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Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by anthony cheeseboro, May 23, 2019.

  1. Dallas T

    Dallas T Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 6, 2013
    I got mine today and luv it! Perfect size and weight while still pretty solid! Just perfect

    BITEME Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 14, 2007
    I think the vg10 is the reason if it's true,but I do like the size- I will probably have to get one eventually
  3. Converge


    Oct 4, 2014

    Any idea when we can expect them in the other FRN colors? I wouldnt mind grabbing another one in grey or orange.
  4. JBoone


    Dec 30, 2012
    Will have to try one of these. Was not aware of this model
  5. sgt1372

    sgt1372 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 16, 2018
    Thanks for the response, Sal.

    Yes, I am speculating about your marketing approach based only on what I see. I was not criticizing the approach -- merely describing what I have observed -- and nothing you said above contradicts my observation.

    You are in the business of making knives to make $ and whatever approach works best for you is the one you obviously should take. My speculation on the shotgun approach that you take w/some of your model lines is my speculation on the "big picture" of how you approach the market. On the other hand, you make some unique knives - like the Drunken/Paysan -- that clearly have a limited appeal/market. So, although I was only commenting on the Endela, there obviously is a balance in your marketing approach.

    I applaud whatever effort you take that will make you successful and offers us knife "nuts" to buy more of the interesting knives that you produce.

    I just don't see the Endela as one of those "interesting knives" but if you have to produce an Endela or multiple variations of the Native, Sage, Military and other popular models in order to enhance the profitability of your company, so that you can make more such knives, so be it. Good luck w/that! ;)
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2019
  6. M. Johnwell

    M. Johnwell

    Jan 8, 2015
    Well I’m in if (when) they do an lc200n Endela salt.
  7. Sal Glesser

    Sal Glesser Moderator Moderator

    Dec 27, 1998
    Hi Sgt,

    Actually, every model is a gamble and the cost of making a new one is quite high. Some, like the Endela is partially to see the market reaction as compared to the Stretch. The new Straight spine Stretch is also part of that test. All 3 are 3.5" FRN lockback models. Refining and differentiation are an important part of understanding the preferences and demand of the customer.

    MolokaiRider, cbrstar, KarlG and 8 others like this.
  8. Reject


    Jan 14, 2011
    How the Endela fits into back lock crew and the Police in anticipation of the Police FRN







    I’m a bit of collector of the Endura, Delica and Dragonfly. I regret that I did not begin collecting them when they were first introduced, for they have become legend.

    There some of them that are just so hard to find these days.

    I fully believe the Endela will also become a legend in its time and we are here to see its birth.
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2019
  9. kniferbro


    Jan 22, 2011
    What is this sorcery you speak of!?!?
  10. blades&wrenches

    blades&wrenches Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 11, 2014
    I could see why some would want a straight spine Stretch, but for me, the current blade is a big part of what makes it unique.
  11. Dallas T

    Dallas T Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 6, 2013
    That’s what i wanna know
  12. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    I think the Endela is going to be very popular. I'm curious to see the Stretch with a straight spine. People have been asking for that for awhile.
  13. Dallas T

    Dallas T Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 6, 2013
    Hey Sal, any chance of a glimpse of what that looks like? By the way the endela is a win! I’m digging mine!
  14. sgt1372

    sgt1372 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 16, 2018
    Nice collection. :)

    The Endela is unlikely to become a "legend" in/beyond "its time" but, based on size, it obviously makes "sense" to add to your collection of FRN backlocks.

    PS: I've got a 3 knife set (PE, PS & S) of the 1990's Gen 1 (or 2?) AUS-8 Endura w/FRN scales & molded clip. Those are indeed "legendary" and are all of this type of knife that I need.

    We'll see if the Endela reaches such status in another 20-25 years. ;)
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2019
  15. jstrange


    Mar 31, 2012
    Is there a picture of the straight spined Stretch anywhere? I’d love to see it.
  16. Sal Glesser

    Sal Glesser Moderator Moderator

    Dec 27, 1998
    Thanx Dallas,

    We don't have a pic yet. Just received a proto, that will still need some mods. As soon as it's nailed down, and we have a delivery date, we'll show it in the Reveal.

  17. cabfrank


    Jun 21, 2010
    Great comparison pics, Reject. Thanks for posting them. They are worth 1000 words in determining the differences between those knives, and I'd say they are all worth owning.
    Reject likes this.
  18. 1234

    1234 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 13, 2005
    Not to big, not to small,, its a GoldenLock knife.

  19. ReignChaser


    May 26, 2019
    That logic doesn't make any sense. Based on that logic, no knife company should ever make a new knife model ever again since all sizes have been done many times over.
    mdrgn79 likes this.
  20. dug24


    Jan 21, 2014
    Guess I don't understand why some people seem to think every knife has to be approved by them? Delica too small, Endura too big? Bingo, Endela for the win!
    mdrgn79 and blades&wrenches like this.

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