sal wrote:Hi Manix Guy 2,
We first made the Maddox model in the Golden facility. We numbered thed collector pieces as usual. When we decided to make the model in Taiwan to ease capacity in Golden and reduced the cost, we sent a piece to the maker. The piece was a collector piece numbered 071. The maker thought it was a model number and put it on every piece of the first run.
I would like to point out that the Maddox model is still available. Mr. Maddox has taken the project on himself when we disco'd the piece. Very commendable.
Lol, hi Sal! My guess was right. I was typing my post as you were typing your response. I appreciate your kind words very much! And thanks for the free ad. The Maddox Knife is still being made. There is a hitch with the future. A company just purchased my marketing guys company and plans on continued manufacture of the knife. They said , "we see there is no patent but there is copyright protection on the name. So we are just going to change the name of the knife" yikes, there goes my 15 dollars a month royalty........ Which as you know, spyderco and I never did this for the money but to help people. So,,, some companies , like Spyderco are great honorable honest companies,,, and some are not.
I have never been sued and have never sued anyone,,, it is just a shame all folks aren't nice. Take care Sal, your are.... One of the good guys. God Bless you my friend,, Joe