Rusty Waterway - Your Thoughts

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Would you like a Tool Steel version of the Waterway?

CPM M4 - Jade G10 Scales
4
6%
CPM 3V - Red G10 Scales
2
3%
CPM 4V - Dark Green G10 Scales
7
11%
CPM REX 45 - Burnt Orange Scales
11
17%
CPM CRU-WEAR - Powder Blue Scales
8
12%
Negative
33
51%
Other
0
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Rusty Waterway - Your Thoughts

Postby Bloke » Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:53 am

I think the Waterway is a very versatile, practical and definitely a corrosion resistance knife which got me to thinking what would it be like if it wasn’t so corrosion resistant?

I’d welcome a tool steel version of the Waterway and would be interested in hearing your thoughts. :)
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Re: Rusty Waterway - Your Thoughts

Postby The Deacon » Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:30 am

No thanks, I have no desire for more non-stainless knives. Which is not to say Spyderco should not do it if they think sales would support it. Although, given that the Waterway is a Salt series knife, offering it in a non-stainless steel might lead to confusion. Perhaps the similarly sized and shaped Gayle Bradley Junction, which already uses tool steel, might be a better candidate for one or more of those steels.
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Re: Rusty Waterway - Your Thoughts

Postby Bloke » Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:02 am

The Deacon wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:30 am
No thanks, I have no desire for more non-stainless knives. Which is not to say Spyderco should not do it if they think sales would support it. Although, given that the Waterway is a Salt series knife, offering it in a non-stainless steel might lead to confusion. Perhaps the similarly sized and shaped Gayle Bradley Junction, which already uses tool steel, might be a better candidate for one or more of those steels.
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Yes, I certainly understand how a non stainless Waterway retaining the same name could cause confusion. The Junction would certainly be an alternative but being a discontinued model I doubt we could resurrect it.

The Waterway being a current model and such a versatile design leads me to think a tool steel version may generate some interest, but who knows? Hopefully we’ll get some sound feedback here, one way or the other. :)
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Re: Rusty Waterway - Your Thoughts

Postby Wartstein » Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:22 am

I personally don't need total rustproof steel, so: Yes!! :)

Can't remember, but isn't Rex 45 virtually the same as HAP40? If so, I'd take that (though I am one of those who really like the cladding Spydercos HAP 40 comes in, and REX 45 probably not).

Anyway I think, tool steel makes more sense in fixed blades than in folders (which does not mean that I think folders should not come in tool steels, don't get me wrong!)
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Re: Rusty Waterway - Your Thoughts

Postby Sumdumguy » Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:31 am

No...

Just no...

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Re: Rusty Waterway - Your Thoughts

Postby Wartstein » Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:31 am

I am shocked: This is the first poll I can remember Cruwear does not win so far... :p

(Not bashing the by so many beloved Cruwear here, I have literally no experience with it myself!)
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Re: Rusty Waterway - Your Thoughts

Postby attila » Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:48 am

K490 would be nice
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Re: Rusty Waterway - Your Thoughts

Postby Doc Dan » Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:36 am

I personally don’t like the idea. I like the Waterway as implemented.
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Re: Rusty Waterway - Your Thoughts

Postby Notsurewhy » Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:58 am

Don't think it needs to be done, but I can't argue for fewer variants of a great knife even if the materials would be at odds with it's original purpose. 4v ALL THE THINGS!

Side note: all of those steels are great, so I chose based on color. 😳

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Re: Rusty Waterway - Your Thoughts

Postby JuPaul » Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:27 am

I'd be happy with the current Waterway, but I'd definitely be interested in a tough tool steel version. I voted Cruwear, but any of the options on the list would suit me. I do think a tool steel version should have a different sheath - no taco style (if kydex), no tek lok, lower carry. Maybe leather like the Bow River.
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Re: Rusty Waterway - Your Thoughts

Postby standy99 » Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:37 am

Voted M4
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Re: Rusty Waterway - Your Thoughts

Postby curlyhairedboy » Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:58 am

I'd be down for cruwear, but at the same we'd definitely need a name change, even for a sprint run.

Maybe Dustway?
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Re: Rusty Waterway - Your Thoughts

Postby TomAiello » Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:18 am

I'd be interested in any 4v fixed blade. I think I'd prefer one of the Phil Wilson designs, but I'd buy a waterway too.

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Re: Rusty Waterway - Your Thoughts

Postby DSH007 » Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:57 am

I get the draw.. I think it's a very versatile design that would make a nice platform for [insert your favorite steel]. That said, I think the rustproof aspect of the Waterway is kind of the point. You just can't call a knife made from a steel that will rust at the thought of moisture a "Waterway." I agree that a name-change would be in order.. haha an M4 Water-Away?
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Re: Rusty Waterway - Your Thoughts

Postby Sharp Guy » Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:58 am

You could call it the Rustaway
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Re: Rusty Waterway - Your Thoughts

Postby TomAiello » Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:01 am

You could name it for a different terrain type. For example, a 4v version could be a "woodsway" and an m4 version could be a "desertway" or something along those lines. You could do a "cityway" or "townway", a "bushway"...

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Re: Rusty Waterway - Your Thoughts

Postby DSH007 » Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:05 am

^ good thinking! :)
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Re: Rusty Waterway - Your Thoughts

Postby Liquid Cobra » Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:10 am

Orange g10 please. Keep the steel as is.
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Re: Rusty Waterway - Your Thoughts

Postby A.S.O.K.A » Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:49 am

In all honesty, how could it still be considered a Waterway without the lc200n steel? I think tool steels should be put on another fixed blade design or be called something else if it were to follow the waterway design. I vote for the WOODWAY ;)
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Re: Rusty Waterway - Your Thoughts

Postby JuPaul » Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:00 pm

The WaterlessWay :p
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