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Thumb Stud Spydercos

Postby Zioo0 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:16 am

How many Thumbstud Spydercos have been produced by numbers? How many thumbstud Spydercos have been produced in models? :spyder: Lasty, isit even possible to have a Spyderco flipper?

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Re: Thumb Stud Spydercos

Postby emanuel » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:29 am

Hey, check the catalog for 2019, Spyderco does sell a couple of flipper designs (Amalgam, Mantra come to mind). As for thumbstuds, since the hole is superior for opening and also doesn't get in the way of cutting, I doubt spyderco would ever use that design instead of its trademark hole. I for one am certainly not interested in a thumbstud Spyderco.

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Re: Thumb Stud Spydercos

Postby Ric » Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:17 am

I do not like thumbstuds.
The hole is much better.

If you want a kind of thumbstud you can try with a zip tie (wave mod)

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Re: Thumb Stud Spydercos

Postby holeshot » Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:41 am

Zioo0 wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:16 am
How many Thumbstud Spydercos have been produced by numbers? How many thumbstud Spydercos have been produced in models? :spyder: Lasty, isit even possible to have a Spyderco flipper?
ZiooO, welcome to the forum! As has already be stated there are indeed Spyderco flippers. It seems to me that thumb studs would be redundant on a knife that already has an excellent deployment design. :)
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Re: Thumb Stud Spydercos

Postby bearfacedkiller » Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:44 am

They have sold quite a few flippers at this point.

There was an exclusive Pingo that came with thumbstuds as an option if I remember correctly.

Otherwise, the hole is a trademark so all Spydercos will have it. It is one of the things that makes a Spyderco a Spyderco.

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Re: Thumb Stud Spydercos

Postby Evil D » Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:57 am

The Vallotton has thumb studs but they also act as a blade stop. You can open it with either but the hole is far easier.
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Re: Thumb Stud Spydercos

Postby cycleguy » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:26 am

Thumb stud Spydercos ... I would hope not! :mad:

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Re: Thumb Stud Spydercos

Postby JacksonKnives » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:32 am

Evil D wins the prize! The Valloton is a gorgeous exception to the rule.
viewtopic.php?t=62406

Bearfacedkiller, I think you're remembering a modified Pingo, not a factory option. The tiny holes are a good size for thumb studs from other knives... Not to say that makes it a good idea. XD

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Re: Thumb Stud Spydercos

Postby jabba359 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:51 am

JacksonKnives wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:32 am
Evil D wins the prize! The Valloton is a gorgeous exception to the rule.
viewtopic.php?t=62406

Bearfacedkiller, I think you're remembering a modified Pingo, not a factory option. The tiny holes are a good size for thumb studs from other knives... Not to say that makes it a good idea. XD
The Edge Matters forum exclusive included a thumb stud. While the stud probably didn't come from the factory, I believe it was included with all the knives from this run.
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Re: Thumb Stud Spydercos

Postby Rpp » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:09 am

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There were some Japanese knives that Spyderco distributed. Those had thumb studs. I guess they aren’t Spydercos but look at the resemblance.

The ATR had a hood opener.

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Re: Thumb Stud Spydercos

Postby sal » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:33 pm

Hi Zioo0,

Welcome to our forum.

The models with studs we did make were listed above. Not likely we'd make more unless, like the Valloton, there was a particular function, like the stop.

Eric has put a number of flippers through.

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Re: Thumb Stud Spydercos

Postby Evil D » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:38 pm

For what it's worth I really like how the Vallotton studs are done. That knife locks so solid it's crazy, no blade play whatsoever.
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Re: Thumb Stud Spydercos

Postby aesmith » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:17 pm

jabba359 wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:51 am
The Edge Matters forum exclusive included a thumb stud. While the stud probably didn't come from the factory, I believe it was included with all the knives from this run.
Correct.
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Re: Thumb Stud Spydercos

Postby cabfrank » Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:45 pm

Thumb stud shmumb stud.

I made a new tongue twister!

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Re: Thumb Stud Spydercos

Postby JacksonKnives » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:35 pm

jabba359 wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:51 am
JacksonKnives wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:32 am
Evil D wins the prize! The Valloton is a gorgeous exception to the rule.
viewtopic.php?t=62406

Bearfacedkiller, I think you're remembering a modified Pingo, not a factory option. The tiny holes are a good size for thumb studs from other knives... Not to say that makes it a good idea. XD
The Edge Matters forum exclusive included a thumb stud. While the stud probably didn't come from the factory, I believe it was included with all the knives from this run.
Wow, interesting bit of history!
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Re: Thumb Stud Spydercos

Postby sparky2016 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:28 pm

I haven't bought a knife with a thumb stud in years. It's usually a deal killer for me at this point.

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Re: Thumb Stud Spydercos

Postby Bill1170 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:11 pm

Any knives I own with thumb studs, I own them despite the studs, not because of them. Once I even plotted to create a Spydie hole on another brand of knife so I could toss the studs and have a blade that opens easily. I didn’t buy that knife, but I was seriously considering it.

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Re: Thumb Stud Spydercos

Postby knivesandbooks » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:35 pm

I'll take a two hand opener with a nail nick before a thumbstud or thumb disc. I've got a couple knives left with studs and I hate deploying them for that reason.

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Re: Thumb Stud Spydercos

Postby JD Spydo » Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:36 am

I've always kind of considered the older "Cobra Hood" models to be very similar to a "thumb stud" model. Especially the original Titanium ATR and the Titanium Salsa models would deploy about as fast as any automatics in my humble opinion.

Two of the older Benchmade Boguszewski Spike models I owned and used both had thumb studs and they could be deployed extremely fast if needed to do so.

With all things considered I think I would opt for the return of the "Cobra Hood" models instead of a simple thumb stud. I've often wondered why they faded away like they did. Just about everyone I talked to over the years loved their Cobra Hood models. Even the ASSIST I model was nice with the Cobra Hood.


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