Spydies you consider selling or passing on one day

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Spydies you consider selling or passing on one day

Postby archangel » Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:03 am

Inspired by my other recent thread...

I guess many of you don't keep all your knives forever. Either you're not happy, or you need the cash, or for any other reason you get rid of them. I have in addition a very personal reason for selling spydies: to make room for another spydie, in order to keep up my collection rule. :p

I sold many spydies that have been replaced by others. The Centofante 3 will be the next one, it needs to go to make room for the Battlestation which is I hope (I have little to no doubt) much more to my liking.

After this, there's basically only one more that remains on my virtual "to be replaced" list. I'd love to own an Autonomy 1 some day, but for that I will have to let go my Pacific Salt. Those who remember well know that I'm no big fan of FRN light models, and despite the fact that the Pacific is a great knife for tough jobs, the Advocate seems to play in a different / higher league. For the Japan-made FRN models that I already own, the plan is to replace the FRN scales, once I have the funds and the balls to do it. ;) The FRN scales on UKPK and Urban are actually quite nice. I really can't explain why I dislike the Endura / Delica / Calypso / Pacific FRN scales. But back to topic...

Do you have a virtual or real "to be sold some day" list? Care to share it with us, and why that poor spydie will have to go?
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Re: Spydies you consider selling or passing on one day

Postby Evil D » Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:30 am

I have a list that I could part with but I hate the idea of losing money on them because they're all used. I would rather hang onto them for my son someday. I do have a few sprints and exclusives I'm thinking about parting with that are mint and never used but I also hate the selling process so unless I found someone relatively local that I could deal with face to face I'd probably not bother.

But you answer your question a little better, some knives I initially bought that just didn't work for me are the Manix 2, Military, Delica, and eventually the Para 2. I did eventually develop a love for the Military and Manix 2 but I've sold my Delicas and my only Para 2 is a heavily used sprint that I paid ridiculous money for so I may as well keep it.
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Re: Spydies you consider selling or passing on one day

Postby James Y » Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:03 pm

This is a good question. As of this moment, there is absolutely nobody I would pass my knives down to. Because nobody else in my family is into knives, especially modern one-handlers like Spydercos. My brother and his wife carry the Victorinox Classic SAKs I gave them one Christmas, but they aren't "knife people."

I suppose someday I would sell them off, or at least the lesser-used ones. But TBH, I haven't thought much about it.

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Re: Spydies you consider selling or passing on one day

Postby ZrowsN1s » Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:14 pm

My P'kal was on my list for a while, because I don't often carry it, but I like it so much I've taken it off the list. I think Im going to sell my Para 3 M390 and my Rhino soon, so I can pick up the Dodo and the Next Shaman sprint. The Para 3 doesn't get carried and everyones all about M390 now so I figured it will be an easy sell, the Rhino just never clicked with me, I carry my small knives on my left and it's not the best knife for lefties.
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Re: Spydies you consider selling or passing on one day

Postby 40mm » Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:15 pm

I sell everything. Even stuff that I really like. Weird? Maybe, but it helps me from getting attached to material crap and keeps this all in perspective. I can get by most days without a pocket knife at all and could probably be just fine with a Victorinox Classic. In reality for ME having just one knife is good enough and I'm lucky that I have the luxury of buying a "good" or "cool" knife. On that note I just sold my Salt D'fly that I've had so much fun with. Not because I started to not like it, but because I sold it to someone that I'd thought would really love it as well.

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Postby Cscottsss » Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:28 pm

I don't sell anything, so probably none. I'll pass them along to my kids.

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Re: Spydies you consider selling or passing on one day

Postby anycal » Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:39 pm

Not much for selling, but passing on for sure.

I bought a bunch, gave some away, bought more, bought more of favorite models. As of now, I slowed down with the purchases quite a bit. I may give more away, but not planning on selling.

At this point, if I buy another Spyderco, it will have to be something new. That has been the case with me for a while now. Ikuchi, for example.

I have the knives I want. I have multiple of my favorite models (in different steel and handles) and really not planning on buyhing more unless they come with some exotic materials. Planned future puchases - LW Caly, Shaman sprint/exclusive, Chief sprint/exclusive, something brand new which appeals to me.
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Re: Spydies you consider selling or passing on one day

Postby Sharp Guy » Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:45 pm

I recently sold a few base models and a couple sprints that I had duplicates on to help fund some other stuff I wanted. I have some other sprints and exclusives that I might let go of to help fund a hotter laptop but can't decide on which ones I want to part with. Don't want to have seller's remorse later on haha. Anything that's left when I'm gone someday will go to my son and/or my brothers.
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Re: Spydies you consider selling or passing on one day

Postby JonLeBlanc » Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:10 pm

Among the pieces I own now, none. But that's not to say it couldn't happen one day, with some model...
My collection so far: 52100 Military (2); 52100 PM2 (2); 52100 Para3; Stretch2 V-Toku; KnifeWorks M4 PM2; BentoBox M390 PM2; BentoBox S90V Military; Police4 K390; S110V PM2; SS Delica AUS-6; Wayne Goddard Sprint VG-10
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Re: Spydies you consider selling or passing on one day

Postby ZrowsN1s » Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:36 pm

Sharp Guy wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:45 pm
I recently sold a few base models and a couple sprints that I had duplicates on to help fund some other stuff I wanted. I have some other sprints and exclusives that I might let go of to help fund a hotter laptop but can't decide on which ones I want to part with. Don't want to have seller's remorse later on haha. Anything that's left when I'm gone someday will go to my son and/or my brothers.
I definitely have sellers remorse over the three I let go, Cruwear Para3, Hap40 Delica sprint, and Damascus FRN Delica. Wish I had held onto them...... BUT if I hadn't sold them I wouldn't have gotten my hands on the Shaman and Lil Native, and Rex45 Para3 all of which I Love.

