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Postby The Deacon » Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:51 pm

Knife is a "factory custom" Spyderco Stretch featuring cocobolo scales behind stainless steel liners. It was given to me by Sal Glesser earlier this year. I chose it as my subject because the Stretch is my favorite Spyderco, because this one is beautiful, and because I feel honored to have received it. The photo was taken today, July 27th, in my garden, against a background of wood chips.
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Postby Bflo » Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:27 pm

The pic is of a 154CM Manix 2, which my lovely wife just purchased for me. I’ve wanted a spyderco for years, and now I am addicted! I took 5 different shots, and combined them to create this image. I have a higher resolution version of the picture.
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Postby Simona » Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:29 pm

I´m sending my pic and allow me please short explanation, as "dapagco" mentioned at the calendar thread start :

I chose :spyder: Shabaria from following reason: I think Shabaria is one from mostly mystical knives, what Spyderco & israeli knifemaker Edouard Bradichansky (as a Shabaria designer) produced.

BECAUSE it´s a very special knife, I made very special real background for the knife photo.
It´s a handmade wood tablet which is made from forest oak. Basic work I did with chainsaw and next work with zillion tons of different sandpapers. :) Uf!
Tablet is heavy, weight is 45kg.
And final color of the wood is blue stain, plus slight polishing.
Easy to recognize, tablet is a David star with a six angle glass inside, where is placed jewish dark red handmade skull cap.


Join me in please, here´s the pic:


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Postby 1623 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:05 pm

Upon reading of Blackie Collins passing, I decided to do a bit of research on him and found a short article from an Atlanta newspaper that brought a smile and also inspired me.

I find it remarkable that even at such a young age, Walter Collins knew exactly who he wanted to become; and did it. A true American dream within the heart and soul of a child.

Blackie Collins still remembers the words of his second grade teacher, Mrs. Fryer (he never knew she had a first name) when he told her what he wanted to be when he grew up.

The other kids in his class at Harlee Grammar School in Florence, S.C. had the usual dreams; fireman, nurse, doctor, etc. but little Walter Collins looked at the world differently. He still does.

“I want to make guns and knives” little Walter told his teacher.
Mrs. Fryer had made some sort of supportive, positive comment on each child’s wish...until then.

“She got a very stern look and said, "By the time you’re grown there won’t be anymore guns and knives” said Collins, who came of age somewhat that day. “I didn’t understand anything about teachers being liberal, but even then there was a hardcore resistence to outdoor stuff.”

No matter. Mrs. Fryer obviously didn’t make much of an impression because Blackie Collins designs have been sold in the millions in the last 25 years or so.


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Postby Cheddarnut » Thu Jul 28, 2011 2:31 am

Did u cut out the star with the shabaria!?!?
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Postby cosmo7809 » Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:26 pm


Called the "July 4th Endura" :D

Spyderco Endura4 with RIT Dyed Scales.
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Postby Gofannon » Thu Jul 28, 2011 2:52 pm

Yeah French Endura!! :D


How did you do that?
I think one scale come from a trainer, between the scales is from a white endura but where does the blue one?
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Postby captnvegtble » Thu Jul 28, 2011 6:24 pm

This photo is submitted on behalf of my wife and I. It's called "Chokwe stares down African Elphant." Chokwe is one of my favorite knives and the picture is meant to highlight the African heritage of the knife. Thanks!

*** Edit: This photo is sharp on my computer but shows up blurry here. Anybody know why? I've tried saving it in multiple formats.
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Postby bd51 » Thu Jul 28, 2011 6:59 pm

This is a photo of my BRG Stretch 2 in ZDP-189 in a fountain in my backyard. The blade is blocking some of the fountain hole, causing the water to shoot up into the air and around the blade. Thank you Spyderco for such a cool contest.


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Postby spliggs » Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:45 pm

Well, I've been going to take some new pictures of some ideas I had for this, but realized time was running out. Figured I'd dig through my current pictures and at least post one up in case I don't get to taking some new ones before time is up...

So, while not up to the same standard as many already shown here, here is mine (for now). A Delica4 plain edge and Salt I spyderedge hanging out together...
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Postby IG-88 » Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:23 am

Like a wildlife photographer would photograph a flock of birds, I unleached my swarm of Spidies. This provided a nice picture in which I wanted to included the different materials Spyderco used over the years. I included different handle materials and blade steel. Of course this means including some nice oldies. Enjoy!!


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C03PS Hunter
C08 Harpy
C71PTI Salsa Titanium
C49GP Tim Wegner Jr
C130CF Chicago
C11PTI Delica Titanium
C145GP Zulu
C10PBBK Endura 3

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Postby bartvdb » Sat Jul 30, 2011 5:23 am

just an idea for those who can take good pictures greeetzzzz :) famillie is the most important thing "defend it"
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Postby Pneumothorax » Sat Jul 30, 2011 12:04 pm

bartvdb wrote:just an idea for those who can take good pictures greeetzzzz :) famillie is the most important thing "defend it"
Reminds me of the story I grew up on "Sal Glesser and the Three Bears!" :D
2011: G10 Dragonfly ^ Breeden Rescue ^ Bug ^ Honeybee ^ Centofante 3 ^ Woodcraft Mule ^SFO Visit Buys = Frn Stretch & Native 4 CF!! ^ Salt 1 ^ Burgundy Calypso ZDP-189 ^ Walker Blue Almite ^ Native 5 ^ Squeak ^ Chaparral ^ Urban Olive Green ^ STREET BEAT!!...
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Postby kts » Sat Jul 30, 2011 12:32 pm

:rolleyes: Image

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Postby SUDS » Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:49 am

Here is my photo, It was taken in the Adirondacks at my hunting camp. In it is my Ukpk slipjoint that I made wooden handles for, You can't see the knife, only the silhouette but that is what makes it great. Thanks for the Contest

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Postby Knife » Sun Jul 31, 2011 12:28 pm

After using many knives, floated to the top of the Spyderco Tenacious. that is my EDC knife. With this picture I tried to present that. I called this photo "On the top".

I have this photo in full large format.


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Dragon Fly 2

Postby Trainman » Sun Jul 31, 2011 3:03 pm

This amazing picture was taken by my daughter. I love how it shows the craftmanship of the blade. The Dragon Fly II really is a great looking knife.
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Postby jackthedog » Sun Jul 31, 2011 3:06 pm

The Spyderco Delica is an amazing value for what you get. Compared to other knives, what seems like pocket change gets you a fantastic knife.


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Dragonfly by the lake

Postby Creepo » Sun Jul 31, 2011 3:16 pm

Found this little Dragonfly buzzing around the lake so I snapped a picture as it landed on some rushes. This specimen happened to be sporting an amazing beautifully etched tattoo on it's back that is truly like no other I've ever seen on a knif... I mean dragonfly. :cool:

C28T Dragonfly Tattoo
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Sage 1

Postby Momma J » Sun Jul 31, 2011 3:20 pm

The Sage 1 is by far my favorite knife I have owned and wanted to show it off. Didn't intend on having the water flow through the Spydie hole but when it happened I thought it was pretty cool.
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