Peter1960 wrote: ↑
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:17 pm
The Deacon wrote: ↑
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:13 pm
While I love the Chaparral, I'm not sure how well its handle would scale up. To be honest, my "ideal" Spyderco would be a Stretch (preferably the size of a 1st Gen Stretch 1) with a 2mm thick (or thinner) VG-10 blade...
My thoughts and wish also ... will it ever happen?
I'd say there's zero chance of it happening as I described it. They'd pretty much have to start from scratch, as none of the parts from the 1st Gen. Stretch 1 (SS/Kraton handled version) would be usable, and the tooling may not even exist anymore. One based on the 2nd Gen Stretch 1 (assuming the tooling still exists) or the Stretch 2 might be more feasible, at least some parts would be usable. Still, the Stretch is something of a niche model to begin with. Not everyone who likes it would want a thinner blade, and there'd be at least some risk of sales being negatively impacted by knuckle draggers making YouTube videos showing them using one as a sharpened prybar with the inevitable result. The way I see it, the Chaparral is positioned as a gent's knife, so fewer people are going to buy it for "hard use".
Isn't the Caly 3.5 essentially a larger Chapparal with the same thin blade?
No. The Caly 3.5, Cal3, Calypso, and Calypso Jr. all have 3mm thick blades, while the Chaparral has a thinner, 2mm thick, blade.