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Sprint Vallotton?

Postby MacLaren » Thu May 21, 2020 12:17 pm

Hi Sal,
Was just wandering about the possibility of a Sprint Run of the Vallotton. Nothing to change the appearance or anything, just a new steel. Like CTS-204P or any of that family?
Or, actually how about a 4V version?
At any rate, I just love my Vallotton and wanted to get this request out there. Thanx!

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Re: Sprint Vallotton?

Postby Larry_Mott » Thu May 21, 2020 3:26 pm

A white linen Micarta or polished white Micarta would be the greatest IMO:
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Re: Sprint Vallotton?

Postby MacLaren » Thu May 21, 2020 4:37 pm

The Vallotton has earned its stripes imo.
Definitely worthy of a Sprint Run :D

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Re: Sprint Vallotton?

Postby Evil D » Thu May 21, 2020 5:11 pm

I sold mine to a retired officer who fell in love with it after about the 20th time he asked if I was carrying it. I probably would have kept it forever otherwise. I'd probably be interested in a sprint, depending on the combo.
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Re: Sprint Vallotton?

Postby Sumdumguy » Thu May 21, 2020 5:16 pm

Larry_Mott wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 3:26 pm
A white linen Micarta or polished white Micarta would be the greatest IMO:
I'm down with this.

As for steel, you know what I would choose. ;)

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Re: Sprint Vallotton?

Postby Larry_Mott » Fri May 22, 2020 2:57 pm

Sumdumguy wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 5:16 pm
Larry_Mott wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 3:26 pm
A white linen Micarta or polished white Micarta would be the greatest IMO:
I'm down with this.

As for steel, you know what I would choose. ;)
As for steel you know i wouldn't care much ;) :D
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Re: Sprint Vallotton?

Postby MacLaren » Fri May 22, 2020 3:26 pm

Doesn't look as if anything will happen anyways fellas.
Sal has yet to say anything.

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Re: Sprint Vallotton?

Postby Dazen » Fri May 22, 2020 4:26 pm

Smooth Carbon Fiber and you have my attention!

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Re: Sprint Vallotton?

Postby MacLaren » Fri May 22, 2020 4:50 pm

Dazen wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 4:26 pm
Smooth Carbon Fiber and you have my attention!
Have you ever held a Vallotton before?
I think the Polished G10 is just as bit as good as smooth carbon fiber.
It's an awesome blade.

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Re: Sprint Vallotton?

Postby Dazen » Fri May 22, 2020 5:26 pm

MacLaren wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 4:50 pm
Dazen wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 4:26 pm
Smooth Carbon Fiber and you have my attention!
Have you ever held a Vallotton before?
I think the Polished G10 is just as bit as good as smooth carbon fiber.
It's an awesome blade.
I just love everything Carbon Fiber. I get tired of colored anything, carbon fiber is basically black with so much more depth. Nowadays it’s about the only thing that makes me jump on a knife. I do love burgundy though :D

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Re: Sprint Vallotton?

Postby MacLaren » Fri May 22, 2020 5:28 pm

Dazen wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 5:26 pm
MacLaren wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 4:50 pm
Dazen wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 4:26 pm
Smooth Carbon Fiber and you have my attention!
Have you ever held a Vallotton before?
I think the Polished G10 is just as bit as good as smooth carbon fiber.
It's an awesome blade.
I just love everything Carbon Fiber. I get tired of colored anything, carbon fiber is basically black with so much more depth. Nowadays it’s about the only thing that makes me jump on a knife. I do love burgundy though :D
Oh, I understand :)
Its just that polished G10 on the Vallotton, Spyderco did extremely well with it.

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Re: Sprint Vallotton?

Postby Dazen » Fri May 22, 2020 5:37 pm

MacLaren wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 5:28 pm
Dazen wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 5:26 pm
MacLaren wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 4:50 pm
Dazen wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 4:26 pm
Smooth Carbon Fiber and you have my attention!
Have you ever held a Vallotton before?
I think the Polished G10 is just as bit as good as smooth carbon fiber.
It's an awesome blade.
I just love everything Carbon Fiber. I get tired of colored anything, carbon fiber is basically black with so much more depth. Nowadays it’s about the only thing that makes me jump on a knife. I do love burgundy though :D
Oh, I understand :)
Its just that polished G10 on the Vallotton, Spyderco did extremely well with it.
Honestly, a sprint with a nice steel and polished white or burgundy G10/Micarta might interest me. A knife with bolsters need a classy color.

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Re: Sprint Vallotton?

Postby MacLaren » Sat May 23, 2020 2:19 pm

Ya know fellas, maybe a Sprint Run really should be done....it could be to honor Butch, who just recently passed
Hopefully Sal will let us know whether this is possible or not

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Re: Sprint Vallotton?

Postby sal » Sat May 23, 2020 2:44 pm

I understand Eric has a Vallotton planned.

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Re: Sprint Vallotton?

Postby MacLaren » Sat May 23, 2020 2:51 pm

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

sal
Very cool. Thanx Sal.

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Re: Sprint Vallotton?

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.

sal
That will be a great way to honor him, thanks Sal.

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Re: Sprint Vallotton?

Postby w3tnz » Sat May 23, 2020 4:22 pm

Looking forward to seeing this design. Hopefully it will be tip up only, it was a real shame the bolsters got the swiss cheese treatment on the last two models.

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Re: Sprint Vallotton?

Postby Mushroom » Sat May 23, 2020 4:31 pm

I wonder if we would ever see an AUTO version of the Vallotton with the hidden scale switch? Like the custom mod Mr. Valloton would do to the production pieces. That would really be something special! :spyder:
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Re: Sprint Vallotton?

Postby JacksonKnives » Sat May 23, 2020 4:37 pm

I think "blackwood" CF (crosscut to show side grain instead of weave) would work very well for the Vallotton.
White paper micarta is another good choice.

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Re: Sprint Vallotton?

Postby ABX2011 » Sat May 23, 2020 4:52 pm

I love the polished G-10 and the thick liner lock. The Mini has better handle contouring. What ruins them both for me is the Spydie hump. Take that away and those knives become beautiful.


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