Whatever happened to the "Rookie"

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Whatever happened to the "Rookie"

Postby cdf » Thu Mar 11, 2004 1:00 am

A few years back I passed up a chane to get a G10 Rookie (basically a baby police mod. ) . One issue I have with Spyderco is that they often drop good produts , Ie. the Bob T. Starmate . What products would you like to bring back .

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Postby UK KEN » Fri Mar 12, 2004 4:14 am

cdf

If you are still interested in having a Rookie use this link:

http://www.ohyasuya.co.jp/aigo/edge/eng-edge.html

Talk to Yasuhito! Though he has no Rookies listed he can get hold of them at great prices.

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Postby sc_rebel1957 » Fri Mar 12, 2004 10:08 am

CDF I feel your pain my friend, I foolishly swapped away 1 G-10 SE Rookie last year.
A long time customer and friend let me have a PE in G-10 as payment on some work, needless to say this 1 will not leave South Carolina.
They can still be found though and when you do get 1 keep it! or I will gladly take it off your hands <img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>.
I agree on the discoed <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> models seems we never miss a certian knife until it's too late.
Reality is that <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> has to drop a few models to make room for the new stuff. Ron

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Postby Eremitike » Fri Mar 12, 2004 12:37 pm

Boy I couldn't agree more. I've always felt that the Rookie was a great design. I gave mine (SS, PE) to a friend in Utah a few summers back and while I certainly don't regret making the gift, I do wish I had another Rookie to fill the void. Still looking....

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Postby toothed » Fri Mar 12, 2004 1:49 pm

I had a choice between a G-10 PE Rookie or a PE FRN Native. I took the Native and have regretted it ever since.

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Postby dialex » Fri Mar 12, 2004 3:52 pm

I think I'm sort of a dinosaur. What I like most are still the good old models. I'd love to see an updated version of the Rookie. SS is fine with me, as it's so similar to the classy" Police <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> Yet... if they're out of G-10, I can live with CF instead <img src="tongue.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>
I'd also love to see the C-05 Standard back.

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Postby silverback » Fri Mar 12, 2004 6:19 pm

I am the happy owner of a SSPE Rookie and I won't let it go!
It is my first <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> and longtime EDC.
I'd love to see a CF Rookie, too, Dialex.<img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>
Other than that, I'd like another Walker collaboration.
Blackhawk and Renegade look fascinating as well. Maybe PE in Micarta with steel bolsters?
Makes me tingly all over!<img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

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Edited by - silverback on 3/12/2004 5:20:36 PM

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Postby Civilian » Tue Mar 16, 2004 3:14 pm

Deffinatly love a Rookie Redeaux Run! SSPE, G-10SE, CF anything.
I have said it before also but a matched set of Police and Rookie's would be great!
20th Ann Police model anyone?

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Postby AllenETreat » Sun Mar 21, 2004 5:08 pm

cdf -

Check out www.KnifeCenter.com for a Rookie ; failing that I'd recommend New Graham. <img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> or A.G. Russell ( a factoid :
he has the Jess Horn(?) SS clipit )

For the Starmate :

www.PVK.com

Just $99 + $6 shipping PE -or- CE

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Postby jivedaddy » Mon Mar 22, 2004 9:24 pm

Its a great knife-I have a SS plain edge(my current EDC) and a Mother of pearl from Santa-Fe, now if I could get my hands on a G-10- Carbon Fiber would be the best!!!-Tony

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Postby Shards of Narsil » Thu Mar 25, 2004 10:38 pm

I've been looking in vain for a PE Rookie or Jess Horn in SS and sure wish they were still in production. Love small compact SS Spydercos, especially with clip-its.

Am making do with a pair of SS Jesters coming in the mail soon. No clip-its on them unfortunately. A slim 2 1/2" PE SS with a clip-it under 2 oz. would be ideal for me...


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