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.
JD Spydo wrote:
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.