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What model Spyderco is this?

Postby Surfingringo » Thu Dec 18, 2014 2:30 pm

I was at the marina a few days ago and one of the boat owners pulled this out. I guess this model was before my time. What is this?

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Executive?

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Re: What model Spyderco is this?

Postby Invective » Thu Dec 18, 2014 2:49 pm

Yup looks like an Executive to me.

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Re: What model Spyderco is this?

Postby bob7 » Thu Dec 18, 2014 3:05 pm

How was the lockup? Did you offer to buy it? And, great picture. I've always wanted a plain edge executive.

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Re: What model Spyderco is this?

Postby The Deacon » Thu Dec 18, 2014 3:14 pm

I suspect that it's plain stainless on both sides and, if that's true, then it's definitely an Executive. However, if there's a Kraton inlay on the opposite side, it's a Spur.
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Re: What model Spyderco is this?

Postby 3rdGenRigger » Thu Dec 18, 2014 4:45 pm

A cousin of mine has had the exact same knife since the '90's (I think...he thinks he remembers buying it in the late '90's but isn't sure) and I've always wondered which model it was. He still carries it at work and mainly uses it to open boxes and envelopes and such.
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Re: What model Spyderco is this?

Postby JD Spydo » Thu Dec 18, 2014 8:01 pm

The Deacon wrote:I suspect that it's plain stainless on both sides and, if that's true, then it's definitely an Executive. However, if there's a Kraton inlay on the opposite side, it's a Spur.
Most Spurs I've ever seen were all combo edges. Both of the ones i had were. It looks more like an Executive or maybe even an early model "hunter" which you don't see much of anymore. NO I don't think it's a Spur or Progrip either one.

The only exective model I ever had was the one with a G-10 handle. And I'm not sure if the Executive was the first Spyder with a G-10 handle or if it was the Renegade & Blackhawk models that had that bragging right.

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Re: What model Spyderco is this?

Postby 3rdGenRigger » Thu Dec 18, 2014 8:44 pm

I thought the Hunter was closer in size to the Stretch that evolved from it. My cousin also has a similar knife, though larger (I haven't seen it as he doesn't carry it normally...he likes the smaller version), and it could be the Hunter, but I can't say for sure because I haven't seen it.
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Re: What model Spyderco is this?

Postby M80 » Fri Dec 19, 2014 5:08 pm

Looks much bigger than my executive might be a hunter

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Re: What model Spyderco is this?

Postby Surfingringo » Fri Dec 19, 2014 5:19 pm

M80 wrote:Looks much bigger than my executive might be a hunter
Yeah, in retrospect I should have had something in there for scale. I would guess it was somewhere around Delica size. Maybe a bit smaller...can't really say.

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Re: What model Spyderco is this?

Postby rycen » Sat Dec 20, 2014 12:07 pm

It is definitely an executive model. The spur has a different blade shape, clip and different style of stamping on the blade. Also PE spurs were not available until much later as a sprint run.

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Re: What model Spyderco is this?

Postby The Deacon » Sat Dec 20, 2014 3:29 pm

rycen wrote:It is definitely an executive model. The spur has a different blade shape, clip and different style of stamping on the blade. Also PE spurs were not available until much later as a sprint run.
True, that's what I get for posting from memory without double checking blade shapes.
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The Deacon wrote:I suspect that it's plain stainless on both sides and, if that's true, then it's definitely an Executive. However, if there's a Kraton inlay on the opposite side, it's a Spur.
Most Spurs I've ever seen were all combo edges. Both of the ones i had were. It looks more like an Executive or maybe even an early model "hunter" which you don't see much of anymore. NO I don't think it's a Spur or Progrip either one.

The only exective model I ever had was the one with a G-10 handle. And I'm not sure if the Executive was the first Spyder with a G-10 handle or if it was the Renegade & Blackhawk models that had that bragging right.
Agreed, it's definitely not a Spur. As Rycen noted, the blade shape is a bit different and, as both of you noted the early Spurs were all PS, only the VG-10 Sprint Run ones with the grey Kraton inlays were PE. It's definitely an Executive, the blade is way too short for a Hunter.

OTOH, can't say I've ever heard of a G-10 Executive. I've only ever seen them in stainless steel, or stainless steel with a Santa Fe Stoneworks overlay. Assuming the old "Across the Years" release date timelines are correct, the G-10 versions of the C15 and C19 Terzuolas were the Spyderco's first G-10 offerings in 1994, followed by the Renegade and G-10 version of the Blackhawk in 1995.
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Re: What model Spyderco is this?

Postby IG-88 » Sun Dec 21, 2014 12:36 pm

It sure is an Executive, I've made some comp pics with the Spur. The handle shape is the same but the blade is different.

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