Sharp Guy wrote: ↑
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:51 pm
I'm curious why you think it needs CQI? How would you know if you've never held one? I only have two GB1s but I've handled a few GB2s. I can't think of anything I would change. The action is very smooth, the blade shape is great, etc. Some don't like the limited access to the lock bar but the GB2s didn't seem as hard to unlock as the original GB. Even the original GB isn't hard to unlock once you get used to it. One of mine had lock access opened up by the original owner and I've always said I would keep that one if I was going to sell one. Then I take the one that's original out of the box and I have no issues unlocking that one. So I've held onto both.
And I get what you're saying about them being a no-nonsense tool but I'm not sure I'd describe it as boring lol. You really do need to hold one. They really are nice knives.
For the simple reason that no knife is perfect. You could take basically every Spyderco model and do some small amount of fine tuning to make it even better. As the person after you said, some people prefer the GB1, what if a change was made to this model that would please both GB1 and GB2 users equally? Maybe CQI wasn't the right description, an eventual GB3 could be a better suggestion
And when I mean a boring tool, I mean it in the best of senses. To me, a boring tool is a sign of quality, something you can use and without even noticing, no fuss no muss. I am a fan of boredom when it comes to my tools, 100%.