Spyderco Art Piece: Which is the best one for it?

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Spyderco Art Piece: Which is the best one for it?

Postby SpyderEdgeForever » Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:17 am

Say you wanted to produce a sculpture which catches the "peak classic" of what Spyderco Knives is all about, and were going to work it in a metal like stainless steel or bronze. Which of all the Spyderco folders or fixed blades (both) would you choose as "The representative knife" for Spyderco knives? Would you make a big Endura or Delica, a Native, or which is the best of the entire line to use as your model?

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Postby gbelleh » Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:31 am

I would go with the Delica 4. In fact, ever since I got the Super Blue Delica, I've been marveling at its design. It's proportionally pleasing to the eye, open or closed. The molded FRN handle is highly refined ergonomically, but the pattern is also aesthetically interesting to closely examine. To me, the Delica perfectly sums up what Spyderco represents. It's not too big or too small, and not aggressive looking. It might not be the fanciest, but to me it's a beautiful example of refined purposeful efficiency. IMO, it's a beautiful object to observe independent of purpose, but becomes even more beautiful when used.
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Postby Officer Gigglez » Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:26 am

I'd have to go with a Delica or Endura. Maybe a military. They seem to be the flagship models for spyderco.
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Postby bearfacedkiller » Sun Mar 30, 2014 11:52 am

The worker was the first model and NASA put one in the Voyager which is on its way to destinations unknown so I vote for that. It is the pocket knife that changed all pocket knives forever.

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Postby btron » Sun Mar 30, 2014 11:58 am

bearfacedkiller wrote:The worker was the first model and NASA put one in the Voyager which is on its way to destinations unknown so I vote for that. It is the pocket knife that changed all pocket knives forever.
Wow, really? I'd love a link to read to about that!

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Postby paladin » Sun Mar 30, 2014 11:59 am

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Postby Strong-Dog » Sun Mar 30, 2014 12:00 pm

I'd say Endura. Or Para 2
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Postby jabba359 » Sun Mar 30, 2014 12:07 pm

bearfacedkiller wrote:The worker was the first model and NASA put one in the Voyager which is on its way to destinations unknown so I vote for that. It is the pocket knife that changed all pocket knives forever.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but Voyager 2 was launched in August 1977 and Voyager 1 in September 1977, but the Worker model wasn't introduced until October 1981. So unless Sal has a time machine, I don't see how this would have been possible.
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Postby gbelleh » Sun Mar 30, 2014 12:09 pm

Oops. I think I started that rumor about Voyager with an elaborate post telling that story. But it was all fiction!
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Postby bearfacedkiller » Sun Mar 30, 2014 12:16 pm

No, it's not true. I am at work and multi tasking and was about to post again that I was just kidding but got distracted. lol. I loved that one. The thread was a bunch of ideas about why it says Earth on the Golden spydies and it has always stuck in my head. Early April fools!!!

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Postby bearfacedkiller » Sun Mar 30, 2014 12:18 pm

The golden record is the only thing on either voyager.

I was really trying to sell the worker. Lol!!!

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Postby Diamondback » Sun Mar 30, 2014 1:20 pm

Chokwe or Shabaria....IMO these are two of Spyderco's most "artful" pieces.
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Postby ChapmanPreferred » Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:03 pm

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Postby phillipsted » Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:36 am

...and it isn't even April Fools Day yet! :rolleyes:

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P.S. - I vote for the Delica, just because it has become so iconic. But what you really want to show off are the three core innovations that Sal introduced - the Spydie Hole, the pocket clip, and the Spyderedge.

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Postby Fresh Eddie Fresh » Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:26 am

We should start a Kickstarter fundraiser to raise enough money to launch a Spyderco Worker (the knife, not an employee) into space.

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Postby Mako109 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:47 am

The Worker (especially the upcoming G10 version). It is THE KNIFE that altered the design trajectory of the pocket knife industry. At time when the pocket knife world was saturated with blocky and heavy bolstered, bone or wood scaled, Buck 110 and 110 look a likes, out came the sleek, slender, ergonomically contoured Spyderco Clip-it (as the Worker was then frequently called) with a never before seen (at least at a production level) hole for one hand opening AND built-in pocket clip.

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Postby xceptnl » Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:16 pm

This is easy, Paul already owns a few of them. POLICE!

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This is a beautiful version as well

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Postby bearfacedkiller » Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:41 pm

phillipsted wrote:...and it isn't even April Fools Day yet! :rolleyes:

TedP

P.S. - I vote for the Delica, just because it has become so iconic. But what you really want to show off are the three core innovations that Sal introduced - the Spydie Hole, the pocket clip, and the Spyderedge.
I agree. While I still vote for the worker, I would say that including all three of those features would definitely be key.

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Postby twinboysdad » Mon Mar 31, 2014 3:54 pm

Civilian.

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Postby Evil D » Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:17 pm

Either the Police SS or Military. For me the idea of one model representing the entire lineup, is considering all the other models that aren't a Delica or Endura, because the design and "style" of Spyderco knives has gone quite far away from those designs and I don't think they truly represent the company and design as a whole anymore. That would be like saying the F150 represents Ford as a vehicle, when they make so many other models in vastly different designs. Now that I think more about it, I think the one knife that has the most new and old mixed into it, the most old styling meets new styling, is probably the Caly 3.5. Unlike the Delica, the Caly carries over a lot of tradition but has also changed a lot more from the original design.
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