BornIn1500 wrote: ↑
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:30 pm
ladybug93 wrote: ↑
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:16 pm
the shaman is a prime example... it's a g10/s30v knife for way too much money. i considered it at $150, but it's not even on my radar for $180.
If you think the Shaman isn't a good value for $180 than I'd hate to hear how you feel about the Lil Temperance 3 at $180, which is also G10 and S30V.
it's $211.25 now and that's insane. unless i'm missing something?
li'l temperance 3 $211.25
paramilitary 2 $140.40
how do these differences make sense when these are all s30v knives with g10 handles and compression locks? is it because the li'l temperance is made in japan? was there really that big of a demand for a li'l temperance in g10 and s30v? that seems odd to me.
why is the shaman so much more than the paramilitary? i guess thicker blade stock, stonewashing, and contoured g10 costs an extra $47? maybe it's the fact that the shaman is newer so you're still paying for production costs, but i doubt that's it since it took such a huge jump last year and still got a bump this year. wouldn't the price go down as spyderco recoups the initial production costs?
look, i'm not going to pretend i understand production and business. neither is my specialty. all i know is that, as a consumer, i'm seeing prices rise in a way that also raises flags for me personally. i'm not trying to turn anyone off from spyderco knives and i'll probably still buy a couple of them myself. that said, i will never own a model that has a price that doesn't make sense to me. i imagine it's the same for everyone.
feel free to see this as ignorant whining. i'm just putting my thoughts out there. if i was in the market for a g10/s30v/comp lock knife (aside from the yojimbo on it's way to me right now), i can tell you which of the above is somewhat justifiable and would be my choice, even though it's not necessarily my preference of the list.