How about a simpler design with liners instead of a G-10/SS "Oreo"? The G-10 Police was probably discontinued solely on its ATS-55 blade steel. I'd love to see the return of the Police with VG-10 and G-10 scales, even without the liners. Just remember, Spyderco's pricepoint policy means that most <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>s are compromises. G-10 scales and VG-10 blade steel would make for a quite expensive knife as <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>s go.
Also, producing a knife in several variations (G-10 and maybe AUS-8 or 10 as a pricepoint model, SS and VG-10 for elegance, and G-10/VG-10 as the absolute best for hard use) requires a lot of re-tooling between runs if the same machines are to be used, or more overhead, applied to all knives, in new machines to increase the number of lines that can be made at once. Considering that a 1200-piece run takes a while to sell, even with so many Spydernuts out there, having that many variations isn't good business sense.
Besides, Spyderco has built a reputation as one of the best makers of affordable work knives out there. Even if they lasted longer, if people had to pay upwards of a hundred and fifty dollars for the absolute best in quality and materials in any Spyderco, sales would drop off despite the still-great value of the knives. I know I couldn't afford to keep adding to my collection at my current rate. It's the old tradeoff between what you want, what your customers want, and what's practical for both.
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