I think I must have got the last one. I received an order confirmation. Now it shows available on 7/31. I have been holding off on other purchases waiting on this one.SpyderNut wrote:Yep, looks like they just arrived. Howe's had a few in stock earlier today, but it looks like they're all
sold out at this time.
If you mean the last Kiwi, as in the non locking Chinese version, then yeah there's a reason for that. They share a name and a design but not much else.avocadobbq wrote:Sarcasm? I've been waiting for this one but it's too expensive for me. Can't help but notice it's 5x the price of the last kiwi. It looks amazing though, can't wait for some reviews.
MSRP is exactly the same as that of the last "real" Kiwi was in 2009. Sure the "Chinese Gooseberries" are a lot cheaper, but they're non-locking, use a lower quality steel, and are made in China rather than by Spyderco's best Japanese maker.avocadobbq wrote:Sarcasm? I've been waiting for this one but it's too expensive for me. Can't help but notice it's 5x the price of the last kiwi. It looks amazing though, can't wait for some reviews.
G-10 doesn't, per se. Smooth, polished G-10, can be quite attractive and civilized looking. But, IMHO, peel ply G-10, visible screws, and a clip definitely make for more tactical look than that of the original Kiwi. Same thing with the C54 Calypso. To my eyes, the brown peel-ply G-10 version gives off a more tactical vibe than the original polished Micarta. Granted, it may just be the illusion of "tacticality", just like painting my SUV flat tan wouldn't suddenly turn it into an MRAP, but it would certainly make it less attractive.Liquid Cobra wrote:I don't know that g10 makes a knife tactical.