Does a ~$100 LC200N Pacific Salt 2 seem like an incredible value to anyone else?

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Re: Does a ~$100 LC200N Pacific Salt 2 seem like an incredible value to anyone else?

Postby aicolainen » Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:16 pm

phaust wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:14 pm
Not particularly, honestly.
well, yeah. It's hard to disagree, but still depends on how you (choose to) look at it :-)

I bought my first PS1 from Knife center about 4 years ago. It was approx. $75, or just about $105 all included. And that's not taking into account that currency rates were much more favorable back then.

The new one will cost me $170 before I can open the package. I could of course just look at those numbers and complain about that, cause my pay check has certainly not had the same development during that time, but I kind of expected it to be more expensive than the H1 version, at least a little bit.

So it's certainly a chunk of change, but less than I feared it would be.

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Re: Does a ~$100 LC200N Pacific Salt 2 seem like an incredible value to anyone else?

Postby RamZar » Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:40 pm

All four upcoming Pacific Salt2 (Japan) and Atlantic Salt (Japan) folders with LC200N and FRN are great values at $101.50 and $99.40 respectively when you consider that the Native5 LC200N FRN (USA) folders go for $130.20!

If these are not out by mid-December 2020 I'd pre-order them to lock in the prices in case they go up for 2021.
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Re: Does a ~$100 LC200N Pacific Salt 2 seem like an incredible value to anyone else?

Postby Albatross » Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:45 pm

Yes it does. I had to double check the prices of the current Pacific Salt 2 and the LC200 version, to make sure I wasn't imagining a steal of a deal.

That green is calling my name (it's my favorite color) and was announced at the perfect time; I've been looking into getting a Salt folder
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Re: Does a ~$100 LC200N Pacific Salt 2 seem like an incredible value to anyone else?

Postby cycleguy » Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:47 pm

Seems like an attractive price. I've been on the fence for a while on an Endura purchase. This one will probably get me over, although not officially an Endura.

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Re: Does a ~$100 LC200N Pacific Salt 2 seem like an incredible value to anyone else?

Postby God'sMyJudge » Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:23 pm

I hope we don't have to wait too long for these.

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Re: Does a ~$100 LC200N Pacific Salt 2 seem like an incredible value to anyone else?

Postby Evil D » Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:58 pm

I guess by today's price standards it is, but it wasn't so long ago you could get a Para 2 for about that much. Prices are increasing much faster than my income does unfortunately.
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Re: Does a ~$100 LC200N Pacific Salt 2 seem like an incredible value to anyone else?

Postby spoonrobot » Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:47 am

I'm in the "not really" camp

It's a decent price but not a incredible value. Although I will admit that the longer one is in the knife hobby the more elastic one's opinion of prices becomes relative to what things used to cost "back in the day."

In my (stuck in 2004 :D ) mind Pacific Salts still cost $44, so $100 is quite a shock, until I look at what other knives are priced ;)

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Re: Does a ~$100 LC200N Pacific Salt 2 seem like an incredible value to anyone else?

Postby steelcity16 » Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:56 am

Evil D wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:58 pm
I guess by today's price standards it is, but it wasn't so long ago you could get a Para 2 for about that much. Prices are increasing much faster than my income does unfortunately.

This here. Good price relative to the similarly constructed Native Salt and a much larger blade and working edge to boot, but the yearly price increases and MAP pricing changes make it harder and harder buy EVERY model that I want, as much as i'd like to. That said, I will definitely be getting one of each edge type of the Pac Salt and most/all of the future green LC200N Salt such as a Salt 1, Dragonfly Salt, Spyderhawk, etc as I have been waiting for these for a long time. :D
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Re: Does a ~$100 LC200N Pacific Salt 2 seem like an incredible value to anyone else?

Postby blues » Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:02 am

I want to try out the steel...but it's not yet enough of a lure. Almost...but not quite there for me. The price is relatively attractive, though.
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Re: Does a ~$100 LC200N Pacific Salt 2 seem like an incredible value to anyone else?

Postby James Y » Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:31 am

Even at $101.00 or whatever, I still consider it a decent value. Probably because I don’t buy many knives at all anymore. Would I prefer it $20 cheaper, like it would have been a couple or a few years ago? Of course. But since I’m not into accumulating knives in high numbers anymore and only buy on rare occasions, it’ll do for me.

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Re: Does a ~$100 LC200N Pacific Salt 2 seem like an incredible value to anyone else?

