The Chaparral is a large knife

Discuss Spyderco's products and history.
User avatar
MichaelScott
Member
Posts: 2698
Joined: Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:42 am
Location: Southern Colorado

The Chaparral is a large knife

Postby MichaelScott » Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:46 pm

This is a relative assessment and comparative of course. But,sometimes I lose sight of what “large” and “small” means in my personal knife world.

I carry a Chaparral FRN and Great Eastern Cutlery Pemberton as my every day knives. Now, the Chaparral seems big.

Image

Image
What doesn’t kill you will make you stronger. Except infantry. Infantry will kill you.

“Gentlemen, bring out your men.” — T. J. Jackson, Second Manassas, 1862

http://acehotel.blog

User avatar
araneae
Member
Posts: 4697
Joined: Wed Aug 09, 2006 10:10 pm
Location: A lil more south of the Erie shore, Ohio

Re: The Chaparral is a large knife

Postby araneae » Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:58 pm

It's all relative...
I like that Pemberton, I haven't bought a GEC since I picked up a couple from their first runs.
So many knives, so few pockets... :)
-Nick

Just got: Wharncliffe & Waved D'flies

The "Spirit" of the design does not come through unless used. -Sal

User avatar
MichaelScott
Member
Posts: 2698
Joined: Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:42 am
Location: Southern Colorado

Re: The Chaparral is a large knife

Postby MichaelScott » Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:05 pm

araneae wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:58 pm
It's all relative...
I like that Pemberton, I haven't bought a GEC since I picked up a couple from their first runs.
Me too. I like small slipits and this one is my favorite. I think in many ways, Great Eastern Cutlery is like Spyderco in terms of the quality they build into their knives.
What doesn’t kill you will make you stronger. Except infantry. Infantry will kill you.

“Gentlemen, bring out your men.” — T. J. Jackson, Second Manassas, 1862

http://acehotel.blog

User avatar
Bloke
Member
Posts: 3968
Joined: Fri May 13, 2016 12:43 am
Location: Sydney, Australia.

Re: The Chaparral is a large knife

Postby Bloke » Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:11 pm

Ah, hahaha! :)

Beautiful little slippy Michael. ;)
A day without laughter is a day wasted. ~ Charlie Chaplin

Doeswhateveraspidercan
Member
Posts: 2105
Joined: Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:31 pm

Re: The Chaparral is a large knife

Postby Doeswhateveraspidercan » Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:33 pm

Nice,

The only time I have ever lost Knives we’re ones without clips.

In the 1990’s I lost a Victorinix Swiss Army Champ type knife you know everything but the kitchen sink wide knife in a Velcro pouch no less.

And then a Case Warnclif and that really ticked me off.

After that it either has a clip or I will not buy it.
:)


TkoK83Spy
Member
Posts: 2595
Joined: Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:32 pm
Location: Syracuse, NY

Re: The Chaparral is a large knife

Postby TkoK83Spy » Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:10 pm

Geez, Michael is that GEC a two finger grip!? Funny seeing the Chap look like a large knife!
Currently have 17 :spyder: 's in 13 different steels.

-Rick

TomAiello
Member
Posts: 3406
Joined: Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:34 pm
Location: Twin Falls, ID

Re: The Chaparral is a large knife

Postby TomAiello » Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:20 pm

Doeswhateveraspidercan wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:33 pm
The only time I have ever lost Knives were ones without clips.
Weird. I've only lost clipped knives. It's happened to me several times (ZT0770M390, Sage 2, Manix 2), when something caught the clip and pulled the knife out of my pocket and away from me. The ZT was brush on a trail (and I walked up and down that trail for an hour and half trying to find it--I really liked that knife), the Sage 2 was a seatbelt (I eventually found that one in a parking lot when I went back to retrace my steps) and the Manix 2 was a fence (I heard it go, but it was dark and I never found it).

User avatar
knivesandbooks
Member
Posts: 1319
Joined: Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:43 pm
Location: Tulsa, OK

Re: The Chaparral is a large knife

Postby knivesandbooks » Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:00 pm

I was just carrying a lil Case Peanut today but then picked up a Delica to cut through some stuff and thought the same thing. Perspective changes happen so quickly.
I own an assisted knife and am embarrassed to admit I enjoy it.

cycleguy
Member
Posts: 526
Joined: Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:46 pm
Location: Arvada, coloRADo

Re: The Chaparral is a large knife

Postby cycleguy » Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:16 pm

Doeswhateveraspidercan wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:33 pm
Nice,

The only time I have ever lost Knives we’re ones without clips.

In the 1990’s I lost a Victorinix Swiss Army Champ type knife you know everything but the kitchen sink wide knife in a Velcro pouch no less.

And then a Case Warnclif and that really ticked me off.

After that it either has a clip or I will not buy it.

Maybe you have a hole in your pocket????

I've lost a dragonfly and a delica after the clip got tweeked (not so clippy tight) and I was too lazy to fix it. Things in the bottom of my pocket tend to stay there until I fall asleep on the couch at night.

