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Exclusive: Spyderco Delica G-10/ZDP-189 "Blackout"

Exclusive: Spyderco Delica G-10/ZDP-189 "Blackout"

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Is this still available?
Vision124
This was never available because we didn't get a big enough group, but we're hoping to get another Spyderco sprint run going sometime this year.
Hey everyone,
We're bummed this didn't work out for the 200+ people who did place orders. Needless to say, the pricing error at launched is partly to blame for the lack of momentum that would have carried us through to the number needed for a production run to be feasible.
As a few members noted, it's never possible for Spyderco to make a sprint run of less than 600 units; while Massdrop would have been able to purchase the difference and sell them in future drops, we didn't see strong enough interest to justify purchasing and holding that additional inventory, given the community's initial reaction.
So, while we're disappointed this didn't work out, we did learn a lot - and it's definitely not going to prevent us from offering other Spyderco exclusives in the future. If anything, I think it may lead to getting input from the community and communicating up front about pricing to make sure that we're moving forward on projects that everyone will be stoked about.
I do want to give a big shout out to Spyderco. While it's true that an accounting error contributed to this drop failing to reach the threshold, it was only because we launched this product on a relatively short timeline that the error affected us. Moreover, they were quick to respond with a correction and apology. It is unusual for them to sign off on models being offered for pre-sale when production has not even started. They were willing to do this because you all have made Massdrop a vibrant, unique community that offers unique marketing opportunities and valuable feedback, and also because we have the infrastructure to support discussion and updates during the long production and delivery process. I also want to give some big thanks to everyone who participated in the discussion, regardless of whether or not you joined the drop - you provided incredibly valuable feedback that will drive future collaborations with Spyderco...yes, there will be more changes for Massdrop-exclusive sprint runs - and I expect we'll be asking for some community input on those to make sure that everyone's as excited about them as we are.
While we're working on that, we'll try to get an order in for Para 3's, but allocations will be VERY limited so please do not expect them soon or in large quantities. We can also try to setup a new Blue Box, which have been very popular, and we'll continue to run drops for other models whenever we can get enough stock and make compelling offers that are in line with Spyderco's MAP policy.
Y'all make this possible. Thank you. We'll come back to you with even more and better offers in 2017. Spydey Santa may not be able to get any more knives into your stocking before Christmas, but we checked in with the big guy and our whole Massdrop community is on the Nice list again this year, so you can expect more good things to come. -- Jonas
I just could not justify paying that much for a spyderco that is that much and foreign made when the para3 is due.
Lame. I wanted this knife bad. Make it up to us by doing a spyderco pm2 limited edition
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kaicathers
fine by me. I buy every dealer exclusive/Sprint run of the pm2 no matter what they cost. But no dealer exclusive would cost $275, unless it was made of insane materials that I'm not aware exist.
kaicathers
I'm just kidding. I'm new to this whole edc knife thing.
Wonder if these 20+ requestors requesting a re-drop of this knife are all expecting a reduced price in the new drop (if that ever at all happens). If not, why did they not join the drop before the deadline when it was just 15 shy of the threshold?
zsoumya
requested
Wonder if next time massdrop can give out like a $25 gift card to offset the MAP requirement. Agree very disappointing drop with all the hype that was around it.
Very disappointing...massdrop is not making customers happy...
I am quite bummed, extensions or not, getting the price figured out BEFORE publishing it, then getting called out for it, ignored the first one then you attempted to fix it on the second extensio, I understand both sides, retail and consumer sides but the damage was done
maybe next time Masssrop and Spyderco you might get right from the start and I can get another blade for my collection
Well it looks like it's going to fail....unless there will be another extension. I really hope massdrop does not give up on exclusives for knives. its really awesome that they can do this. So despite this one not working out I hope massdrop doesn't get discouraged. The knife really was awesome. I just think price was just a little more than wools were expecting/hoping for. Couple that with the fact that the holidays are here and people budgets may not be as large as they typically could be. So the price becomes even more important. I also hope massdrop can do another venture with spyderco...just maybe not on a knife that is sort of a budget knife.
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Haha, yes. That was a typo. Fixed.
I would have to agree with @PNWNative I didn't get the sense that anyone didn't really like the knife. There were maybe just a couple people who didn't love the etching, but hey, you can't please everyone. I think the whole problem with the drop was the price that spyderco thought they could get.
lol not gonna make it
As soon as I saw the para 3 was being release my attention faded on the delica
I wonder if some people will cancel to order the paramilitary that started today.
I'm afraid we won't reach the 250.
Berndi
If we don't, I guess the lesson would be for Spyderco to be a little more flexible with their prices.
Berndi
true that!
So I'm a bit confused, if we do not get 250 people to join this drop am I going to have to pay MSRP or is the drop going to be cancelled? We still need 17 to get the lowest price but I'm not seeing the price I actually have to pay since there isn't 250 people yet. On other products, I can see what price is unlocked but this one only has $169.99. Sorry, I am new to Massdrop.
kyxu
The drop will be cancelled if it does not reach 250 people. You won't be charged.
rhino90
Oh ok, thanks for the reply.
Hahaha, they had to extend it again!!! This is becoming a funny joke now... FAIL
CDRWilson
The sad thing is that if spyderco could allow for a slightly lower price, this thing would have sold out VERY quickly (all 1000 units). I'd be all over this at $125.
dear MD community, please urge your friends to overpay for this knife. If not, please overpay yourselves for an extra one to give as a gift. Thank you for understanding.
It's nice. I want it, but too expensive for me!
Tasselhoff
I want it and probably can afford it as well but for a $170 knife i need that near-instant gratification. 6 months is years away for me.
