Why no new folding tanto designs?

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by gglotz83, Dec 16, 2016.

  1. gglotz83


    Feb 7, 2014
    I honestly forgot about the double bevel. Imo it's a very odd design.
  2. SpeedHoles


    Jan 18, 2015

    It is, as far as the grind. Everything else is quite clean, simple, and basic.
    Mr. Terzuola has some stunning designs, many of which I'm sure any company out there would be glad to collaborate on and sell... but the Double Bevel is only one I'd see Spyderco stepping up to the plate to try and produce!
    And that's one big reason I've been a steadfast Spyderco fan, and with this knife. Folds up very slim in pocket, despite the Spyderhole, and the blade isn't as difficult to sharpen as some may imagine.
  3. wiredbeans


    Apr 5, 2015

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  4. wiredbeans


    Apr 5, 2015
    Folder! Me want 3

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  5. NoFair


    Jun 30, 2006
    Folder sprint please :D
  6. willc

    willc Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 13, 2013
    A Lum tanto folder would be great, super blue or hap40 would be my choice of steel.

    I find my tanto blades to be easier to sharpen than those with a lot of belly.
    It does take a bit longer to sharpen as I deal with 4 edges rather than 2 though.
  7. Lycosa


    Aug 24, 2007
    A traditional Japanese blade shape would work very well in the Double Bevel!
    I agree with SpeedHoles; overall, the DB is a nice design.
  8. Sigsog226

    Sigsog226 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2013
    Yeah the double bevel is a great design and very edc friendly size and shape. If it came out with just a ffg version it would do much better i would imagine. Probably would need renaming at that point though:)
    Its a good idea though, to put 2 seperate bevels on one knife for different kinds of cutting.
  9. Lycosa


    Aug 24, 2007
    Good point.^
    New name; Spyderco Tanto Folder.
  10. Sigsog226

    Sigsog226 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2013
    Has a ring to it!
    When i think of tantos i think of lum, leu, and emerson.
    I think a pohan leu collab would be sweet! I use to own one of his fixed blades and that thing was awesome. Without a doubt the sharpest knife i have ever owned. Im sure his customs are a treat as well.
    It could be the spy-phin:)
  11. Lycosa


    Aug 24, 2007
    lol! Good thinking!! ^ I put a bug in Po's ear awhile back! I hope he will consider a collaboration with Spyderco.
  12. Skidoosh

    Skidoosh Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 21, 2016
    I would love k390. I may be asking for a new model but a compression lock would be awesome. I'd be good with 4V also. Please keep it a Japanese tanto and not a chisel grind.
  13. zenheretic


    Oct 29, 2005
    I've been selling off my old collection. Some of the first plums picked were my folding Lum Tantos. They weren't even the plain edge, but the partially serrated. I think most would agree that collectors really don't go for the PS blades unless they are really starved for the design. Watching some of the others post their pics too, a lot of people are going ga ga over any of the Lum Tantos. I think Mr. Lum had a gift. Even pics of closed blades, and folks want them.

    It is such a solid knife, instead of a premium steel, I'd rather see a harder lock, like a compression.

    It is funny I was thinking of starting a thread like this just based off the reactions of them all.
  14. razrman8


    Dec 31, 2014
    Oh Sal. I remember having a conversation with you in person when I visited SFO about how the Lum Tanto was my favorite knife hands down. I've got quite a few Spyderco's and the Lum takes my vote every time.

    To come out with another sprint would make me ecstatic. I'd finally be able to purchase a few with intentions of carrying one.

    My humble collection of Lums.


  15. dogrunner

    dogrunner Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 26, 2003
    wow! thanks > that makes me want one even more :)
  16. NoFair


    Jun 30, 2006
    Sweet Lum collection!
  17. corey.lively


    Jul 9, 2014
    I've personally never been able to warm up to a Tanto blade (in terms of use), but I will admit that is a beautiful collection you have there, Razr.
  18. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    i love tantos, except when it comes to sharpening. i struggle maintaining the two edges independently. eventually i give up and just sharpen the whole blade as one edge. which turns the tanto into just a belly. which loses some of the advantages of the tanto. so i don't buy them now if i have blade shape choices on a model like a cold steel or benchmade, etc. if it only comes that way and i want it then i just deal with it.
  19. razrman8


    Dec 31, 2014
    Thanks for the kind words all. I take pride in these knives that's for sure.

    In regards to sharpening, yes they do have their difficulties about them. When I spoke with Sal he said there was either only one or two people at the factory that could sharpen them correctly. Thus making them a little bit of a hassle to produce.

    Nonetheless I know the work ethics of the folks there and they can make anything happen. I'm going to hold onto my dream of them producing another one someday. Hopefully Sal will keep watch. I know of so many people that would interested in purchasing one. I'd venture to say a Sprint run or 800-1200 would sell out.

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  20. DocT


    Mar 25, 2012
    What a nice collection of great looking knives.

    I personally have never liked tanto blades. I went through that tactical phase many years ago and then realized the tanto blades are not very practical for most things. Hey, whatever floats your boat or cranks your tractor. If you like them, buy them, but I won't anymore.

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