Spyderco One-liner/Tag-line Contest

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TooSharp
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Postby TooSharp » Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:45 am

The hole that broke the mold

DiKa
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Postby DiKa » Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:51 am

Did not read all the posts so hoping this is a first

Spyderco: will keep you sharp.

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Postby Zoe » Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:56 am

The Pros Know: Spyderco

Thanks for the contest!

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Postby Sumshooter » Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:06 am

When it comes to sharp things, Spyderco gets to the point.

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Postby One » Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:39 am

First of all, thanks to Spyderco for the contest. I've always admired that their innovation in cutlery design is matched by their dedication to the customers they serve.

Second, there are so many good entries here -- Spyderco knife knuts are truly a creative bunch. I'm glad I don't have to choose the winners!

For what it's worth, here's my entry:

thumb to‿open

A little explanation on how I came up with this for anyone who's interested:

As we all know, Spyderco's trademark round hole is perhaps its most distinctive feature, especially for those who are new to the brand. Not surprisingly, a lot of entries have referenced the hole, but few if any convey why the round hole is so significant to someone who has never handled a Spyderco.

To the uninitiated, the round hole may seem to be ornamental, but it's anything but. It's an integral part of the design that allows for easy, ambidextrous, one-hand opening of the knife. In other words, it's purely functional. My tag-line seeks to convey this simplicity of function in the simplest of terms.

My inspiration was the iPhone's infamous 'slide to unlock' phrase/gesture. Although countless touchscreen devices have similar unlock gestures, none are quite so intuitive or elegantly stated. One does not even need to understand the phrase to know what to do.

The same can be said of Spyderco's round hole. Although many solutions to opening knives one-handed exist (e.g., studs, flippers, automatics, balisongs, etc.), none are quite so elegant in function and form as a simple round hole in the blade. My goal was to give Spyderco it's own 'slide to unlock' catchphrase that can hopefully attract new, savvy customers to a forward-thinking knife brand.

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Postby FissionMailed » Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:53 pm

Thanks for the chance guys :p ... Here goes nothing:

-Sharply designed with function, as a "hole," in mind-

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Postby Knifestyle » Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:03 pm

The cutting edge of innovation.

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Postby zombie » Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:11 pm

Spyderco: at the cutting edge of value & perfection

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Postby lordroy » Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:14 pm

Spyderco defines sharp, the blade, the look, and the feel.

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Postby pineapplejuicer » Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:17 pm

Spyderco: Arachnid Efficiency

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Postby varevinc » Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:17 pm

Spyderco .. a hole lot of knife

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Postby hungarian nativ » Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:18 pm

For sure there is a Spyderco for you-because everyone has to have his OWN knife.

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Postby m_t3cH » Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:27 pm

Spyderco: craftsmanship without compromise.

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Postby nickortizzle1035 » Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:30 pm

Spyderco: and you thought your knife was sharp!

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Postby mcmedic » Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:32 pm

Of course I have a knife i have my pants on don't I?

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Postby SpyderMan22 » Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:51 pm

SpyderCoMan...the ordinary everyday knife carrying superhero that needs no costume, you could be one too...

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Heh, in a couple weeks it would have been 2 years since I visited...

Postby uhiforgot » Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:56 pm

"Spyderco: When you need the difference between life and death... in your pocket."

Haven't read any of the other posts, but it's good to see the old forum again. Good luck to all, but time for me to disappear again :/

A very wise man once told me "Eat to live; don't live to eat." ...To my knowledge that's the only stupid thing he's ever said.

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Postby ffbigdawg » Thu Apr 21, 2011 3:07 pm

When your cut counts, you can count on Spyderco.

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Postby J-Na806 » Thu Apr 21, 2011 3:32 pm

Only Spyderco that I trust.
Endura Wave,Endura Gen2,Endura Gen4,ZDP-189,Trainer Wave,Endura Trainer,Pink Delica,White Delica,Delica ZDP-189,Delica Trainer Wave Numbered,Delica Gen4, Caly3 ZDP-189, Kris,Sage Numbered,Mule Team ZDP-189,(2) Black Yojimbo (1)Numbered, (1)Blue Yojimbo,(1)Spyker, (2)Karambit, Civilian CF Plain Edge Numbered , Massad Ayoob, Adventura, Centofante III ,LUM Chinese Folder ZDP-189,Lum Chinese Ti,PE Tenacious,SE Tenacious,CE Tenacious,OR Ladybug,(2) USN Endura,MJ Endura,(2) Milli M4, Milli T, P'kal

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Triangle Sharp-Maker

Postby Xelkos » Thu Apr 21, 2011 3:52 pm

Triangle Sharp-Maker: When sharp is not good enough!


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