I'm new to the forums, but have found this discussion interesting. I can see where it would be nice to be able to get parts, if needed. I do enjoy disassembling and cleaning my knives and a missing or damaged part could mean the difference between a functioning knife, and one that gets tossed in the junk bin. There also seems to be a good amount of used knives that can be purchased from various places. Some are models that have been discontinued and are not available any other way.
I have been a Spyderco fan for many years. My first was what I believe to be a Pro Grip, maybe Pro Hunter, from the early to mid 90s. I have a Meerkat, a couple ot Tenacious (would really like to get washers for one) ,and more recently a SpydieChef and a Smock. I plan to hang onto them all, and being able to repair would be a good thing, IMHO.
I feel that paying for any replacement part is only fair, including shipping.
Current Spyderco knives: Shaman, SpydieChef, Manix 2 LW Rex45, Manix 2 G10, Caribbean, Sage 2, Meerkat, Pro-Grip, and a couple of Tenacious.
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