Sal has said often that they have to design for the masses... I don't think anybody is *unhappy* with current designs, quite the opposite, I'm sure, or we wouldn't be here. I would just like to see what he would present us with, if some of these constraints were lifted (with the appropriate caveats to the purchasers). It would be like getting a factory homologation special, in automotive terms.tvenuto wrote: ↑Mon May 28, 2018 7:43 pmI’m tracking, and like I said it’s a fine idea. I just encounter my share of staples and odd tasks, and I haven’t had any issues cutting with the way they’re ground as is. And don’t misunderstand me, I’m certainly not worried about gross failures of the blade. But if I’m happy with the cutting performance as is, then thinning buys me nothing and only increases the likelihood that I lose sharpness via chipping. Just like if your knives aren’t rusting, then more corrosion resistance doesn’t buy you anything and might cost you somewhere else. Do I like that Spyderco pushes the boundaries of corrosion resistance? Yes. And I can see why others would want to push edge/grind geometry. So same team, I voted yes (just probably wouldn’t buy).Evil D wrote: ↑Mon May 28, 2018 6:53 pmNobody is suggesting they change the entire lineup to this. This is why a flash batch or small limited run would be a good idea. It won't appeal to everyone but it would be fun to play with. I think you're looking way off to the far end of the spectrum. You don't need to thin out a Delica so much that it snaps the blade off if you give it lateral force, and the question of how much is too much is dependent on the use since lateral force can break anything if there's enough of it. All I'm asking for are thinner blades, not so thin that they can only be used to slice tomatoes but thinner than we have now. There is quite a bit of room for improvement without making a knife outright fragile.
Everybody can send out for a regrind, but that's one knife... If there were a Sprint, and everybody had a chance at the same model, there would certainly be some interesting discussions here, following releases!