We've seen a slow but steady number of orders in the past few days since the drop was extended. In relation to the six-month production time, a few more days won't make much difference - this drop is right on the brink of happening, so we'll give it a few more. There will not be any further extensions of this drop, so if you're one of the 200+ people already on board and you want to see this happen, now would be the time to think about who else would want to join, or who might like one as a gift. Thanks again for everyone's participation and patience...
JonasHeineman
I'd just like to say that whether the drop makes it or not it's good to see Massdrop working with respected companies like Spyderco. I suspect that the pattern is responsible for some of the cost and perhaps some of the order could be made without for a lower price.
JonasHeineman
The pattern in the blade was a horrible choice. Adds cost and alienates people who simply can't get on board with the pattern. You can add that to the laundry list of bad decisions and bad execution here...
I'd like to jump in on this, but the blade pattern is just too darn ugly. Sorry guys.
I wonder if the drop deadline ends with say, 3, 4 or 10 orders shy of 250 will MD still continue to order the drop? They are already absorbing the cost of 350 knives; may be they will do so for the remainder of the drop and make the drop happen?
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CDRWilson
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No, the fun has been all ours. You've gone from a self-proclaimed "avid Spyderco collector" to a common troll. Keep on keeping on, you take the INT out of Internet.
Hackenslash
Im still an avid Spyderco collector with over 20 Spydies ;D. I dont troll anywhere else on the internet but this joke of a massdrop drop was the perfect place to try it out. 9/10 would recommend lmao! Plus you cant stop responding to me, im lovable, i know ;)
only 25 to go, going to be very close.
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I missed the part that they will make 600 of these. 450 i do agree will take awhile to clear out given the price. If the interest is this low at this price point, i would think the resale or collectibiity for it would also be very low.
Got mine a couple days ago... so stoked! The PM2 is probably my favorite production knife ever and in M390, epic! All these people talking about collectable spydercos, little do they know... :)
ps. The coating kills this knife for me, it's gaudy. We love Spyderco knives like the Delica because they are clean, simple, effective, and elegant (see clean and simple) designs.
I keep coming back and looking, but can't jump in. Even if they make the 250 unit target to make the drop go live, there'll be 350 more knives that Massdrop will have to liquidate at some time. Knowing that this drop comprises less than half the knives made, it gives me pause as a collector.
Massdrop, if you could find a way to determine the status of all those extra knives, it might get more collectors, like me, on board. I love the idea of a Sprint run here at MD and would really like to support it if I can get some measure of reassurance that these knives won't be available for immediate fulfillment in June '17 for $154.99.
Wether this drop goes live or not, I do appreciate what you're trying to do here. I understand that Spyderco is relatively inflexible with MAP pricing, so I understand what you're up against. I hope you keep bringing exclusive versions of popular knives to market.
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In 10-15 years, my investments will have netted me so much money that I'll be able to buy all your Spydercos for your flipper prices and still have money left over. This is a nice knife, but the dumbest "investment" on the planet.
Hackenslash
Hope you're right for both our sakes.
Did MD extend the drop deadline? Last time I checked there were only 17h left. Right now it's showing 2d.
zsoumya
Yes they did... kind of ridiculous. They are trying hard to push it just won't drop the price to something reasonable.
bandgreen
Agreed. Had they set the price somewhere in the vicinity of $120-$140 the drop would have ended days ago.
Description still indicates that ZDP-189 is "one of the most corrosion resistant steels ever produced." Apparently this is the land of make believe.
Hey everyone,
We are getting SO close to making this happen! We've extended the drop a couple of days and hope that will make up for the period of slower sales when the drop launched with an incorrect price. Thanks to everyone who's already joined and gotten us this far, we hope this will be enough help to make the sprint run possible!
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JonasHeineman
Maybe see if you guys can negotiate changing the scales or something. Blade looks all flashy, but the handle just seems to contrast in a negative way with the blade. Maybe it's the G10 texture or it just looks too simple to fit, but I cannot see this as a true $170 knife or purely collectible knife with that handle.
JonasHeineman
I think Iran the price that's causing the slow sales. This really should be less than $150 and most seem to agree. I think spyderco is a little too proud of their stuff.
If this was BRG G10 and an uncoated and unetched blade you would have my $169. You should have kept it simple.
bearfacedkiller
It would have cost less than $169 as well.
bearfacedkiller
Yes but then it wouldn't have been so exciting. I was in for about $100 but for $134ish you can pick up a new PM2 which I think is a much better knife. At $145 you can get the Blurple S110v PM2 .... not limited production blades though.
Just can't justify a 100% price bump for a delica even though it has the exclusive blade coating and limited production.
The price is definitely better but I think $150 is the sweet spot. Honestly, I'm not overly tempted anyway since the more I look at it the less I like the pattern on the blade. If it were plain DLC I'd like it much better.
Well after all this debate, it looks like this knife will probably fall short of the number needed to even go into production. Hopefully Massdrop will heed our advice and remember though we want something unique or "Exclusive", ultimately the priority here is to bring us a bargain price. $75 over retail for the base model ZDP-189 Delica, to get G10 and a DLC coating ain't gonna cut it, pardon the pun!
Dctjr
This and if someone is holding my money for 6 months I better really feel a benefit. I don't pay in advance for my beautiful custom knives, sure was hesitant on this. It needed to be marbled carbon fiber or lightening strike at that price. So far, I have seen 1 exceptional deal on here as far as knives are concerned.
Russ
Contracting with Spyderco to make an exclusive and unique knife without a superior deal to me misses the Massdrop mark. There is no way the two should be mutually exclusive IMO. Its my belief that in order for a product to gain access to this community it should be a superior deal and at $170 few would agree to that, unique, maybe for now. I'm out, just saying.