Think I am boycotting Knife Center

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Re: Think I am boycotting Knife Center

Postby Crux » Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:24 pm

I've had issues with KC including never shipping some pre-sale knives, but overall they do a good job. They also have a point system that allows you turn earn discounts. When I look for a knife and the prices are the same I go to KC for the points. Also I get emails from them all the time and Spyderco is usually the main focus.
Can you find it and can it cut? :eek:

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Re: Think I am boycotting Knife Center

Postby TomAiello » Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:38 pm

Crux wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:24 pm
They also have a point system that allows you turn earn discounts. When I look for a knife and the prices are the same I go to KC for the points. Also I get emails from them all the time and Spyderco is usually the main focus.
DLT has a point system too.

I think someone else (BladeHQ, maybe?) does as well, but I can't remember who it was.

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Re: Think I am boycotting Knife Center

Postby RamZar » Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:41 pm

As an example, if you filter Spyderco folders by lock type in the current BladeHQ inventory (includes Discontinued and Upcoming) this is what you'll see with the number of folders for each lock type in parentheses:
  • Lockback (213)
  • Liner Lock (107)
  • Compression Lock (83)
  • Frame Lock (44)
  • Ball Bearing Lock (27)
  • Slip Joint (22)
  • Phantom Lock (3)
  • Stop Lock (1)
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Re: Think I am boycotting Knife Center

Postby murphjd25 » Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:41 pm

This type of fan boyism has really been keeping me away from here for some time. I understand this is all about Spyderco and Spydercos forum, but some of y’all need to get a grip, especially the OP. This is the best time EVER to be a knife enthusiast. SOOOO many great manufacturers right now. Branch out a little, I did.
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Re: Think I am boycotting Knife Center

Postby awa54 » Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:51 pm

Sharp Guy wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:56 pm
Pelagic wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:32 pm
You probably already own the best one they ever made.
Are you referring to the Mantra, Advocate, or Sage 2? :)

Fluted Ti Millie ;)
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Re: Think I am boycotting Knife Center

Postby Spyderman91 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:05 am

They could of thrown the Chef in there, which is one of the best Spyderco framelocks in my totally unbiased opinion. :rolleyes:

Also, I do like Knifecenter they have been very courteous with me whenever I do business with them and it is always excellent service.
They are, however, a business and their main job is to push their inventory. I bet they don't have a problem selling Spydecos in general, but
a 400 dollar Sabenza (although excellent and some consider to be the standard of high end knives), or the equally as expensive Hinderer will need more convincing / justification from consumers to drop hard cash. Because at the end of the day, it may be blasphemy to say, but you can cut anything with a butter knife... We're all just a bit knife nutty.

It is a very wide market out there, and it's nice to be part of a tight knit community here :)

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Re: Think I am boycotting Knife Center

Postby Joey » Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:41 am

Most of Spyderco’s Chris Reeves Integral Locks are pretty pricey, and that could’ve had an effect on the choice of knives included in the email, but that’s just a guess.
I love my awkward Brad Southard and my Domino! The Domino is my all time favorite Spyderco.
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Re: Think I am boycotting Knife Center

Postby Daveho » Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:42 am

Spyderco don’t make frame locks- they make R.I.L...
get Cha fax str8 m8

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Re: Think I am boycotting Knife Center

Postby BornIn1500 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:05 am

Joey wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:41 am
Most of Spyderco’s framelocks are pretty pricey, and that could’ve had an effect on the choice of knives included in the email.

Well... they included a $450.00 Sebenza and a $465.00 Hinderer in the list. So I don't think price was much of a factor.

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Re: Think I am boycotting Knife Center

Postby standy99 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:03 am

Doeswhateveraspidercan wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:22 pm
Knife Center just sent me an email titled The Best Frame Lock Knives at Knife Center. They did not include even 1 Spyderco, Ya know what I don't like that, not one little but. Hrrrummph

https://www.knifecenter.com/listing/the ... f339dff1c0

My guess is they are trying to get rid of other brands that do not sell as well but for goodness sake you can't leave Spyderco out why that is just, Sputter, Sputter "Impossible" Dang Nabit!
You do get a chance to tell them what your favourite frame lock is ;)

[One lucky winner will be chosen at random to win a Kizer Gemini.

To enter:

1. Subscribe to the KnifeCenter YouTube Channel
2. Comment telling us what your favorite frame lock knife is.

That's it! We'll be picking our winner on Monday, February 11th. International entries are welcome, but you must be able to provide a US shipping address. Good luck, everybody!/b]



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Don’t think anyone has a problem selling Spyderco ;)
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Re: Think I am boycotting Knife Center

Postby Doeswhateveraspidercan » Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:38 am

murphjd25 wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:41 pm
This type of fan boyism has really been keeping me away from here for some time. I understand this is all about Spyderco and Spydercos forum, but some of y’all need to get a grip, especially the OP. This is the best time EVER to be a knife enthusiast. SOOOO many great manufacturers right now. Branch out a little, I did.
Oh settle down :p , You clearly missed where I said I was having fun with this ;)

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Re: Think I am boycotting Knife Center

Postby Doeswhateveraspidercan » Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:41 am

awa54 wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:51 pm
Sharp Guy wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:56 pm
Pelagic wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:32 pm
You probably already own the best one they ever made.
Are you referring to the Mantra, Advocate, or Sage 2? :)

Fluted Ti Millie ;)
You know I have to admit the TI CF Millie does have the nicest lockbar ever. May one day get a fluted TI Millie but after the Jade DLC M4 purchase yesterday I am pretty well stocked on Millies.

