I understand rising prices - but for $95 you can get a chaparral with nested liners and CTS XHP steel...jkurtz7 wrote: ↑Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:54 amI was just on the DLT site and saw the Dragonfly 2 is now $70, it was $66.50 for 2020. Sure it’s only $3.50 more, but this is an FRN linerless handled knife, and frankly I just don’t see any value at this price point anymore. That’s a shame because the DF2 is one of my all time favorite edc knives. Will I be buying any more? Possibly one more Wharncliffe so I can have a spare, then no more DF2’s for me.
Right now I see way more value in Kershaw’s U.S. made lineup and I’ve already purchased a Bareknuckle in the past week. Sorry Spyderco, but I can’t justify spending as much of my hard earned money on your products anymore.
Every year this thread comes up and we all say the same thing. The European spyderbros all tell us that we just don’t know how good we got it. If I had to pay European prices I wouldn’t be buying Spyderco knives and I never would have.
sal wrote:Knife afi's are pretty far out, steel junky's more so, but "edge junky's" are just nuts.
SpyderEdgeForever wrote: Also, do you think a kangaroo would eat a bowl of spagetti with sauce if someone offered it to them?
I've purchased about 100 Spyderco knives in the past 5 years. I think I've only had one that was off center. That was the Sage 1 I bought used and I fixed it in about 5 minutes. Either I'm really lucky or you're very unlucky.nerdlock wrote: ↑Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:15 amas well as hit or miss centering with the PM series (I got 2 DLT Para 3 Cruwears off centered last November), it comes to the point that sometimes you'll feel the need to buy 2 knives just to get one with proper centering. I would love to say I love the QC of our beloved brand, but unfortunately that is not the case nowadays.
It looks like Spyderco is trying to hide the increase this time, at least according to knifecenter.com. They must have increased the MRSP because the MAP is still 30%. Knifecenter was one of the big whiners back in 2015, so I'm sure they are right on time with any price increase. S110V paramilitary 2 for example is $196. Wasn't it around $185 before? Tax and shipping would put it over $200. I bought mine used off ebay with free shipping and no sales tax for $120. It's the only paramilitary I own. Nice knife but at these prices I'll never own another.DSH007 wrote: ↑Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:47 pmI'm noticing some adjustments, but they don't seem to be as steep as last year.. just a few dollars here and there. Nor do the increases seem to be applied across the board to all models. For examples, Delicas are still $84. It seems the price increases were made more selectively this year?