Para-Military in CTS-204P

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by Dunny153, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. Ken44


    Jun 29, 2005
    We'll, I'm glad your say doesn't mean anything :p
    The Sprints and exclusive's are a great thing for us knife/steel nuts, and I don't think there is any crap that comes with them. There shouldn't be any pain and heartache since they're easy to get if you keep up with whats coming out.
    I've been away from the forums at times and missed a couple I would've liked to have, but that was my fault and it didn't cause me any pain or heartache at all.
  2. 78LilRed


    Dec 6, 2005
    I'm with you on this one.
  3. singularity35


    Mar 1, 2010
    Well, I'm glad yours means as much. :D
  4. Ken44


    Jun 29, 2005
    I don't have any say at all. If I did I would tell them to keep doing what they're doing, and wouldn't say, "I say screw the sprint paras and all that comes with them" as he did.
    Spyderco knows what they're doing, and they know the exclusive/sprints is a good thing for us steel junkies.
    I think most all would agree that they're a good thing for us.
  5. Blades'n'45


    Feb 24, 2013
    Ken44 maybe no heartache for you and I certainly don't care at all but just by reading through the Spyderco forum the past week seems like a lot of
    people get frustrated and seems like all too much drama surrounds the sprint runs. Not saying its Spydercos fault or even the dealers but I think maybe something has
    to change... whether its one knife per customer and stricly on a first come first serve or any other protocol where a majority of people deem "fair."
    And the business of buying up multiple limited editions just to turn around and price gouge the community should be frowned upon by all. Capitalism is one thing
    but no ones going to convince me that this practice is moral and in good taste.
  6. Ken44


    Jun 29, 2005

    I know you're new here and may not realize it, but things can get this way after a popular sprint run. This one did take a long time to come out, but I'm sure Spyderco had good reason for that. They don't need to change a thing.
    No need for the drama IMO, but every time people miss out on a short run there is some.
    I don't think they should quit doing them as you said. If you stay informed you won't miss any, and if you do they'll be more.
    When I first joined BF it aggravated me a bit as well though, so I understand why some feel the way they do.
  7. Blades'n'45


    Feb 24, 2013
    Well maybe new to BF but not the knife game. And don't quit doing them but for me and I hope others can realize these sprint runs are 90% hype. Yea its cool to try out a new steels but realistically as a user I'd put up the S30V para up against any of them and I know it would hold its own. I get the novelty of the sprint runs and collecting is fun but its gone to a different level. We need to bring it back down.
  8. RevDevil


    Nov 9, 2009
    All I will say is that I'd love to have a slot in the collectors club unfortunately, information on it has been difficult to come by.
  9. Ken44


    Jun 29, 2005

    I don't agree that the Sprint runs are 90% hype, and I don't think many others do either.
    Thats one reason why I like Spyderco so much, and many feel the same way.
    Whatever though. I don't wish to discuss the issue farther.
  10. FCM415

    FCM415 Banned BANNED

    Jul 9, 2012
    Word on the street is, KW is trying to add 400 more pieces to this run. Not official yet.
  11. singularity35


    Mar 1, 2010
    It really does make a lot of business sense for additional runs in cases like these...
  12. Terrakot


    Mar 12, 2013
    yep, they confirm it on its site
    "Due to the overwhelming demand of this product, we do have the option to run 400 extra pieces of the Spyderco Para Military and we will try to get this done., As of now we do not have any time or date on these, We will update as soon as we get information, we will not pre-order this item, but we will take email's to be notified as when they will be up for sale."
  13. JNewell


    Nov 18, 2005
    It's actually on their website, but think: how many exclusives have we seen lately? Is Golden caught up with demand for regular production models? This 400 could be a way over the horizon.
  14. knife_fan

    knife_fan Gold Member Gold Member

    May 1, 2012
    I wish Cutlery Shoppe would do another exclusive run of the orange Para 2. The orange one seems to be the only exclusive that hasn't had a second run.
  15. ToxicBot11


    Apr 28, 2013
    UHmmm, did we forget one?? Namely the CF/S90V Para2 that is currently selling in the $600 and up range on Fleabay! If their is one PM2 Sprint run that needs to redone its that one..$350 to $400 is crazy enough but $600 and up?? One sold for $821 a few days ago..Only the elite few can afford that Sprint run..

    I can't link live auctions but their is another one sitting at $660 with 22 hours to go..
  16. FCM415

    FCM415 Banned BANNED

    Jul 9, 2012
    Def ran through my mind... We just don't know though, the way they are saying it, this is not a second run but an extension of the first. There was 800 total, 700 was available to the public, and add 400 more and it makes 1200 which is a full exclusive run numbers wise.

    I've asked Jeff about it like many others have and all he says is to stay tuned he has things "in the works" with Spyderco. Very vanilla, heard some rumors but not worth mentioning here, it's all hearsay at this point.

    I passed on the orange, remember seeing it priced really low at first but wasn't interested... But now I want one to scale swap with a black/black Para2 (both knives with one orange scale). Only way I get one is if Jeff orders more, I'm not touching one for $300.
  17. FCM415

    FCM415 Banned BANNED

    Jul 9, 2012
    ToxicBot, that's a true sprint, he was talking about exclusive runs. But I do wholeheartedly agree :D Not to mention the CF only had like 400 pieces in the run.

    Fluted CF in K390 and CF in S110v anyone? :p
  18. JNewell


    Nov 18, 2005
    The CF/S90V was a sprint, and won't be re-run.

    I think it was 600 - the CF/S90V Manix 2 was only 400, which makes it one of the lowest-number sprints ever.
  19. pwet


    Feb 13, 2009
    i received mine a couple days ago, don't care about all the complaints, that's the whole point of sprints and exclusives, the exclusivity.... you cant get them all if everyone could there wont be that much interest ...

    other than that mine is flawless, it arrived with a bit of play. it was just the stop pin scrw that was a bit loose, now it works perfect.
  20. Ankerson

    Ankerson Knife and Computer Geek Platinum Member

    Nov 2, 2002
    In the process of testing one now (On loan) and from what I have experienced so far CTS 204P is VERY aggressive.

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