MT13P – Mule Team Fixed Blade featuring Elmax

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by tazkristi, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. tazkristi

    tazkristi Spyderco Moderator Moderator

    Apr 20, 2005
    MT13P will be available for sale on Monday, 27-Feb-2012 at 0900 (MST)

    All sales will be handled by the Spyderco Factory Outlet store online at

    Maximum Purchase Allowed: 2

    Cost: $64.95 each

    Domestic Shipping: Standard Shipping rates apply.

    International Shipping:
    International shipments will be sent out according to our International Shipping Schedule:
    Shopping Cart Total: $0-$99 - Shipping/Handling Charge $25
    Shopping Cart Total: $100-$399 - Shipping/Handling Charge $35
    Shopping Cart Total: $400 and higher - Shipping/Handling Charge $50

    International shipments will be via USPS International Priority Mail. Please be aware, we will have limited tracking capabilities. Tracking once it leaves the US is dependent upon the postal services outside the US and their ability to provide it. However, this will completely eliminate UPS Brokerage Fees.

    About Elmax:
    Spyderco’s thirteenth Mule Team Project installment uses Elmax steel produced by Böhler-Uddeholm Steel of Kapfenberg, Austria.

    Böhler first sold steel in North America in 1925 by providing European-made steels to toolmakers, manufacturing industries and construction jobs in the U.S. Their Elmax is an alloy composed using powdered metallurgic technology that was designed specifically for high-tech applications, primarily for use in the electronics industry. It contains elevated levels of chromium, vanadium-molybdenum that deem it a well-tailored fit for making knife blades. These elements translate into resistance to wear and corrosion and it has a homogenous grain structure making it malleable when grinding and forming.

    What is the Mule Team:
    For those of you unfamiliar with our Mule Team Project, it is unique to Spyderco. In-house we call knife samples designed and built for testing and evaluation Mules. We know a healthy percentage of knife users are interested in different blade steels and their performance abilities. Running with that, we released an ongoing Mule Team Project. Several times per year we unveil the same single-piece fixed blade patterned knife in a different and exotic blade steel. This lets steel-obsessed knife knuts test, try and use something normally not offered to the industry. Product runs are limited to 600 – 1000 pieces of each steel type depending on foundry requirements.

    Mule Blades are leaf-shaped with a sharpened and finished PlainEdge blade but with an unfinished handle providing a do-it-yourself opportunity. The unfinished handle has a series of holes for attaching custom handle scales or for wrapping with para-cord. Each piece is sold without handle scales or a carry sheath focusing the project on the blade steel. This opens endless creative possibilities for the owner to design their own handle scale and carry options.
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2012
  2. JayGoliath


    Mar 27, 2010
    Good stuff! thanks for the info!
  3. capid1


    Jan 11, 2011
    Nice! ELMAX is a great steel!
  4. Maqua


    Jan 21, 2005
    I reckon I need one of these mmmmmhhh
  5. RevDevil


    Nov 9, 2009
    Awesome. Looks like I will try and work some overtime this week after all. ;)
  6. Sithus1966


    Jan 24, 2008
    I guess I can stop looking for what to buy next. :thumbup:
  7. EZ Bake

    EZ Bake

    Mar 5, 2009
    No joke - I've got some Halpert scales already waiting for my first Mulie. ELMAX will be a nice first Mule Team for me.
  8. neuron

    neuron Moderator Moderator

    Apr 18, 2010
    Awesome!!! Can't wait to put this one to work next to my M390 Mules!
  9. ol_sc

    ol_sc Basic Member Basic Member

    Sep 12, 2011
    Speaking of mules, which steels are everyone's favorites made from?
  10. tonysunshine


    Jan 23, 2011
    me too. option 4 for the win

  11. shunsui

    shunsui Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 12, 2008
    Got the calendar marked. :thumbup:
  12. Cynic2701


    Mar 31, 2009
    This looks like a great Mule Team to get on board with. I'm already looking at sheath and handle options.
  13. 00ChevyScott


    Dec 3, 2010
    Definitely going to get this one. Is this a pre order or is this an actual order for the knife that will be filled soon?
  14. shunsui

    shunsui Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 12, 2008
    It's the actual knife, and they usually ship the next day or so.
  15. yablanowitz


    Apr 14, 2006
    If you order early enough, they'll go out that day.
  16. jackthedog


    Dec 21, 2009
    That's what happened when I ordered my Cru Wear Mules. I'm excited for this one.
  17. Ankerson

    Ankerson Knife and Computer Geek Platinum Member

    Nov 2, 2002
    This will be a really good one. :)
  18. MCM


    Feb 9, 2002
    2 Please :thumbup:

    Thanks Taz.
  19. tazkristi

    tazkristi Spyderco Moderator Moderator

    Apr 20, 2005
    Please note, I've revised the time on the original post. ;)
  20. goodeyesniper


    Aug 31, 2009
    Where are these ones manufactured, out of curiosity?

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