Your First Spyderco

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Postby Lsaulog » Mon Feb 25, 2002 10:21 am

My first Spydie was a Serrated G-2 Delica w/integrated FRN clip.

It was love at first bite. <img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

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Postby DB » Mon Feb 25, 2002 12:38 pm

Endura, circa 1991, bought new at a gun show for $30. Was my EDC for almost 10 years. It's semi-retired, but still sees work around the house <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

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Postby Jeff/1911 » Mon Feb 25, 2002 1:03 pm

yog, Ruxton...

The knife came to me as a result of a trade with Spyderholic. Apparently, when it belonged to him he had somebody in the laser engraving shop at Spyderco do it for him. As far as I know, it's "one of a kind".

I think that it can still be done to a Rookie, if I'm not mistaken. Both he and the laser engraving artist replied to a previous thread with their comments about this, and I believe they said that the program for this engraving was still on file at the plant. Best bet is to contact spyderholic and ask him.

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Postby JBE » Mon Feb 25, 2002 7:00 pm

My first spydie was a Delica Ltwt with FRN clip and SE blade purchased in 97..Just this past year it was "donated" to a partner I had who was in desperate need of an EDC knife.

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Postby patogordo » Tue Feb 26, 2002 8:48 am

in the first wave i bought 1 spyderco snap-it like 6 years ago then 4 years later the crazy began first one a tuffram serrated criket, then im about to buy the 23 this month

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Postby wiley sharp » Tue Feb 26, 2002 10:51 am

when I was five, I always wanted a ladybug. then for my sixth b/day, I got one from my mom. my hands were just small enough to operate the blade, then every year after that, they just got bigger, and bigger and rarer, and rarer. lady bug to dragonfly, dragonfly to delica, delica to endura, endura to merlin, and merlin to delica, delica to endura, merlin to g-10 harpy, and the harpy is living with the delica now.

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Postby revolvergeek » Tue Feb 26, 2002 12:12 pm

My first was a black Endura SE that i bought from Cutlery Shoppe back in '91 I guess (after hi-school, early in college, some of that time is a bit fuzzy)....

Edited by - revolvergeek on 2/26/2002 11:13:54 AM

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Postby Mancer » Thu Feb 28, 2002 4:58 am

First spydie was a grey ats55 matriarch.

Reason for egtting it was I purchased a Gerber Mark II and a Gerber Guardian backup, the backup came blunt n faulty, I was not impressed with Gerbes customer service and thus said "to hell with them"
I carried the G/B for defense and since it was faulty I needed something to protect myself with (workin in slummy area)
I saw the remarks Pertinax(my supplier n a kickass guy) had of the civie and matriarch.
Thus I gave it a try, and to date have never bought anything other than spyderco's.


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Postby AllenETreat » Thu Feb 28, 2002 8:29 am

My first purchase as the "Q" ; I liked the ability to change the clip : Tip up,
Tip down, right, or left handed. A VERY
versitile knife. Wish Spyderco would
introduce it to their line. For now
it's the C 29BK "Cricket" : lightweight,
easy to deploy, and for such a small
blade, that mother is sharp !


ATE ( alias A.E.T. )

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Postby vlf_11 » Thu Feb 28, 2002 2:05 pm

my first perchuse was a Endura

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Postby Dijos » Thu Feb 28, 2002 7:16 pm

1997 endura still in my pocket right now. broke off tip, broke off clip, over the last couple of years of edc. repair fixed em real good. I know about the blade stretcher thing..<img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

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Postby Pachucko » Fri Mar 01, 2002 12:30 am

Well enlighten the rest of us--Pachucks

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Postby Arachnid » Wed Mar 13, 2002 6:35 pm

My first was a Renegade. When they were still made in Golden, CO and 3/4 serrated. Still have, love, and charish it. Actually, it opens better than the new model I've got that just won't loosen up on me! I'll get it though.<img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

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Postby fishwatcher » Wed Mar 13, 2002 7:22 pm

I read all 4 pages, and nobody else's first was a Hunter? That was mine. Then a Lady Bug, Police Model, and then Civilian Model.

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Postby spydieman » Wed Mar 13, 2002 7:25 pm

1994, stationed in Okinawa, I found a Delica PE in a Scuba store. Had to have it. It was my EDC until last week when I got my Native. My spyder collection consists of the Delica PE, a Delica CE, Endura PE, Endura SE, Dragonfly SE, Rescue SE, Ladybug CE (now my wife's), and as of last week a Native PE (now my EDC). I still want more... I just wish I could get my wife to understand... Hee Hee.

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Postby LIZARD » Wed Mar 13, 2002 9:28 pm

My first spydie was an all stainless standard model with the integral clip that I bought at a gun show back in the "80's.I used to try a new EDC knife about every 6 months but since that one have never carried anything else in a folder.Unfortunately that one was lost while out turkey hunting and has since been replaced with other spydercos.

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Postby spydieman » Thu Mar 14, 2002 8:39 am

Praise the Lord, I have not lost any of my Spyders yet, although once I had a Delica IWB and it fell in the toilet. Of course I fished it out, that round hole works well for hooking with a wire.

Mark.

Edited by - spydieman on 3/14/2002 7:40:49 AM

Edited by - spydieman on 3/14/2002 7:42:29 AM

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Postby AllenETreat » Thu Mar 14, 2002 9:11 am

To : ALL

Contrary to what other forumites might
think ( no, it was NOT the "Cricket&quot<img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> my
first Spydie was the C 28BK "Dragonfly".
Why ? The "Cricket" had not yet been developed, and it was the most compact, most
cost effective choice at the time.

"For he who has not a sword, let him sell
his robe to buy one." - Jesus

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Postby vampyrewolf » Thu Mar 14, 2002 4:01 pm

As with a good portion of the <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> users, my first was a FRN Delica PE in '99. I got back from camp with cadets, and had 120 or so to spend. I wanted a quality knife...

most of the old timers have heard the full version of it a couple times, so I'll just say that one of the regulars at Cutting Edge(my supplier) said they( <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> ) were good. I tried it(as the cash was a gift for doing camp(DND pays us $60/week for camp, $3-5K for staff(8 wks)).

I have used the Delica for 2 1/2 yrs, and still doesn't show any real signs of wear. Couple small scratches on the spine, and some discolouration around the hole(haven't oiled in about 2 weeks, needs it). Had *1* rust spot despite the fact that I carried it in the back of my waistband biking for 2 yrs. get it out to use and it's got moisture all over the place. Didn't buff it out b/c it's IN the 'R' of Spyderco on the tang stamp. That was shortly after I got it(that next spring) and nothing again since.

}{ We all start with 10 fingers. Those with Spydies have 9 to spare, Still need a thumb. Good thing I still have 8 to spare... }{


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