Where Did You First Learn of Spyderco?

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Where Did You First Learn of Spyderco?

Postby Zrexxer » Fri Jan 02, 2004 1:00 am

OK maybe this topic's been thrashed, but if so, it hasn't been recent.



Where or how did you first hear about Spyderco knives?



I know for myself, it was about 3 years ago in Dick Marcinko's (Former commander of SEAL Team 6) "Rogue Warrior" series, specifically "Designation Gold:"



"He dropped all his gear except for the AK, and held his hand out. 'I'll need a knife.'



Wonder pulled a large Spyderco folder from the inside of his waistband. 'Try this.'



'Believe me, I will,' Koby said."



That sent me scurrying to the 'net to find out what the hell a Spyderco was... and the rest is history. <img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>



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Postby dialex » Sat Jan 03, 2004 1:10 am

Actually, it was the Internet. I had it recently installed on my computer and I was just surfing here and there till I found some cool sites with various gear (knives included). I was aware of those peculiar looking knives with a round hole in the blade, they appear in the movies quite oftenly, but didn't know of the brand name.

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Postby Alan2112 » Sat Jan 03, 2004 2:18 am

Local gun & knife shows, better then 10 years ago. RKBA!

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Postby ceya » Sat Jan 03, 2004 4:16 am

A martial arts store that I been going to moved to a new spot and they carried them. That was over 10 yrs ago. My first one I bought was a Baby Goddard it grew on me.

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Postby The Deacon » Sat Jan 03, 2004 5:33 am

Pretty much the same way you did, Zrexxer, only in my case the book with the Spyderco references was "Hannibal" when I read it last March. Figured the good doctor was a man of taste, so I had to find out more about them.

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Postby Milu » Sat Jan 03, 2004 6:38 am

A paragraph in a gun magazine with a photo of a new knife called the co-pilot. Sometime in the late 80s I think. I ordered one from my gun dealer a couple of months later. By coincidence it's in my pocket now.

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Postby 3knife » Sat Jan 03, 2004 8:20 am

in the 80,s in colorado at a gun show. the standard with the clip and back scale all one piece. still have it. at the time i didn,t like the serrations, so i made a plain edge out of it.

? what does it all mean?

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Postby pyton357ru » Sat Jan 03, 2004 8:42 am

Some not too good book about knife fighting. Had some Spydie photos and said they were one of the best folding knives.

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Postby yog » Sat Jan 03, 2004 8:51 am

About 10 years ago I was looking for a decient folder. Not being on the internet at the time I had to rely on magazine articles, and over here magazine articles featuring knives are very rare.
It came down to either a Benchmade or a Spyderco. At the time I thought the Spyderco range looked a little too weird, so I went with the Benchmade.

Fast forward a few years. I finally got to try a Spyderco, and it was then I realised that what looked weired, actually improved the performance tremendously. Been using them ever since <img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

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Postby jaxon » Sat Jan 03, 2004 9:10 am

Years ago a friend and office collegue showed me I think an Executive model. Also the Department Head had one. Never thought too much more about it till I had filled my gun safe and California gun purchase laws became such a pain, had to find something else to collect.

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Postby deputy tom » Sat Jan 03, 2004 11:40 am

Here we are...
http://www.spyderco.com/forum/Topic.asp ... Discussion

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Postby rorschach » Sat Jan 03, 2004 11:45 am

A few years ago my father was retiring to become a full-time RV'er. I thought he needed a nice folder for a "camp knife". A friend of mine at work carried his Military every day, so I asked him what to buy. The next day he brought in about 20 Spyders for me to look at, the rest is history. My first order was 2 for my Dad, 2 for myself!

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Postby Zrexxer » Sat Jan 03, 2004 11:59 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size=1 face=arial>quote:<hr height=1 noshade>Here we are...
http://www.spyderco.com/forum/Topic.asp ... tc_etc_etc <hr height=1 noshade></BLOCKQUOTE></font><font face='Verdana, Arial, Helvetica' size=2> Well it hasn't been brought up in 2004, so THERE<img src="http://users.pandora.be/eforum/emoticon ... py/596.gif">

Edited by - Zrexxer on 1/3/2004 11:03:02 AM

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Postby AllenETreat » Sat Jan 03, 2004 12:09 pm

Zrexxer :

About 22yrs ago ; my cousin ( a cop with the West Haven PD ) told me ( a young switchblade afficiendo ) that "these are
much better than switchblades.." I learned
with time he was right ; springs & other
whistles, bells & sirens do not a reliable
knife make! At the time he told me the C01
Worker had just arrived on the scene ; it would take until 1992 when I would aquire
my 1st ( SE Dragonfly ) ....

And then all Hell broke loose!

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Postby KBR » Sat Jan 03, 2004 6:57 pm

I first got bit a couple of years ago when I bought my first <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> at the local Academy Sports and Outdoors. I had seen the Delica and Endura there for a good while, but didn't see/know what made these knives special enough for the price tag. To me, they were just plastic handled knives with a hole in the blade.....

I'm glad that I saw the light after buying my first Spydie(Delica SE). I don't plan on looking back.....

As they say, "Those who know, carry Spyderco". <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>



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Postby deputy tom » Sat Jan 03, 2004 10:47 pm

quote:
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Here we are...
http://www.spyderco.com/forum/Topic.asp ... tc_etc_etc
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Well it hasn't been brought up in 2004, so THERE

Edited by - Zrexxer on 1/3/2004 11:03:02 AM

Zrexxer,you're right it is the New Year!tom.

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