i agree with everything here.Evil D wrote: ↑Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:32 pmI had a very interesting experience with DLC regarding non knife peoples' reactions to a knife being present...it really seemed to me that the black subdued the presence to the point that most people either didn't notice what I was using or didn't feel threatened by it. This seems to go straight against what you hear about "evil black rifles" and all tactical things being black. I think there's a subconscious connection between shiny blades and horror slasher movies and the DLC reduced that effect.
Regarding colors, I would think you'd get some traction with high vis colors with trade workers. I go through work boots fast so I'm in the local boot shops a lot and the trends towards a lot of bright orange or yellow highlights on boots was kind of surprising. A lot of power tools use some kind of bright color too. The question is if that translates to a knife as well as a power tool. Do buyers see a knife as a tool or do they actually want and like the blacked out tactical stuff? I showed a coworker my Caribbean and he hadn't heard of the brand so he looked into it, and later came back asking me about a knife...it was the DLC full SE Matriarch with the wave...just about as tactical as it gets.
Personally I definitely enjoy the earthy tones more than bright colors. Salts have a practical need to be bright colored and that's something I'd like having when camping or something where dropping my knife could mean losing it. Unfortunately I do also feel the need to keep my EDC subdued because I do work around a lot of random people and I never know how they'll react. As much as I wish I could not care, things like that can quickly effect your job.
This. If I'm in the office, I want subdued. If I drop it in the forest, or in the mud in my backyard, I want something I can find.
There is a lot to be said about the "color" of the knife ( knife handle specifically) having a psychological effect on people. It's been quite a few years ago I was taking an evening college course and we were working on a group project where we were cutting up a lot of photos to various sizes and proportions to fit this marketing project we were working on. It was in a "Marketing" class actually.Spydergirl88 wrote: ↑Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:23 pmExactly what you said- the colors make the knives look less "sinister". Plus colors are fun. All the colors. The salt 2 lc200n bright green is awesome and so are the other bright colors like pink, purple, orange, yellow, and blue. I'm sure in the next 10 years the trend will be back to black scales only and no bright colors lol.