What's Next for the Chaparral?

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Re: What's Next for the Chaparral?

Postby elena86 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:01 am

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.

With that particularly thin blade, one would think it narrows down the steel options.

TBH I might rather have a Caly Jr in a more practical steel than the SuperBlue.

I am with you .... a Calypso Jr.in CTS-XHP would be awesome :spyder:
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Re: What's Next for the Chaparral?

Postby elena86 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:08 am

Rutger wrote:
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sal wrote:
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We've got two new Chappies in-the-works.

sal
New steel or handle material or both?

I love the knife and XHP is a great steel that gets very sharp. But it's not very well know by the general public and it is not 100% stainless. I think M390 would make it a better seller.
I personally would love to see a Salt version in LC200N. They have all the materials in Taichung to make that happen.

So what you're saying is : XHP is not "100% stainless" and "very well known by the general public" but M390 is .... based on what ?
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Re: What's Next for the Chaparral?

Postby Mushroom » Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:18 am

The Deacon wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:57 am
Larry_Mott wrote:
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I'm all in for new scales materials on the Chap! Never mind the steel, it's plenty good enough IMO
Let the steel junkies frolic in the 13 a dozen Para*** :P

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Re: What's Next for the Chaparral?

Postby steelcity16 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:43 am

Rutger wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:49 am

I personally would love to see a Salt version in LC200N. They have all the materials in Taichung to make that happen.

+1 A Chappie Salt in LC200N would be awesome! Blacked out would be even awesomer! :)
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Re: What's Next for the Chaparral?

Postby sal » Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:56 am

Only plan is for handle materials. No plan to change the steel.

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Re: What's Next for the Chaparral?

Postby Rutger » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:03 am

elena86 wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:08 am
Rutger wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:49 am
sal wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:32 pm
We've got two new Chappies in-the-works.

sal
New steel or handle material or both?

I love the knife and XHP is a great steel that gets very sharp. But it's not very well know by the general public and it is not 100% stainless. I think M390 would make it a better seller.
I personally would love to see a Salt version in LC200N. They have all the materials in Taichung to make that happen.

So what you're saying is : XHP is not "100% stainless" and "very well known by the general public" but M390 is .... based on what ?
XHP has around 9% Chromium left in solution which is below the stainless mark. https://knifesteelnerds.com/2018/06/11/ ... stainless/

And M390 is way more popular in the knife community. It's like a brand name thing. Same thing with SxxV steels. People recognize the name and know it is stainless and works well. And they buy it cause of it's reputation/performance. Not that they know anything about steels.
I wouldn't say any non knife random guy would know. Most people don't know steels. But they wouldn't be shopping for this knife in the first place. They buy something cheap cause it also cuts right...

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Re: What's Next for the Chaparral?

Postby Sharp Guy » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:28 am

I'm very interested in learning what the mothership has planned for the new Chappies. Like a few of the others, I don't think a steel change is needed. CTS-XHP is a fine choice. The idea that it's not well known in the knife community is ridiculous IMO.
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Re: What's Next for the Chaparral?

Postby Spydergirl88 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:00 am

So I thought I read somewhere that stainless steel handle scales were being considered?

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Re: What's Next for the Chaparral?

Postby TomAiello » Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:28 am

Although I'd love to see a steel upgrade (to s110v or Maxamet) I understand that doing that would defeat the underlying theme of the Chap series.

I'll continue to collect them all, though. :)

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Re: What's Next for the Chaparral?

Postby Carlito555 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:55 am

T_MAC686 wrote:
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I think a bolstered option would be classy for this gents knife. Titanium bolster, ivory G10?
Or ivory micarta!!

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Re: What's Next for the Chaparral?

Postby p_atrick » Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:45 am

I vote for wood, but not the stabilized plywood you often see on Spydercos and Benchmades. How about curly birch, snake wood, ironwood, etc.? I'm sure that will be a big boost to the price, so it may not be a smart decision. Still, a Chap version of the Sage 4 would be nice.

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Re: What's Next for the Chaparral?

Postby Larry_Mott » Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:56 am

sal wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:56 am
Only plan is for handle materials. No plan to change the steel.

sal
Glad to hear! K.I.S.S. steel-wise! :)
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Re: What's Next for the Chaparral?

Postby steelcity16 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:58 am

sal wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:56 am
Only plan is for handle materials. No plan to change the steel.

sal

:( This is too bad. I've been carrying my Chaparral LW a lot lately (in my pocket right now) and I keep thinking how I'd love a Salt version for food/beach, an S110V/Maxamet for cardboard cutting, and a Cruwear for EDC. I do get the original intent was to showcase handle materials, but the LW is such a winner its a shame not to expand on that with a few more LW versions.
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Re: What's Next for the Chaparral?

Postby Rpp » Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:10 pm

That rounded G10 like the Shaman but grey would be lit

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Re: What's Next for the Chaparral?

Postby sal » Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:36 pm

Spydergirl88 wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:00 am
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.

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Re: What's Next for the Chaparral?

Postby sal » Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:37 pm

p_atrick wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:45 am
I vote for wood, but not the stabilized plywood you often see on Spydercos and Benchmades. How about curly birch, snake wood, ironwood, etc.? I'm sure that will be a big boost to the price, so it may not be a smart decision. Still, a Chap version of the Sage 4 would be nice.
Hi P_atrick,

We're looking at wood, but we've had horrible problems with wood models made in the orient and shipped to dry Colorado almost always causes problems.

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Re: What's Next for the Chaparral?

Postby sal » Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:39 pm

TomAiello wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:28 am
Although I'd love to see a steel upgrade (to s110v or Maxamet) I understand that doing that would defeat the underlying theme of the Chap series.

I'll continue to collect them all, though. :)
Hi Tom,

I believe they will prove to be a good investment for either alternate carry, or R.O.I. Look at the Kopa's.

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Re: What's Next for the Chaparral?

Postby sonarsessions » 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.
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Re: What's Next for the Chaparral?

Postby Blade and Flame » Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:40 pm

I'd love to see the Chaparral with contoured handles. Literally any material, but titanium would be amazing. The Chap already has such a slim carry, but for me contoured handles always make a good design even better for something that melts away in the pocket.

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Re: What's Next for the Chaparral?

Postby ugaarguy » 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?


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