Behold! The elusive "Dodofly"!

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Behold! The elusive "Dodofly"!

Postby steelcity16 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:41 am

2019 needs to be the year of the "Dodofly"!! In keeping with the Dragonfly being an amazing platform for new blade shapes, I present to you, the "Dodofly"! :D This amazingly versatile little guy can rip through boxes, clamshell packaging, and fish and game bellies with ease, then turn around and chop up some carrots to go with your rabbit stew!

I would love to see this in both PE and SE H1 Salt versions!

Edit: I would also add Jester-like Jimping to the front-top of the spine for added traction.

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Re: Behold! The elusive "Dodofly"!

Postby ladybug93 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:17 am

yes. spyderco, i’ll be one of the first backers on kickstarter if that’s what it takes.

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Re: Behold! The elusive "Dodofly"!

Postby bearfacedkiller » Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:35 am

I would rather see it look more like the Lil’ Matriarch blade.

I love my Lil’ Matriarch and couldn’t ever learn to love my Dodo.
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Re: Behold! The elusive "Dodofly"!

Postby SF Native » Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:52 am

Dr. Moreau, you are messing with very nature of life itself. It’s an abomination! Send it back to your island.

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Re: Behold! The elusive "Dodofly"!

Postby steelcity16 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:11 am

bearfacedkiller wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:35 am
I would rather see it look more like the Lil’ Matriarch blade.

I love my Lil’ Matriarch and couldn’t ever learn to love my Dodo.

See my other thread on the Reverse S Dragonfly. Lol. Looks more like that and is based on the old reverse S Meerkats.
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Re: Behold! The elusive "Dodofly"!

Postby steelcity16 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:17 pm

SF Native wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:52 am

Dr. Moreau, you are messing with very nature of life itself. It’s an abomination! Send it back to your island.

I can't help myself! And if I am being honest, I would add the Jester's forward spine Jimping to the top this as well! That would be one beautiful abomination! :D
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Re: Behold! The elusive "Dodofly"!

Postby JD Spydo » Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:57 pm

Hey "Steelcity" that's a really cool idea you've got there. But I have two minor objections but I'm sure those can be worked out. First off I would not want that type of a blade with an FRN handle. I think it should be in the same league as the original Dodo and should have a really good CPM blade steel like S90V, S110V, M-4 or whatever you all might think would be good. As far as a handle goes I don't see how you can go wrong with a G-10 handle like the original Dodo had. Although I wouldn't be opposed to a Carbon Fiber handle either. I've found that knives with smaller blades do better with a high quality handle that is really grippy.

Second I would also like to stay with the Ball Bearing Lock. That Dodo model in my opinion was just made for that locking system. I've learned to one hand all my Dodo models over the years and this one shouldn't be any different. But overall I think you've got a great idea and I'm in all the way.

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Re: Behold! The elusive "Dodofly"!

Postby Ngati Pom » Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:13 pm

Yes, please. Do you see the blade as having the same length as the “dragon hawk”?
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Re: Behold! The elusive "Dodofly"!

Postby ZrowsN1s » Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:21 pm

I'd take one of these in g-10, and a ffg Matriarch Fly in FRN.
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Re: Behold! The elusive "Dodofly"!

Postby ladybug93 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:26 pm

JD Spydo wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:57 pm
Hey "Steelcity" that's a really cool idea you've got there. But I have two minor objections but I'm sure those can be worked out. First off I would not want that type of a blade with an FRN handle. I think it should be in the same league as the original Dodo and should have a really good CPM blade steel like S90V, S110V, M-4 or whatever you all might think would be good. As far as a handle goes I don't see how you can go wrong with a G-10 handle like the original Dodo had. Although I wouldn't be opposed to a Carbon Fiber handle either. I've found that knives with smaller blades do better with a high quality handle that is really grippy.

Second I would also like to stay with the Ball Bearing Lock. That Dodo model in my opinion was just made for that locking system. I've learned to one hand all my Dodo models over the years and this one shouldn't be any different. But overall I think you've got a great idea and I'm in all the way.
do you not find spyderco's frn to be high quality and grippy? i think it's more grippy than g10 and the quality is just fine. i prefer the looks of g10, but it's hard to be mad about the frn in my experience.

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Re: Behold! The elusive "Dodofly"!

Postby Robbob » Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:06 pm

steelcity16 wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:41 am
2019 needs to be the year of the "Dodofly"!! In keeping with the Dragonfly being an amazing platform for new blade shapes, I present to you, the "Dodofly"! :D This amazingly versatile little guy can rip through boxes, clamshell packaging, and fish and game bellies with ease, then turn around and chop up some carrots to go with your rabbit stew!

I would love to see this in both PE and SE H1 Salt versions!

