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It figures

Postby Jazz » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:51 pm

I won a Dyad Jr. years ago in the calendar contest, but never carried it. Suddenly, I can’t get it out of my pocket. I love it. I love knives that grow on me like this.

Anyway, now I want a large Dyad and of course they’re discontinued. Anyone else like a certain knife too late?
- best wishes, Jazz.

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Re: It figures

Postby sal » Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:02 pm

Hi Jazz,

Interesting turn of events. We have a design for a large Dyad, double compression locks in G-10 & stainless, but we shelved it due to lack of interest and high price. It has two large opening holes, which do compromise ergos, which forumites complained about. but I'd rather have them than not. So we tabled the project.

sal

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Re: It figures

Postby DutchBlades » Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:13 pm

I'd be up for a new Dyad for sure! :)

I wish there'd be a full sized Dyad with the Micro Dyad flair...
Bolsters and bone/pearl/wood/shell/etc. inlays would look great on a larger scale.
Would probably bump up the MSRP considerably which could reduce the amount of potential buyers though;
thus making it very unlikely in this day and age for such a knife to come into fruition :(
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Re: It figures

Postby curlyhairedboy » Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:01 pm

That sounds like a fascinating design - maybe a lightweight version would be more feasible?
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Re: It figures

Postby sal » Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:24 pm

Hi Curly,

(I had a favorite uncle named Curly).

It's a healthy investment to make molds for a light weight of questionable success. But the majority of the high cost is in making two blades.

Hi DutchBlades,

I've got a plastic model of your Dragon design that we made as a feasibility study.

sal

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Re: It figures

Postby ugaarguy » Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:15 pm

Jazz wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:51 pm
...Anyone else like a certain knife too late?
Yes, the Sage 2. With my luck, the Q Ball that I ordered today will follow the pattern.

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Re: It figures

Postby knivesandbooks » Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:59 am

Jazz wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:51 pm
Anyone else like a certain knife too late?
Terzuola Double Bevel. Man I want to own one. It is just a cool little knife. I've messed around with one before. Something about that knife stuck with me.
I own an assisted knife and am embarrassed to admit I enjoy it.

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Re: It figures

Postby Notsurewhy » Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:05 am

knivesandbooks wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:59 am
Jazz wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:51 pm
Anyone else like a certain knife too late?
Terzuola Double Bevel. Man I want to own one. It is just a cool little knife. I've messed around with one before. Something about that knife stuck with me.
https://www.knifeworks.com/folding-kniv ... -edge.html
Looks like there is still some stock at knife works

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Re: It figures

Postby DutchBlades » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:07 am

sal wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:24 pm
Hi DutchBlades,

I've got a plastic model of your Dragon design that we made as a feasibility study.

sal
That is amazing news! Thank you so much considering it! :D
I had it in mind as a knife that would lend itself well to a more detailed grip by using the spine as a thumb rest as well as a regular grip.
Other than that, it would allow for a sideways grip because I noticed that's how I hold a knife very often for opening boxes, packages, etc.
I've got several small variations to the design in mind to suit different overall sizes, so if there's anything you'd like to know, please tell me! :)
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A wolf has teeth,
An eagle has talons.
We, have Spyderco. :spyder:

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Re: It figures

Postby Jazz » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:42 am

sal wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:02 pm
Hi Jazz,

Interesting turn of events. We have a design for a large Dyad, double compression locks in G-10 & stainless, but we shelved it due to lack of interest and high price. It has two large opening holes, which do compromise ergos, which forumites complained about. but I'd rather have them than not. So we tabled the project.

sal

I don't find the ergos bad on the wee one - haven't handled a large one. Sounds interesting, even though I strongly prefer back locks. I'd rather have the holes than not, also.
- best wishes, Jazz.

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Re: It figures

Postby Sumdumguy » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:56 am

sal wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:02 pm
Hi Jazz,

Interesting turn of events. We have a design for a large Dyad, double compression locks in G-10 & stainless, but we shelved it due to lack of interest and high price. It has two large opening holes, which do compromise ergos, which forumites complained about. but I'd rather have them than not. So we tabled the project.

sal
I LOVE my Dyad Sprint! I would kill for a double compression version in LC200N ;)

I found the ergonomics to be completely acceptable. It is far better than it could've been, which I imagine wasn't an easy task.

