18 hr rule
filling vintage gaps
see: 1009P brass-liner CoPilot PE
Raise: Flat Iron Folder
black frn, fat molded clip
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
" Aug 21, 2001 #4
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 They were originally made as an exclusive for a catalog, but the catalog couldn't take them, so Ironstone sold them through their catalog and stores.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.
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 It was originally made as an exclusive model for another company and was dubbed the "Snake River Folder".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.
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.
comments much appreciated
thanks for looking,