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Police 4 lightweight

Postby francoiski » Fri May 17, 2019 6:22 pm

i was reading on the forum that Sal wanted to make some in zdp and k390. i can't find any mention of them anymore. Anyone has some info? Thanks in advance!

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Re: Police 4 lightweight

Postby The Meat man » Fri May 17, 2019 8:11 pm

I can't find the exact quotes but from what I understand, Spyderco is planning on producing the FRN Police in ZDP-189, K390, and VG-10; however, the initial release will be the VG-10 model, with the others to follow if sales are high enough.

I could be wrong though. Hopefully Sal will chime in here.
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Re: Police 4 lightweight

Postby Marulaghost » Fri May 17, 2019 8:24 pm

Sal has actually said a few times that they want to release it in all 3 steels.
VG10 will have a black handle
ZDP189 will have the British Racing Green that usually accommodates the other Seki City models
K390 would apparently be packaged with Midnight Blue

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Re: Police 4 lightweight

Postby Blades » Sat May 18, 2019 6:35 am

Looking forward to seeing this one at Blade Show.

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Re: Police 4 lightweight

Postby Doc Dan » Sat May 18, 2019 7:15 am

The FRN P4 is a step in the right direction, especially as the G10 version is very costly. However, as much as I like VG-10, that K390 is wonderful stuff. I hope they do come out with a LW in that steel.
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Re: Police 4 lightweight

Postby p_atrick » Sat May 18, 2019 9:12 am

Doc Dan wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 7:15 am
The FRN P4 is a step in the right direction, especially as the G10 version is very costly. However, as much as I like VG-10, that K390 is wonderful stuff. I hope they do come out with a LW in that steel.
I'll be doing my part in bringing the K390 version to market by getting a VG-10 version as soon as they drop.

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Re: Police 4 lightweight

Postby marty_bill_ » Sat May 18, 2019 3:28 pm

p_atrick wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 9:12 am
Doc Dan wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 7:15 am
The FRN P4 is a step in the right direction, especially as the G10 version is very costly. However, as much as I like VG-10, that K390 is wonderful stuff. I hope they do come out with a LW in that steel.
I'll be doing my part in bringing the K390 version to market by getting a VG-10 version as soon as they drop.
Yes me as well. Would love to see the K390 version come to life. Even thought about swapping the blades. Putting my K390 blade in the LW model and the vg10 in this g10 model. I don't know if can be done but I'm going to find out.

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Re: Police 4 lightweight

Postby AccountDeletedUserRequest » Sat May 18, 2019 9:20 pm

p_atrick wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 9:12 am
Doc Dan wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 7:15 am
The FRN P4 is a step in the right direction, especially as the G10 version is very costly. However, as much as I like VG-10, that K390 is wonderful stuff. I hope they do come out with a LW in that steel.
I'll be doing my part in bringing the K390 version to market by getting a VG-10 version as soon as they drop.
Same here. Hoping for a DLC run someday too!

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Re: Police 4 lightweight

Postby sal » Sun May 19, 2019 3:04 pm

And in the end, the demand will be critical in making decisions.

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Re: Police 4 lightweight

Postby AccountDeletedUserRequest » Sun May 19, 2019 3:56 pm

Yep. If everyone holds out for the K390 run, there might not be one.

I'm in for a couple vg10's myself. At the price they're selling I'm at least getting one to EDC and one for back-up.

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Re: Police 4 lightweight

Postby steelcity16 » Sun May 19, 2019 4:23 pm

sal wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 3:04 pm
And in the end, the demand will be critical in making decisions.

sal

I have to imagine for most new flagship type (Chief, Police LW, Shaman) models there is enough demand to justify at least one or two sprints or exclusives as long as the steels are ones that are "in vogue" when the sprint is released (so CRUWEAR, M390, K390 rather than S35VN, S90V, VG10). A lot people seem to be "waiting for the exclusives" on these new releases. The first Shaman exclusive sold out in minutes. I'm not sure how well the base model was selling, but the demand for exclusives was certainly there. I haven't got one yet, but i'll be getting one of the next exclusives or sprints for sure.

I think the Chief will be the same way. Maybe slow out of the gate, but a BHQ Exclusives will be an easy sell out, as would a CRUWEAR exclusive. Manix XL and Manix Backlock could fall into this category as well.

