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Postby J Smith » Sat Feb 07, 2004 1:00 am

What is the story on these Natives.This is the second one I have seen go through on ebay.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... %3AIT&rd=1



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Postby jaxon » Sat Feb 07, 2004 1:06 pm

I was wondering the same thing. This pawnbroker usually sells clip removed early Delicas and Enduras of marginal quality. I've bought one of each and blades are usually slightly out of spec. But this is a strange one.

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Postby 4 s ter » Sat Feb 07, 2004 3:01 pm

Jeff

Page 248 of "The Spyderco Story" shows a Spyderco ad which has exactly this configuration of Native included in the picture (i.e. no swedge).

Here's part of the ad image showing the Native.

Must have just been an early variation.

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Postby spyderwa » Sat Feb 07, 2004 8:08 pm

This is the second time that I have seen this knife on ebay by the same seller. The first buyer must have protested about buying it, and been allowed to back out. We had a long thread on it. The general consensus is that this is a regrind. Buyer Beware. Near mint does not mean grinding a good chunk off of the top of the blade.

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Postby 4 s ter » Sat Feb 07, 2004 9:51 pm

spyderwa

I read that thread and regardless of the concensus there I don't think it is a regrind. Spyderco wouldn't include a regrind in their advertising. I think it is just an early version.

Here's a link to a site that shows the whole ad.

http://spyderads.tripod.com/sizechart.htm

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Postby J Smith » Sat Feb 07, 2004 10:10 pm

I knew about the no swedge Natives but this IMO does not look quite the same.

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Postby ronin203 » Sun Feb 08, 2004 12:48 am

About 4 years ago knifecenter was selling natives without the swedge. All the blades were marked PRCA, (for the pro rodeo circuit). It must have been a special run or something. I never ordered one because I like the native with the swedge.

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Postby Mr. Bombastic » Sun Feb 08, 2004 1:09 am

Notice how think the area is above the hole in the picture 4 s ter posted. Then take a look at the sliver of steel above the hole on the Native in the auction. I reckon it's a re-grind.

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Postby Ted » Sun Feb 08, 2004 3:11 am

I think it's a regrind, because the one on Ebay has a boye dent and the early Spyderco models did not...

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Postby antichristina » Sun Feb 08, 2004 4:38 am

They were natives that Spyderco outsourced for production to another us production firm and were rejected origanally. but have been 2nd'ed generationized.

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Postby chux » Sun Feb 08, 2004 6:14 am

Could just be my eyes but I can't see any of the normal <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>co writing on the base of the blade. Or is it on the other side only with some models?

It looks like a regrind to me, bearing in mind other peoples observations.

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Postby 4077th » Mon Feb 09, 2004 7:26 pm

No official word yet on this?

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Postby spyderwa » Mon Feb 09, 2004 8:08 pm

It sold for $18. Add $7 for shipping, and $10 for a new clip and barrel nut, and it does not seem to be a great deal under any circumstance. I still think it is a regrind bases on the fact that this is the exact same picture as used before, and looking at the seller's other items which are from his pawn shop. As said before on the previous thread, if you grind off the swedge and tip, you get a knife that looks like this. It may be very usable, but I don't think it is a rare collectable. Then again I could be wrong. After all, I never thought that a certain Seattle based chain of stores selling expensive coffee would ever make it.

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