sal wrote:Hi Carrot,
We're always trying to upgrade in all areas. The Chinese makers are only now beginning to think about using other steels. New steel + new heat treat + new grinding and sharpening requirements is not as easy to do as you might think. Lotsa new variables to deal with. "Easier to do it the old way and besides, most customers don't know the difference" We work on it.
Thanks Sal. It's always interesting to see the manufacturing perspective. I really enjoy the Cara Cara 2 design. The cutting and slicing performance for its price is just awesome and I really appreciate the value side of things that Spyderco brings to the market. Please keep making incredible budget knives; they are so much easier to recommend to friends who are just starting to show an interest.
The fact that I can have an Introvert and a PITS on my desk at home and carry a Domino and Cara Cara beater in my pocket really shows that Spyderco knives are for AFIs of all kinds.