JRinFL wrote: ↑
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:33 am
If Japanese G10 is going to be so expensive, all the more reason to not use any steel beyond VG10. The Japanese have long experience with it so there should be no extra charges added as it is a normal material for them. Plus, there is no added shipping charges for moving tons of steel to Japan as it is produced locally. That part of the reason why the S30V models were more expensive. There is no free lunch.
I see what you're saying "JR" but I seriously doubt if that's the case. I think the one Brother who said that a Japan made, G-10 handled knife is in the $300 plus range just got some bad information. Because I've been in this game for over 20 years now and I own a lot of Japan made Spyders and I've never paid anything close to that for any of my Japan made Spyders>> heck I've never even paid anywhere near that for any of my GOLDEN, CO USA Earth made Spyderco models.
Oh I'm sure there might be a couple of really high priced models made in Japan but most of them aren't in that price range>> but that would be the exception and not the average price by a long shot. Also it probably wouldn't cost any more to use blade steels like LC200N, HAP-40 or most other trendy blade steels than it would to use VG-10.
But we need to move on from VG-10 if we can. Making an upgraded version of the C-60 is kind of the purpose of Sprint Runs to begin with. We can put our heads together and get this done I'm certain of it.