What is my Native worth? Can you tell me about it?

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What is my Native worth? Can you tell me about it?

Postby MFitz » Fri May 24, 2013 1:07 am

Hey everyone!

I'm new to the forum, but a long time knife enthusiast. I've just recently gotten into collecting quality knives (past 2 yrs or so) because now I can actually afford to save up for some. Spyderco is definitely my favorite knife maker! Several years ago I purchased this custom engraved Spyderco Native:http://www.flickr.com/photos/95900527@N ... 588534385/ I really don't know too much about it. I'm curious as to what year this knife was made, what it could be worth, and any other information anyone is willing to share on it. I'd like to know if I should keep this in the collection, or sell/trade it for another knife I really want.

Thanks,

Mark

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Postby jabba359 » Fri May 24, 2013 1:46 am

Flickr is having issues at the moment, so I can't see the pictures to comment on. But I just wanted to welcome you to the forum and hope you enjoy your stay here! :)

Once Flickr is back up and running (they say they're aware of the issue), I'm sure someone will come along shortly and help provide the answer you're looking for. If not, I'll check back in the morning when I wake up and see if I can't help out.
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Postby MFitz » Fri May 24, 2013 1:52 am

Thanks a lot! I can't seem to find a way to put the images in the thread. The link is working fine for me... I don't know, but thanks!

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Postby wolfgaze » Fri May 24, 2013 3:23 am

Link works for me... Sorry I don't know anything about Spyderco knives to be able to comment. But thanks for sharing the photos.

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Postby BAL » Fri May 24, 2013 4:08 am

Nice looking knife. I am not one to ask about value, I have never sold a knife in my life and
don't really worry about what one is worth since I will always keep them. I would hate to
get rid of a special knife and then later wish you had it back. Looks like a keeper to me.

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Postby The Deacon » Fri May 24, 2013 5:41 am

The Native II was probably the least popular version of the Native and the part serrated AUS-10 Native II was the most common version of that model, having been produced from 1998 to 2007, so collector interest would be minimal. MSRP was roughly $100 in 2007, so street price new would have been in the $60-$70 range. I doubt the value of a NIB specimen will have increased beyond that, at least not by much. How much value engraving, or any other form of embellishment, adds to the value of a knife is harder to assess. As an example, the orientation of the goose on your Native seems wrong to me. On a knife, animals are usually portrayed "right side up" when the knife is open and held normally in the hand.
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Postby BAL » Fri May 24, 2013 7:04 am

Maybe that goose is simply flying North for the winter.

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Postby ominodipietra » Fri May 24, 2013 7:14 am

Welcome to the forum MFitz, I'm new here as well.
I can only see the thumbnails pictures at the moment, but I'm curious, could you please write here the sentence engraved on the clip?
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Postby jackknifeh » Fri May 24, 2013 7:16 am

The way I put pictures on the forum are these steps:

1. Copy pic from camera to pc.
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3. copy reduced sized picture to a picture album in my profile on the forum. Click on your user ID at the top of the page to access your albums and other things.
4. Open the picture and copy the bottom of the two URLs.
5. Switch to the thread window you are replying to and paste the link there.

This felt like a pain when I first started but now I do it quickly. I just got used to the steps. :D This may not be the easiest way or the best way either but it works. If you want to try this and have questions please ask. My "steps" may not be clear.

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Postby The Deacon » Fri May 24, 2013 8:23 am

ominodipietra wrote:Welcome to the forum MFitz, I'm new here as well.
I can only see the thumbnails pictures at the moment, but I'm curious, could you please write here the sentence engraved on the clip?
It's not really a sentence, just a US patent number and a couple "patent pending" declarations. But it does put the knife (or at least the clip) in the earlier half of the production run, as the info changed, then disappeared, over the years.
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Postby ominodipietra » Fri May 24, 2013 8:40 am

The Deacon wrote:It's not really a sentence, just a US patent number and a couple "patent pending" declarations. But it does put the knife (or at least the clip) in the earlier half of the production run, as the info changed, then disappeared, over the years.
You are right, I can also see the full size pictures now.
Thank you :)
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Postby xceptnl » Fri May 24, 2013 9:23 am

Let me see if I can help you out Mark.

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Postby alerin » Fri May 24, 2013 1:20 pm

Nice to see a fellow Vermonter!

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Postby Holland » Fri May 24, 2013 2:31 pm

welcome to the forums! hard to put a value on custom work. The best way tell is to put it on an auction site
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Postby endgame » Fri May 24, 2013 3:24 pm

We all think they are worth allot but the proof is in the final price.you can get some people who cant live without it and some who can. Its all in you're hype package.make themwant it!

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Postby Freman » Fri May 24, 2013 4:16 pm

I think the issue is not so much as "what is it worth?" but "what is it worth to you?"

If it is worth less to you than another knife then sell it. If not, keep it.

As for what to sell it for, a new Native with S30V and FRN is about $70-80 on eBay. I wouldn't expect any more than that, and probably less (although, that said, some bidders are weird). To be honest, if it were me I'd keep it. The knife itself might not be particularly collectable (and I don't like serrations), but the engraving makes it unique.

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Postby GoodEyeSniper » Fri May 24, 2013 4:40 pm

I'd say about tree fiddy

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Postby JudasD » Fri May 24, 2013 5:16 pm

GoodEyeSniper wrote:I'd say about tree fiddy
LMFAO!!!! gotta love chef's dad.

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Postby MFitz » Sat May 25, 2013 2:17 pm

Hahahaha... I like that response :)
BAL wrote:Maybe that goose is simply flying North for the winter.

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Postby MFitz » Sat May 25, 2013 2:19 pm

jackknifeh wrote:The way I put pictures on the forum are these steps:
Thank you!


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