And I feel the Police LW will be the same. People want that Navy Blue/K390 and will wait for it. Just because there isnt demand for a black/vg10 Police LW doesnt nessecarily mean there isnt enough demand to support a K390 version. You might sell more Navy FRN/DLC K390 models as it is a unique and great looking combo than you ever would sell the basic black VG-10. I have nothing really against VG-10, but the Police LW isn't on my list at the moment. Blue/DLC K390 and i'm in!
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Re: Police 4 lightweight

Postby MacLaren » Mon May 20, 2019 7:06 am

steelcity16 wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 4:23 pm
sal wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 3:04 pm
And in the end, the demand will be critical in making decisions.

sal

I have to imagine for most new flagship type (Chief, Police LW, Shaman) models there is enough demand to justify at least one or two sprints or exclusives as long as the steels are ones that are "in vogue" when the sprint is released (so CRUWEAR, M390, K390 rather than S35VN, S90V, VG10). A lot people seem to be "waiting for the exclusives" on these new releases. The first Shaman exclusive sold out in minutes. I'm not sure how well the base model was selling, but the demand for exclusives was certainly there. I haven't got one yet, but i'll be getting one of the next exclusives or sprints for sure.

I think the Chief will be the same way. Maybe slow out of the gate, but a BHQ Exclusives will be an easy sell out, as would a CRUWEAR exclusive. Manix XL and Manix Backlock could fall into this category as well.

And I feel the Police LW will be the same. People want that Navy Blue/K390 and will wait for it. Just because there isnt demand for a black/vg10 Police LW doesnt nessecarily mean there isnt enough demand to support a K390 version. You might sell more Navy FRN/DLC K390 models as it is a unique and great looking combo than you ever would sell the basic black VG-10. I have nothing really against VG-10, but the Police LW isn't on my list at the moment. Blue/DLC K390 and i'm in!
Yeah......I don't understand why the K390 wasnt 1st.
Anyone knows that will sale like hot cakes.
I for one surely ain't gonna buy a VG10 model just to hope they make a K390 version.
Man, that's like holding the K390 version as a ransom lol.

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Re: Police 4 lightweight

Postby sal » Mon May 20, 2019 9:56 am

We have many customers that are not knife afi's like the forumites visiting here. The majority of customers prefer stainless steels.

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Re: Police 4 lightweight

Postby Evil D » Mon May 20, 2019 10:21 am

sal wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 9:56 am
We have many customers that are not knife afi's like the forumites visiting here. The majority of customers prefer stainless steels.

sal

Just sprinkle some Salt on everything...make everything available in LC200N in a Salt version. I have been absolutely blown away by this steel so far, so I think it's safe to say those non AFI types will be too.
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Re: Police 4 lightweight

Postby Evil D » Mon May 20, 2019 10:27 am

sal wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 9:56 am
We have many customers that are not knife afi's like the forumites visiting here. The majority of customers prefer stainless steels.

sal


C'mon buddy you know you want to ;)

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Re: Police 4 lightweight

Postby blues » Mon May 20, 2019 10:41 am

Well, Sal does mean Salt...perhaps you're on to something.
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Re: Police 4 lightweight

Postby MacLaren » Mon May 20, 2019 10:56 am

Lol, Sal is a cool guy. Certainly knows what he is doing.
Besides, it's his company.
Me, - I'm gonna want what I want lol. When I want it too! Lol!!
Like this topic, and the Province for example.
I can say what I wanna say and that's cool.
That being said, can we PLEASE get that Province out! :D

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Re: Police 4 lightweight

Postby ZrowsN1s » Tue May 21, 2019 11:57 am

VG-10 probably isn't going to be on my wish list, but I'm sure I'll end up with a few flavors of this. An LC200N Salt would be a no brainer for me. K390 obviously. And ZDP-189 would be a must have as well (if you do ZDP run it hard like the ZDP Mule! 66hrc please :D )
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Re: Police 4 lightweight

Postby sal » Tue May 21, 2019 12:17 pm

Hi Mac,

The Province is getting closer. More involved than it might seem.

On the LC200N, anything is possible.

salt :p

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Re: Police 4 lightweight

Postby MacLaren » Tue May 21, 2019 2:07 pm

sal wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 12:17 pm
Hi Mac,

The Province is getting closer. More involved than it might seem.

On the LC200N, anything is possible.

salt :p
Awesome. Thanx Sal :)


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