Man, if those were my inventions and they were patented I'd be all over a licensing deal with Spyderco. What better way to get my name out to the general public and promote my own work and also work with a top knife manufacturer to see my products in the hands of a lot of people? I wonder now that it's several years old and still relatively unknown if he'd still blow off a company that pulls as much weight as spyderco. I bet he'd be a rich, or at least fairly well off, man by now had he collaborated with you guys.
They who dance are thought mad by those who do not hear the music.