Edit: I would also add Jester-like Jimping to the front-top of the spine for added traction.

option a

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option b (elongated blade)

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That is strangely appealing to me. I'd buy one, especially in that color.

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Re: Behold! The elusive "Dodofly"!

Postby Tims » Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:18 pm

Great idea, would be a great little drop in the pocket utility blade.
Would only be interested in frn and PE. I can’t see the use in SE for a blade this size that is essentially 2 big serrations anyway.
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Re: Behold! The elusive "Dodofly"!

Postby araneae » Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:18 pm

But will it fit in the handle?
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Re: Behold! The elusive "Dodofly"!

Postby steelcity16 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:33 pm

araneae wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:18 pm

But will it fit in the handle?

I am sure they would have no problem making a Dodo shaped head that fits as well as or better than the hawkbill Dragonfly.
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Re: Behold! The elusive "Dodofly"!

Postby ladybug93 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:48 pm

man, i was definitely set for dragonflies, but i actually really want this knife, especially if it was in h1. i don’t even care what color scales it has.

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Re: Behold! The elusive "Dodofly"!

Postby Doc Dan » Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:15 pm

ladybug93 wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:26 pm
JD Spydo wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:57 pm
Hey "Steelcity" that's a really cool idea you've got there. But I have two minor objections but I'm sure those can be worked out. First off I would not want that type of a blade with an FRN handle. I think it should be in the same league as the original Dodo and should have a really good CPM blade steel like S90V, S110V, M-4 or whatever you all might think would be good. As far as a handle goes I don't see how you can go wrong with a G-10 handle like the original Dodo had. Although I wouldn't be opposed to a Carbon Fiber handle either. I've found that knives with smaller blades do better with a high quality handle that is really grippy.

Second I would also like to stay with the Ball Bearing Lock. That Dodo model in my opinion was just made for that locking system. I've learned to one hand all my Dodo models over the years and this one shouldn't be any different. But overall I think you've got a great idea and I'm in all the way.
do you not find spyderco's frn to be high quality and grippy? i think it's more grippy than g10 and the quality is just fine. i prefer the looks of g10, but it's hard to be mad about the frn in my experience.
I agree. The FRN is more "grippy" and I prefer it to G10 many times for that very reason.
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Re: Behold! The elusive "Dodofly"!

Postby steelcity16 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:42 pm

Doc Dan wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:15 pm
ladybug93 wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:26 pm
JD Spydo wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:57 pm
Hey "Steelcity" that's a really cool idea you've got there. But I have two minor objections but I'm sure those can be worked out. First off I would not want that type of a blade with an FRN handle. I think it should be in the same league as the original Dodo and should have a really good CPM blade steel like S90V, S110V, M-4 or whatever you all might think would be good. As far as a handle goes I don't see how you can go wrong with a G-10 handle like the original Dodo had. Although I wouldn't be opposed to a Carbon Fiber handle either. I've found that knives with smaller blades do better with a high quality handle that is really grippy.

Second I would also like to stay with the Ball Bearing Lock. That Dodo model in my opinion was just made for that locking system. I've learned to one hand all my Dodo models over the years and this one shouldn't be any different. But overall I think you've got a great idea and I'm in all the way.
do you not find spyderco's frn to be high quality and grippy? i think it's more grippy than g10 and the quality is just fine. i prefer the looks of g10, but it's hard to be mad about the frn in my experience.
I agree. The FRN is more "grippy" and I prefer it to G10 many times for that very reason.

Agreed! I am ALL about texture and grip and FRN provides the best! And its light weight, takes less damage from drops, keys, etc. and its a lot cheaper, especially when coming out of Japan. At one point my Spyderco collection was largely G10 models. It currently sits at 14 to 1 FRN to G10! :D
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Re: Behold! The elusive "Dodofly"!

Postby steelcity16 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:06 pm

Ngati Pom wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:13 pm
Yes, please. Do you see the blade as having the same length as the “dragon hawk”?

Yes, I would think that a straight line from the tip of the blade to the end of the choil would be the same as the Hawkbill Dragonfly in order to fit ideally in the handle while maximizing blade length.
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Re: Behold! The elusive "Dodofly"!

Postby steelcity16 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:09 pm

ladybug93 wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:48 pm

man, i was definitely set for dragonflies, but i actually really want this knife, especially if it was in h1. i don’t even care what color scales it has.

I know. I really feel like this would be the most versatile Dragonfly blade shape. This really needs to happen.
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Re: Behold! The elusive "Dodofly"!

Postby steelcity16 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:45 am

The renewed interest in the Cricket is making me really want a Dodofly and a Reverse S Dragonfly. I really think both of these would do quite well. The Dragonfly is super popular right now with the recent Wharnie and Teal S30V releases.
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