Let me start by saying that I have no problems with the Chaparral and XHP- just always wishing for more
In the past, the Sage series was to explore different locks. The Chaparral was to explore different handle materials. Both lines kept the same blade steel (except the first gen Chaparral in s30v).
Now, in the new reveal, we see the Sage1 coming with Maxamet. If the Sage can now change both lock type and steel - I think that means the Chaparral could change both scale material and steel?
Past Taichung steels include CTS-204P. Current steel includes 20CV, s90v and fan favorite LC200N.
Any interest? I would love a micarta Chaparral - probably better paired with 20CV or s90V. Using the frn mold, I can imagine an LC200N model being very popular as well.