Any interest in more Phil Wilson collaboration?

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Re: Any interest in more Phil Wilson collaboration?

Postby Pancake » Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:30 pm

Sumdumguy wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:02 am

When it comes down to it, I have the money to pay for the upgraded models in the specifications that I like(except Vancron Superclean...). So naturally, I'm going to have zero desire to see another budget Phil Wilson design. We already have the Bow River, now lets do something crazy!

As an aside; If I were ever going to buy a Chinese made knife, I would trust no one but Spyderco.

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Yeah, I fully get that Sumdumguy. I would also like to see a fixed blade in CPM-10V with really thin grind and so on.....but that knife would cost 350$, not talking about price here in Europe.....

All the high ultra wear resistant steel have their place, but for me, I would like to own another Phil's design in CPM154 then just look at a picture in my phone of a knife that I can't afford it. My limit is 300 €, and I am not sure what was the cost of a Southfork when they were available.
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Re: Any interest in more Phil Wilson collaboration?

Postby VooDooChild » Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:03 pm

Pancake wrote:
Sumdumguy wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:02 am

When it comes down to it, I have the money to pay for the upgraded models in the specifications that I like(except Vancron Superclean...). So naturally, I'm going to have zero desire to see another budget Phil Wilson design. We already have the Bow River, now lets do something crazy!

As an aside; If I were ever going to buy a Chinese made knife, I would trust no one but Spyderco.

:spyder:
Yeah, I fully get that Sumdumguy. I would also like to see a fixed blade in CPM-10V with really thin grind and so on.....but that knife would cost 350$, not talking about price here in Europe.....

All the high ultra wear resistant steel have their place, but for me, I would like to own another Phil's design in CPM154 then just look at a picture in my phone of a knife that I can't afford it. My limit is 300 €, and I am not sure what was the cost of a Southfork when they were available.
Southfork msrp was $430 so at 35% off for map that was $280 in the US. It was a beautiful knife but a bit pricey as well. At least for something that was going to process game and fish, or get regulated to food prep in camp. Still wish I had one.

I agree with the midrange pricing for a new model. I think Pancake is probably right in some of his pricing assumptions even if I dont want to admit it to myself.

Im wondering if Spyderco gave us a very good price on the waterway, or if Golden can do good fixed blades with g10 for midrange price consistantly? Heck I would take a lc200n Golden made Wilson design if it kept it on the cheaper side. The waterway pricing could be skewing my view on what Golden can produce, but I would like to believe if they can do that knife for $130, then they could give us other fixed blades with better steel options for the $150 price range, or at least $200 price range. Still cheaper than the original Southfork was.
Pancake wrote: ... I am not from America and I don't care where is that knife made. I have Bow River and Waterway and fit and finish is not like night and day difference....because there are pretty dang similar in finish.
Golden made in CPM154 is ok to me.
Take a good hard look at how straight the spine is on that bow river. Then really inspect the grind lines on it. Maybe mine was worse than others?
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Re: Any interest in more Phil Wilson collaboration?

Postby Pancake » Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:56 pm

VooDooChild wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:03 pm

Im wondering if Spyderco gave us a very good price on the waterway, or if Golden can do good fixed blades with g10 for midrange price consistantly? Heck I would take a lc200n Golden made Wilson design if it kept it on the cheaper side. The waterway pricing could be skewing my view on what Golden can produce, but I would like to believe if they can do that knife for $130, then they could give us other fixed blades with better steel options for the $150 price range, or at least $200 price range. Still cheaper than the original Southfork was.
That is hard to say. I think we get a very good deal on Waterway, given is has LC and machined G10 handle (more machining- higher cost) with internal pins....
What other fixed blades were from Golden, apart from Waterway and Respect?

I agree that below 200 USD is a price that I personally could swallow for Phil's design. Don't know that we can get something more for that money steel-wise.....maybe some tool steel? Like Cru-Wear or even Rex45? Don't know to be honest.

I wonder what Sal thinks about all my crazy threads that I made on forum :D
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Re: Any interest in more Phil Wilson collaboration?

Postby Pancake » Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:07 pm

Bump

Yes, I am like broken record. But I just want to see more of Wilson's designs. My wallet is ready for a big hit, so even some fancy steels, or even SPY 27?
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Re: Any interest in more Phil Wilson collaboration?

Postby Baron Mind » Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:59 pm

I'd want to see something in one of the exotic steels he us known for, or something new like s45vn or SPY27.

