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Kapara

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by madcap_magician, Oct 31, 2018.

  1. madcap_magician

    madcap_magician Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Feb 27, 2005
    I really gotta say that I have a bad case of lust for the Kapara. A sprint/exclusive in 20CV/M390/CTS-204P would be a serious challenger to the high-end ZT. Even in S30V it's a must-have if I can scrape up the cash.
     
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  2. Someone1

    Someone1

    262
    Aug 15, 2018
    No to S30V and no to the premium spyderco charges for carbon fiber.

    20CV or BD1N and contoured G10 would have cost less with better steel and high functionality. I was interested but the street price is guaranteed to push people away, including me. Can you imagine this knife for $130 instead of $190 and a steel other than S30V?

    It does look like a very interesting design, but i know the price is going to be ridiculous.
     
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  3. BMCGear

    BMCGear Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2014
    I'm in agreement. Materials and price just don't say value to me. I don't care for carbon fiber much so that's not really something that appeals to me. I like the design quite a bit.
     
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  4. Boxer .45

    Boxer .45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 11, 2015
    Nice looking design. I like S30V fine. Not crazy about CF and would prefer G10.
     
  5. trevitrace

    trevitrace Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2013
    I like it. Not opposed to s30v as I'm sure it would suit most of my needs just fine but was really hoping it would've been in something else... same for the smock.

    Will still likely pick up both cause they look great.
     
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  6. madcap_magician

    madcap_magician Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Feb 27, 2005
    I don't think $190 is a total killer, but it does make me think about waiting to see if we get a steel upgrade from somewhere. I think the odds are low because we don't seem to get sprints or exclusives of the Taichung knives. I like the contoured carbon fiber, but I love the wire clip and the red G10 backspacer.
     
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  7. Boxer .45

    Boxer .45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 11, 2015
    If you like it get it.
    I've heard a lot of complaining about the Shaman and its outstanding. I want another one in stonewash. A lot of people are enjoying it, but without more onboard a sprint is unlikely for some time.
    I remember when the Para3 came out a lot of people were not so impressed because the PM2 was so popular. They took off after a while and now we have a lot of sprints.
    Dont wait if you like it.
     
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2018
  8. jstn

    jstn Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 27, 2012
    It looks like a great blade, and I am fine with S30V. M390 and its analogs are ubiquitous enough now that they don't excite me quite so much. Plus, the comp. lock wins out over ZT framelocks 10/10 times for me.
     
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  9. 4mer_FMF

    4mer_FMF Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 9, 2016
    The Kapara is my most anticipated Spyderco this year. I will almost certainly pick one up.
    Although Spyderco does fantastic S30V, I will cede that at the price point I would feel better about something like XHP, even if just to mix it up a bit.

    I personally wouldn’t trade the contoured moddled CF for a steel upgrade, however. The scales give it the zing that puts it over the top!
     
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2018
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  10. madcap_magician

    madcap_magician Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Feb 27, 2005
    That was my thought. The regular G10 would just not make this knife pop the way it does. Polished G10 or micarta, I suppose, would have been pretty nice, though.

    The Shaman is one I still want to try. I didn't like it when it first came out, but it's really grown on me since. The Para 3 is actually one of my favorite Spydercos now, I really liked the PM2, but it was just a bit large for my pockets. Turns out the Para 3 is exactly the right size, fills the same niche as the Delica to me.
     
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  11. Reject

    Reject

    176
    Jan 14, 2011
    This was on the Australian Blade Forums.

     
  12. 4mer_FMF

    4mer_FMF Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 9, 2016
    I saw one listed as in stock today and ordered it immediately.
    First time I’ve ever bought a knife on it’s release day.
    I’m even more excited after seeing the designer’s unboxing.
    I’ve been practicing purchase abstinence since May...not-so-patiently waiting for this one.

     
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2018
  13. Someone1

    Someone1

    262
    Aug 15, 2018
    Thats a very good looking knife and $188 seems reasonable for what it is. I'd prefer a different steel but it looks very, very nice.
     
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  14. NoFair

    NoFair

    Jun 30, 2006
    It's on my want list. S30V is fine, the design is great, I have a soft spot for carbon fiber and I can get over the comp lock ;)
     
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  15. Rebel Nimrod

    Rebel Nimrod

    737
    Jan 23, 2014
    Just discovered this today on YouTube, wow what a great looking design, really craving a Spyderco that has a thinner profile like this! Better when using it for paring, like pealing an apple. I use a knife about as much pulling the blade toward my thumb as I do pushing it away. Something like a Manix is fantastic for slicing (one of my favorites), but not as versatile for cutting towards yourself like stripping wire, carving etc. This knife looks very practical to me...and classy!
     
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2018
  16. abbazaba

    abbazaba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 30, 2015
    Anyone take delivery of this knife yet? I'd really love to see some comparison pictures :)
     
  17. Peacedivision

    Peacedivision

    113
    Sep 4, 2018
    McBee and Kapara should be delivered today. I'll snap some pics once I have them in hand
     
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  18. Peacedivision

    Peacedivision

    113
    Sep 4, 2018
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    the new pair, pics really don't do justice to just how small the McBee is :)

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    Kapara with a few fellow Spyders

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    Spyder hole and spine on the Kapara are a little sharp, beautifully melted on the McBee. I really wish Taichung would take this step on all their blades.

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    Together in the pocket
     
  19. abbazaba

    abbazaba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 30, 2015
    Great pics! Thanks for the PM2 comparo! Stocked for this one and trying to wait for my preorder to ship.
     
  20. Peacedivision

    Peacedivision

    113
    Sep 4, 2018
    No problem. Fit/centering is perfect and it deploys very smoothly, can easily thumb/index flick it out, but it does not drop shut like a PM2 at least out of the box.
     
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