We’ve got the Military, the Civilian... but would a Spyderco Politician be a good idea?

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We’ve got the Military, the Civilian... but would a Spyderco Politician be a good idea?

Postby ChrisinHove » Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:59 am

Absolutely not - It would be the polar opposite of a Spydie!

It wouldn’t be the sharpest tool in the box, it would fold when you didn’t need it to, wouldn’t be what it said on the box, and would almost certainly be a fake!

(I can only talk from a U.K. perspective, of course. I really need to pay less attention to them).

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Postby Sumdumguy » Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:13 am

This knife would have to be a saw, because they're all liars. :p

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Postby Evil D » Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:22 am

Blade steel made of aluminum foil but somehow still rusts. Lock designed to deliberately close at the worst possible time. All the screws somehow have red Loctite on them yet also manage to get loose but you can't adjust them. Instead of MAP being 40% off it's 40% over MSRP.
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Postby TkoK83Spy » Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:24 am

Evil D wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:22 am
Blade steel made of aluminum foil but somehow still rusts. Lock designed to deliberately close at the worst possible time. All the screws somehow have red Loctite on them yet also manage to get loose but you can't adjust them. Instead of MAP being 40% off it's 40% over MSRP.
Hahaha, sounds about right.
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Postby bearrowland » Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:25 am

Exactly!
Sumdumguy wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:13 am
This knife would have to be a saw, because they're all liars. :p
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Postby AlexRus » Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:28 am

Spyderco Politician? Nah. I'll pass...
What's the point?
According to the name, it would be a useless, dull, but crazy expensive knife :D

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Postby JRinFL » Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:41 am

The handle would cut, the blade would be dull.
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Re: We’ve got the Military, the Civilian... but would a Spyderco Politician be a good idea?

Postby Wartstein » Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:44 am

ChrisinHove wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:59 am
Absolutely not - It would be the polar opposite of a Spydie!

It wouldn’t be the sharpest tool in the box, it would fold when you didn’t need it to, wouldn’t be what it said on the box, and would almost certainly be a fake!
....

Well, right, but then: It would not be used for cutting anyway, cause the
actual real work would still have to be done by Military and Police (and, yes, Civilians) ..;)
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Postby bearfacedkiller » Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:49 am

You would keep it in the rotation for 45 years but never actually use it because it never meant to actually do anything productive in the first place.
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Postby p_atrick » Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:59 am

Why would I want a knife that refuses to help me because I am not rich enough?

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Postby jacala » Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:15 am

The top end would need to be small and the bottom end fat.
It would be high priced and fairly useless.
The upkeep would send you broke fast because of high maintenance costs.

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Postby legOFwhat? » Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:32 am

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Re: We’ve got the Military, the Civilian... but would a Spyderco Politician be a good idea?

Postby Albatross » Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:53 am

Evil D wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:22 am
Blade steel made of aluminum foil but somehow still rusts. Lock designed to deliberately close at the worst possible time. All the screws somehow have red Loctite on them yet also manage to get loose but you can't adjust them. Instead of MAP being 40% off it's 40% over MSRP.
I mean... this sounds good, but unless I have to wait years, (maybe decades?) for an opportunity to pay for an application to (hopefully be able to) buy one, I'm not interested.
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Re: We’ve got the Military, the Civilian... but would a Spyderco Politician be a good idea?

Postby James Y » Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:08 am

Unfortunately, no matter how terrible a knife in every respect the Politician would be, it would still sell like crazy, because people would still “buy into” them and keep believing the hype. Especially the sprints, with different-colored handle scales (red or blue), and different steels, which would promise more and better, but still end up being the same degree of useless. If you’re unhappy with it because it doesn’t function as promised (which you inevitably will be), you’re stuck with it for the next several years, because the return policy for this model doesn’t allow immediate returns. But people keep on buying them anyway. Most of them end up being used as golf course ornaments. :p

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Re: We’ve got the Military, the Civilian... but would a Spyderco Politician be a good idea?

Postby anycal » Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:16 am

Well, you can put it up for a poll. But I have a feeling it would end up being polarizing and divisive.
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Postby curlyhairedboy » Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:17 am

I'd rather have an Advocate.
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Postby TkoK83Spy » Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:28 am

How about The Anarchist!
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Re: We’ve got the Military, the Civilian... but would a Spyderco Politician be a good idea?

Postby bobnikon » Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:32 am

The great thing is you wouldn't need a clip or a sheath. You store it conveniently "tip in" between your shoulder blades.
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Re: We’ve got the Military, the Civilian... but would a Spyderco Politician be a good idea?

Postby JD Spydo » Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:11 am

I'm kind of surprised That TAZKRISTI hasn't censored this thread :rolleyes: You all know how she doesn't like anything that leans toward "politics">> and who can blame her either :rolleyes:

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Postby TkoK83Spy » Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:49 am

No lines being crossed yet is pretty impressive, and lots of hilarious posts!
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