I'll see your Spyderco and raise you another!

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Re: I'll see your Spyderco and raise you another!

Postby nicked.onaut » Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:25 pm

24h

Delica 4, Foliage Green FRN (Grivory ;-)
Damascus / D.P.S. 15 VG-10 PE

SKU C11PFGD4

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Re: I'll see your Spyderco and raise you another!

Postby nicked.onaut » Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:00 pm

24h

Police Gen 1
unmarked Gin-1/G-2
"Police Model"
C07 (orig. 1007) PE

Following the initial "Pride Integrity Guts" versions, these latter First Gen C07s were made from about 1986 to 1990.

Spydie factoid: the only Spyderco model to include "Model" in its name and engraving.
(unless my brain has completely turned to mush.... getting there...)

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Re: I'll see your Spyderco and raise you another!

Postby nicked.onaut » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:04 am

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Q Ball
Black G10
VG-10 PE Wharncliffe

SKU C219GP

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Re: I'll see your Spyderco and raise you another!

Postby nicked.onaut » Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:27 pm

24h

Even though I may not be in my right mind all the time (ambi? Sho am!), here's the new and much appreciated LH PM2.

raise: PM2 Left Hand
Black G10
S30V PE

SKU C81GPLE2

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As an aside, I think this is the smoothest Spydie hole I've ever seen from the factory, Golden or overseas.
Overall execution is superb.

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Re: I'll see your Spyderco and raise you another!

Postby nicked.onaut » Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:17 pm

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One of Sal's earlier knives, the 2001 (SKU, not year) Pre Diver

For those unfamiliar with the history, this knife originally had a snap shackle similar to that later found on the SnapIt knives. The shackle was made by another company, Wichard, and a design weakness allowed lateral shifting of the closing spring element and accidental knife detachment. Of course, if this occurred in or on the water, it revealed the negative buoyancy of 440C electropolished steel. The knife then served a dual purpose as a sounding probe/ depth finder, if the diver subsequently chose to bottom dive in search of the wayward Spyderco.

Professor Glesser revamped the knife by grinding/removing the snap shackle component from the production run. This is manifest in the area of the small notch seen at the clip between the single and paired screws.

Another factoid (correct me if I am wrong): this clip is the largest solid clip found on any Spyderco folder.

Side note: many of the earlier Spydercos are yet to be posted; don't expect many forumites to chime in with those, but it seems thread interest is absent even for new models. I was on sabbatical during thread heyday; I think I'll disengage from sprinkling in these oldies, and let the thread channel Gen. MacArthur.

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Re: I'll see your Spyderco and raise you another!

Postby Sharp Guy » Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:59 pm

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I'll try to edit with a better pic tomorrow.
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Re: I'll see your Spyderco and raise you another!

Postby nicked.onaut » Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:52 pm

Welcome to the game, SharpGuy!
Sharp Guy wrote:Image

I'll try to edit with a better pic tomorrow.

I'll see your C113GPGR, Caly 3 green G10 HAP40 PE
and raise 1009S (later C09S)
CoPilot from 1987 (1st yr)
SS, RH, integral lock, unmarked GIN-1/G-2 SE, brass liners, short clip

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Re: I'll see your Spyderco and raise you another!

Postby nicked.onaut » Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:14 pm

18 hr rule

just want to fill in some more of the missing early Spydies, for reference

raise 1009P (later C09P)
1987, first year
SS, brass liners, unmarked (GIN-1), RH, PE, integral lock, long clip

three from 1987, a good year:

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note the long clip, vs. the short clip of the 1009S; third version maybe later:
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Re: I'll see your Spyderco and raise you another!

Postby nicked.onaut » Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:32 am

18 hr rule
filling vintage gaps

see: 1009P brass-liner CoPilot PE

Raise: Flat Iron Folder
black frn, fat molded clip
ATS-55 PS
sku listed as CFIF, but see clarification quote from Joyce Laituri, below; CFIFPS
listed as 1997 production, but with its convoluted history, apparently production included 1996 (perhaps even late 1995)

also, see p. 2, Ironstone Catalog (1998)

I think this is the only Spyderco offering with "Folder" in the name, and abbreviated in the SKU

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" Aug 21, 2001 #4
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Hi Royo. We only made about 500 pieces. They were originally made as an exclusive for a catalog, but the catalog couldn't take them, so Ironstone sold them through their catalog and stores. Ironstone no longer exists.
sal
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(2005)

The "Flat Iron Folder" was the mating of a drop point blade with the original FRN "Rescue" handle. It was originally made as an exclusive model for another company and was dubbed the "Snake River Folder". The other company ran into some problems so the model was changed to the Flat Iron Folder and sold as an exclusive through Ironstone Mail order. When Ironstone Mail order shut down. the balance of the pieces were being closed out through the SFO store. I don't know current status as to whether or not we have any left.

sal
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Joyce Laituri wrote:
There were right around 1000 Flat Iron Folders made. The SKU (stock keeping unit) number was CFIFPS.

If I can get a pic I'll post it for y'all.

Joyce "
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comments much appreciated
thanks for looking,
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Re: I'll see your Spyderco and raise you another!

Postby Peter1960 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:39 am

Thanks nicked.onaut and congrats to an elusive Spydie!

Now you see why it is difficult to make explicit quotes in Spydiewiki ... :D
Peter - founding member of Spydiewiki.com

"Integrity is being good even if no one is watching"
Spyderco's company motto

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Re: I'll see your Spyderco and raise you another!

Postby nicked.onaut » Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:40 pm

Peter1960 wrote:Thanks nicked.onaut and congrats to an elusive Spydie!

Now you see why it is difficult to make explicit quotes in Spydiewiki ... :D
Hi Peter, thanks for the comments.
Not something recently acquired, but dug up out of the old stuff, trying to catalog (finally) some of my distributed accumulation. That CFIF was from a friend in Colorado, years ago/ pre-2K, who enjoyed the Habicht (Swarovski) binocs I had given him.

After discovering a theft/pilferage five or six years ago, which had been ongoing for awhile of knives and other stuff, I lost much interest beyond day-to-day use. Resumed getting new offerings a year or two ago, and also started sorting thru a lot of "old stuff" Spydies and such, including plenty of forgot-I-had-thats. Also some surprise variants not mentioned in The Wiki.

Of course some of the empty boxes have revealed surreptitious pilferage. I am past that, and so is the other person, finally; hooray for their growth an change.

Too bad this comprehensive and useful thread fell victim to another image-host vanishing....

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