Kapara woes...

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Kapara woes...

Postby ChrisinHove » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:46 am

Is it just me, but every potential new folder I consider gets compared to my Kapara and very often falls short.

It’s starting to save me money, which is a little alarming.

It must be time for a Kapara sprint, surely?

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Re: Kapara woes...

Postby koenigsegg » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:00 am

ChrisinHove wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:46 am
Is it just me, but every potential new folder I consider gets compared to my Kapara and very often falls short.

It’s starting to save me money, which is a little alarming.

It must be time for a Kapara sprint, surely?
I agree I love my Kapara, got the k390 police though last week and have finally been able to pick something besides Kapara, I think a sprint could help this problem lol
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Re: Kapara woes...

Postby curlyhairedboy » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:01 am

What sort of materials/steel would you like to see?
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Re: Kapara woes...

Postby Dazen » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:59 am

I feel the same, I love everything about it including the smooth CF and no jimping. If they did a sprint I would love to see them use LC200N, Ti Liners, Marbled CF and maybe a yellow backspacer to designate a Salt model.

I can’t wait to see the Slip Joint collaboration!

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Re: Kapara woes...

Postby DSH007 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:28 pm

Hah, I saw this thread title and thought to myself, hmm "woes" is definitely not a word I'd associate with the Kapara.. makes sense now. I'd be in for some sprints.. great knife!
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Re: Kapara woes...

Postby Ferris Wheels » Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:18 pm

curlyhairedboy wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:01 am
What sort of materials/steel would you like to see?
I would like to see it made with an M390 family steel. The knife screams for something other than S30V. Orange G10 accents would also make for a sexy combo with the carbon fiber.

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Re: Kapara woes...

Postby Wartstein » Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:33 pm

Probably not many others will join, but I'd like to see a FRN version (maybe even more budget friendly).

And it should offer a comp lock / lock tab that's accessible a bit better.. (or a backlock, but I almost don't dare to say this ;) ... and also think probably blade AND lockbar of a backlock would not fit in that slim handle anyway)
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Re: Kapara woes...

Postby murphjd25 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:21 pm

I’d like to see it offered in a different scale material. The smooth marbled carbon fiber and wire clip kicked it right out of my pocket fairly quickly as a every day carry, and ultimately is what made me sell it.(way to slippery) I’d love some more options of it, I would definitely try it again.
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Postby DukeNiemand » Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:53 pm

Dazen wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:59 am
I feel the same, I love everything about it including the smooth CF and no jimping. If they did a sprint I would love to see them use LC200N, Ti Liners, Marbled CF and maybe a yellow backspacer to designate a Salt model.

I can’t wait to see the Slip Joint collaboration!
I like this idea, especially the yellow backspacer. LC200N would also be my top choice, but I'd be happy with any high wear resistance stainless, perhaps m390 or s110v. I'd also love a lightweight version with FRN scales and BD1N.

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Re: Kapara woes...

Postby Evil D » Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:41 pm

Not the Kapara for me but I have had this issue with the Military and now the Caribbean. It's not a bad problem to have but it is kind of a bummer when everyone else is excited for whatever model and I'm sitting over here not seeing the big deal.
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Re: Kapara woes...

Postby Sumdumguy » Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:02 pm

Dazen wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:59 am
I feel the same, I love everything about it including the smooth CF and no jimping. If they did a sprint I would love to see them use LC200N, Ti Liners, Marbled CF and maybe a yellow backspacer to designate a Salt model.
YES! This would make it an almost perfect knife.

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Re: Kapara woes...

Postby Cambertree » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:25 pm

It’s a beautiful and functional design for sure, and superbly rendered by the Taichung makers.

If I could nominate a small variation I’d like to see, it would be a heavy swedge to reduce the blade’s spine width and wedgelike binding when cutting through thick materials like heavy cardboard.

Kinda like the outstanding Gayle Bradley 1 blade swedge.

I’d also like to see more knives with that sweet 3D contour of the handle scales.

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Re: Kapara woes...

Postby The Deacon » Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:47 am

Not just you, Chris, although my choice(s) for "nothing can compare with..." are different.
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