Any chance for a slysz bowie sprint?

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Any chance for a slysz bowie sprint?

Postby plow_2 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:29 am

I finally decided to buy one when it was discontinued and now the secondary market has exploded. A sprint would be awesome.

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Re: Any chance for a slysz bowie sprint?

Postby Daveho » Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:15 am

Another run would be fantastic, sprint or not.

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Re: Any chance for a slysz bowie sprint?

Postby Bdubs808 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:24 am

I doubt it. History shows that models produced in Taichung, Taiwan don't get Sprint Runs. There were a couple variants of the Southard, a couple of Positrons (one was a KC Exclusive), and a couple of Szabo folders; but no Sprint Runs.

I do hope a Sprint Slysz Bowie is made one day anyway.
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Re: Any chance for a slysz bowie sprint?

Postby knivesandbooks » Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:28 am

I would also like to see a sprint or re-run. A re-run in M4 would be dope
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Re: Any chance for a slysz bowie sprint?

Postby SF Native » Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:47 am

We have seen other Taiwan sprints. The ppt comes to mind. I’m more interested in a more affordable Bowie 2 with one side g10 in a similar manner to the rubicon2. Its an expensive model at $300. How much would a full ti sprint with m390 be? $350? Seems out of reach to most people and not sure it would sell well.

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Re: Any chance for a slysz bowie sprint?

Postby FX sniper » Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:03 pm

YES , S. Bowie 2 with G10., many colors, different steels. Maybe more pronounced drop on that clip point.

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Re: Any chance for a slysz bowie sprint?

Postby Bdubs808 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:36 pm

Yes, I completely forget about the new PPT Sprint.
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Re: Any chance for a slysz bowie sprint?

Postby dplafoll » Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:14 pm

SF Native wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:47 am
We have seen other Taiwan sprints. The ppt comes to mind. I’m more interested in a more affordable Bowie 2 with one side g10 in a similar manner to the rubicon2. Its an expensive model at $300. How much would a full ti sprint with m390 be? $350? Seems out of reach to most people and not sure it would sell well.
I respectfully disagree. If they did a full-Ti sprint of the Slysz Bowie in M390, they'd sell every single one of them, and very quickly too. It's an extremely well-loved design even among folks who aren't Spyderco addicts, it's been discontinued, and M390 is fantastic. I know I'd buy one, and the other 1199 would sell just as fast.
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Re: Any chance for a slysz bowie sprint?

Postby murphjd25 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:13 pm

Probably less then a 0% chance lol
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Re: Any chance for a slysz bowie sprint?

Postby vernonremington » Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:16 pm

Highly unlikely. I still can’t believe it was discontinued.

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Re: Any chance for a slysz bowie sprint?

Postby SF Native » Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:44 pm

dplafoll wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:14 pm
SF Native wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:47 am
We have seen other Taiwan sprints. The ppt comes to mind. I’m more interested in a more affordable Bowie 2 with one side g10 in a similar manner to the rubicon2. Its an expensive model at $300. How much would a full ti sprint with m390 be? $350? Seems out of reach to most people and not sure it would sell well.
I respectfully disagree. If they did a full-Ti sprint of the Slysz Bowie in M390, they'd sell every single one of them, and very quickly too. It's an extremely well-loved design even among folks who aren't Spyderco addicts, it's been discontinued, and M390 is fantastic. I know I'd buy one, and the other 1199 would sell just as fast.
I’m sure you are right Patrick. It would sell. I only want an affordable option for personal reasons as I couldn’t quite pull the trigger at $300. It’s purely a mental block. But it seems they could sell these going upscale or down.
This model would do well going down in my opinion. Heck, do both.

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Re: Any chance for a slysz bowie sprint?

