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Re: Sal's Casual Bombshell Thread

Postby archangel » Thu May 21, 2020 3:42 am

Guys, once again, let's keep this thread reserved for actual Bombshell posts by Sal. Comment on everything else in individual threads.
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Re: Sal's Casual Bombshell Thread

Postby Albatross » Thu May 21, 2020 10:24 am

From the "Sharpening a Knife" thread.
sal wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 10:10 am
Hi Kat,

The CBN stones are more for re-profiling the edge. Light strokes. I use them to make sure the two sides of the edge are met. It is possible that you can get some edges shaving sharp with just CBN.

We have a new CBN flat stone with 400 mesh on one side and 1,000 mesh on the other side. I sharpened a proto 3.5" CPK with just the 400 mesh and was able to just barely shave.

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Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:01 pm

...But in general, I'm all about high performance, Ergos, safety. That's why I've been accused of "deigning in the dark"...

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Re: Sal's Casual Bombshell Thread

Postby Cambertree » Fri May 22, 2020 7:19 am

Thanks Albatross. That's the good news for the sharpening nerds out there.

Here's the not so good news for those who recall JDSpydo's longtime championing of the discontinued 701 Profile stone set:
sal wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 9:26 pm
Hi Cambertree,

We got new quotes on the 701 Profiles and we felt they were too expensive to make them and be successful.

Sorry

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Re: Sal's Casual Bombshell Thread

Postby Albatross » Fri May 22, 2020 7:48 am

No problem Cambertree.
sal wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:01 pm

...But in general, I'm all about high performance, Ergos, safety. That's why I've been accused of "deigning in the dark"...

sal

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Re: Sal's Casual Bombshell Thread

Postby Freediver » Sat May 23, 2020 2:53 pm

sal wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 2:44 pm
I understand Eric has a Vallotton planned.

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Re: Sal's Casual Bombshell Thread

Postby Sharp Guy » Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:24 pm

"I have a Shaman version with no finger choil on which I'm working. I also have a smaller version of the Rock jumper on which I am working.

sal"


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Re: Sal's Casual Bombshell Thread

Postby archangel » Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:30 am

About the Counter Puppy:
sal wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:52 pm
Hi Archangel,

We have 2 more sizes planned.

sal
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Re: Sal's Casual Bombshell Thread

Postby JMM » Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:50 pm

Per Sal, TWO new Shaman versions are in the works.... YES!

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JMM,

I have 2 new designs based on the Shaman. Both are still a ways off, so not much to say.

sal
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Well, all I can say about that is WOOO-HOOO!!! :) ;) :D :o

Thanks for the info/update, I know lots of folks will be excited to hear this!

Cheers,

John

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Re: Sal's Casual Bombshell Thread

Postby Cambertree » Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:32 pm

Interesting news from the Affordable Fixed Blade thread:
sal wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:48 am
Hi Carrot, Cycleguy,

Thanx for the input. We'll make up an "Enuff 2" proto with 3mm stock and a 4" blade. As long as the handle doesn't change, there is little tooling costs for the handle. Tooling up for an FRN sheath would be expensive, but we'll make Kydex (Boltaron) sheaths for testing.

The Fixed blade design that I'm developing at this time has a very similar handle, though a bit longer.

sal
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Re: Sal's Casual Bombshell Thread

Postby abbazaba » Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:19 pm

Not a slip joint guy, but does this count
sal wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:15 pm
Hi Cobra,

I've got a 3.5" UK (CPK - Canadian Pen knife ) that will probably go into production and I've got drawing for a larger Roadie.

sal
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Re: Sal's Casual Bombshell Thread

Postby Liquid Cobra » Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:40 pm

abbazaba wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:19 pm
Not a slip joint guys, but does this count
sal wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:15 pm
Hi Cobra,

I've got a 3.5" UK (CPK - Canadian Pen knife ) that will probably go into production and I've got drawing for a larger Roadie.

sal
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I came here to write the same exact thing but you beat me to it. This is absolutely a bombshell. Something for us crazy Canadians!!!
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Re: Sal's Casual Bombshell Thread

Postby kennethsime » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:28 pm

sal wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:13 pm
Hi Wednesday,

I would say a lot of that is Eric. Also two of us Cut a wider arc in design, innovation and quality. We have a few totally new innovations in-the-works. FYI, Eric's 11 year old son, Kobe, is starting to sit in on some of our R & D meetings.

