GH9000 wrote: ↑
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:19 pm
jabba359 wrote: ↑
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:32 pm
Chris_P_Bacon wrote: ↑
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:58 pm
In the past weren't most exclusives 1200 piece runs? what changed?
Those 1200 piece minimums were set by the factories making the runs for Spyderco, so likely the Seki City and Moki plants. In more recent years, for one reason or another, they've been accepting smaller runs (Due to the economy? Changing business practices? Steel suppliers not requiring as large of purchases?), which is why some of the Japan runs have been smaller than we're used to.
In the case of this knife, it is being built by Spyderco's own factory in Golden, so they can set their own minimums since they're not relying on a sub-contractor to build the knives. I'd also guess they were able to meet the minimum steel purchase requirement of 4V while keeping the run small by using it in other knives (such as the St. Nick's Para 3).
Maybe the province is coming soon. Maybe this is left over 4V from that purchase to make that knife.
That's not likely, since the stock thickness of the Manix is 0.125" and the Province's is 0.15"
They would have bought different thickness sheets of steel for each model.
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