Some of the best designs of the last ten years have been done by in-house folks. And yet we don’t know who they are unless something odd happens. When I found out, thanks to Nutnfancy, that Tommie Lucas was the designer of a favorite knife of mine (the Skyline), I made sure to watch for other Lucas designs. When the Speedform came out I snapped it up because it was a Lucas design. Similarly, when Spyderco announced a massive chopper designed by quasi-in-house designer Ed Schempp I bought it site and materials unseen. It could have been made of knapped flint, but I knew if Schempp designed it, it would be good.
A very interesting and compelling argument. What are your thoughts?View Linked Article