What's up with lone wolf?

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Why the High prices on knives from lone wolf? They seem simmalar in quality to a benchmade. Is there something I'm missing?
 

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Are you comparing Lone wolf's suggested retail pricing with Benchmade's street price?
 
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They price them high to 1) Give the illusion of quality and 2) so that when they are discounted make people think they are getting a deal.
 
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DaveH said:
They price them high to 1) Give the illusion of quality and 2) so that when they are discounted make people think they are getting a deal.

There is no illusion of quality. I think Lone Wolf knives are of very high quality. Manufacturers never put discounted prices on their web sites. It would upset their dealers.
 
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There is no illusion of quality. I think Lone Wolf knives are of very high quality. Manufacturers never put discounted prices on their web sites. It would upset their dealers.

Yeah but are you going to notice the difference between that and a $100-150 Benchmade or equivalent?
 
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I have only sampled 1 example of a Lone Wolf knife, the City Folder, my opinion was the spyderco Kiwi beats it in quality at about the same price. Probably not enough to draw that conclusion from I know, but I did.

Didn't they lower their MSRP a few months ago as well? The city knife used to MSRP at around $200, now it MSRP's at $99. Or about $75 online.
 
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I don't know what the attraction is, there are people on KF who raved about it - FRN scales, bead-blasted blade and all. $299 is the A.G. Russell price, and there will be some who pay that... But heck, you're getting into small Sebenza / Dozier Folding Hunter territory there.
 
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Maybe it's a great knife, but I couldn't justify paying that much for something that looks just like a $30 Gerber.

-Bob
 

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I love the City Knife. It was only 99$ . There are a couple of other models that are higher priced. My only concern was the Harsey that dropped the second safety and the micarta handles for the same price.
 
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I don't know really what the deal is with lonewolf. Thats why I posted in the first place. I don't hear that much talk about them here and for a knife of that price range you usualy hear more. I am interested in getting on of the paul knives all though I do think it's over priced. Cool little gadget knife though.
 
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will22 said:
I don't know really what the deal is with lonewolf. Thats why I posted in the first place. I don't hear that much talk about them here and for a knife of that price range you usualy hear more. I am interested in getting on of the paul knives all though I do think it's over priced. Cool little gadget knife though.


I don't know about their other knives, but for $120 you can get the Tighe Tac folder with titanium scales, blue anodized titanium liners, a 3.5" satin finished S30V blade, and (IMO) quality that rivals any custom tactical knife Brian Tighe has ever made. There's not a better knife for the money available.
 
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I own 3 Lone Wolf knives, and have no regrets about buying any of them.
Mind you, I didn't pay MSRP, nor do I for most of my knives. I don't think that the manufacturers expecet it from someone like myself--- in my cas, they make it up in volume.
 
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I just have found that quite a few websites tend to keep the price pretty up there. I'm not knocking the brand, simply curious as to what makes them worth the price.

The tighe does look pretty impressive. The harsey on the other hand looks pretty run of the mill.

Like I said before though I would like to get one of the little paul folders even though they are pretty pricey for the type of knife it is. I see them going for $150 on some sites.
 
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When you can get something like a Benchmade Skirmish, shipped, for the same investment or less, my choice has gotta be the Skirmish! :cool:
 
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I've seen the Harsey T2 with a nicely shaped 4" S30V blade, and a beautiful cocobolo handle, for around $120 from an e-seller. Very nice for the price.
 

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I have the city knife, which was MSRP of 120 not 200, I got it in a Brick and MOrtar for ~$75. It's got a proprietary steel developed for Lone Wolf/Loveless, its hand finished, integral bolsters, finely ground edge (~0.5 mm) IMHO considerably more of a knife for the money than the spyderco kiwi. Much better edge grind than the average spyderco.

I have a friend with the paul knife with micarta handle and it is also very well executed. Good edge, tight lockup, good finish. It's held up well for a year now. The paul knife gave other manufacturers fits in production, seems lone wolf is one of the few that can get it right. It can be found with a variety of handle material for prices ranging $80 to $300.

That said, I'd say overall most of their knives can be a bit on the pricey side. Maybe there are a lot of people like me who'd like to have more lone wolf knives, but just can't fork over that much money for a production knife.
 

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Brownshoe, does the city knife have a lock or is it a slipjoint? I really like the looks of it and for the price it seems to be a bargin.
 

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Someone already mentioned the similarity to a Gerber. My thoughts exactly.
Strikes me as a customized Gerber. Interesting that they are located in Portland - isn't that where Gerber is located.
Nice knife. The model on the Lone Wolf website is flat ground.
 
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