What was your first Spyderco

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Postby RanCoWeAla » Sun Mar 09, 2014 3:02 pm

My first one was a Native Lightweight followed by a Delica all stainless both plain edge

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Postby coonan » Sun Mar 09, 2014 3:10 pm

My first a ser. 440 v millitary

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Postby jeru » Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:29 pm

A C36GPE S30V Spyderco Military. This was also my first one-hand opening folder and only my second knife (after a Victorinox Waiter) that I bought as an adult. It started my knife sickness. Unfortunately though no other knife bought after that could ever please me as much as a Millie, nor kick it out of my right back pocket. Sold most of my folders because of that.

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Postby salmonkiller » Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:00 pm

Delica 3

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Postby KardinalSyn » Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:24 am

A Centofante 3
:spyder: Centofante3 (C66PBK3), ParaMilitary2 (C81GPCMO), Endura4 (C10P), GrassHopper (C138P), Military (C36GPCMO), Perrin PPT (C135GP), Squeak (C154PBK), Dragonfly 2 Salt (C28PYL2), Military M390 CF (C36CFM390P), R (C67GF), ParaMilitary2 CTS-XHP (C81GPOR2), Tuff (C151GTIP), Ladybug & Perrin Street Bowie (FB04PBB)being the newest.

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Postby Sully » Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:03 pm

Delica4. When I decided to send it in for sharpening.....well, my entire verbose story is in my "Thanks to YOU:....." post. This thread is fun reading/viewing, especially for someone just really starting out.
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Thank you, Mr. Sal Glesser ... and Mrs. Gail Glesser![/b][/color]

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Postby Dukat » Mon Mar 10, 2014 3:27 pm

Received my first Spyderco last week. Paramilitary 2, black/black!

The pivot is starting to break in nicely.
Spent 4 days sharpening and polishing. I planned to do a 32 degree inclusive edge but accidentally did 38. Glad I made the mistake. It's razor sharp at 38 and likely quite a bit more durable than had I done 30 or 32.

Liking the para 2 more every time I pick it up.

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Postby Cameron » Mon Mar 10, 2014 3:59 pm

My first was one of their knives that had a Spyder's web cut into the blade I have no recollection of how I got it or where it went...

Then I got:
Endura stainless
Yojimbo blue
Ronin (present for father-in-law)
Dodo blue (for wife)
Yojimbo black (present for brother)
Native lightweight (present for employee)
Manix 2
Yojimbo 2 (present for brother)
Manix 2 XL (present for brother)
Manix 2 XL DLC
Native lightweight pink (for wife)
Yojimbo 2

In the next two days I have arriving:
Manix 2 XHP Sprint
Manix 2 DLC FFG
Manix 2 lightweight blue
Para-military 2
Temperance 2

So I more than doubled my Spyders in two weeks....
Bradley Folder 2 CPM M4
Military ​​​CTS XHP​ - CPM​ ​Cru​-​wear​
Para Military 2CTS​ XHP - CTS 204P
Manix 2 CTS XHP - CPM​ ​Cru​-​wear​ - CPM​ M4

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Postby jabba359 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:44 pm

My first was the Q. Bought it in 1997. It "disappeared" one day in '99 but I finally reacquired one a few years back.


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Postby grg » Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:51 pm

Black G 10 rookie with ats 55 steel.

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Postby BadFish » Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:57 pm

My first spyderco ever was a yellow h1 ladybug that I lost withina month :/. After that I purchased a tenacious and the USn Catcherman. I still own the Catcherman.

~~~~ USn Catcherman ~~~~ Tasman Se ~~~~ Centofante 3 ~~~~ UKPK blue SE ~~~~ Goddard OD Sprint Pe ~~~~ Ambitious Pe blue~~~~ Zdp Ladybug ~~~~ Manix 2 lwt Pe ~~~~ Delica orange Pe ~~~~ Swick 3 fb ~~~~ Native brown xhp ~~~~ Persian 2 ~~~~ Tenacious green ps ~~~~ Drangonfly Sb ~~~~

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Postby JBE » Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:00 am

My first was a SE Delica with an integral clip and an AUS-8 blade that I bought around '95-'96.

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Postby tlo14290 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:54 am

Manix 2 XL last December, liked it so much I got the new FFG Manix 2 a few weeks later, then a purple Ladybug for my wife and a G10 Dragonfly for me, then a Centofante 3 and one of the new Spyderedge kitchen knives, then a purple Delica for her and a pm2 for me. Just ordered a super blue Delica.

My, it's only March! Have I been bitten by the Spyder Bug? (There was a Robin 2 in there somewhere).

Oh, yeah. Got a sharpmaker pretty quick, too. Also the diamond and uf rods. Got used to it real quick, and now have razor sharp knives everywhere.

Sure do like that PM2... :)

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Postby The Mastiff » Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:08 am

1992 Endura lightweight serrated than PE. Still have the SE one and it's bearing surfaces are broken in like smooth glass.The FRN clip is loose but still there. The knife has many more years of life. Next was a Black bladed Delica about a year later.
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Postby Ookami » Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:32 am

A full flat-ground G-10 Police in plain edge.

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Postby polyhexamethyl » Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:55 am

a manix2 in 2008
aogami super blue dragonfly!

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Postby demoncase » Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:08 am

A good 12 years ago my first Spydie was actually 2 Delicas with the steel clip bought from a close-out deal from Sportsman's Gun Centre. They were £15 each, so I bought a part serrated and a PE VG10/FRN, in case the serrations sucked.

How wrong I was. Still both in the collection, and that part serrated Delica has been to hell and back a pile of times. Still locks up solid too.

After that, things kind of got away from me....
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Postby FinalFrontier » Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:30 pm

Recently, Delica4. Knife has been my EDC ever since. Just ordered a Manix2 black blade as well.

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Postby Skywarp » Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:40 am

I had a Buck lockback fishing knife from about 1996 to when I lost it aroung 2008.
When I needed a replacement, I got a Leafstorm then shortly afterwards, an Urban Leaf. I then got bitten and within a year, had a small collection of Spydie sprints. Now I'm down to just 5 but I keep looking for the next one! :)
Urban Leaf, Superblue Delica 4, Leafstorm, Brown XHP Native, Brown Para 2

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