I've been browsing the homepage of a German distributor (boker.de
) for Spyderco knives and found the one attached in their catalog. The catalog says that the knives were engraved by the Czech artist Vlastik Petak and that they are limited to 100 pieces. Besides the rattlesnake ones there are also Police models done by the same artist but with a scorpin on it. The retail price for these is ~ EUR 400,--(~ USD 520,--)
Now my question: Obviously the engraving is an aftermarket modification, they are limited and the price is rather high. Do these factors qualify the knives as collectors knives and if yes - are they interesting for Spyderco collectors?
I ask because they are definitely advertised as collectors knives. I didn't find anything on the web regarding the artist (just some links to Czech pages), the knives are only available through Boker Germany and now I wonder what others might think about offers like this.
Personally, as a fan of Spyderco, I would neither consider them as desirable nor extremly rare (don't take that as a judgement of the artistic value).
What are your opinions?