I don't really see the Dodo lock issue as being very huge (and I had one of the defective ones).
Any company can have a bad item, a bad run, or just plain "lemons". The number of defective Dodos seem to have been pretty small. Spyderco must have jumped right on the problem, too, or the number would have been larger.
In the end, Spyderco corrected the situation, and all is well. As was mentioned, if that was their only flub-up out of all their knife designs, out of all the thousands of runs of knives they manufacture, then they're doing **** well! Better than many other companies out there, that's for certain!
By the way, I have a female acquaintance that's in the market for a self-defense blade, and I recommended that she take a look at the Spydie line. Great price, great function.
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