I nagged about this years ago and understand Spyderco is working on the processing tech to make it happen. Eventually a phosphor bronze Chaparral, or something
. I don't recall anyone doing a formal poll so figured it would be good information to have.
Personally, I adore the way these metals age over time. Many people force patinas on carbon blades so they are probably in the same boat! I expect for people who love the look but hate the aging a polished scale can be sealed with an industrial epoxy. They already do this for jewelry but it's treated for lighter-duty.
* Copper and it's alloys are naturally antimicrobial. Even e.coli and salmonella quickly dies when in contact with them.
* Patina over time makes scratches interesting instead of disheartening
* I assume it's easier to work with than some hardwoods that can crack
* Your hands can smell like pennies!
* They can be difficult to work with
* Not everyone likes heavy temperature sensitive knives
* They are about as slick as SS scales
* Your hands can smell like pennies