Spyderco Police 4 Lightweight spyderedge

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by Arnikusz, Oct 2, 2019.

  1. Arnikusz


    May 13, 2015
    Dear Sal!
    The Spyderco Police 4 Lightweight is excellent, got mine yesterday and Smock go to the cabinet, the Police go in my pocket.:)
    My question will come spyderedge version.
    Thanks so much.

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  2. Sal Glesser

    Sal Glesser Moderator Moderator

    Dec 27, 1998
    Hi Arnikusz,

    We're watching this and other similar threads and sales before we make that decision. I'd personally like one with teeth. I designed the knife for me and there are many situations where I like teeth.

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  3. FK

    FK Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 15, 1999
    If it is offered with SE,,, I would purchase two immediately.

  4. Starwolf

    Starwolf Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 28, 2005
    I'd get one in spyderedge! I love my plain edge, but the Police model needs teeth:) Honestly I really like combo edge on this blade length!
  5. Kiteman72

    Kiteman72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2015
    Just picked up one of these at the SFO yesterday and man am I impressed!

    I had the black clip switched out for a silver and mounted tip down, now it's just right. I would certainly buy a SE version. :thumbsup:
  6. shane

    shane Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 1999
    I would buy a SE.
  7. nephron

    nephron Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 3, 2017
    Love the SE since I can send it in to get sharpened, there is no substitute for the teeth for many tasks(and they just look wicked too).
  8. shane

    shane Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 1999
    Do they make it in SE? If so, where can I buy one?
  9. Sal Glesser

    Sal Glesser Moderator Moderator

    Dec 27, 1998
    Nothing in serrated at this time.

  10. oxman198


    Jun 17, 2013
    I’ve been carrying and using mine since I got it and i can tell you it is a crazy awesome slicer, and quickly becoming my most carried blade. That being said, man it would be on another level with teeth. That long, thin flat grind AND serrations?! Plus it’s a police and I just think the police needs teeth to remain true to its roots. I’m at the point now where I almost feel under equipped without a serrated Spyderco on me, so a SE p4 lw would be one of my ideal carry blades.
  11. maugust09


    Mar 14, 2018
    Maybe I haven't been paying enough attention, but it seems like the number of models offered in SE has gone down compared to many of your earlier models in which many were offered in PS, SE, and PS.

    Curious if I'm imagining this reduction or if Spyderco has mostly moved away from SE models?
  12. L.H.S

    L.H.S Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2013
    I hope the sales on the plain edge are good. It's an awesome design and I hope they make lots of variations!
  13. yablanowitz


    Apr 14, 2006
    I don't think you are imagining it. Serrated blades are relatively slow sellers, and they can't afford to have all their capital tied up in inventory that isn't moving. Nowadays it's introduce in PE, watch the sales figures and social media to estimate demand before cranking out SE.
  14. maugust09


    Mar 14, 2018
    I figured they would sell slower, but I also thought that smaller batches might make up for slower sales. I've observed that there is quite a demand for many models in SE, but that probably doesnt translate into enough sales for Spyderco.
  15. Sal Glesser

    Sal Glesser Moderator Moderator

    Dec 27, 1998
    Hi Maugust,

    In the early days, serrations were better sellers because; 1) they stayed sharper longer, and 2) they cut more aggressively. Now. we have better steels that do stay sharper longer and most of our competitors have made serrated knives, most of which did not perform as well as ours and gave serrations a lesser reputation.

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  16. maugust09


    Mar 14, 2018
    Thanks for your input! I will say I've never used better serrations than the SpyderEdge. Love the SE hawkbill ladybugs especially, but haven't made the leap into larger knives.

    Any insight as to what models you guys are looking at to do next in SE?

    Also, please make a GITD ladybug!
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  17. L.H.S

    L.H.S Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2013
    A GitD ladybug would be awesome. Great for on the keychain or zipper pull

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