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Re: Sal's Casual Bombshell Thread

Postby zenheretic » Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:15 pm

Sorry to ask, but I just stumbled on a newer Spyderco called the Bombshell. I hope somebody reported it in this thread. The person who started it must have been super cool.

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Re: Sal's Casual Bombshell Thread

Postby SpyderNut » Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:21 pm

zenheretic wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:15 pm
Sorry to ask, but I just stumbled on a newer Spyderco called the Bombshell. I hope somebody reported it in this thread. The person who started it must have been super cool.
Good to see you back, Zen. It’s been a while. ;) Still have that impressive Ronin collection?
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Re: Sal's Casual Bombshell Thread

Postby zenheretic » Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:56 pm

SpyderNut wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:21 pm
zenheretic wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:15 pm
Sorry to ask, but I just stumbled on a newer Spyderco called the Bombshell. I hope somebody reported it in this thread. The person who started it must have been super cool.
Good to see you back, Zen. It’s been a while. ;) Still have that impressive Ronin collection?
Hi dude. Just passing through. Hope to get back soon. Sal and the gang have really been busy these past few years. The swayback looks great. Will be a classic for people who don't need crowbars.

The Ronin was a more elegant blade from a more civilized age. I do not. Everyone forgets Snubnose had more than me. Pretty sure we had the market cornered for awhile though. :) Would be cool to see a sprint in white Micarta for the original Ronin. Have both a white and black handle would be a bit of yin and yang.

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Re: Sal's Casual Bombshell Thread

Postby JD Spydo » Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:46 am

zenheretic wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:56 pm
SpyderNut wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:21 pm
zenheretic wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:15 pm
Sorry to ask, but I just stumbled on a newer Spyderco called the Bombshell. I hope somebody reported it in this thread. The person who started it must have been super cool.
Good to see you back, Zen. It’s been a while. ;) Still have that impressive Ronin collection?
Hi dude. Just passing through. Hope to get back soon. Sal and the gang have really been busy these past few years. The swayback looks great. Will be a classic for people who don't need crowbars.

The Ronin was a more elegant blade from a more civilized age. I do not. Everyone forgets Snubnose had more than me. Pretty sure we had the market cornered for awhile though. :) Would be cool to see a sprint in white Micarta for the original Ronin. Have both a white and black handle would be a bit of yin and yang.
Holy Toledo!!! Brother Zenheretic finally comes back for a visit!!! This reminds me of a line in the first Pet Sematary movie ( 1989 vintage). Where Fred Gwyne who played Jud Crandall said the immortal line "What Is Your's Will Always Come Home To You" :eek: :D Well Brother I'm glad you knew your way back home again ;)
This goes to prove that good threads never die on this forum. Even my old 2005 era New Hawkbill thread pops up from time to time :D Not to mention lady Simona's photo thread lasted so long too.
Well ZEN I hope you decide to stay a while. You country is calling you>> Spyder-Nation is still in need of a few good men :cool:

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Re: Sal's Casual Bombshell Thread

Postby carrot » Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:11 pm

Re: updated steels for China Spyderco’s, in the Tenacious LW thread
sal wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:52 pm
Thanx Carrot.

Eric worked on that project for a long time, both with the knife maker and the plastics maker. I think they all did an exceptional job. Now he's working on updated steels with the maker.

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Re: Sal's Casual Bombshell Thread

Postby fixall » Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:33 pm

carrot wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:11 pm
Re: updated steels for China Spyderco’s, in the Tenacious LW thread
sal wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:52 pm
Thanx Carrot.

Eric worked on that project for a long time, both with the knife maker and the plastics maker. I think they all did an exceptional job. Now he's working on updated steels with the maker.

sal
Hmm... BD1N perhaps? That would be rad.

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Re: Sal's Casual Bombshell Thread

Postby archangel » Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:27 am

Stop the chit-chat already, this thread is JUST for the old man's big news!! Pleeeeease...
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Re: Sal's Casual Bombshell Thread

Postby Cambertree » Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:57 am

Wrdwright was asking about a coarser brown Goldenstone, which we had previously been given to understand probably wouldn't happen, due to the wear characteristics of the brown ceramic.
sal wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:51 pm
Hi Wrdwrght,

I was just thinking about how could we do that? I think we'd have to offer them with no warrantee against wear? We're getting ready to make another run of Goldenstones. HHHhhhmmmmm.

BTW, I'm planning a CBN "Duckfoot" to go with the Goldenstone.

sal
So it might, MIGHT be a possibility.

And it's good to hear we'll be getting more CBN Duckfoots.

From the 701 Profile Stone Instructions thread:

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