- Apr 27, 2003
Possibly because you're making the assumption that all "knife lovers" see a knife the same way and want the same things. Truth is, one person's idea of improvement is another person's idea of tampering with perfection, or moving further away from it rather than toward it. One person's candidate for the "next latest and greatest super steel" is another person's idea of just another monotonous, monocromatic, grey metal. What one views as improving the "tactical" ability of a knife, another views as one more potential nail in the coffin of their right to carry a knife.Rant on:
That's something I'll never truly understand. People whine and complain about what they want Spyderco to start doing to their knives, to make them better (adding steel liners, using PB washers, using XXX steel) and then they whine and complain about it when Spyderco listens to them and actually does it.
Truth is, nothing is universally loved. Probably a good thing, discontent is what drives change. But not everyone will agree on whether a given change is a change for the better.
Me, I'm happy with the skeletonized liners on my Stretch II. It's plenty rigid, and gets washed often enough to make crud a non-issue for me. But, if given the choice, would add front bolsters and fill in the Boye dent, two changes that would more than balance out the weight savings of the liners. But the weight of those things would be balanced out, for me, by the improved looks of the knife, while full liners would add nothing of value to me.
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