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Am I the only 1 who is excited about the firefly?

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by lazy otter, Sep 14, 2014.

  1. lazy otter

    lazy otter Banned BANNED

    Apr 4, 2013
    I think the firefly is a really cool looking knife and can't wait to get 1, but I feel like not many are that excited about it! It and the roc and a salt are probably my last buys for the year(or so I say) but the firefly I feel has gone unnoticed ? Is there any reason for this
     
  2. Spyderco-man

    Spyderco-man

    172
    Feb 3, 2013
    Looks good to me. I'm not a big fan of the red, but I'll pick one up.
     
  3. chuckd1217

    chuckd1217

    75
    Sep 20, 2013
    I am excited, but the new releases that are slated to come out soon all are pretty dang pricey, so I have to pick wisely. Hopefully it doesn't get discontinued too quickly so I can grab one at a regular price.
     
  4. Gadgetman7

    Gadgetman7

    930
    Sep 30, 2001
    Have it on preorder.
     
  5. delphidoc

    delphidoc

    85
    Sep 2, 2013
    Not excited about paying $220 for a VG-10 linerlock knife. Costs roughly double what I perceive it's worth.
     
  6. stevewest

    stevewest

    Nov 25, 2006
    I like everything about the knife except the blade steel. I am not a big fan of VG-10. I realize that this being built in Japan, it limits the blade steel to be used. I would have one in my pocket right now if it was ZDP-189. I just do not feel that this is the right steel for a premium knife. I know that a higher grade steel would add to the cost of an already expensive knife, however, when this much time and effort has been put into this project with what I consider a midrange steel, I see it as a negative.
     
  7. lazy otter

    lazy otter Banned BANNED

    Apr 4, 2013
    I just seem to have a taste for the odd spydercos! I agree the price is high but to me it's just neat will I get 1 yes will it hurt my wallet yep but iz gots to have it...lol
     
  8. knife_fan

    knife_fan

    277
    May 1, 2012
    I was excited until i saw the price. I'm going to pass on this one.
     
  9. Juraj

    Juraj

    83
    Aug 5, 2009
    I definitely like it but will have to handle one before I buy it.
     
  10. lazy otter

    lazy otter Banned BANNED

    Apr 4, 2013
    The price is the killer for what you get I agree it's the look of it that got me I do think it should glow it is called the firefly but the look of it is just appealing to me. It's 1 of those you either like it or don't knives like the leaf storm I got 1 and love it but I know alot that hate it.
     
  11. ThrottleMonkey

    ThrottleMonkey

    238
    Oct 8, 2013
    I like it at around 120-140$. No way I am paying that much for this particular knife.

    If it were a sprint run Titanium Dodo... I would gladly pay this price plus some.

    To each their own.

    Can't wait to get my hands on a Roc.
     
  12. lazy otter

    lazy otter Banned BANNED

    Apr 4, 2013
    Gotta say I can't wait for the Roc either!
     
  13. ares1488

    ares1488

    72
    Dec 11, 2013
    I respect spyderco's loyalty to the manufacturers they work with, but the prices on these Japanese knives this year are nothing short of outrageous. I always try to get the most for my dollar... Compare the firefly to the new farid. Two different styles for sure but the value on the farid blows the firefly away in every respect. To each their own I suppose.
     
  14. lazy otter

    lazy otter Banned BANNED

    Apr 4, 2013
    I agree the price is ridiculous. I'm gonna try and resist buying 1 since I don't see them being a big seller and the price drops and then snagging 1. Or well that's the plan!
     
  15. KyleMS11

    KyleMS11

    822
    Mar 20, 2014
    Looks like a cool knife. First time hearing about it. If it wasntfor the colors i would be all over that.
     
  16. ThrottleMonkey

    ThrottleMonkey

    238
    Oct 8, 2013
    Glow in the dark G10 scales an I would have to buy one.
     
  17. ares1488

    ares1488

    72
    Dec 11, 2013
    I'd like to add just so I'm not only nitpicking. .. spyderco has a lot of cool designs this year, this knife included. Those prices though...
     
  18. Humint

    Humint

    926
    Apr 1, 2011
    Yup that and the Roc
     
  19. T_MAC686

    T_MAC686

    321
    Sep 26, 2014
    Looks nice but a little expensive. I like the blade shape though
     
  20. tvenuto

    tvenuto

    245
    Jan 27, 2013
    Only if you care about blade steel and size versus handle feel and portability/caryablility (laws). Spyderco has recently put out a bunch of designs with smooth but contoured handles (Vallotton, Hungarian, Slysz, Firefly), and these tend to be more expensive, on the balance, when you compare them to other non-contoured designs. Many people have been clamoring for smooth handles, and you cant just slap on two slabs and call it a day (K2) every time. Not everyone is going to think these designs are worth it, but calling the pricing "outrageous" is a bit naive. As is just calling out a few stats "sub 3 inch linerlock" as though they describe the knife. If that was accurate would anyone buy a small Sebenza, or any custom for that matter? The cost is there, it just didn't go towards something you (in general, not you specifically) value.

    I'm not arguing with you in particular, I just wanted to point out that calling the K2 a better value than the Firefly is merely displaying a bias for blade steel and size. You may be in the majority with that bias, but that doesn't make the pricing on the Firefly wrong. As you said, to each their own. I'm glad Spyderco keeps pushing out these new designs. If "value" was the priority all we'd see was peel=ply Millies/PM2s/Manii with new blade steels (which might be quite alright with some people).
     

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