What year did you buy your first Spyderco?

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Postby iyn » Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:56 pm

1995, delica combo edge.

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Postby DRKBC » Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:33 pm

2011 Caly3cf.

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Postby Mako109 » Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:12 pm

1982. C01 Worker and still have it.

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Postby smcfalls13 » Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:45 pm

2003, picked up a Harpy, been fighting the addiction ever since.
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Postby peacefuljeffrey » Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:53 pm

I believe that mine was around 1992 or 1993. It was a combo-edge Delica, and I think that at the time they were done with a 60/40 edge. I do still have that knife. It's not in great shape but it's functional. I remember being upset with some side-to-side blade play, so I took to it with a hammer and a punch, and hit that pivot rivet, and really made it pretty tight. I remember lusting after, but never buying, the green micarta Goddard and Goddard Jr.

The first time I ever saw a Spyderco knife was when my brother was in the Army around 1989 or so. He brought home a Delica (I think, but I'm not sure, that it was fully serrated) and showed it to our family, and I remember thinking, "That is the ugliest knife I've ever seen in my life." Nowadays, I think, "Wow, that thing is a work of art!" :p
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Postby throwback8 » Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:53 am

I purchased my first Spyderco, a plain edge Tenacious, in March of 2013. Suffice to say I now own a Sage 1, all black Para 2, and Southard. It's amazing how useful these quality knives are each and every day.
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Postby Barman » Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:04 am

Late 80's at a gun show. I can't remember the model and it's long gone now. It intrigued me by its looks alone, that's why I bought it. My requirements in a blade have developed since.

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Postby amue » Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:09 am

Bought my first Spydie, a Delica Wave, in 2010.
I was somewhat reluctant to buy a Spydie back then, because I got into modern folding knives with "cool-looking" spearpoint blades and flippers.

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Postby grewich » Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:41 am

2010. Manix 2. 28 spydies ago....smh.

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Postby phillipsted » Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:12 am

Mid 1980s - I bought a C01 Worker from Sal at a show. The next year I bought a SharpMaker from him at a show, too. Bought a Hunter and a Co-Pilot in the late 1980s. I caught the bug relatively early.

I bought my first Delica and Terzuola when they first came out in 1990. Then a full set of Goddards, a Terzuola Jr., Snap-It, and a Catcherman in the early 1990s.

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Postby Ranger908 » Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:14 am

Somewhere between 1978 - 1981, can't remember "Mariner". Carried it at work for the next 20 years. I'm afraid to send it off for repair because I'm so attached to it. Second one was 2010. I don't like change.
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Postby akaAK » Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:15 am

1995 or thereabouts. FRN Native. Still use it to this day.

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Postby kbuzbee » Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:05 am

'81-'82? Don't recall, exactly. It was a SS Hunter.

Bought at a B&M store in Louisiana, long befor Al Gore invented the Internet, where I do all my shopping these days.

I'd never heard of Spyderco but the knife just called to me. It saw a ton of use cutting buoy rope and cane pole ;) . I miss that knife.


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Postby r small » Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:09 am

!989. Executive model. I still have it.

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Postby The Deacon » Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:41 am

Bought a used aluminum Peter Herbst on BladeForums back in 2003. It taught me that right handed liner locks were not the best choice for a left handed user. However, I did hang on to it, probably because it convinced me that the Spyderhole opener was the simplest, most effective, opening device for a pocket knife.
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Postby N. Brian Huegel » Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:06 am

SharpMakers in 1980. C01P Worker with two screw clip in 1981. Tens of thousands of ClipIts since then. Spyderco dealer since 1980. ;)

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Postby wrdwrght » Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:14 am

Bought a Tenacious in 2011, then gifted it once the madness began.

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Postby Holland » Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:41 am

Delica in 2011

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Postby Pomelly » Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:09 am

Vesuvius 2006 (more or less...)

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