Knives as Art

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Knives as Art

Postby Skidoosh » Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:59 pm

Having romped and walked to death around the louve this week I came across quite a few blades. (What there are paintings?). If you were putting on an exhibit what Spydercos would be placed on display as art and why?

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Re: Knives as Art

Postby knivesandbooks » Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:14 pm

I'd love to see the entire ethnic series displayed together
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Re: Knives as Art

Postby MichaelScott » Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:27 pm

Dodo. Military. Chaparral. Delica. Lum. Bradley Bowie. Matriarch. Roadie.
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Re: Knives as Art

Postby tvenuto » Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:06 pm

Kris. No question.

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Re: Knives as Art

Postby Mushroom » Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:20 pm

I agree that an exhibit showcasing the entire ethnic series would be really cool!

A handful of others I'd choose to display on their own - Nirvana to showcase Spydercos manufacturing capabilities and its a fantastic looking design. Tighe Stick for similar reasons to the Nivana. The milling on the handles is beautiful and needs to be appreciated! The PPT (all 3 for the sake of display :D) and Pheonix I would choose to display for their design. I tend to consider the PPT my all time favorite Spyderco design and I would choose the Pheonix, again because I really like the looks and design of the knife. SpyKer because its a rare collaboration with another well known knife brand. Paramilitary 2 because it's widely regarded as one of the best pocket knives available. I honestly think the Paramilitary 2 should in the MoMA next to the Opinel!
Would also probably have to display an original C01 Worker and a 40th Anniversary Native 5 for the sake of company history. Different reasons for each knife, but I'd consider all worthy of a museum quality exhibit! :spyder:
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Re: Knives as Art

Postby 500Nitro » Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:27 pm

Endura. First of its kind?
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Re: Knives as Art

Postby VashHash » Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:41 pm

Jess horn original model. C27 a definite piece of art. Have to agree with the Kris too. Massad Ayoob as modern art. Then again art is subjective. Worker needs to be there too. Have to include the hand. Sharpmaker because it was a defining product and imitated by others. Spyderco has changed the way we see knives. Remember the pocket clip is an innovation used by almost everyone. Spyderco pocket clip just by itself.

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Re: Knives as Art

Postby anycal » Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:02 pm

The Golden knives. Line 'em up by size.
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Re: Knives as Art

Postby standy99 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:09 pm

Not forgetting the logo

A great piece of Graphic art itself.
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Re: Knives as Art

Postby Bill1170 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:44 pm

Temperance 2. Such a lovely form.

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Re: Knives as Art

Postby TomAiello » Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:49 pm

I saw a Smatchet in a museum last week and now I am on the hunt for one. :)

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Re: Knives as Art

Postby ThePeacent » Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:00 am

I'd pay to see a 30ft long and big painting depicting them all from smallest to biggest in a incremental disposition

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Re: Knives as Art

Postby vernonremington » Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:42 am

Valloton Sub-Hilt

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Re: Knives as Art

Postby AllNamesWereTaken » Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:38 am

I'd say a southard an a smock(for what i've seen so far)
Every minor serial just screams art for me, and dont get me started on that sheepsfoot.....
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Re: Knives as Art

Postby The Deacon » Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:18 am

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Why? Because functional jewelry is infinitely better than non-functional jewelry.
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Re: Knives as Art

Postby ZrowsN1s » Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:54 am

Those are incredible pieces Deacon.

I have some custom pocket clips from Steel Flame (I really wish they made clips for Spyderco), but my only 'art piece' is the 40th Anniversary Native. Damasteel is art. The fluted CF is art, and fit and finish is art as well. A beautiful and beautifully put together knife.

The blade geometry of the Yo2 is something I like a lot as well, but I don't think many besides me would call it Art.
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Re: Knives as Art

Postby embry386 » Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:01 pm

The blue jigged bone Endura sprint. Beautiful knife.

Also the rest of Spyderco's knives, because they are all beautiful works of art. Not necessarily in the fancy-engraving-and-expensive-materials sort of way, but in the weird and cool way that an SR-71 Blackbird looks like a work of art, because of taking form-follows-function to the extremes until the result is something slick and elegant, with no extra unneeded pieces or parts missing, just pure awesomeness.

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Re: Knives as Art

Postby RamZar » Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:36 pm

For a standard Spyderco that has not been customized it’d be Chaparral Stepped Titanium. Exquisite milling.

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Re: Knives as Art

Postby Tdog » Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:07 am

For me, those Spydies that fill the "knives as art" include the Damascus Caly 3, Vallotton Sub-Hilt. and all the jigged bone Delicas and Enduras. In truth, many of the standard models with the newer "exotic" steels could fit the bill. Oops, almost forgot the Centofante Memory and the different stepped Ti models. Will probably have to edit this post as so many Spydies are functional art. :spyder:

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Re: Knives as Art

Postby Bloke » Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:21 am

The Deacon wrote:
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Why? Because functional jewelry is infinitely better than non-functional jewelry.
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