From the beginning of my Spyder-addiction my very first folder was a GIN-1 full SE MARINER model. Yep I started out with a Spyderedged unit and it kind of set the stage for my love of the blades with a hole in the side ( SE & PE). But there is a trend here going on in the past 10 years or so that kind of disturbs me. It's the dwindling respect and love of Spyderco's sterling serrated edged blade models>> yeah the ones with TEETH that basically put them on the map of great commercially made knives to begin with. It used to be that just about every folder that Spyderco ever made was also available in SE. But unfortunately those days are behind us it seems
It still amazes me how many of the people even on this forum who don't like Spyderco's blades with TEETH>> and I would bet that at least half of them have never even tried one as an EDC or a utility blader. OK I know that sales dictate a lot of what a business is based on and that supply & demand are market forces that you have to consider. But again it was the blades with TEETH that launched this great company to the upper layers of the atmosphere to begin with. Truthfully I wish Spyderco would consider doing more Sprint Runs in full SE ( folders & fixed blades).
Also I wish they would do at least 10% of every model in SE>> I'm sure they would sell at least that many of a certain model with TEETH. Spyderco is still the "KING" of blades with TEETH and I think they should re-consider a different way of marketing them. Because to be honest I wasn't all that hyped on their folders with TEETH until I bought and used my first one. There are a lot of lousy, cheap, Rip-Mart serrated knives out there that would make virtually anyone dislike serrated blades. But if people would at least try one of Spyderco's blades with TEETH I do think the market for them would escalate. But what would it take to re-boot the popularity of Spyderco's great serrated units ( fixed blade & folders)?
Not to mention establishing collections of models in SE & PE both. I know there's a few of you who feel similar to my opinion on the subject so let's talk about it shall we?