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Signatures on blades

Postby archangel » Sat Feb 06, 2016 8:42 am

Is there some place to learn what the signature / symbol on a spydie blade means?

And also: Why don't all knives carry one? The 2015 forum knife Native 5 for example doesn't.
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Re: Signatures on blades

Postby swigert » Sat Feb 06, 2016 9:03 am

It's the designer signature. Eric has his, Sal has his and then have a combo one like on the PM 2.

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Re: Signatures on blades

Postby archangel » Sat Feb 06, 2016 9:11 am

I thought as much. But is there any info somewhere which signature belongs to whom? Pics?
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Re: Signatures on blades

Postby Echo63 » Sat Feb 06, 2016 11:11 am

I did a bunch of pics for a thread years ago, and still have them in my photo bucket account.

I can't help with knives newer than about C102, and there may be some spelling errors in this lot (going from memory here)

Sal Glesser
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Eric Glesser
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Bram Frank (Gunting)
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Eduard Bradichansky (Spydercard)
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Bob Lum (Lum folding tanto)
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D'Alton Holder (Toad)
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Jot Singh Khalsa (Jot Singh Khalsa)
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Ed Schempp (Persian)
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Bob Terzuola (Starmate)
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This one is Pretty Obvious - Bill Moran (Moran Drop Point)
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Fred Perrin ("Perrin" new version is the streetbowie)
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Alexandru Diaconescu - uses "Dialex" on this forum (Adventura)
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Re: Signatures on blades

Postby JT » Sat Feb 06, 2016 11:25 am

Nice job Echo!
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Re: Signatures on blades

Postby SpeedHoles » Sat Feb 06, 2016 12:12 pm

Awesome contribution, Echo! Nice work on the collaborators!


Not all in-house designs bear a signature mark, in fact most do not.
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Re: Signatures on blades

Postby SpyderNut » Sat Feb 06, 2016 12:17 pm

Well done indeed, Echo. :)

There have been several new makers added over the years (although I regrettably do not have pictures for their logos): Jens Anso, Marcin Slysz, Pekka Tuominen, Chad Los Banos, Filip de Leeuw, Brian Tighe... to name a few. :)
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Re: Signatures on blades

Postby SpyderNut » Sat Feb 06, 2016 12:19 pm

SpeedHoles wrote:Awesome contribution, Echo! Nice work on the collaborators!


Not all in-house designs bear a signature mark, in fact most do not.
...which is probably a good sign of the modesty of Sal and Eric. :)
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Re: Signatures on blades

Postby SpeedHoles » Sat Feb 06, 2016 12:39 pm

SpyderNut wrote:Well done indeed, Echo. :)

There have been several new makers added over the years (although I regrettably do not have pictures for their logos): Jens Anso, Marcin Slysz, Pekka Tuominen, Chad Los Banos, Filip de Leeuw, Brian Tighe... to name a few. :)

Michael Janich would be another significant addition.
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Re: Signatures on blades

Postby SpyderNut » Sat Feb 06, 2016 1:03 pm

SpeedHoles wrote:
SpyderNut wrote:Well done indeed, Echo. :)

There have been several new makers added over the years (although I regrettably do not have pictures for their logos): Jens Anso, Marcin Slysz, Pekka Tuominen, Chad Los Banos, Filip de Leeuw, Brian Tighe... to name a few. :)

Michael Janich would be another significant addition.
+1 Well said. :)
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Re: Signatures on blades

Postby archangel » Sat Feb 06, 2016 1:35 pm

Thanks indeed! If any other experts can add more pics of signatures with the name - feel free!! :)
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Re: Signatures on blades

Postby Skywalker » Sat Feb 06, 2016 2:46 pm

Sorry about the staining... M4 tends to patina pretty quick around here. (I still love it, though ;) )

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Re: Signatures on blades

Postby funghiman » Sat Feb 06, 2016 4:44 pm

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Re: Signatures on blades

Postby TomAiello » Sat Feb 06, 2016 5:01 pm

SpeedHoles wrote:
SpyderNut wrote:Well done indeed, Echo. :)

There have been several new makers added over the years (although I regrettably do not have pictures for their logos): Jens Anso, Marcin Slysz, Pekka Tuominen, Chad Los Banos, Filip de Leeuw, Brian Tighe... to name a few. :)

Michael Janich would be another significant addition.

Isn't his just an MJ symbol?

And Phil Wilson's is obviously pretty easy to figure out, since it's just his signature.

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Re: Signatures on blades

Postby npad69 » Sat Feb 06, 2016 8:01 pm

Jens Anso

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Re: Signatures on blades

Postby Echo63 » Sun Feb 07, 2016 11:08 am

SpyderNut wrote:Well done indeed, Echo. :)

There have been several new makers added over the years (although I regrettably do not have pictures for their logos): Jens Anso, Marcin Slysz, Pekka Tuominen, Chad Los Banos, Filip de Leeuw, Brian Tighe... to name a few. :)
I haven't got anything newer than the Adventura*, so haven't seen any of the newer makers marks.
Chad Los Banos's mark looks like a little oval made up of the letters CLB - i don't have a Spyderco with his mark, but its on a Boker Wharcom i have.
SpeedHoles wrote:Awesome contribution, Echo! Nice work on the collaborators!


Not all in-house designs bear a signature mark, in fact most do not.
JT wrote:Nice job Echo!
these were taken years ago (maybe 8 years ago) when i was actively collecting knives - then Aussie customs changed the rules, and it became very hard to get knives into the country, and i got married, had kids and my knife funds suddenly became nappies and baby food funds.

the only Michael Janich pic i have is on the Ronin, so may not be the same as other knives he has designed.
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*Actually thats not quite true, i have a pair of Roadies, which bear Sal's mark (i forgot about those, even though one is in my pocket every day)

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Re: Signatures on blades

Postby archangel » Fri Feb 26, 2016 3:26 am

I noticed that the PM2 has both Sal's and Eric's signatures on the blade. Explanation? Who did what? Are there other spydies that carry more than one?

Oh, and I also noticed that on my Urban Leaf, the two parallel lines between the S and the A in Sal's signature have a slightly bigger distance than on other spydies I own. Shouldn't the overall signature design be identical on all spydies?
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Maybe it's just because the lines on the UL are thicker... What do you think?
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Re: Signatures on blades

Postby Larry_Mott » Fri Feb 26, 2016 4:40 am

I think it's the latter.. wouldn't worry about it anyway
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Re: Signatures on blades

Postby archangel » Fri Feb 26, 2016 6:01 am

Thanks. I'm not worried. I don't buy from obscure sellers. :). Just curious to know!
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Re: Signatures on blades

Postby archangel » Sun Feb 28, 2016 3:33 am

#push#

Really curious to learn why there are both Sal's and Eric's signature on the pm2, who did what, and if there are other spydies that have 2 or more signatures on'em...?

Thanks in advance!
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