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White Handle

Postby daddyflea » Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:32 pm

Curious why all the Spyderco blades have a set color. If I can I always buy a new Knife with a Slick white handle. This makes the blood easy to wash off and the knife easy to see if its dropped.

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Re: White Handle

Postby sal » Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:58 pm

Hi Daddyflea,

Welcome to our forum.

We generally use set colors for certain steels to distinguish them by the steel. We haven't done many with white handles. We did a NASA display model years ago with a white handle for an artist. We currently have an Ivory handle on the straight spine stretch, which is more of a test.

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Re: White Handle

Postby Larry_Mott » Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:53 pm

sal wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:58 pm
Hi Daddyflea,

Welcome to our forum.

We generally use set colors for certain steels to distinguish them by the steel. We haven't done many with white handles. We did a NASA display model years ago with a white handle for an artist. We currently have an Ivory handle on the straight spine stretch, which is more of a test.

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What is a test, the handle color or the "PM2 blade"? :)
IMO, the blade takes away the character of the Stretch, but i will add until actually trying one that it's visually.
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Re: White Handle

Postby Jazz » Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:52 pm

I’d like some white FRN.
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Re: White Handle

Postby Sumdumguy » Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:58 pm

I've been crying for white G10 forever!
One of these days I'll get one...

I'm going to have to check out the Stretch's Ivory.

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Re: White Handle

Postby daddyflea » Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:39 pm

sal wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:58 pm
Hi Daddyflea,

Welcome to our forum.

We generally use set colors for certain steels to distinguish them by the steel. We haven't done many with white handles. We did a NASA display model years ago with a white handle for an artist. We currently have an Ivory handle on the straight spine stretch, which is more of a test.

sal
Interesting my latest Spyderco is Blue maybe a list?

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Re: White Handle

Postby sal » Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:42 pm

Hi Larry,

We're testing the blade shape. The color just to make it different. I think the blade shape thing is more of an "eye" thing than a "function" thing. Maybe we'll learn something.

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Re: White Handle

Postby steelcity16 » Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:35 pm

Jazz wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:52 pm

I’d like some white FRN.

Yes please!!
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Re: White Handle

Postby Doc Dan » Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:27 pm

To me, on my iPad the straight spine Stretch looks tan.
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Re: White Handle

Postby Bloke » Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:55 pm

I like white scales. :)
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Re: White Handle

Postby Ric » Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:31 am

The light grey scales of my cruwear Para 3 got dirty after 2 days of carry.
A white one will be worse.

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Re: White Handle

Postby DutchBlades » Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:44 am

It's difficult to prevent color bleeding into white FRN when molding and getting a pure white blend in the first place (same goes for G10). It'll discolor easily due to anything from UV, grease, and skin oils, to the dye in your jeans, and dirt from use.

Sure, it looks nice and I agree it does (I like my white FRN Dragonfly and Delica a lot).
But Spyderco is about functionality before the pretty-factor.
A better option would be white or ivory micarta; which I'd definitely prefer above FRN and G10, is more durable, and doesn't pick up color as easily.
(probably won't happen anytime soon on larger models due to the current lightweight trend though)
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Re: White Handle

Postby Larry_Mott » Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:13 am

sal wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:42 pm
Hi Larry,

We're testing the blade shape. The color just to make it different. I think the blade shape thing is more of an "eye" thing than a "function" thing. Maybe we'll learn something.

sal
Yes, i suppose it would be a "Pepsi challenge" to distinguish it from the old Stretch cutting something in the dark.
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Re: White Handle

Postby u.w. » Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:05 am

Bloke wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:55 pm
I like white scales. :)

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u.w. :)

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Re: White Handle

Postby Larry_Mott » Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:20 am

You're a punny man u.w.! :)
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Re: White Handle

Postby Bloke » Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:39 am

u.w. wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:05 am
Bloke wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:55 pm
I like white scales. :)
u.w. :)
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Re: White Handle

Postby Jazz » Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:16 am

I use yellow all the time. What’s the difference? If it gets dirty, you take a toothbrush to it. FRN is easier to keep clean than G10.
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Re: White Handle

Postby jacala » Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:43 am

White handles for "safe queens" and brown handles for "users".

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Re: White Handle

Postby Sumdumguy » Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:13 am

jacala wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:43 am
White handles for "safe queens" and brown handles for "users".
I prefer white handled users, turning brown from use. ;)

Then you clean them and repeat the process.

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Re: White Handle

Postby soundshaman » Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:51 am

Sumdumguy wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:13 am
jacala wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:43 am
White handles for "safe queens" and brown handles for "users".
I prefer white handled users, turning brown from use. ;)

Then you clean them and repeat the process.
I also enjoy the dirty handle look on my light grey Para 3 Cruwear. I'll love to have a white handled Spydie.


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