postby Robbob » Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:50 am

steelcity16 wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:02 pm
Why not keep the original Chaparral as a platform for scale material AND consider the Chaparral LW as its own platform and offer some other options like an LC200N Salt version and some other steels? Elmax maybe? Cruwear? S110V? Best of both worlds. LC200N Salt would be my number one request for the next model by a mile. I bet those would sell like hot cakes as well.
Capital idea, old chap.

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Re: What's Next for the Chaparral?

Postby ABX2011 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:59 am

I've given away a couple Chaps as gifts. I also tried the FRN version for myself but didn't keep it. So I'm still looking for one.
All stainless doesn't interest me. Too heavy and I like a screwed or at least riveted pivot.
I'd be interested in micarta or a stabilized wood.

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Re: What's Next for the Chaparral?

Postby ChrisinHove » Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:22 pm

I can’t believe the discounted Ti versions are hanging around. Stunning gents edc.

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Re: What's Next for the Chaparral?

Postby tvenuto » Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:37 pm

ChrisinHove wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:22 pm
I can’t believe the discounted Ti versions are hanging around. Stunning gents edc.
Yea I paid almost $200 the week they came out. Still think it was worth it.

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Re: What's Next for the Chaparral?

Postby RobDigi » Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:53 pm

Wood Bone Pearl Fossil Mommouth Ivory .
Keep it Classy!!

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Re: What's Next for the Chaparral?

Postby this_is_nascar » Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:33 pm

I still say keep everything the same, but throw on micarta scales. Just not sure what color micarta I'd like. Maybe an OD green.

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Re: What's Next for the Chaparral?

Postby knivesandbooks » Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:51 pm

What about c-tek (or however it is spelled)? I know it isn't exactly new or unique but I like the honeycomb look.

Still edging for bone.
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Re: What's Next for the Chaparral?

Postby sonarsessions » Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:30 am

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Last edited by sonarsessions on Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:50 am, edited 1 time in total.
"All good, just different." :D

Current Spyderco's: C240CFP Smock CF S30V, C11PBK Saber Grind Delica 4 Black VG10, C101PBN2 Manix 2 Brown CTS XHP, C28PBK2 Dragonfly 2 FRN Black VG10, C223GP Para 3 Black G10 S30V, C28GRE2 Dragonfly 2 British Racing Green ZDP-189, C28ZFPGR2 Dragonfly 2 Zome VG10, C41PBK5 Native 5 FRN Black S35VN, C101PDBL2 Manix 2 Dark Blue S110v, C94PDBL UK PenKnife Lightweight Dark Blue FRN S110V, C41PDBL5 Native 5 Dark Blue S110V, C11FPWCBK Wharncliffe Delica 4 Black VG10, C10PSFG Endura 4 Foliage Green Combo VG10, C11FPBN Flat Ground Delica 4 Brown VG10

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Re: What's Next for the Chaparral?

Postby sonarsessions » Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:50 am

ugaarguy wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:50 pm
sonarsessions wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:45 pm
The Chaparral is a great knife but I would really like to see it with steel liners either in g10 or frn like how the Delica is set up.
Why do you prefer that over the nested steel liners it already has?

sonarsessions wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:45 pm
The Chaparral is a great knife, but I would really like to see it with nested steel liners in g10 without carbon fiber laminate.

:) there - fixed it.
"All good, just different." :D

Current Spyderco's: C240CFP Smock CF S30V, C11PBK Saber Grind Delica 4 Black VG10, C101PBN2 Manix 2 Brown CTS XHP, C28PBK2 Dragonfly 2 FRN Black VG10, C223GP Para 3 Black G10 S30V, C28GRE2 Dragonfly 2 British Racing Green ZDP-189, C28ZFPGR2 Dragonfly 2 Zome VG10, C41PBK5 Native 5 FRN Black S35VN, C101PDBL2 Manix 2 Dark Blue S110v, C94PDBL UK PenKnife Lightweight Dark Blue FRN S110V, C41PDBL5 Native 5 Dark Blue S110V, C11FPWCBK Wharncliffe Delica 4 Black VG10, C10PSFG Endura 4 Foliage Green Combo VG10, C11FPBN Flat Ground Delica 4 Brown VG10

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Re: What's Next for the Chaparral?

Postby ABX2011 » Wed May 01, 2019 7:14 am

I'm wondering if we'll see a new Chap in the next Reveal or if not then maybe later this year.
It sounds like water buffalo or stabilized wood is possible.

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Re: What's Next for the Chaparral?

Postby Wartstein » Wed May 01, 2019 7:53 am

this_is_nascar wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:33 pm
I still say keep everything the same, but throw on micarta scales. Just not sure what color micarta I'd like. Maybe an OD green.
I'd hope for Micarta too... dark denim would be cool.

Anyways, regardless if Micarta or my FRN-version, the Chap is the one and only SMALL knife I really do like.
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40

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Re: What's Next for the Chaparral?

Postby jimmd » Wed May 01, 2019 11:11 am

Wartstein wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 7:53 am
this_is_nascar wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:33 pm
I still say keep everything the same, but throw on micarta scales. Just not sure what color micarta I'd like. Maybe an OD green.
I'd hope for Micarta too... dark denim would be cool.

Anyways, regardless if Micarta or my FRN-version, the Chap is the one and only SMALL knife I really do like.
Micarta might be nice; has Spyderco used it before?

As long as they continue the current options, I’m satisfied. The CF/G-10 version is one of my most carried knives, and my brother loves the FRN version I gave him for his birthday. It’s nice to have CTS-XHP at this price range, and I love the appearance and texture of my Chaparral’s scales.
Jim

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Re: What's Next for the Chaparral?

Postby sal » Wed May 01, 2019 7:16 pm

We've got a few in-the-works.

sal

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Re: What's Next for the Chaparral?

Postby jimmd » Wed May 01, 2019 7:23 pm

sal wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 7:16 pm
We've got a few in-the-works.

sal
Nice! The Chaparral is a great platform for variety, but it's also a perfect entry Spyderco for first-time pocket knife owners. No matter what "high end" or custom knives I acquire, I'll still frequently carry a Chaparral.
Jim


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