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Bob Lum Chinese Folder Light Weight: Is it time? Would you want it?

Postby SpyderEdgeForever » Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:11 am

If Spyderco were to remake the Bob Lum Chinese Folder, a light weight FRN handled version with VG10 or some other blade steel, would you be for it?

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Re: Bob Lum Chinese Folder Light Weight: Is it time? Would you want it?

Postby Sumdumguy » Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:18 am

A Backlock would make it one of my favorites! I love the Chinese Folder, not so much the liner lock.

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Re: Bob Lum Chinese Folder Light Weight: Is it time? Would you want it?

Postby Mr Blonde » Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:32 am

Nope, not me. I'm just too attached to that classic anodized aluminum look and feel. I wouldn't mind a lefty version though, or perhaps a compression lock that's also very lefty freindly.
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Re: Bob Lum Chinese Folder Light Weight: Is it time? Would you want it?

Postby MichaelScott » Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:39 am

I would favor a classic or maybe G-10 with a Compression or back lock.
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Re: Bob Lum Chinese Folder Light Weight: Is it time? Would you want it?

Postby Larry_Mott » Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:43 am

I wouldn't mind another Lum Chinese, but please, no FRN and don't f.. mess with the lock! :)
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Re: Bob Lum Chinese Folder Light Weight: Is it time? Would you want it?

Postby nugi » Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:55 am

Yes and with a wire clip
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Re: Bob Lum Chinese Folder Light Weight: Is it time? Would you want it?

Postby sal » Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:05 am

Hi SEF,

The high cost of tooling for FRN would make the project questionable.

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Re: Bob Lum Chinese Folder Light Weight: Is it time? Would you want it?

Postby SF Native » Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:26 am

The lum is already a thin light weight knife. Not sure I see the point.

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Re: Bob Lum Chinese Folder Light Weight: Is it time? Would you want it?

Postby 5-by-5 » Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:35 am

I'd buy a FRN lock back. But I have a great looking Nissgin so I'm good

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Re: Bob Lum Chinese Folder Light Weight: Is it time? Would you want it?

Postby p_atrick » Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:22 am

sal wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:05 am
Hi SEF,

The high cost of tooling for FRN would make the project questionable.

sal
Sal, I don't expect you to divulge how much FRN tooling would cost, but it stands to reason that only knives sold in sufficiently high enough volume merit a FRN version. About how many models out of the current line up would sell well enough to justify this investment? If you would rather not say, I understand as well. It is fun to come here and start throwing ideas against the wall and see what sticks. But I don't want to waste your time suggesting things that just aren't feasible.

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Re: Bob Lum Chinese Folder Light Weight: Is it time? Would you want it?

Postby AccountDeletedUserRequest » Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:31 am

AFAIK molds for things like knife handles start at five digits. They aren't cheap.

I've tried the Lum design a few times and while I find it aesthetically pleasing, I find Spyderco makes a number of designs that I prefer using. I don't see myself picking up any chinese folders in the future.

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Re: Bob Lum Chinese Folder Light Weight: Is it time? Would you want it?

Postby jezabel » Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:19 am

Not for me but I’ve always wished the lum Chinese was given the frame lock treatment..

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Re: Bob Lum Chinese Folder Light Weight: Is it time? Would you want it?

Postby Knife Knut » Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:02 pm

sal wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:05 am
Hi SEF,

The high cost of tooling for FRN would make the project questionable.

sal
Perhaps a compromise is in order. Use one of the existing FRN platforms, but use the Lum Folder blade shape.

Or maybe even make a Byrd version in using one of the FRN platforms. Since Byrds are made in China, there is a joke in there somewhere, but i do not have the wit to figure one out.


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