Yes Vinnie they could, but Kristi clearly stated in her announcement hat they would NOT be numbered.
is giving us a opportunity to get a beautifull and rare knife at a good price, and on their terms.
It's a whole package, non negotiable, so like it or pass it. No big deal.
The knife itself is not the main purpose of this knife, the knife is ment to enhance the cohesion between the forumites, and as a thank you gift from Spyderco towards the forumites who keep this forum alive and running.
You will never get your perfect package, everything has it's drawbacks.