Spyderco 2015 Calendar Contest!

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Postby NinjaRyder0920 » Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:23 am

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"Everyone has a hobby"

I chose this image as it includes my two favorite hobbies! I started out with motorcycles about 5 years ago and discovered the wonderful world of knives and knife collecting a few years after that, both of which include a terrific circle of people who share the same passions. The models in the image are the recently discontinued Zulu and Superleaf. I also wanted to be sure to include a collaborative piece by spyderco and another knife maker since the collaborations are some of my all time favorite models and they exemplify the great things that can be achieved when creative minds come together.

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Postby psmith27 » Sat Jun 14, 2014 12:23 pm

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Light weight Manix bd1
"OrgManix"

Colorado is one of the most naturally beautiful places in the world. I wanted to show the union between two Colorado things i love. The manix with wildflowers in my submission is the perfect example. It is only with use and razor sharpening that I've come to know that knife for all its awesome simplicity and usability and it is only through hiking close to the sun that I get to be impressed by flowers.

Good luck to everyone again this year! The manix I featured is a prize knife from a prior calendar contest which I thought might have some karmic power!
Cheers,
Patrick

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Postby MarcusH » Sun Jun 15, 2014 5:31 am

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C59BMP Shabaria and C56BMP Tim Zowada

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I'm a big fan of the Moki-made Spydercos with micarta handles from the "Golden Age of Spydies".
The first run Shabaria and the second variant of the Zowada are two of my favorite models from that era.
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An apple a day keeps the doctor away. :)
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Postby noseoil » Sun Jun 15, 2014 7:21 am

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At work and doing a truss inspection for termite damage to an existing home. Our engineer asked about the condition of the wood in the bottom chord. Here's the picture I sent of the Yojimbo 2 I had in my pocket that day. We did repair & the Yojimbo was fine, even after a couple of probes into the wood, not a mark on the blade.

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Postby Rutgrr » Sun Jun 22, 2014 5:21 pm

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Techno

This is my favorite Spyderco, the Techno. It's a little big tank. As strong as an Oak. The Techno dwells with its own kind, with an acorn for a companion.
My :spyder:s

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Postby Laethageal » Sun Jun 29, 2014 11:56 am

psmith27 wrote:Image
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Light weight Manix bd1

Colorado is one of the most naturally beautiful places in the world and in my own personal journey through high level personal cutlery I've come to realize that Spyderco makes the finest user level lifetime knives. There are others to fill your safe with but Spyderco always comes back to my pocket. I wanted to show the union between two Colorado things i love. The manix with wildflowers in my submission is the perfect example. It is only with use and razor sharpening that I've come to know that knife for all its awesome simplicity and usability and it is only through hiking close to the sun that I get to be impressed by flowers.

Good luck to everyone again this year! The manix I featured is a prize knife from a prior calendar contest which I thought might have some karmic power!
Cheers,
Patrick
Wow that is one gorgeous picture patrick. I wish you good luck for the first prize, I think you deserve it. The picture I'm gonna post isn't anywhere close to the beauty of your!
If it's not polished, call it a saw, not an edge!

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Postby Surfingringo » Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:24 pm

Still trying different ideas, but here's my submission for now. This is a tasman salt laying on some anchor rope from my kayak. The teeth are from some big Cubera Snapper that we boiled down for some fish head soup. :)

The title.... "All God's critters have knives." ;)

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Knife: Tasman Salt
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Postby dtoad » Mon Jun 30, 2014 5:00 pm

Here is my entry for this years contest. My main collection is all of your discontinued Auto’s as well as anything in H1. I’m also a huge fan of the hawk style blades primarily your discontinued Spyderhawk.

I have posted this entry because the Mule Team Project is what brought me to your site. I’m am a loyal customer due to your continued belief that reliable high performance requires on going commitment to your customers and testing.

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Entry: Spyderco MT 18

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Fish on!

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Postby Laethageal » Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:06 pm

My entry for the contest:

A small and close to weightless knife, the Super Blue Ladybug, can be used for most daily task requiring light to medium cutting. The perfect keychain knife. Here shown lying on some wild flowers growing freely around, a few of which I harvested with the ladybug as a small surprise for my wife today.

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Knife pictured: Ladybug Super Blue
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Ladybugs seem to breed .....

Postby PSquared » Sat Jul 05, 2014 3:39 am

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Ladybugs and a Jester

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I had never really carried knives as small as a Ladybug but decided to buy one on a whim. My late father saw it and decided that this would be the knife that he could carry on a daily basis. After 50 odd years of not carrying a knife daily, there was a serrated black 'bug on his keyring until he passed away. I'd also taken to keeping a Ladybug on my keys and currently keep my dad's old 'bug on my office keys and rotate between the others that seem to have multiplied magically on my house keys.

