My collection as it stands, including some rare ones and grails

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My collection as it stands, including some rare ones and grails

Postby GoldenSpydie » Mon Jun 09, 2014 3:46 pm

Well, May was a good month for collecting. I found quite a few good deals on some rare Spyders, and even some that I didn't know existed. I think it is time for an update on my collection.

Here is my current collection of Spyderco knives, sharpening equipment, and gear. (Pending additions, of course. :D )

Knives produced in Golden, CO, USA:

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Left column (collabs), top to bottom:

C15 Bob Terzuola (left hand)--first Spydie made in Golden, and first Spydie collab with a custom maker
C19 Bob Terzuola Jr.--smaller version of above knife
C55GPE Bob Terzuola Starmate--first version, 440V
C50 Centofante 2
C63GP3 Chinook 3--collab with James Keating
C96GP SpyKer--Spyderco/Kershaw collab
C128GP Leafstorm--Kevin Wilkins collab

Center column, top to bottom:

C23 Renegade
C24 Blackhawk--smaller version of C23
C64PBK Meerkat--first version, 440C
C66PBKI Vesuvius w/inlay
C35 "Q" standard "bug" cutout, modified to sheepsfoot
C115CFP T-Mag--rare earth magnet "lock"
C80CFP Dodo sprint in CF

Right column, top to bottom:

C81GPCMO2 Paramilitary 2--camo/satin
C101BL2 Manix 2 lightweight--blue FRCP
C94PBL3 UK Penknife blue drop point CTS-BD1
C94PBL3 UK Penknife blue drop point Gin-1
C41TN2 Operation Iraqi Freedom Native--given to US troops in Iraq
C82WTC World Trade Center--#0112--NYC skyline inlay out of steel from WTC tower #1

Not shown until later post:

C70PSTI Titanium ATR (At The Ready) -- shown in post #18

Knives produced in Seki City, Japan:

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Top:

2002 Small Dive Tool/Probe

Left column:

C03 Hunter
C05 Economy--clip cut out of scale
C05 Economy--screw-on clip
C07 Police--aluminum handle
C37PS Michael Walker lightweight
C98 Poliwog
C65 Bob Lum Chinese--blue

Right column:

C90FPGYE Stretch sprint in Super Blue
C11FG Delica 4 in green and saber grind--modded from PS to PE
C11F Delica 4 in blue
C88YL Salt 1--H1 steel
C79BK Assist

China and Taiwan:

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C122GP Tenacious
MT18P Mule Team 18--sprint in S110V

Cool stuff:

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{no SKU known} Spyderco sticker--red, reverse (given to me by a SFO employee)
{no SKU known} CF Balance hat pin (give to me by a SFO employee)
{no SKU known} Spyderco ball-balance game (purchased; no info found anywhere?) :confused:

I also have a 203 Sharpmaker w/blue rods and 204UF rods, but no picture for now.

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Well, if you read all of that, you deserve a medal. I just hope that people enjoy seeing some of my rarer Spydies together.

Feel free to comment with missing/other info, or any other comments! :)

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Postby ChapmanPreferred » Mon Jun 09, 2014 4:05 pm

Pretty outstanding!
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Postby gbelleh » Mon Jun 09, 2014 4:14 pm

Nice! Some rare ones there for sure.
:D :spyder:

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Postby Donut » Mon Jun 09, 2014 4:18 pm

You have some awesome knives!

Thanks for sharing.
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Postby GoldenSpydie » Mon Jun 09, 2014 5:42 pm

ChapmanPreferred wrote:Pretty outstanding!
gbelleh wrote:Nice! Some rare ones there for sure.
Donut wrote:You have some awesome knives!

Thanks for sharing.
Thanks guys! I need a "real" job if this is going to keep up...petsitting isn't going to cut it...
swigert wrote:Great collection. You need more Taiwan knives!!!
Thanks. Who doesn't need more Spydies? ;)

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Any hints on my mising SKUs? Has anyone ever seen a Spyderco balance game before? This one says:

On the game itself:


Spyderco

Golden, Colorado USA


On the plastic packaging:

over Raise This Flap To Open SEA KING

I don't know what the "over" means, but the "SEA KING" appears to be the maker of the game.

It is a mystery for me.

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Postby v8r » Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:39 pm

Nice collection. I really like the Spyker and the Diver's probe.
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Postby M80 » Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:08 pm

Very nice collection I was going to pick up one of those games off eBay but I totally forgot about it :rolleyes:

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Postby DeathBySnooSnoo » Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:12 pm

Nice stuff! That's a good looking collection.

I'm especially jealous of the Renegade and Blackhawk!
On the hunt for...

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Postby Titomake » Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:28 pm

Very good collection. I have read all the descriptions because there are several I didn't recognize.
Thanks for sharing.

Regards.

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Postby MarcusH » Tue Jun 10, 2014 2:22 am

Awesome collection!
Always nice to see some of the true classics like the first Terzuola collabs and the blue Böker Lum.
But: not a single model of the Calypso/Caly-Family, you don't like them?
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Postby bh49 » Tue Jun 10, 2014 4:46 am

Nice collection.
Some of your knives making me jealous :)
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Postby GoldenSpydie » Tue Jun 10, 2014 6:20 am

v8r wrote:Nice collection. I really like the Spyker and the Diver's probe.
Thank you. I always thought that those two were pretty cool/unique. I'd love a large probe and a TTZ probe someday... :rolleyes:
M80 wrote:Very nice collection I was going to pick up one of those games off eBay but I totally forgot about it :rolleyes:
:D I waited until there was one left, and then snagged it.
DeathBySnooSnoo wrote:Nice stuff! That's a good looking collection.

