Where does that leave enthusiasts who bought a Spyderco Peter Carey Rubicon, a Terzuola Starmate or Double Bevel, a Centofante Memory, a Bill Moran drop point, a Bob Lum Large Lum, an Ed Schempp Bowie or EuroEdge, a Gayle Bradley 2 or Air, a Rheinhold Rhino or a Brad Southard Positron. These are only the ones I've been able to purchase and enjoy myself because I cannot afford authentic ones. Thank you, Spyderco.
Of course, these are fully authorized collaborative efforts or tributes, but are we the lesser for it because we bought, dare say I, an homage made in Taiwan instead of the genuine article? Should we shun these less costly versions? Should we limit ourselves to Spyderco original designs made in Golden, Colorado?
Here is a video of Five Reasons NOT to Buy an Homage Watch
that I found interesting.
When I get me some real money, I'm getting a Breitling.