Taichung Mid Backlocks

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Are you interested in more Taichung-made mid backlock spydies?

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Taichung Mid Backlocks

Postby Spydergirl88 » Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:22 pm

A lot of us missed out on the Sage 4. But why no more Taichung backlocks (besides the Chap)? A Taichung backlock with s30v and g10 seems like it would be cheaper than a Seki backlock with vg10 and g10 or am I wrong? Is Spyderco not making more backlocks in Taichung out of respect to Seki/Moki?
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Re: Taichung Mid Backlocks

Postby Doc Dan » Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:21 pm

You are speaking my language now. I’m all for more back locks in general and Taichung back locks in particular. Also I’d like to see more Golden back lock offerings.

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Re: Taichung Mid Backlocks

Postby Enactive » Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:31 pm

Yes and yes.

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Re: Taichung Mid Backlocks

Postby Sharp Guy » Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:10 am

I don't know that I necessarily need another back lock from Taichung but I'd certainly consider it if they made another that suits me. It's funny, when I got back into knives a few years ago I wasn't interested in back locks because that's all I ever carried when I was younger. I was enjoying all these great new (to me) locking mechanisms. I still really like those other locks but I think I now have more back locks than anything. Tried and true for sure.
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Re: Taichung Mid Backlocks

Postby Tims » Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:55 am

Big yes from me!

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Re: Taichung Mid Backlocks

Postby The Deacon » Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:18 am

I'd love to see a larger version of the Chaparral, a re-issue of the Sage 4 with scales like the Sage 1 or Zulu, and a Spyderco branded and Spyderhole equipped version of the Byrd Harrier with a 2mm thick blade like the Chaparral's.
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Re: Taichung Mid Backlocks

Postby bearfacedkiller » Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:19 am

Sage4 sprint run!!!!

The Taichung backlocks with their internal stop pin are brilliant.
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Re: Taichung Mid Backlocks

Postby Pelagic » Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:54 am

I like essentially any and all back locks.
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Re: Taichung Mid Backlocks

Postby wrdwrght » Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:08 am

My Sage4’s lock is generally well executed, but a little too stiff for my liking.

If other Sage4s are the same, I’d wonder whether this stiffness is intentional and might carry over into other Taichung models. If so, I’d think twice about buying them.

However, my two Chaps are just right, but they are daintier...

So, I voted yes, but provisionally...
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Re: Taichung Mid Backlocks

Postby Wartstein » Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:24 am

Totally I´d like to see more backlocks, and even more so with a perfect,no play lock like the Chaparral has.
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Re: Taichung Mid Backlocks

Postby Filoso- » Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:35 am

+1 for a Sage 4 sprint run!

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Re: Taichung Mid Backlocks

Postby knivesandbooks » Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:48 am

Sage 4 sprint run with some of that new fat carbon fiber or lightning strike carbon fiber would be sick. Or burlap micarta. Or desert ironwood. Choices are endless.

Either way, big fan of backlocks. It is my preferred lock. I'm really not pro Taichung comp locks. They don't seem to work as well on the examples i have and have had.
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Re: Taichung Mid Backlocks

Postby curlyhairedboy » Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:57 pm

I'm down for more Golden backlocks!
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Re: Taichung Mid Backlocks

Postby SF Native » Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:15 pm

I still want a k390 rookie.
But as back locks go, there are the (mostly) frn models (delica, endurance, etc). We got the chaparrals, natives, Police, and chinook. And a kopa ready for modification.
Not a lot of the collaborations have been lock back (except chinook). Any others? Persian I guess. Love that knife. We need more like that.
Think about a slysz bowie lock back. Or something similar. Bradley Air would be a perfect lock back.

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Re: Taichung Mid Backlocks

Postby Mushroom » Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:18 pm

SF Native wrote:
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I still want a k390 rookie.
Same here!
Though, I think if this were to happen it would be made in Japan. :spyder:
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Re: Taichung Mid Backlocks

Postby SpyderEdgeForever » Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:16 pm

Yes very much. With FRN and new stainless alloys.

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Re: Taichung Mid Backlocks

Postby Pancake » Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:16 pm

We need this thing.
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Caribbean mid-backlock. Like the only thing keeping me away from buying it are reports of kinda weak detent. With backlock, no detent to worry about.

Yes I would like to see more Taichung backlock.....but not the funny puny knives like Sage. Give me someting with 3,5 - 4 inch blade and then we are talking.
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Re: Taichung Mid Backlocks

Postby rabbitanarchy14 » Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:33 pm

No too the whole thing. Hate backlocks with a deep passion. I think it's funny that most of the forum loves backlocks but when I talk to friends and colleages most prefer liner lock or to try something new.
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Re: Taichung Mid Backlocks

Postby Hobnob » Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:40 pm

More back locks across the board. It is what I carry daily (Native,Delica). Being a lefty, I'm not a fan of the other locks.

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Re: Taichung Mid Backlocks

Postby Wartstein » Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:36 am

Pancake wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:16 pm
We need this thing.
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Caribbean mid-backlock. ....
Would be great! Then I'd buy one...
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