Damascus Chaparral

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Anyone interested in a Damascus blade Chaparral?

1) Yes
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2) No
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3) Maybe
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Damascus Chaparral

Postby cycleguy » Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:45 pm

Anyone interested in one of these? Yes? No? Maybe? Maybe depending on the particulars - handle material, price, so on...

I voted yes as it probably wouldn't matter to me what the particulars are...

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Re: Damascus Chaparral

Postby The Meat man » Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:48 pm

Damascus or Damasteel?
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Re: Damascus Chaparral

Postby dj moonbat » Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:54 pm

Are we talking Damascus blade, scales, or both?

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Re: Damascus Chaparral

Postby JuPaul » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:04 pm

Damascus blades are beautiful, but I don't buy them because I'd never use them - I'd be too afraid to scratch up that pretty blade!
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Re: Damascus Chaparral

Postby cycleguy » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:45 pm

dj moonbat wrote:Are we talking Damascus blade, scales, or both?
The Meat man wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:48 pm
Damascus or Damasteel?


You get to decide the particulars that influence your response ...

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Re: Damascus Chaparral

Postby knivesandbooks » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:48 pm

Damasteel for sure. Has Spyderco ever even used Damasteel? Seems odd if they haven't. Stonewashed and Polished ti with Damasteel blade would be a win. Or polished black micarta/g10 with Damasteel would also be nice.

Edit: they did use RWL 34 made by Damasteel.
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Re: Damascus Chaparral

Postby TomAiello » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:05 pm

I'd love to see an upscale Damasteel Chap, with some kind of upscale handles.

I'd honestly love to see the Chap sprinted in different steels, but I don't know that it would fit with the intent of the knife. I do know that Sal once said he'd consider sprinting the LW version in different variants, but I'm not sure if we could convince Spyderco to do a LW in Damasteel--that seems kind of contradictory.

Regardless, I've bought every Chap this far, and I plan to continue acquiring each new variant. I really love the ergonomics of the model.

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Re: Damascus Chaparral

Postby steelcity16 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:11 pm

No thanks. Would MUCH rather see multiple variations of the Chap LW Salt (TiCN/Toxic Green, blacked out, PE, SE, etc). These are grail knives for me

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Re: Damascus Chaparral

Postby Doc Dan » Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:54 pm

The idea of the Chaparral is to be a gentleman’s knife platform for different scales. I’d be more interested in a salt version that kept to that idea because it would give me acorrosion resistant knifeand nice scale options.
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Re: Damascus Chaparral

Postby soundshaman » Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:37 am

I think a full damasteel blade and handle would make a crazy looking chapy. Im not sure if I could afford it but depending on how it looks I might be have to save up. :)

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Re: Damascus Chaparral

Postby cycleguy » Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:07 am

TomAiello wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:05 pm
I'd love to see an upscale Damasteel Chap, with some kind of upscale handles.

I'd honestly love to see the Chap sprinted in different steels, but I don't know that it would fit with the intent of the knife. I do know that Sal once said he'd consider sprinting the LW version in different variants, but I'm not sure if we could convince Spyderco to do a LW in Damasteel--that seems kind of contradictory.

Regardless, I've bought every Chap this far, and I plan to continue acquiring each new variant. I really love the ergonomics of the model.
I'm getting hooked on this one too! How many variants to date? (6? = 3 Ti, 1 LW, 1 CF, 1 RN)

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Re: Damascus Chaparral

Postby curlyhairedboy » Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:46 am

I just want to see some more Spyderco Damasteel in a backlock or compression lock. I'm down for this.
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Re: Damascus Chaparral

Postby jabba359 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:53 am

knivesandbooks wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:48 pm
Damasteel for sure. Has Spyderco ever even used Damasteel? Seems odd if they haven't. Stonewashed and Polished ti with Damasteel blade would be a win. Or polished black micarta/g10 with Damasteel would also be nice.

Edit: they did use RWL 34 made by Damasteel.
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Re: Damascus Chaparral

Postby curlyhairedboy » Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:06 am

As far as I know the 40th anniversary native is the only one to use Damasteel. I'm really itching for some larger production models in the steel.
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Re: Damascus Chaparral

Postby ZrowsN1s » Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:59 am

This thread needs a picture :D I would very much like a Chaparral like this.

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knivesandbooks wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:48 pm

Damasteel for sure. Has Spyderco ever even used Damasteel? Seems odd if they haven't. Stonewashed and Polished ti with Damasteel blade would be a win. Or polished black micarta/g10 with Damasteel would also be nice.

Edit: they did use RWL 34 made by Damasteel.
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Re: Damascus Chaparral

Postby jabba359 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:05 pm

curlyhairedboy wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:06 am
As far as I know the 40th anniversary native is the only one to use Damasteel. I'm really itching for some larger production models in the steel.
Just to be clear, Damasteel (the company) makes both Damascus pattern steel and regular, non-patterned steel. So Damasteel (as a brand) has been used in three Spyderco knives, though only one of those was a Damascus pattern steel:

1. RWL34 Mule (non Damascus)
2. Lil' Nilakka (also uses RWL34, so not a Damascus pattern)
3. 40th Anniversary Native (uses Thor patterned Damascus steel)

Personally, I'd like to see Spyderco use something closer to the Ladder or Rose patterns.
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Re: Damascus Chaparral

Postby Halfneck » Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:14 pm

I voted "Maybe".

99% of the time I don't go in for Damascus blades. Significant increase in cost, with no increase in performance. Looks pretty, but then I am doubly nervous about using it due to the price & not wanting to mess up the precious.

But they are tempting & nice to look at.

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