Postby curlyhairedboy » Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:49 am

I consider it a great value specifically because of the Pac Salt 2's reputation for durability. It's a great "will do everything it's designed for and about 75% of what it's not" kind of knife.

Now add in a potential FFG spyderedge in LC200n, and that bumps the percentage up to (imo) about 90%...

I still prefer the wiggle-free assurance and EDC-friendliness of the compression lock on my Caribbean, but I'm tempted to pick up a couple of these as "edge case" specialists.
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Re: Does a ~$100 LC200N Pacific Salt 2 seem like an incredible value to anyone else?

Postby StuntZombie » Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:25 am

It's a good value for me. It's nearly rustproof, longer blade and more comfortable handle for me than the Native LWT,with an unlined FRN handle in one cool color.

Honestly, between the Cru-Wear Delica, The Pacific Salt 2, and one of those wharncliffe Manbugs, I could see myself being done buying for quite a while.
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Re: Does a ~$100 LC200N Pacific Salt 2 seem like an incredible value to anyone else?

Postby Freediver » Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:18 pm

I have a feeling I am going to stockpile these. I’m afraid I’ll never “need” a new knife again.

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Re: Does a ~$100 LC200N Pacific Salt 2 seem like an incredible value to anyone else?

Postby Wartstein » Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:56 pm

Freediver wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:18 pm
I have a feeling I am going to stockpile these. I’m afraid I’ll never “need” a new knife again.

I know now already that this (in SE) finally will actually be the only knife I´ll ever need (from a practical point of view). Maybe plus a Chap FRN for the very rare situations when I want to carry a really small folder.

There were moments where the thought of reducing my folder collection to just these two models was actually somehow intriguing... but then: I am way to deep in the rabbit hole, no chance to just stick to two models forever... :rolleyes:
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Re: Does a ~$100 LC200N Pacific Salt 2 seem like an incredible value to anyone else?

Postby tonijedi » Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:00 pm

Lately I'm mostly interested in the Salt line.
When I go to Hungary and use my Byrd Meadowlark, while it is clearly not the same as a Delica 4, the value is there. But there's nothing you can compare with the salt like simply because the Salt line does something the rest doesn't.

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Re: Does a ~$100 LC200N Pacific Salt 2 seem like an incredible value to anyone else?

Postby Pancake » Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:20 pm

Wartstein wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:29 am
Pancake wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:13 pm
On Lamnia for around 120€. Not bad.

More like 130€ (around 150 USD converted)...STILL not bad! ;)

But have you noticed: It says there for the Pac Salt ffg: "Out of stock. Delivery time currently unknown", while for the Rockjumper: ""September 2020"... :confused: :confused: :confused:
Honestly, I just quit looking at possible delivery time on Lamnia. I setup the notification for the product I want and then just wait. Their system is....rather whacky to say at least.
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Re: Does a ~$100 LC200N Pacific Salt 2 seem like an incredible value to anyone else?

Postby Wartstein » Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:22 pm

Pancake wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:20 pm
Wartstein wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:29 am
Pancake wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:13 pm
On Lamnia for around 120€. Not bad.

More like 130€ (around 150 USD converted)...STILL not bad! ;)

But have you noticed: It says there for the Pac Salt ffg: "Out of stock. Delivery time currently unknown", while for the Rockjumper: ""September 2020"... :confused: :confused: :confused:
Honestly, I just quit looking at possible delivery time on Lamnia. I setup the notification for the product I want and then just wait. Their system is....rather whacky to say at least.
Well.... true. ;)
(Though they are a good online shop with decent prices otherwise and I had only good experiences so far!)
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Re: Does a ~$100 LC200N Pacific Salt 2 seem like an incredible value to anyone else?

Postby Pancake » Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:26 pm

SE FFG could be my next knife, we'll see. Nothing is written in stone, but I like this platform. Honestly, FFG SE Endura would do the same for me, and I would feel a bit better with the liners, but this is good.
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Re: Does a ~$100 LC200N Pacific Salt 2 seem like an incredible value to anyone else?

Postby vivi » Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:18 am

It's a bit cheaper than I paid for my Pacific Salt 2, so hard to complain!
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Pacific Salt 2 LC200N | Manix XL M4 DLC | Manix C95 foliage green | Aqua Salt

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Re: Does a ~$100 LC200N Pacific Salt 2 seem like an incredible value to anyone else?

Postby aicolainen » Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:46 am

Lamnia will implode when these drop


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