Kapara at the Sydney Knife Show

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Kapara at the Sydney Knife Show

Postby Cubane » Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:25 am

I am not sure how many saw the announcement on my Instagram last weekend at the Sydney Knife Show but I thought I would post it here too. I was fortunate enough to be able to acquire a handful of Kaparas to have on my table at the Sydney Knife Show. They must have fallen down the back of the shelves at Spyderco HQ or something but whatever the case was I am super grateful for the Spyderco Crew to find some for me.

While I was there I entered the Kapara in the Best Production Knife category at the show and what do you know it won!!

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As a result of winning, the knife was also photographed by Jim Cooper of SharpByCoop fame. Who flew out to Australia especially for the show. I just got his image so I can share that with you too.

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I also got one of my handmade versions photographed so I thought I would show that off as well since it came out so nice.

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I hope you enjoy looking at the photos as much as I do. Thanks again everyone at Spyderco for doing such a fantastic job with the Kapara.

Alistair

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Re: Kapara at the Sydney Knife Show

Postby Mini2white » Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:37 am

Congratulations. Thank you Alistair for the wonderful photos. I have not been fortunate enough to have purchased a Kapara yet. I was hoping to see one in person first but it seems I will have to just buy one. Your customs are gorgeous and would make a great pair with the factory edition.

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Re: Kapara at the Sydney Knife Show

Postby Dazen » Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:47 am

Congrats on the success of a incredibly designed knife and collaboration with Spyderco. I can’t wait to see your slip joint collaboration come to fruition as well.

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Postby Larry_Mott » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:23 am

Congrats on a well deserved win!
Again, the Kapara and Brouwer were "most memorable Amsterdam knives" to me. I missed the train on the Brouwer but as you know i got a very special Kapara :)
Will get the Brouwer as well eventually.
Keep up the good work, and do take a stroll over to the Amsterdam meet again if you have the opportunity! :)
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Re: Kapara at the Sydney Knife Show

Postby curlyhairedboy » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:01 am

Congrats on the win!!

Also, the custom version looks really good! I would definitely be interested in a production damasteel sprint... ;)

It's a lovely knife, I need to add one to my collection one day.
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Re: Kapara at the Sydney Knife Show

Postby FullFlatMind » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:07 am

Congrats! The Kapara is at the top of my list.

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Postby Michael Janich » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:10 am

Congratulations, Alistair!!! That's awesome!!!!!

We're very proud to have you on the Spyderco team of collaborators!!!

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Postby jdw » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:25 am

Wow. But wow! That is incredible.
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Re: Kapara at the Sydney Knife Show

Postby wrdwrght » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:58 am

Bravo, Alistair! I’m still marveling at what a small knife this big knife is. Spyderco has certainly done you proud.
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Re: Kapara at the Sydney Knife Show

Postby GiftedMisfit » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:58 am

That's awesome, congratulations Alistair. Ever since I bought my Kapara its sky-rocketed to my favourite knife for EDC. I recently ran into a bit of financial trouble with my son needing some surgery. Had to sell the majority of my knives (all spydercos) to help with cost. In fact I only kept 2. My trusty work horse Shaman and my beloved Kapara.

Congrats again.
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Postby murphjd25 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:16 pm

I still don’t know why I sold mine :( Such a great looking knife.
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Postby ZrowsN1s » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:31 pm

Congrats man, great design👍
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Re: Kapara at the Sydney Knife Show

Postby sal » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:47 pm

Congrats Ali. Nicely done. Thanx much for working with us. We finally have the next shipment coming soon.

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Postby Sharp Guy » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:03 pm

Nice job Allstair!!! Kapara is a winner in my book!
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Re: Kapara at the Sydney Knife Show

Postby Bloke » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:25 pm

Congratulations Alistair! :cool:

I was umming and ahhing about going this year, didn’t go and obviously missed out. :rolleyes:
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Re: Kapara at the Sydney Knife Show

Postby GiftedMisfit » Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:10 am

https://www.reliks.com/edc/kapara-knife/

Seems the Kapara is in stock. Sorry didnt know where to put this.
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Re: Kapara at the Sydney Knife Show

Postby JonLeBlanc » Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:29 am

Man that is such a cool design
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Re: Kapara at the Sydney Knife Show

Postby RadioactiveSpyder » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:46 am

A very well deserved congratulations Alistair! Your customs are drool-worthy! :D
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