Chaparral in Canvas Micarta?

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Chaparral in Canvas Micarta?

Postby BDNX » Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:54 pm

I received one of the stepped Ti Chaparrals as a gift at Christmas this past year and I love this knife way more than I expected. I was thinking that it’d be pretty cool to have one in a canvas micarta handle. What do you guys think? Sound good?

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Re: Chaparral in Canvas Micarta?

Postby JuPaul » Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:56 pm

Definitely. Considering these are all about different scale materials, it seems likely we'll eventually see micarta or terotuf scales. Fingers crossed.
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Re: Chaparral in Canvas Micarta?

Postby curlyhairedboy » Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:24 pm

CruCarta Chaparral could be really sweet.....
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Re: Chaparral in Canvas Micarta?

Postby Gamecock » Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:27 pm

I think canvas Micarta would be really cool...in a good color. I just got my FRN Chaparral after waiting a few months, and it is a great knife...a really nice carry. I would buy another in something good like canvas in blue or green.

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Re: Chaparral in Canvas Micarta?

Postby BDNX » Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:33 pm

Gamecock wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:27 pm
I think canvas Micarta would be really cool...in a good color. I just got my FRN Chaparral after waiting a few months, and it is a great knife...a really nice carry. I would buy another in something good like canvas in blue or green.
Blue canvas would be nice. Even just a natural canvas color. I’d be happy either way.

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Re: Chaparral in Canvas Micarta?

Postby fixall » Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:44 pm

I want one badly. The Chaparral is an incredible knife. I’d prefer a canvas Micarta, but other than that I could go for a number of colors and steels.

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Re: Chaparral in Canvas Micarta?

Postby kennethsime » Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:59 pm

This would be awesome.

I like the Chaparral a lot, but I'm not in love with any of the handles yet.

The LW Bi-Directional pattern is a little off to me, I may have bought one already if it was closer to the Seki FRN pattern. The others are a bit pricy. I'd love to see Micarta and a tool steel for $150 or less. Bonus points for green canvas micarta!
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Re: Chaparral in Canvas Micarta?

Postby Sharp Guy » Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:53 pm

I love the Chaparrals and would have a hard time passing on one with Canvas Micarta
kennethsime wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:59 pm
The LW Bi-Directional pattern is a little off to me, I may have bought one already if it was closer to the Seki FRN pattern. The others are a bit pricy. I'd love to see Micarta and a tool steel for $150 or less. Bonus points for green canvas micarta!
Have you handled a Chap LW or are you basing that solely on appearance? I like the Seki bi-directional texturing but it can be a bit of pocket shredder. The texturing on the Chap LW it's reasonably grippy yet subdued enough to not destroy pockets.
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Re: Chaparral in Canvas Micarta?

Postby kennethsime » Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:10 pm

Sharp Guy wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:53 pm
I love the Chaparrals and would have a hard time passing on one with Canvas Micarta
kennethsime wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:59 pm
The LW Bi-Directional pattern is a little off to me, I may have bought one already if it was closer to the Seki FRN pattern. The others are a bit pricy. I'd love to see Micarta and a tool steel for $150 or less. Bonus points for green canvas micarta!
Have you handled a Chap LW or are you basing that solely on appearance? I like the Seki bi-directional texturing but it can be a bit of pocket shredder. The texturing on the Chap LW it's reasonably grippy yet subdued enough to not destroy pockets.
No, just the look of it. I will still probably get one eventually. :-)
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Re: Chaparral in Canvas Micarta?

Postby Sharp Guy » Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:18 pm

kennethsime wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:10 pm
Sharp Guy wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:53 pm
I love the Chaparrals and would have a hard time passing on one with Canvas Micarta
kennethsime wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:59 pm
The LW Bi-Directional pattern is a little off to me, I may have bought one already if it was closer to the Seki FRN pattern. The others are a bit pricy. I'd love to see Micarta and a tool steel for $150 or less. Bonus points for green canvas micarta!
Have you handled a Chap LW or are you basing that solely on appearance? I like the Seki bi-directional texturing but it can be a bit of pocket shredder. The texturing on the Chap LW it's reasonably grippy yet subdued enough to not destroy pockets.
No, just the look of it. I will still probably get one eventually. :-)
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Re: Chaparral in Canvas Micarta?