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Re: It figures

Postby DutchBlades » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:09 am

DutchBlades wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:07 am
sal wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:24 pm
Hi DutchBlades,

I've got a plastic model of your Dragon design that we made as a feasibility study.

sal
That is amazing news! Thank you so much considering it! :D
I had it in mind as a knife that would lend itself well to a more detailed grip by using the spine as a thumb rest as well as a regular grip.
Other than that, it would allow for a sideways grip because I noticed that's how I hold a knife very often for opening boxes, packages, etc.
I've got several small variations to the design in mind to suit different overall sizes, so if there's anything you'd like to know, please tell me! :)
Would sending some other variations your way be of any use?
(I've got some drafts of an LBK version and a slim flipper version)
:spyder: A tiger has claws,
A wolf has teeth,
An eagle has talons.
We, have Spyderco. :spyder:

Grails: Abalone Mini Mariner, Ti ATR, WTC, Ti Lum Tanto

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Re: It figures

Postby curlyhairedboy » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:32 am

sal wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:24 pm
Hi Curly,

(I had a favorite uncle named Curly).

It's a healthy investment to make molds for a light weight of questionable success. But the majority of the high cost is in making two blades.
Good to know, thank you for the insight! :)
Spyderco Collection: Always in Flux...
Southard, PITS, Shaman, CF S90v Shaman, Ikuchi, Amalgam, Spyderhawk H1, Squarehead LW, Smallfly G10, UKPK
40th Anniversary Native
Would like to own again: Lil Native, Para 3 LW, Hawkbill Dragonfly 2 H1, Sheepsfoot Caribbean
Wishlist: Kapara, Lil Chokwe, Tanto PM2, Sage 5 LW, Shaman Sprints!

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Re: It figures

Postby Evil D » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:41 am

sal wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:02 pm
Hi Jazz,

Interesting turn of events. We have a design for a large Dyad, double compression locks in G-10 & stainless, but we shelved it due to lack of interest and high price. It has two large opening holes, which do compromise ergos, which forumites complained about. but I'd rather have them than not. So we tabled the project.

sal

I always envisioned something like the Nilakka but with two blades. A design without thumb ramps where the blades close all the way into the handle but have cutouts in the handle for thumb hole access. It doesn't have to be exactly like a Nilakka but a simple handle shape with a blade shape that closes into the handle would solve the ergonomics issue.

I think people need to understand that they're basically buying two knives in this situation and the cost may reflect that.
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Re: It figures

Postby knivesandbooks » Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:28 pm

Notsurewhy wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:05 am
knivesandbooks wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:59 am
Jazz wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:51 pm
Anyone else like a certain knife too late?
Terzuola Double Bevel. Man I want to own one. It is just a cool little knife. I've messed around with one before. Something about that knife stuck with me.
https://www.knifeworks.com/folding-kniv ... -edge.html
Looks like there is still some stock at knife works
Thanks for the heads up!
I own an assisted knife and am embarrassed to admit I enjoy it.

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Re: It figures

Postby Bloke » Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:48 pm

sal wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:24 pm
I had a favorite uncle named Curly
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Re: It figures

Postby Enactive » Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:12 pm

Bloke wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:48 pm
sal wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:24 pm
I had a favorite uncle named Curly
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Is this the first time Sal has been 'Bloked'? If not, i gotta track down the previous! :D :cool:

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Re: It figures

Postby Pelagic » Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:24 pm

sal wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:02 pm
Hi Jazz,

Interesting turn of events. We have a design for a large Dyad, double compression locks in G-10 & stainless, but we shelved it due to lack of interest and high price. It has two large opening holes, which do compromise ergos, which forumites complained about. but I'd rather have them than not. So we tabled the project.

sal
Tell you what. Send me that proto and after a few days of use far away from the ocean I'll tell you what I think. I'll give you my credit card number as collateral. I'm into 2 bladed knives and while I'm not even close to the most knowledgeable person here, I can offer a unique perspective.
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Re: It figures

Postby Bloke » Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:53 am

Enactive wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:12 pm
Is this the first time Sal has been 'Bloked'? If not, i gotta track down the previous! :D :cool:
Hey Josh, I’ve pranked Mr Glesser a few times now I think. :p

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