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Military Collection!

Postby WireEdge Roger » Sat Jun 25, 2016 1:28 pm

Knives come and go with me, but the one model I've tried to keep a collection of is the iconic Military! This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Military, I still remember seeing my first magazine ad for it back in 1996. I don't have every single version, but I do have all of the Sprints and Exclusives minus the Forum Military with Spyder inlay.

1996 ATS-34, all black, 2 screw clip
1996 ATS-34, fully serrated, 2 screw clip
2005 S30V & CF Sprint
2006 BG-42 & CF Sprint
2007 CPM-D2 & Foliage Green G-10 Sprint
2008 S90V & CF Sprint
2009 S30V & Digicam G-10 Regular Production
2009 S30V & Orange G-10 Limited Run
2010 CPM-M4 & Black G-10 / Ti Framelock Exclusive
2011 S30V & Fluted Ti Framelock Limited Run (non ano version)
2011 CTS-XHP & Brown G-10 Sprint
2012 M390 & CF Exclusive
2013 S90V & Blue G-10 Exclusive
2013 CPM-Cruwear & Gray G-10 Sprint
2016 CTS-204P & Dark Green G-10 Exclusive
2016 CF & 52100 Sprint

This pic has them in order, left to right working downward

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This is pic is no particular order.

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Re: Military Collection!

Postby MacLaren » Sat Jun 25, 2016 2:21 pm

Holy Cow.....if I could have a collection of any model Spyderco has it would no doubt be the Military.
I am very envious. Nice job!

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Re: Military Collection!

Postby Studey » Sat Jun 25, 2016 2:26 pm

Awesome collection Roger! I've had a few Millies come and go, by the 204P version, with its improvements, has reignited my love for the model. Can't wait for the CF/Ti version, and once the improvements carry over, I'll get a fluted Ti.

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Re: Military Collection!

Postby demoncase » Sat Jun 25, 2016 2:28 pm

Superb
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Re: Military Collection!

Postby WireEdge Roger » Sat Jun 25, 2016 2:29 pm

I agree, I really like the several CQI improvements! Really looking forward to the S110V and S90V future versions.

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Re: Military Collection!

Postby Brock O Lee » Sat Jun 25, 2016 2:33 pm

Impressive collection Roger... Which one is your user? :D
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Re: Military Collection!

Postby WireEdge Roger » Sat Jun 25, 2016 3:00 pm

I've carried them all! The CPM-D2 version might have the most use. I'm alternation between the 204P and 52100 versions this summer.

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Re: Military Collection!

Postby zhyla » Sat Jun 25, 2016 3:20 pm

Man if they make a Military 2 soon you are in trouble! :)

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Re: Military Collection!

Postby gingerninja » Sat Jun 25, 2016 3:23 pm

Awesome

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Re: Military Collection!

Postby WireEdge Roger » Sat Jun 25, 2016 3:43 pm

Oh I know! I'm really looking forward to a Military 2, but I don't know if I can swing 16 more! It's a good problem to have :D

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Re: Military Collection!

Postby farnorthdan » Sat Jun 25, 2016 3:46 pm

Nice Roger, which one is your favorite?

Out of all mine its a toss up between my Cruwear with new custom micarta scales and the M4 exclusive. Just got another 52100 in the mail today so now I have a user and will start carrying it so that might change.
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Re: Military Collection!

Postby WireEdge Roger » Sat Jun 25, 2016 3:52 pm

I like them all for different reasons. The BG-42 model is right up there, as is the CPM-D2 model. The new 204P and 52100 models are super awesome with their steels and CQI improvements. So as of today, those two are my current favs :D

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Re: Military Collection!

Postby twinboysdad » Sat Jun 25, 2016 4:41 pm

I have wanted to see some of your collection for a while Rog...I knew you had some diggity dank!! I bet your Manix collection is nice too. I actually thought about you today, we are at the Gulf and passed tons of Indiana cars also southbound. I hope you are well and thanks for sharing the Millie family photo

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Re: Military Collection!

Postby clovisc » Sat Jun 25, 2016 4:52 pm

2005 S30V & CF Sprint -- that one has been in my pocket consistently over the last 10 years. :)

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Re: Military Collection!

Postby Scroop » Sat Jun 25, 2016 5:47 pm

WHAT :eek: No blue fluted??? :p

Nice stash!

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Re: Military Collection!

Postby WireEdge Roger » Sat Jun 25, 2016 6:04 pm

I had the original bluish one but sold it, oops.

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Re: Military Collection!

Postby Sully » Sat Jun 25, 2016 7:06 pm

Impressive Military collection....only a Lefty Millie away from being truly spectacular! :p
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Re: Military Collection!

Postby SpyderEdgeForever » Sat Jun 25, 2016 8:09 pm

You're gonna love the upcoming Military SALT :)

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Re: Military Collection!

Postby SpyderNut » Sat Jun 25, 2016 8:25 pm

Very impressive collection, Roger. I love the old ATS-34 Millies. Kudos, man!
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Re: Military Collection!

Postby bearfacedkiller » Sat Jun 25, 2016 8:46 pm

Thanks for making me feel better for only having five Militaries. ;)
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