Been on the forums for a long time, and Spyderco has been a daily part of my life for 30 years now.
I had the 1st Lum and carried it every single day for a decade. The value on my original plain edge black handle Lum got so high, I eventually retired it and sold it.
Sal has always said the original didn't sell well. Yet the sprint run sold out in about 15 minutes. The original continues to climb in value. The knife has a cult like following. The forums are fired up in debate to the point Sal himself got fired up.
Its time to return the C46 to production. G10 and S30 or whatever easy and effective steel. No more sprint nonsense. Just make them available. This is the flagship Spyderco hard use folder. Bob Lum wanted these knives to be used not safe queens we all have to fight over.
I found one of these jade sprints on ebay with a little chip in the tip for $200, so I'll be able to finally EDC my all time favorite knife again. There was no way to get one through bladeHQ when it released, I tried several times, including calling and asking if they had any returns. Unlucky.
This is the perfect Spyderco for a lamination line, looks like hamon.
Never make them again? Sal, all these years I still hold onto hope that one day you will see to getting this red headed step child back into current production.