Spyderco Brad Southard Flipper

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by racingfirefighter, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. Evany

    Evany Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2007
    No chance they're gonna make a lefty version, is there?
  2. phillipsted


    Oct 4, 2010
    If Sal spent all the time and money to develop the tooling for this knife, I bet it will be in regular (if limited) production.

  3. JNewell


    Nov 18, 2005
    It is not listed as a sprint. OTOH, I would guess availability will be very, very, VERY tight. Thinking inverse square of Yo2...
  4. jackthedog

    jackthedog Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 21, 2009
    Yeah, I'm worried about that too. And kind of worried I didn't put a preorder in when they were up.
  5. Rudeco


    Aug 22, 2010
    Need a Pre Order Site!! SOS SOS
  6. pry


    May 24, 2011
    I don't think you guys should worry too much about getting one, its gona be a regular production model after all. Taiwan does a pretty good job at meeting demands from what I've seen. Plus at the price point of this knife I don't see it selling a ton of units, I'm not saying its overpriced just that its more than your average guy spends. Yeah its popular on the forums but thats only a small portion in the big picture..the mass appeal of this knife probably isn't going to be too overwhelming. Thats just my thoughts.
  7. JNewell


    Nov 18, 2005
    I hope you're right :D and think you might be, mostly because of the price point. My recollection is that overseas plants have not had the production shortfalls that Golden has often had, but there was a period when the GB was impossible to get for quite a spell - but it's half the price of this (and a huge bargain, too, by the way). We'll see!

  8. darkaether


    Dec 23, 2006
    that sure would be nice. A lefty flipper or compression lock would be a guaranteed sale for me.
  9. Evany

    Evany Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2007
    Same here!
  10. TTTis


    Mar 8, 2010
    I was going to ask the same question about a lefty version.... would be mighty cool of you spyderco hah.
  11. JerryIsAlive


    Jun 13, 2012
    I want this!
  12. CrimsonTideShooter


    Oct 23, 2010
    I doubt it, since it's a Taiwan made knife. If I recall correctly, the Yo2 is so limited because it's a golden made knife, and sal has stated many times that the golden plant is tapped out as far as manufacturing goes. I also recall him saying something to the affect of them doing something in the near future to fix that, but I could be mistaken.

    Anyway, my point is that the Taiwan maker can hopefully keep up with demand, because demand will be HIGH!
  13. kreole


    Jul 23, 2009
    Everything you said plus Sal said they did one run of Yo2's and then planned to wait for feedback beforr the second, so basically limited availability after the first run was planned.
  14. JDunn709


    Jan 7, 2009
    Made in Taichung, Taiwan

    Regular production in runs of 1200

    (According to a recent post by Sal on another forum)
  15. Juraj


    Aug 5, 2009
    Really looking forward to this on:eagerness:
    Any idea when about we can expect it?
  16. RevDevil


    Nov 9, 2009
    The comp lock is easy enough to unlock with either hand.
  17. El-Duderino


    Apr 17, 2011
    I'm wondering the same thing. It is titanium, just hope they have a steel insert. Guess we'll know more closer to release date. Could be why it's been pushed back from 4thQ this year to beginning of next year.
  18. JerryIsAlive


    Jun 13, 2012
    Does this handle look a little small to anyone else? Wish the handle was same length as the para.
  19. Juraj


    Aug 5, 2009
    Para handle is a bit big for me, so.....nope:)
  20. JNewell


    Nov 18, 2005
    As someone else posted, the first run will be 1200, which is not a lot of knives, but the price point is high - looking at the availability of the Tuff, I'd guess the Southard will be available for at least a month after it hits the dealers' shelves...but that's just a guess. We probably won't find out until 2013 in any case... :(

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