sal wrote: ↑
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:59 pm
I am sure that f you have a problem with the HatchetHawk, we will take good care of you. I doubt that you will have to replace the handle. You guys are "up the street and down the bock" and you haven't tried one?
Sal, I agree with both you and bearfacedkiller. I agree that you guys probably crafted a handle that will likely see years of abuse and laugh at it. But 20 years from now will spyderco stock these same handles to replace if need be? Probably not. If these eyes had been sized normally then even 20 years from now after spyderco has long since moved on to other things, a person who bought this hatchet today would be able to replace what's broken.
I told a story of my dad replacing the handles of some of my grandfather's hammers and then gave them to me long after these hammers were out of warranty. I keep those hammers, but they're just hammers. They sit in a tool box with handles my father made. I'll someday pass them down to my son and tell him what they mean. They were likely quality hammers back in the day. Would they be here with me now had they not been user servicable after the warranty expired or the company closed its doors? Probably not, yet there they sit. Rusted, old, dented, and serviced by someone who cared far after the company stopped.