What was your first spyderco

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Postby DiKa » Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:07 pm

PE SS Police. Can't remember the steel on it, but the year was 2000.

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Postby wsdavies » Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:13 pm

Tenacious...that was about 30 some Spydies ago.
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Postby Stugots-II » Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:13 pm

Mine was the Delica 1 with the original skinny fixed clip incorporated into the handle. It had G-2 steel and I still have it although the condition has seen better days.

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Postby Random Chance » Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:14 pm

Tenacious. Price was low enough to overcome my trepidation about the "weird" look. That was about 40 Spyderco knives ago. :spyder:

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Postby SpyderNut » Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:19 pm

A black FRN Ladybug. :)

(It all went down hill from there :D ).
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Postby Waffle » Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:24 pm

C56PS Tim Zowada Micarta

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Postby TheWildernessKidd » Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:29 pm

golddot370 wrote:My first spyderco was a ladybug I was between the ages of 9 &11, my mom bought it for me at the Los Angeles County fair I was the happiest boy in the world. I'm 34 now and have 4 kids and every year when the county fair comes around we are there. Great memories

Dude that's awesome.Im Just turned 12. But when i was 9 all i had was a small dull Schrade lockback.Lucky you lol.

Bet you bring that ladybug every to go that Fair :)

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Postby maa14 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:44 pm

my first was a ffg zdp-189 delica 4. just a month or 2 ago

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Postby NYRich » Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:35 am

Mine was a Tenacious, which I think is one of the more common choices for a first Spydie.

It's till hard to believe the high quality that's available from Sypderco for $30. It's not the greatest steel, but sharpens easily and locks up as solidly as the day it arrived.

I've since added a Native and a Military and I have my eye on a few others.

So many choices...so little money.

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Postby ReGZ_93 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:58 am

First was Calypso Junior Micarta, great knife. I gifted it to a friend and was since able to get a replacement. I've had many after that one, but that one started it all.

That Calypso is still the benchmark I judge my other knives against.

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Postby bartvdb » Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:24 am

salt 1

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Postby Enkidude » Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:35 am

Don't mess with the Spyder because you think you're fly.
Transcend the illusion.

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Postby darkstar29 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:43 am

This one
Got it in '05? '06? I forget.. But it's with me everyday. I Love that little monster. :D
I walk away slow tonight,
and cut through the air
with a curse, like a knife.

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Postby Quick Draw » Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:22 pm

Delica 1 with the Aus8 steel way back maybe 20 years ago. Only got back into knives about 3 years ago. Lots of catching up to do.
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Current Spydie Count 21

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Postby Tank » Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:57 pm

First one was a C05S SS Economy/Standard. Bought it in 1990.

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Postby xceptnl » Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:59 pm

Black PE Native
sal wrote: .... even today, we design a knife from the edge out!

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Postby Mako109 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:59 pm

A C01 Worker purchased in early 1982.

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My first Spyderco knife?

Postby Papa_K » Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:12 pm

I just ordered a Sage1 (through Amazon).

I narrowed it down to the Native, Cary3, and the Sage1. I may end up with all 3 eventually, in one form or another, but the price on the Sage, with S30V steel and carbon fiber handles, was too good to pass up.

The knives I just mentioned all seem to be in the 3-inch blade category. I'll also look at other sizes in the near future: Para-Military2, Military, and maybe something smaller too - sub-3-inch... the Chaparral maybe?

I've lived in Alaska for the last 20 years. To me, a folding clip knife won't replace a fixed blade or big folding sheath knife. If I don't get side-tracked, I guess I'm looking for one or more knives in the city/office/civilian EDC category, suitable for in-pocket carry without using the clip.

I'm a new Spyderco fan. How'd I end up here? The Sharpmaker. :)

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Postby bitbyte » Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:44 pm

A copilot I bought in the late 80s. Serrated edge. Fine piece of workmanship. Sadly it got damaged doing the spydie flick. Slipped from my hand and landed on the handle corner near the pivot. It's been really tight since then even though nothing obvious is damaged. Just enough to tweak it.

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Postby jeffc » Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:08 pm

OldSarSwmr wrote:This one about twenty years ago :D
Mine as well. Except it was yellow. I watched the movie cliffhanger and had one about a week after I saw the movie. I was in scouts at the time and that knife got alot of use. My brother is in posetion of it now. Think im gonna call him up and have him ship it my way. Love to put it to use again.

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