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Endela Hawk?

Postby Catamount123 » Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:08 am

I’m thinking the Endela handle would be a great platform for a new Spyder hawkbill (FFG please). What say yee?

VG10 is fine with me, to start. Then the LC200N Salt version, of course ;)
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Re: Endela Hawk?

Postby curlyhairedboy » Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:16 am

I can't wait to handle an endela one of these days
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Re: Endela Hawk?

Postby JD Spydo » Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:28 am

Not a bad idea at all. That might even be near perfect in some respects because it would be in the size range of the SUPERHAWK which unfortunately I thought was the best constructed Hawkbill they ever had but didn't give that model any teeth.

Yeah this might be another way to get more people to try out a Hawkbill >> with teeth of course.

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Re: Endela Hawk?

Postby legOFwhat? » Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:37 am

JD Spydo wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:28 am
Not a bad idea at all. That might even be near perfect in some respects because it would be in the size range of the SUPERHAWK which unfortunately I thought was the best constructed Hawkbill they ever had but didn't give that model any teeth.

Yeah this might be another way to get more people to try out a Hawkbill >> with teeth of course.
This! I'd take VG-10 as well.
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Re: Endela Hawk?

Postby JD Spydo » Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:44 am

legOFwhat? wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:37 am
JD Spydo wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:28 am
Not a bad idea at all. That might even be near perfect in some respects because it would be in the size range of the SUPERHAWK which unfortunately I thought was the best constructed Hawkbill they ever had but didn't give that model any teeth.

Yeah this might be another way to get more people to try out a Hawkbill >> with teeth of course.
This! I'd take VG-10 as well.
OH sure VG-10 makes a great SE blade steel in Hawkbills>> Reverse S blades too do reasonably well in VG-10. I still love my older Matriarch which was one of the first batches in VG-10.

When it comes to Hawkbills I've yet to see a VG-10, SE Hawkbill ever chip or have any noticeable problems.

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Re: Endela Hawk?

Postby legOFwhat? » Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:59 am

JD Spydo wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:44 am
OH sure VG-10 makes a great SE blade steel in Hawkbills>> Reverse S blades too do reasonably well in VG-10. I still love my older Matriarch which was one of the first batches in VG-10.

When it comes to Hawkbills I've yet to see a VG-10, SE Hawkbill ever chip or have any noticeable problems.
I've only tried SE in H1 and AUS-8 and not had any issues yet. If there could be any improvement (not that there is any problems) on my Spyderhawk I'd love to try it. A 5+ inch blade would be cool too.
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Re: Endela Hawk?

Postby spyderwolf » Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:05 am

Yes.And we need more colors,also.A hawkbill Endela in the denim blue of the Delica Kahr would be awesome.
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Re: Endela Hawk?

Postby VashHash » Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:28 am

JD Spydo wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:28 am
Not a bad idea at all. That might even be near perfect in some respects because it would be in the size range of the SUPERHAWK which unfortunately I thought was the best constructed Hawkbill they ever had but didn't give that model any teeth.

Yeah this might be another way to get more people to try out a Hawkbill >> with teeth of course.
I wish it had been offered without a choil and with a PE and SE option. I still have mine and use it occasionally.


As for the endela hawk I'd be up for one. Especially if it would fit a signet ring so I can make my own version of a karahawk.

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Re: Endela Hawk?

Postby wrdwrght » Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:53 am

So, if a Salt, something between the Tasman and SpyderHawk? I happen to have them and will stand pat, even though I see the Goldilocksian appeal of an Endela Hawk.
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Re: Endela Hawk?

Postby JD Spydo » Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:00 am

VashHash wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:28 am
JD Spydo wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:28 am
Not a bad idea at all. That might even be near perfect in some respects because it would be in the size range of the SUPERHAWK which unfortunately I thought was the best constructed Hawkbill they ever had but didn't give that model any teeth.

Yeah this might be another way to get more people to try out a Hawkbill >> with teeth of course.
I wish it had been offered without a choil and with a PE and SE option. I still have mine and use it occasionally.


As for the endela hawk I'd be up for one. Especially if it would fit a signet ring so I can make my own version of a karahawk.
Had that SUPERHAWK been offered in Spyderedge I do firmly believe we would still have that model in the main Spyderco line up today. Seriously people most collectors and users that I know strictly buy PE Hawkbills as a collector piece. When people want a Hawkbill for hard use they always get a serrated version. I'm willing to bet if they would have introduced the SUPERHAWK in SE it would have been far preferred even over the Harpy which is arguably Spyderco's most popular and best selling Hawkbill since their inception. And I bet that at least 98% of all the Harpy models ever made were Spyderedged units. Case Closed ;)

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Re: Endela Hawk?

Postby Wartstein » Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:11 am

Any functional blade (keep it 3mm stock VG 10, make it SE ) in an Endela handle would be great imho, for it (the handle) has such perfect ergos... for me at least.
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Re: Endela Hawk?

Postby VashHash » Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:22 am

JD Spydo wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:00 am
VashHash wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:28 am
JD Spydo wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:28 am
Not a bad idea at all. That might even be near perfect in some respects because it would be in the size range of the SUPERHAWK which unfortunately I thought was the best constructed Hawkbill they ever had but didn't give that model any teeth.

Yeah this might be another way to get more people to try out a Hawkbill >> with teeth of course.
I wish it had been offered without a choil and with a PE and SE option. I still have mine and use it occasionally.


As for the endela hawk I'd be up for one. Especially if it would fit a signet ring so I can make my own version of a karahawk.
Had that SUPERHAWK been offered in Spyderedge I do firmly believe we would still have that model in the main Spyderco line up today. Seriously people most collectors and users that I know strictly buy PE Hawkbills as a collector piece. When people want a Hawkbill for hard use they always get a serrated version. I'm willing to bet if they would have introduced the SUPERHAWK in SE it would have been far preferred even over the Harpy which is arguably Spyderco's most popular and best selling Hawkbill since their inception. And I bet that at least 98% of all the Harpy models ever made were Spyderedged units. Case Closed ;)
I don't know if it would still be in production but I'd definitely have bought 2. I think it was and always will be niche but it's my niche.


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