Sal's Casual Bombshell Thread

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Re: Sal's Casual Bombshell Thread

Postby DukeNiemand » Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:10 pm

From the "Shaman - Primal Instincts" thread:
sal wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 5:58 pm
Hi Julia,

Do you know how much thinner it is %?

I usually thin out most of my blades for personal use. We use good enough steels to handle it.

Just as a bit of a tease; I mentioned earlier that there are two more versions based on th Shaman pattern. One is thinner stock and a lighter handle and the other is a "sans finger choil".

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Re: Sal's Casual Bombshell Thread

Postby vivi » Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:37 pm

That's unexpected. I wonder if this will be the start of a "performance series" of knives with thinner blade stock?
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Re: Sal's Casual Bombshell Thread

Postby Sonorum » Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:25 pm

vivi wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:37 pm
That's unexpected. I wonder if this will be the start of a "performance series" of knives with thinner blade stock?
This would please me a lot!

Imagine having the choice of a say a normal Delica, a Delica Salt, and a Delica Performance with the blade thickness of a Chaparral.
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Re: Sal's Casual Bombshell Thread

Postby Wartstein » Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:16 am

Sal on a possible FRN Shaman:

"As I understand it, Eric is planning an FRN model in addition to what I'm currently working on. the issue is capacity in Golden. So as models are put into queue, the time line increases."

From the "Shaman: Primal instincts?" - thread (https://forum.spyderco.com/viewtopic.ph ... 0#p1460335)
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Re: Sal's Casual Bombshell Thread

Postby nerdlock » Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:56 pm

sal wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:17 pm
Hi Fireman,

Not only thanx for your service, thanx for being here and sharing. Nothing makes a knife happier than serving it's master.

While I've not given it a lot of thought, A Sheepfoot Military FRN might serve?

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Re: Sal's Casual Bombshell Thread

Postby Evil D » Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:58 pm

Wow a sheepsfoot Military....I'm not sure what to think of that. I'd have to sheepscliffe the heck out of it.
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Re: Sal's Casual Bombshell Thread

Postby nerdlock » Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:01 pm

sal wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:35 pm

I'm currently testing a unique design by a Japanese custom maker. Very bright blade maker. It's a rough job, but someone has to do it. :)
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Re: Sal's Casual Bombshell Thread

Postby sal » Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:23 pm

vivi wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:37 pm
That's unexpected. I wonder if this will be the start of a "performance series" of knives with thinner blade stock?
Hi Vivi,

No, The model you are speaking is is a Delica with a very thin high hollow grind. It's currently on hold due to other models ahead of it.

sal

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Re: Sal's Casual Bombshell Thread

Postby skeeg11 » Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:07 pm

Very much looking forward to high hollow grinds filling the void in Spyderco's lineup.

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Re: Sal's Casual Bombshell Thread

Postby Woodpuppy » Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:25 pm

Evil D wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:58 pm
Wow a sheepsfoot Military....I'm not sure what to think of that. I'd have to sheepscliffe the heck out of it.
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Re: Sal's Casual Bombshell Thread

Postby prndltech » Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:16 pm

sal wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:23 pm
vivi wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:37 pm
That's unexpected. I wonder if this will be the start of a "performance series" of knives with thinner blade stock?
Hi Vivi,

No, The model you are speaking is is a Delica with a very thin high hollow grind. It's currently on hold due to other models ahead of it.

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Re: Sal's Casual Bombshell Thread

Postby Albatross » Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:13 am

prndltech wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:16 pm
sal wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:23 pm
vivi wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:37 pm
That's unexpected. I wonder if this will be the start of a "performance series" of knives with thinner blade stock?
Hi Vivi,

No, The model you are speaking is is a Delica with a very thin high hollow grind. It's currently on hold due to other models ahead of it.

sal
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There was a poll and discussion about this, started in 2018. Last year, Sal mentioned a Delica with a high hollow grind, and maybe some special heat treatments as well(we asked for it, I don't remember if Sal confirmed). It's worth a read anyway.

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=79799&hilit=Performance+flasb+batch
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 Dazen » Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:08 am

sal wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:16 pm
Hi Kiku,

1. was answered

2. Weight reduction to be the same as the "live" blade. Also, trainers were originally all made with red handles so they are easily identified. Then customers were repeatedly asking for red knives with "live" blades so we honored their requests and made some red live knives.

3. We just got a quote back from the maker for a Curwear Proficient with Micarta handles. The price was not much lower than the S90V version. Sine the request was for a lower cost, we opted not to go forward. The majority of the cost is in the machining of the handle.

sal

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Re: Sal's Casual Bombshell Thread

Postby JRinFL » Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:34 am

sal wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:23 pm
vivi wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:37 pm
That's unexpected. I wonder if this will be the start of a "performance series" of knives with thinner blade stock?
Hi Vivi,

No, The model you are speaking is is a Delica with a very thin high hollow grind. It's currently on hold due to other models ahead of it.

sal
Thank you, high hollow ground is my favorite grind. Hopefully it makes it to market. Maybe you can convince one of the companies having exclusives made to switch to that grind? Might help get it to market sooner?
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Re: Sal's Casual Bombshell Thread

Postby Doc Dan » Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:41 am

Where can I pay my money? A high hollow ground Delica would be a fantastic cutting instrument.
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Re: Sal's Casual Bombshell Thread

Postby ZrowsN1s » Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:02 pm

I'm exited to know the Performance Delica is in the production queue. A big thanks to Sal for indulging us knife nuts :D
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Re: Sal's Casual Bombshell Thread

Postby nerdlock » Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:20 pm

All I know is that a HG Delica would look amazing in photos. Nothing like the light transition effect on well-lit photos of a hollow ground blade.
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Re: Sal's Casual Bombshell Thread

Postby cycleguy » Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:29 pm

Is it an anniversary model?

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Re: Sal's Casual Bombshell Thread

Postby ZrowsN1s » Fri Oct 23, 2020 1:50 am

cycleguy wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:29 pm
Is it an anniversary model?

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viewtopic.php?f=2&t=79799&hilit=Performance+flasb+batch

Here's a link to the relevant thread.
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Re: Sal's Casual Bombshell Thread

Postby The Meat man » Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:09 pm

Not sure if this qualifies as a bombshell, but here is a bit of information all you Shaman lovers might like to know:
sal wrote:
Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:40 pm
There are also quite a few exclusives, both new and reorders. Seems like the design is more popular than we thought.

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