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Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by zenheretic, Nov 29, 2016.
more expensive the the 40th Year Anniversary model?
It's an integral with S90V blade
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Forget the crazy MAP prices for these and buy one off the secondary markets..seen a lot of BNIB Nirvanas sell in the $350 to $375 price range.
The construction and machining are far more complex. The 40th anniversary model is an existing model that they all have the tooling and details set up for, the Nirvana is a complex and brand new model for them. And with the integral construction the finer details are harder to get perfect.
Sorry, I'm out of the loop. What is an integral in relation to this knife?
Bear in mind, I'm not complaining, just trying to understand.
An integral folding knife has a handle comprised of one single slab of material hollowed out to form sides, rather than the more traditional two handle slabs.
^^^ Yup!! Much more difficult to machine. MUCH more.
In addition to mass producing a titanium integral framelock, the handle pattern machining is also rather complex as they wrap around the handle in continuous lines.
Also take into account the fact that since the handle is one piece, any error on any part of the handle means the whole ^^expensively machined^^ piece has to be scrapped.
Also take into account it's a collab.......royalties to the designer.