Spyderco Salsa On Craigslist

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Spyderco Salsa On Craigslist

Postby mathnerdm » Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:18 pm

Hi, so I recently found a salsa on Craigslist. It's aluminum for both scales and has a pepper on the front scale with salsa written in the middle. I have no reason to think it's fake, other than I've never seen a salsa with only aluminum for the handle and with the pepper and salsa engraved. Is this a legit model I just haven't seen? Also, he's only asking $50 for it. What do yall know about this model? Thanks!

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Postby FDE » Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:24 pm

I've never seen one that didn't have an aluminum handle and most have the pepper engraving.

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Postby mathnerdm » Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:24 pm

My apologies, I forgot to mention the aluminum is like a silver titanium color. Which is the color I've never seen.

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Postby mathnerdm » Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:26 pm

FDE wrote:I've never seen one that didn't have an aluminum handle and most have the pepper engraving.
Yes, but I thought the only colors were black, blue, and cranberry. I know they do make a titanium but it doesn't have a pepper. Has anyone seen a silver aluminum salsa?

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Postby Enkidude » Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:38 pm

I believe there were a few that did not have the engraving, however the silver color I do not know about. Hopefully someone more knowledgeable will come along....
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Postby Jay_Ev » Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:51 pm

Is the color of your Salsa depicted here?

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Postby Invective » Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:12 pm

Jay_Ev wrote:Is the color of your Salsa depicted here?

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I think he's talking about the C71TNP. It's in your picture, and I had one before. It had the Salsa and Pepper Engraving as well.

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Postby TSchloz » Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:13 pm

Here's a few more to look at.

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Postby mathnerdm » Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:26 pm

Jay_Ev wrote:Is the color of your Salsa depicted here?

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YES! It's the one at the 3 o clock position. What model was it and why is it so hard to find online?

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Postby mathnerdm » Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:28 pm

TSchloz wrote:Here's a few more to look at.

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Yup, the silver aluminum one is it. Full plain edge blade with engraving. Thank you so much for posting these pics for me and helping me out. Means so much! So I take it this is a real model lol?

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Postby Jax » Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:29 pm

Cute n colorful little buggers aren't they?
Nice collections and pics guy's

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Postby mathnerdm » Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:42 pm

One other thing, the blade is marked '046V' to the left of the thumb hole. He claims it means it's a collectors blade or something like that. Does that check out? I have seen a few other salsas marked similarly 'xxxV' so does that make it more valuable? What does it mean?

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Postby TSchloz » Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:18 pm

mathnerdm wrote:One other thing, the blade is marked '046V' to the left of the thumb hole. He claims it means it's a collectors blade or something like that. Does that check out? I have seen a few other salsas marked similarly 'xxxV' so does that make it more valuable? What does it mean?
It means it was one of the models that went to a collector club member. Does not really add or detract from the value.

If I remember my Salsa history correctly, the grey was actually supposed to be a tan or brown color. The anodizing did not come out as anticipated, and looked grey.

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Postby Enkidude » Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:21 pm

$50 is a steal for this knife. Even if its used IMO....
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Postby SpyderNut » Wed Jul 30, 2014 5:31 pm

Sounds legit to me, and I'd be comfortable offering $50 for it. Let us know what you decide. :)
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Postby mathnerdm » Wed Jul 30, 2014 6:15 pm

SpyderNut wrote:Sounds legit to me, and I'd be comfortable offering $50 for it. Let us know what you decide. :)
It's also in awesome condition. I'm meeting up tomorrow so I'll let yall know if everything goes well.

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Postby markg » Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:04 pm

I had a couple back in the day. Actually a nice knife. Was never sure of the reasoning with the pepper logo thingie...

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Postby 3rdGenRigger » Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:21 pm

I've only seen the black aluminum handled version without the pepper and "Salsa" engraving...as opposed to the titanium version, which are all unmarked I believe. And $50 is definitely a good price...I just recently picket up a titanium handled version...it's a cool little knife.
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Postby mathnerdm » Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:58 pm

Well I picked it up and settled at $50. Here are a couple pictures of the blade and then just the rest of my current spyderco SMALL collection. I have about just as many other spydies in my house as gifts to other people but these are just my personal blades. The salsa is such an awesome little big knife, I love everything about it! I live in San Antonio and while I'm not Mexican, I love the culture so it's that much more special :D

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Postby SpyderNut » Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:39 pm

Nicely done, guy! :) You've got a great start to your collection too, by the way.
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