Do old style Spyderco knives ever come back?

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Do old style Spyderco knives ever come back?

Postby opusxpn » Wed Aug 20, 2014 7:54 pm

Do any of you ever see an old model Spyderco, like the Jester, Meerkat, Salsa, Catcherman, etc. ever come back, I don't think I have seen any. Spyderco is improving their products every day. So I don't think we will ever see old ones come back maybe a newer improved version but that would be it. Or am I wrong?
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Postby bornagainprimative » Wed Aug 20, 2014 7:56 pm

The worker is back so yes
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Postby opusxpn » Wed Aug 20, 2014 7:59 pm

yes but that is a special knife that launched spyderco to what it is right now, I am talking about much more common production models.
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Postby Dodge » Wed Aug 20, 2014 7:59 pm

They do infact come back as sprint runs. In different colors,handles, and steels!
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Postby 3rdGenRigger » Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:00 pm

They do sprints of old models when enough of us cry out for them. They did the G10 Jester sprint run after the Jester was discontinued...they've revived the Worker as a sprint, and the Lava just to name a couple.
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Postby gbelleh » Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:11 pm

And a modified version of the Starmate even came back as a regular production item.
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Postby SpyderNut » Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:16 pm

Yes, they do come back... Mostly in the form of Sprints and/or special runs, though. It's interesting to note that these new, "reincarnated" models usually feature a few upgrades from the original models too (e.g. higher grade steel, better locking mechanisms, handle materials, etc.).


Having said that, I'm still a big 'ol fan of the old school Spyders from about 10+ years ago. That's the good stuff right there. ;)
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Postby Liquid Cobra » Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:23 pm

opusxpn wrote:Do any of you ever see an old model Spyderco, like the Jester, Meerkat, Salsa, Catcherman, etc. ever come back, I don't think I have seen any. Spyderco is improving their products every day. So I don't think we will ever see old ones come back maybe a newer improved version but that would be it. Or am I wrong?
The Jester came back and there are plans for another sprint (i think), the Meerkat got a sprint, the Salsa is getting a sprint. Not sure about the Catcherman.
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Postby mattman » Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:23 pm

The Stretch has a long history... Two or three models evolved, I think... Hunter and Provenater, I believe are "early Stretches"... Fwiw...

E.T.A.: There's been two sprints of the meerkat...

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Postby 3rdGenRigger » Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:24 pm

Even the ATR is coming back as a sprint (Which is causing anticipation the like of which I'm at odds trying to describe), and I do seem to remember reading in a thread that the Salsa may make a comeback with or without the cobra hood (I'm hoping it will remain).
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Postby GoldenSpydie » Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:38 pm

Yes, that's what Sprint Runs are.

As others have said, the Meerkat has been back twice, the Dodo has been back twice, the Worker is back, the Starmate was brought back, the Jester has been back and is planned again for 2015, etc., etc.

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Postby razorsharp » Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:40 pm

3rdGenRigger wrote:Even the ATR is coming back as a sprint (Which is causing anticipation the like of which I'm at odds trying to describe), and I do seem to remember reading in a thread that the Salsa may make a comeback with or without the cobra hood (I'm hoping it will remain).
and here I was thinking an ATR sprint would kick ***... :D

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Postby Liquid Cobra » Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:44 pm

3rdGenRigger wrote:Even the ATR is coming back as a sprint (Which is causing anticipation the like of which I'm at odds trying to describe), and I do seem to remember reading in a thread that the Salsa may make a comeback with or without the cobra hood (I'm hoping it will remain).
Yeah, I'm "kinda" excited about the ATR sprint. ;)
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Postby 3rdGenRigger » Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:45 pm

I'm as excited as I could be...I want an ATR sprint more than any other model, and just about jumped out of my socks when we got confirmation that there would indeed be a sprint. I do hope they retain the cobra hood...it wouldn't be a deal breaker, but I don't think it would be the same without it. I recently found a Titanium Salsa, and couldn't imagine it without a cobra hood...it just works ergonomically with the handle shape/thickness.
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Postby gbelleh » Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:21 pm

I like cobra hoods too. I'm also looking forward to the ATR sprint. I managed to get an all black original ATR a couple years ago, and I enjoy it very much.
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Postby yablanowitz » Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:23 pm

And let's not forget we talked Sal into bringing back the SpyderHawk with the original tooling but H-1 steel. I believe the Salt version stayed around longer than the original.
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Postby JD Spydo » Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:41 pm

yablanowitz wrote:And let's not forget we talked Sal into bringing back the SpyderHawk with the original tooling but H-1 steel. I believe the Salt version stayed around longer than the original.
Yeah that was great!! We have our good Brother Clovisc to thank for that one. Haven't heard from him lately either I hope he is doing well. Also the reincarnation of the Spyderhawk in H-1 steel sold much better than the original VG-10 model from back in 2003. I just hope we can get another G-10 Harpy back in production again. And we have a lot of people sabre rattling over that one.

I think what this Brother is wondering is if older models are coming back exactly the same as when they were discontinued>> I'm pretty sure that's what he is asking us. But to me that would just be stupid in most cases because if the model was a good one then why wouldn't you use a better steel and handle material. That's why I personally like most Sprint runs because they are usually an improvement over the old/original model.

Interesting subject to discuss but I want to see knives evolve into something better than the original myself.
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Postby Cheddarnut » Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:56 pm

The phœnix will be returning.
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Postby Liquid Cobra » Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:32 pm

Cheddarnut wrote:The phœnix will be returning.
Pardon?
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Postby Cheddarnut » Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:47 pm

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