SpyderEdgeForever wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:02 pm
Not at all. The boxes are fine as they are. I want any and all improvements focused on the knives themselves. Blade and Handle and other materials and mechanisms.
If anything I would prefer it if Spyderco were to keep the boxes even plainer and less advanced than they are, perhaps a generic cardboard box, or something, with no colors or anything other than their emblem, if it means they would be able to focus more resources on making the excellent knives they make.
If you want a box for collector purposes, go with something like a display case, not a cardboard box.
For me this has nothing to do with wanting a "collector" type of box. I don't want that because it would add way to much to the overall prices. A few posts before yours we were also talking about how a plain cardboard box could be great.
What I'm thinking about is are there improvements that could be likely worth doing to the box, or other things, such as adding more padding INSIDE the box so the knives can't shift around so much with some models. Like I said in the first post there is a chance that Spyderco could actually save money in the long run if they made some changes like I'm bringing up or others not mentioned yet. And if that could be true they could use the saved money on making knives and running their business.
Spyderco is about the only one who could have any real evidence or proof as far as how many returned knives they get that were somehow damaged before they made it to a customer. Maybe that only happens 0.000001% of the time. I'm not claiming to have any way of knowing, but what I do know is that most people PROBABLY don't alert the distributor OR Spyderco about these kinds of issues, unless the knife itself is actually harmed. So there is a real chance the box rips/smash issues could be happening more than is widely known? That doesn't mean something needs to be changed, but I felt like raising the topic for discussion.
It can't hurt to contemplate and discuss potential improvements? I am not trying to pressure any change. Just writing out some of the thoughts I've had since this has happened to me more than once.