Spyderco Newb Question

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Spyderco Newb Question

Postby Flashpoint » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:12 pm

Hello Forum

Not really new to knives, but I am a bit new to Spyderco. Recently I've picked up a ZDP-189 Delica and FFG Endura, CTS-XHP Manix 2 (factory Seconds), and 2 PPTs to go along with one of my long standing EDC favorites, the Centofante 4.

That being said, let me ask this question. What's the deal with the funny little "W" with the arrow on the side on my Manix? At first I thought it had something to do with being a second, but then noticed it on other non-second knives.

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Postby Frapiscide » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:15 pm

That's Eric Glesser's logo. Eric Glesser is a knife designer and designed the Manix 2 along with other various knives.
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Postby Flashpoint » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:21 pm

Oh, so that's an "E".

Just in case Mr. Eric Glesser see this post...Awesome knife sir :cool: :spyder: :cool:

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Postby Ed Schempp » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:26 pm

When you look at all the designs on the market the Glesser family has many originals. There designs have sold many knives. There are really only a couple of folks in that category. Blackie Collins, Ken Onion, maybe Al Mar.

It is very appropriate that Eric and Sal sign their designs the same as myself.

Spyderco has introduced many consumer oriented ideas to the industry. Like collaborators and marking the type of steel in their blades. Who else has used USA, Earth?...Take care...Ed

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Postby marenoa » Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:35 pm

I'm doing a paper on Spyderco and would really appreciate if I could have some more info on the sources from which they evolve their knives, like for example: from this forum, external and internal designers, user interaction. Also, is there some kind of timeline on the history of Spyderco?

I would love to have a talk with someone from Spyderco on the subject!!

BTW its for my Design Practicum class at my MBA in the University of Toronto.

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Postby ChapmanPreferred » Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:08 pm

You could track down a copy of the Spyderco Story. I covers the early history.
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Postby sal » Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:14 pm

Hi Flashpoint and Marenoa,

Welcome to the Spyderco forum.

Marenoa,

There is a lot of information available. Unfortunately, most of the people that you could speak with at Spyderco are off to a couple of shows and will be travelling for a few weeks.

sal

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Postby marenoa » Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:20 pm

Hi Sal,

Thanks for the quick reply, isnt there at least some document I could get my hands on?
sal wrote:Hi Flashpoint and Marenoa,

Welcome to the Spyderco forum.

Marenoa,

There is a lot of information available. Unfortunately, most of the people that you could speak with at Spyderco are off to a couple of shows and will be travelling for a few weeks.

sal

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Postby marenoa » Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:22 pm

Hey Chapman,

do you by any chance have a copy of the Spyderco history?? ;)
ChapmanPreferred wrote:You could track down a copy of the Spyderco Story. I covers the early history.
Forget it, I just found out its a book, I'm not into copyright infringement.

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Postby marenoa » Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:26 pm

Hey Sal,

Do you by any chance have a pic of your portable hand?

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Postby sal » Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:36 pm

I think there's a picture in the Spyderco book.

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Postby N. Brian Huegel » Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:33 am

http://spyderco.com/forums/showthread.p ... post648316

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