Make a post about models you're curious about, and anyone that is aware of the latest info for that model can link it here. If we're real lucky, maybe Sal can chime in once in a while. I can list all mentioned models in the first post to make it an easy thread to reference.
I'll start us off with a few I'm following:
- Military 2 - For over a decade a stop lock based Military 2 has been discussed by Sal. In November, 2019, Sal revealed he has a new Military 2 prototype featuring a compression lock
Swick 5 - Within the past two years Sal began discussing a Swick 5. It is to feature g10 scales, a factory sheath, LC200N steel, and will come in two different sizes (Index hole size differences rather than blade length). While at one point a 2019 release looked likely, the latest update from October 2019 is that they are being put on the production schedule for what I'm assuming is a release sometime in the first half of 2020.
Full flat grind Pacific Salt - For about 5 years there has been talk of a full flat grind Pacific Salt in LC200N steel. The Pacific Salt was discontinued in 2019, with a Pacific Salt 2 expected in 2020, making the idea of a FFG Pacific Salt unlikely. There is a chance it could happen as a sprint, or the Pacific Salt 2 could get this variant. The Pacific Salt 2 base model, however, is expected to be H1 saber ground just like the original. There isn't very clear information regarding this release, with the last update indicating it is still in the works while giving no time frame, nor clarifying whether it will based based on the Pacific Salt 1 or 2.
Caly 3.5 LW - Sal has mentioned viewtopic.php?t=84243#p1340951
Slysz Swayback - Prototype exists, expected to enter production q1 2020 viewtopic.php?p=1358190#p1358190
Para 2 LW - Sal mentioned Eric is working on it https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/pm2 ... t-17634163
Seki K390 Sprint Runs - Sal mentioned they were waiting for October to order more K390 for the run. He's expressed plans to run all the best selling seki FRN knives in the steel. viewtopic.php?f=2&t=82237&start=60#p135896
Lil Chokwe - viewtopic.php?f=2&t=84457
Alistair Philips 3" slipjoint - Prototype currently being tested by Sal & Eric viewtopic.php?p=1345204#p1345204
Sun & Moon G10 Chaparral - Expected q1 2020 viewtopic.php?f=2&t=84056