I do not try to hide that I love traditional knives just as much as I love my Spydies. I love the high performance and comfort of my Spydies but I also love the warmth, charm, ritual of use, and history of traditionals--largely those produced by GEC. I know that Spyderco has made bolstered models in the past, models that were constructed more similarly to traditionals. Peened pivots, bolstered, etc. I love models like this. Even if they can't be adjusted or taken apart, the fact that special care was taken to fit the bolsters and handle material seamlessly, and to fit that perfectly with the liner, and that to the backspacer, etc. My question is, how many of you will still buy knives that don't have an adjustable pivot or that have bolsters? A true bolster will mean a peened pivot and a weight handicap. To me, I don't mind and hope Spyderco will occasionally return to making some dressy models like this.
I own an assisted knife and am embarrassed to admit I enjoy it.