Ideally I'd just have a bigger knife budget :D
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Re: Spydies you consider selling or passing on one day

Postby Pelagic » Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:36 pm

Sold a bunch already, buying is the hard part (making up your mind). If a knife doesn't get used or I grow to dislike a certain aspect of it, it's gone.
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Re: Spydies you consider selling or passing on one day

Postby Woodpuppy » Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:52 pm

I typically only sell when my tastes change (can take a while for that to happen) or when I need to scrape up cash for a new purchase. I had a few quite nice LE or first production run Benchmades while I was into them, but I moved on and sold most of them off. The spyders I have now are all users so I don’t really anticipate liquidating, and with 4 kids many were bought with the idea I’d hand them down. My 4yo son Wyatt has already claimed the blue delica. The purple dragonfly and pink delica were intended for my girls. Frankly I look at the delicas as potential gifts to get worthy folks onto a good knife path.

Lately I find myself looking at SAKs again. The Fieldmaster in particular... I got the Camper back in Scouts and it’s still going strong. Also really like the Compact, and some of the alox models. At some point we’ll be getting the kids their own SAKs. For now we will work on basic skills with the pair of Moras I got them.

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Re: Spydies you consider selling or passing on one day

Postby Sober_Survival » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:43 pm

I have 2 sets (Delica & Endura) of the MD SuperGold sprint run (or whatever you want to call it...). They are still in the mailing package they came in, in a safe for my sons later in life. I have a hard time selling any of my knives, but have sold a few that I just didn't want. Of my 36 Spydies, 33 are NIB.
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Re: Spydies you consider selling or passing on one day

Postby TomAiello » Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:34 pm

Sober_Survival wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:43 pm
I have 2 sets (Delica & Endura) of the MD SuperGold sprint run (or whatever you want to call it...). They are still in the mailing package they came in, in a safe for my sons later in life
You owe it to yourself to open one and try it.

The Super Gold has really impressed me so far. I'm not normally a Delica/Endura guy, but the SG is impressive enough that I've been carrying the Delica.

I'd _LOVE_ to see the Police 4 sprinted in this steel. :)

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Re: Spydies you consider selling or passing on one day

Postby knivesandbooks » Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:54 pm

I have all of the blurple g10 s110v models and I'm thinking about letting those go. I've fallen out of love with that steel. I'm thinking of letting my Rhino go. Maybe my Manix lockback. My ZDp189 and hap40 pakkawood Enduras. One of my unused backup serrated delica wharncliffes. I have quite a few Spydies and there's some that just don't fit anymore.
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Re: Spydies you consider selling or passing on one day

Postby Sober_Survival » Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:10 pm

TomAiello wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:34 pm
Sober_Survival wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:43 pm
I have 2 sets (Delica & Endura) of the MD SuperGold sprint run (or whatever you want to call it...). They are still in the mailing package they came in, in a safe for my sons later in life
You owe it to yourself to open one and try it.

The Super Gold has really impressed me so far. I'm not normally a Delica/Endura guy, but the SG is impressive enough that I've been carrying the Delica.

I'd _LOVE_ to see the Police 4 sprinted in this steel. :)

Oh I have my own set to play with lol. (I bought 3 total). I absolutely LOVE the Sg! I got 'gold' titanium scale screws, and matching clip for the delica. Once I figure out how to post a picture on here, I'll show you what it looks like.
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Re: Spydies you consider selling or passing on one day

Postby Halfneck » Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:17 pm

The bulk of my knives will go to my oldest son - he inherited the knife-nut gene. Others will go to my youngest son due to associated memories - he appreciates knives as a tool. A couple will go to my wife to remember me by. Still others will go to close friends of mine. Lastly, a small few will be left at spots that hold special significance to me.

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Re: Spydies you consider selling or passing on one day

Postby soulspy » Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:44 pm

Slysz bowie- seems to big to me now and people seem to really like them.
Techno 1- blade stock too thick to do any real cutting tasks.
Spydie Chef- angle of clip and geometry of handle don't feel good in my hand.
Gayle Bradley 1- I have 2, thought I'd need a backup, but currently favor smaller, lighter knives.
Domino- great action, even upgraded the bearings, but now feel it's too large. Favor smaller knives now.
Southard- cool knife, but thick stock limits the usefulness in my opinion.

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Re: Spydies you consider selling or passing on one day

Postby Marulaghost » Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:50 pm

So about that Slysz....

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Re: Spydies you consider selling or passing on one day

Postby Ric » Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:39 am

Some duplicates and models i do not like so much might be gifted to a friend.
E.g. mantra 3.

I try to purchase knife that are keepers...


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