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Tom Krein Spyderco's

Postby PcT » Thu Apr 23, 2015 12:25 pm

Hi folks
I'm just learning about Tom Krein and the re-grinds that he does. Can anyone shed some light onto this subject for me? Do his Spydies carry value with collectors at all?
Thanks as ever.
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Re: Tom Krein Spyderco's

Postby Brock O Lee » Thu Apr 23, 2015 12:56 pm

Tom Krein stopped doing regrinds a while ago. I was fortunate to buy one on the secondary market, a Manix M4. I am not sure if they have any collectors value, but I value the one I have because it cuts so well. :)

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Re: Tom Krein Spyderco's

Postby WireEdge Roger » Thu Apr 23, 2015 1:18 pm

I had Tom Regrind and reprofile a lot of Spydercos years ago. Here are a few pics I had handy.

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Re: Tom Krein Spyderco's

Postby WireEdge Roger » Thu Apr 23, 2015 1:25 pm

And a few more I found.

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Re: Tom Krein Spyderco's

Postby Enkidude » Thu Apr 23, 2015 2:28 pm

The Chinook looks great!! ^^^^^^

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Re: Tom Krein Spyderco's

Postby SpyderNut » Thu Apr 23, 2015 2:37 pm

Enkidude wrote:The Chinook looks great!! ^^^^^^
My thoughts exactly! Stinkin' sweet. :D

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Re: Tom Krein Spyderco's

Postby spydieh0le » Thu Apr 23, 2015 3:24 pm

Oh wow....that chinook is just unfair! Tom does amazing work!
61 Spydies and Counting.

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Re: Tom Krein Spyderco's

Postby twinboysdad » Thu Apr 23, 2015 3:41 pm

I can confirm he no longer regrinds

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Re: Tom Krein Spyderco's

Postby hiredgun » Thu Apr 23, 2015 3:49 pm

Tom Krein did one of his last Spyderco regrinds for me on this Poliwog:

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Tom will be at the Blade Show this year and on Friday will be teaching some classes. I'd say a $20 WELL SPENT!!!


FRIDAY, JUNE 5

How To Grind a Knife Blade, Tools & Safety - $20/person

•8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.: Proper Tools and Safety Gear/Tips, with knifemakers Tom Krein and Lucas Burnley, and Chris Williams of Wilmont Grinders

How To Grind a Knife Blade Part 1, The Courtyard - $20/person

•9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m.: How To Grind, Part I, with knifemakers Tom Krein and Lucas Burnley, and Chris Williams of Wilmont Grinders

How To Grind a Knife Blade Part 2, The Courtyard - $20/person

•11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: How To Grind, Part II, with knifemakers Tom Krein and Lucas Burnley, and Chris Williams of Wilmont Grinders

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Re: Tom Krein Spyderco's

Postby PcT » Thu Apr 23, 2015 8:54 pm

The photo's are top notch fellas! Thank you.
Love the way the grind drops and those spine wedges are sooooo smooth!
What era was he operational?
A few of you have mentioned that he no longer does what he did, so are these soon to become relics?
I ask only because I don't know!
It might be easier to add a link to his history!
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Re: Tom Krein Spyderco's

Postby SpeedHoles » Thu Apr 23, 2015 11:41 pm

WireEdge Roger wrote:I had Tom Regrind and reprofile a lot of Spydercos years ago. Here are a few pics I had handy.

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Is that bottom one a Rescue, or Atlantic? Did it start life as a Plain Edge, or was that part of the regrind? I really like it.
Going back to Caly.

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Re: Tom Krein Spyderco's

Postby WireEdge Roger » Fri Apr 24, 2015 4:19 am

The bottom one started out as a plain edge Atlantic Salt. I had Tom give it a flat grind and more of a wharny profile. It has just a hint of curve to the forward portion of the edge. I carried that knife for a couple of years! Still have it, but more or less retired it after I caught the clip on a door jam and rotated the clip causing it to tear out the FRN clip pocket.

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Re: Tom Krein Spyderco's

Postby mattman » Fri Apr 24, 2015 9:22 am

WireEdge Roger wrote:... retired it after I caught the clip on a door jam and rotated the clip causing it to tear out the FRN clip pocket.
Not to derail, but I just stumbled on this new product last night called "Bondic"... It's a UV cured polymer for repair operations... Looked really cool! I would think of trying it on this...

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Re: Tom Krein Spyderco's

Postby ChapmanPreferred » Mon Apr 27, 2015 6:13 pm

@WireEdge Roger,

I never get tired of the pic of your Salt 1 regrind!!! :)

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Re: Tom Krein Spyderco's

Postby Halfneck » Mon Apr 27, 2015 7:18 pm

I always preferred the look of the original Chinook. Never was fond of the grind profile on it though. That regrind from Tom is the way it should of come in my opinion.


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