steelcity16 wrote: ↑
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:45 pm
JuPaul wrote: ↑
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:01 pm
VooDooChild wrote: ↑
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:41 pm
Gotta point out the cruwear native 5 exclusive is also still available. Given how much cruwear talk and demand has been going on lately, thats a bit of a suprise. Im just saying the predictability of the success rate of a sprint or exclusive is probably very difficult. Even for people who are "in the know".
A lot of people passed on those because of the smooth black g10 scales. I like cruwear and the native enough that I bought one knowing I'd replace the scales eventually. But that turns a $130 knife into a $200 knife, so it's a choice not everyone will make. You just never know, so I can see why dealers and spyderco want to err on the side of being conservative. Makes much more financial sense.
Agreed. I'm about as big a Cruwear fan boy as they come, and I passed on all of the KC Cruwear exclusives because of the smooth scales. If those would have all been an earth tone PEEL PLY G10, they would have all sold out very quickly and I would have bought one of each. They also don't hype their exclusives with a week lead to a specific drop date/time. That plays a lot into the FOMO pack mentality of the hours/minutes/seconds sellouts at other dealers.
+1 & 1
I purchased a very expensive PM2 in Cruwear because it was only available on the secondary market it was a knife center exclusive and replaced those scales.
Cost me a bundle to make it the way I wanted it with Peel Ply G10 will not do that twice. Love the knife hate what I paid to make it right.
Was it worth it for cruwear in that awesome design? Heck yeah! Otherwise I would not have done it! If I had my way though would have preferred to have been aware of how great cruwear was during the initial runs of the knife in Peel Ply G10 with Cruwear.
Would also have been very angry not to be able to get one due to shortages with retailers.
I mean can you imagine the frustrations people go through trying to make a purchase on a website only to get the order in and it will not go through because they are all sold out?
Definition of collector Hell in my book, have to protect myself from that kind of build up to disappointment and really do not want to be part of a process that leads others to loosing out. Ugggh!
When DLT ran out of 20CV DLC PM2 I had one frustrated member here PM me to see if I would sell him one of the two I purchased.
I felt terrible because I was already committed to giving it away to someone else as a gift. So I remained silent and was very happy for them when they got one they were so relieved and excited!
He or she lucked out big time and was able to get one after all even as they were going up on eBay.
The one I will not revel knows I speak the truth.