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New raindrop damascus

Discussion in 'Chris Reeve Knives' started by James Longstreet, Aug 19, 2017.

  1. James Longstreet

    James Longstreet Gold Member Gold Member

    826
    May 1, 2014
    We have just learned from Tim that somewhere in May this year they have started switching from Devin Thomas raindrop damascus to Chad Nichols raindrop. This goes only for raindrop. Ladder and basket weave will remain from Devin Thomas.

    It is not made as a hard cut. So we may see Sebenza/Mnandi with raindrop from Devin Thomas even with birthdate in June.

    I am personally very exited about this change, because of my personal preference for the older style raindrop back from somewhere in 2012 and before. Others here may not care. Just thought I share this as not everybody may be at FB.
     
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  2. nyefmaker

    nyefmaker Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 29, 2008
    Can't wait to see it. Hope it's better the the current Raindrop offering that is pretty awful.

    Did a google search and it looks much better judging by what the pics show of other makers using Chad's Damascus. Looks like the old HC Raindrop Damascus of yesteryear.
     
  3. Therom

    Therom Gold Member Gold Member

    892
    Nov 13, 2013
    I have a ladder Damascus blade on order but IMHO that good news for the fans of raindrop ;)
     
  4. lemmuhj

    lemmuhj Gold Member Gold Member

    May 2, 2010
    Awesome news! Looks like i"'ll be picking up something with the new Raindrop!
     
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  5. James Longstreet

    James Longstreet Gold Member Gold Member

    826
    May 1, 2014
    I am pretty sure it will be different from todays raindrop from Devin. There must be a reason for this change. I think Anne and Tim are closely connected with the CRK community and they have noticed a certain demand/desire for a change. I am also pretty sure that they did not ask Chad to do make his raindrop exactly looking like Devin's :) That wouldn't make much sense to me. So I am really looking forward to see some new raindrop blades arround.

    I would be perfectly fine with having a new raindrop made by Chad, showing his personal signature, his interpretation of how raindrops should look like. As long as it triggers my imagination for raindrops. It doesn't necessarely have to be exactly Devin's old raindrop. Like Devin, Chad is a damascus master, with his own personal touch.

    This is a raindrop from Mike Norris, another damascus smith, made for WH:

    [​IMG]WH, B12 Shade, 10
     
  6. newdebate

    newdebate

    609
    May 10, 2014
    Chad Nichols raindrop pattern was a choice on the TiSpine.
     
  7. socom1970

    socom1970

    571
    Feb 24, 2015
    Oh, baby...that's what I'm talking about. That is some gorgeous Raindrop Damascus.
     
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  8. peterbright

    peterbright Serial Monogamist Platinum Member

    817
    Jul 29, 2016
    [​IMG]

    Snagged one of them!
     
  9. bvo85

    bvo85 Gold Member Gold Member

    291
    Apr 27, 2017
    How does it look in person? Or are you still waiting for it to arrive?
     
  10. peterbright

    peterbright Serial Monogamist Platinum Member

    817
    Jul 29, 2016
    Arrives tomorrow!
     
  11. peterbright

    peterbright Serial Monogamist Platinum Member

    817
    Jul 29, 2016
    Arrived today and it is a beauty. The photo above is quite accurate.
     
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  12. lemmuhj

    lemmuhj Gold Member Gold Member

    May 2, 2010
    It sure is a beauty, would love to see some other pics!
     
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  13. Therom

    Therom Gold Member Gold Member

    892
    Nov 13, 2013
    Great raindrop
     
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  14. peterbright

    peterbright Serial Monogamist Platinum Member

    817
    Jul 29, 2016
    [​IMG]

    Just ordered another new raindrop.
     
  15. basmca

    basmca

    163
    Aug 1, 2017

    That's a beauty..
     
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  16. peterbright

    peterbright Serial Monogamist Platinum Member

    817
    Jul 29, 2016
    I am really liking the new raindrop. I'm glad they changed.
     
  17. dinokay

    dinokay Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Feb 9, 2007
    Unfortunately no longer have this one but looks like the older raindrop is almost like the newer one, I like it a lot. I think they called the new raindrop bubble gum years back (I think).

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2017
  18. cbr1000

    cbr1000

    Jan 31, 2013
    Anybody have a guess as to when we will start to see this on the 21's? After the Mnandi's came out with the new raindrop I figured it wouldn't be too much longer, but it's been awhile now...
     
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2017
  19. newdebate

    newdebate

    609
    May 10, 2014
    Got this one ordered:

    www.knivesshipfree.com/chris-reeve-knives-large-sebenza-21-thuya-burl-raindrop-damascus-110702/
     
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