Thanks a lot for the reply.Yeah, the EDC is a CPK classic. We want to re-release the original EDC1 with the updated scales and call it the EDC1.2. And the Field Knife, the 8" Shiv, the HDFK and a 10" chopper. We have some classics that I want to revisit, and we may do that next year once the DEK123, K20, Folder, kukri and fireman's breaching tool are cleared out. We're sitting on over a ton of steel here that needs to get worked through and then we'll be able to place an order for the next run of projects, probably about this time next year which will mean a pre-order or two.
I do want to do an integral Shiv and if Abby goes somewhere expensive for school we may do a few very special daggers.
How do I decide? I do what gets us excited and I also look in my crystal ball.
I kind of expected that. You are in a position to work on what you want to work on. You have earned that clearly from your commitment to quality in design and in product delivered. All of your blades will sell out, clearly. So you work on what you want to work on.
For me, as someone who has owned some other nice knives, but not a collector at all, what I see is your continuous striving to improve the designs. For one small example, I think the FK2 is an improvement over the FK based on what I've seen, clearly.
Your handles are the best. I don't see why so many companies make a knife with a polished handle. Why would we want a slippery, polished handle?
I used to work as a quality engineer. I believe that the great companies are always striving to improve the product. The status quo is not good enough. It can always be improved.
Well, I have gone on pretty long here. Thanks a lot for doing what you are doing.