Perhaps they are waiting to manufacture the badge and take stock G10 and insert it after purchases are made plus a percentage more to cover late buyers?
I have not seen anywhere (Perhaps I missed it) where there is a delivery date after purchase.
Seems to me they would already have all the S90 blades made and the basic G-10 Handles etc... all that is left is the side badge and engraving.
Letting my imagination roam this is what I come up with.
All G10 basic black slabs are already manufactured.
All S90V blades already manufactured probably quite a few of these left over from other runs. Awaiting engraving based on purchases.
All liners compression locks, hardware etc.. already manufactured.
Speculative amount of Oval Inserts lets say between 600 & 1200 based on prior runs of forum knives to be conservative already manufactured, awaiting installation based on purchases.
Insert other factors Popularity of the Paramilitary 2, Speculative buyers buying one for use, one as a safe queen or to hock on eBay at a huge markup.
So I would say there have already been an allocation of 1,200 units but it may reach as high as 2,000 to 2,500 units before it is all said and done.
Make Mine Spyderco
I have tried many different High End brands and only Spyderco consistently produces High Quality Knives with the most Innovative Steels and Incredible Designs and often for less money than others.
I have been surprised many times by Sal's design in the dark philosophy and agree with it. How it feels in the hand and how it cuts matters more than how it looks. Lipstick on a pig, does not make it something other than a pig.