Questionable tag lines & shiny footprints

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Questionable tag lines & shiny footprints

Postby sal » Sun May 13, 2007 11:37 am

This is a sensitive subject, so I would appreciate your patience and understanding.

The hostility that seems to appear on the forum makes it an uncomfortable place to be. This is opposite the intention.

Much of the hostility seems to be centered around the "round hole issue".

After listening to comments, discussion and much thought (which requires time becausae I'm sometimes slow), I have a request.

I am asking you to pull any tag lines or comments that could be percerived as hostile or antagonistic to other companies in the knife industry, while on our forums.

I realize that to many, it is an important issue, and I will admit to being sensitive myself, but a negative approach is not good for the industry or Spyderco in the industry.

Intelligent, civil communication is more valuable.

We have always tried to "leave shiny footprints" where ever we go. I personally have tried to avoid negative comments towards other companies. (No, I'm not perfect either :o ) I think it serves to keep thoughts about Spyderco and other companies more positive than negative.

If you would like to be closely associated with Spyderco, which we greatly appreciate, it would be our wish that you consider leaving shiny footprints rather than hostile feelings, where Spyderco is concerened.

thanx much for your cooperation and kind understanding.


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Postby Bolster » Sun May 13, 2007 11:45 am

Understood, Sal. To be on the safe side, I've just changed my sig line so it doesn't reference any brands.
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Postby whitefeather » Sun May 13, 2007 12:22 pm

You da man Sal :cool:

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Postby dedguy » Sun May 13, 2007 12:32 pm

Bolstermanic wrote:Understood, Sal. To be on the safe side, I've just changed my sig line so it doesn't reference any brands.
I would just like to point out your signature is just about the best thing ever.
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Postby smcfalls13 » Sun May 13, 2007 1:25 pm

Yes sir. :cool:

I don't even remember what my tag line is... :confused: Gotta go check.
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Postby Andre V » Sun May 13, 2007 1:36 pm

Your wonderful personality impresses me more and more everyday.
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Postby Peter1960 » Sun May 13, 2007 2:19 pm

sal wrote:... If you would like to be closely associated with Spyderco, which we greatly appreciate, it would be our wish that you consider leaving shiny footprints rather than hostile feelings, whjere Spyderco is concerened...
I always tried to act in this manner and will do so in future, Sal.

It's your business and your company, not mine, I'm your satisfied customer. For my person I see no reason to comment :spyder: co-decisions for their business/company here or on other forums. You are in the daily business and have the overview and I'm sure you do your best! Thanks for all your efforts and your close relationship to the ELU's!
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Postby steve andrews » Sun May 13, 2007 2:27 pm

Nice one. I like more of Benchmade's knives than Spyderco's, but I don't like Benchmade more than Spyderco.
I believe that Sal's gesture will make this forum a better place.

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Postby flipe8 » Sun May 13, 2007 5:44 pm

While I have participated in more than a couple verbal sparring matches, I'll do my best not to do so in the future. Sorry Sal , and everbody else. The irony is that this sort of dispaly of character by Sal is probably why so many of us have been inclined to lash out the way we do when it appears that the company has been wronged.

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Postby eljay » Sun May 13, 2007 5:48 pm

Classy, as always.

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Postby Zatx » Sun May 13, 2007 6:38 pm

I've not ever owned a knife other than spyderco, so I can't speak about other brands.

Oh wait.. I did own a Leatherman once. It was great though.

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Postby SonnyD » Sun May 13, 2007 6:53 pm

As a "newbie" on this forum, but not to Spyderco, I must say that, That was a very Classy Request!!! :)
As someone else said, "You are definitely Da Man"!!! It makes me Proud to be a SPYDERCO customer!

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Postby Chucula » Sun May 13, 2007 7:05 pm

Whenever I look at my collection of folding knives and wonder why I only have Spyderco's, I remember it is because of this kind of stuff.

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Postby shu » Sun May 13, 2007 8:58 pm

You are truly an inspiration, Mr. Glesser.

I consider myself a user so only own a few dozen knives (probably more than is necessary for a true utilitarian), most of which are Spydies or Benchmade.

But when a close friend was looking for his first "good knife" I had no hesitation in picking the right company--only the right knife. He is very happy with his Salt I.

Thank you, Sir, for good knives, and a very good company.

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Postby charge » Sun May 13, 2007 10:08 pm

Hello Sal,

I want to start by saying that I am a newbie to the Spyderco world but plan to stay here. Other than my Leatherman Charge Ti, Spyderco knives are the only blades I carry.

I do know about the "issue" you are refering to and it is what got me interested in Spyderco. Within the last 2 weeks I have aquired my first 3 knives (Delica Wave, D'Allara PE, and a Tasman Salt SE) as well as a Sharpmaker. I am now waiting for a copy of the Spyderco Story to arrive.

I work in the construction/remodeling trade and use many types and brands of tools, but this is the first time that a company has captured my interest enough to want to learn everything I can about it.

I only know you from my Sharpmaker DVD, but I could tell you are classy gentleman. Your request proves this even more. I am honored to be part of the Spyderco family :D . Thank you for the hard work and determination it takes so that we can enjoy your products.

I think it is best for those of us who are touchy with this issue to show it by supporting Spyderco even more!

Thank you Sal and all of you here for a great place to hang out.



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Postby The Mastiff » Mon May 14, 2007 1:29 am

The irony is that this sort of dispaly of character by Sal is probably why so many of us have been inclined to lash out the way we do when it appears that the company has been wronged.
Filipe8, very well put. This has been the case with me admittedly, and a few more people here as well. It's difficult not to even knowing Sal has taken care of himself pretty well without us. This is Sal's house though so if he doesn't want the dogs to bark then the dogs won't bark. I guess that's settled.

I suppose we have to behave at blade forum too now eh? :) Joe
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Postby spydutch » Mon May 14, 2007 1:48 am

You're the One Sal :cool: :cool:

Personally I'm not even slightly interested in other brands(I don't even LOOK at them) for Spyderco is the only company who makes fully serrated knives(and sharpens them for you)

There's only one hole for me and that's the hole accompanied with a Spyder on the blade ;) :D
Arend(old school Spydie lover)



....AND A FG(PARA) MILITARY/SE IN CPMD2(thanx Sal):cool:

...I would love to have one in full SpyderEdge:p

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Postby Th232 » Mon May 14, 2007 3:55 am

Acknowledged, and done Sal. You're definitely a better man than I am, and I'm not ashamed to say it.

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Postby ruxton » Mon May 14, 2007 6:32 am

Signature edited. :)
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Postby scolby » Mon May 14, 2007 8:26 am

I rarely post anymore, but to this, sal, I say amen.
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