Tanto PM2!!

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by jstn, Jan 22, 2019.

  1. insta9ves

    insta9ves

    Apr 3, 2007
    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.
     
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  2. Mike45ACP

    Mike45ACP

    804
    Nov 29, 2014
    When I saw the vid of Eric at shot show showing the PM2 Tanto I don't recall him saying this was an exclusive. It sounded to me like this was going to be a regular production knife. I do wish Sal or Eric would shed some light on this.

    Mike
     
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  3. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    I think it’s bad policy to make it an exclusive. Yes there was the Wolfspyder, the Kahr Arms Delica and the waved PM2.
    But none of those will touch what the tanto PM2 will do in sales.​
     
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  4. trackstar55

    trackstar55

    413
    Sep 12, 2008
    I agree. This will be a huge seller. Wish it wasn’t an exclusive. I wish they made the Kahr Arms Delica again as well.
     
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  5. insta9ves

    insta9ves

    Apr 3, 2007
    At this point the silence is deafening when it comes to the exclusivity of the PM2 tanto. I definitely hope that this is a regular production, because I don’t like to buy from BHQ.
    I know some poster above mentioned that without dealers support Spyderco would not have produced certain model, but i sure hope that Spyderco hasn’t got to the point that they just become an OEM for dealers.
    I want to buy Spyderco PM2 Tanto, not BladeHQ PM2 Tanto(produced by Spyderco).
     
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  6. Therom

    Therom

    Nov 13, 2013
    If it is a “permanent” exclusive that will be available just as standard production but only through one dealer, I will be fine.
    But if we have some batches only for a couple of time, it will make no sense for what the demand could be for a tanto PM2
    And it will also mean that we may have less options for different steels , Colors or DLC....

    IMO blade shapes is different that wave opening.
    Tanto, wharnie and drop point would be a great trio for production Spyderco familly

    the only advantages for Spyderco to offers exclusives is to limit their risks as it will be the dealers that will have the stocks.
    But on the customer side it will not be a great news....
     
  7. sliceofaloha

    sliceofaloha Gold Member Gold Member

    621
    Oct 4, 2018
    It gets to a point that being teased too long I could become anti.
     
  8. trackstar55

    trackstar55

    413
    Sep 12, 2008
    We really need an update.
     
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  9. oxman198

    oxman198

    Jun 17, 2013
    I’m already thinking about a tanto compression lock military
     
  10. trackstar55

    trackstar55

    413
    Sep 12, 2008
    Looking at the views for this thread alone....15,500 views as of this post. One of the highest on the Spyderco forum on BF.

    I think that warrants an update. It will be a HUGE SELLER
     
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  11. woodysone

    woodysone Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    Any idea when this might be coming out, even in s30v would be ok.;)
     
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  12. levs18

    levs18

    604
    Jun 25, 2000
    M4 for the win.
     
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  13. trackstar55

    trackstar55

    413
    Sep 12, 2008
    Monday morning check in. Any news?
     
  14. woodysone

    woodysone Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    M4 would be great for us old timers, M390 seems to be the upgrade, S30v would work.
    yes is there any news?
     
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  15. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    BHQ provides updates on their schedule.
     
  16. Mike45ACP

    Mike45ACP

    804
    Nov 29, 2014
    I emailed BHQ and asked when they would have them for sale? Also asked if they were going to be a limited production run?

    Hello Mike,

    Thank you for reaching out to us. Unfortunately, we don't have any more information on the release date and the knife itself yet. Keep your eyes open on Spyderco's website and our social media pages, as we'll do our best to put information there when we have more. I'm willing to bet that we should have it before the end of the year, but I'm not sure when.

    Please let us know if you have other questions.

    My regards,


    Chris H.
    Customer Service Representative

    Hi Mike,

    I'm willing to bet that it will not be a limited item, but I don't know for sure. Stay tuned.

    Please let us know if you have other questions.

    My regards,


    Chris H.
    Customer Service Representative
     
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  17. woodysone

    woodysone Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    Thanks for reaching out to those that might have more information;). I guess we just have to be patient?:confused:
     
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  18. trackstar55

    trackstar55

    413
    Sep 12, 2008
    Weird....Eric said at blade or shot 2020 they were currently being made. So January 2020, they were in production.........
     
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  19. Mike45ACP

    Mike45ACP

    804
    Nov 29, 2014
    I thought I heard the same thing. Also what about Spyderco's new policy of not announcing a knife until it was about ready to be released? No long waits?

    Mike
     
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  20. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    Seems as though there was an unexpected delay.
     
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