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Postby DutchBlades » Sun Jul 06, 2014 9:26 am

I have everything set up :D
Camera, location, setting, knife, additional elements, etc.
All I need now is some nice sunlight...
We've been having incredibly good weather for the past weeks.
But now that I'm ready to make the pictures, it's grey... day after day :(

Ah well, patience will pay off :)
:spyder: A tiger has claws,
A wolf has teeth,
An eagle has talons.
We, have Spyderco. :spyder:

Grails: Abalone Mini Mariner, Ti ATR, WTC, Ti Lum Tanto

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Postby DutchBlades » Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:47 am

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Spyderco Endura Damascus/Jigged Bone Sprint ~ C10JBB


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The Endura, an already beautiful iconic Spyderco was transformed into the stunning Damascus sprint run version.
Just by looking at the knife people get amazed by the fact that this solid workhorse can be such an elegant piece of art at the same time.

Just like the Black Widow spider, it’s a magnificent sight but still packs a brutal punch.
The beauty of the Suminagashi Damascus steel and the anodized titanium bolsters makes it stand out,
but because of the bone handles it looks right at home here in the woods.
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Good to luck to everyone, there are already some amazing pictures and I want to see more of them! :spyder:
:spyder: A tiger has claws,
A wolf has teeth,
An eagle has talons.
We, have Spyderco. :spyder:

Grails: Abalone Mini Mariner, Ti ATR, WTC, Ti Lum Tanto

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Postby xceptnl » Mon Jul 07, 2014 9:25 am

DB, your Endura pic is amazing. Well done sir. Question is, how did you train that widow to pose for the shot? :rolleyes: ;) :D
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sal wrote: .... even today, we design a knife from the edge out!
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Postby DutchBlades » Mon Jul 07, 2014 10:00 am

xceptnl wrote:DB, your Endura pic is amazing. Well done sir. Question is, how did you train that widow to pose for the shot? :rolleyes: ;) :D
Thank you so much for the kind words! :D
And the widow has been trained for quite a long time...
I was wondering what would be an original idea for the picture that would still fit Spyderco.
After allot of ideas, the idea of using an actual spider in the woods came to me.
Looking around and about for actual spiders that I could use had no succes...
So I spent the better part of the past week and a half hunting down fake spiders, looking in stores, internet, looking through old toys,
asking family and friends if they had a realistic fake spider, etc. etc.
Turns out that most people don't have real looking spiders or fully understand the need of one in the first place :p

So I spent a long time trying to make my own spider but they didn't turn out good enough.
The spider used in the picture is my final masterpiece.
Everything is handmade and painted for this contest entry and I'm glad that it turned out great.
It now resides in my knife display (climbing on a Spyderco ofcourse :D ).
Worth all the time and effort in the end :)
:spyder: A tiger has claws,
A wolf has teeth,
An eagle has talons.
We, have Spyderco. :spyder:

Grails: Abalone Mini Mariner, Ti ATR, WTC, Ti Lum Tanto

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Postby DerRock » Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:38 am

DutchBlades, very nice photo. Pictures on nature is always very attractive.

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Postby DutchBlades » Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:52 am

DerRock wrote:DutchBlades, very nice photo. Pictures on nature is always very attractive.
Thank you :D
I do love nature and it always seems to add a little extra to each photo.
It isn't easy finding allot of "real" nature in the Netherlands sadly :(
But after walking around in several parks and the woods I found this spot :)
:spyder: A tiger has claws,
A wolf has teeth,
An eagle has talons.
We, have Spyderco. :spyder:

Grails: Abalone Mini Mariner, Ti ATR, WTC, Ti Lum Tanto

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Postby remnar » Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:02 pm

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Model name: C152TIP Chaparral 2.

I call this photo,"lured". The way that the light beautifully reflects off of the surface of the Chaparral 2 often reminds me of a reflective fishing lure. As you can see in the photo, I may be right.

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Postby Liquid Cobra » Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:35 pm

Edit: Wrong thread.
Most recently acquired: Paramilitary 2 Tanto, YoJUMBO, Swayback, Siren, DLC Yojimbo 2, Native Chief, Shaman S90V, Para 3 LW, Ikuchi, UKPK, Smock, SUBVERT, Amalgam, Para 3 CTS-XHP, Kapara, Paramilitary 2 M390
Grail Paramilitary 2 M390 X 2! ACHIEVED!!

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Postby SpyderNut » Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:38 am

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Model: Spyderco Tusk ~ C06TI
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My darling wife surprised me with the Tusk on July 4th as a gift to commemorate our six-year wedding anniversary. Since the Tusk was designed for use at sea as a mariner’s tool, it seemed only fitting to have a picture of it in its natural habitat. Since we live in an area with 101 lakes, I am eager to put this knife through its nautical paces. This picture was taken on our lake at the end of our dock.
:spyder: -Michael

"...as I said before, 'the edge is a wondrous thing', [but] in all of it's qualities, it is still a ghost." - sal

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Postby Liquid Cobra » Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:59 am

:eek: great photo Michael!
Most recently acquired: Paramilitary 2 Tanto, YoJUMBO, Swayback, Siren, DLC Yojimbo 2, Native Chief, Shaman S90V, Para 3 LW, Ikuchi, UKPK, Smock, SUBVERT, Amalgam, Para 3 CTS-XHP, Kapara, Paramilitary 2 M390
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