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Re: Any interest in more Phil Wilson collaboration?

Postby Big50 » Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:15 pm

I kick myself almost daily for not grabbing a Southfork while they were readily available.
CPM154 seems like it would be a great steel for a reissue.

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Re: Any interest in more Phil Wilson collaboration?

Postby Pancake » Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:40 pm

Moar supporters, good good.
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Re: Any interest in more Phil Wilson collaboration?

Postby Bloke » Thu Sep 03, 2020 2:36 am

I’m all for a premium Phil Wilson ... S90V, green G-10 scales. :D
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Re: Any interest in more Phil Wilson collaboration?

Postby Cambertree » Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:34 am

Bloke wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 2:36 am
I’m all for a premium Phil Wilson ... S90V, green G-10 scales. :D
Sounds good mate, I’d like a bird and trout type of design...

You know, a wee sprig of a knife. :D

I’d get one for sure. :)

I always said you were an ideas man, Bloke! :D

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Re: Any interest in more Phil Wilson collaboration?

Postby Pancake » Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:52 am

Cambertree wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:34 am
Bloke wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 2:36 am
I’m all for a premium Phil Wilson ... S90V, green G-10 scales. :D
Sounds good mate, I’d like a bird and trout type of design...

You know, a wee sprig of a knife. :D

I’d get one for sure. :)

I always said you were an ideas man, Bloke! :D
Great minds think alike :cool: :D
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Re: Any interest in more Phil Wilson collaboration?

Postby Cambertree » Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:55 am

Pancake wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:52 am
Great minds think alike :cool: :D
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Re: Any interest in more Phil Wilson collaboration?

Postby Pancake » Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:08 pm

Maybe there is enough support for another Phil Wilson desing collaboration. With fancy steel.
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Re: Any interest in more Phil Wilson collaboration?

Postby TomAiello » Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:37 pm

I've bought multiples of each of the Phil Wilson collaborations, and also own the B&T that the Sprig is patterned on. I'm definitely in for any of Phil's designs that Spyderco produces.

I'm partial to the Smoke Creek, but that's probably because mine is my all time favorite knife.

I think a fillet knife collaboration would be a good one, too.

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Re: Any interest in more Phil Wilson collaboration?

Postby wrdwrght » Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:04 pm

Abstained.

I have the Enuff Salt and the Waterway, but am really here for the folders.

If I was here for the FBs, then, Yay!

But not a Bird & Trout pattern. The Waterway is that and then some.

A fillet, you say?

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Re: Any interest in more Phil Wilson collaboration?

Postby xceptnl » Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:45 pm

I would love to see a Spyderco version of the Smoke Creek. It could be full or partial tang with G-10 or Micarta handles and though some made a joke earlier, I would be fine with VG-10. Honestly, to stay true to Phil's work I think it should be a steel he uses though. CPM154 is still my pick to stay reasonable on the budget.
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Re: Any interest in more Phil Wilson collaboration?

Postby Pancake » Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:02 pm

Hmm, Smoke Creek looks very nice.
CPM S90V? CPM 10V? Partial tang? :D
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Re: Any interest in more Phil Wilson collaboration?

Postby Cambertree » Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:21 am

That Smoke Creek looks great.

I’d also like to see the Wilson fillet knife project return and make it into production.

Although the price has put me off buying Spydie fixed blades in the past, now that I have a few, I think I’d rather see them continue to be made to a standard rather than an arbitrary price point.

But grind ‘em thin please - that’s the whole point and main attraction of a Wilson design collaboration.

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Re: Any interest in more Phil Wilson collaboration?

Postby Pancake » Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:22 am

Smoke creek for the win. :D
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Re: Any interest in more Phil Wilson collaboration?

Postby TomAiello » Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:39 am

Pancake wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:02 pm
Hmm, Smoke Creek looks very nice.
CPM S90V? CPM 10V? Partial tang? :D
Mine is K390, which is a steel that Spyderco uses, and that's not widely used in fixed blades, so it might be a good fit to make the collaboration sell (but at a higher price point).

CPM 154 might be a good option for a lower price point. Or even s30v, which Phil seems to have giving his blessing to, and which Spyderco uses extensively.

The partial tang is actually a really nice feature. The balance is amazing, and the knife feels super light in the hand.

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Re: Any interest in more Phil Wilson collaboration?

Postby GarageBoy » Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:41 am

How do the bow river/sprig/south fork work as general purpose knives, or are they more fish and game knives?


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