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Starting to buy Spydercos in pairs!

Postby cycleguy » Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:15 pm

Want to keep them pristine. Want to use them. Now buying in pairs.

This sickness is getting expensive... :spyder: :p

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Re: Starting to buy Spydercos in pairs!

Postby Evil D » Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:18 pm

Well that's one way to do it...have a user and have a desk fondler. I have only bought duplicates of sprint runs but now I do have three Sliveraxes but they'll all be different in a ways once I'm done with them.
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Re: Starting to buy Spydercos in pairs!

Postby SpyderSeth » Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:19 pm

Haha. I have the same sickness. I feel much better about using my knives when I have a backup.

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Re: Starting to buy Spydercos in pairs!

Postby Spook410 » Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:33 pm

Have only done this a couple of times. Once with the initial green G10 204p PM2 sprint and then the Maxamet mule. No regrets on either. The former allowed me to gift a decent PM2 to a friend's son who had already started building backyard forges at 15. The latter gives me an excuse to get some fancy scales on a workbench mule one of these days in addition to the mule with Halpern's on a chore knife.

I get the 'take it out and look at it' thing I suppose. Would like one of the Abel Reel Native's for that. But in practice, I like to use them. That doesn't preclude getting two of something.

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Re: Starting to buy Spydercos in pairs!

Postby TkoK83Spy » Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:00 pm

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Currently have 20 :spyder: 's in 14 different steels.

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Re: Starting to buy Spydercos in pairs!

Postby TkoK83Spy » Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:06 pm

TkoK83Spy wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:00 pm
I must be different...I primarily only have sprints and exclusives and am excited to use all of them and not worry about how they look. Granted I clean and touch up each knife after each day of use. A pristine knife, in my eyes is a waste of money, engineering and a great tool that someone else may be missing out on while you keep it tucked away in a box :rolleyes:

Like me itching for a Rex45 Military...plenty of people have them or don't use them, or advertise them on the secondary market for $250+...which I refuse to pay :mad:
Currently have 20 :spyder: 's in 14 different steels.

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Re: Starting to buy Spydercos in pairs!

Postby jacala » Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:22 pm

Yea, I know what you mean.
I've accidentally doubled-up on a few PM2's and PM3's.
But I've deliberately bought two each of Aqua Salts and Jumpmaster 2's so that I have a "user" and a "safe queen" of each.

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Re: Starting to buy Spydercos in pairs!

Postby JonLeBlanc » Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:42 pm

I can understand both sides; 1) They're meant to be used, and who knows, especially when it comes to Sprints, there might be some poor soul who can't find one that's been sold out for a while... 2) there are some pieces that one just couldn't imagine living without, and the only real way to guarantee that happy life is to have a user and a pristine backup.

I've got pairs of the 52100 Military and PM2, and I rationalize that by telling myself they both took over a year to sell out, so I'm not depriving anyone lol.
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Wish list: Hundred Pacer; Sliverax; Mantra; 52100 PM2 SE; Kapara

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Re: Starting to buy Spydercos in pairs!

Postby Wartstein » Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:31 pm

I use all of my Spyders and want them to be and looked used.

I have only one single backup: For my VG10 Stretch 1, since I once already lost the single piece I had of this model and it was hard to find a replacement at the time... so I thought it would be better to have two, just in case.

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Re: Starting to buy Spydercos in pairs!

Postby Tucson Tom » Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:41 pm

I am usually wondering about myself just buying one at a time. I guess if you have no shortage of cash, buying two at a time would be fine, but even then I use all of my knives and I am not using them so hard they look beat to heck. I expect all of my Spydercos to outlive me and be in pretty good shape. Now losing one could certainly happen -- but I don't think I am so attached to any one knife that I couldn't go on with life if that happened. Let's say I lost my Rex45 PM2. That would be sad, but I could carry my Rex45 Military if I just wanted to have Rex45 in my pocket, or carry an M4 PM2 -- so life goes on. No losses so far so this is all academic.

If I collected comic books (which would be about the last thing I would do), I would read them, not keep them in sealed bags like some people do.

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Re: Starting to buy Spydercos in pairs!

