I posted most of this in a reply in the standard "Maxamet Sage 1" thread, but I feel like this isn't just another standard new release.
THIS AS A HISTORIC, MONUMENTAL PARADIGM SHIFT.
For years people have clamored for a Sage in a steel other than s30v, AND wondered if Spyderco would ever expand their Maxamet offerings beyond the current Golden flagship models.
Here we have a Sage in non-s30v, and at the same time the FREAKIN Taichung plant is using FREAKIN Maxamet for the first time. New model in Maxamet AND a new factory using it.
IMO, this is a test run for so many future possibilities, and every diehard Spyderco fan
needs to buy one. Want a Chapparal in a different steel? BUY THIS. Want Taichung models in more exotic steels? BUY THIS.
Another reason to be excited about the Sage in particular being offered in new steels is the Sage is on record as having the thinnest ground blades behind the edge of any model. A lot of super steels don't truly shine until you take them to more extreme geometries. That is to say they are capable of being taken thin behind the edge with low edge angles, geometries lesser steels cant handle.
I also think we need to reinforce design choices opting for oversized lockbar cutouts.
All that being said, this isn't the same as some arguments you hear for buying knives based on future possibilities. We're not talking about buying an Astute in 8cr so that it might be upgraded in a universe far far away. You're talking about buying a GREAT, PROVEN model, in a new scale material, with THEE most extreme blade steel available on production knives. You're already getting the best this industry has to offer, and it just so happens to carry a slew of other beneficial implications for enthusiasts like us.
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