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Thoughts on a Suga variant

Discussion in 'Himalayan Imports' started by Scara, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. Baetis

    Baetis

    53
    May 30, 2012
    Sweet! I should have enough fun money saved by then.
     
  2. Scara

    Scara

    Jun 21, 2014
    Ok, so I've realized it makes more sense for all of you who are interested in a Scara Suga to tell Auntie Yangdu directly. So if you want one, just send an email to Yangdu and tell her you're interested in a Scara Suga.
     
  3. Yangdu

    Yangdu [email protected] Himalayan Imports-Owner Moderator

    Apr 5, 2005
    Great desin and idea!
    Our shop and Kamis are still busy making Knives for online store customers and we will have to start on this one later this year

    Thank you
     
  4. KP513

    KP513

    152
    Nov 25, 2012
    Any word in this neck of the woods?
     
  5. Scara

    Scara

    Jun 21, 2014
    I haven't asked Auntie in a while. Last few times I was told they were busy making stuff to keep the store stocked. I haven't asked since before the quake since they've been rebuilding.
     
  6. Karda

    Karda Banned BANNED

    Jun 1, 2007
    Yes, everything is going to be delayed for awhile. Store stock comes first.
     
  7. pyro008

    pyro008

    38
    Oct 24, 2013
    What was the final design for this one? I saw a few sketched but didn't see which one was decided on as the "Scara Suga". It might be just what I'm looking for as I'd like Suga with a small guard below the blade and a crows beak which the newer Sugas seem to lack.
     
  8. conan11

    conan11

    335
    Jul 28, 2014
    WOW:):thumbup::D
     
  9. Scara

    Scara

    Jun 21, 2014
    I'd post the PDF KP513 made, but I don't have a paid membership so I can't post attachments. The 3D model is very close to the final design though.
     
  10. Karda

    Karda Banned BANNED

    Jun 1, 2007
    You can use a photo hosting site to post pictures.
     
  11. Scara

    Scara

    Jun 21, 2014
    It's a PDF, so photobucket won't take it. Let's try dropbox. Okay, dropbox works. Click the link to view it.

    edit: Found KP's photobucket link

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    Last edited: Jul 20, 2015
  12. Rumbo

    Rumbo

    78
    Jun 28, 2014
    I'm glad this thread is back. I'm keen for one. There is so much potential in these blades.
    I've had to get my Suga out on the top of the pile for another play.
     
  13. Scara

    Scara

    Jun 21, 2014
    I guess the quickest way of getting these is for people to show interest so they are certain these will sell well. To be honest this thread's revival is getting me excited again for the Scara Suga.
     
  14. Rumbo

    Rumbo

    78
    Jun 28, 2014
    I'm keen for one however it ends up. They feel great in the hand as they are but..........
    every time I look at mine, even before I bought it, I could see ideas for the handle.
    I'd hate to ruin mine or disrespect anyone by vandalising it but I can see a nice frame lock folder in the works one day.
     
  15. pyro008

    pyro008

    38
    Oct 24, 2013
    Thanks! It looks good, but anyone ordering would probably want to check local laws because I believe that double edged knives are illegal in some or many states. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that's why most knives with a swedge are ground but not sharpened.
     
  16. cul4u01

    cul4u01 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 5, 2012
    You know I'm in for one.
     
  17. ndoghouse

    ndoghouse Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 26, 2010
    Not to knock a good think but what do yall think about a shorter version? I like the overall design even better than the original Suga but it seems like it has too much length. Just a suggestion?
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  18. SingleGrind

    SingleGrind

    894
    Jun 15, 2015
    I second the shorter version. I have small hands so bug grips just take up extra space and add more to jab my ribs.

    I'm also a fan of the crows beak design, but I think the normal flared end would be great too. Just no square/cylindrical ends, I want grips on the blade
     
  19. Scara

    Scara

    Jun 21, 2014
    Well, a large part of the idea was to shorten it and to use the curved handle to give it a good sized handle that isn't so long. I could see it being made in different lengths like the current Suga, with a biggish one and a small one.

    SingleGrind, if you're referring to the pommel found on the original Suga, that was deliberately deleted from my design. I'm not the biggest fan of it. It adds length, and on a design that I intend as a concealed carry knife I would rather not have something poky. Though ndog's drawing with a bit of a bird's head to the grip is a nice idea.

    pyro, I imagine that like the regular Suga it may end up being made with unsharpened swedges as well as sharp ones. The idea I had in mind for the sharpened swedge was for some hooking and passing techniques like those found in Silat.

    And now it's really interesting for me to look back on the design now that I have more self-training down with knives as well as having started to make my own. It's changed my perspective on the design. Time for me to think.
     
  20. SingleGrind

    SingleGrind

    894
    Jun 15, 2015
    Ya I like the original pommel myself, it would give a little more to hook onto for the draw. The way I wear my concealed carry knives, it wouldn't be pokey, so length is my main concern. But now that I'm thinking about it, how would you feel about a ring on the end? Like a "Sugarambit" kinda deal. Plus circles are definitely not pokey
     

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