Backlock Manix is still available in a few places ... go for it !
I remember wanting an AFCK really bad at one point. Then Police 3 photos came out and that was that.
I’m with ya there. Manix2 Backlock is probably my favorite Spydie....or at least **** close. Hated to see it go.
Ah, the AFCK -- I thought I recognized it. My very first quality folder. Mine vanished for many many years, but it is back home now. It was in a pocket of a pack I had given to my son. However I am OK with having just the one. I am glad to have it back, but there are many Spydercos I prefer in this modern age.
jdw wrote: ↑Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:34 amDang. I'm scared that makes sense to me.Doeswhateveraspidercan wrote: ↑Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:23 amI have lost track of the number of knives I have purchased after getting one falling in love with it then purchasing a backup. Until..... the next interesting model of Spyderco comes out...
At some point after thousands of dollars gone I realized a couple of things.
1. Having so many Spyderco’s and keeping them in rotation for EDC means they will likely all outlive me unless I loose one.
2. What am I doing filling a good size safety deposit box with expensive knives here? For what purpose?
3. This left me with the only logical conclusion which was to sell the duplicates and also the ones I never carry.
4. Outcome no more trying to forecast the future, get a new knife and EDC it for two weeks and use nothing else if after two weeks it is still available go for another two weeks and then if it is still that good get a backup.
Only problem I see with this is the new lousy distribution model of limited production numbers and slow to none existent rereleases of even production models like the Smock and Spydiechef.
Which is okay because at some level that actually makes me feel better about not being party to the hurry up and buy environment Spyderco has created in 2019 with their new business model and that if their vendors.
Their business and collaborations are their business and I am glad it works for them if it does but no thanks, this fish has slipped the hook.
It’s what I call voting with my wallet in non participation.
So what is a person to do?
Well save your money and if it is really that great there is always the secondary market and no matter how much you may overpay for that one model you will not come close to the amount of money lost trying to forecast your future I wish I had two of these knives feelings.
I don't even have one Rookie, but I've always loved that model and would definitely buy two! That's one Spyderco really ought to bring back!
Darn enablers, ordered one with a golden stone.Enactive wrote: ↑Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:41 am