Wow.... that is quite a list, and very few of them surprise me. I noticed that most, if not all, of the old-style flippers are being disco'd (the Mantra and Advocate having already had production stopped). The rest of the list seems to be mostly the weirder models or those that have been replaced (Salts).
I am a bit surprised by the Pingo; I know the laws have changed in Denmark so the design is outdated in that sense, but it seemed to be a very popular model anyways. Here's hoping it's being disco'd in favor of a new Anso/Vox collab.
Cujobob wrote:Surprised by a few. The Nirvana, Domino, and South Fork I wouldn't have expected.
Domino/Dice are old-style flippers and getting older, so it's probably a good time to retire them in favor of newer designs with the new flipper engineering. And I can't imagine the Nirvana had a long production run planned from the beginning given how labor-intensive it is to make. I wonder how many other knives you can make in the same amount of labor time, especially knives that are not super complex to start.
Wow, I am definitely surprised to see so many of the Taichung offerings being disco'd. The Ti Militaries and the South Fork? The PITS is the best non-locking folder Spyderco offers. Many friends on that list.
I bet they're making room for newer models, and with this many disco'd it looks pretty exciting to me.
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