Thanks for the reply Sal.
Truth be told I almost never carry a knife around my neck anymore. It's hard to conceal and hard to reach and I don't like the way it swings around if it's over a shirt. If I carry a fixed blade it's going to be on my belt.
I just like the term "neck knife" over "belt knife" because it kind-of signifies a certain kind of knife, one that lays flat and lightweight.
An LC200N Swick sounds right up my alley. It's no Byrd so the price point likely would make it tough to buy a handful to gift but it would be great for a sweaty person like me to carry. I'll probably need two, given how infrequently the Swick is revisited. I'd like to see if I could get my SO to carry one.
But after seeing the street price for the Bow River, I'm convinced that the Byrd line can hit a value price point that can get the Swick design into more hands. I think to further differentiate it, perhaps it could have a three-finger grip instead of a four-finger grip. That would also have the side effect of making it a little easier to conceal.
While I have your attention I'd also like to express my love for the Introvert. You guys and Chris Knutson really knocked it out of the park. I love that the finger holes of the Introvert and Swick mean I don't have to put down the knife to handle things.