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Re: Sun and Moon Chaparall :O !!!

Postby ABX2011 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:07 am

Wartstein wrote:
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And I think wirh the grey FRN and the CF there are already two versions many people should be (more than) ok with designwise.
What if Spyderco were to produce a different style and color weave for the CF version? That one has been around a long time.

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Re: Sun and Moon Chaparall :O !!!

Postby Doc Dan » Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:31 am

Different carbon fiber weave was all the rage a few years ago. There was lightning strike, red or blue thread, and the like. It seems to not be in fashion, now, for some reason, as it really looks good.

I would rather have polished G10 or micarta, with G10 bolsters in a different color. Bone, done right, would be cool, too. Bone would need to be stabilized in some fashion, I would think, in order to make it thin enough.
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Re: Sun and Moon Chaparall :O !!!

Postby ABX2011 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:49 am

How about honeycomb C-Tek?

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Re: Sun and Moon Chaparall :O !!!

Postby jdw » Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:01 am

I really like the new design, especially coming out of Taichung. It's a nod to multiple Asian religions and balance in general. I think that it is very cool and very graceful.
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Re: Sun and Moon Chaparall :O !!!

Postby sal » Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:03 am

Hi ABX,

We looked into that and felt it was quite expensive at the time. We can look into it again. It does make an awesome handle material.

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Re: Sun and Moon Chaparall :O !!!

Postby RadioactiveSpyder » Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:40 am

ABX2011 wrote:
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How about honeycomb C-Tek?
I showed Sal my Ctek Chap a few years back (the blue G10/black Ctek one on the previous pages) at the Oregon Knife Show. He really liked it since he has a thing for beekeeping. When they tried to source the material, it was too expensive, that’s why they chose the Raffir Noble material. So you can say I’m to blame for that...

I’ll mention again that at this year’s show, there were a half dozen Chaps with several types of handle scales (composite woods, etc.), so I think they’re definitely interested in running the model in the future with some really cool looking materials! Cheers, Radioactive
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Re: Sun and Moon Chaparall :O !!!

Postby Spydergirl88 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:07 am

Not a big fan of the chap but c-tek or brass/stainless steel/copper would change my mind
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Re: Sun and Moon Chaparall :O !!!

Postby steelcity16 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:12 am

Spydergirl88 wrote:
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Not a big fan of the chap but c-tek or brass/stainless steel/copper would change my mind

I like the sound of copper or brass!
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Re: Sun and Moon Chaparall :O !!!

Postby RadioactiveSpyder » Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:54 am

Copper and brass scales will make the Chap too heavy IMHO, not in keeping with the lightness of carry the lil guys. Just my two cents... :)

I recommend anyone looking for a metal Chap, try to find the stealth Ti model. Another run with a cool Ti design would be amazing.
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Re: Sun and Moon Chaparall :O !!!

Postby Spydergirl88 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:57 am

What if the copper or brass scale was thin and the liner was thicker? Still too heavy?
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Re: Sun and Moon Chaparall :O !!!

Postby RadioactiveSpyder » Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:01 am

Spydergirl88 wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:57 am
What if the copper or brass scale was thin and the liner was thicker? Still too heavy?
Hi SG88, I think any combo of SS liners and brass/copper scales will tip the scales unfavorably. That’s the beauty of Ti - no liners! :D
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Re: Sun and Moon Chaparall :O !!!

Postby Spydergirl88 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:04 am

Alright then :(
CTek it is!
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Re: Sun and Moon Chaparall :O !!!

Postby steelcity16 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:14 am

Spydergirl88 wrote:
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Alright then :(
CTek it is!

Nah, I've never seen Sal say that the Chap had to weigh under a certain amount. Copper and Brass would be amazing! Keep the faith! :D
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Re: Sun and Moon Chaparall :O !!!

Postby ABX2011 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:09 am

Doc Dan wrote:
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I would rather have polished G10 or micarta, with G10 bolsters in a different color. Bone, done right, would be cool, too. Bone would need to be stabilized in some fashion, I would think, in order to make it thin enough.
That sounds good too.
There's a product I saw on a knife recenty - carbon fiber shred with copper bits mixed in. Looks cool without the weight of copper.

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Re: Sun and Moon Chaparall :O !!!

Postby RadioactiveSpyder » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:36 am

ABX2011 wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:09 am
That sounds good too.
There's a product I saw on a knife recenty - carbon fiber shred with copper bits mixed in. Looks cool without the weight of copper.
I’d definitely be into the copper shred CF!! I never said Sal wouldn’t run a heavy Chap, I just said it doesn’t seem in keeping with its lightweight character.
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Re: Sun and Moon Chaparall :O !!!

Postby bearfacedkiller » Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:39 am

There was a prototype chap in bronze (or maybe it was brass?) but it never came to fruition and if I remember correctly the reason was cost and not weight.

The Chap is so small/thin and the scales are so thin that I do not see one with brass scales being too heavy. Certainly not as heavy as many of the ti framelocks we carry.
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Re: Sun and Moon Chaparall :O !!!

Postby Doc Dan » Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:31 pm

I would not buy copper or brass. The upkeep is too much for too little return and they make for a heavy knife. CTek is great stuff. Pine Cone, Corn Cob, and etc. make for extraordinary looking knives. Stag is nice and so is bone, but are heavy and might have to be stabilized (I think) in order to be cut so thin, but look really great. Case does beautiful bone. Perhaps old worn dark red bone, or chestnut bone?
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Re: Sun and Moon Chaparall :O !!!

Postby Unadan » Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:02 pm

Anyone have any idea of pricing for the sun/moon version - more than regular CF Chaparral?

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Re: Sun and Moon Chaparall :O !!!

Postby Wartstein » Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:53 am

The recent thread about a damascus Chap (not really for me), reminded me of that "sun and moon" G10 version...

Man, I so hope we'll see this in the next reveal... :rolleyes:
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Re: Sun and Moon Chaparall :O !!!

Postby buckleys » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:36 pm

Sold my regular FRN chapparal a while back, itching to get one of these. Wish they woulda had one with both sides with the white/red G10, that would look cool.


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