RadioactiveSpyder wrote: ↑
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:32 am
Having a random dealer rep drop a tidbit on the forum about possible upcoming releases is still not an official reveal policy. Do all vendors do this? Plus, don’t lose the forest for the trees here, what exclusives are ever shown in an official Spyderco catalog, mid-year supplement or now Release volume?
I agree that there was probably not an official reveal policy in the past for dealer exclusives and I understand that they were never official revealed through the Spyderco website or catalog. Some dealers posted their upcoming exclusives on social media, forums, and/or their website weeks or months before the drop date. Some dealers had pre-orders for their exclusives weeks or months before they were in hand. Some dealers just dropped it on their website out of nowhere when they were in stock. Some gave me all the details of everything they had in the pipeline when I asked and some kept it all close to the vest. No real consistency there.
Take a look at the recent exclusives...
A DLT Trading Exclusive DLC 20CV PM2 collector club knife was on eBay before DLT had even announced this knife. Shortly after that thread was made on here they announced it would be dropped in a few days on their website. They probably thought the cat was out of the bag so its cool to talk about it now.
BentoBox dropped their M390 Delica hints on Facebook just a few days before the sale. But last year they put their M390 Para 3 up for pre-sale on 1/5/18, almost two months in advance of the scheduled 2/28/18 ship date.
The Knifeworks Pakkawood Ladybug was in stock and for sale with no heads up at all.
The point I am trying the make, is that based on the reply I posted above from the store owner (not a random dealer rep) who has given me info on all of their upcoming exclusives in the past, it sounds to me like Spyderco has now told dealers to not release any info about their exclusives until they are in hand. So essentially, we are unlikely to know about upcoming Military exclusives until they have arrived at the dealer and/or the collector club knives start hitting eBay/youtube. Hoping this clarifies things. Again, not trying to stir the pot or cause anyone grief here.
P.S. For the record, I do know about a number of upcoming exclusives from conversations with multiple dealers before any of the policy changes. Some really exciting stuff coming, but unfortunately I am sworn to secrecy as well!!
No Millies that I have heard of though sadly.