not a deal breaker for me, Sal. I'll blast it myselfsal wrote: ↑Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:41 amWhile studying the possibility of a Micarta / Cruwear Proficient, and working up quotes, we learned that the best way to make the model is to polish the handle like the Bushcraft and the Carbon handle of the S90 version. The original plan was to bead blast the Micarta, but that creates other problems. SSssoooo....Is a polished handle a deal breaker for those interested in this version? Should we abandon the project?
Polished and Green...”If you build it they will come!” Plus, it will fit nicely in my new sheath
sal wrote:Knife afi's are pretty far out, steel junky's more so, but "edge junky's" are just nuts.
SpyderEdgeForever wrote: Also, do you think a kangaroo would eat a bowl of spagetti with sauce if someone offered it to them?
It seems like there are other US-made fixed blades with micarta and cruwear in the $175-$250 price range. I'd definitely bite in that range.bearfacedkiller wrote: ↑Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:26 pmHere we go again.
I obviously don’t represent the market because the South Fork did not sell well and the Bow River appears to be selling well. I bought a Southfork and did not buy a Bow River.
If this knife moves towards a budget knife I am out. I already wish it could be made in Golden, moving it to mainland China with 8cr13 would 100% be a deal breaker.
That said, if that is what folks really want then go for it. I just want Spyderco to succeed and I already have all my knife needs covered.
Of course. Brain fart: I'd just forgotten the model was made in Taichung rather than Golden. I have no bias there - both factories produce knives that I love.sal wrote: ↑Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:47 pmHi Julia,
The engineering was done in Taichung. Quite a bit of work and the tooling and machining was also done in Taichung. I don't think it would be fair to take away the project from the maker after all of their investment in the work being done there, besides their great skill.
We try very hard to be a loyal and an honorable company. Not as common as you'd think these days.
On another point. We put a plastic sleeve in the original sheath to keep the knife from going through the sheath. The sheath is quite thick so I removed the sleeve from my sheath because I prefer the knife to sit lower in the sheath. Chris Claycomb also felt it would be more secure sitting lower. Your out in the bush with this knife and losing it would be a real problem.
I told the maker to leave the sleeve out of this version. What are your thoughts?