This is a subject that I have been hoping that someone would bring up for quite some time and I am surprised no one has really touched on it. Some Spyderco knives are like "Fruit on a vine"~~ They simply have to get ripe.
How many models of Spyders have we seen that it wasn't until they got discontinued or got hard to get before they got appreciated and their market price bolstered. For instance about 14 months ago I came into 4 of the Gray FRN Goddard model. I thought that I was going to be married to them for the rest of my life. Finally after having them for almost year a guy was really excited about them and traded me well for them. Here lately I have had 3 people wanting to know if I still had them because they wanted to trade for them. The same people could have cared less at the time I got them.
It was only a year ago I could buy the JD Smith model and the Impala both all day long for somewhere between $50 to $70. Try getting one of them now for that price. I had heard that the Lil Temperance and Gunting both were very slow movers but now since they been disco-ed they have literally become cult classics. I am correct about that ain't I? Spyderco knives are like fruit>> They have to ripen Why is that?