Why can't we have an upgraded UKPK?

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Re: Why can't we have an upgraded UKPK?

Postby JustinB » Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:48 am

BennyBontrager wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:40 am
I would like the range to be:

1 - Salt in LC200N (sounds like a drop point is in the works but a mini Caribbean sheep's foot shape blade would be awesome). Not a sprint as this knife is surely going to be a winner.

2 - Tool steel - probably k390 and micarta or G10. Could be a sprint. Like the HH anyway. A warncif would be amazing though.

3. Existing base models.

That's pretty solid. Put an option out there for everyone
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Re: Why can't we have an upgraded UKPK?

Postby TomAiello » Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:38 am

JustinB wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:48 am
BennyBontrager wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:40 am
I would like the range to be:

1 - Salt in LC200N (sounds like a drop point is in the works but a mini Caribbean sheep's foot shape blade would be awesome). Not a sprint as this knife is surely going to be a winner.

2 - Tool steel - probably k390 and micarta or G10. Could be a sprint. Like the HH anyway. A warncif would be amazing though.

3. Existing base models.

That's pretty solid. Put an option out there for everyone
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Re: Why can't we have an upgraded UKPK?

Postby curlyhairedboy » Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:57 am

ChrisinHove wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:29 pm
How about a Lc200n sheepsfoot? A little like a slip it mini- Caribbean ....
I second this!
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Re: Why can't we have an upgraded UKPK?

Postby Doc Dan » Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:18 pm

I am not a fan of large sheep foot blades. I want something that is not so restricted in purpose.

I would love to see LC200N, though.
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Re: Why can't we have an upgraded UKPK?

Postby knivesandbooks » Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:38 am

If we're talking blade shapes... A traditional spear point is my preferred. Wharncliffe #2. Leaf shape number #3 but isn't that far from a spear point anyway.
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Re: Why can't we have an upgraded UKPK?

Postby Robishere » Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:17 pm

Why would we want one?

I have never done the math of how many 3” blades spyderco makes with how many steel combinations there are.
Do I need a delica and urban and ukpk and native and chaparral and and domino and blah blah? All offered in 4 steels and all the other 3” range models?
As for me, I have a native in s35vn and a chaparral in titanium. Done.
They are all 3” they are all a flat grind 90% are plastic handles. Most are vg10 or s30v which are ho hum.
The cts-xhp in a titanium chaparral for slicing and the s35vn native for slightly harder use with a thicker blade cover this whole entire category for me.beyond that I skip up to a Gayle Bradley 2.
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Re: Why can't we have an upgraded UKPK?

Postby Mzen » Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:26 pm

Robishere wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:17 pm
Why would we want one?
Because not every country in the world is enjoying the same relaxed knife laws as the ones where you live.

In Europe, every new version or model of a legal knife from Spyderco is an event. I also have quite a few of those models, problem is that I can't take them outside the house without the risk of getting a fine.

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Re: Why can't we have an upgraded UKPK?

Postby Robishere » Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:08 pm

Mzen you are correct I had not thought about legality.

In that case yes a choice would be a good thing. It does make the uk pen knife a different animal. But in most of North America the 3” and 3 1/2” blade have thousands of variations it is just getting silly.

If legality is an issue then it would be good to have premium steels offered.
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