sal wrote: ↑
Thu Apr 19, 2001 7:44 am
The Szabo is getting mixed reactions (Love or Hate). It IS an unusual design. We'll be showing the proto at the Blade show in Atlanta this June.
Unfortunaely, the decision to go into production on a model is highly dependent on whether or not the design will be popular enough to regain tooling & Marketing costs...often very expensive. It also has to "hold it's own" in the design stable to remain. It is sad, but "business" does have an effect on our hobby.
Yeah, I know, this thread is almost 18 years old. In a way that's the point. The world and the knife market are both different today than they were in 2001. You might want to give a UUK folder a second look. Even today, there is nothing like it on the market, production or semi-custom. Dust off the prototype and take it to a few knife shows.
I have a UUK fixed blade and love it for hikes with the dogs in the outback of NM. It would be my first choice for TEOTWAWKI but an EDC ... no way.
PS A photo of your prototype UUK folder would be nice
. I'm sure you will get some feedback here.