Large slipjoint Spydie, anyone?

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Re: Large slipjoint Spydie, anyone?

Postby mayong » Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:56 pm

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That’s excellent news sal, all if it. I hope it (CPK) gets a release someday.
You said it, excellent news. Very excited for something like this!
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Re: Large slipjoint Spydie, anyone?

Postby knivesandbooks » Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:57 pm

Get me a large (or biggish) spydie slippy with a strong backspring and not FRN and not a sprint and I'm so down. Would still likely buy an frn but enthusiasm would be lower.
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Re: Large slipjoint Spydie, anyone?

Postby TomAiello » Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:06 am

I've been carrying just a Roadie for the past week or so to force myself to use it for everything. It's a very capable little knife.

I'd love to see a larger version (just under 3") as a travel knife. The 50/50 choil on the roadie is super useful, and I think with a larger version it would be even more so. In terms of ergonomics (ok, I realize this sounds like a broken record) Spyderco is hands down better than the other manufacturers. I'm back to my Fox Livri today (https://www.foxcutlery.com/n/en/product/2146/livri.html) and when comparing them and my other modern slip joints (leaving out the UKPK and Urban), I really think there is room in my pocket for a larger Roadie. The Livri is my standard for comparison because it's definitely the regular winner for my watch pocket (over a Benchmade Proper, a Viper Key, a Lionsteel Bestman, a Viper EZ-Open and a Viper Swayback). I think that's partly because the Livri has the best ergonomics of "the rest" (non Spyderco). I'm not really comparing the UKPK and Urban because my carry mod is clipless and in my watch pocket.

Comparing the Livri and the Roadie (which are not quite in the same price range--Livri is about 30% more, but both are under $75).

Roadie wins on ergonomics. The choil is a huge upgrade.
Livri wins on jewelry factor. Beautiful zizicote scales beat FRN, and I don't need the high visibility or any more grip than the wood provides.
Livri wins on F&F. I'm actually surprised that the Roadie does so well here. It's got great fit and finish for a mass market knife.
Livri wins on blade steel (M390 for the Livri, N690 for the Roadie).

Basically, I'd love to see a Roadie upscaled to a 2.99" blade, with fancy scales of some kind and M390 or s110v.

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Re: Large slipjoint Spydie, anyone?

Postby carrot » Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:29 am

Police Lightweight Slip-It anybody? :D

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Re: Large slipjoint Spydie, anyone?

Postby archangel » Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:33 pm

Well, since you asked, I'd rather have a PM2 slipjoint.
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Re: Large slipjoint Spydie, anyone?

Postby Jazz » Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:45 pm

I’d still like this, though looking at it now, it needs Sal’s choil magic.

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And off topic, but I’d still like a 52100 UKPK with tan handles.
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Re: Large slipjoint Spydie, anyone?

Postby TomAiello » Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:44 pm

Jazz wrote:
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I’d still like this, though looking at it now, it needs Sal’s choil magic.
I'd definitely buy that. And I'd also prefer the choil.

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Re: Large slipjoint Spydie, anyone?

Postby Doc Dan » Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:29 am

Jazz wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:45 pm
I’d still like this, though looking at it now, it needs Sal’s choil magic.

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And off topic, but I’d still like a 52100 UKPK with tan handles.
I like the more neutral Roadie handle better, otherwise pretty cool.
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Re: Large slipjoint Spydie, anyone?

Postby Doc Dan » Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:32 am

A larger Roadie with slightly thinner blade stock would be great. I love the current Roadie handle shape and how because the blade does not reach the end of the handle it can be opened with one hand.
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Re: Large slipjoint Spydie, anyone?

Postby aesmith » Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:17 am

That was a nice looking knife, the prototype with black scales and rounded over edges. It would be nice to have a lanyard hole though, I'm not sure any current slip joints have one.
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Re: Large slipjoint Spydie, anyone?

Postby Liquid Cobra » Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:11 pm

Giving this thread a bump since I saw Sal mention he’s got a red CPK on the edge matters forum.

Any new details Sal? Think this will end up as an actual release?
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Re: Large slipjoint Spydie, anyone?

Postby sal » Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:15 pm

Hi Cobra,

I've got a 3.5" UK (CPK - Canadian Pen knife ) that will probably go into production and I've got drawing for a larger Roadie.

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Re: Large slipjoint Spydie, anyone?

Postby koenigsegg » Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:28 pm

Caly 3.5 slipjoint lol hope it's not much heavier than the ukpk
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Re: Large slipjoint Spydie, anyone?

Postby Liquid Cobra » Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:36 pm

That’s very exciting Sal! I won’t bug you about release dates, steel, pocket clip, etc.

I’ll just wait impatiently over here in British Columbia...
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Re: Large slipjoint Spydie, anyone?

Postby Ngati Pom » Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:22 am

Synchronicity? Using my UKPK today and started wondering how a longer blade would work in this platform. I’m in.
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Re: Large slipjoint Spydie, anyone?

Postby Doc Dan » Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:34 am

We are waiting excitedly but impatiently for these two knives.
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Re: Large slipjoint Spydie, anyone?

Postby MichaelScott » Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:48 pm

I am a long-time fan and user of Great Eastern Cutlery‘s traditional slip joints. By and large they derive from designs prior to the advent of stainless steel. Different scales, micarta, wood, bone, acrylics. All of their traditional folders are made with blades of 1095 carbon steel which I find to be more satisfactory for a pocket knife. Same kind of steel my dad and grandfather used in their pocket knives.

All of my Great Eastern Cutlery knives have at least two blades for different purposes. I have no interest and a Spyderco slip joint.
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Re: Large slipjoint Spydie, anyone?

Postby ChrisinHove » Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:34 pm

I grew up using nail-breaker ex-army jacknives and an ancient bone handled, black bladed pocket knife from my grandfathers shed, sharpened to a wavey slither. Victorinox/Wenger were waaay too pricey for kids, except for those dreadful knock-offs which put me off SAK’s for years.

The fantastic steels and ergo’s of the Spyderco slip-joints continue to impress me!

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Re: Large slipjoint Spydie, anyone?

Postby samdasnake » Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:57 pm

sal wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:15 pm
Hi Cobra,

I've got a 3.5" UK (CPK - Canadian Pen knife ) that will probably go into production and I've got drawing for a larger Roadie.

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I'm super excited about the 3.5 CPK. I absolutely love my FRN UKPK. Do you think this will be produced with an FRN handle or G-10 like the older or HH UKPKs? I'm happy with either but I think I'd slightly prefer the FRN. Thanks!

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Re: Large slipjoint Spydie, anyone?

Postby Liquid Cobra » Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:10 pm

samdasnake wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:57 pm
sal wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:15 pm
Hi Cobra,

I've got a 3.5" UK (CPK - Canadian Pen knife ) that will probably go into production and I've got drawing for a larger Roadie.

sal
I'm super excited about the 3.5 CPK. I absolutely love my FRN UKPK. Do you think this will be produced with an FRN handle or G-10 like the older or HH UKPKs? I'm happy with either but I think I'd slightly prefer the FRN. Thanks!

Personally, I’m really hoping for G10. In my mind this knife will basically be a Caly 3.5 without a lock made in Golden. The Caly 3.5 is still one of my favourites. I think I remember reading that an FRN Caly 3.5 is in the works as well.
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