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Re: DLT Kapara Exclusive!

Postby tbdoc4kids » Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:33 pm

SpyderGrill wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:56 pm
JuPaul wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:25 pm
So in anticipation of this one, I ordered a blue backspacer direct from Alistair Philips. I think it'll look great with the grey. Fingers crossed I can get the knife to go with it!
Kapara is a red backed spider, reason for the red back spacer. Me personally would leave it as is.

But yes, different colors are cool if thats what you like on your knife.

I had a bad case of black widows in my garage here in Florida
If they make one in brown micarta, we can call it the “Recluse”!

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Re: DLT Kapara Exclusive!

Postby JRinFL » Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:34 am

SpyderGrill wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:56 pm
I had a bad case of black widows in my garage here in Florida
Interesting, I haven't seen one since moving down here. Now I know where they all went!
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Re: DLT Kapara Exclusive!

Postby DLTJordan » Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:06 am

Wright.88 wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:30 pm
DLTJordan wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:57 am
The scales are smooth, but the ergos of the handle keep it locked pretty well in your hand. I have no concerns about slipping up onto the blade or around the handle in general on these, CF or G10. Personally, I prefer the G-10, but I think these will be popular for blade swaps, look for some aftermarket scales for these in the next few months as well, we have a guy working on them.
Oh, that's exciting news! Any chance that those aftermarket scales will be available in micarta (preferably green)? :)

There will absolutely be micarta.

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Re: DLT Kapara Exclusive!

Postby TkoK83Spy » Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:16 am

DLTJordan wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:06 am
There will absolutely be micarta.
OOOooOOOOooo...now you've got my attention on this one :)
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Re: DLT Kapara Exclusive!

Postby RadioactiveSpyder » Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:22 am

SpyderGrill wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:56 pm
JuPaul wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:25 pm
So in anticipation of this one, I ordered a blue backspacer direct from Alistair Philips. I think it'll look great with the grey. Fingers crossed I can get the knife to go with it!
Kapara is a red backed spider, reason for the red back spacer. Me personally would leave it as is.

But yes, different colors are cool if thats what you like on your knife.

I had a bad case of black widows in my garage here in Florida
Alistair specifically sells a bright cherry red backspacer on his website because they didn’t use the right color G10 as the Redback prototype he supplied to Spyderco (Spyderco uses “ruby red”, the darker more crimson version). Just because the original Kapara had a red backspacer doesn’t mean that every sprint or exclusive of it also must have that color backspacer, I’d hope the outfit ordering it would have some say in the color scheme. :)
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Re: DLT Kapara Exclusive!

Postby Sharp Guy » Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:36 am

TkoK83Spy wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:16 am
DLTJordan wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:06 am
There will absolutely be micarta.
OOOooOOOOooo...now you've got my attention on this one :)
Yeah that might be enough get me to bite. We'll see when the time comes
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Re: DLT Kapara Exclusive!

Postby RadioactiveSpyder » Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:12 pm

DLTJordan wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:06 am
There will absolutely be micarta.
Hi Jordan, will one of your go-to scale makers be “Ripp-ing” out these custom scales by any chance, or is it someone new? Thanks! :)
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Re: DLT Kapara Exclusive!

Postby JuPaul » Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:30 pm

SpyderGrill wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:56 pm
JuPaul wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:25 pm
So in anticipation of this one, I ordered a blue backspacer direct from Alistair Philips. I think it'll look great with the grey. Fingers crossed I can get the knife to go with it!
Kapara is a red backed spider, reason for the red back spacer. Me personally would leave it as is.

But yes, different colors are cool if thats what you like on your knife.

I had a bad case of black widows in my garage here in Florida
I get it, and I definitely think the red is great, especially on the original. But y'all know I like to personalize my knives, and the designer himself is selling the other colors, so he approves, too. ;)
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Re: DLT Kapara Exclusive!

Postby SpyderGrill » Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:35 pm

tbdoc4kids wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:33 pm
SpyderGrill wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:56 pm
JuPaul wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:25 pm
So in anticipation of this one, I ordered a blue backspacer direct from Alistair Philips. I think it'll look great with the grey. Fingers crossed I can get the knife to go with it!
Kapara is a red backed spider, reason for the red back spacer. Me personally would leave it as is.

But yes, different colors are cool if thats what you like on your knife.

I had a bad case of black widows in my garage here in Florida
If they make one in brown micarta, we can call it the “Recluse”!
Im in for the brown recluse!

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Re: DLT Kapara Exclusive!

