Hope for a Chaparral with upgraded steel?

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Re: Hope for a Chaparral with upgraded steel?

Postby FrenchBlob » Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:01 am

Wartstein wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:47 am
.... a rather unique model like the Chap got some more variants too. So people who just happen to prefer other steels or even more so who´d like to experiment with different steels in this uniquely thin blade stock could try the Chap too....
Hi there,

I totally agree Wartstein ...
Chaparral could be a great base to experiment different steels in ultra thin blade stock combined with new handle materials .... Both are not contradictory ...
This could be the first step also towards an XL Chaparral :rolleyes:

My dream ? As Chap is for light duties, i don't feel the need to rinse it after use. So for me, it is a great base for non stainless steel. Many of those steels can cope with ultra thin grinds ... Cru-carta could be one of those "experiments" of new steel AND new handle material ... independently of fashion around this combo. Or 52100/superblue combined with denim-micarta or 4V synthetic stag/bone or hap40/wood... so many possibilities

Despite this, i would certainly try a bright green frn/lc200n salt chaparral :)

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Re: Hope for a Chaparral with upgraded steel?

Postby steelcity16 » Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:05 am

FrenchBlob wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:01 am
Wartstein wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:47 am
.... a rather unique model like the Chap got some more variants too. So people who just happen to prefer other steels or even more so who´d like to experiment with different steels in this uniquely thin blade stock could try the Chap too....
Hi there,

I totally agree Wartstein ...
Chaparral could be a great base to experiment different steels in ultra thin blade stock combined with new handle materials .... Both are not contradictory ...
This could be the first step also towards an XL Chaparral :rolleyes:

My dream ? As Chap is for light duties, i don't feel the need to rinse it after use. So for me, it is a great base for non stainless steel. Many of those steels can cope with ultra thin grinds ... Cru-carta could be one of those "experiments" of new steel AND new handle material ... independently of fashion around this combo. Or 52100/superblue combined with denim-micarta or 4V synthetic stag/bone or hap40/wood... so many possibilities

Despite this, i would certainly try a bright green frn/lc200n salt chaparral :)

My 2 apples,
FB

Yes, excellent thoughts. Some thin slicey 52100, 4V, or even AEB-L blades would be awesome paired with Denim Micarta. And yes many times over to that LC200N Salt Chap LW! :) XHP is a fine steel, but variety is the spice of life!
:spyder: CRU-CARTA THEM ALL! :spyder:

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Re: Hope for a Chaparral with upgraded steel?

Postby Wartstein » Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:26 am

FrenchBlob wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:01 am
Wartstein wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:47 am
.... a rather unique model like the Chap got some more variants too. So people who just happen to prefer other steels or even more so who´d like to experiment with different steels in this uniquely thin blade stock could try the Chap too....
Hi there,

I totally agree Wartstein ...
Chaparral could be a great base to experiment different steels in ultra thin blade stock combined with new handle materials .... Both are not contradictory ...
This could be the first step also towards an XL Chaparral :rolleyes:

My dream ? As Chap is for light duties, ....

Merci for seconding my thought, French Blob! :)

- I´ll take the opportunity to sneak in the poll I started a long time ago concerning a Chap XL (link), maybe some more folks would like to participate meanwhile: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=82492&p=1295580#p1295580

- The only thing I slightly have to disagree with you: In my (I may say rather extended) experience with my Chap LW: It is actually NOT only for light duties! That´s what I believed at first, but then I really used that little guy pretty hard and quite often in the outdoors and generally, and never came even close to breaking the blade (the general construction of the Chap LW is bombproof anyway :Steel liners, the whole back made of steel due to the lockbar and metal backspacer).

Maybe though a fictional longer Chap XL would have to be handled with a bit more care, due to the higher possible leverage on the thin blade, don´t know.
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40

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Re: Hope for a Chaparral with upgraded steel?

Postby Wartstein » Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:28 am

Just have to bring it up: Another thing I´d like to see and try particularely in the Chap: Serrations.

Again, due to the rather uniquely thin bladestock this would be a "new" and certainly interesting experience, and my guess is that the thin stock most likely would even boost the cutting power of an SE blade.
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40

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Re: Hope for a Chaparral with upgraded steel?

Postby zhyla » Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:42 pm

XHP is a fine steel. If I were to request something it would be an SE version.

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Re: Hope for a Chaparral with upgraded steel?

Postby TomAiello » Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:21 pm

I'd love to see the Chap LW run in Maxamet, or K390, or S110v, or m390, or...the list goes on.

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Re: Hope for a Chaparral with upgraded steel?

Postby Wartstein » Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:02 pm

zhyla wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:42 pm
XHP is a fine steel. If I were to request something it would be an SE version.

You´re a wise man. ;)
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40


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