CG
So many knives - so little funds!!!

User avatar
MichaelScott
Member
Posts: 2698
Joined: Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:42 am
Location: Southern Colorado

Re: The Chaparral is a large knife

Postby MichaelScott » Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:26 pm

TkoK83Spy wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:10 pm
Geez, Michael is that GEC a two finger grip!? Funny seeing the Chap look like a large knife!
It is actually a nice three-finger grip.

I lost two Dragonflies that were clipped to my pocket. The final DF I had was clipless with a simple para cord fob I made. It stayed in my pocket.
What doesn’t kill you will make you stronger. Except infantry. Infantry will kill you.

“Gentlemen, bring out your men.” — T. J. Jackson, Second Manassas, 1862

http://acehotel.blog

User avatar
knivesandbooks
Member
Posts: 1319
Joined: Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:43 pm
Location: Tulsa, OK

Re: The Chaparral is a large knife

Postby knivesandbooks » Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:34 pm

MichaelScott wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:26 pm
TkoK83Spy wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:10 pm
Geez, Michael is that GEC a two finger grip!? Funny seeing the Chap look like a large knife!
It is actually a nice three-finger grip.

I lost two Dragonflies that were clipped to my pocket. The final DF I had was clipless with a simple para cord fob I made. It stayed in my pocket.
Just got my blue bone in. Very very nice.
And a comfortable grip.
It should pair very well with my Rhino.
I own an assisted knife and am embarrassed to admit I enjoy it.

User avatar
Doc Dan
Member
Posts: 7612
Joined: Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:25 am
Location: In a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity.

Re: The Chaparral is a large knife

Postby Doc Dan » Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:44 pm

That Chap sure does look big next to that GEC. The Chaparral is one of my two favorite knives. It is about right for daily carry and use.
I Pray Heaven to Bestow The Best of Blessing on THIS HOUSE, and on ALL that shall hereafter Inhabit it. May none but Honest and Wise Men ever rule under This Roof! (John Adams regarding the White House)

"Until we meet again, may the good Lord take a liking to you."
(Roy Rogers)


NRA Life Member
Spydernation 0050

User avatar
Wartstein
Member
Posts: 3270
Joined: Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:06 am
Location: Salzburg, Austria, Europe

Re: The Chaparral is a large knife

Postby Wartstein » Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:54 pm

The Chap WAS SMALL for you not so long ago when you posted in my thread... ;)
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=82963&start=20#p1307022

Its funny how perspectives change depending on to what things are compared to... there was a time (LONG ago..) when I considered the Delica to be a rather big knife..

Now it is small for me and the Chap as tiny as I'd go
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40

User avatar
Forest Green
Member
Posts: 110
Joined: Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:04 am

Re: The Chaparral is a large knife

Postby Forest Green » Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:13 am

The thing about the Chap is how much blade you get for the package, no wasted space in those scales!
Attachments
IMG_0321.jpg

User avatar
Tims
Member
Posts: 471
Joined: Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:25 pm
Location: Australia

Re: The Chaparral is a large knife

Postby Tims » Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:00 am

I’ve been carrying a Dragonfly clipless for work lately and swapped it out for a Native today. It felt huge and thoughts of ‘do I need this much knife?’ flashed in my mind. I quickly came to my senses though.
Knife size is like power in a car, you get used to it quickly.
Nice pembo by the way. I saw DLT had them in stock and was very tempted but I just can’t bring myself to slipjoint these days.

User avatar
SpyderEdgeForever
Member
Posts: 6301
Joined: Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:53 pm
Location: USA

Re: The Chaparral is a large knife

Postby SpyderEdgeForever » Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:45 am

Some comments:

I love the picture of the side and the image that shows the blade thickness. Michael and Forest Green convince me to want a Chaparral.
That is alot of knife for the package, I agree.

User avatar
SpyderEdgeForever
Member
Posts: 6301
Joined: Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:53 pm
Location: USA

Re: The Chaparral is a large knife

Postby SpyderEdgeForever » Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:56 am

Another comment: WOW! Now I realize it, as some on here have said and told me: The Chaparral is almost like another form of new, larger Native.

TkoK83Spy
Member
Posts: 2595
Joined: Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:32 pm
Location: Syracuse, NY

Re: The Chaparral is a large knife

Postby TkoK83Spy » Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:05 am

SEF, the Chaparral is smaller than the Native.
Currently have 17 :spyder: 's in 13 different steels.

-Rick

User avatar
SpyderEdgeForever
Member
Posts: 6301
Joined: Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:53 pm
Location: USA

Re: The Chaparral is a large knife

Postby SpyderEdgeForever » Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:16 am

TkoK83Spy wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:05 am
SEF, the Chaparral is smaller than the Native.
Okay, yeah, you are right. The dimensions do show that.


Return to “Spyderco General Discussion”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: grubetown, Igi964, JonLeBlanc, MSN [Bot], Mushroom, Pelagic, prndltech and 29 guests