This is a partial list of "grail" Spyderco knives, "KSO's" (Knife-Shaped Objects), and project prototypes that I have had the privilege to handle in person, which I would love to own:
1. Handmade Eyze Pick proto-prototype;
2. Handmade pair of serrated chicken knives;
3. TTZ dive/EOD probes;
4. TTZ outer space spacecraft bearing; and
5. A few special projects' prototypes, some of which had to be fabricated in part underwater...
Sometimes, I wish there were 52 shades of grey hats to be donned there. I mean, for example, the Civilian, Matriarchs, Warrior, Pygmy Warrior, Restricteds, etc., are in no way, shape, or form utility knives. In many respects, Sal pioneered, among other things, the depth and breadth of the modern folding (fighting) knife, starting with the serrated Police Model.
Thus, with the Byrd line being brought online to cater to a wider audience, I think Sal should launch (or allow me to lead [Dream job! Haha.]) a "Q Branch" line, so to speak, to focus on taking long-shelved and "abandoned" projects and bringing them to fruition and into the light of day. In fact, it would be even cooler if the knives actually incorporated "letter 'Q-shaped' holes" in the products! (N.B., I don't carry any Spyderco knives that are tasked for the cutting of apples, not that there is anything wrong with the cutting of fruit.)
If the genesis of the name "Spyderco" was to embrace and embody the spirit of Spyder-series of race cars, then it stands to reason that Spyderco should have a special design team/line solely devoted to creating a Spyder-series of ultimate performance knives. (I'm not speaking of sprint runs of existing designs with super steels or exotic slabs. Rather, I am referring to "radical", single-purpose blade designs, which some have glimpsed, and have dreamed of owning ever since.) But I digress...
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He who walks in the company of fools suffers a long way; company with fools, like an enemy, is always painful; company with the wise is pleasure, like meeting with kinsfolk. Therefore, one ought to follow the wise, the intelligent, the learned, the much enduring, the dutiful, the elect; one ought to follow a good and wise man as the moon follows the path of the stars.
--Buddha, The Dhammapada, Chapter XV, Verses 207-208.