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Dear Sal & Eric

Postby Doeswhateveraspidercan » Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:53 pm

Dear Sal & Eric.

Eric I never see you on the forums so I address your Father who frequents this forum first and foremost yet offer no disrespect for your design of the Dodo!

I have a problem and need some help only you two can provide, cash I have but only you guys can make a reality of steel.

My Girlfriend well wife... we are in our late 40’s and early 50’s respectively.... soon to go legal etc....

She saw my Dodo in M4 with the green scales offered by Blade H.Q. yet again after I died the scales Sapphire Blue.

She asked can you do one for me in Red?

I said baby I am very sorry but this was a sprint run and is not available any longer.

Furthermore I said honey this is not like your Paramilitary 2 in S110V it is a tool steel and it will rust.

She replied well you tell the owner of Spyderco for me I love this design and want a red one and in a stainless steel just like my S110V you gave me!

What choice have I but to say please help me?
I have spoken. :)

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Re: Dear Sal & Eric

Postby TkoK83Spy » Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:09 pm

If this is a question only the 2 of them could answer...why not send Sal a PM, as Eric doesn't seem to be active here? A thread doesn't seem to be of much use :p
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Re: Dear Sal & Eric

Postby mrtodd777 » Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:14 pm

If I tried, and succeeded in doing whatever my wife asked, this world wouldn’t even be recognizable. Welcome to marriage. One thing I have learned. Don’t ask others to make your wife happy. Only you can do that my friend. It’s not on anyone else’s shoulders. My advice, buy her something else. I doubt Sal and Eric can help ya out. Just my .02.

Also, Spyderco has limited time and capability to keep pumping out new models. Let’s save that time and space for something we can all be on board for.

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Re: Dear Sal & Eric

Postby prndltech » Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:16 pm

Sounds to me like somebody’s gettin ready to rit dye their dodo whether they like it or not
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Re: Dear Sal & Eric

Postby kennethsime » Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:17 am

prndltech wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:16 pm
Sounds to me like somebody’s gettin ready to rit dye their dodo whether they like it or not
This!
C90GRE Stretch 2 ZDP-189 British Racing Green
C28GRE2 Dragonfly 2 ZDP-189 British Racing Green
C12BK2W Matriarch 2 VG-10 Emerson Open
C81G2 Para Military 2 S30V
C81GPRGR2 Para Military 2 K390 Ranger Green
C223GPRGR Para 3 K390 Ranger Green
C90FPIV2 Stretch 2 Straight Spine, VG-10 Rit Dye'd Dark Apple Green
C223GP Para 3 S30V Green Canvas Micarta

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Re: Dear Sal & Eric

Postby 5-by-5 » Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:32 am

prndltech wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:16 pm
Sounds to me like somebody’s gettin ready to rit dye their dodo whether they like it or not
I didn't read that at all. He already rit dyed it blue. He explained the jade was M4 and not stainless.
Her final request was to appeal to Sal to produce one in red g10 and stainless.

In my head I did hear all that in a southern accent though.

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Re: Dear Sal & Eric

Postby prndltech » Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:39 am

5-by-5 wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:32 am
prndltech wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:16 pm
Sounds to me like somebody’s gettin ready to rit dye their dodo whether they like it or not
I didn't read that at all. He already rit dyed it blue. He explained the jade was M4 and not stainless.
Her final request was to appeal to Sal to produce one in red g10 and stainless.

In my head I did hear all that in a southern accent though.
Oh yeah I didn’t see that he already dyed them... I may or may not have read that after a mexican martini...

