Hooterville wrote:I'm confused. So what ever collector has a particular CC number would only receive one knife of that model with his number on it?
More precisely, a "new models only" member would receive only one CC#d specimen of a model, and it whichever variant was designated as the "base" version of that model, while an "all variants" member would receive one CC#d specimen of each variant Spyderco produced of that model. In the "all variants" case, assuming his Collectors Club number was 43 his base version would be numbered 043 while each other variant would be numbered 043V as in the photo below...
...where the black serrated version was designated as the base model, and all other versions were variants.
Hooterville wrote:Or could he order 5 carbon para 2's and they would all have his same CC number on them?
A "all variants" member can only get one specimen of each variant with their number. So if you mean 5 specimens of the same variant, then the answer would be no. A "new models only" member wouldn't receive any at all, because the base model Para 2 was the black G-10/S30V version.
On the other hand, if Spyderco produced five different CF Para 2's, (for example: CF/CPM-S30V, CF/CPM-S90V, Red CF/CPM-S30V, CF/CTS-20CP black blade, and CF/CTS-BD1) then an "all variants" member would get one of each.
Each edge type is a variant
Each distinct handle material is a variant
Each color of a given handle material is a variant
Each blade shape is a variant
Black blade is a variant if uncoated is available
Waved is a variant if non-waved is available
Blade grind can be, but is not always, a variant
When the FRN UKPK first came out, there was 1 base model and 18 variants.
Drop point and leaf blades, each in 3 colors, each of which in 3 edge types, plus the orange SE Rescue blade.