Need is word that should be used very rarely in the same sencente with custom shop
The price of a custom shop knife might be high enough that it wouldn't compete with exclusives and sprints.BornIn1500 wrote: ↑Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:15 pmI think it would really hurt the exclusives and sprints. Would people flock to (and sell out in minutes) the next Blade HQ sprint with M4 and jade when people know they can just buy the same knife in M4 with any other scale color directly from Spyderco? It would tank that market. But the benefit is that scalpers would no longer existent.
A great many people, new members and old, have discussed this over the years, every year. I am one. I am with you on this. However, Sal Glesser said that Golden is too small to do this currently and it would be costly for them. We can hope, though.Hardbawl wrote: ↑Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:38 pmHas Spyderco ever considered using a Custom Shop as a profit center? Many companies that I deal with have Custom Shops. Look at Smith & Wesson, Kimber, Wilson Combat, and Springfield Armory. They all have Custom Shops that serve customers that need that little something special.
For example, as a left handed customer I would love to be able to order a left handed PM2 in Cruwear with scales that weren't black. I would be willing to pay for it. How many of you have a fondness for a knife, but would just love to have a different steel or handle treatment. Perhaps you would like to have a carbon steel that was coated to be rust resistant, or your name engraved on the knife.
This could be a way to get a unique Spyderco that was truly yours and at the same time become a profit center for Spyderco. It certainly would create a unique relationship in the industry. What are your thoughts?
Sapphiresky83 wrote: ↑Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:04 pmHey all, new to the forum and new to the PM2 owners club.
My left handed version was delivered yesterday.
Love this knife 99%....the 1% I don't love are those stock G10 scales on the left handed version version.
These are the same type and color of G10 scales that came on my zt0350's and I don't like way they look and feel and so I replaced those as well.
Also, no option for a black blade which means if I want one I would have to swap with a standard model....
Anyway. I was going to start a thread asking this very question but I know online board etiquette and ran a search first which brought me here.
Just looking to see if anyone has had success stories with replacing the scales on the left handed version and if so, how did they turn out? Were some of the vendors here utilized? I am possibly looking to place an order myself and want to make an informed purchase decision.
I also have a Manix 2 XL that I may want to customize as well.