500Nitro wrote: ↑
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:44 pm
Cami is hard because it alienates a certain percentage of the market.
I can see sprint runs being done but not sure how how many needed to make it viable.
I'm not suggesting that Spyderco should stop offering the Military/PM2/P3 series in black. My recommendation is that they should update their camouflage version. For those who might not know, the camo version is a regularly available option and has been for a few years now.
Perhaps Sal will let us know how well the camo version sells. I've always been under the impression that it sells well. In fact just recently I was looking at PM2 photos on Instagram, and I was surprised by how many pictures of the camo version I saw.
When Spyderco released the Military and the PM2 in camo, it made total sense to me because they selected a camouflage pattern which was very similar to what the US Army was using at that time. However, the US Army now uses a variation of the MultiCam pattern, and everybody else seems to be following suit. My thought is that Spyderco should consider developing a new camo pattern that better reflects current military trends.
It's probably true that military members comprise a small percentage of the market, but I suspect there are plenty of knife enthusiasts who think military "stuff" is cool and will buy it for that reason alone. Of course that's just conjecture. Again, perhaps Sal will let us know whether or not the camo version of the Military/PM2/P3 is a good seller.
Picture: This is the old US Army uniform. Compare its camouflage pattern to the current Military/PM2/P3 camo version pictured in my original post.
Picture: This is the new US Army uniform. It is a variation of the MultiCam pattern. The US Air Force recently adopted it, and the US Marines and US Navy have their version of it too. I think the Spyderco Military/PM2/P3 series would look great in this configuration. It would also bring it up to date.