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Best Spyderco Use Yet!!

Postby Jmotley » Sun Jun 08, 2014 12:27 pm

On May 28th at 12:37 am, I used my Super Blue Caly 3.5 to cut my son's umbilical cord.
I had discussed previously with our midwife the possibility of using my own pocket knife when the time came. I think she must have thought I was joling but when the time did come and she handed me the surgical scissors, I pulled out my Caly and she laughed and said OK. Part of me wanted to take a picture of the action, but I felt it would ruin the moment and feel to 'staged'. As it was, a beautiful moment that I will always remember. She told me later how the nurses were talking in the break room and amazed at how effortlessly my knife cut through. It was my proudest Spyderco moment.

Thank you to Sal and Spyderco for the wonderful knives you offer us. I am proud to welcome my son IMO this world with such a fine tool.

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Postby Ned » Sun Jun 08, 2014 1:06 pm

That is awesome! Definitely the "Best Spyderco use yet". Congratulations on the new baby boy.
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Postby salmonkiller » Sun Jun 08, 2014 1:15 pm

Congratulations and I suggest that you have that knife engraved for keepsake purposes.I recall someone else doing the same thing with a Manix XL here.That is one special Spyderco knife....

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Postby Donut » Sun Jun 08, 2014 1:52 pm


The best of luck and health to your son.
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Postby timlara » Sun Jun 08, 2014 2:54 pm

Congratulations! Sounds like you guys found a cool midwife! :)

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Postby bearfacedkiller » Sun Jun 08, 2014 2:59 pm

Congrats. Somebody else did it on here and took a pic although the pic isn't necessary. You could consider gifting the knife to your child someday along with the story. I wish you many years of health and happiness with the new member of your family.
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Postby Bill S. » Sun Jun 08, 2014 3:02 pm

Wow, that knife is the most-ever keeper! And THE passer-downer to your boy.


Really cool post, thank you.

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Postby ZL1 » Sun Jun 08, 2014 3:09 pm

congratulations :)

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Postby Cujobob » Sun Jun 08, 2014 4:03 pm

As everyone else had said, congrats! Interesting story down the line.

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Postby BadFish » Sun Jun 08, 2014 4:43 pm

Congrats. Definitely a gift and story when he comes of age to appreciate it.
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Postby Jax » Sun Jun 08, 2014 6:01 pm

Hopefully the kid gets to inherit that knife.
Congratulations :)

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Postby Jmotley » Sun Jun 08, 2014 6:15 pm

Thanks to everyone for the kind wishes. He is happy and healthy and will definitely be inheriting the knife, and probably all the others I collect between now and then as well!!

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Postby Tdog » Sun Jun 08, 2014 6:20 pm

Congratulations on your new son. What a Blessing. Glad to hear he will someday have this knife and the story behind it. Be well

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Postby RanCoWeAla » Sun Jun 08, 2014 8:32 pm

Congratulations on your Son and also for owning the best knife Spyderco makes. There is nothing else in the Spyderco line that can touch it as an edc.

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Postby stevekolt » Sun Jun 08, 2014 8:38 pm

Outstanding sir!
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Postby xceptnl » Sun Jun 08, 2014 9:00 pm

Congratulations on the baby boy and on keeping that Caly razor sharp for when the time came. Cheers!
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Postby remnar » Sun Jun 08, 2014 9:32 pm

Nice. :)


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Postby usmc1371 » Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:03 pm

Congratulations and that will bring back a great memory every time you see that knife. You rock!

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Postby pdptrow » Sun Jun 08, 2014 11:29 pm

Congratulations! A wonderful tale to tell him when he grows up.
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Postby jaypowell0185 » Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:33 am

My wife and I are expecting our first child and joked about doing this.

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