Which Spyderco got you hooked?

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Postby MacLaren » Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:21 pm

Still, the Vallotton, my first Spyderco is prolly my favorite Spyderco. I may not carry its as much as my other Spydies but, she is still numero uno. Theres really just "something" about it. Its so beautiful you hesitate to carry it some days but, then again she's built like a brick sh!t house! And theres not other knive Ive ever saw that opens and closes as smoothly as her. My little brother tried and tried to tell me that it had ball bearings. I told him no, its just perfectly executed. I may very well pull the trigger on the auto version to the Vallotton. As I understand it, Butch Vallotton does those personally, which imo, justifies the cost.(Changes them to auto) If there is anyone out there contemplating on whether or not to get the Vallotton then let me tell you-have no doubt. Just do it. As you certainly will not regret it. Sorry to ramble fellas/gals but, after carrying her for a couple days I had to mention her as theres really no one else in the house that would want to listen lol. Im sure some or most of y'all can understand.
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Postby nirvanero » Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:32 pm

The first time I tried an Endura I thought it was the most charming knife I ever had in my hands. The Military looked too large then... but this was the model that got me hooked later. I like so many models but when I think about Spyderco it is the Military blade's shape which comes to my mind...

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Postby Lonehunter » Tue Jul 01, 2014 5:52 pm

Plastic clip Delica ,in 1,991.

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Postby TBob » Wed Jul 02, 2014 7:19 am

Endura 4 Black Blade in FRN with a combination edge. I found it incredibly well made, tough, useful, and attractive. I bought an FRN PE Delica 4 after that which my wife still uses. The rest is history. My latest should arrive today - a Southard Black Blade.
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Postby MacLaren » Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:13 am

TBob wrote:Endura 4 Black Blade in FRN with a combination edge. I found it incredibly well made, tough, useful, and attractive. I bought an FRN PE Delica 4 after that which my wife still uses. The rest is history. My latest should arrive today - a Southard Black Blade.
Cool. Keep us posted on the new Southard.
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Postby TBob » Wed Jul 02, 2014 7:30 pm

MacLaren wrote:Cool. Keep us posted on the new Southard.
The black blade Southard is VERY nice. The fit and finish are perfect, including the uniformity of the DLC coating on the blade and Ti scales. The ball bearing detent holding the blade closed is easily overcome with the flipper, but requires the right hand position to use the spydie hole - at least for my medium-sized hands. The action is very smooth and the lockup solid. The Southard is definitely made to be used. Overall, it's a winner and will see a lot of EDC time.
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Postby CrazyKorean13 » Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:44 am

Dragonfly ver.1

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Postby Brock O Lee » Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:42 pm

Image
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Postby eitenbuffalo34 » Thu Jul 03, 2014 8:32 pm

Tenacious! then PM2
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Postby recoil » Fri Jul 04, 2014 1:02 pm

Original P.I.G. inscribed Police Model back when I was a rookie around 30 years ago.

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Postby sodak » Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:52 am

The Calypso Jr. Still have it (along with a bunch of others), and still one of my favorites.

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Postby ChapmanPreferred » Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:04 am

203 sharpmaker back in Jan. 1996
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Postby elena86 » Sat Jul 05, 2014 1:22 pm

POLICE SS,SE.Most iconic Spyderco for me !

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Postby MacLaren » Sat Jul 05, 2014 6:35 pm

Brock O Lee wrote:Image
Beautiful. Just beautiful.
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Postby Blades » Sat Jul 05, 2014 6:56 pm

SpyderEdgeForever wrote:For me it was the Endura. The beautiful design, the functionality, and the overall structure and carry-ableness was it. I have to say, my favorite of all time now is the Caspian Salt, but, the Endura was the one that hooked me.
The Endura was my first Spyderco, way back in 1993. I still carry it daily.
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Postby RJNC » Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:23 pm

Ladybug.

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Postby DJ » Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:33 pm

My wife carries a Ladybug - ZDP189
She likes it.
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Postby Bladewacked » Sat Jul 19, 2014 6:19 am

The first time my good friend showed me his spanking new Dodo years ago I was intrigued and thought these are the kind of knives I would like to own.

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Postby christopher » Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:51 pm

C03 Hunter. Got it at the Great Western Stock Show here in Denver in 84 or 85. At a booth manned by Spyderco personnel. Who was there? Beats me. Could have been Sal himself or another of his minions. I didn't recognize them, just the knife. I was interested in and collecting knives with strange/different opening methods. The Spyderco caught my interest and the rest is history.
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Postby ForealBoreal » Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:20 pm

first one was an Atlantic Salt for my whitewater PFD.
Amazed with the quality and detail on these knives.
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