Xplorer wrote: ↑
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:08 am
ladybug93 wrote: ↑
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:39 am
the problem with asking this question on a spyderco forum is that no one will tell you you should just get a mora.
If someone asks the question on a Spyderco Forum it is assumed they are asking about a Spyderco product and it would also be needlessly rude (to the host of the forum Spyderco
) to suggest another brand in this context. If he asks for other brand suggestions, that one thing. So far he didn't.
one could choose to see it that way. in my view, i gave an honest and valid opinion with an appropriate recommendation for the request. the question was what we think would be the best. the most appropriate spyderco is probably the bow river, which is not available, has inferior steel, and costs as much as almost three moras. the waterway would be a great choice, but it’s ten moras and i prefer cheaper tools (as long as they can do the job) when i’m in the woods. the proficient could be a good option, but that’s about twenty-five moras. do i need to go on here? even the bug costs more than a mora. moras are excellent knives for walking in the woods and you don’t have to worry about them rusting or getting lost because they are so inexpensive.
i’ve sold my fair share of spydercos by showing off my own and recommending them as edc knives where appropriate. i love all of mine. i’m more than happy to suggest one to anyone looking for a great knife. that doesn’t mean they always have the best option for every scenario.
for example, it doesn’t look like spyderco is even trying to compete for this place in the market. even the bushcraft, which was really the closest contender with a lot of woods knives, was discontinued. so, i don’t think i’m hurting spyderco’s sales by recommending a mora to someone that wants a fixed blade knife for hiking, and if he wants a spyderco specifically, i very much doubt my recommendation will deter him.
i don’t mean any disrespect to spyderco. i just gave my opinion.