Time for a New Cricket Sprint Run?

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Time for a New Cricket Sprint Run?

Postby Glenn » Thu May 31, 2001 12:00 am

Please, Sal



It is pretty much impossible to get an old aluminum Cricket and supplies for the carbon fiber model are dwindling. I know that last winter Sal asked forumites if they would be interested in a alimite or colored FRN version.



The almite might be a good substitute for those that miss the aluminum model. Either the Ayoob black or Chinese Lum Green would look very cool on a almite Cricket.



A dark green, blue or orange FRN Cricket would also be nice.



I believe that there is also a prototype of the Cricket with handles composed of the inlay material used on the Vesuvius. That would be a very sharp looking knife.



A long time ago I heard of a picture of g10 Cricket prototype in a Japanese knife magazine. I think a colored g10 Cricket would be a real great knife.



Personally I will buy pretty much any variation of the Cricket (except for the pink FRN). Is there any one else interested in another Cricket variation?



- Glenn



Edited by - glenn on 5/31/2001 3:45:52 PM

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Postby cutler34 » Thu May 31, 2001 3:06 pm

Blue FRN would be just perfect.

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Postby vampyrewolf » Thu May 31, 2001 4:58 pm

I wouldn't mind a Army Green (or camo) FRN or G-10 cricket. I would love a plain edge cricket to use for backup, incase my serrated needs sharpening.

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Postby Michael G73 » Thu May 31, 2001 5:00 pm

Considering all of my attempts to locate an aluminum Cricket have turned up dead-ends, I'm ALL FOR a new sprint run of almite (close enough to aluminum)! <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle> <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle> <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle> <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle> <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle>

Colors? How about black (most wide-spread appeal, I'd bet).

Other subtle/utilitarian colors:

Olive/drab green
Rust/orangish-brownish-reddish

I know, it sounds boring, but I think they'd look really good. (Did I mention I prefer earth-toned colors?)

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Postby sam the man.. » Thu May 31, 2001 8:04 pm

Ti-cricket... <img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle>

have spydies will travel

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Postby br44 » Thu May 31, 2001 8:11 pm

I agree with samo. How about blue colored. I guess I'm lucky having a number of almite crickets lying around.

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Postby patogordo » Thu May 31, 2001 8:22 pm

any new cricket would be great, still looking por a plain cf one <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle>

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Postby SharpeML » Thu May 31, 2001 8:58 pm

Sign me up for an Aluminum Cricket or Green Almite.

This one's my favorite!!! <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle>

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Postby Ted » Fri Jun 01, 2001 1:09 am

Aluminum, Allmite, Green, Blue, Anything is good by me!

TheMacGuy, Last week I ordered one from www.amfo.com. They have aluminums in stock.

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Postby Ted » Fri Jun 01, 2001 1:11 am

sorry, that URL should be www.afmo.com

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Postby Ted » Fri Jun 01, 2001 1:17 am

Oops again, I missed the other discussion about www.afmo.com. This is what they sent me by e-mail. Let's hope for the best...


Mailquote from KyleRovinsky, Wed 5/30/2001

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We were able to find several alum. crickets after I sent you the "OUT"
message. You should receive your order by 10JUN01.

KYLE
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Postby Michael G73 » Fri Jun 01, 2001 12:38 pm

As he crosses his fingers and squints his eyes, as if to concentrate with all his might, he utters:

"Here's hoping!"


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Postby ronybear » Fri Jun 01, 2001 3:07 pm

Please don't do a Sprint Run with FRN handles. What a waste of a perfectly good SPRINT RUN!!! If we are shooting for a new model Cricket, please, please use Aluminum or G-10 or even Titanium would be nice. The Blue G-10 used on the Bladeforum Native would be nice! IMHO!!!

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Postby Jody » Fri Jun 01, 2001 10:05 pm

Wow, A G-10 handle would be very nice.

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Postby The Stare » Fri Jun 01, 2001 11:46 pm

Seemed to have no effect on the other thread, but will have my say again.

This AFMO outfit has their own brand name knives -- believe they're actually Fury, made in China. First one on the list is the "Harpy". This is a ripoff from Spyderco. They also sell S&W, most of whose models are ripoffs. They ought not to be patronized, even if they do have a knife you really want -- IMHO. The other thread indicated that tho their site stated clearly aluminum handles they were "out" and selling FRNs for $20 bucks more than the FRNs at Bayou LaFourche. Please don't whine here if you get ripped.

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Postby sal » Mon Jun 04, 2001 3:14 pm

Actually, we're quite behind on keeping up with the FRN Crickets. Making a special handle out of another material requires engineering and tooling which would be very difficult at this time. The only possibility might be a colored FRN version.

Assuming that possible, no promises, what would be choices of color. 3 choices in order of preference.

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Postby cutler34 » Mon Jun 04, 2001 4:33 pm

1 Blue
2 olive
3 purple


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Postby vampyrewolf » Mon Jun 04, 2001 4:45 pm

Olive
Blue
Green (used on Chinese Folder)

I would get the Olive for sure, getting myself a Blue Ladybug as a spare.

We all start with 10 fingers. Those with Spydies have 9 to spare, Still need a thumb. Good thing I still have 8 to spare...

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Postby Brian Lavin » Mon Jun 04, 2001 7:44 pm

Blue
Red
Green

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Postby Glenn » Tue Jun 05, 2001 12:21 am

Sal,

Dark green would be my first choice but blue or purple would be cool.

-Glenn


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