Please Pardon the shameful sales pitch - Rock Jumper

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Re: Please Pardon the shameful sales pitch - Rock Jumper

Postby Evil D » Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:42 am

steelcity16 wrote:
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It would be pretty cool if Spyderco offered the addition of dents and/or jimping as part of a spa service like Bark River Knives does to remove thumb ramps, add swedges, etc. I doubt they would be inundated with people mailing in knives asking for a dent, but it would be nice to have that option for those of us who prefer them on the Rock Jumpers, Police LWs, Natives, etc. Or to be able to add jimping to a Rock Jumper, Spyderhawk, or Lil Native. Maybe even offer the option of standard jimping or dino jimping! :eek:


It would be pretty rad if little options like this could be tailored. I think if the feedback is strong enough these changes will happen anyway...CQI etc.
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Re: Please Pardon the shameful sales pitch - Rock Jumper

Postby Mushroom » Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:45 am

I'm pretty sure things like the boye dent and jimping are cut into the lock bar and blade when they're initially laser cut from the steel blank. I'm sure they have the capability to do so but that's not something they do in post processing.
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Re: Please Pardon the shameful sales pitch - Rock Jumper

Postby odomandr » Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:30 am

I can really appreciate that there is not jimping. Anything less abrasive is a go for me. Dry skin and mountain air leaves my hands demolished by April. Reaching into the pockets of my pants becomes pretty painful. I recently completely redid the rear setup an on my truck to remove the rhino lining and get everything smooth with powder coat instead.
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Re: Please Pardon the shameful sales pitch - Rock Jumper

Postby TomAiello » Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:52 am

steelcity16 wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:36 am
It would be pretty cool if Spyderco offered the addition of dents and/or jimping as part of a spa service like Bark River Knives does to remove thumb ramps, add swedges, etc. I doubt they would be inundated with people mailing in knives asking for a dent, but it would be nice to have that option for those of us who prefer them on the Rock Jumpers, Police LWs, Natives, etc. Or to be able to add jimping to a Rock Jumper, Spyderhawk, or Lil Native. Maybe even offer the option of standard jimping or dino jimping! :eek:
Most (probably all) of that stuff can be done aftermarket by reputable people.

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Re: Please Pardon the shameful sales pitch - Rock Jumper

Postby Wartstein » Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:01 am

I certainly respect people who like to see jimping on a thumb ramp, but I may say for the sake of this thread:

Let´s not forget and perhaps also discuss what a great design the RockJumper generally is, aside from jimping or not, with several well loved or long awaited features (edge almost all the way to the handle, tall, neutral handle and so on)

Also, due to the wide blade the thumb ramp is pretty steep and substantial, maybe the pro-jimping-folks thus might discover in real use that there is enough support for the thumb anyway? (As said, I have no dog in the race here since I hardly ever put my thumb on the ramp anyway)
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Re: Please Pardon the shameful sales pitch - Rock Jumper

Postby StuntZombie » Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:15 pm

I like that it doesn't have any jumping on the blade. Using an older Delica at work without the jumping, I can't say that it's something I really miss at all, and that's working with wet hands.



Another wish I had is that this was released in LC200N without liners, or at least LC200N liners, but I can understand the need to make sure it would sell before going with a more expensive variation.
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Re: Please Pardon the shameful sales pitch - Rock Jumper

Postby Wartstein » Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:27 pm

I wonder if the RockJumper actually is a new member of the "Endura family" or not?

So if the whole "family" gets a special variant (like currently K390), will the RockJumper be included in the future?

It certainly has a a lot similarities, just no choil or Ricasso, and no jimping and boye dent...
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Re: Please Pardon the shameful sales pitch - Rock Jumper

Postby sal » Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:52 pm

Hi,

Thanx for all of the input. It's really appreciated. As I've said, this is a test piece. The "Handle forward" concept permits us to bring the edge to the handle. If the concept is well received, we'll make variations. We can add jimping on the spine in the future if that's what's wanted. We don't need a Boye Dent for safety, but we can add some type of indexing. Time will tell.

