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Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by Atakdog, Jan 9, 2014.
That's what you get one the company's owner is a knife nut.
thanks Sal, I'll try to get the knife on the way to you tomorrow and it will certainly happen by Monday. I think it's really cool that you get on the forums and actually talk with the people that use your knives, and as the last dozen posts of this thread indicate, many others agree.
*meanwhile in China, workers lose their job*
I wasn't going to reply to these posts, but you said it so well. Cruise over to some of the other manufacturer's forums and see what/who turns up...or doesn't... :grumpy:
Now we'll see if the OP will send in his knife.
He said he was going to a few posts up. :thumbup:
Ohh, good to hear that.
Any update on this one? I don't doubt Spyderco will take care of this problem. But I'm curious about their findings
Wow, how very freakin surprising
Reminds me of the old Recon 1 design, lol
Very little material there.
not a fan of the internal stop pin and similar designs....for this reason.
Sal stated in the spyderco sub-forum thread that in soon as the knife got there a replacement would be sent, not a repair. He requested it be addressed specifically to he or Eric. I'm confident that won't change. We should be asking Sal for an update on his findings, if they learned anything. I'm sure it'll be replaced (unless it turns out to be a fake).
If you refer back to the original post, you will see that Eric sent a new knife along with an apology. Kudos to Spyderco!
That said, the knife failed exactly where I would have expected it to fail.
Going to follow this thread. I'm guessing bad heat treatment, but I'll be curious to hear the official findings. A Southard is on my short list too.
The OP did mention that he was taken care of promptly:
Curious to know if this was a material failure or a design flaw.
As long as the OP is completely honest, it has to be a material failure. Hopefully not a whole batch, and isolated to this or just a few others. I am sure that Spyderco did proper R&D and witnessed this exact failure under presumably way more force than the OP applied while carving some pine.
I wouldn't rule out a design flaw out of hand. Perhaps the area of the breakage needs thicker material.
Remember the Bushcraft had breakage issues and Spyderco redesigned it by simply not drilling the hole in the tang closest to the blade.
Spyderco Bushcraft total failure.(Warning:Knife gore present)
Sorry I haven't been back on this thread in a while.
Anyways, I now see that the internal stop pin slot does significantly reduce blade strength but I don't think failure like I had (whether caused by heat treat, crack, etc.) is an issue with this knife. Despite the cutout 4mm of a supersteel like cts-204p should be plenty for almost any task I can think of. Eric told me in the letter I got that they had not seen a single other issue like this despite having sold so many Southards, so I doubt there is a bad batch associated with it.