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What a score!!

Postby fellyjr » Mon Apr 16, 2007 12:37 pm

I just got back from one of the greatest times of my life. I was in "Knife Heaven" for three straight days. This was my first time at the OKCA Eugene Knife Show, and what a show it was. I found and received some true treasures there but by far the best part of the whole thing was getting to meet Sal, Gail and Eric Glesser. They truly are wonderful folks and a real blast to be around. My wife and I and some friends, including Spyderwa (Dave Jung), had the honor of joining them for dinner on Saturday night. We had a great time to say the least, and the memories are going to stick with me for a lifetime!

First off, I'd like to share some photo's of the knife I was able to find for edrose. He had said in an earlier thread that his "Holy Grail" for Spyders was the OKCA Club Knife for 1998, which was the C16 PS Wayne Goddard with the inlaid beaver by SFSW. The wood used for the inlay is different varieties found in Oregon, and from what I was told by the seller, Santa Fe Stoneworks got the wood from Oregon to do this inlay on the 60 pieces they made. It is quite an impressive piece, and I can see why edrose chose this as his "Holy Grail".
Here they are:


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More good stuff to follow.........

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Postby griff76 » Mon Apr 16, 2007 12:45 pm

Wow felly, that is a beauty!!! Very nice knife and an amazing gesture for you to hook up a fellow forumite. Thanks for sharing the pics. It is great to know that there are some good hearted souls out there willing to go out of the way for another person.
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Postby fellyjr » Mon Apr 16, 2007 1:07 pm

These next three pic's go out to UK Ken. :p :)
Somebody was looking in on the forum when we were discussing the rarity of this pin, and the likelihood of me finding one. I think it was the Spyder-Pin Fairy. ;) I think his name rhymes with Pal. :D :D

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This was a limited pin done in Sterling Silver. I can't remember the gentleman's name that made these though.

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Postby ront » Mon Apr 16, 2007 1:31 pm

Sounds like you had a great time Felly. I wish that I could have also been there!!

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Postby fellyjr » Mon Apr 16, 2007 2:37 pm

I also got a chance to meet Ed Schempp, and look at some of his incredible work with the Damascus tiles and a few of his knives. What a great guy!

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Postby fellyjr » Mon Apr 16, 2007 2:51 pm

I never thought in a million years I'd find this pair at the show, but low and behold they showed up. I guess the pic's of the boxes they came in will shed some light on whether they are really Spyderco's or not. Really doesn't matter too much to me either way, they are simply stunning pieces IMO.

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Stay tuned for more...........

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Postby fellyjr » Mon Apr 16, 2007 3:28 pm

ront wrote:Sounds like you had a great time Felly. I wish that I could have also been there!!

Ron
I did have a great time, and I was also able to help out some friends with their table. They really could have used at least three tables though with all the stuff they brought. Maybe next year! :)

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Postby bh49 » Mon Apr 16, 2007 3:35 pm

fellyjr wrote:
Stay tuned for more...........
I am already estonished and you are saying more .................. :D :D .
Great catch, congratulations. Absolutely beautiful. Good job Felly.
Show us what else did you get, please.
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Postby Civilian » Mon Apr 16, 2007 3:42 pm

WOW that is an amazing score! Now I need to put together a road trip from So-Cal!
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Postby OuchThatsSharp » Mon Apr 16, 2007 4:13 pm

Nice treasure hunt and score! Some nice looking pieces there.
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Postby jaislandboy » Mon Apr 16, 2007 4:15 pm

WOW! Felly....great catches and I'm glad u had a great time.... thanx for sharing the great pics.... that SFSW Beaver is very :cool: ....
those Laguiole's look Mint! Awesome scores.....I'd love to see a closeup of the Sal-designed Bees.....whenever u get a chance..... ;)
If u remember the Dukes of Hazzard series....before every commercial, was it ?wayland jennings? who says...."Ya'll come back now u hear?".....is how i remember to pronounce "Layall" properly... :) :confused: :D
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Postby fellyjr » Mon Apr 16, 2007 5:50 pm

Here's a few shots of a C15 PE I found at the show as well as a Spyderco Story book I bought from Wayne Goddard.

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Postby fellyjr » Mon Apr 16, 2007 5:54 pm

And here's the real prize of the day! ;) :cool:
A huge token of appreciation from Sal for the safe return of the Bifold. I was lucky enough to hand the Bifold to him in person, which meant a lot to me! ;)

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Postby DaddyBarlow » Mon Apr 16, 2007 6:29 pm

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You the Man!
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Postby fellyjr » Mon Apr 16, 2007 6:34 pm

[quote="jaislandboy"]
I'd love to see a closeup of the Sal-designed Bees.....whenever u get a chance..... ]
Here ya go Brian.

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Postby scout » Mon Apr 16, 2007 6:53 pm

felly, that c15 is amazing! it looks like you found a flawless example of this masterpiece. thanks for posting, mike

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Postby pcmike » Mon Apr 16, 2007 7:21 pm

Which knife did sell gift to you? Looks like a Caly3 perhaps or CF mili?

What an awesome gesture.

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Postby fellyjr » Mon Apr 16, 2007 7:28 pm

pcmike wrote:Which knife did sell gift to you? Looks like a Caly3 perhaps or CF mili?

What an awesome gesture.
It's the CF Military. I was almost speechless when he handed it to me!

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Postby pcmike » Mon Apr 16, 2007 7:33 pm

That's very cool! :)

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Postby OuchThatsSharp » Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:12 pm

[quote="fellyjr"]And here's the real prize of the day! ;) :cool:
A huge token of appreciation from Sal for the safe return of the Bifold. I was lucky enough to hand the Bifold to him in person, which meant a lot to me! ;)

What's the story behind the BiFold?
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