It's raining Slysz Bowies Halleluyah!

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Sharperthansticks, Mar 18, 2019.

  1. Danke42


    Feb 10, 2015
    I think I'd like to see a new Persian shaped blade. Love my Ayoob but not a super fan of the back lock.
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  2. CdnMitch


    Jan 12, 2019
    Out of curiosity, is the Slysz Bowie a well designed knife from an ergonomic and cutting perspective??
  3. Chris*33

    Chris*33 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 16, 2017
    Different times man...the branding now is on people instead being on ask people what job do you like most and you will get answers like youtuber/some kind of social media influencer...i do not know your age but i don't think it sounds strange in any way for young people now, as it does to me and others alike.
  4. Chris*33

    Chris*33 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 16, 2017
    Talking only for looks since i've never handled it, i feel the same way here.
    Same thing that i've felt for the Spyderchef..I really like that blade design but it leaves me with a feeling that it's missing something.
    For this money i would also prefer to try some version of the Sebenza than the Bowie.
  5. BladeScout

    BladeScout Basic Member Basic Member

    May 16, 2010
    That might be the saddest thing, Ive ever read.
    NB Not referring to you.
  6. Chris*33

    Chris*33 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 16, 2017
    The funny thing is that looking/sounding strange to me is one saddest things one of those guys ever heard :D
  7. Cscotttsss

    Cscotttsss Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 3, 2015
    I'd like to own one but wouldn't pay over $300 for one NIB. I'm still kicking myself for not grabbing one when they announced they were being discontinued.
  8. jill jackson

    jill jackson

    Sep 5, 2006
  9. NickShabazz


    Aug 10, 2014
    This thread is hilarious. And my only response to the "Nick Shabazz Secret Flipper OMG" conspiracy is that if I am secretly pumping and dumping, I'm awful at it, because I post videos like this:

    Also, I hope desperately that Spyderco announces a Slysz Bowie 2, so that all of the flippers who bought high to sell to a greater fool are left holding the bag.
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  10. jill jackson

    jill jackson

    Sep 5, 2006
    Spydercos have a way of cooling off on price, too. After they're discontinued a sought after model will shoot up in price, as everyone just has to have what they missed out on. Time goes by and people move on. The price goes down often dramatically. I have some models that were bringing 100-150 more a few years back than now.
  11. Sharperthansticks

    Sharperthansticks Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 19, 2017
    Yeah, it's funny, but that wasn't how the thread started. (OP here.) I said you hyped the knife, which resulted in huge demand. Next, I cynically wondered how everyone and their mother magically has a new Slysz Bowie to sell every day (?) on the exchange. Later in the thread, someone connected those two pieces and said that you were the Kenneth Lay of Spyderco.
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  12. Chris*33

    Chris*33 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 16, 2017
    That was a good one. I didn't know who was Kenneth Lay so i had to look him up...some guy.. According to Wikipedia 20.000(!) people lost their job after the bankruptcies he caused
  13. Danke42


    Feb 10, 2015
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  14. Behr95


    Jan 23, 2018
    Why wouldn’t Spyderco do a second version? Seems like a no brainer.
  15. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    Luckily, the members of this good forum shut that stupid idea down immediately.
  16. wickettedge

    wickettedge Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    I am in for a second version. That would be sick.

    But, Spyderco, please focus on the Paysan. The Slysz Bowie 2.0 can wait.
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  17. K.O.D.

    K.O.D. Sanity Not Included Platinum Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    Plain Ti bored me. An inlay, scale, or a unique pattern gets my attention, colors too. I don't really care for frame locks in general. If I could get a Sebenza or inkosi with a more square thumbstuds, I'd get a CF or inlayed one. Otherwise, it's difficult for me to open.
  18. Sharperthansticks

    Sharperthansticks Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 19, 2017
    Never heard of Enron, eh? I'm guessing you're under 30.
  19. whp


    Apr 26, 2009
    Just from reading some of the posts, I think I know the answer to that one.
    The first version was discontinued because after the brief initial interest was satisfied, it didn't t sell well. It only lasted what, a couple of years?
    Also, as JJ noted, Spyderco s go through a brief hot period when they are first discontinued, then cool off.
    I bet the next Slyz Spyderco brings out, if ever, won t be another Bowie.
  20. Sharperthansticks

    Sharperthansticks Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 19, 2017
    To give a little perspective here to the people who ask, "Why did Spyderco stop making the Slysz Bowie when it's selling for $450?" first, it wasn't selling for $450 before they discontinued it. Two factors jacked up its selling price: (1) Heavy hitters like Nick Shabazz praising it. (Yup, his words move markets, despite the whole "I'm just a humble jackass; what do I know?" online persona. And by the way, I am not at all saying that his praise was disingenuous or that he had some ulterior motive; he really friggin' likes his Slysz, I'm sure.) (2) Spyderco discontinuing it. Someone astutely pointed out that spikes due to (2) eventually resolve themselves. Right after Michael Jackson died, photos of him were going for lots of money; later (long before the documentary came out), those prices naturally cooled off.

    Also, remember that Spyderco routinely does things that are difficult to understand. For instance, when they sell a Shaman in M4 in such quantities and at such a price that the whole stock sells out in 7 minutes (yup, I got mine), you have to ask yourself, "Why not sell it at $250, $275, or even $300? Those knives will sell at a considerably higher price than $200, and the only things Spyderco accomplishes by selling their sprint runs below market value are (a) shortages, and (b) a secondary market where the knives will be sold at a price that more accurately reflects their value, where a middleman (the flippers) take another cut. There's nothing wrong with flipping, in my opinion, but I do wonder why Spyderco or BHQ wouldn't want that money for itself. Spyderco and BHQ are leaving money on the table for no reason. Anyway, my point here is that you don't always understand why Spyderco does what it does.
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