Thanks Sal. If a customer has a vote, consider mine for larger runs of some models.
I fully understand the tightrope with introducing new models, be they sprints or regular production. I would hate to have a great knife like the Manix 2 back lock "misfire" on me. I don't know what to say/think about the amount of knives in sprint runs.. Lately i feel like it has become a scalper's game with the exclusives and sprints, where people use a number of accounts to bypass the limited # of knives/customer and flip the knives before they even have them in hand.sal wrote: ↑Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:57 pmSteveMidwest wrote: ↑Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:35 pmI do wonder though. How many Dealers have been added to the Spyderco Network, since the 1200-1500 piece runs size had been decided upon?sal wrote: ↑Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:58 pmTry to understand that when we build a run of a model, we have no idea what the reaction will be or how well they're be received.
these pieces are started close to a year before they finally come out. Sometimes, they do well, like this one. Sometimes they don't and we end up sitting on inventory. Based on the reaction to the Cruwear Shaman, I'm sure we'll build more, maybe in a different color. I might add that there at lease 4 Shaman exclusives that I know of in-the-works.
We look forward to what comes next.
We are considering making larger runs on Sprints.
Couldn't help but chuckle. The whole model is a flipper's dream.
There is a limit to the Cruwear(let alone micarta and the Shaman) buying pool and that would probably trip it pretty quick.
Sure did! I have ordered from that seller a couple of times before as well. Looking forward to this one!
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?
Really? I am an apologist and I think that your reason is screwed.rivy wrote: ↑Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:18 pmI like the small-ish size of sprint runs. It makes them special. Does it encourage flippers - yes, but does it help your *collectable* hold value - also yes. If sprints become EASY to get they will lose much of what makes them fun.
Of course certain great steels like cru-wear should have some production models, but I think having sprints with unique steels and colors is great. Also, as Sal mentioned, not all sprints are successful and some just sit around available. Even the Caly 3 Hap40 is fairly available on the second hand market with very little mark up. Maybe $20 at this point.