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The first Spyderco knife was made in 1976 under the direction of Sal Glesser. The company started out as a traveling entity as Sal & his wife, Gail, traveled from show to show. The first permanent establishment was in Golden, Colorado where the company made its first folding knife in 1978. The company proudly touts their knives as being different, peculiar, even out there. "We may look curious, homely, whatever, but we'll never be called unusable or undependable."
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Post by gino » Fri Feb 20, 2015 2:41 am

philco wrote:Tulip ????

Ball Sack ???

You lost me somewhere Bug.


Edit: ::facepalm:: Nevermind. :oops:
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Post by knife7knut » Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:03 am

Finally got my bride to let go of her pink Spyderco to let me get a couple of pictures.Bought this at Menard's in Indianapolis about 20 years ago.I offered to let her sotre it with my Spyders but the look I got precluded me from pursuing that line again. :mrgreen:
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Post by treefarmer » Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:07 am

Here's one just like what Jerryd posted that his cousin got in Hawaii. Got mine from a chemical salesman in LA many years ago. The box is stamped "Copyright 1997". This little knife has a chisel grind and as you can see is serrated. Open it measures 6 3/4", closed it is 3 3/8". The locking device is a piece of spring wire, works very well and is super sharp! The clip can be moved to 4 different positions, they must have been pretty cheap for the salesman to be givin' 'em out as "bait". :roll:
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Post by junebug » Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:29 am

HEY TREE.....THATS A SPYDERCO "Q"
AND PROLLY WORTH $100 PLUS!!!!
NIB 1997 JUST SOLD FOR $132.50 :mrgreen: ::nod::

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R4 ... +Q&_sop=13
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Post by treefarmer » Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:45 am

junebug, that's good to know! Never paid much attention to this knife, have used it as a scalpel on occasion :) . That E-bay page had some interesting blades for that model. What do reckon they sold for when they 1st came out?
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Post by junebug » Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:55 am

::tu::

Model Name: Q
Model Reference: C35
Designer: Sal Glesser
MSRP: $49.95
Description: The Spyderco Q was made as a affordable and lightweight knife with a laster cut blade that was made from 440C stainless steel. The Blade was available to be custom cut with your company logo on it or other design if you commissioned a certain number of blades produced. There exist at least 50 different cutout variations for the blade, not including blade edge variations and handle color variations. The spring lock is unique and patented, though not very reliable. The knife was originally called the Silhouette.

Blade Length: 2 1/2″
Closed Length: 3 3/8″
Overall Length: 5 3/4″
Weight: 1.2oz

Blade Material: 440C
Blade Finish: Satin Finished, Laster-cut
Blade Grind: Hollow Grind
Handle Material: FRN
Locking Mechanism: Spring Lock

Years Produced: 1996-2000 approx.
Manufacture Location: USA

Variations:
There exists many different variations of this knife, with different laser cut-outs. Many may not have actually model numbers.
C35SBK – Serrated Edge
C35PBK – Plain Edge
C35PSBK – Combo Edge
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Post by junebug » Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:37 am

Centofante 3
C66


The Frank Centofante designed Spyderco Vesuvius is a beautifully contoured knife that has become a great reliable permanent knife in the Spyderco line-up with four different generations already. The fourth generation Vesuvius has the Wharncliffe blade and is not meant to replace third genertaion models, but offer an alternative blade shape. The first generation of this popular folder was designed with a compression lock, which was functionally problematic due to the design of the FRN handles, prompting a change to a lockback design after two years, making the first generation compression lock Vesuvius a collectible knife. Generation 1 folders were also available with a Shell insert on the handle.

Generation 2 folders were similar to Generation 1 folders with the change of the lock type. Generation 3 folders added an addition groove chanel to the handle, a switch to VG-10 steel and an adjustment to the location of the back lock.

