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Kapara CQI

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:12 pm
by neuronic
So the Kapara even got better:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xECQ1_ySisM

This raises questions:

- which serials will have the upgraded version?
- can we hope for pivot bushings on other knives, too?
- when we gonna see the overdue LC200 Kapara?

:rolleyes:

Re: Kapara CQI

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:28 pm
by aaronkb
I decided I finally want one and messaged DLT on Instagram to ask how to make sure it’s the updated version... they told me they don’t have any of the pre-CQI Kapara in stock so it’s a guarantee. Maybe that’s the same for other retailers, dunno, but DLT is definitely a safe source for it.

Re: Kapara CQI

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:35 pm
by Larry_Mott
aaronkb wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:28 pm
I decided I finally want one and messaged DLT on Instagram to ask how to make sure it’s the updated version... they told me they don’t have any of they’re-CQI Kapara in stock so it’s a guarantee. Maybe that’s the same for other retailers, dunno, but DLT is definitely a safe source for it.
The Kapara sold out quickly globally so I'd say the chances of getting a pre- CQI one new from a dealer is somewhere between extremely unlikely to non existing.

Re: Kapara CQI

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:53 pm
by Kleon
My first run Kapara was exceptional - no observed issues whatsoever just had to adjust for the sharpened edge length difference between that and my PM2 for closing without giving myself small cuts on my index finger lol...

What were the issues requiring change?

Re: Kapara CQI

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:06 pm
by aaronkb
Typo/autocorrect changed the meaning of my comment - was trying to say they don’t have any of the PRE-CQI in stock... just in case I confused anyone. Don’t wanna spread misinformation.

Good to know that’s probably the case everywhere!

Re: Kapara CQI

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:19 pm
by rivy
Larry_Mott wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:35 pm
aaronkb wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:28 pm
I decided I finally want one and messaged DLT on Instagram to ask how to make sure it’s the updated version... they told me they don’t have any of they’re-CQI Kapara in stock so it’s a guarantee. Maybe that’s the same for other retailers, dunno, but DLT is definitely a safe source for it.
The Kapara sold out quickly globally so I'd say the chances of getting a pre- CQI one new from a dealer is somewhere between extremely unlikely to non existing.
Yep. This.

I would love to see an LC200N Kapara though!

Re: Kapara CQI

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:36 pm
by DukeNiemand
rivy wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:19 pm
Larry_Mott wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:35 pm
aaronkb wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:28 pm
I decided I finally want one and messaged DLT on Instagram to ask how to make sure it’s the updated version... they told me they don’t have any of they’re-CQI Kapara in stock so it’s a guarantee. Maybe that’s the same for other retailers, dunno, but DLT is definitely a safe source for it.
The Kapara sold out quickly globally so I'd say the chances of getting a pre- CQI one new from a dealer is somewhere between extremely unlikely to non existing.
Yep. This.

I would love to see an LC200N Kapara though!
I'll third that. Kapara Salt please!! LC200N is the perfect match for a food-prep oriented knife.

Re: Kapara CQI

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:47 pm
by SteveMidwest
All of the boxes have a date code printed on them. The first run, has a date code of 'JR' on it, which is Oct. 2018. This latest run, CQI, has a date code of 'HS' on it (Aug. 2019). There may have been a run in between those two, but I don't think so, and it would not have been a CQI version. ;)

What everyone else here has said, has to be the case. These flat sold out, on the first run. As I bought one of the very last ones of the first run, and also a second one, later, from this CQI run. On Sept. 10th 2019.

Re: Kapara CQI

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:21 pm
by JuPaul
DukeNiemand wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:36 pm
rivy wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:19 pm
Larry_Mott wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:35 pm
aaronkb wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:28 pm
I decided I finally want one and messaged DLT on Instagram to ask how to make sure it’s the updated version... they told me they don’t have any of they’re-CQI Kapara in stock so it’s a guarantee. Maybe that’s the same for other retailers, dunno, but DLT is definitely a safe source for it.
The Kapara sold out quickly globally so I'd say the chances of getting a pre- CQI one new from a dealer is somewhere between extremely unlikely to non existing.
Yep. This.

I would love to see an LC200N Kapara though!
I'll third that. Kapara Salt please!! LC200N is the perfect match for a food-prep oriented knife.
I fourth this! Lc200n and some more budget-friendly textured g10 would be awesome.

Re: Kapara CQI

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:29 pm
by Sumdumguy
Should've been LC200N to begin with.

My only real complaint was that it pinched me if I opened it with the Spyderhole. Everything else was bang on.

