Doc Dan wrote: ↑
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:32 pm
this Is doable for them. And, the regular Manix LW is more popular than the XL. It is practical.
Sure it's doable. I don't think anyone's questioning that Dan. But would it be profitable?
I think it would be much more practical to do the Manix LW Salt as 'Shroom suggests. If the ball bearing for the lock rusting is a worry they could even use ceramic.
They generally use a G10 version of a model to gauge popularity before sinking precious R&D money into making moulds. I think it would be reasonable to assume they discontinued the Manix back lock because it wasn't selling as well as it needs. So why would they risk going forward with a LW version of a model that didn't sell well? Not to mention a specialized Salt version.
Sorry, don't mean to rain on your parade but I don't think it's very likely to happen. I'm all for new models even if they're something I wouldn't personally be interested in. So I hope for your sake it happens.