What was your first Spyderco

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Postby klug932000 » Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:50 am

My first was a manix 2

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Postby mainaman » Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:53 am

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Postby Mr Blonde » Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:24 am

A full SE Police with stainless steel handle
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Postby Syncharmony » Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:58 am

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Postby VeloWeave » Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:15 am

Mine was a Delica4 FFG in blue. I had recently gotten my ccw permit and was doing some research for my first carry gun and ran into Nutnfancy's channel. So 4 handguns, a shotgun, 3 flashlights, and about a dozen knives later I guess I have him to blame. Right now Anthony over at EverydayCommentary has gotten me addicted to high value gear, and I have another flashlight on the way from MBI and a set of Kevin Wilkins scales in the works. I'm working on my friend who would like to buy his first decent knife, he ended up not getting one for his birthday so it looks like I may have to gift him a Delica or a Dragonfly to get him started.

Welcome to the forum and thanks for the thoughtful post. This was a great idea, kinda fun reading everyones story.
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Postby VeloWeave » Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:18 am

*duplicate Post*, sorry.
Most Carried: Sebenza Insingo small, Chaparral, Modded Southard Flipper, Delica 4, Ritter Mini-Grip, Techno, Injection 3.0
Wishlist 2014: Sage 2, Mnandi, Krein Alpha,
Other's I own or have sold: Vallotton, Anso Zulu, Blur CF, Scallion, Leaf Storm, Sage 2, Caly 3 CF
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Postby sinkerslider » Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:27 am

xceptnl wrote:This was my first.
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Haha, my first as well, albeit with the satin blade. The Native was followed shortly thereafter by the satin/black PM2. It's been all downhill since. :D

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Postby xceptnl » Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:08 am

Knivesinedc wrote:Still Jealous :D
My first was the native4 c41bbk or black blade SE. still carry it every day. I hacked through a piece of hard as rock wood yesterday and was still razor after. Really not a good idea but I wanted to see if It could do it. I will try to put up some pics of the wood and knife later. So far I have only infected 2 people with the spyder bug.
Still happy it was my first :D
sinkerslider wrote:Haha, my first as well, albeit with the satin blade. The Native was followed shortly thereafter by the satin/black PM2. It's been all downhill since. :D
IMO the Native is one of the best entry level Spydies still being made. Linerless, 50/50 choil, sharp jimping, minimal pocket profile, what's not to love. It will forever be one of my favorites.
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Postby 3rdGenRigger » Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:11 am

My first Spyderco was exactly like this, but it got lost in a field one day at work. Bought an exact replacement. This knife has fallen 275 feet onto gravel (Closed), and it's absolutely fine.

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Postby swissknife » Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:33 am

C01 worker - probably some 25yrs ago - my grandmother bought it for me like a couple other knives; like many others, unfortunately, i've lost it.. :(

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Postby hiredgun » Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:06 pm

Ahh, my first love...

The year was 1996 and all the talk in the knife community such as it was back then was about this company called Spyderco. This company had cool knives with a hole in the blade for one hand opening and a molded clips for pocket carry. I got a serrated Delica I FRN model with integral (FRN) clip. That was shortly followed by the Walker C37 with the FRN molded clip as well. As much as I loved those knives, I knew Spyderco could do better than a molded clip, because once that clip started bending out away from the scale, it didn't stay in my pocket very securely thereafter.
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Fast forward to now and the selection with incredible engineering/design is just a knife enthusiast's dream to choose from!!!
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Postby setldown » Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:18 pm

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Postby Unbrokenchain33 » Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:49 pm

PM2 CTS-XHP Orange, gave me the bug real bad

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Postby VWTattoo » Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:23 pm

My first Spyderco was a SS Endura SE in AUS-6 steel, bought at the local, now long closed, Army/ Navy store back in 1996. What a heck of a first Spyderco, let me tell ya! So much heft and cutting power in that knife, it was a revelation to me as far as what a pocketknife could be. Of course, I still have it and it still cuts ridiculously well. I followed it up with a SE SS Dragonfly in ATS-55, for the occasions where a massive knife was a little over the top!

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Postby The Deacon » Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:08 am

My first, a little over ten years ago, was an aluminum Peter Herbst. I still have it although, except for the Spyderhole opener, it turned out to be totally wrong for me. The first two that totally impressed me were the Kiwi and the Calypso Jr.
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Postby steelrat » Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:31 am

My first, abt. 1995, was a Gin-1 Police C07SS...

I recently sold it, because I've never ever used it.
But in this case it's a good thing: I bought it for emergency rope cutting in the mountains and on the sailing boat...

I'd been a bit disappointed by this knife because I could barely open it one-handed with my thumb, very stiff...

But that did not stop me from buying more Spydies :)

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I've gone CF only: C94CFP UKPK (many thanks to Donut), C113CFPE Caly 3 ZDP189, C144CFPE Caly 3.5 ZDP189, C41CFP Native 4, C123CFP Sage 1, C134CFP Gayle Bradley, C152CFP Chaparral 1, C131CFP Bob Terzuola, C116CFP Superhawk, C101CF90VP2 Manix 2 S90V :)

exceptions: C113GPGY Caly 3 SB, C144GPGY Caly 3.5 SB, C10FPGY Endura SB, C11FPGY Delica SB, 2 x C36GPGY Military Cru-Wear, C154PPN Squeak Pink, MGREP Manbug ZDP189, C12PBN Matriarch brown, C94PBK UKPK

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Postby kaukol » Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:18 am

Poliwog SS.

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Postby vaisforlovers » Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:34 am

My first was a Centofante 3. I had been purchasing a few other brands here and there and wanted to see what the Spyderco thing was all about. Man, was that a mistake. What went from a periodic knife purchase turned into a diagnosed addiction. I still have it, but it doesn't see loads of pocket time anymore. This thread has reminded me to get it out. Thanks.
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Postby demoncase » Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:38 am

A much loved Delica 2- perfect little pocket knife. Made me fall in love with the whole concept.... 10 years later and *ahem* £, I've still got it and another 50 or so others to keep it company ;)
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Postby bluesmandan » Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:08 pm

I am a brand new Spyderco owner. My first Spyderco: my newly obtained Mule Team 17 in K390. The K390 is a super aggressive cutter!

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I've got some Cocobolo blanks on the way, and I"m planning to make some scales for it. Can't get the folks from Halpern Titanium to return my email inquiry for some G10 scales. Oh well. I think the cocobolo will look nice...
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