Larry_Mott wrote: ↑
Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:21 am
Sumdumguy wrote: ↑
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:45 am
NickShabazz wrote: ↑
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:26 pm
I know lots of folks like the hassle and chase of sprints, but why not just make the Micarta and [high end steel] Shaman a regular production knife, like the S110V/Blurple ones. Demand is clearly through the roof, and it seems silly to keep a great material and great tool away from people who might find it awesome.
What's silly is that you dont understand the economics of this. There may be huge demand for this particular item right now. But it will not last forever. The market for this specification is limited.
Don't get me wrong I like this knife, but it shouldn't be a production piece. If anything, just keep the micarta handle and change up the color and steel like they would normally.
Exactly. The demand is through the roof - but for how many pcs.? The loud irate people on internet forums doesn't add up to much in the grand scheme of things. I am quite convinced making the Crucarta regular production would have resulted in shelf warmers evenutally going at discount.
This can be said for ANY production model. Eventually demand will be met and sales will slow down. But this is a unique knife with no alternatives in the market place. There are no other tough steel Micarta folders out there. Certainly not at $208 with a compression lock made in Golden, CO. This hits it on so many levels and there are zero alternatives in the market place. This absolutely should go full production in some combo of Micarta and Cruwear or possibly 3V if they want to hit the market of tens of thousands of Bark River (and LT Wright, CPK, Adventure Sworn, etx) 3V Micarta fixed blade owners. There are 7+ BILLION people in the world compared to probably less than 1,200 of what in my opinion in easily the best $200 production folder ever made. Even if all 1,200 were kept in the USA, that is only 24 knives per state. Think about that. In all of California only 24 people own this knife. In all of Texas, only 24 people own this knife. In all of Colorado, only 24 people own this knife. Demand hasn't even been touched yet.
This knife would also stand out from the crowd in a retail setting. It looks GREAT in a sea of black plastic folders and everyone browsing knives would want to pick it up and play with it. Then you get the warm feeling and beauty of the unbuffed Micarta, the loud thwack of the that rock solid lockup of that mean looking stout blade, the fun fidget factor of the easy spydie flick and one handed close, the Golden, CO, USA, Earth on the blade, the CPM-CRUWEAR on the blade, the beautiful satin finish, and all for a very good price. These would sell like hot cakes at a place like the huge knife counters at the Mast General Store(s) in the NC mountains where tons of tourist with cash are looking for gift for a loved one or a mountain vacation impulse buy to make a city slicker charlotte banker or an app state trust fund frat boy feel like a real mountain man. They could easily sell a few per day at these stores alone.
This knife hasn't left my pocket and I plan on buying any future Micarta Shamans in Cruwear/PD1/3V/4V.