From browsing this and the Spyderco forums, I haven’t seen Sal comment on exclusives. Not sure if it’s an explicit policy, i guess it’s to avoid getting involved in the potential negative publicity associated to the dealer exclusives. Given that the PM2 wave is BladeOps exclusives, it’s pretty much safe to say that the Tanto will be an exclusive too. BladeHQ said so in their instagram story during Blade show. I suspect bladehq has other exclusives in the queue i.e. the M4 Manix 2 XL so they wanna do it one at a time, instead of releasing 2 competing exclusives. This is the problem with exclusives, where things may be artificially delayed to avoid cannibalizing the sales of another exclusives.