It makes more sense to me now after Sal's second post. The makers are a key component of what makes a Spyderco. The quality of the knives I have suggest the products are top notch and the makers don't need to be told what material to work with. Rather Spyderco sets the standard that they desire for the product.
A very crude and limited interpretation on my part, but combined with the sentiments on my previous posts makes sense....................
" Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not one bit simpler."
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