A rhetorical question I know...but I'm asking myself this after a visit today to my local Spyder-shop.
I currently own a large, plain edged Wegner...a Wegner Jr. combination edge (Thanks J Smith)and a Wegner Mouse. I really like each of these knives - a lot.
So there I was at the shop, and lo and behold they have a large, combination edge Wegner (C48) in stock. Just for fun I asked to see it and picked it up; opening and closing it a few times, and admiring the perfect marriage of smooth plain-edged ATS-34 and aggressive, perfectly ground teeth.
Now it probably has something to do with the fact that I just recently acquired the Wegner Jr. with it's combination edge and the realization of just how very useful and attractive this design is on the Wegner…but I absolutely fell in love with this knife.
It is also the single most perfectly built Spyderco knife I've had the pleasure to handle. It is flawless in every respect; from the super smooth opening feel, to the lockup of the liner 1/3 of the way across with no play whatsoever in any direction, and not a single mark or scuff on any surface of the knife or blade and finally...picture perfect grind lines on the edge. My plain edge Wegner is great, but this specimen is even nicer.
Do I sound enthusiastic? I now just have to undertake the relatively simple and by now well practiced:
to seal things up and cement my resolve. I know that SMKW still has these models on sale for $59.99 U.S, and this one will cost me a bit more than that, but it is a perfect specimen. To be able to handle the knife ahead of time like this is really great, so if I give in to this temptation I will definitely buy this particular knife locally.
So fellow Spyderfans…can you help me out with the justification end of things? Dennis, are you out there?
Edited by - Jeff/1911 on 9/5/2002 9:49:01 PM