Re: Kapara CQI

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:26 pm
by Bloke
Sumdumguy wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:29 pm
it pinched me
Image

Re: Kapara CQI

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:29 pm
by DukeNiemand
JuPaul wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:21 pm
DukeNiemand wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:36 pm
rivy wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:19 pm
Larry_Mott wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:35 pm

The Kapara sold out quickly globally so I'd say the chances of getting a pre- CQI one new from a dealer is somewhere between extremely unlikely to non existing.
Yep. This.

I would love to see an LC200N Kapara though!
I'll third that. Kapara Salt please!! LC200N is the perfect match for a food-prep oriented knife.
I fourth this! Lc200n and some more budget-friendly textured g10 would be awesome.
That's a great idea! FRN Kapara lightweight maybe?

Re: Kapara CQI

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:38 pm
by Sumdumguy
Bloke wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:26 pm
Sumdumguy wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:29 pm
it pinched me
Image
Exactly!
DukeNiemand wrote:
JuPaul wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:21 pm
DukeNiemand wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:36 pm
rivy wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:19 pm
Yep. This.

I would love to see an LC200N Kapara though!
I'll third that. Kapara Salt please!! LC200N is the perfect match for a food-prep oriented knife.
I fourth this! Lc200n and some more budget-friendly textured g10 would be awesome.
That's a great idea! FRN Kapara lightweight maybe?
I have to disagree, one of my absolute favorite parts of this knife was the beautiful contoured CF!

Re: Kapara CQI

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:34 pm
by JuPaul
Sumdumguy wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:38 pm
Bloke wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:26 pm
Sumdumguy wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:29 pm
it pinched me
Image
Exactly!
DukeNiemand wrote:
JuPaul wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:21 pm
DukeNiemand wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:36 pm


I'll third that. Kapara Salt please!! LC200N is the perfect match for a food-prep oriented knife.
I fourth this! Lc200n and some more budget-friendly textured g10 would be awesome.
That's a great idea! FRN Kapara lightweight maybe?
I have to disagree, one of my absolute favorite parts of this knife was the beautiful contoured CF!
Can't we have both?! ;)

Re: Kapara CQI

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:38 pm
by sal
Hi Kleon,

Welcome to our forum.

sal

Re: Kapara CQI

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:51 pm
by Sumdumguy
JuPaul wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:34 pm
Sumdumguy wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:38 pm
Bloke wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:26 pm
Sumdumguy wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:29 pm
it pinched me
Image
Exactly!
DukeNiemand wrote:
JuPaul wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:21 pm


I fourth this! Lc200n and some more budget-friendly textured g10 would be awesome.
That's a great idea! FRN Kapara lightweight maybe?
I have to disagree, one of my absolute favorite parts of this knife was the beautiful contoured CF!
Can't we have both?! ;)
And risk plunging the world into anarchy? I think not!

Re: Kapara CQI

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:05 pm
by SteveMidwest
Kleon wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:53 pm
My first run Kapara was exceptional - no observed issues whatsoever just had to adjust for the sharpened edge length difference between that and my PM2 for closing without giving myself small cuts on my index finger lol...

What were the issues requiring change?

Welcome to the Spydero Forums, Kleon! :)

As far as I know, and Sal can correct me if I am missing something. They just changed the knife from having a pivot pin, to having a pivot bushing. So now it's more Manix 2 and Paramilitary like, in that area, and with its action.

Re: Kapara CQI

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:35 am
by DukeNiemand
SteveMidwest wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:05 pm
Kleon wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:53 pm
My first run Kapara was exceptional - no observed issues whatsoever just had to adjust for the sharpened edge length difference between that and my PM2 for closing without giving myself small cuts on my index finger lol...

What were the issues requiring change?

Welcome to the Spydero Forums, Kleon! :)

As far as I know, and Sal can correct me if I am missing something. They just changed the knife from having a pivot pin, to having a pivot bushing. So now it's more Manix 2 and Paramilitary like, in that area, and with its action.
The CQI Kapara actually has a "removable" pivot bushing, unlike the bushing on the PM2 that is pressed into the blade. Nick Shabazz just did a disassembly video showing that:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xECQ1_ySisM

Re: Kapara CQI

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:02 am
by Kleon
sal wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:38 pm
Hi Kleon,

Welcome to our forum.

sal
Thank you sir. I have been using your work for decades starting with my Gin-1 Co-Pilot and Police Models up to my current addiction the YoJimbo and Shaman... although the Military has not left the left pocket of my duty pants for 20 years...

Kleon

Re: Kapara CQI

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:42 am
by Ez556
I hope that's the type of bushing system that will be on the Sage 5 LW. If it is thats gonna be a must-buy for me. Although I still might spring for the Kapara itself.