The general knife buying public would know quality if it hit them in the face. Same goes with different steels.Tucson Tom wrote: ↑Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:22 amMy only Spyderco fixed blade is the Temperance 2. No wait! I also have the Street Beat. Both are great knives in their own way. Both are VG-10 (Hmmm, I see a pattern). I have yet to figure out how to do anything useful with the hole, but I am still studying the problem.
Interesting steels would get some attention -- from the handful of steel maniacs that constitute this forum anyway, I don't know about the general knife buying public.
1000% on point. Close thread.knivesandbooks wrote: ↑Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:53 pmBe competitive. There are so many good fixed blades in the $60 to $140 range. And Spyderco does offer some good ones in that range. The Moran is a classic imho. However, the price and quality makers like LT Wright and others are offering makes buying a Spyderco fixed blade difficult.
You mentioned steel options, Vivi.
Everyone on here has been pining to try AEB-L.
I can get a 4in AEB-L fixed blade in my choice of micarta color made by LT Wright for $120. That's basically the price of a frn handle, vg10 Moran that's been around for 20 years.
I'm normally someone defending Spyderco's value. But for fixed blades, I just can't.
I love my Spyderco knives so DO NOT read this the wrong way. I am trying to drive home a much needed message.Vivi wrote: ↑Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:43 pmEveryone here adores Spydercos folders, and for good reason.
However, feelings seem a little more mixed when it comes to their fixed blades.
It seems to me, from a consumer stand point, it's easier for Spyderco to distinguish themselves in the folding market than fixed.
To begin with we have their opening hole. It is, IMO, the best functioning method of opening a folding knife with one hand.
But on a fixed blade it serves little to no purpose.
Second, Spydercos in house locks aren't available anywhere else. If you're a fan of the compression lock, caged ball bearing lock or power lock, there's really no one else to turn to.
Lastly, they have a penchant for using steels uncommonly, or never found in production folding knives.
Fixed blades, having no need for an opening hole or lock, are generally available in a wider variety of steels. Especially when you get into the custom market, which is far more accessible to the average buyer than custom folding knives.
With this in mind, what could Spyderco do to draw your interest to their line of fixed blades?
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