- Mar 20, 2016
This sounds like a really, really savvy approach, and the $250 price point puts it into the territory for many people who want to give a family member or friend a quality knife that they can count on, but want something that will perform far better than a blade coming from the larger production shops.
Here's hoping that you sell a ton of these!
Totally agreed! Before I became a self proclaimed knife snob, I was peeling off the ESEEs and the TOPs of this world to satiate my knife whatever. The I got into LionSteel by doing some Interwebs keyboard-foo leading to this Site, then onto the company which rhymes with Revive! (we don't name names because that may give Nathan some ulcers) on whose sub (before CPK had a sub of their own and before I had even heard of Nathan!) I met a bunch of really awesome folks, 90% of whom flocked onto here after Demise! kept repeating their shenanigans.
When I first bought a Light Chopper from Nathan, I spent like $380 and I asked myself, "how much did I just spend on a knife!!!". Then I bought an original FK and I was totally hooked. Nowadays I spend $400ish and then some on a CPK without even thinking about it twice, whether directly or scoring through other CPK brothers, because I totally believe in Nathan / Jo and their business model, their products and their utmost professionalism & integrity. I know that Nathan gets a bit miffed about his knives being spoken of as if art knives but to me, the guy is a true artists and artisan too (he can create art if he really wanted to like the best of 'em!).
Case in point: I gave away all my older 1095 steel knives to my Brother who exclaimed atop his voice, "how much did you spend on that knife?!!!" when he saw my CPKs. I won't let my Brother look at and handle my prized CPKs more than 10 seconds but I will buy him a $250 CPK Amazon series aka mass distribution knife because I know that for a non-knife-how-much-did-you-spend-on-that-knife person, that $250 CPK will be build ala family heirloom knife