My girls got me the best gifts ever, a custom comic book and a custom folder. The comic is a bout me battling a spaghetti monster, and the folder actually works thanks to a pivot and stop pin. They know me so well!
Nice review! I prefer the backlock version myself, and I followed that NYPD instructor's advice and got a second one with teeth to carry them in tandem. One of the benefits of being somewhat ambidextrous.
One of my most favorite Spyderco collectibles is the unique an rare Meerkat Countertop Display. It's a special display featuring a non-sharpened and chained Meerkat. https://spydercollector.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/meerkat-countertopdisplay-spyderco_1.jpg https://spydercollector.files.wordpress.c...
I have few, the quality is top notch! I was in the same spot, I don't like to wear jewelry but a fancy SFSW spydie does work for me. And I'm pretty sure they do custom orders. https://spydercollector.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/santafespydies_closed.jpg I even visited their shop back in 2011 I think...
If I keep it strictly to new designs that first came out between 1998 and 2004, that I have first-hand experience with, then this would be my top 5 of that era:
1) C65 Lum Chinese Folder
2) C69 Lil' Temperance
3) C75 Kiwi
4) C83 Persian
5) C70 ATR
This one finally arrived today. Fully serrated ATS34 model circa 98. BNIB👍 Nicely centred, perfect lock up ( didn’t even need to adjust the eccentric pivot pin) and razor sharp. This one is like a chainsaw. That's funny, I think I still have that exact magazine. I love seeing these old millies. A M...