Blade Length: 3 1/8″
Closed Length: 4 1/2″
Overall Length: 7 9/16″
Weight: 2.5oz, 3.4oz (Gen1)

Blade Material:ATS-34, VG-10
Blade Finish: Satin Finish
Blade Grind: Hollow Ground
Handle Material: FRN w/Silver Inlay Bug
Locking Mechanism: Lock Back, Compression Lock

Years Produced: 2001-Current
Manufacture Location: Golden, Colorado (Gen 1, 2), Seki-City Japan (Gen 3,4)

Variations:
C66PBK – Plain Edge
C66PSBK – Plain Edge
C66PBK3 – Plain Edge, Generation 3
C66PBK4 – Plain Edge, Generation 4
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Post by junebug » Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:41 am

REALLY LIKE THIS LIL FELLA.......SWEET KNIFE ::nod:: 8)

SCHEMPP PERSIAN 75MM
C105

This is the Smaller Persian folder designed by Ed Schempp to replace the original C83 Persian that was discontinued after only 1 year of production.

Blade Length: 2 15/16″
Closed Length: 3 15/16″
Overall Length: 6 7/8″
Weight: 3.5oz

Blade Material: VG-10
Blade Finish: Satin Finish
Blade Grind: Hollow Grind,FFG
Handle Material: Micarta,G10
Locking Mechanism: Lock Back

Years Produced: 2005-Current
Manufacture Location: Seki City Japan

Variations:
C105BMP – Plain Edge
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Post by gino » Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:44 am

Nice ones Josh! I was looking at the Schempp in brass and g10 lam handles it looks cool but a bit pricey
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Post by jmh58 » Fri Feb 20, 2015 1:54 pm

40!!! Darn!! Thinking my next is gonna be that Schempp Persian.. Gotta just.. DO IT!! John :D
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Post by wazu013 » Fri Feb 20, 2015 3:28 pm

I dismissed Spyderco long ago as just a keychain knife. I traded for this last year just to see what all the hub bub is with Spyderco. This Delica is a little to small for me but I have to admit for a knife that's probably 20 years old it still feels tight. With all the knives I have around here now it doesn't make sense for me to buy another one. I think I'd trade for another Spyderco if one comes along. Something a little bigger.
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Post by wazu013 » Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:04 pm

I just spent a little time looking over this thread. You Guys have some pretty cool knives, even Junebug's phallic symbol :lol: Spyderco's H-1 steel intrigues me. I'm on the water several times a month so I know what saltwater will do to a knife. From what I see if Spyderco says it won't rust, it won't rust. I just wonder how H-1 holds an edge and how easy it is to re-sharpen. I might just have to spring for a pacific salt.
I'd have to go with the plain edge because I use my knife for more than cutting mooring line. I think the full Spydie edge would be great for cut bait but it would tear up a fillet.
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Post by philco » Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:35 pm

Wazu I've flirted with the idea of getting one of those H1 knives myself. So far, my inner tightwad has not allowed me to have one, but perhaps someday...... ::smirk::
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Post by wazu013 » Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:08 pm

philco wrote:Wazu I've flirted with the idea of getting one of those H1 knives myself. So far, my inner tightwad has not allowed me to have one, but perhaps someday...... ::smirk::
One other thing to worry about is all the counterfeit Spyderco knives out there. I read that even Cabelas had a batch of fake Paramilitary 2's. I've seen counterfeits connected to Amazon and of course ebay is loaded with them. So you can't shop around for a better price. You have to spend whatever and buy from a trusted dealer. I wouldn't know a fake Spyderco if it bit me in the butt.
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Post by junebug » Sat Feb 21, 2015 12:14 am

this may help some on FAKES:
http://www.spyderco.com/forumII/viewtop ... =8&t=64769


WAZ- my understanding.....from reading.........the serrated H1 knives hold a edge longer than plain edge............
I have had both...but never used either one long enough or hard enough to tell any difference.....their is a guy on a spyderco forum who swears by serrated H1 to fillet ::shrug:: .......i still have a yeller SALT 1 fully serrated & Ti clip, used,if any interest? ::tu::
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