Return of the Starmate!!!

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Return of the Starmate!!!

Postby kawr » Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:16 pm

Sal has confirmed that he is looking into the possibility of bringing back the Starmate. I know the original Starmate is my Spyderco grail and I would love to see this knife back into production. Now I know its not a done deal but I cant help being excited about this. Just another example of Sal listening to his customers even if it doesnt necessarily translate into profit for his company.

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Postby Visual Articulation » Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:21 pm

That is indeed exciting news.

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Postby jossta » Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:47 pm


This has to be the best news I've ever heard on this Forum (or any forum for that matter). Of course it comes, the EXACT day, that I got my own original Starmate in the mail.

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Postby gull wing » Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:52 pm

I could go with it, missed the first one.
I do have a C15 though. :p

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Postby Meshuggah » Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:55 pm

Oh yeaahhhhhh !
Could it be a framelock please ? If so, I'll take 2. If not, I'll take 2 anyways.
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Postby insaneinmate » Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:14 pm

Day bow bow. chic chica chica.
:spyder: Spydies: Orange Manix 2, Digicam Para 2, Foliage Green FRN Delica 4

:spyder: Want List: Starmate!

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Postby Evil D » Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:45 pm

Never handled one, but the constant good reviews has me intrigued.

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Postby yablanowitz » Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:58 pm

It took me a few years to track one down without paying nosebleed money, and I wouldn't mind having another. I just hope Bob T doesn't nix it again.
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Postby VashHash » Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:34 pm

I love the lines of this knife. I definitely want atleast two.

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Postby jossta » Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:39 pm

Yeah, the blade grind is soooooooo nice.

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Postby JLS » Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:40 pm

I had one years ago and it was nice. The handle was nice and the blade made it a real looker. Overall, I settled on the Military instead of it, largely due to the wider blade and better slicing of the flat grind.

I'd be interested in one again, so long as its not S30V. With the original being 440V, it ought to get a nice, upscale steel. G-10 is fine for the handles and as much as I like FFG's on a general basis, I'd say stick with the hollow grind like the originals. If we really want to distinguish it, give it either tan or gray G-10. That would be amazing.
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Postby SpydieZ » Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:47 pm

Ohhh my gaaa I think I almost choked when I read that!! Yeee-haw cross your fiingerd

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Postby rororo64 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:26 pm

I hope it'll follow through... I didn't get a chance to get the original and this is one BA looking knife. M390 would be nice :D

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Postby korbiaka » Tue Jun 21, 2011 5:43 am

Id love the have an affordable Starmate to beat up on. Be sweet if it cost a bit less than the g10 lum sprint.


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Postby dmon » Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:26 am

Never had original, they were long gone before I got bitten by :spyder:
But I would love to get one or two.

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Postby hickster » Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:58 am

Please keep the original blade grind and the medallion in the handle. XHP would be a nice steel. :)

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Postby mwmccormick » Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:11 am

I recently acquired an original myself. Can't bring myself to use it though.
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Postby jossta » Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:15 am

Lol, I was waiting for you to post that pick. Love that one.

I've been bringing mine with me, but I also have my Bradley, so that's the one that get's used.

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Return of Starmate...

Postby Chris_H » Thu Jun 23, 2011 3:12 pm

Aww yeah!!! :D
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Postby gunnut35 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 3:31 pm

The Starmate and the Chinook1 are my grails right now but Spyderco keeps hammering me with all the new releases. I cant resist buying the new ones so my slush funds, (spyderco money) cant recover long enough for me to save up for them.

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