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Spyderco Chaparral Lightweight (found at KSF)

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by Bmurray, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    I want to buy one, so does anyone know of a dealer that has one instock. I order from three different places today that showed in stock only to find out it was an 8-week delivery and all three had to refund my card. WTH?
     
  2. inkynate

    inkynate Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2010
    It's mad popular and has been sold out everywhere for a while. Apparently part of the reason for the delay in restocking is that Spyderco felt there were some tweaks that needed to be made to further improve the model. Mostly to do with the clip, iirc.
     
  3. ScooterG

    ScooterG You mean Ireland? Yeah, it’s mine. Gold Member

    Mar 15, 2016
    Shabazzhands Shabazzed it.
     
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  4. Toooooooonyyy

    Toooooooonyyy Gold Member Gold Member

    60
    Sep 24, 2016
    I’m still kicking myself because I had it in my cart a little over a month ago on KnifeCenter. Next time I looks, it was sold out. BHQ been sold out forever. I’m another on the waiting list.
     
  5. Toooooooonyyy

    Toooooooonyyy Gold Member Gold Member

    60
    Sep 24, 2016
    What’s was wrong with the clip?
    The only complaints I’ve seen on reviews is the back lock is tough.
     
  6. inkynate

    inkynate Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2010
    I'm not exactly sure, never had an issue with mine (the lock bar was stiff out of the box but broke in quickly).

    On the factory forum, Sal mentioned on June 19th that they made some changes the molds and that production should resume soon. Here is one of the quotes:

    "We're moving the clip screw location a tad to ensure a more secure clip mounting. Not a big deal, but when we see something that we think can be a bit better, we generally make the change.

    sal"

    https://forum.spyderco.com/viewtopic.php?t=84146#p1338053
     
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  7. Pteronarcyd

    Pteronarcyd

    181
    Feb 19, 2019
    I was going to order one this morning, but sold out. I opted for the version with the raffir noble scales.
     
  8. Toooooooonyyy

    Toooooooonyyy Gold Member Gold Member

    60
    Sep 24, 2016

    Cool thanks for the info.
    I love the wire clip but on my Manix it’s just a hair loose. Maybe similar situation. I’m on 3 waiting lists lol

    Enjoy yours!
     
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  9. Cscotttsss

    Cscotttsss Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 3, 2015
    I want one too, but waiting on the CQI'd version. I hope they start showing up soon.
     
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  10. Sergeua

    Sergeua Gold Member Gold Member

    May 1, 2016
    Just buy a cf version
     
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  11. Mayonardo

    Mayonardo Gold Member Gold Member

    329
    Oct 28, 2010
    The stiff lock bar problem fix is quite easy. The lock bar spring needs to be moved forward toward the pivot about 1/8 of an inch. Problem solved. I have done this twice with two different knives .
     
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  12. Toooooooonyyy

    Toooooooonyyy Gold Member Gold Member

    60
    Sep 24, 2016
    I’m stock at bladeHQ! Not sure how long they’ll last. Just ordered mine!
     
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  13. FullFlatMind

    FullFlatMind

    127
    May 30, 2019
    Based on comments from the Spyderco forum, these are the updated CQI version. Also, now available at Knives Ship Free and Spyderco.com. We should start seeing these back in stock at most dealers soon...I assume.
     
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2019
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  14. on_the_edge

    on_the_edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2006
    I'm thinking about a Chaparral, but am torn between the lightweight version and the upcoming sun/moon version. No reason to get both as they both use the same blade and I intend to make mine a user. Any opinions?
     
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  15. Spydergirl88

    Spydergirl88

    435
    Dec 3, 2015
    Probably just wait for the sun and moon version then. The only drawback to the white g10 scale is the ink from jeans discolors the g10
     
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  16. DocT

    DocT

    Mar 25, 2012
    The light weight is a great knife.
     
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  17. DShiflet

    DShiflet

    Jan 25, 2013
    I was hoping to get a teal Dragonfly when I got paid on Friday, but since they are all gone I may pick up one of these if they're still available
     
  18. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    Yep, knives ship free has them in stock so I ordered one. Thanks all.
     

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