HA! But, I must agree:StangBang wrote:
Maybe because "black widow" or "brown recluse", is nothing you would want in your pants pocket
Probably you did.FIMS wrote:I've often wondered why Spyderco has not used any Spider or Arachnid names for their models of knives.
I can only think of the Scorpion/Scorpious as of recent.
Anything I have missed?
spyder = convertiblemonsterdog wrote:Also the name is derived from the fact that European sports convertibles are usually called a "spyder", to lend the name an air of class and exclusivity, and does not come from a bug. At least according to the book "Spyderco Story: The New Shape of Sharp". Now, how the logo came about, not sure..
Yep, this. It'd be pretty lame if they made a bunch of stuff that aped the company name, but I think it's really cool when the the spider company makes knives with cute names, like Ladybug.jzmtl wrote:Would be too cliché given the company name.
As I recall, Sal's love of sports cars was only a part of the incentive for going with that name. His first product was that mechanical hand device that resembled a spider, which led to the company name.monsterdog wrote:Also the name is derived from the fact that European sports convertibles are usually called a "spyder", to lend the name an air of class and exclusivity, and does not come from a bug. At least according to the book "Spyderco Story: The New Shape of Sharp". Now, how the logo came about, not sure..
Good one Sir!SaturnNyne wrote:Spin is Dutch for spider.
-er, me, by way of Tyrion LannisterI drink, and I cut things.
Funny! Just got back from North Carolina. Me and my boys were on the beach catching sand fleas. Looking at them made me think of a Cricket-like knife with H-1 steel called a Sand Flea. Crazy the way a knife obsession makes one think...defenestrate wrote:Note: many Arthropoid names (Bug, Ladybug, Honeybee, Grasshopper, Dragonfly, etc. ) but FEW Arachnoid names (Scorpius, Kumo), the former Arthropoid names being specifically Insectoid - to clarify:
Under the phylum Arthropoda :
Class Arachnida (Scorpius, Kumo fit here)
Class Insecta (All Insect names)
I might propose class Crustacea names for future H1 Salt series knives with obvious purpose.
Crustacea, Insecta, Arachnida = all classes under the Phylum Arthropoda.