TkoK83Spy wrote: ↑
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:16 pm
Ahhh, I was unaware of that! Thanks for filling me in you two. Though I don't think that should justify a $30 or so price increase for the extra liner.
As Pat mentioned, being manufactured in Taiwan vs Golden could also play a factor. I'm just not seeing it though, justifying the price between the two.
Looking at full MSRP, the Para 3 LW is 68% of the price of the standard Para 3. The Sage 5 LW is 75% the price of the standard Sage 5. Compared to the standard Para 3, the Para 3 LW uses a cheaper blade steel*, the Para 3 LW has a single liner vs dual liners, and the Para 3 LW replaces the metal lanyard tube and standoff with plastic components. In contrast, the Sage 5 LW retains all of those features from the standard version. To me, that sounds like a way to shave an extra 7% off the price of the para 3 LW vs the original, when comparing the relative prices of the four models. It's not just $30 for an extra liner.
*BD1N is a conventional cast ingot steel vs S30V being a powder metallurgy steel with a more complex alloy.