Need help to identify 90's Spyderco

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Need help to identify 90's Spyderco

Postby KJKeyserSoze » Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:35 am

Hello all,

my first post here.

I have this, first hand, but when I bought it, there wasn't a box and no SKU. And I can't seem to find it on spyderco archives page.

Blade length is 2.1-3" , G2 Stainless from Seki City Japan

https://photos.app.goo.gl/67AoMGCybEXozK7G6

Your help is greatly appreciated.

In my 'collection',
this model,
Spyderco (C35SBK) PRCA 'Q',
Byrd Cara Cara rescue plain (BY17BK.
BYRD FINCH (BY11) - daily EDC
In my collection,
Executive C04 ,
PRCA 'Q' (C35SBK),
Bug C133,
One-Eyed Jack G-10 White C226G
Lil’ Lum C205GFBLP
Vallotton Lil’ Sub-Hilt - Black G10 C224GP
Chaparral Ti C152TI
Jonathan McNees McBee C236TIP
Marcin Slysz SpydieChef C211TIP
Marcin Slysz Techno C158TIP
Native 5 Salt LC200N C41PYL5
Native 5 S90V C41PBOR5
Native 5 Maxamet C41PGY5
Native 5 S110V C41PDBL5
Native 5 CPM-Cruwear C41GPCW5
Native 5 S35VN Fluted Titanium C41TIF5
Native 5 CPM-REX 45 C41PBORE5
Delica Super Gold steel X Massdrop C11FPBKSG
Salt 1 FRN BlackBlade C88PBBK
Dragonfly VG10 C28P
Dragonfly 2 ZDP189 C28PGRE2
Sage 1 Liner Lock C123CFP
Sage 2 Reeve Integral Lock C123TIP
Sage 3 Bolt Action Lock C123GPBL
Sage 3 Bolt Action Lock C123CFBAP
Sage 4 Front Lock C123WD
Sage 5 Compression Lock C123CFPCL
Sage 5 Lightweight Compression Lock
Para 3 CPM-Rex45 C223GPORBL
Manix 2 LW CPM-S90V C101PORBK2
Starmate C55G
Byrd Cara Cara rescue plain (BY17BK)
BYRD FINCH (BY11)

and other brands...

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Re: Need help to identify 90's Spyderco

Postby sal » Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:08 am

Hi KJ,

Welcome to our forum.

Looks like a circa '84 model introduced originally as the "Clippette" and later changed the name to "Executive". There were a few later "evolution" models before it was discontinued.

sal

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Re: Need help to identify 90's Spyderco

Postby SpyderEdgeForever » Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:32 pm

sal wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:08 am
Hi KJ,

Welcome to our forum.

Looks like a circa '84 model introduced originally as the "Clippette" and later changed the name to "Executive". There were a few later "evolution" models before it was discontinued.

sal
Will we ever see it brought back as a Sprint Run with new materials or very unlikely?

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Re: Need help to identify 90's Spyderco

Postby Jazz » Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:30 am

That is such a cool little knife. Tip up would be nicer, but I love the shape.
- best wishes, Jazz.

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Re: Need help to identify 90's Spyderco

Postby Doc Dan » Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:19 am

That is a very nice little knife, hollow ground and all.
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Re: Need help to identify 90's Spyderco

Postby Supacede » Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:18 am

Does it remind anyone else of the old Tim Wenger model?

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Re: Need help to identify 90's Spyderco

Postby araneae » Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:11 pm

Supacede wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:18 am
Does it remind anyone else of the old Tim Wenger model?
I would say the Wegner models were likely influenced by Spyderco. I believe he worked for Spyderco and he designed the Spyderco Mouse in the 90's I believe. He left to do Bladetech if memory serves correct.
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Re: Need help to identify 90's Spyderco

Postby joeldworkin307 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:51 pm

I have one of these that I still use when I need a small, "nonthreatening" knife in an event or theater space. These are great office knives. Kudos on your find.

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Re: Need help to identify 90's Spyderco

Postby Supacede » Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:31 pm

araneae wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:11 pm
Supacede wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:18 am
Does it remind anyone else of the old Tim Wenger model?
I would say the Wegner models were likely influenced by Spyderco. I believe he worked for Spyderco and he designed the Spyderco Mouse in the 90's I believe. He left to do Bladetech if memory serves correct.
Ah, right on. I didn't know he was employed by Spyderco. I guess I dont know anything about him but I always liked that old model.

Funny how things work out.

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Re: Need help to identify 90's Spyderco

Postby JD Spydo » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:03 pm

There are just so many of the older/original 1980s-1990s Spyders that I would love to see re-done with modern materials. New handles, new blade steels and modern Spyderedges would make many of the older classics come alive. I started out with the GIN-1, Full SE, Stainless Handled MARINER model and I'll always love that knife. I would love it with a newer/better blade steel, G-10 handle and a upgraded pocketclip. Truly I think it would be hard to keep them on the shelves.

The top of my classic Spyder wish list would be the C-01 Worker model with a complete face lift.

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Re: Need help to identify 90's Spyderco

Postby KJKeyserSoze » Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:33 am

sal wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:08 am
Hi KJ,

Welcome to our forum.

Looks like a circa '84 model introduced originally as the "Clippette" and later changed the name to "Executive". There were a few later "evolution" models before it was discontinued.

sal
Thank you Sal !

and thanks to all forum members. Hello !

I have left knife colecting for a while, and now am slowly going back in.

Top of my wants now :

1. Native 5 lightweight S35VN FRN
2. Chaparal lighweight CTS XHP FRN
3. Dragonfly 2 ZDP189

that should cover Golden, Taichung and Japan + Seki in my collection, right ?

KJ.
In my collection,
Executive C04 ,
PRCA 'Q' (C35SBK),
Bug C133,
One-Eyed Jack G-10 White C226G
Lil’ Lum C205GFBLP
Vallotton Lil’ Sub-Hilt - Black G10 C224GP
Chaparral Ti C152TI
Jonathan McNees McBee C236TIP
Marcin Slysz SpydieChef C211TIP
Marcin Slysz Techno C158TIP
Native 5 Salt LC200N C41PYL5
Native 5 S90V C41PBOR5
Native 5 Maxamet C41PGY5
Native 5 S110V C41PDBL5
Native 5 CPM-Cruwear C41GPCW5
Native 5 S35VN Fluted Titanium C41TIF5
Native 5 CPM-REX 45 C41PBORE5
Delica Super Gold steel X Massdrop C11FPBKSG
Salt 1 FRN BlackBlade C88PBBK
Dragonfly VG10 C28P
Dragonfly 2 ZDP189 C28PGRE2
Sage 1 Liner Lock C123CFP
Sage 2 Reeve Integral Lock C123TIP
Sage 3 Bolt Action Lock C123GPBL
Sage 3 Bolt Action Lock C123CFBAP
Sage 4 Front Lock C123WD
Sage 5 Compression Lock C123CFPCL
Sage 5 Lightweight Compression Lock
Para 3 CPM-Rex45 C223GPORBL
Manix 2 LW CPM-S90V C101PORBK2
Starmate C55G
Byrd Cara Cara rescue plain (BY17BK)
BYRD FINCH (BY11)

and other brands...


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