Why is the Nirvana

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by zenheretic, Nov 29, 2016.

  1. zenheretic

    zenheretic

    Oct 29, 2005
    more expensive the the 40th Year Anniversary model?
     
  2. Glenn056

    Glenn056

    563
    Nov 26, 2015
    It's an integral with S90V blade

    Sent from the BatComputer
     
  3. ToxicBot11

    ToxicBot11

    723
    Apr 28, 2013
    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.
     
  4. Jordan@DLT

    [email protected]

    Jul 22, 2014
    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.
     
  5. zenheretic

    zenheretic

    Oct 29, 2005
    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.
     
  6. hoimin

    hoimin

    242
    Jan 21, 2014
    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.
     
  7. palonej

    palonej Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 5, 2015
    ^^^ Yup!! Much more difficult to machine. MUCH more.
     
  8. zenheretic

    zenheretic

    Oct 29, 2005
    Thanks!
     
  9. hoimin

    hoimin

    242
    Jan 21, 2014
    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.
     
  10. kniferbro

    kniferbro Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 22, 2011
    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.
     
  11. palonej

    palonej Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 5, 2015
    Also take into account it's a collab.......royalties to the designer.
     

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