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Two blade Spyderco?

Postby Doc Dan » Sun May 05, 2019 7:09 am

I know Spyderco has had the Dyad and may, again. The ergos were a bit weird for me, especially when cutting. I saw that Benchmade has a new axis lock double bladed knife called the Outcast. Both blades are on the same end of the knife. I wonder if Spyderco did this with the CBBL or a back lock, if this would solve the problem, or would it create worse problems?

Two blades on a knife, one plain edged and one serrated edged, is a practical and useful idea. Would this be the right solution?
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Re: Two blade Spyderco?

Postby zhyla » Sun May 05, 2019 7:35 am

Huh. I hadn’t heard of the Outlast before. The idea of stacking two blades on one end with one lock is clever.

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Re: Two blade Spyderco?

Postby bearfacedkiller » Sun May 05, 2019 7:48 am

I handled the large grey Dyad at the SFO multiple times. A part of me wanted to like it but I just couldn’t get past the ergonomics. I like the idea of a two bladed Spydie.

I would love a Dyad with a plain edge and a saw if the saw was two handed opening and mostly enclosed in the handle. It was the thumb ramp on the closed blade that bothered my hand on the large Dyad.
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Re: Two blade Spyderco?

Postby knivesandbooks » Sun May 05, 2019 7:55 am

My concern would be that your hand would be far from the blade and it would feel weird. Or your index finger woyld he resting on the hump of whatever blade isn't being used if you decided to put your finger closer to the blade. The ramp for the spydiehole, I believe, causes an issue in this case.
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Re: Two blade Spyderco?

Postby sal » Sun May 05, 2019 10:06 am

There are many variables to the solutions of multiple bladed knives. My leaning is for both blades to be one handers, which always mucks up the ergos as the hole and ramp of the folded blade get in the way. My reasoning is that by locating the clip in the preferred position, one can choose the blade choice for immediate deployment. But then one also has to deal with the ergo issue of the second blade.

We have a two bladed folder design that has one blade at each end, with a hole and ramp on each blade. It has some unique concepts, that may even be patentable, but we haven't moved forward for the above mentioned reasons. It has a plain blade and a serrated blade. Dubbed the Dyad 2, it has double compression locks.

Eric has a number of multiple bladed designs both in production and in-the-works.

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Re: Two blade Spyderco?

Postby Wartstein » Sun May 05, 2019 10:28 am

I hope not too off topic, but I just wanted to quickly mention again (has been disussed lately anyway):

Regardless if both blades on the same end or at each end, what would be cool was to make one blade out of a soft, but very tough steel for "beater tasks", the other blade out of a very hard, even somewhat brittle steel for prolongued edge retention. Fear of chipping would not be an issue, since one would always have the tough blade for tasks that might chip the hard steel ( viewtopic.php?f=2&t=82679&p=1300161&hil ... l#p1300161)

And, still, I personally would like to see a double bladed folder, one blade beeing a saw.. sure a niche product, I know, but I´d carry one on certain occasions
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Re: Two blade Spyderco?

Postby Doc Dan » Sun May 05, 2019 7:07 pm

Sal, what about one blade on "top" and the other blade on the "bottom" if you get what I mean. The blades could be at opposite ends that way, and when one blade was open the ergos might not be bad at all.
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Re: Two blade Spyderco?

Postby Sumdumguy » Sun May 05, 2019 7:16 pm

sal wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 10:06 am
Dyad 2, it has double compression locks.

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If you made this in LC200N, that would be fantastic!

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Re: Two blade Spyderco?

Postby knivesandbooks » Mon May 06, 2019 8:04 pm

sal wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 10:06 am
There are many variables to the solutions of multiple bladed knives. My leaning is for both blades to be one handers, which always mucks up the ergos as the hole and ramp of the folded blade get in the way. My reasoning is that by locating the clip in the preferred position, one can choose the blade choice for immediate deployment. But then one also has to deal with the ergo issue of the second blade.

We have a two bladed folder design that has one blade at each end, with a hole and ramp on each blade. It has some unique concepts, that may even be patentable, but we haven't moved forward for the above mentioned reasons. It has a plain blade and a serrated blade. Dubbed the Dyad 2, it has double compression locks.

Eric has a number of multiple bladed designs both in production and in-the-works.

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what about a main blade with a slight ramp with opening hole and a secondary with no ramp, and instead a small unobtrusive flipper?
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Re: Two blade Spyderco?

Postby silvershade255 » Mon May 06, 2019 8:19 pm

Well since we're all chiming in with ideas... I think the flipper/wheel on the ikuchi and smock could be applied to a double blade folder while allowing a comfortable handle. Could even do one smock style one ikuchi style so there would be tactile feedback which blade you were about to open.
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Re: Two blade Spyderco?

Postby Bill1170 » Tue May 07, 2019 9:16 am

You guys realize that Sal can neither confirm nor deny specific features of a patentable nature, right?


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