$3000 Worker?

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$3000 Worker?

Postby Saint-Just » Wed Feb 07, 2007 10:44 am

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... &rd=1&rd=1

Sorry if this has already been posted, I did not see it.
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Postby rolyat1978 » Wed Feb 07, 2007 11:08 am

Yikes! Is it made out of silver?

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Postby fellyjr » Wed Feb 07, 2007 11:37 am

rolyat1978 wrote:Yikes! Is it made out of silver?
For that price it better be solid gold. :eek:

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Postby rolyat1978 » Wed Feb 07, 2007 11:39 am

fellyjr wrote:For that price it better be solid gold. :eek:
It didn't look like gold in the pic, maybe platinum???

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Postby dedguy » Wed Feb 07, 2007 11:49 am

David Boye works for Spyderco?
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Postby fellyjr » Wed Feb 07, 2007 11:51 am

rolyat1978 wrote:It didn't look like gold in the pic, maybe platinum???
Now that's more like it!
I have mixed feelings about asking that much for that particular knife.
Granted, it is a highly rare knife but I have to question whether the engraving and the number is stock or not. I guess it would have to be just the right person to come along and be willing to pay that kind of money for it.

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Postby J Smith » Wed Feb 07, 2007 12:16 pm

The only way I could see it being worth that kind of cash is if it is one that Sal made himself in the traveling trailer.
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Postby Texas guy » Wed Feb 07, 2007 12:30 pm

The price is too high, but if what he says is true that really is a neat piece of history. I would pay a couple hundred for it because of its significance, but nothing even touching three grand.

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Postby spydutch » Wed Feb 07, 2007 12:35 pm

I want a Worker very badly however not THAT badly :eek:
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...I would love to have one in full SpyderEdge:p

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Postby OuchThatsSharp » Wed Feb 07, 2007 12:36 pm

The seller says it is one of a kind yet it has the serial number 036 stamped on it. So that would mean that there are more of these floating around somewhere. $3K is way too much to ask for this knife. Like he says in his description, if you are insane and have too much money then you can buy it. Well, that leaves me out, at least money wise.
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Postby Peter1960 » Wed Feb 07, 2007 12:36 pm

America, the land of endless opportunities :) Good luck for selling it :rolleyes:
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Postby fellyjr » Wed Feb 07, 2007 12:39 pm

spydutch wrote:I want a Worker very badly however not THAT badly :eek:
Besides, it doesn't even have any teeth! ;) :eek: :D

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Postby scolby » Wed Feb 07, 2007 5:31 pm

The price is pure silliness.

I could see paying that kind of money for one of the prototypes that Otto made for Sal.
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Postby Firefighter880 » Wed Feb 07, 2007 6:00 pm

scolby wrote:The price is pure silliness.
I agree!!

I think this guy is just out fishing.... kind of like putting a "For Sale" sign with a really high price on your vehicle that you don't really want to sell, while it sits outside in the parking lot at your place of employment. Sure, if it fetches a high enough price, you'll sell it.

But really, I kind of think that is what this seller is doing. He even states that his price is outrageous and that if you have more money than sense, it's a good catch. And, unfortunately, some people really do have more money than common sense.

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Postby yablanowitz » Wed Feb 07, 2007 6:09 pm

It's called advertising, and it works. We're all talking about it, aren't we? :D

I seem to recall JspyEDC saying he did something similar in his brick and mortar store, putting really high prices on the knives he didn't want to sell.
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Postby SoCal Operator » Wed Feb 07, 2007 7:21 pm

The price is bad enough, but.... Spyderho?? :confused:
Ask me where I got my awesome SUPERHAWK!

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Postby Chucula » Wed Feb 07, 2007 7:39 pm

SoCal Operator wrote:The price is bad enough, but.... Spyderho?? :confused:
yes...the knife is expensive because it can serve many purposes :D

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Postby clovisc » Wed Feb 07, 2007 8:53 pm

i wonder who's rolling THAT guy's cigarettes?

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Postby rescueseven » Wed Feb 07, 2007 9:00 pm

SoCal Operator wrote:The price is bad enough, but.... Spyderho?? :confused:
Spyderho wrote:Here

Hi Guyz,
So this is where you have been hiding :) I've been out of action for a few months dealing with a military service related disability, but I'm back to bring joy to all my fellow collectors hearts :spyder:

Hope everyone is doing better then me, I opened a Spydie store on ebay to return a couple rare spydies to the collector community. I might expand it to carry the full line depending on how things go. Its good to be back and hi to everyone I don't know, and to several friends who I've missed very much :)

Have a good one!

David
Looks like he is amongst us.

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Postby demtek9 » Wed Feb 07, 2007 10:25 pm

You know I have one of the old two screw workers from the mid to late 80's and the only thing different is that engraving. I worked at SFO for about 6 months and made myself a couple of knives with "special" engraving before they got ride of the diamond dragger. I have a police that says "Seal Team 3" with logo, a police that I customized and put "Spyderco R & D logo" in gold plated inlay and things of that nature. I've never seen one of these, but the Co-pilot he listed helps me to get a little closer on who made my worker...It looks similar to his blue mountain model. I'm not saying it is not an original item, but the first ones Sal will tell you he sold at conventions and I doubt they were numbered...I suspect this is the first production run of the worked that was mas marketed.
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