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Ultra Thin Blade Spyderco: What steel and what design would you want?

Postby SpyderEdgeForever » Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:34 am

Alright, we have a discussion about the "Spyderco Sharpened Pry Bar". Now let's get into the other size range, as some people on here would like this.

If Spyderco were to make a line of folders with blade stock in the 1.9 and thinner mm range, what shapes and what designs would you want to see, and what steel would be able to stand up to the stress while also being good at slicing?

Sort of like a Spyderco Opinel?

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Re: Ultra Thin Blade Spyderco: What steel and what design would you want?

Postby dj moonbat » Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:58 pm

Something similar in size and shape to the Bradley Air. BD1N would be my first choice of the steels Spyderco typically uses.

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Re: Ultra Thin Blade Spyderco: What steel and what design would you want?

Postby ZrowsN1s » Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:23 pm

Rex45 para2.
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Re: Ultra Thin Blade Spyderco: What steel and what design would you want?

Postby Wartstein » Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:55 pm

Chaparral would still work a tad thinner..
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Postby Pelagic » Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:59 pm

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Re: Ultra Thin Blade Spyderco: What steel and what design would you want?

Postby tvenuto » Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:02 pm

Thinned out Delica in AEB-L. (I know this generally would be difficult due to the Japan origin, but we've seen S30V in a Delica so who knows).

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Re: Ultra Thin Blade Spyderco: What steel and what design would you want?

Postby SpyderEdgeForever » Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:42 pm

tvenuto wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:02 pm
Thinned out Delica in AEB-L. (I know this generally would be difficult due to the Japan origin, but we've seen S30V in a Delica so who knows).
That is a good design idea. While I like the saber grind, do you at times prefer the original pointier Delica and Endura, like was on the older models?

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Re: Ultra Thin Blade Spyderco: What steel and what design would you want?

Postby Spydergirl88 » Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:14 pm

Roadie. Surprise me on the steel

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Re: Ultra Thin Blade Spyderco: What steel and what design would you want?

Postby Sumdumguy » Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:43 pm

Pelagic wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:59 pm
Thinner Shaman in Vanax SuperClean.
Seconded.

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Re: Ultra Thin Blade Spyderco: What steel and what design would you want?

Postby Jazz » Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:25 pm

No thanks. I like blades that cut, FFG, but aren’t wafers, like the Native 5 and Caly 3, etc.
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Re: Ultra Thin Blade Spyderco: What steel and what design would you want?

Postby Wartstein » Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:40 am

Jazz wrote:
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No thanks. I like blades that cut, FFG, but aren’t wafers, like the Native 5 and Caly 3, etc.
Ever tried a Chaparral? 2mm, but far from feeling like a "wafer"... ;)
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Re: Ultra Thin Blade Spyderco: What steel and what design would you want?

Postby Jazz » Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:26 am

Wartstein wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:40 am

Ever tried a Chaparral? 2mm, but far from feeling like a "wafer"... ;)

I have 2, and they're okay for their length, but I even think the Delica could use another half mm of blade thickness. Not the wharnie though. For some reason, it seems beefier.
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Re: Ultra Thin Blade Spyderco: What steel and what design would you want?

Postby Wartstein » Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:32 am

Jazz wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:26 am
Wartstein wrote:
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Ever tried a Chaparral? 2mm, but far from feeling like a "wafer"... ;)

I have 2, and they're okay for their length, but I even think the Delica could use another half mm of blade thickness. Not the wharnie though. For some reason, it seems beefier.
Ok, so we feel different concerning blade stock... I am glad that the Delica is not thicker... and also glad that Spyderco makes knives in thicknesses for almost everyones likings :)
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Re: Ultra Thin Blade Spyderco: What steel and what design would you want?

Postby Jazz » Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:42 am

Wartstein wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:32 am

Ok, so we feel different concerning blade stock...... and also glad that Spyderco makes knives in thicknesses for almost everyones likings :)

Me too, bro. Image :)

You know, I think I'll carry the FRN Chap today.
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Re: Ultra Thin Blade Spyderco: What steel and what design would you want?

Postby Wartstein » Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:16 am

Jazz wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:42 am
Wartstein wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:32 am

Ok, so we feel different concerning blade stock...... and also glad that Spyderco makes knives in thicknesses for almost everyones likings :)

Me too, bro. Image :)

You know, I think I'll carry the FRN Chap today.
Ok, then I'll do so too!! Had to change from my HAP 40 Stretch to the Chap though, cause where I live it is 3 p.m. and the Stretch was in my pocket till right now..

Wish you a great Sunday! :)
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Re: Ultra Thin Blade Spyderco: What steel and what design would you want?

Postby youmakemehole » Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:26 am

A Sage 5 but thinner, in LC200N and aluminum or ti scales with a cool intricate geometric design machined in. Going to have great edge retention and never will rust, and apparently LC200N is a very tough steel too which will bring utility and resilience to a thin blade. Price it at $250 ($380ish MSRP?) as an ultra premium slicer - Ti chaparral's big brother. I wonder how thin you can make a compression lock though... it'd be cool to see Spyderco push the limits in this regard.
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Re: Ultra Thin Blade Spyderco: What steel and what design would you want?

Postby Holland » Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:07 am

I would love to try a stretch with a 1.5-2mm spine in hap40 or xvc11
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Re: Ultra Thin Blade Spyderco: What steel and what design would you want?

Postby Mom3ntuM » Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:37 pm

Holland wrote: I would love to try a stretch with a 1.5-2mm spine in hap40 or xvc11
This would be great and i'll buy it in a heartbeat, 1,5 though :)
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Re: Ultra Thin Blade Spyderco: What steel and what design would you want?

Postby ZrowsN1s » Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:09 pm

Maybe I should have specified a THIN Rex45 PM2 :D
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Re: Ultra Thin Blade Spyderco: What steel and what design would you want?

Postby Mom3ntuM » Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:32 pm

Oh. :)
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