SubMicron wrote: ↑Sun May 17, 2020 10:09 pmMy most recent Spyderco purchase was a Native 5 LW in REX-45 and I paid $112 at an online authorized dealer.
Show me a knife for a lower price that gives me similar or better cutting power in terms of edge retention and strength while also being safe to reliably open and close with one hand under stress.
But you're cherry-picking. Kershaw has the Link (US made) in 20CV for $80. Show me a knife for lower price that has similar or better cutting power, as well as similar blade length. We can cherry pick and draw arbitrary lines all day. I think my point here is that you can't use those cherries to blindly justify all products and prices across the board for any brand. Would an average person think it was a great value to buy a $211 Lil Temp in g10 and S30V simply because the brand also sells a $112 Native in Rex45, which they'll never want or need?