Liquid Cobra wrote: ↑
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:41 pm
I do get tired of black but I think it’s because it’s the default. If something else was chosen for the default, I’d probably wish for black again. Black is probably the best option for Spyderco, which is why they probably use it.
+1 Outside of the spydie-nut community most people probably prefer black since they might only be buying one maybe two knives. We get bored with it because we buy a lot of models.
I like what they do with the Pacific Salt which is offered in yellow/satin, black/satin, and black/TicN for both PE and SE. Lots of options for the same steel.
I feel like ideally they should drop an "afi-model" at the same time as the base model for new releases. So for the Chief do a black/S30V, but also drop a grey/cruwear at the same time for the afi community. I know they kind of did that with bluple/S110V, but not all of the models have that combo. Knives like the Manix Backlock may have done better if there was an alternative like grey/cruwear. The Lil Native and Shaman could have benefited from an upgraded model available at launch as well in my opinion.
If no one buys a knife because they are waiting for a sprint/exclusive, it might falsely indicate a lack of interest in a model and lead the dealers overlooking it for an exclusive and the eventual discontinuation. I feel like the Manix XL is headed this way now. People arent excited about black/S30V and have been waiting years for a Cruwear/4V/3V exclusive. Dealers are afraid of an exclusive because of slow sales. Catch 22.