Postby SpyderGrill » Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:41 pm

JRinFL wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:34 am
SpyderGrill wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:56 pm
I had a bad case of black widows in my garage here in Florida
Interesting, I haven't seen one since moving down here. Now I know where they all went!
These are old piks, I think the first one brown is a male and the second black is a female. If you see spikey looking egg sacks in a spiderweb theres widows around. I killed many at night in my garage at that house I lived at. I havent seen any since I left that house.

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Re: DLT Kapara Exclusive!

Postby SpyderGrill » Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:48 pm

RadioactiveSpyder wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:22 am
SpyderGrill wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:56 pm
JuPaul wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:25 pm
So in anticipation of this one, I ordered a blue backspacer direct from Alistair Philips. I think it'll look great with the grey. Fingers crossed I can get the knife to go with it!
Kapara is a red backed spider, reason for the red back spacer. Me personally would leave it as is.

But yes, different colors are cool if thats what you like on your knife.

I had a bad case of black widows in my garage here in Florida
Alistair specifically sells a bright cherry red backspacer on his website because they didn’t use the right color G10 as the Redback prototype he supplied to Spyderco (Spyderco uses “ruby red”, the darker more crimson version). Just because the original Kapara had a red backspacer doesn’t mean that every sprint or exclusive of it also must have that color backspacer, I’d hope the outfit ordering it would have some say in the color scheme. :)
As I said, its your knife to customise if you want. I dont have a Kapara yet and would prefer it with red as the original. When DLT realeases the micarta, I will buy it with whatever color they choose.

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Re: DLT Kapara Exclusive!

Postby SpyderGrill » Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:51 pm

JuPaul wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:30 pm
SpyderGrill wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:56 pm
JuPaul wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:25 pm
So in anticipation of this one, I ordered a blue backspacer direct from Alistair Philips. I think it'll look great with the grey. Fingers crossed I can get the knife to go with it!
Kapara is a red backed spider, reason for the red back spacer. Me personally would leave it as is.

But yes, different colors are cool if thats what you like on your knife.

I had a bad case of black widows in my garage here in Florida
I get it, and I definitely think the red is great, especially on the original. But y'all know I like to personalize my knives, and the designer himself is selling the other colors, so he approves, too. ;)
Personalize away, show some piks when your done!

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Re: DLT Kapara Exclusive!

Postby DLTJordan » Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:06 am

RadioactiveSpyder wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:12 pm
DLTJordan wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:06 am
There will absolutely be micarta.
Hi Jordan, will one of your go-to scale makers be “Ripp-ing” out these custom scales by any chance, or is it someone new? Thanks! :)
Yessir, Ripps has those among other scales on the production schedule for us.

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Re: DLT Kapara Exclusive!

Postby Gsg9 » Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:25 am

That looks kinda gray...
And I bet they didn't cut that apple with Kapara :D

Unfortunately they kinda ruined the exclusives by making the nicest handle on the standard model in CF, all the G10 variations will look downgraded, S30V is good enough for me so I'm good.

On the other hand we can see weird colors selling, Grinch-green or vomit-yellow anybody?

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Re: DLT Kapara Exclusive!

Postby JuPaul » Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:58 pm

DLTJordan wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:06 am
RadioactiveSpyder wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:12 pm
DLTJordan wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:06 am
There will absolutely be micarta.
Hi Jordan, will one of your go-to scale makers be “Ripp-ing” out these custom scales by any chance, or is it someone new? Thanks! :)
Yessir, Ripps has those among other scales on the production schedule for us.
Awesome news!
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Re: DLT Kapara Exclusive!

Postby GiftedMisfit » Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:31 pm

The marbled CF on the original is beautiful. No lies. Absolutely luxurious.
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Re: DLT Kapara Exclusive!

Postby JuPaul » Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:53 pm

Gettin' excited for this one, especially with the prospect of micarta scales coming soon, too!
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Re: DLT Kapara Exclusive!

Postby cycleguy » Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:02 pm

Catch 22 for me and Murphy is lurking!!!

I know if I buy this, my dream knife will become available; and I won't have the money for it!!! And if I don't, my dream knife won't become available and I'll have missed out on this one!!! :( What to do ... what to do ... :spyder:

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Re: DLT Kapara Exclusive!

Postby Bemo » Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:41 pm

Wow yeah big dilemma for me as well.

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Re: DLT Kapara Exclusive!

Postby Holland » Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:49 pm

cycleguy wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:02 pm
Catch 22 for me and Murphy is lurking!!!

I know if I buy this, my dream knife will become available; and I won't have the money for it!!! And if I don't, my dream knife won't become available and I'll have missed out on this one!!! :( What to do ... what to do ... :spyder:

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