1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Switch from BD1 to BD1N?

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by dkb45, Apr 24, 2018.

  1. dkb45

    dkb45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 16, 2012
    I read on another post, I think it was on the Spyderco forum, that Spyderco is planning on switching from BD1 to BD1N, and read isolated reports (without photo proof) that some people are getting their UKPK in BD1N. Is this true? Is there a date on the switch? Is there a way to get one of the BD1N models? I'm sure excited to try out this steel having read up a bit on it.
     
  2. Sal Glesser

    Sal Glesser Moderator Moderator

    Dec 27, 1998
    We'll be slowly converting.

    sal
     
  3. PStone

    PStone

    193
    Mar 3, 2018
    Wow! How’s that for an answer? :D

    I’ll for surely get a manix lw in this steel!
     
    CoolBreeze135 and cchu518 like this.
  4. JackTheKnifeGuy

    JackTheKnifeGuy Gold Member Gold Member

    588
    Nov 12, 2017
    Whats the Differences (if any) well see in the steel ? Asking out of curiosity.
     
  5. DeadboxHero

    DeadboxHero Triple B Handmade Knives, Big Brown Bear Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 22, 2014
    Tougher, stronger, higher working hardness up to 63hrc, more wear resistance due to nitrides. Ive been very surprised by the performance
     
    Mike157, NG VI, jstn and 2 others like this.
  6. John_0917

    John_0917 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 15, 2014
    That’s great news, N is supposedly a significant step up from it’s predecessor. I’ve heard the analogy of 154CM to CPM154, substantial improvements all around.

    I was just conversing with myself earlier about how I feel the LW M2 models are getting too expensive, when they originally came out the satin with blue handles was $68...with the upgrade to BD1N I think the value equation is back in line, I will pay $100 for a knife in that steel.
     
    NG VI likes this.
  7. grownstar

    grownstar

    Apr 24, 2013
    I had no idea this change was happening. Also wasn't aware of the differences between 1 and 1N. This is very interesting news.

    Now I want to try this steel! I love my transluent blue LW.
     
    FW JSB likes this.
  8. dkb45

    dkb45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 16, 2012
    I'm guessing you can't/won't give a date on when each model will be transitioned? Will there be an announcement when it happens at least? I want to be respectful, but I also want to scream, "take my money!"
     
    DeadboxHero likes this.
  9. bluemetalchurch

    bluemetalchurch Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2014
    My kitchen knives are in this steel. I've really enjoyed them.
     
  10. DeadboxHero

    DeadboxHero Triple B Handmade Knives, Big Brown Bear Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 22, 2014
    [​IMG]

    Same here, I even got a puukko made out of a piece I got from Scott Devanna and had heat treated by Brad to 63hrc with cryo.

    The stuff is killer, should surprise people.
     
    Mike157 likes this.
  11. John_0917

    John_0917 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 15, 2014
    It's funny, I heard a rumor recently that Kai was looking at BD1N as a replacement for 14C28N, I asked about it over on the green forum and got the typical douche nozzle type response from one of their people...by contrast, someone asks on here and Sal tells us it's true and happening soon, shows yet again why my money goes to Colorado and not Oregon these days...

    It seems there won't be a price increase?
     
    cchu518, RipD, PStone and 1 other person like this.
  12. bluemetalchurch

    bluemetalchurch Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2014
    When the swi
    I've always liked the modern slipjoints Spyderco has made. This will get me back into one. Hey @Sal Glesser I'd love to see a wharncliffe/sheepsfoot version. :)
     
  13. Sal Glesser

    Sal Glesser Moderator Moderator

    Dec 27, 1998
    There will not be a price increase.

    We cannot tell when they come up in the queue and they go to distributors and dealers and we can't know when they will offer them.

    BMC, a Warnie/Sheepfoot of what model?

    sal
     
    Mike157, cchu518 and DeadboxHero like this.
  14. bluemetalchurch

    bluemetalchurch Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2014
    Excited about BD1N with no price increase.

    The UKPK, Urban, or Squeak! I'd be happy with any and all! :)
     
  15. MattinLA

    MattinLA

    May 31, 2006
    Hmmmmmmmmmm I'm hoping the Ronin 2 will be at the top of the change over list...
     
  16. Insipid Moniker

    Insipid Moniker Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 28, 2011
    There used to be a wharncliffe Urban, but it's sadly discontinued.

    Now, having been converted to the Way of the Urban I would love to see it as, maybe, a sprint run, if one Mr. Glesser could be persuaded...
     
  17. Lapedog

    Lapedog Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2016
    [​IMG]
     
  18. dkb45

    dkb45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 16, 2012
    The idea of an upgraded steel wharncliffe Urban makes me need to take a cold shower. Any of the Slipits really.
     
    NG VI and Insipid Moniker like this.
  19. bluemetalchurch

    bluemetalchurch Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2014
    Pics of it on Instagram haunt me to this day.

    Yep.
     
    Insipid Moniker likes this.
  20. halden.doerge

    halden.doerge I'll Sharpen Your Knife Gold Member

    Aug 17, 2014
    Sal, will the LW Manix eventually be switched over as well? That’d be quite a welcome development. :D
     

Share This Page