Two new Millies; Old- and Newschool

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Two new Millies; Old- and Newschool

Postby toomzz » Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:01 pm

Guys! It must be my lucky week I guess. This week my 'new' CPM 440V Military came in. My wishful-thinking of getting my old Millie back came true when I was able to make a deal with a very nice Frenchman ;)
I bought a 440V back in 1999 during my Kosovo-tour. In 2000 I lost the knife somehow which I always regretted. This week it came in the mail. Used, but in good shape. I was suprised again by its weight and slimness...

The second one I found today. Once a year we have the Dutch Knife Event in Tiel. Strawling around I met Jurphaas again at the Adola-booth (dutch cutlery-business), off-course with large showcases with Spydies. Looking around for specials I picked out a brand new Military in S90V. I had to think a little whether to buy it or not but after a little hour I made up my mind (helped by an even better price by Adola's boss). I was right in time back at the booth because the blade had great attention.

There was a second surprise in Tiel today; I found a D2-Millie as well. I left the knife because the blade was off-center. But somehow the thought that there still is a D2 out there keeps my busy.

Two great deals this week!

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Postby defenestrate » Sat Apr 23, 2011 1:06 pm

Nice looking millies, and great finds! I know that CF/S90V model is particularly hot with collectors..
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Postby type00rev » Sat Apr 23, 2011 1:35 pm

Great scores man.....I myself am on the lookout for a 440V Military. They are next to impossible to find NIB.
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Postby Water Bug » Sat Apr 23, 2011 5:28 pm

Congratulations on your outstanding finds!

If I may, recommend you NOT pass up on a Spyderco D2 Military when you come across one. I made that mistake and was fortunate to eventually find one a couple of years later.

Would you rather have a D2 Military with a slightly off-centered blade or not have one at all? Something to think about.

Again, congratulations!
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Postby angusW » Sat Apr 23, 2011 5:50 pm

Great find Toomzz. Still wish the "Military" was on the newer Military's.
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Postby toomzz » Sun Apr 24, 2011 5:40 am

Water Bug wrote:If I may, recommend you NOT pass up on a Spyderco D2 Military when you come across one. I made that mistake and was fortunate to eventually find one a couple of years later.

Would you rather have a D2 Military with a slightly off-centered blade or not have one at all? Something to think about.
Indeed, I think I will go after that knife for the simple fact I don't have a spydie yet in D2. When I remember correctly that knife had olive-green G10 scales, right? The one I encountered yesterday had black (G10) scales and was numbered. Was that a special run?

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Postby KBR » Sun Apr 24, 2011 6:43 am

Awesome finds, toomzz.....makes me wish I hadn't gotten away from Spydies for the long while that I did or I'd still have my three 440V Millies(PE, CE, SE). :( But I hope to have your kind of luck as I begin my Millie collecting again....
angusW wrote:Great find Toomzz. Still wish the "Military" was on the newer Military's.
Unfortunately, this is one thing that I was surprised to find that was changed on the newer Millies. IMHO, this classic Spyder isn't a bonafide Millie without MILITARY stamped on the blade.
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Postby WireEdge Roger » Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:29 am

Wow, great finds! I love the old CPM-440V Militarys. Like others have said, I wish I still have my plain edge version, shouldn't have sold it.

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Postby JCP1969 » Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:53 am

Nice finds , my first :spyder: I bought Jan this year was a 440v 1997 military. It had been sitting in a display case for 13 years. Congrats on replacing yours. :) by the way I had no idea it wasn't the newest version.

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Postby yowzer » Sun Apr 24, 2011 11:54 am

toomzz wrote:Indeed, I think I will go after that knife for the simple fact I don't have a spydie yet in D2. When I remember correctly that knife had olive-green G10 scales, right? The one I encountered yesterday had black (G10) scales and was numbered. Was that a special run?

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The CPM-D2 Militaries had a foliage green handle. If you found a black one, somebody either did a blade swap or dyed the handle.
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Postby Water Bug » Sun Apr 24, 2011 4:25 pm

toomzz wrote:Indeed, I think I will go after that knife for the simple fact I don't have a spydie yet in D2. When I remember correctly that knife had olive-green G10 scales, right? The one I encountered yesterday had black (G10) scales and was numbered. Was that a special run?

T.
As Yowzer noted, Foliage Green G-10 scales were featured on the Spyderco D2 Military. I'm not aware of any special versions of this knife being offered in Black G-10 by Spyderco.

You noted that it had a number... was this number on the blade? The knife could be from the Spyderco Collectors Club. I don't know if Club Members can make special requests for their knives or if the previous owner added the Black G-10 scales later.
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Postby chuck_roxas45 » Sun Apr 24, 2011 5:01 pm

Maybe RIT dyed?

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Postby Senate » Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:02 pm

Glad you like it! :)
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