Sumdumguy wrote: ↑
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:02 am
When it comes down to it, I have the money to pay for the upgraded models in the specifications that I like(except Vancron Superclean...). So naturally, I'm going to have zero desire to see another budget Phil Wilson design. We already have the Bow River, now lets do something crazy!
As an aside; If I were ever going to buy a Chinese made knife, I would trust no one but Spyderco.
Yeah, I fully get that Sumdumguy. I would also like to see a fixed blade in CPM-10V with really thin grind and so on.....but that knife would cost 350$, not talking about price here in Europe.....
All the high ultra wear resistant steel have their place, but for me, I would like to own another Phil's design in CPM154 then just look at a picture in my phone of a knife that I can't afford it. My limit is 300 €, and I am not sure what was the cost of a Southfork when they were available.
Southfork msrp was $430 so at 35% off for map that was $280 in the US. It was a beautiful knife but a bit pricey as well. At least for something that was going to process game and fish, or get regulated to food prep in camp. Still wish I had one.
I agree with the midrange pricing for a new model. I think Pancake is probably right in some of his pricing assumptions even if I dont want to admit it to myself.
Im wondering if Spyderco gave us a very good price on the waterway, or if Golden can do good fixed blades with g10 for midrange price consistantly? Heck I would take a lc200n Golden made Wilson design if it kept it on the cheaper side. The waterway pricing could be skewing my view on what Golden can produce, but I would like to believe
if they can do that knife for $130, then they could give us other fixed blades with better steel options for the $150 price range, or at least $200 price range. Still cheaper than the original Southfork was.
... I am not from America and I don't care where is that knife made. I have Bow River and Waterway and fit and finish is not like night and day difference....because there are pretty dang similar in finish.
Golden made in CPM154 is ok to me.
Take a good hard look at how straight the spine is on that bow river. Then really inspect the grind lines on it. Maybe mine was worse than others?