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Re: Please Pardon the shameful sales pitch - Rock Jumper

Postby ABX2011 » Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:15 pm

steelcity16 wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:27 am
I forget to mention that I actually find the Boys dents asthetically appealing and like @kennethsime it bothers my OCD that my Natives (and my future Police LWs that I reluctantly plan on buying despite the lack of a dent) don't have them and all of my other backlocks do.
Adding a dent is simple with a Dremel.

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Re: Please Pardon the shameful sales pitch - Rock Jumper

Postby navin johnson » Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:23 pm

I de-jimp my users. Seldom wear gloves and prefer a fixed blade when I do.

I think the no-dent knives look much better and are easier to use.....I would prefer a deeper well than a "hogged out" lock bar.

So glad for more choil-less LB folders.

Now can we discuss pinned and linerless?

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Re: Please Pardon the shameful sales pitch - Rock Jumper

Postby JRinFL » Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:54 pm

When Boye dents were ubiquitous there were many complaints about them. Now a few models are released without them and there are many complaints. It must be frustrating for Sal, Eric, and crew. :rolleyes:

As for me, I’m waiting patiently for the Rock Jumper.
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Re: Please Pardon the shameful sales pitch - Rock Jumper

Postby brj » Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:54 am

I've found the overall shape of the handle to be much more important than the existence (or lack) of jimping. I have Pacific Salts both with- and without jimping on the thumb ramp - and in all honesty I can't see the jimping itself making a world of difference. I grew accustomed to it I guess but when switching to a jimp-less? jimping-less? option (like when I'm using my 440V Millie) I can adapt to that in no time. Lately, I've been enjoying more the smooth thumb ramp on the Watu and Kapara, so I guess that would likely put me in the no-jimping camp.

As for the Boye dent, I have no issue either in locating the lock by tactile pressure alone with the Native Chief of Police 4.

I guess what I'm trying to say here :) is that I'm dying to try out the Jumper as the sum of the features ticks a massive number of boxes for me.

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Re: Please Pardon the shameful sales pitch - Rock Jumper

Postby Stoney87 » Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:19 pm

I like the design changes to the mid lock to allow for a longer edge and shorter ricasso. I’m sure I misspelled that. I just recently posted about looking for more designs like this. I heard rumor of a leaf shaped blade, that would be great, ive never owned a full warnie before, but maybe I’ll try this one sometime. It seems like a good platform.

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Re: Please Pardon the shameful sales pitch - Rock Jumper

Postby sal » Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:07 am

Hi Stoney,

Welcome to our forum.

There is a "leaf" version in-the-works.

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Re: Please Pardon the shameful sales pitch - Rock Jumper

Postby araneae » Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:44 pm

sal wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:07 am
Hi Stoney,

Welcome to our forum.

There is a "leaf" version in-the-works.

sal
Still think it needs to be called a Leafhopper.
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Re: Please Pardon the shameful sales pitch - Rock Jumper

Postby curlyhairedboy » Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:15 pm

Looking forward to handling a SE version of this. The similarities in handle design to the Caribbean have me intrigued, and of course FFG SE is a great performer.
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Re: Please Pardon the shameful sales pitch - Rock Jumper

Postby SubMicron » Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:41 pm

Well...

The PM2 Tanto broke my S30V boycott...

VG10 was out of the question until this knife, so then if I'm gonna order this when it drops, now I cant wait, so I went ahead and ordered the Dragonfly Wharncliffe in VG10 to hold me over until then.

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Re: Please Pardon the shameful sales pitch - Rock Jumper

Postby Evil D » Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:32 am

Shipping!
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Re: Please Pardon the shameful sales pitch - Rock Jumper

Postby Wartstein » Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:37 am

Evil D wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:32 am
Shipping!

Great! :)
Though not in Europe yet... :o
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Re: Please Pardon the shameful sales pitch - Rock Jumper

Postby Evil D » Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:45 am

Wartstein wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:37 am
Evil D wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:32 am
Shipping!

Great! :)
Though not in Europe yet... :o


I thought you guys got a lot of models before we do?
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