Took a trip up to the Factory Outlet this weekend

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Took a trip up to the Factory Outlet this weekend

Postby cougar337 » Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:44 am

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I honestly don't get up there enough especially when it's nearly right in my back yard. I was really happy to see some models I have been meaning to try in my hand. You can read review after review and look through pictures and it can't really match having the knife in your hands to give you that over all feel.

Anyway, I got a couple of pictures and I look back and wish I would have took more.

Not sure when they changed the color of the signs out front but I really like it and it's much easier to see from the road.
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These have been discussed before but I find them interesting. These are custom knives made by Jean-Marc Laroche. Find them ugly, find them neat...either way they are conversation pieces
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I also know these WTC knives have been out for a while but they had a really nice display shown here and with a cut-out from the steel they used on the D'Allara. They also have a beautiful display showing actual pieces of the steel beams that you can touch and reflect on. I'll have to get pictures of that set up next time.
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One of the knives I held that I instantly fell in love with is the Phoenix!! I had to wait on this one till next pay day.
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But I did not go home alone. Picked up a few goodies!!
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CF Sage. I LOVE THIS KNIFE....
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My first Kopa
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Spyderco Bug! these are really fun novelty items. I posted more pictures here http://spyderco.com/forums/showthread.p ... 588&page=2
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Postby cougar337 » Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:44 am

This was a freebie!! They were giving these byrds away if you spent over $100. This is my first Byrd and I'm excited to try it out!
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Postby RIOT » Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:48 am

dang i wish i lived close to this place :( , pretty sweet stuff, how is the bug knife ? by the look of your pics it looks not only small but real thin too ?

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Postby Bluntrauma » Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:50 am

Thanks cougar this is the closest I'll ever get to Golden. Nice haul btw.
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Postby cougar337 » Sun Jan 18, 2009 12:03 pm

RIOT wrote:dang i wish i lived close to this place :( , pretty sweet stuff, how is the bug knife ? by the look of your pics it looks not only small but real thin too ?
I really like the bug. I think the SS handle is great and sturdy, the blade is small and thin but still decent quality. I don't it'll hold up for long cutting cardboard boxes but that's not what they were meant for. I think they are still well worth the $7.95 MSRP. I made the mistake of being a first adopter and paid $21 each for 3 of them before I knew the MSRP

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Postby RIOT » Sun Jan 18, 2009 12:08 pm

cougar337 wrote:I really like the bug. I think the SS handle is great and sturdy, the blade is small and thin but still decent quality. I don't it'll hold up for long cutting cardboard boxes but that's not what they were meant for. I think they are still well worth the $7.95 MSRP
7.95 ? is that how much they cost ? i just paid 17.95 at Spydieguys, either way they are pretty cool, did they say if they were just a limited production item only ?

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Postby cougar337 » Sun Jan 18, 2009 12:12 pm

RIOT wrote:7.95 ? is that how much they cost ? i just paid 17.95 at Spydieguys, either way they are pretty cool, did they say if they were just a limited production item only ?
I just edited my post. I did the same thing and bought them from Spidieguys before knowing the MSRP :( oh well. These in the photo I bought from the SFO for less, much less. I don't know the whole story on them, just that they are meant to be fun items for spydie nuts like us

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Postby Halfneck » Sun Jan 18, 2009 1:00 pm

If I lived close to Spyderco they would get tired of seeing me.

Thanks for the pics.
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Postby Brad S. » Sun Jan 18, 2009 1:24 pm

Just thought I would add. The reason they are more expensive from SpydieGuys is because of the Ball chain that comes with them... Those chains are actually pretty expensive. And are in actual fact about $10 thus explaining the price difference. That said... I also got some from Spydie Guys :D
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Postby A.P.F. » Sun Jan 18, 2009 2:41 pm

You are kill'n me here, Cougar! I have always wanted to visit Colorado and when you post pictures of 'knife Mecca', I want to scream in frustration.

Post some more. :)
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Postby cougar337 » Sun Jan 18, 2009 3:36 pm

Tricod wrote:Just thought I would add. The reason they are more expensive from SpydieGuys is because of the Ball chain that comes with them... Those chains are actually pretty expensive. And are in actual fact about $10 thus explaining the price difference. That said... I also got some from Spydie Guys :D
That makes sense, thanks for explaining. Either way I don't regret my purchase.

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Postby ClockWork » Sun Jan 18, 2009 5:38 pm

RIOT wrote:7.95 ? is that how much they cost ? i just paid 17.95 at Spydieguys,.....
Ahhh! Capitalism sucks!! :p :

**** that "S" in "MSRP"!!!

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Postby cougar337 » Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:33 pm

One thing that I wish they would do is start offering tours of the factory. I understand why they don't now and I'm sure it has to do with insurance reasons but even just a window into the factory would be cool! So how about it Sal? Can we have a glimpse into the magic of Spyderco??

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Postby cougar337 » Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:55 pm

on the positive note I did see some of the inside of the factory while watching Cool Tools. love the laser cutter!

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Postby cougar337 » Sat Feb 14, 2009 8:17 pm

I went back up and took a couple more photos of the SFO and thought I would share.

more of the display of the WTC steel
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There's a very interesting case displaying Natives and there are quite a few in here I have never seen or 1-offs
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There are some WONDERFUL people that work behind the counter and love to help you every step of the way. They are willing to take anything out of the case to let you fondle and admire before you buy or continue to dream!
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Postby Blueboost » Sat Feb 14, 2009 8:26 pm

Thanks for sharing, really enjoyed seeing this stuff!

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Postby Free Radical » Sat Feb 14, 2009 8:28 pm

Spyderco should make some sort of virtual tour of this place so we all can visit on our computers if we can't make the trip out.

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Postby The Mastiff » Sat Feb 14, 2009 8:36 pm

I always liked the looks of that Native chief. Nice pictures, thanks. Joe
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Postby amen74 » Sat Feb 14, 2009 9:50 pm

Thanks for sharing your photos Cougar. Maybe I'll get there one day!
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Postby telemeister » Sat Feb 14, 2009 11:05 pm

OMG!! :eek: Spydie heaven. I would love to visit one day, sadly Australia is a very, VERY long way from Golden!
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