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Kaparas are coming back in stock

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by Sharp Guy, Aug 20, 2019.

  1. Sharp Guy

    Sharp Guy Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 6, 2016
    Keep your eyes open at your favorite dealers guys! Kaparas are starting to show up again.
     
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  2. Jordan@DLT

    [email protected] Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    916
    Jul 22, 2014
    I am so excited to get these back, one of my favorite designs from last year.
     
  3. Peacedivision

    Peacedivision

    128
    Sep 4, 2018
    kapara and smock both up @ GPK
     
  4. Sharps

    Sharps Gold Member Gold Member

    230
    Nov 15, 2001
    Yup, grabbed one of each from them!
     
  5. zozo

    zozo

    43
    Jul 3, 2007
    Just got a smock off of DLT
     
  6. FullFlatMind

    FullFlatMind

    127
    May 30, 2019
    DLT has the Kapara in stock.
     
  7. BMCGear

    BMCGear Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2014
    Well...that just happened.
     
  8. 731Chopper

    731Chopper Gold Member Gold Member

    181
    May 25, 2017
    I ordered one from DLT. Very excited!
     
  9. BenchMEDAL

    BenchMEDAL Gold Member Gold Member

    527
    Mar 17, 2018
    Apparently, this run of Kaparas are CQI versions.

    Is anyone familiar with the term and what this means in terms of improvement for this run of the Kapara?
     
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2019
  10. madcap_magician

    madcap_magician Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Feb 27, 2005
    I have a first run Kapara. I think the locks had a tendency to be sticky.
     
  11. BMCGear

    BMCGear Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2014
    They've tweaked the pivot from what I'm told. Action should be similar to a PM2.
     
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  12. Tcomag

    Tcomag Gold Member Gold Member

    5
    Jun 26, 2019
    I just got mine from CS. I can confirm the action is awesome. It's just as good, if not better than any of my PM2s or PM3s, and it's drop shut and perfectly centered. This is my first Taichung Spyderco. I get it now. This knife is at another level. I love all of my Spydercos; both ones i still own and ones that have gotten away. This Kapara is top-notch. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend picking one up. Well done.
     
  13. BenchMEDAL

    BenchMEDAL Gold Member Gold Member

    527
    Mar 17, 2018
    Can’t Wait!

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  14. halden.doerge

    halden.doerge I'll Sharpen Your Knife Gold Member

    Aug 17, 2014
    Anybody else got one of these in hand yet? Curious to hear some more reports about the pivot and action on the new run.
     
  15. soc_monki

    soc_monki

    262
    Apr 5, 2019
    I'd love one, but I'm going to have to wait. Got another 0470 and another pm2 in the last two weeks. I'm sure there will be more, seems like a super popular model!
     
  16. BMCGear

    BMCGear Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2014
    So, this model wasn't really on my radar at all. I don't typically care for carbon fiber scales and I hadn't paid it much attention. I was looking for a new office EDC that would be lighter and easier on my khakis than what I was carrying and I saw this thread pop up. Watched reviews by a few guys who all raved about it and when it came up on DLT I hit buy. I got it this morning and I'm impressed. This should be a great office EDC.

    [​IMG]
     
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  17. DBounce

    DBounce

    8
    Aug 3, 2019
    I also just got mine. Amazing fit and finish... great attention to detail. Smooth action... Drops shut out of the box. I am blown away by the exceptional quality of this $200 knife.
    It's both balanced and light weight. The carbon fiber looks and feels fabulous. Classy and capable. The perfect EDC.

    Clearly, Spyderco addressed the issues with the action on this new batch. Next to arrive is my Smock... I hope it can measure up to the bar set by the Kapara.
     
  18. KCDR

    KCDR Gold Member Gold Member

    110
    Jan 19, 2019
    Got mine today. very smooth. Hopefully the video link shows the action. I took this right after opening the box. Cheers.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/0s8skqk3aq0l7ax/kapara.mov?dl=0
     
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  19. KarlG

    KarlG Gold Member Gold Member

    98
    Nov 29, 2014
    Ordered mine from Spyderco. Shipped and waiting.
     
  20. 4mer_FMF

    4mer_FMF Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 9, 2016
    I too am curious about the CQI specifics.
    My early sample locks up fine and was a free faller from the box, though not quite as freely as my PM2.
    The only complaint I have is a lockbar that’s a wee bit on the stiff side but not really that big of a deal.

    It’s a great knife and IMO ranks with the Spydiechef as an instant classic.
     

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