A Spyderco Pikal?

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by Loki, Jun 4, 2004.

  1. BOK


    Apr 16, 2002
    Yes I am blind. Just found it.
  2. Rick in KY

    Rick in KY Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 29, 2002
    Get back on up there!

    Will '06 be the year of the Pickle (Rev(;) ))?

    If so, when?

    If not, when?

    In short, when?
  3. brainus


    Sep 5, 2005
    I am anxious myself.

    Has anyone discussed this knife as a user, or is it supposed to be dedicated solely to MBC?
  4. donutsrule


    Feb 14, 2003
    This thing is being built with liners, and the ball locks are plenty tough. It ought to be fine as a user for anything that blade shape allows (which would be a lot).:)
  5. Joe Talmadge

    Joe Talmadge

    Oct 3, 1998
    Sal posted on TPI that he's shooting for late spring or early summer
  6. MM


    Nov 22, 1998
    Any pics yet?
  7. blade man

    blade man

    Jan 8, 2001

    Go check out TPI.
  8. HornsKeith


    Sep 28, 2005
    Well, this will probably be my first Spyderco knife (assuming I don't buy another one between now and when the Pikal comes out). It has all the sorts of things I want in an EDC knife- ~3.5" blade, wave or no-wave option (currently done by using zip-ties), solid locking system that doesn't require me to put any of my fingers across the path of the closing blade (I'm a big axis lock fan), and hopefully great ergonomics for a variety of hand positions.

    Can't wait to try it when it comes out. I'm assuming we haven't seen any hints yet as to what it'll cost?

    Sal, I've been very impressed with you and Spyderco in my limited time reading the forums. Rarely have I seen a company person so committed to responding to community issues and putting community ideas into real production models. You've seriously gotta be working 80+ hour weeks to make all that possible. Kudos to you, though I hope you're catching up on your sleep on the weekends or something. ;)
  9. Andy_L


    Dec 1, 2004
    This knife seems to sort out my concerns with the ball lock. Though I don't have a use for a dedicated MBC knife there are features which I really hope make it into other knives. (it was nice being able to chat with him about it today in leeds)
  10. Cameron23


    Jan 13, 2006
    Total Protection Interactive has photos up.

  11. Laceration


    Mar 29, 2005
    Sorry if this was brought up elsewhere but is Sal paying Emerson any royalties for using a "wave" opening device?
  12. Carlos


    Jul 9, 2000
    Yes. And the Emerson patent is also engraved on the knives.
  13. Laceration


    Mar 29, 2005
    I was thinking that because it's a bar that can be screwed in and out, it might be it's own beast and not need the OK by Emerson. The Waved Endura is another story but I thought it might be different with this one. Thanks for the info and quick response.
  14. Sal Glesser

    Sal Glesser Moderator Moderator

    Dec 27, 1998
    We're cutting parts for production now.

    Thanx for the kind words Hornskeith, we try. Probably too many hours though.;)

    Yes we do pay Ernest a royalty for the Waved models. Emerson Knives has been great to work with.

  15. brainus


    Sep 5, 2005
    Ahh! What kind of time frame does that indicate? My pocket wants one.

    Thanks for letting us know, Sal!
  16. donutsrule


    Feb 14, 2003

    I posted this on the Spyderco forum, but Tazkristi may have missed it:

    And, as always, thank you!:D
  17. GlockerChaZ


    Jan 22, 2004

    I've been lurking around here for a while and I must tell you that your effort on collaborating with others will not be forgotten when I finally get my hands on it!

  18. Mongo-man


    Feb 11, 2005
    Donutz, i don't know where i read it but, iirc the pikal will be offered in a combo package (live+trainer) in a metal box.
  19. 4 s ter

    4 s ter

    Apr 22, 2001

    The information might have come from Snarc (one of the collaborators) in post #2 of this thread on TPI.


  20. SGT Fitts

    SGT Fitts

    Aug 11, 2004
    I believe the Wave patent covers not only anything integral to the blade, but also any sort of device attached to the blade that would function in the same way.

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