Sal, are there any plans for another K390 knife?

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Re: Sal, are there any plans for another K390 knife?

Postby tjsblade » Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:25 am

Para 3 seems to be a successful platform already for different steels.
I'd certainly be in for one.

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Re: Sal, are there any plans for another K390 knife?

Postby Jazz » Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:28 am

Way too many Para varieties already. Hard to believe, but some of us prefer back locks. :o
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Re: Sal, are there any plans for another K390 knife?

Postby abbazaba » Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:52 am

I love my Police4, but I know I'm not alone in wanting a smaller locking knife in this steel for EDC. Seki hit K390 out of the park, so I crossed my fingers that a Seki run was inevitable. A full portfolio of lock back sizes would deliver the magic of K390 to a wider audience than a 4.5 incher.

That said, I'll still buy any knife in K390, just really hoping it's a model more popular as an EDC. Given the universal praise of this steel from everyone that has used it, why not release this steel in some popular models? The way sprints have been flying off the shelves I can't see how this would be a bad move for Spyderco.

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Re: Sal, are there any plans for another K390 knife?

Postby p_atrick » Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:35 am

Is there a US analog to K390? I know that M390 has made its way to the PM2, but it may be that Spyderco does not want to put K390 in some of their Golden models.

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Re: Sal, are there any plans for another K390 knife?

Postby Rutger » Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:16 am

p_atrick wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:35 am
Is there a US analog to K390?
Nope

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Re: Sal, are there any plans for another K390 knife?

Postby bearfacedkiller » Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:17 am

Rutger wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:16 am
p_atrick wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:35 am
Is there a US analog to K390?
Nope
CPM 10V is pretty close.
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Re: Sal, are there any plans for another K390 knife?

Postby sal » Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:24 am

For the FRN Police, we're planning VG-10, ZDP and K390 variations. The ZDP and K390 versions are considerably more expensive to produce. I've been happy with my P4 K390 version and It finds it's way into my pocket often.

Would a K390 sprint series like the Endura family be more desirable or a single model? A series would be major project.

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Re: Sal, are there any plans for another K390 knife?

Postby Vivi » Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:40 am

Glad to hear the FRN Police will come in both K390 and some high quality stainless runs. I can see myself getting one of each flavor.

I think a Delica or Endura sprint makes a lot of sense. Something between the Urban and Police in size.

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Re: Sal, are there any plans for another K390 knife?

Postby Sharp Guy » Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:46 am

sal wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:24 am
Would a K390 sprint series like the Endura family be more desirable or a single model? A series would be major project.

sal
For me I guess it depends on what that single model would be. I don't have much interest in the bigger models. So doing a run of K390 in the Endura family might be the way to go. That way we can pick and choose which models we want to buy. For me a Delica and Dragonfly in K390 would be hard to resist. On the other hand, I already have so many Delicas and Dragonflies I might prefer something else. Tough call for me.
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Re: Sal, are there any plans for another K390 knife?

Postby Cycletroll » Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:01 pm

How about a Goddard with micarta scales?
Would be a fitting Memorium.

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Re: Sal, are there any plans for another K390 knife?

Postby knivesandbooks » Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:02 pm

sal wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:24 am
For the FRN Police, we're planning VG-10, ZDP and K390 variations. The ZDP and K390 versions are considerably more expensive to produce. I've been happy with my P4 K390 version and It finds it's way into my pocket often.

Would a K390 sprint series like the Endura family be more desirable or a single model? A series would be major project.

sal
That would be a major project, but would sell extremely well, I'm sure. I know I would but the Wharncliffe Delica, Stretch, and regular Delica.

That said, it would be cool to see another model to come out in this steel as it's standard issue.
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Re: Sal, are there any plans for another K390 knife?

Postby SF Native » Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:16 pm

For whatever it’s worth, k390 and lc200n are tops in my steel desires for next knives for different reasons obviously.
Personally, I like the k390 for individual models. I like the idea of a rookie. Hopefully, some exclusives will come rolling out after.

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Re: Sal, are there any plans for another K390 knife?

Postby Mom3ntuM » Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:26 pm

Put that steel in a native and send it to norway:)
Whatever model it Will be, make it more avaliable than a sprint, those are hard to Come by in my neck of the Woods and i would love to try the steel out.
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Re: Sal, are there any plans for another K390 knife?

Postby Pelagic » Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:39 pm

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ParaXL in K390 with DLC might just sell out faster than a military with the same treatment.

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Re: Sal, are there any plans for another K390 knife?

Postby ABX2011 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:45 pm

How about using it with a sprint run of the GB1? With grippy G-10 scales. :)

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Re: Sal, are there any plans for another K390 knife?

Postby Halfneck » Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:20 pm

Endura run in K390 is too similar to the Police in size. A run in the Delica, Native, or Caly lines would be better.

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Re: Sal, are there any plans for another K390 knife?

Postby attila » Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:13 pm

sal wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:24 am
For the FRN Police, we're planning VG-10, ZDP and K390 variations. The ZDP and K390 versions are considerably more expensive to produce. I've been happy with my P4 K390 version and It finds it's way into my pocket often.

Would a K390 sprint series like the Endura family be more desirable or a single model? A series would be major project.

sal
Hi Sal,

I was wondering if you've made the decision and if you are willing to share which FRN texture pattern we're going to get on the FRN Police models.

Also, what color will each be? My first thoughts were that the ZDP will likely have dark green like the current ZDP Endura, VG-10 will have black, and K390 could have grey like the K390 Urban sprint.

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Re: Sal, are there any plans for another K390 knife?

Postby abbazaba » Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:57 pm

Vivi wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:40 am
Glad to hear the FRN Police will come in both K390 and some high quality stainless runs. I can see myself getting one of each flavor.

I think a Delica or Endura sprint makes a lot of sense. Something between the Urban and Police in size.
I agree with this. Both big sellers and would create a nice Seki K390 lineup IMO.

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Re: Sal, are there any plans for another K390 knife?

Postby sal » Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:43 pm

Hi Attila,

We'll be using the same bi-directional texture as the Endura FRN family. It's an effective pattern for working, has good traction, the maker is comfortable with it and it's sot of his trademark. (We try to use different patterns for different makers). We'll use the same pattern for the Endela and the Rock Jumper. We'll use back for the VG-10 version, BRG for the ZDP. I haven't decoded on the K390 yet. Somewhere between gray and midnight blue.

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Re: Sal, are there any plans for another K390 knife?

Postby Jazz » Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:36 pm

Hmmm, what's a Rock Jumper?
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