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    Quote Originally Posted by rolodave View Post
    Juma is very eye catching and easy to work
    The prototype has carbon fiber scales.

    I'll add that to the list of requests. I'm sure they can do any handle material. A great many of their knives have scales made of Fiber reinforced nylon (FRN). Those are produced by injection molding and are relatively inexpensive. The mold design can have any texture to the surface. I suppose it will depend on the clamor for a set of particulars. Least cost is one of the criteria and will help keep the cost of the first batch down for the buyers too.

    Some of this will be limited to what they can do in Golden CO as I think this is where the manufacturing will occur. Truthfully, every Spyderco associated factory has a backlog right now.
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    This thread was quite the exciting find.
    I’d ask what’s going on with the project, but by looking at the dates, I’ll speculate, Covid.
    As a long time Spyderco supporter, I certainly hope it gains traction again.

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    Wow! Great stuff. I don't know how I missed this. It may have been while I was absent for a little while. I hope this project is still rolling. Congratulations on your collaboration. The FBU shape is great but I hope it's a full hollow in production, or at least 3/4. Anything below 5/8 is too small. Even 5/8 is a little narrow. Anything over 7/8 is just too big to be practical. A nice swoop to the heel to keep the stabilizer out of the way is good. Bellied hollow grind is always a plus. This Henry Sears Queen 7/8 is my very favorite razor of all and a fine, fine shaver. I'm not versed on the steel nomenclature but this thing rings like a bell when you hone, strop and even if the stubble is very long. It is sharp enough to take everything off in one stroke. Something like this would be fabulous.
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    I say the Henry Sears is my favorite but this Wade and Butcher Special round point is neck and neck with it. That is my go-to blade and the first one that I had that I really loved. It is simple , full hollow, no frills but still attractive.
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    Jimps top and bottom are nice. Round, notched or blunt square points I like. Oh! Engraving on the blade face I'm a sucker for. Etchings are nice but kind of fragile.
    Good luck in your endeavor and please keep us updated!
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    Any news on the Spyderco razor? It’s been about 8 mos since Mike Blue last posted! I own and have owned Spyderco knives and would be very interested in a razor, especially if it conformed to the W&B FBU design that was discussed.
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    Not speaking with ANY authority, but this covid thing and economy may have affected its progress.
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    Update: Covid19 has slowed factory production over all the projects in the works at Spyderco. Even under optimum/exceptional conditions this will take time. The fastest prototype to production record under Normal conditions was 18 months.
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    Thanks for the update. Anxious to see something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Blue View Post
    Update: Covid19 has slowed factory production over all the projects in the works at Spyderco. Even under optimum/exceptional conditions this will take time. The fastest prototype to production record under Normal conditions was 18 months.
    I'm a big fan of Spyderco knives my EDC is a Spyderco UKPK non-locking knife, I really look forward to seeing this razor.
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