Sage 5 Lightweight Frenzy

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Sage 5 Lightweight Frenzy

Postby FRNFanboy » Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:51 pm

The Sage 5 Lightweight seems like a model that doesn’t get the love it deserves. I love the blade, the ergonomics, the action. Is there any talk of doing sprint runs of this model? Different steels or different colors? I need a new monkey for my back!

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Re: Sage 5 Lightweight Frenzy

Postby Larry_Mott » Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:02 pm

Perhaps i am not alone in silently wishing for the Sage series to move forward, to the Sage 6 instead of sideways and backwards :)
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Re: Sage 5 Lightweight Frenzy

Postby Bolster » Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:02 pm

FRNFanboy wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:51 pm
The Sage 5 Lightweight seems like a model that doesn’t get the love it deserves. I love the blade, the ergonomics, the action. Is there any talk of doing sprint runs of this model? Different steels or different colors? I need a new monkey for my back!

I have considered transferring my allegiance from the Caly3 to the Sage (since it is available), but just can't quite leave the Caly3 behind. I own 2 Sages but the Calys kick them out of the pocket every time. Sal recently mentioned a LW screw-construction version of the Caly so I have to check that out...!

The Sage is a little bulkier/chunkier than I prefer, and doesn't completely hide in the pocket. I realize folks with big hands like a bigger handle, but I'm primarily looking for a trim, concealable folder with a decent amount of blade.

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Re: Sage 5 Lightweight Frenzy

Postby DukeNiemand » Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:07 pm

I believe Sal mentioned last year that Sage 5 LWs sprints might be in the works. It should be in the Casual Bombshells thread.

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Re: Sage 5 Lightweight Frenzy

Postby sal » Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:20 pm

Hi FRNFanboy,

There is a Caly 3.5 LT WT in-the-works. We're modifying to accept screw construction.

I'm currently playing with a Sage 5 LT WT REX-121 proto.

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Re: Sage 5 Lightweight Frenzy

Postby Cl1ff » Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:30 pm

I don’t think I’d ever calm down if Spyderco made that Rex121 Sage... :D

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Re: Sage 5 Lightweight Frenzy

Postby DukeNiemand » Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:39 pm

sal wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:20 pm
I'm currently playing with a Sage 5 LT WT REX-1
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Wow. There it is. The holy grail of EDC knives for steel AFIs. :)
I really hope this makes it to production.

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Re: Sage 5 Lightweight Frenzy

Postby FRNFanboy » Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:20 pm

Rex 121 has got me frothing!

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Re: Sage 5 Lightweight Frenzy

Postby cycleguy » Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:23 pm

I would collect the Sage 5 & Sage 5 LW in all the different flavors we've seen done with the other Spyderco models. Good thing for me they don't do this.

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Re: Sage 5 Lightweight Frenzy

Postby elena86 » Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:58 pm

sal wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:20 pm
Hi FRNFanboy,

There is a Caly 3.5 LT WT in-the-works. We're modifying to accept screw construction.

I'm currently playing with a Sage 5 LT WT REX-121 proto.

sal

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Re: Sage 5 Lightweight Frenzy

Postby Wartstein » Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:08 pm

The Sage 5 LW is the "better Para 3" for me
Does everything right for a small comp.lock folder imho. Perhaps 2.5mm bladestock would be nice, but the current 3.00 are just fine too.
It looks just like a model that is totally thought through and designed from scratch to be a small folder in every detail.

It'd be cool if now the Sage 5 would get all the variants instead of the Para 3, and if only just for a change.
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: Sage 5 Lightweight Frenzy

Postby ugaarguy » Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:14 pm

Larry_Mott wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:02 pm
Perhaps i am not alone in silently wishing for the Sage series to move forward, to the Sage 6 instead of sideways and backwards :)
That's a pretty strong assertion. How has the Sage series moved backwards?

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Re: Sage 5 Lightweight Frenzy

Postby Cl1ff » Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:25 pm

ugaarguy wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:14 pm
Larry_Mott wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:02 pm
Perhaps i am not alone in silently wishing for the Sage series to move forward, to the Sage 6 instead of sideways and backwards :)
That's a pretty strong assertion. How has the Sage series moved backwards?
Probably in reference to the return of the Sage 1 in Maxamet, but I don’t entirely share their opinion.

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Re: Sage 5 Lightweight Frenzy

Postby JMM » Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:51 pm

I picked up these brown canvas Micarta scales for my Sage5 LW and they are freakin' awesome! ;)

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Re: Sage 5 Lightweight Frenzy

Postby Bolster » Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:00 pm

JMM wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:51 pm
I picked up these brown canvas Micarta scales for my Sage5 LW and they are freakin' awesome! ;)

Micarta is nice but heavy. I think you turned your LW Sage into a HW Sage!

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Re: Sage 5 Lightweight Frenzy

Postby kennethsime » Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:58 pm

JMM wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:51 pm
I picked up these brown canvas Micarta scales for my Sage5 LW and they are freakin' awesome! ;)

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Re: Sage 5 Lightweight Frenzy

Postby Wartstein » Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:14 am

JMM wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:51 pm
I picked up these brown canvas Micarta scales for my Sage5 LW and they are freakin' awesome! ;)

These scales are really, really nice!! Just as Micarta should look like imho.
Makes me want a Sage 5 LW even more and give it similar scales.
This knife is just such a great design, and this comes from a guy who is generally neither really into small folders nor into comp.locks.
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: Sage 5 Lightweight Frenzy

Postby JMM » Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:47 am

Thanks! I think they are absolutely on point, perfectly designed, great texture... The Sage5 LW has long been my favorite LW model of any series but these scales just put it over the top. :)

Cheers,

John

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Re: Sage 5 Lightweight Frenzy

Postby ugaarguy » Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:49 am

JMM wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:47 am
Thanks! I think they are absolutely on point, perfectly designed, great texture... The Sage5 LW has long been my favorite LW model of any series but these scales just put it over the top. :)

Cheers,

John
I may have missed it, but where did you get those scales from?

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Re: Sage 5 Lightweight Frenzy

Postby JMM » Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:56 am

ugaarguy wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:49 am
JMM wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:47 am
Thanks! I think they are absolutely on point, perfectly designed, great texture... The Sage5 LW has long been my favorite LW model of any series but these scales just put it over the top. :)

Cheers,

John
I may have missed it, but where did you get those scales from?
No worries, here's the link. I stumbled upon them on Reddit, had never heard of or dealt with them but they were super easy to deal with, shipped next day, responded to an email within a couple hours... A+ from my one encounter.

Spyderco Sage 5 Lightweight Micarta Scales
https://www.parsonsbladeworks.com/Spyde ... 84946.aspx


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