Postby Albatross » Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:28 pm

TkoK83Spy wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:06 pm
TkoK83Spy wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:00 pm
I must be different...I primarily only have sprints and exclusives and am excited to use all of them and not worry about how they look. Granted I clean and touch up each knife after each day of use. A pristine knife, in my eyes is a waste of money, engineering and a great tool that someone else may be missing out on while you keep it tucked away in a box :rolleyes:

Like me itching for a Rex45 Military...plenty of people have them or don't use them, or advertise them on the secondary market for $250+...which I refuse to pay :mad:
Black wolf supply has some Rex45 Militarys in stock for $191.97

I bought a V-toku2 Stretch(when no one else had any left) from them a while back and had a pleasant experience.
sal wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:01 pm

...But in general, I'm all about high performance, Ergos, safety. That's why I've been accused of "deigning in the dark"...

sal

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Re: Starting to buy Spydercos in pairs!

Postby bearrowland » Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:14 am

I'd love to do this but it would be just me and my collection living in my car once I got caught!!😂
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Re: Starting to buy Spydercos in pairs!

Postby JD Spydo » Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:18 am

Now that my work load has picked up and many bills are now paid in full I'm going to start again buying favorite models in pairs myself. For two reasons>> one for a "user" and one for the collection and/or for a "Back Up Unit" ( BUU). I've got "Back Up Units for about 5 models in my user rotation and I'm going to start making a habit of it.

My biggest hope at this time would be for the hierarchy at the Great Spyder Factory to start making many more models in PE & SE both just like they used to back in the early days. There are just so many models over the years that I've literally craved to be offered in both edge types. I would so much love to again re-start a collection of SE & PE pairs of Spyderco models again just like in the "Gold Ol' Days" :cool:

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Re: Starting to buy Spydercos in pairs!

Postby jdw » Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:56 am

Albatross wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:28 pm
TkoK83Spy wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:06 pm
TkoK83Spy wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:00 pm
I must be different...I primarily only have sprints and exclusives and am excited to use all of them and not worry about how they look. Granted I clean and touch up each knife after each day of use. A pristine knife, in my eyes is a waste of money, engineering and a great tool that someone else may be missing out on while you keep it tucked away in a box :rolleyes:

Like me itching for a Rex45 Military...plenty of people have them or don't use them, or advertise them on the secondary market for $250+...which I refuse to pay :mad:
Black wolf supply has some Rex45 Militarys in stock for $191.97

I bought a V-toku2 Stretch(when no one else had any left) from them a while back and had a pleasant experience.
Thank you for the tip. I was able to grab one for a decent price as well. I appreciate it.
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Re: Starting to buy Spydercos in pairs!

Postby juggler » Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:56 am

I did that a couple of times but ended up selling the backup knives eventually: tastes evolve and new knives keep being introduced ;).

I could see myself buying a few variations of my favourite models, though.
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Re: Starting to buy Spydercos in pairs!

Postby spyderwolf » Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:27 am

SpyderSeth wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:19 pm
Haha. I have the same sickness. I feel much better about using my knives when I have a backup.
I can't really enjoy using a knife without a safe queen,either.I try to look at it as an investment in my peace of mind :D
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Re: Starting to buy Spydercos in pairs!

Postby Albatross » Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:49 am

jdw wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:56 am
Albatross wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:28 pm
TkoK83Spy wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:06 pm
TkoK83Spy wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:00 pm
I must be different...I primarily only have sprints and exclusives and am excited to use all of them and not worry about how they look. Granted I clean and touch up each knife after each day of use. A pristine knife, in my eyes is a waste of money, engineering and a great tool that someone else may be missing out on while you keep it tucked away in a box :rolleyes:

Like me itching for a Rex45 Military...plenty of people have them or don't use them, or advertise them on the secondary market for $250+...which I refuse to pay :mad:
Black wolf supply has some Rex45 Militarys in stock for $191.97

I bought a V-toku2 Stretch(when no one else had any left) from them a while back and had a pleasant experience.
Thank you for the tip. I was able to grab one for a decent price as well. I appreciate it.
Hey no problem, I'm glad the info was useful.
sal wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:01 pm

...But in general, I'm all about high performance, Ergos, safety. That's why I've been accused of "deigning in the dark"...

sal


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