I’m sure you’re all tired of hearing me moan about the state of knife imports into my country so I’ll try to keep this short.
It’s looking more and more like it really is game over for the importation of folding locking knives into Canada. Multiple shipments are being stopped almost daily apparently. This has caused me to start looking around for non locking knives that interest me. I’ve spent a few days searching and so far I’ve come up with very little. I don’t want a traditional slipjoint. I can’t find any custom makers doing what I’m after.
Spyderco has a lot of slipit options but they’re all too darn affordable and I want something more substantial than FRN. I want to spend a decent amount of money on a nice Spyderco slipit. We don’t have any blade length limits here (yet) so it doesn’t even have to be 3 inches or shorter. It could be the length of a Caly 3.5 but I recognize that would be a brand new model. So I’ll stick to the UKPK.
So here’s the ask. Any chance Spyderco could produce a G10 UKPK with some varied colour options once again? Black, orange, blue, red and maybe even green? I’d collect them all and have options for rotation. If that’s too hefty a request, how about just one color? Man, I’d even settle for a sprint, it doesn’t have to be standard production. I know the UK guys and plenty of other countries would be interested.
And before anyone goes and mentions alternatives like the Urban or Pingo or Squeak, I’d ask you to maybe do another thread. I’m after a made in Golden G10 UKPK specifically. This gives me (hopefully) S30V and opens the door (possibly) to other great steels like S110V, M4, S90V etc. I know that’s pushing it too. I’ve spoken with Sal and Eric (multiple times) about more UKPK’s before. They aren’t huge money makers for them so I get why the answer is likely no. But with this new stupid ban us Canucks are gonna start getting desperate for a higher end Spyderco we can actually order to our door.
Photo to remind you guys how awesome this design really is. Sorry, that wasn’t short or quick. Thanks for reading.
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