Dagon wrote:What I would like to see (seems out of line compared to many others):
- more slipjoint designs, including a heavy duty slipjoint knife, and a strictly two-hand opening slipjoint knife (for the growing list of countries where carrying one-hand opening knives becomes problematic).
- an innovative kind of SAK ("Spyderco Army Knife" :-) ), hence a kind of multitool, can be both locking and a slipjoint variant
- a "french style" folder, meaning an elegant folder with a thin 4" blade that looks great at the table, think about a spyderco alternative to the typical laguiole or Le Thiers designs.
- the return of the classic Manix 1
- medium sized kitchen knives
I have to second this.
More slipjoints. How about some kind of scandi ground folder or smaller fixed blade to be used for wood carving. Mora has a small fixed blade that is wonderfull to carve with.
I would love to see the UKPK with a ffg vg-10 blade and since one handed opening is prohibited in some countries, Denmark for one, two handed openers might be a good idea for the european market. Remember the old DKPK?
I was also thinking of some kind of lock that could be put into the thumbhole to undo the one handed opening feature, it would be really cool if it also was possible to remove say with some kind of lock so that the same knife could be legal in the city but one handed on your own property or when going out and about in nature. Perhaps some kind of torx-preasure lock to secure the disk covering the hole.
In germany it is ok to carry a folder that is either one handed opening or locking, so what about a locking folder that has the decorative hole and is a two handed opener. I belive Böker are looking into this market with some new models.