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K390 Dragonfly Alert Thread

Postby kennethsime » Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:22 pm

Who else pre-ordered a K390 Dragonfly?

I pre-ordered from BladeHQ in May, man it's been a long wait! I ordered a G-10 Dragonfly at the same time, planning to perform a blade swap once the K390 lands.

Now that the Ladybug & the Delica have been released, I'm hoping to see the Dragonfly ship soon!
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Re: K390 Dragonfly Alert Thread

Postby Doc Dan » Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:49 pm

It has been a long wait. Some Delicas and Enduras have trickled out. I’ve heard nothing but crickets about the Dragonfly.
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Re: K390 Dragonfly Alert Thread

Postby steelcity16 » Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:52 pm

Doc Dan wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:49 pm
It has been a long wait. Some Delicas and Enduras have trickled out. I’ve heard nothing but crickets about the Dragonfly.

Speaking of Crickets, can we get a Reverse S FRN Cricket in K390 soon??
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Re: K390 Dragonfly Alert Thread

Postby Doc Dan » Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:57 pm

steelcity16 wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:52 pm
Doc Dan wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:49 pm
It has been a long wait. Some Delicas and Enduras have trickled out. I’ve heard nothing but crickets about the Dragonfly.

Speaking of Crickets, can we get a Reverse S FRN Cricket in K390 soon??
With Spyderco anything is likely.
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Re: K390 Dragonfly Alert Thread

Postby kennethsime » Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:42 am

steelcity16 wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:52 pm
Speaking of Crickets, can we get a Reverse S FRN Cricket in K390 soon??
How about a cricket-fly? We already have the FRN moulds for the Dragonfly, and it seems easy enough to do a run with an alternate blade shape!
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Re: K390 Dragonfly Alert Thread

Postby steelcity16 » Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:47 am

kennethsime wrote:
Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:42 am
steelcity16 wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:52 pm

Speaking of Crickets, can we get a Reverse S FRN Cricket in K390 soon??
How about a cricket-fly? We already have the FRN moulds for the Dragonfly, and it seems easy enough to do a run with an alternate blade shape!

That would be my choice as well! ;) ANY of these in K390 would be sweet


Here were my very crude mockups from my Dodofly and Cricketfly threads. I would love both of these in PE and SE, but I would take any just one of them at this point to get the ball rolling! :D



Cricketfly - https://forum.spyderco.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=84073

option a

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option b (elongated blade)

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Dodofly - https://forum.spyderco.com/viewtopic.php?t=84079


option a

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option b (elongated blade)

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Re: K390 Dragonfly Alert Thread

Postby JuPaul » Sat Aug 22, 2020 1:43 pm

I love that longer dodofly! While we're at it, let's have a SE option, too, please!
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Re: K390 Dragonfly Alert Thread

Postby kennethsime » Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:00 pm

I like the elongated blade on both platforms, I say give me enough to fill the handle. Can't tell which I like better; the mockup on the Dodofly is better, but the Cricketfly blade seems to be more similar to the current Dragonfly blade.
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Re: K390 Dragonfly Alert Thread

Postby araneae » Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:14 pm

Wasn't there a dodofly thread elsewhere? Got me excited the k390 was out.
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Re: K390 Dragonfly Alert Thread

Postby Holland » Sun Aug 23, 2020 2:02 pm

I'm excited for this. I'll probably get the delica eventually as well, but the DFly will get a must buy as soon as it's available
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Re: K390 Dragonfly Alert Thread

Postby cabfrank » Sun Aug 23, 2020 2:12 pm

Cricketfly option B looks great.

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Re: K390 Dragonfly Alert Thread

Postby JMM » Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:00 pm

Doc Dan wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:57 pm
steelcity16 wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:52 pm
Doc Dan wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:49 pm
It has been a long wait. Some Delicas and Enduras have trickled out. I’ve heard nothing but crickets about the Dragonfly.

Speaking of Crickets, can we get a Reverse S FRN Cricket in K390 soon??
With Spyderco anything is likely.
I would *LOVE* to see both a PE & SE Lil' Matriarch . . . they are both awesome in VG10, if the full "Seki Endura family" is indeed done, I think they'd do amazingly well... :)

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Re: K390 Dragonfly Alert Thread

Postby araneae » Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:12 pm

I think some of us don't get the point of an alert thread.
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Re: K390 Dragonfly Alert Thread

Postby kennethsime » Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:21 pm

araneae wrote:
Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:12 pm
I think some of us don't get the point of an alert thread.
Hey Nick,

I started the thread because I wanted to chat about this upcoming knife. I also wanted to create a place to share info about releases.

I often see "Alert Thread" for knives that are expected soon, but have not been released yet. Is your contention that one should refrain from discussion in the alert thread, such that users may subscribe and only receive an alert when the knife is actually released?

If so, I wasn't aware of this point, but I do see it. I'm not sure the other alert threads are quite so chaste, but I'd be happy to change the title of this thread if there is some consensus on the matter.
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Re: K390 Dragonfly Alert Thread

Postby foofie » Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:03 pm

I can't wait for the dragonfly in k390.
Did we ever get confirmation that a wharncliffe version will also be produced?

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Re: K390 Dragonfly Alert Thread

Postby araneae » Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:20 am

kennethsime wrote:
Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:21 pm
araneae wrote:
Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:12 pm
I think some of us don't get the point of an alert thread.
Hey Nick,

I started the thread because I wanted to chat about this upcoming knife. I also wanted to create a place to share info about releases.

I often see "Alert Thread" for knives that are expected soon, but have not been released yet. Is your contention that one should refrain from discussion in the alert thread, such that users may subscribe and only receive an alert when the knife is actually released?

If so, I wasn't aware of this point, but I do see it. I'm not sure the other alert threads are quite so chaste, but I'd be happy to change the title of this thread if there is some consensus on the matter.
Yep, I was under the impression that this was a traditional alert thread where people post about the knife being available, not a 3rd thread where the dodofly is discussed. When you are hoping to get drop info, totally off topic chatter isn't generally why I subscribe to a thread. Not your fault.
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Re: K390 Dragonfly Alert Thread

Postby steelcity16 » Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:08 am

foofie wrote:
Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:03 pm
I can't wait for the dragonfly in k390.
Did we ever get confirmation that a wharncliffe version will also be produced?

I hope so. I'd like to see a PE Hawkbill Dragonfly as well.
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