What happened to the Kapara?

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What happened to the Kapara?

Postby jdw » Fri May 10, 2019 5:07 am

I missed these when they first dropped and keep expecting another shipment to come through. Has anybody heard an ETA of when and where these will be in stock again? It's a beautiful knife that looks just as functional as its aesthetics are clean.
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Re: What happened to the Kapara?

Postby curlyhairedboy » Fri May 10, 2019 5:22 am

I'm on the lookout for one as well.
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Re: What happened to the Kapara?

Postby Wartstein » Fri May 10, 2019 5:52 am

I had one for a short time, had to sell it for financial reasons. Liked it a lot, was sure I'd get another one eventually. Probably still will, but now the upcoming chief is higher on my list in that size category.
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40

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Re: What happened to the Kapara?

Postby JonLeBlanc » Fri May 10, 2019 6:53 am

That knife looks so sweet, it's on at least my Distant Early Warning radar line lol. That said I kinda wish it was in something other than S30V, and while I hasten to add that there is absolutely nothing wrong at all with S30V, it's a fine all-around steel, I can't help but think that such a special knife would be well served with something like S90V, or maybe M4 etc. Still a fine looking piece!
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Re: What happened to the Kapara?

Postby GiftedMisfit » Fri May 10, 2019 8:10 am

I love the Kapara... sorry for the lack of information regarding release times, and second runs. Good excuse to post a picture.


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Re: What happened to the Kapara?

Postby sal » Fri May 10, 2019 10:36 am

The model was more popular than anticipated. More are in-the-works. Alistair created a very nice design and our Taichung factory executed the design very well.

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Re: What happened to the Kapara?

Postby elena86 » Fri May 10, 2019 11:16 am

I would kill for a small Kapara ... 3.25 inch blade lenght :eek:
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Re: What happened to the Kapara?

Postby sal » Fri May 10, 2019 11:30 am

Hi Marius,

We're working on a 3.0" Slippie for the UK market. I'll keep a 3.25 compression lock model in mind as we watch the model in the future.

sal

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Re: What happened to the Kapara?

Postby bwunger » Fri May 10, 2019 11:33 am

Oh please make it with micarta scales, a nice half stop and the same basic design as the original. That would be amazing.
Current collection: ZDP-189 Delica 4, S110V PM2, St. Nick's 4v Para 3, H1 sheepsfoot Manbug, Kapara, VG-10 Dragonfly, ATS-55 Serrated Delica, ZDP-189 MT04 (not broken yet) + Other non spydercos.

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Re: What happened to the Kapara?

Postby Sharp Guy » Fri May 10, 2019 11:41 am

elena86 wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 11:16 am
I would kill for a small Kapara ... 3.25 inch blade lenght :eek:
I'd prefer a 3" model but 3.25" would be fine too but it seems too close to the length it is now. When I saw your post I had to look up the specs because I didn't realize the blade length on the Kapara was actually as long as it is. 3.6" would make it the longest folder I own. It sure doesn't carry like it. Looking at some other specs I'm surprised to find the Advocate and GB1 have shorter blades. I have both of those too and it seemed like they had longer blades than the Kapara.

I hope you guys waiting on the Kapara get one soon. It's sweet!
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Re: What happened to the Kapara?

Postby BornIn1500 » Fri May 10, 2019 12:11 pm

JonLeBlanc wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 6:53 am
I can't help but think that such a special knife would be well served with something like S90V, or maybe M4 etc.
I don't think they'd use non-stainless steel like M4 for a knife meant for food prep.

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Re: What happened to the Kapara?

Postby Wartstein » Fri May 10, 2019 1:50 pm

Sharp Guy wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 11:41 am
elena86 wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 11:16 am
I would kill for a small Kapara ... 3.25 inch blade lenght :eek:
I'd prefer a 3" model but 3.25" would be fine too but it seems too close to the length it is now. When I saw your post I had to look up the specs because I didn't realize the blade length on the Kapara was actually as long as it is. 3.6" would make it the longest folder I own. It sure doesn't carry like it. Looking at some other specs I'm surprised to find the Advocate and GB1 have shorter blades. I have both of those too and it seemed like they had longer blades than the Kapara.

I hope you guys waiting on the Kapara get one soon. It's sweet!
One of the great things I can remember from my Kapara (don't have it anymore): For the actual edge you get, it's an unvelievable small (closed) package in pocket. Very slim, but also very short: Practically same edge length as an Endura, but 1/2 an inch shorter when closed...

The reason for the very good edge-to-closed-length-ratio is of course, that the forward choil is located for the most part in the handle, not the blade. Imho a great idea in a long-handled-knife (not so much in a short handled).

Only thing I would have changed: A NON deep carry clip. On a still rather long-handled knife a DEEP carry clip is not a good choice. Better, a bit more of such a knife sticks OUT of the pocket than deeper INTO the pocket. Makes for a better carry imho. WITH it's deep carry clip the amount of "Kapara-length" in the pocket is even more than the amount of "Endura-length" with it's regular clip, despite the Kapara actually being quite a bit shorter...
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40

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Re: What happened to the Kapara?

Postby ChrisinHove » Fri May 10, 2019 2:59 pm

sal wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 11:30 am
Hi Marius,

We're working on a 3.0" Slippie for the UK market. I'll keep a 3.25 compression lock model in mind as we watch the model in the future.

sal
Ooh. Now I’m officially excited!

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Re: What happened to the Kapara?

Postby DukeNiemand » Sat May 11, 2019 3:24 am

Glad it did well. Hoping we see a sprint in something like LC200N, S90V, or S110V soon.

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Re: What happened to the Kapara?

Postby Flizwit » Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:34 am

Hey all,

Has there been an update to how soon the next batch of Kaparas will arrive? I have been coveting this model for 8 months.

Thanks

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Re: What happened to the Kapara?

Postby TomAiello » Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:04 am

I also missed this one because I expected it to be available easily (as normal production). I'm hoping that the quick sell out will lead to sprints and variations.

I honestly can't wait for the slip joint. :)

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Re: What happened to the Kapara?

Postby Wartstein » Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:19 am

Flizwit wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:34 am
Hey all,

Has there been an update to how soon the next batch of Kaparas will arrive? I have been coveting this model for 8 months.

Thanks

Maybe now that the Chap LW is available again, there is also hope for the Kapara??
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40

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Re: What happened to the Kapara?

Postby curlyhairedboy » Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:55 am

Glad they're going to come back!
Spyderco Collection: Always in Flux...
Southard, PITS, Shaman, CF S90v Shaman, Ikuchi, Amalgam, Spyderhawk H1, Squarehead LW, Smallfly G10, BD1N UKPK, Calendar Para 3 LW, CRUCARTA Shaman, Hawkbill Dragonfly 2 H1, Lil Native
40th Anniversary Native
Would like to own again: Sheepsfoot Caribbean
Wishlist: Kapara, Lil Chokwe, Tanto PM2, Sage 5 LW, Shaman Sprints!

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Re: What happened to the Kapara?

Postby Sharp Guy » Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:52 am

Flizwit wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:34 am
Hey all,

Has there been an update to how soon the next batch of Kaparas will arrive? I have been coveting this model for 8 months.

Thanks
Don't give up hope! The Kapara is worth the wait!
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Re: What happened to the Kapara?

Postby GiftedMisfit » Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:59 am

It really is. By far my newest favourite.
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