sal wrote: ↑
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:55 pm
If the model doesn't sell enough to stay in the line, it will be discontinued. If we can get the cost down maybe with FRN handles, it might survive. You are speaking of one model, but we have issues with more than model and we regularly deal with this daily. If it's not one thing, its two.
sal, one of the facts that has amazed me the most in the world of knives is that a design can be completely functional, beautiful to look at as far as symmetry and other aspects to it go, and reasonably inexpensive, when one considers the quality that they are getting, and yet, not enough people "catch on" and purchase it and so it ends up discontinued. I have seen this with many knives from many companies. I understand that is a reality of the market but has that often times perplexed you, too, even with all of your amazing and long-time experience? I am glad the Endura has stuck around, as well as the Pacific Salt. Those seem to be very good, useful, cosmetically-agreeable models.
As one example from your company, let's look at the original Aqua Salt, with the satin finish. As far as I am concerned, that is a perfect fixed blade for that blade length, shape, grind, handle materials, and everything else. Ofcourse, I am also ammendable to the Caspian Salt. But there are other models, like the Spyderco Navaja, which are so well-made, and so well thought out, that it is still shocking to me that they end up discontinued. But alas, friend, that is the way of the world, isn't it?