I would absolutely pay ahead of time for a fourm knife if i knew the specs and chose to buy it. I would preferably like to see the etch design ahead of time too. I would buy either a Shaman or drop point UKPK.
I have stated my preferences for those two elsewhere.
Can we persuade
to do it? Yablanowitz provides helpful history and makes excellent points, as have others.
Would Spyderco be willing to do SFO direct sale to us if we had the money up front? If so, how could we facilitate the process, or could we accept full retail pricing?
Alternately, is there a dealer that would be willing to eat (some of) the cost of distribution?
I agree that we should do whatever simplifies distribution and customs for folks living outside the US.