If you want some good linear Alps switches, you may want to take a look at these SKCL Yellows from China. These are the more desireable and better complicated variety of Alps. I have them myself in a Zenith handwiring project that’s on hold, and they are very smooth, but I really suggest you lube them. They require 58.8cN of force, which was 60g if I remember correctly.
I personally don’t think they are as good as SKCL Greens, but they are still great switches, especially new old stock.
Link to the page that has them
(image belongs to DrClick on Deskthority)
There are many other new old stock Alps on Taobao, but they are all going to be of the less desired simplified variety by Forward electronics, so be aware of that. I think some could be worth messing with, since they are pretty cheap. One of the better ones I’m aware of is Alps SKBM White, but again, opinions are quite mixed on DT about this when I asked, but I don’t think they could be that bad. Keep in mind that their official rated lifetime is 10 million keystrokes.
SKBM White alps
They’re sold by the same seller, and he also sells simplified Black switches (they may not be tactile, since there were SKBM clicky blacks, so do your research)
There are so many to list that it would be a pain. But if you want to find basically all of the ones you can get, just scroll down to the recommended ones on the bottom and you will be in quite the rabbit hole.
BUT… if you see this switch; it’s NOT Blue alps! The picture is decieving, they are grey simplified alps.
the NOT blue alps
Thank you guys! This is my first ‘big’ post here. I planned to list all the ones I could find, but it wouldn’t have been worth it, because the only one really worth listing by itself was the first one. But I’m curious if any of you have tried those clicky simplified ones. I have only tried clicky simplified clones, and they were dirty