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Re: Think I am boycotting Knife Center

Postby Doeswhateveraspidercan » Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:42 am

Spyderman91 wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:05 am
They could of thrown the Chef in there, which is one of the best Spyderco framelocks in my totally unbiased opinion. :rolleyes:

Also, I do like Knifecenter they have been very courteous with me whenever I do business with them and it is always excellent service.
They are, however, a business and their main job is to push their inventory. I bet they don't have a problem selling Spydecos in general, but
a 400 dollar Sabenza (although excellent and some consider to be the standard of high end knives), or the equally as expensive Hinderer will need more convincing / justification from consumers to drop hard cash. Because at the end of the day, it may be blasphemy to say, but you can cut anything with a butter knife... We're all just a bit knife nutty.

It is a very wide market out there, and it's nice to be part of a tight knit community here :)
THIS :spyder:

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Re: Think I am boycotting Knife Center

Postby TkoK83Spy » Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:11 am

murphjd25 wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:41 pm
This type of fan boyism has really been keeping me away from here for some time. I understand this is all about Spyderco and Spydercos forum, but some of y’all need to get a grip, especially the OP. This is the best time EVER to be a knife enthusiast. SOOOO many great manufacturers right now. Branch out a little, I did.
I agree. I'll still have mostly Spyderco's in my collection, but once I get my NYS tax returns I'm going to be purchasing my first WE Knife...and I'm pretty freaking pumped about it! :cool:
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Re: Think I am boycotting Knife Center

Postby Doeswhateveraspidercan » Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:27 am

Well I have already done the Chris Reeve circuit and other brands but settled in with Spyderco.

The absolute truth of the matter is Spyderco does more innovative things with steels, styles, designs and features than any other brand.

Another truth is Spyderco charges less than many of the other premium knife companies and delivers more consistently.

Fun Fact I just received an email from GPKnives about some Zero Tolerance folders in the video guess who they were comparing those knives to?

Yep you guessed it Spyderco. Says something doesn't it? In case some don't get it, or maybe don't want to.... what it says is Spyderco is the benchmark all others strive for.

https://www.gpknives.com/zero-tolerance ... m20cv.html

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Re: Think I am boycotting Knife Center

Postby TomAiello » Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:29 am

Honestly, I read that as very tongue in cheek. I don't expect anyone is boycotting Knife Center because of their "fan boyism."

I'm not big on frame locks (or liner locks) but I still want to buy a CRK frame lock at some point, mostly for the "Idaho Made" logo.

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Re: Think I am boycotting Knife Center

Postby Doeswhateveraspidercan » Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:42 am

TomAiello wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:29 am
Honestly, I read that as very tongue in cheek. I don't expect anyone is boycotting Knife Center because of their "fan boyism."

I'm not big on frame locks (or liner locks) but I still want to buy a CRK frame lock at some point, mostly for the "Idaho Made" logo.
Thanks for picking up on the spirit of the writing.

Chris Reeve does make some very nice knives, you will get your monies worth, just don't expect them to slice as well as Spyderco knives, I have owned large and small Sebenzas and a Paramilitary 2 is a better slicer.

What I have a hard time swallowing is $300.00 and more for a knife made in China. Never gonna happen here.

Just for the record I have not boycotted Knife Center but usually buy from Blade H.Q. Knife Works and GPKnives. I also have had trouble with Knife center on pre-order stuff and then never having an idea of if you will even get one.

A neat thing Blade H.Q. has started doing is taking deposits guaranteeing you the knife you are committing to pre-order. I like that.

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Re: Think I am boycotting Knife Center

Postby bearfacedkiller » Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:55 am

Do I love their marketing? No.

Do they run deep discounts on discontinued Spydies and also commission great exclusives? Oh yeah.

Will I buy more knives from them? For sure!
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sal wrote:Knife afi's are pretty far out, steel junky's more so, but "edge junky's" are just nuts. :p
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Re: Think I am boycotting Knife Center

Postby bearfacedkiller » Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:58 am

Also, the fluted Ti Military is the greatest framelock ever!
-Darby
sal wrote:Knife afi's are pretty far out, steel junky's more so, but "edge junky's" are just nuts. :p
SpyderEdgeForever wrote: Also, do you think a kangaroo would eat a bowl of spagetti with sauce if someone offered it to them?

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Re: Think I am boycotting Knife Center

Postby anycal » Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:17 am

murphjd25 wrote: ...
Fanboyism seem to fade with time. New folks are excited, ready to chime in about anything, replying to everything. To some extent, I was there; based on your posts, so were you.

I find that there are three types of threads and posters - informative, entertaining, and useless/annoying. I can usually tell which way a thread is going based on subject line, or first couple of posts. Unfortunately, the posters in the last category (I am sure some see me as one) clutter the first two.

If you can filter or ignore some post and posters, it makes the time here more fun. But for some reason, I got sucked into this one...

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