Making a handle for a blade is substantial work, so you might consider a better blade?
I would suggest a Lauri blade as a better choice? Or even a Puronvarsi?
whatever you choose, make sure to post the finished knife!
GEC and their dealers will fall upon lean times if they don’t get back to smaller runs and more varied trim.
2600 knives in 6-8 different covers would already be gone. 2600 of the same knife isn’t interesting to collectors.
Spyderco has had a great reputation for quality and service, but I am starting to become concerned that this Siren lock slip defect is not being resolved. It has been nearly a year since these knives came out, and no solution or repair from Spyderco.
I have suspended buying Spyderco products...
if there are 2600 of them then 170 is way too high a price.
170 would be a reasonable price if this were an SFO of 100 knives or maybe 200.
I suspect the sub-dealers may see the slow sales and decline the SMKW pricing. These will likely come down 20-30 dollars in my opinion.
It would be cool if the axe/hatchet had a properly heat treated hammer, like Liam Hoffman’s Trapper hatchet, but in 3V with a crazy new zone temper heat treatment that gives proper edge on blade and indestructible hammer on poll.
Leather mask and handles made of osage orange, 15 inches long...
@Joshua Bartosiewicz I think the 103 and Vanguard are very similar. I see the Vanguard as basically a fancy 103. I think the 103 is a bit lighter (4.3 ounces v 6.3 ounces), but either is a great all around choice.