No Spiders or Arachnids for Spyderco?

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No Spiders or Arachnids for Spyderco?

Postby FIMS » Thu May 06, 2010 3:37 pm

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?
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Postby StangBang » Thu May 06, 2010 3:52 pm

funny as I have wondered the same thing!

Maybe because "black widow" or "brown recluse", is nothing you would want in your pants pocket ;) :p :rolleyes:

I think it would be pretty cool though to have a few models named after them :)
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Postby unit » Thu May 06, 2010 3:56 pm

I can only speculate why that is, but I am glad that they do not.

Just my opinion (that probably is best NOT consulted by those modeling the direction for Spyderco's business model), but if given a choice, I like knives that have names that rarely associated with things that might scare an average person.

Bug, Cricket, Adventura, Co-Pilot, and Worker are great names IMO.
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Postby 2cha » Thu May 06, 2010 4:37 pm

StangBang wrote:
Maybe because "black widow" or "brown recluse", is nothing you would want in your pants pocket ;) :p :rolleyes:
HA! But, I must agree:

"small number of bites produce severe dermonecrotic lesions, and, sometimes, severe systemic symptoms. These symptoms can include organ damage, and occasionally even death; most fatalities are in children under 7[7] or those with a weaker than normal immune system. (For a comparison of the toxicity of several kinds of spider bites, see the list of spiders having medically significant venom.)
A minority of brown recluse spider bites form a necrotizing ulcer that destroys soft tissue and may take months to heal, leaving deep scars. The damaged tissue will become gangrenous and eventually slough away." wikipedia

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Postby rosconey » Thu May 06, 2010 4:46 pm

a lot are also designs by others that have names already-

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Postby jzmtl » Thu May 06, 2010 5:19 pm

Would be too cliché given the company name.

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Postby FIMS » Thu May 06, 2010 5:30 pm

If there was a Spyderco Multi-tool, it would definately have to have 8 tools to it, and be called the Tarantula!
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Postby Agent_Ohm » Thu May 06, 2010 6:13 pm

jzmtl wrote:Would be too cliché given the company name.
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Postby Reeper22 » Thu May 06, 2010 6:20 pm

jzmtl wrote:Would be too cliché given the company name.
I agree. Hey man, just picked up a Spyderco Spider.
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Postby bh49 » Thu May 06, 2010 7:41 pm

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?
Probably you did.

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Postby monsterdog » Thu May 06, 2010 7:47 pm

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..

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Postby Reeper22 » Thu May 06, 2010 7:47 pm

There's also the Spyderfly.
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Postby RJNC » Thu May 06, 2010 9:42 pm

You just blew my mind!

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Postby Agent_Ohm » Thu May 06, 2010 9:53 pm

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..
spyder = convertible
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Postby SaturnNyne » Thu May 06, 2010 10:40 pm

jzmtl wrote:Would be too cliché given the company name.
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.

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..
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.

However, just like Kumo is Japanese for spider, Spin is Dutch for spider. The word is similar in various other European languages too. So they do use spider names occasionally, but they have the good sense to do it in subtle and clever ways, rather than getting hung up on their company mascot.
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Postby RIOT » Thu May 06, 2010 11:19 pm

to me it would sound too tacky, never thought of it till now but im glad they havent done it.

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Postby Koen Z » Fri May 07, 2010 12:31 am

SaturnNyne wrote:Spin is Dutch for spider.
Good one Sir! :D

Sal told us in Amsterdam that it can be sometimes quite difficult tot find a good name for a model. The name has to be fitting, original, non treatening, etcetera. I can imangine this and want to compliment the crew with the names, much names are really fitting.

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Postby defenestrate » Fri May 07, 2010 1:19 am

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.

summarily:
Crustacea, Insecta, Arachnida = all classes under the Phylum Arthropoda.

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Postby tikkidaddy » Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:13 am

Spyderco Mudbug? Crawdaddy? Rajun Yabbies? red FRN handles?...ok so we already got "lob--beesters...ill give ya that...micro lobster w/ cayenne, salt, crab boil, lemon, corn, sausage, onion, garlic, potatoe, etc..would ugly up a blade.,,
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Postby Detdaddy » Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:09 am

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.

summarily:
Crustacea, Insecta, Arachnida = all classes under the Phylum Arthropoda.

</biogeek>
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