I would be interested in Spydiebeads but I would prefer pewter over FRN. I can barely stand FRN as a knife handle material without adding more FRN to a knife.
If you produced both...I bet that the pewter beads would sell a bunch more with the higher end collectors.
Regardless of what Spyderco produces its going to get knocked off...its up to us as loyal customers to go for the real product and not some knockoff.
I will be interested to see where this goes. Those beads in an earlier post which were actually a spider would be snapped up. The good thing is several different bead models could be released with different varients of spider right down to the "Money Spyder" right up to a larger spyder type for the bigger knives. Something like a FunnelSpyder for say the Mule sized fixed blades ect.
Hell for the highest end safe queens you could have glass blown beads. They would be a bit more fragile but for display purposes they would rock. Especially if they were in black glass!
Lanyard beads only damage a knife if woven into a lanyard at an incorrect length or if you put a bead at the very end of a long lanyard. Those who don't like lanyards really don't need to worry about this thread as the discussion does not affect them anyways