I think of SFO’s in two classes; a basic blade etch/new scale cover change SFO and then the #77/Northwoods/Waynorth SFO. Obviously the latter is going to be missed, but I have a question... if, in a parallel dimension, GEC produced the same cover choices under their brand names (instead of being SFOs), would that affect the collectors? it is entirely plausible we will see exciting options coming out without the “SFO” driver. Fascinating discussion: I’ve been catching up. there’s a new S&M? Huh?! *googles*. I think this comment really just shows how little I understand about knife collections. This seems to sum up how a significant population of collectors feel. this +1; I would gladly make concessions on cover material selections to keep the quality knives coming in the mail. That’s really not a good sign, huh?. ~1/24 is a standard GEC. On the flip side, by mere coincidence of my aesthetic tastes, I happened to buy 9 GECs which weren’t SFO’s. I wonder if there’s a correlation between GEC buyer and likelihood of that knife being an SFO. I know what you’re saying, but my personal battle in this life is showing people how a reliable, sharp pocket knife is essential; not for the times you can substitute for a knife, but the times you can’t . To your second point, truly, Charlie’s input in the process will be missed.