What was your first Spyderco

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Postby hawkeye180 » Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:20 pm

Endura 4 sabre grind

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Postby KnOeFz » Sat Nov 09, 2013 2:53 am

The Tenacious was my gateway Spyderco....
Still carry it often.
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Postby ChapmanPreferred » Sat Nov 09, 2013 2:15 pm

Sharpmaker in January of 1996. I had been gifted a Firefly (Moki I think) with combo edge for Christmas in December of 1995and needed a way to sharpen it.
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Postby eric m. » Sat Nov 09, 2013 2:55 pm

My first was a Manix2 g10, which was quickly followed by the native5 g10. Addiction set in and now Im broke!!!

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Postby USNGMG2 » Sat Mar 08, 2014 11:20 am

A stainless police, which was a gift from a good ol' buddy in 1998. I still have it and use it for wood carving.

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Postby tvenuto » Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:43 pm

Delica 4 after a Cold Steel Voyager just didn't feel quite right.

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Postby wrdwrght » Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:49 pm

My entry drug was a Tenacious. Paid it forward to spread the addiction.

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Postby hmr170 » Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:57 pm

A 1st generation Endura with the full serrated blade. I lost it over the side of a ship sometime around 1994. I didn't buy my next one until 2012.

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Postby aquaman67 » Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:23 pm

M80 wrote:Black Endura 4 FFG
Mine is gray.

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Postby Revival » Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:36 pm

USNGMG2 wrote:A stainless police, which was a gift from a good ol' buddy in 1998. I still have it and use it for wood carving.
My friend also gave me my first Spyderco which was a SS police in like 2002-03.

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Postby Reject » Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:57 pm

The first; didn’t get another Spyderco for about 16 years.

After all; :rolleyes: who would need more a than one Spyderco knife.


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Postby zxgeoff » Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:25 pm

Brand new spyderco fanatic here
Got into spydies due to a black and red square frag pattern clipit endura I received in a trade
within 3 weeks Ive bought a Lava Blu, Delica Dam/Ti, Yojimbo2,Dodo, and a Native 5 forum2013
man these little buggers are addictive

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Postby xceptnl » Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:46 pm

Reject wrote:After all; :rolleyes: who would need more a than one Spyderco knife.
Ha, that is the best one I have heard in weeks, especially coming from you.
sal wrote: .... even today, we design a knife from the edge out!

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Postby remnar » Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:36 pm

My first was the Blanchard Lone Wolf Pro-Venator bought for me by my fiancé. When I told her that I wouldn't carry it because it was too nice, she got me the Stainless/Kraton model. I also got a Snap-it about the same time, and carried it and the SS Pro-Venator for many years. More recently, it was the Sage 1 that rekindled my interest and addiction to Spydies.


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Postby sharpguitarist » Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:37 pm

Hey guys,
My first was gifted to me from my buddy back in the '90's.
It's been through hell, and was my edc for about eight years.
It still locks up solid and has no play.
Fifty+ Spydercos later, and I still throw it in my pocket every now and then.
Everyone's entitled to their own opinion, even if it is wrong.:rolleyes:

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Postby opusxpn » Sun Mar 09, 2014 12:20 am

Endura4 saber grind plain edge black FRN, 28 $spydercos later still loving the brand. And have a list for must get for 2014
Keep'em sharp :spyder: 9 Enduras, 4 Manix, Manix XL DLC, 3 Delicas, 5 Ladybug, 2 Manbug, 4 Dragonfly, Pingo, Cat, 3 Salt1, Pacific salt, Tasman, 3 stretch, 2 Tenacious, Resiliance, Robyn2 G10, 2byrd hawkbill, 4Para2, 2Military, native5 frn, Bradley folder, SpyDK, Kiwi, MT19, salt saver, Street bowie, Roadie,Squeak, 5 UKPK, k05 SE, k04 SE & PE

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Postby Icky Thump » Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:23 am

Hey. New to the forum. Have had the addiction for a little over 3yrs. Most of which Ive spent chasing Butterfly's. Recently fell in love w/ Spyders as well. Had lived in CO for many years,...feel kind of native, as it were. My first was a Manix 2 XL, beautiful beast. Ended up gifting. Wanted a Native 5 for years...Finally acquired one in a 2014 Forum Knife. Outstanding. Regrettably traded. My third is a Tuff I have yet to see. Waiting for me to return from a mini vacation, very much looking forward. I have some concerns on potential lock fail...heard there have been initial probs w/ lock geometry...Will be picking brains later.

Looking forward to the forum and have a long wish list of Spyders. Watched many an interview w/ Sal and Eric...Really like what they stand for and how their doing it.

Here are some really bad pics anyway



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Postby bh49 » Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:45 pm


My first Spyderco was Sharpmaker in 2005. Still goes strong. Just yesterday touched-up Forum Native5. Medium rods were replaced couple years ago.
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My top choices Natives5, Calys, C83 Persian

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Postby dman62 » Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:09 pm

A Millie about 14 years ago. Still have it. It's taken apart a couple of elk and deer since then as well as more mundane tasks and is still ready for more.

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Postby TomAiello » Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:53 pm

My first two Spydies were identical Snap Its bought at REI when I was in college around 1990 or 1991.

I took a 20 year break after that, and when I lost my cheap CRKT knife I bought a cheap Spyderco Tenacious to replace it. And now a year later I've got waaaay to many Spydies...

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