Guess somebody’s gettin ready to get some custom red dodo scales :D
The planter, the farmer, the mechanic, and the laborer... form the great body of the people of the United States, they are the bone and sinew of the country men who love liberty and desire nothing but equal rights and equal laws. - Andrew Jackson

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Re: Dear Sal & Eric

Postby bearfacedkiller » Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:45 am

Email DLT and request a red/M390. That seems to be their combo and they might consider it.
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Re: Dear Sal & Eric

Postby Evil D » Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:16 am

Rit dye remover does seem to work...
SHARPEN IT LIKE YOU LOVE IT, USE IT LIKE YOU HATE IT
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Re: Dear Sal & Eric

Postby Haunted House » Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:42 am

There’s plenty available on eBay, including S30v models. The easiest solution is to buy a jade model & S30v model, dye the jade scales and swap them.
Done.
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Re: Dear Sal & Eric

Postby JuPaul » Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:49 am

bearfacedkiller wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:45 am
Email DLT and request a red/M390. That seems to be their combo and they might consider it.
I really like that idea. I'll be part of the email campaign!
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Re: Dear Sal & Eric

Postby TkoK83Spy » Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:51 am

Haunted House wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:42 am
There’s plenty available on eBay, including S30v models. The easiest solution is to buy a jade model & S30v model, dye the jade scales and swap them.
Done.
Ding Ding Ding! Winner!!
Currently have 20 :spyder: 's in 14 different steels.

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Re: Dear Sal & Eric

Postby Doeswhateveraspidercan » Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:53 am

prndltech wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:16 pm
Sounds to me like somebody’s gettin ready to rit dye their dodo whether they like it or not
Lol I would but she loves S110V and after see it take some rust M4 is a no go.
I have spoken. :)

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Re: Dear Sal & Eric

Postby Doeswhateveraspidercan » Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:05 am

Not a bad idea but have you seen the prices on eBay for the S30V? ah yeah not going to promote that kind of price gouge.
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Re: Dear Sal & Eric

Postby TkoK83Spy » Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:06 am

JuPaul wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:49 am
bearfacedkiller wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:45 am
Email DLT and request a red/M390. That seems to be their combo and they might consider it.
I really like that idea. I'll be part of the email campaign!
As we all know, DLT has some of the most sought after exclusives as well as great prices on them! Their active here and I'm sure have noticed how quickly that BHQ exclusive sold out. Wouldn't surprise me in the least if this ends up happening. At their typically great prices, I may even be tempted at that one.
Currently have 20 :spyder: 's in 14 different steels.

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Re: Dear Sal & Eric

Postby Doeswhateveraspidercan » Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:12 am

Well if they do I will buy one for sure maybe two, have to get away from M4 though, great steel, love it in my military and Gayle Bradley but for a blade that is close to the pivot like this not the best choice, the pivot remains coated in mineral oil now.
I have spoken. :)

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Re: Dear Sal & Eric

Postby RustyIron » Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:34 am

Doeswhateveraspidercan wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:53 pm
My Girlfriend well wife... in our late 40’s and early 50’s respectively

Wait... what? Your girlfriend is in her 40's and your wife is in her 50's? And your wife wants a red knife? What color knife does your girlfriend want? :D

Doeswhateveraspidercan wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:53 pm
She asked can you do one for me in Red?

It took about five minutes of googling before I found a source of g10 sheets that appeared suitable for such a project. Why not have a go at it yourself? Wife-To-Be will enjoy it a lot more knowing that her resourceful man created for her a knife that she can carry every day. That sounds like a fun project.
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Re: Dear Sal & Eric

Postby Dazen » Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:36 am

If DLT does one I sure hope the do at least 1200, because even at that they will be gone in less than 10 minutes. I will buy one 1000% for sure!

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Re: Dear Sal & Eric

Postby RustyIron » Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:56 am

Mistaken post. Oops.
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Re: Dear Sal & Eric

Postby Doeswhateveraspidercan » Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:59 am

Here are the pics I took of the Spyderco Dodo just after the dye had dried and shows how well manufactured and simple this design is. Quite eloquent in its superb simplicity and close tolerances of design.

The Blue is actually lighter than what the camera in my phone shows I did hold a scale up to the light to give a truer approximation of the color. Sapphire Blue Rit Dye more for synthetics was uses bath time was 45 minutes at a light simmer because I wanted to eliminate the transparent effect and it is nearly non existent. A lighter color of blue could have been achieved had I bathed it less. I also used a drop of Dawn dish detergent and a 1/4 cup of white vingar.

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Held Up To The Light:

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Reassembly:

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Final Assembled Shots:

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I have spoken. :)


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