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Titanium Endura liners?

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by petah, Dec 21, 2015.

  1. petah


    Jul 22, 2008
    Maybe overkill but I'd like some...
  2. Fanglekai


    Jan 7, 2007
    What do you think that would do over steel liners?
  3. Surfingringo

    Surfingringo Gold Member Gold Member

    May 25, 2013
    They wouldn't rust. I'm more than happy with the linerless salt knives for that purpose though.
  4. fetzer85


    Oct 17, 2012
    Cost more? [emoji3]
  5. petah


    Jul 22, 2008
    Just more rust resistant. Ti liners and hardware would mean less maintenence but with the added cost it is likely not marketable for anyone other than knife nerds.

    I would think Spyderco has all the tooling needed and already has much of the parts needed to do it.

    A parts conversion kit would do it.
  6. Kwon Kwang

    Kwon Kwang

    Jul 7, 2013
    I wouldn't be for it; the cost to benefit ratio is very poor.
  7. bearfacedkiller

    bearfacedkiller Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 23, 2014
    It would add cost but not much else. If corrosion is a major concern then just get a linerless salt knife. To put an H1 blade and Ti liners in the Endura4 would make a knife that was way more expensive than a Pac Salt.
  8. fetzer85


    Oct 17, 2012
    Maybe DLC coated liners would be more economical?
  9. yablanowitz


    Apr 14, 2006
    Economical has no place in a titanium thread. Realistically, there are plenty of stainless steel alloys that don't make good blade steels but resist rusting well enough to require no more care than titanium. I'd be willing to make a small wager that such an alloy is currently in use in the Endura. Titanium would save you a few grams of weight, but the amount of weight savings would probably not be noticeable, and this is coming from a man who carries a CF military because the G-10 versions are heavier. I am not, however, one of those people who think "titanium" is justification enough in and of itself for any added expense. I'm quite sure the O.P. can get custom titanium liners made for his Endura. It shouldn't cost more than three or four times as much as the MSRP of the knife, and it would give him the bragging rights he no doubt wants. Asking Spyderco to shoulder the expense of producing them when even the regular repair kit seems to have been dropped from the lineup seems...well, selfish is one of the words that springs to my mind.
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2015
  10. uxo2

    uxo2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 3, 2013
    I have a ZDP Endura that takes a dip in the Pacific when I am surf fishing
    and I have not had any rust issues.

    All I do is a fresh water rinse before I leave.

    But if you truly want a rust free knife.. get a SALT series.
  11. Sal Glesser

    Sal Glesser Moderator Moderator

    Dec 27, 1998
    Hi Petah,

    As mentioned, probably cost prohibitive any way we would try to do it.

  12. petah


    Jul 22, 2008
  13. 115Italian


    Nov 13, 2015
    What would make more sense would be just straight ti handle as a sprint run but still there is no reason.

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