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by spyderwa
Thu Nov 30, 2006 9:56 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Kershaw annual parking lot sale 2 maro
Replies: 3
Views: 4870

Oregon Show

I think that I will try to get there on Friday morning. 2.5-3 hour drive from our area in Washington. I know people line up early, but I don't feel like standing in the cold for hours. If this was a Spyderco event I would probably camp out. Remember on pricing that if list is $100 then cost is $50. ...
by spyderwa
Thu Nov 16, 2006 2:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ladybug Colors?
Replies: 22
Views: 3842

Ladybug Colors

If I remember correctly there was also a grey version. Pretty hard to find.

spyderwa

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by spyderwa
Fri Nov 10, 2006 2:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Label Sticker Question
Replies: 6
Views: 478

Label

Hey Felly, I think that it is the suggested retail price. Could be wrong though.

spyderwa

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by spyderwa
Tue Oct 17, 2006 5:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Fallen Troop Memorial Knives
Replies: 18
Views: 1808

Fallen Troop Memorial Knives

Hey everyone. You might want to check out this link that involves Spyderco. Just another example of a company doing the right thing.

http://www.guardonline.com/?module=disp ... ormat=html

spyderwa
Rare Spyderco Page
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by spyderwa
Sat Sep 09, 2006 1:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A few questions about the Seki-City Japan facility
Replies: 29
Views: 8220

Japan Laws

I have been in stores in Japan and Hong Kong that look like the most complete tactical store anywhere. The walls are covered with a mindblowing array of rifles and machine guns. As Ceya mentioned, they were all airsoft pellet guns. Extremely realistic without the U.S. mandated orange barrel tip pain...
by spyderwa
Sat Sep 09, 2006 2:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A few questions about the Seki-City Japan facility
Replies: 29
Views: 8220

Tokyo

As with many things in life there is a difference in what you are allowed to do and what you can do. I was told about the law when I went into a store in Tokyo and the shopkeeper would not let me even handle a knife. He said that foreigners are not allowed to purchase knives there. I really didn't b...
by spyderwa
Fri Sep 08, 2006 5:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A few questions about the Seki-City Japan facility
Replies: 29
Views: 8220

Byrd Factory

Perhaps Sal or one of the other regular posters from Spyderco can clarify this. I believe Spyderco has found two or three makers in China to work with and develop. Buying a foreign company can have many risks, especially in China. What I have heard in the past is that Spyderco will seek out a compan...
by spyderwa
Thu Sep 07, 2006 2:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A few questions about the Seki-City Japan facility
Replies: 29
Views: 8220

Spyderco in Japan

Spyderco uses a number of companies in Seki City. Most of these factories are fairly small by U.S. standards with lots of subcontractors. G. Sakai, Moki, and Hiro are some of the names that have been connected to Spyderco production in the past. When you visit these factories in Japan you will find ...
by spyderwa
Mon Jul 31, 2006 10:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: It's CONTEST Time!
Replies: 301
Views: 36013

contest

How about 4039. Thanks. spyderwa
by spyderwa
Tue Jul 04, 2006 9:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What is this one? Trivia
Replies: 10
Views: 1254

G. Sakai Knife

This is a knife that is produced at the G. Sakai factory in Seki City. I picked one up for between $20-30 US. It is a liner lock with a 440C blade. It is a very sharp knife with a metal handle like the SS Delicas. Not quite as tight or smooth as a Spyderco but very nice quality for the price. It com...
by spyderwa
Mon Jun 12, 2006 12:44 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Seki City, Japan?
Replies: 15
Views: 7087

Spyderco Factory

There is no single Spyderco factory in Seki and there are no buildings that say Spyderco on them. There are a number of knife companies that have been used by Spyderco in the past to make their knives. Some more than others. Most of the companies that have knives made in Japan find a company that is...
by spyderwa
Sun Jun 11, 2006 10:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Seki City, Japan?
Replies: 15
Views: 7087

Seki

While it is not near the ocean, it is next to a river. And since seafood is so popular in Seki, it is ocean friendly. Of course seafood is popular everywhere in Japan. One of the specialties served at the festivals like the Seki Cutlery Festival is Takoyaki which are octopus balls. No, not that kind...
by spyderwa
Sun Jun 11, 2006 2:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Seki City, Japan?
Replies: 15
Views: 7087

Seki City

Seki City is not on the coast. The nearest big city is Nagoya. Seki is located in Gifu Prefecture. By car it takes 1-2 hours to drive up into the mountains where Seki is located. If you look at a map find Nagoya and look to the East until you find Gifu Prefecture. Seki City and Mino City are right n...
by spyderwa
Sat May 13, 2006 1:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Record Sale Price For A CF Walker ...
Replies: 16
Views: 1550

Walker Price

What is funny about this is that there were a bunch of CF Walkers just released through one of the distributers for a little over $100 each. They sold out quickly, but it does show that this might be a very unwise bid if the market gets flooded. I don't know how many were available overall. I tried ...
by spyderwa
Thu Apr 27, 2006 4:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What is a Spyder-Key or Spyderkey?
Replies: 4
Views: 1557

Spyderkeys

I guess I should comment on this thread since I took the picture in the first post. Spyderkeys/Hummingbirds were made in Seki City Japan. They were a limited run item like the Kopa that are in production today. They are hard to find today in any condition and I have not seen any in stores or website...
by spyderwa
Sun Apr 09, 2006 6:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal & Ed in Oregon
Replies: 20
Views: 2105

The Horn is a real find. I do think that this is the best show in the world for Gerber, Kershaw, and Paul knives because of the local connection. I do not have a Paul yet, but I am sure I will at some point. I think that the knife community at this show tends to be a great group overall. The biggest...
by spyderwa
Sun Apr 09, 2006 3:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal & Ed in Oregon
Replies: 20
Views: 2105

At least now we know why the Kris blade is wavy. It is hard to grind a blade when someones hands are around your neck.

spyderwa :)
by spyderwa
Sun Apr 09, 2006 3:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal & Ed in Oregon
Replies: 20
Views: 2105

True nature of Sal

Hi redhawkk44p, It is funny that you should post the Photoshop pic of Sal. There is another pic that I had not planned to post, but if you really want to see the true nature, the take no prisoners attitude, just look at the fate that awaits the knifemaker that does not bow down and pay tribute to Sa...
by spyderwa
Sun Apr 09, 2006 3:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal & Ed in Oregon
Replies: 20
Views: 2105

OR Show

Hi Swede, I think I got it from the one you mentioned. You must have gone through before I did because I didn't see the ones you found. Regarding the Horn, you mean the one with the odd opening notch on the blade? Hard to find. Overall there were not a lot of Spydercos. A few older ones at full list...
by spyderwa
Sun Apr 09, 2006 12:05 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal & Ed in Oregon
Replies: 20
Views: 2105

OR Show

On Friday he was just pulling knives out of his bag. On Saturday he had them all laid out on Ed's table. It was rather like being the kid in the candystore. I had a great time talking to Sal and associates. Sal is a person that is passionate about creating knives and pushing the boundries. I also pi...

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