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New Peter Rassenti

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by VermontEdge, Feb 6, 2018.

  1. ScooterG

    ScooterG You mean Ireland? Yeah, it’s mine. Platinum Member

    Mar 15, 2016
  2. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    No problem as I won't be letting go of my original Spydiechef anytime soon. The only other Spyderco folder currently on my radar is the BHQ Exclusive Lum Tanto at around $220. BTW, I whittled down my folders to a handful of Spyderco folders so I'm kinda of a lifer for Spydies and willing g to wait ;)
  3. BD_01


    Jun 9, 2016
    Yup. I’m out.
    At least they made the choice easy for me.

    ETA: I’d be out at $520 too, FWIW.
  4. tyyreaun

    tyyreaun Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 26, 2017
    Odd - that's a 27% discount off of MSRP, which is an unusual number. Normally they're 35% or 40% off. RamZar's logic made sense.

    Hopefully either one of them is copying the mistake the other made, or someone else will break ranks and go to 35% off. $600 is getting awfully close to what some plain jane used Rassenti customs go for.
  5. RamZar

    RamZar Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2013
    BladeHQ updated their price to $519.97.
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  6. evilgreg

    evilgreg Why so serious? Gold Member

    Dec 25, 2012
    Still way too expensive at $520. I bought a custom I really like last year for not much more than that. Or as I said in another thread on the same topic, I could get a CRK + a knife I liked for the same money.
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  7. Knave


    Dec 29, 1999
    At $520, I'm out. That's Sebenza territory. It's an intriguing knife, but it's at least $100 high for me, given that it's a Spyderco.
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  8. SpySmasher

    SpySmasher Lead Guitar

    Sep 1, 2016
    Spyderco knows their customers. They're deliberately pricing most of us off this model, for whatever reason. I'm not personally affected as this was not for me anyway but lots of folks will be.
  9. NorseVet

    NorseVet Huskarl of Zealand

    Aug 26, 2017
    Yeah that's a high price tag. I'm intrigued but I'm going to need to watch some reviews before I decide.
  10. BD_01


    Jun 9, 2016
    Interesting thought. Why do you think they’d do that?
  11. RamZar

    RamZar Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2013
    Perhaps Spyderco should set up a super-premium brand called Tarantula for such knives.

    Somewhat analogous to what Lexus is to Toyota.
  12. inkynate


    Sep 4, 2010
    It does seem silly.

    These should cost less less than comparable knives from other manufacturers because it's Spyderco?

    There's a conspiracy at Spyderco HQ to deliberately price out their own customers vs. just the reality of rising input costs and a need to maintain their margins, while also trying to appease their dealers? Really??

    It's a nice looking piece, but honestly it would be outside of my comfort zone even at $300, so I don't have any skin in the game here, glta.
  13. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    They'll probably sell a couple of those. :)
  14. SpySmasher

    SpySmasher Lead Guitar

    Sep 1, 2016
    I honestly have no idea but they certainly know that a huge majority of their regular customers can't afford that knife. They also know that it's much more expensive than comparable production knives. It's possible, of course, that the knife is just that expensive to produce and they have to price it that high just to cover costs but that is VERY hard to believe.
  15. vanadium


    Apr 5, 2003
    Actually I said this exact thing on Instagram four hours ago. :rolleyes: ;)
  16. TDOG1


    Jan 11, 2009
    I'm out at this price. Probably be fewer Spydies in my future.
  17. halden.doerge

    halden.doerge I'll Sharpen Your Knife Gold Member

    Aug 17, 2014
    At $520 I'm gonna wait and watch the reviews. If everyone raves perfection...I might still be persuaded to find a way. There's a lot of competition at that price, though. A LOT.
  18. RamZar

    RamZar Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2013
    You said exactly the same thing on IG as I did here on BF?!

    Please link. Curious to see what you posted and where exactly. Thanks.
  19. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    Considering the previous iteration had a number of issues and Spyderco just revised their bearing design, I think anyone jumping to purchase this knife is a true believer.
  20. BD_01


    Jun 9, 2016
    Well, after looking at the BHQ website just now, I do have one thought. The new Spydie Smock looks quite affordable sitting next to the Paysan... The nefarious part of my brain wants me to believe it’s a tactic to convince us the remainder of the Spyderco line is still a bargain after the MAP/price hike.
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