TenGrainBread wrote: ↑
Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:19 pm
So you think it's the "best-designed knife ever made" but you've never actually had one?
Scalpers are annoying but they only exist because buyers exist. That's not Spyderco's problem to solve. In fact it is the people who want this knife so badly who need to solve their own problem. Paying $700 for this knife without handling it beforehand seems like a sign of impulsivity and addiction to me. At best it's silly. At the end of the day it's a titanium frame lock knife, just like thousands of other similar knives that are following the current trend.
At the risk of sounding rude: it's just a knife. Get over it.
I already had the chance to test one for a week, some coworker have one. Best knife I've ever had in hand.
The thing is, it's not just a knife to me and if people are willing to throw 700€ at it, it's because they feel the same. I've been a knife guy for a longtime and as far as I recall it's the first time an industrial folder created a phenomenon like this, outside of rare sprint runs. Regardless of what people think, it's not just a regular knife.
I wouldn't call you rude, but your words are certainly dismissive. I'd dare to bet you're the one who never had one in hand, that would explain the reaction.
To be fair, @Chapp has been here longer than any of us posting as of this post, and he is just another fan posting his sentiment and opinion with regards to a knife. His thoughts are no different than any other forumites asking Sal for this knife or that knife or this steel or that steel or this specification,etc. If the Ayoob which has been long discontinued can be reissued again, how much more a knife that has only been discontinued a few years and has an established (after)market demand? His desires are not limited to him only; a lot of forumites, social media fans, youtubers, have asked for a reissue or an update of this knife.
@Chapp, I do understand and share your sentiments but it would be a stretch to call this disparity of supply over demand a stain in the company's eyes. I'm sure Sal has considered this... you are not the first, nor would be the last, to ask for a rerun of the Slysz Bowie.
At least this time, it's coming from someone who's been here for a while =D
To me it's a stain. I'm good friend with a bunch of people who talked and met with Sal in person. All told me he was a genuine and good soul. In fact, it's probaby the reason I've never hesitated to support the company, despite the weird recent choices (no update to the delica, no deep pocket carry clip for people outside the US...). Then you have the whole SB problem that beg for a solution and that Spyderco make their best to ignore...
Have you tried the Swayback or Spydiechef? They are pretty cool.
I have the Spydiechief, but it's a different beast, more like a food prep focus knife.
The Swayback is ugly as sin to me =/
If someone lives in Europe and want to send me a Slysz Bowie just so I can hold it in my hands again ==> PM (I'll send it back the day after, with warranty and all).