Postby Airlsee » Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:42 pm

kennethsime wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:10 pm
Sharp Guy wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:53 pm
I love the Chaparrals and would have a hard time passing on one with Canvas Micarta
kennethsime wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:59 pm
The LW Bi-Directional pattern is a little off to me, I may have bought one already if it was closer to the Seki FRN pattern. The others are a bit pricy. I'd love to see Micarta and a tool steel for $150 or less. Bonus points for green canvas micarta!
Have you handled a Chap LW or are you basing that solely on appearance? I like the Seki bi-directional texturing but it can be a bit of pocket shredder. The texturing on the Chap LW it's reasonably grippy yet subdued enough to not destroy pockets.
No, just the look of it. I will still probably get one eventually. :-)
Pick one up, the Chap FRN is definitely a surprising must have...I'm not a big fan of FRN but the texture of the Chap is surprisingly great!
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Re: Chaparral in Canvas Micarta?

Postby Doc Dan » Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:37 pm

I like linen micarta in green, quite a bit. I’d buy one.
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Re: Chaparral in Canvas Micarta?

Postby GarageBoy » Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:57 pm

If that happens, can we get a randall/Dozier style finish on the micarta?

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Re: Chaparral in Canvas Micarta?

Postby blendergasket » Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:57 am

kennethsime wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:59 pm
This would be awesome.

I like the Chaparral a lot, but I'm not in love with any of the handles yet.

The LW Bi-Directional pattern is a little off to me, I may have bought one already if it was closer to the Seki FRN pattern. The others are a bit pricy. I'd love to see Micarta and a tool steel for $150 or less. Bonus points for green canvas micarta!
K390 or m390 and micarta on the chap would make an epic edc.

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Re: Chaparral in Canvas Micarta?

Postby Wartstein » Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:09 am

I absolutely do hope that the next variant of the Chap after the G10/sun and moon version WILL indeed be a Micarta handled one!

As most of you are aware of anyway, but maybe not everyone new to this forum: The Chap is the model meant to display various handle materials on the same knife (much like the Sage displays different lock types on the same knife).
And I have the impression that in most threads about the Chap at one point someone asks for a Micarta version... I can at least recall several posts about this, the last time in the "sun and moon" Chaparral thread..

Though I have to say: A wooden handle would be cool either... :rolleyes:
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Re: Chaparral in Canvas Micarta?

Postby Wartstein » Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:12 am

kennethsime wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:10 pm
Sharp Guy wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:53 pm
I love the Chaparrals and would have a hard time passing on one with Canvas Micarta
kennethsime wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:59 pm
The LW Bi-Directional pattern is a little off to me, I may have bought one already if it was closer to the Seki FRN pattern. The others are a bit pricy. I'd love to see Micarta and a tool steel for $150 or less. Bonus points for green canvas micarta!
Have you handled a Chap LW or are you basing that solely on appearance? I like the Seki bi-directional texturing but it can be a bit of pocket shredder. The texturing on the Chap LW it's reasonably grippy yet subdued enough to not destroy pockets.
No, just the look of it. I will still probably get one eventually. :-)
I just can second: Get one and try for yourself! :)

I just can share my experience once again: The Chap was a huge , positive surprise for me, both as a folder overall, but also concerning specifically the FRN handle.... liked it a lot more than I would have expected. Maybe I prefer the Taichung FRN pattern even slightly over the Seki pattern...
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Re: Chaparral in Canvas Micarta?

Postby Nate » Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:41 am

Micarta has always been at the top of my scale material wish list for this model.
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Re: Chaparral in Canvas Micarta?

Postby JustinB » Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:55 am

I would immediately get a Chap in micarta. I would also get one in smooth forest green G10 and S90v, like the Knifecenter native :D

I really want more Chaparrals. Bigger chaparrals, colourful chaparrals

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Re: Chaparral in Canvas Micarta?

Postby Evil D » Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:15 am

I'd probably buy every knife I own a second time if it came in rounded micarta scales like the Shaman got, and especially if it also came in Cruwear to match.
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Re: Chaparral in Canvas Micarta?

Postby araneae » Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:23 am

I'd be in for one. Although, I actually have someone who is going to make me this exact Chap if they have the spare time.
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