Postby Bodog » Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:47 pm

SF Native wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:44 pm
dplafoll wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:14 pm
SF Native wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:47 am
We have seen other Taiwan sprints. The ppt comes to mind. I’m more interested in a more affordable Bowie 2 with one side g10 in a similar manner to the rubicon2. Its an expensive model at $300. How much would a full ti sprint with m390 be? $350? Seems out of reach to most people and not sure it would sell well.
I respectfully disagree. If they did a full-Ti sprint of the Slysz Bowie in M390, they'd sell every single one of them, and very quickly too. It's an extremely well-loved design even among folks who aren't Spyderco addicts, it's been discontinued, and M390 is fantastic. I know I'd buy one, and the other 1199 would sell just as fast.
I’m sure you are right Patrick. It would sell. I only want an affordable option for personal reasons as I couldn’t quite pull the trigger at $300. It’s purely a mental block. But it seems they could sell these going upscale or down.
This model would do well going down in my opinion. Heck, do both.
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Re: Any chance for a slysz bowie sprint?

Postby plow_2 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:58 pm

I think now that it's discontinued and everyone (including me) missed their chance they would sell fast. they're selling for 400 on the secondary market pretty easily.

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Re: Any chance for a slysz bowie sprint?

Postby wrisher » Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:10 pm

dplafoll wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:14 pm
SF Native wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:47 am
We have seen other Taiwan sprints. The ppt comes to mind. I’m more interested in a more affordable Bowie 2 with one side g10 in a similar manner to the rubicon2. Its an expensive model at $300. How much would a full ti sprint with m390 be? $350? Seems out of reach to most people and not sure it would sell well.
I respectfully disagree. If they did a full-Ti sprint of the Slysz Bowie in M390, they'd sell every single one of them, and very quickly too. It's an extremely well-loved design even among folks who aren't Spyderco addicts, it's been discontinued, and M390 is fantastic. I know I'd buy one, and the other 1199 would sell just as fast.
Totally agreed, I haven’t been much of a fan of spyderco, but I do own a slysz and I think it is one of the most solid knives I’ve ever owned hands down. Spyderco knocked this out of the park. Still wondering why they discontinued it...

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Re: Any chance for a slysz bowie sprint?

Postby wrisher » Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:13 pm

plow_2 wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:58 pm
I think now that it's discontinued and everyone (including me) missed their chance they would sell fast. they're selling for 400 on the secondary market pretty easily.
One on eBay sold for $555! It’s nuts, I got lucky and bought mine for $350 LNIB, still high, but definitely better than $555...
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Re: Any chance for a slysz bowie sprint?

Postby jasong™ » Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:18 pm

wrisher wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:13 pm
plow_2 wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:58 pm
I think now that it's discontinued and everyone (including me) missed their chance they would sell fast. they're selling for 400 on the secondary market pretty easily.
One on eBay sold for $555! It’s nuts, I got lucky and bought mine for $350 LNIB, still high, but definitely better than $555...
Instagram is a great place to look, #knifesales are everywhere.
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Re: Any chance for a slysz bowie sprint?

Postby aaronkb » Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:17 pm

Been kicking myself ever since I just barely missed a chance to get one for $300 from ApostleP.

A sprint run or a revival of the model would be awesome for fans/users and would be a well-deserved kick in the nuts for folks who sell a $300 for $600 on the secondary market.

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Re: Any chance for a slysz bowie sprint?

Postby curlyhairedboy » Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:00 am

if they do bring it back, please make sure it has a lockbar insert.
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Re: Any chance for a slysz bowie sprint?

Postby Ez556 » Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:37 am

Oh man, if they did re-release it as a sprint run can you imagine the flipping that would happen? There would be more contention than over the Cruwear/Micarta Shaman!
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Re: Any chance for a slysz bowie sprint?

Postby abbazaba » Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:48 am

While I think it's highly unlikely, I would jump on a sprint.

What I really hope is that Spyderco brings it back with a full production run for all those who missed out. It's a great knife and doesn't need a fancy steel or a lockbar/overtravel addition IMO. Let's just hope they still have the "tooling".

Looking toward the future, I'm still hoping for the similar but slimmer Spyderco'd Slysz Rat https://www.instagram.com/p/BNuwTkzAOMp ... hare_sheet, the Slysz Swaback is all but guaranteed, and I'd be surprised if we don't eventually see a Techno3 flipper https://www.instagram.com/p/BvJ-94aDfs7 ... hare_sheet or Hummingbird https://www.instagram.com/p/B38uTRPj1si ... hare_sheet.


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