Military 2. What exactly is going on?

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Re: Military 2. What exactly is going on?

Postby Pancake » Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:19 am

abbazaba wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:47 am
Is the Military really a big seller? I know the fans love it (I have 5),but the exclusives and sprints are usually pretty slow to sell comparatively speaking. Maybe they don't see a projected ROI that makes sense for a 2?

I know the shape of the current clip complicates it, but I'm still shocked they didn't introduce tip up with the CQI years ago. Would have solved the #1 complaint and possibly generated more sales.
That is a fair point Abbazaba. We don´t know how many Millies are sold each year.....but for sure they move slower then PM2 or Para3, which often just sell out in seconds.
I think one possible problem with Millie is that it is just big knife. And a lot of people just don´t buy big knives.
I agree on that tip up carry, that could push more people to actually buy one.
Like I said, I am ,,ok“ with tip down, but the damm linerlock :(
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Re: Military 2. What exactly is going on?

Postby Vivi » Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:49 am

Yet another reminder that this thread was intended to be about an existing design. ;)

Maybe one day we can try this subject again, lol.

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Re: Military 2. What exactly is going on?

Postby Pancake » Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:31 am

Vivi wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:49 am
Yet another reminder that this thread was intended to be about an existing design. ;)

Maybe one day we can try this subject again, lol.
I think that Military 2 is going to be the best Spyderco that never was.
In the pocket: Chaparral FRN, Native Chief, Police 4 K390
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Plans for future: Swick 5, Police 4 LW, Manix XL (?), Stretch 2 (?)
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Re: Military 2. What exactly is going on?

Postby blues » Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:36 am

I think the Military was my first Spyderco back in the 90's, or at least one of the first. I then sort of ignored it for a decade or two until it recently emerged at the top of my list recently with the Police 4. Even the Shaman doesn't seem to be able to displace it.

Truth be told, I really kind of enjoy all the Spydies I own...but the Military is iconic.

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Re: Military 2. What exactly is going on?

Postby Ez556 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:55 am

I'm not that passionate for or against liner locks, so the change to the Stop-Lock isn't a ground breaking revelation to me, but the fact Sal indicated a change in clip positions for the Military 2 really interests me.
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Does that complexity decrease the simplicity? Not at all.

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Re: Military 2. What exactly is going on?

Postby kennethsime » Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:19 am

Bump. Would love to see a Military 2.
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Re: Military 2. What exactly is going on?

Postby Pancake » Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:13 pm

Stop lock, 4 way clip and the same handle and blade. Ok, I could live without the 4 way clip.....but make it happened Spyderco.
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Re: Military 2. What exactly is going on?

Postby sal » Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:30 pm

I have a Compression lock prototype.

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Re: Military 2. What exactly is going on?

Postby VashHash » Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:31 pm

sal wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:30 pm
I have a Compression lock prototype.

sal
This is amazing. I would buy this immediately.

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Re: Military 2. What exactly is going on?

Postby Wartstein » Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:34 pm

sal wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:30 pm
I have a Compression lock prototype.

sal
MANY will be very excited to hear this and that's great!!! :)

But I personally still hope for the stop lock (or backlock or CBBL)
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Re: Military 2. What exactly is going on?

Postby blues » Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:41 pm

sal wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:30 pm
I have a Compression lock prototype.

sal
Showoff!

:p

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Re: Military 2. What exactly is going on?

Postby dogrunner » Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:44 pm

Compression lock is good-to-go

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Re: Military 2. What exactly is going on?

Postby Pancake » Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:48 pm

sal wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:30 pm
I have a Compression lock prototype.

sal
Shame, but I know a ton of people is going to love it.
In the pocket: Chaparral FRN, Native Chief, Police 4 K390
On belt: Bow River, Waterway

Plans for future: Swick 5, Police 4 LW, Manix XL (?), Stretch 2 (?)
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Re: Military 2. What exactly is going on?

Postby prndltech » Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:03 pm

Yup. The masses will love a compression lock mili. However, that puts me firm in the no camp.
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Re: Military 2. What exactly is going on?

Postby sal » Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:04 pm

blues wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:41 pm
sal wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:30 pm
I have a Compression lock prototype.

sal
Showoff!

:p

Guilty :o

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Re: Military 2. What exactly is going on?

Postby prndltech » Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:05 pm

I’d love to see an XL mili, in SE of course!
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Re: Military 2. What exactly is going on?

Postby wrdwrght » Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:09 pm

sal wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:30 pm
I have a Compression lock prototype.

sal
Sal, I try not to look at gift horses the wrong way, not least because I love the comp lock, but has the stop lock proven inappropriate for the Millie?
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Re: Military 2. What exactly is going on?

Postby steelcity16 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:05 pm

sal wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:30 pm

I have a Compression lock prototype.

sal

Seems like a good one roll out in OD Green Cru-carta rather than testing the waters with more black/s30V. I'll be first in line for the former and pass on the latter while I wait for a sprint of the former. ;)
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Re: Military 2. What exactly is going on?

Postby dogrunner » Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:46 pm

Agree on the steel - let's skip s30V and go for the in-demand, sales-driving steels (see, it's a win-win for ELUs and Spyderco :)). I am less concerned about scales, as long as it is G10, micarta, or CF (just not ti).

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Re: Military 2. What exactly is going on?

Postby sal » Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:00 pm

wrdwrght wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:09 pm
sal wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:30 pm
I have a Compression lock prototype.

sal
Sal, I try not to look at gift horses the wrong way, not least because I love the comp lock, but has the stop lock proven inappropriate for the Millie?
Hi Marc,

We're still playing with stop locks as well. Eric wants to bring out new locks each year. We have a few not used much or at all yet.

sal


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