Hello, just wanting to see if I’m the only one really wanting a copper alox Swiss Army knife. They are hard to find and I am hoping for a new run of them in the cadet, lumberjack, or electrician versions.
Anyone else wanting the solid titanium Zippo to be remade?
From what I could find, the model 110 Solid Titanium Zippo was part of their "Pure" and "Precious Metals" line-up from 2001 to 2006, and at the time, retailed for around $100 (think the price of Ti has come down since then, though Chinese outer sleeve replicas still sell for around $120).
Would love to just buy an original from that period, but due to it now being a collectible, they rarely go up for sale, and even used ones seem to sell for at least a few hundred dollars. At the time they were available, I don't recall ever hearing about them.
Was just wondering if this is something others here were interested in, and if so, would it be something that Massdrop could maybe sway Zippo into remaking? I asked Zippo's customer relations if they could possibly suggest reintroducing it in the future (now that Ti has grown in popularity vs 17 years ago), but only got "at this time, we are not aware of this lighter being produced again." Personally think this would slot in nicely under...
Hey Massdrop community,
My name is Shan , with Tepe Designs. I wanted to test the water and see if the community would like to see my design offered via Massdrop. Therefore, I need your help so that the team here can make a sound decision on whether or not to consider this a viable offering. I am working on getting first production done now via Kickstarter, however, I would like to see the Hornet offered to a much larger following. The knife is being made by HE Knives in Guangdong province, (same place as Kizer, WE and Reate etc..). They have 20+ yrs experience and have worked on projects for other manufactures like Kershaw and Buck. Rest assured, they do excellent work and I wouldn't have spent the last 18 months preparing this with them for a poorly made product.
Ultimately, I like to offer up one or more versions of the Hornet as follows:
1. D2 steel / black or orange G-10 handles
2. N690 steel / full Ti handles
I leave it to you all, the Massdrop community, to decide if...
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We've got some makers in this forum.
Get your maker on and post a pic of your latest EDC build, whatever it is. Dyeing some scales, regrinding a profile, filework, lanyard work, applying some patina, aftermarket parts or full on steampunk rebuilding , whatever you're doing to your knife, your flashlight, your phone case, your necklace, your key fob, post it here and give the rest of us some ideas. Or, hell, maybe just give us something to look at while we're trapped indoors. That works too.
I'll go first: my Rike F1, quarantine rebuild:
That's the tan handle dyed emerald green and hand weathered with 1000 grit and leather, and an 850 pound test paracord lanyard with a titanium slide (for cinching against your wrist).
Between the dyeing and the weathering I ended up with a look a bit like old, weathered bronze.
I like the look, will have to remember it for other projects. Almost went with a copper slide instead of the green Ti but I've been putting copper...