Right?? I almost cried when I saw those black scales. But seriously, I see this as an upgraded version of the base model, which will probably sell well. Just probably not to me.
I hear ya there! No interest in the 10V PM2's, Para 3 and Native 5 Rex45's, or this. 2 years ago I would have wanted them all! Nice to realize I really don't need the same knife in 7 different steels...I will chase different scale materials though!
I feel like we took one step forward and two steps back. The steel is fantastic, but doesn’t belong with G10, let alone black. Solid CF or Micarta would have been perfect. I also would love to see a proper choil. It’s hard buying a knife when you just aren’t happy with it right out of the box.
Haha, I hope I can say the same in the near future. I have a car payment now so I won't be buying like I was. That's a good thing though because it'll force me to use the pile-o-knives I already have. Still need use my Rex Manix...
Rc bladeworks makes micarta smock scales
Same. I've got micarta scales on my smock now, and part of me thinks I could put those, or the original cf scales, onto this one. 20cv isn't my favorite steel, but I would definitely choose it over s30v. We'll see where the finances are at when this comes out. As much as I've begged for a Smock exclusive, it feels wrong to pass on it. But it isn't what I'd hoped for.
Black is boring, yes, but if it only comes in that color