I'm especially jealous of the Renegade and Blackhawk!
Titomake wrote:Very good collection. I have read all the descriptions because there are several I didn't recognize.
Thanks for sharing.

Regards.
Thanks guys! The Blackhawk was pretty hard to find. It was just labeled as "Spyderco G10 lockback," but I figured it out from the picture. Boy, was I excited to win that auction.
MarcusH wrote:Awesome collection!
Always nice to see some of the true classics like the first Terzuola collabs and the blue Böker Lum.
But: not a single model of the Calypso/Caly-Family, you don't like them?
I haven't even held a Caly! :o I know, impossible...I just have focused on the Goldens. (I just had to pick up some of those really-rare Sekis, too.) I see a Caly 3 SB in my future.
bh49 wrote:Nice collection.
Some of your knives making me jealous :)
Thank you.

Here is a page that I found helpful for identifying Spydercos. It is also useful for finding out which ones are considered "rare."

http://www.angelfire.com/trek/spyderwa/

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Postby RadioactiveSpyder » Tue Jun 10, 2014 4:43 pm

Very nice collection, I am super impressed. I have a collection that no one would sneeze at (approaching 250), but there are so many in your pictures that I don't have! It's almost as if you started with the first model number and went from there... I am stupefied by the price on the blue Lum! A fellow forumite recently put his up on eBay for a handsome sum well in excess of what you paid (wonder if it sold...).

Keep it up! Cheers, Radioactive :)
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Postby Blerv » Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:13 pm

That's a great collection! Keep on updating us please =)
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Postby Bladewacked » Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:32 pm

I'm in love with that blue Chinese. I've been looking for one for a long time. Nice collection!

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Postby GoldenSpydie » Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:33 pm

RadioactiveSpyder wrote:Very nice collection, I am super impressed. I have a collection that no one would sneeze at (approaching 250), but there are so many in your pictures that I don't have! It's almost as if you started with the first model number and went from there... I am stupefied by the price on the blue Lum! A fellow forumite recently put his up on eBay for a handsome sum well in excess of what you paid (wonder if it sold...).

Keep it up! Cheers, Radioactive :)
Thanks! You've got a pretty impressive collection, too.

I wish that I did have all of the early model numbers...an original 2-screw Worker is on my list for sure, as are the C02, C04, and the other classics.

The Blue Lum and the Poliwog ($70 and $30) were by far the best deals on Spyders that I have ever gotten. The $60 Tuffram/aluminum Police and the $40 C15 are up there too, though. :D

Enjoy the hunt, I find that it is half the fun!
Blerv wrote:That's a great collection! Keep on updating us please =)
Thanks! I will update this thread when a new one arrives...unless I'm feeling lazy, in which case a few updates might get posted at once. :)
Bladewacked wrote:I'm in love with that blue Chinese. I've been looking for one for a long time. Nice collection!
Thanks! The blue Lum Chinese was a very special find. Oddly enough, I hadn't even heard of it until I saw it for sale. I googled it and saw some selling for $200+. I bought it without any further debate.

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Postby GoldenSpydie » Fri Jun 13, 2014 8:42 am

How did I manage to leave the Titanium ATR out of the picture?!?

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Postby O,just,O » Fri Jun 13, 2014 6:30 pm

You know, this always blows me out. Out of all the knives you showed us GoldenSpydie we only share one, the Paramilitary satin camo.
I have some 70 or so Spydies.
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Postby PSquared » Fri Jun 13, 2014 8:47 pm

DeathBySnooSnoo wrote:I'm especially jealous of the Renegade and Blackhawk!
Not sure if I can post this here but there is a Renagade on SA Blade (sorry, I picked up the Blackhawk). The seller isn't shipping out of South Africa but from my dealings seems to be a very accommodating guy and might if you ask really nicely. It won't be cheap as knives there are substantially more expensive than the US and shipping will be about $45 on top of his price.

From memory there is a Viele and a few other classics still available as well.

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Postby GoldenSpydie » Sat Jun 14, 2014 7:34 am

O,just,O wrote:You know, this always blows me out. Out of all the knives you showed us GoldenSpydie we only share one, the Paramilitary satin camo.
I have some 70 or so Spydies.
O.
Well, the PM2 satin camo is a great one that everybody needs! (It is in my pocket right now, in fact.)

But everybody also needs a Salt 1 and a UKPK.

Well, really, everybody needs every Spydie ever made! ;) They're just all that awesome.
PSquared wrote:Not sure if I can post this here but there is a Renagade on SA Blade (sorry, I picked up the Blackhawk). The seller isn't shipping out of South Africa but from my dealings seems to be a very accommodating guy and might if you ask really nicely. It won't be cheap as knives there are substantially more expensive than the US and shipping will be about $45 on top of his price.

From memory there is a Viele and a few other classics still available as well.
Interesting. I'll have to check it out.


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