2020 Spyderco Forum Calendar Contest!

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Re: 2020 Spyderco Forum Calendar Contest!

Postby AlexRus » Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:35 am

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I just finished my image last night, so I guess this is the morning for Native 5s! :)

As stated, I chose the Native 5 fluted titanium for my entry. It’s an American made lock back, made from great modern materials, comfortable in use, and with beautiful aesthetics.

Gears, pulleys, and tool related items can have such an interesting look to them- and I thought these kinds of items would provide a really nice contrast/compliment to the Titanium native. The Native and the items depicted all have something in common in that they have both utilitarian purpose, and a very unique appeal to the eye.
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Re: 2020 Spyderco Forum Calendar Contest!

Postby G_shark » Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:53 am

Knife: HAWKBILL BYRD™ FRN Black BY22BK

I have always liked the idea of inexpensive tools that work for a living. Sure, I have a bunch of nice and much more expensive Spyderco knives. There's just something about a good inexpensive tool that doesn't need too much maintaince. Spyderco outdid themselves in that arena with the Tenacious line, more recently the Polestar and so on. I'd even include the Delica in this categorie for that matter. However, the Byrd line just breathes that philosophy. A Byrd raven rides in my outdoorsy backpack, I have a Finch and Starling on my keys quite often... THE workhorse of all the Byrd knives in my book, is the Hawkbill however. The serrations, it's Delica-esque grip and the unique blade shape make this my go to 'odd job around the house and in the yard' knife. Here it is after opening some packs of soil and digging some holes for my new lettuce garden.

Thanks for the opportunity, Spyderco team.

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Re: 2020 Spyderco Forum Calendar Contest!

Postby GoldenSpydie » Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:04 am

My entry shows the Spyderco Lil' Lionspy, C181GTI, in the window of a truck while "spying" on wild African lions in Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania, Africa. In the background is a wild male lion that was sleeping in the middle of the Crater during the hot part of the day. He happened to raise his head right as I was taking these pictures, so I was lucky to get this "lion-spy" shot. This photo also reminded me of the old-time Spyderco slogan, "All God's Critters Have Knives." Good luck to all, and thanks to Spyderco for hosting the contest!

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Re: 2020 Spyderco Forum Calendar Contest!

Postby StuntZombie » Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:58 am

^Wow! I think that's my favorite so far!
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Re: 2020 Spyderco Forum Calendar Contest!

Postby The Meat man » Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:36 pm

That's an amazing picture GoldenSpydie!

Here is my submission for the contest.

Since getting my first Lil Native a short time ago, I have been impressed with the tough, robust construction of these little knives. They are truly the essence of compact strength and ruggedness, well able to take on any difficult and demanding task. Add to that a steel known for being able to survive abuse, itself coated in super durable DLC, and you have what I think is the toughest little knife, ounce for ounce, that money can buy. Well done Spyderco!

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Re: 2020 Spyderco Forum Calendar Contest!

Postby Peter1960 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:57 am

Foto was taken during a 3-days-camp trip this summer. The whittling of my first wooden spoon has taken about 4 hours, I guess this is not very fast but good work needs some time. ;)
The knife is my often used FB26PWD Bushcraft and meanwhile it is, with its selftuned sheath, just as unique as the spoon. The whole ensemble accompanies me also in future trips in the woods that's for sure!

Good luck to everyone and thank you Spyderco!

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Re: 2020 Spyderco Forum Calendar Contest!

Postby SpyderNut » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:39 am

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Model: Spyderco "Q" C35SBK
Forum Name: SpyderNut

In the early days of my knife collecting, the Spyderco Q was one of the first Spyderco models to catch my eye. I loved its skeletonized blade and handle, unique locking mechanism, and featherweight lightness. If my memory serves correct, I found this particular Q at a local gun show. I carried it frequently throughout my college years and have many fond memories attached to it.

Thank you for the opportunity to participate, Spyderco. Best of luck to all the participants.

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Re: 2020 Spyderco Forum Calendar Contest!

Postby Jazz » Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:56 pm

StuntZombie wrote:
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That’s the winner right there. Great knife, picture, and contrasts.
- best wishes, Jazz.

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Re: 2020 Spyderco Forum Calendar Contest!

Postby anycal » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:48 pm

Native 5 is one of my top favorites. It comes in various steel options and handle materials. The latest linerless G10 models (pictured) is a home run. Needles to say, I have more than one Native 5s in my collection.


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Re: 2020 Spyderco Forum Calendar Contest!

Postby StuntZombie » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:43 am

Jazz wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:56 pm
StuntZombie wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:48 am
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That’s the winner right there. Great knife, picture, and contrasts.
Thanks Jazz! Looking back, I kinda wish I'd cleaned it up a little first, but I figure a work knife should look like a work knife.

And thanks to you for convincing Sal and Co. to produce the wharncliffe Delica!
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Re: 2020 Spyderco Forum Calendar Contest!

Postby dtoad » Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:00 pm

My entry for this year contest is the full size high-performance “established" Spyderco Military. Love the old school aggressive jimping & steel used in the introduced models but am blown away with Spyderco’s continued C.Q.I on overall ergonomics and cutting performance. 1996-2006-2016 and beyond. The C36 Military is now arguably the KING OF THE PAST 30…...

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Re: 2020 Spyderco Forum Calendar Contest!

Postby Spyder_Flick » Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:03 pm

dtoad wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:00 pm
My entry for this year contest is the full size high-performance “established" Spyderco Military. Love the old school aggressive jimping & steel used in the introduced models but am blown away with Spyderco’s continued C.Q.I on overall ergonomics and cutting performance. 1996-2006-2016 and beyond. The C36 Military is now arguably the KING OF THE PAST 30…...

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Re: 2020 Spyderco Forum Calendar Contest!

Postby StuntZombie » Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:38 pm

dtoad wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:00 pm
My entry for this year contest is the full size high-performance “established" Spyderco Military. Love the old school aggressive jimping & steel used in the introduced models but am blown away with Spyderco’s continued C.Q.I on overall ergonomics and cutting performance. 1996-2006-2016 and beyond. The C36 Military is now arguably the KING OF THE PAST 30…...

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DANG! :eek:
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Haves: Manbug Salt, Lava, Delica 4 Sante Fe Stoneworks, Spy-DK, Wharncliffe Delica, Ti Squeak, Delica 4 Combo Edge, Salt 2 Wharncliffe, Worker G-10 Sprint, Wharncliffe Dragonfly, Ti UKPK.

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Re: 2020 Spyderco Forum Calendar Contest!

Postby curlyhairedboy » Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:55 pm

This year's entry features one of Spyderco's newest collaborative models, the Ikuchi. I've been carrying mine this summer due to its light weight, pocket friendly design, and absolutely fluid lines. It's perfect for small cutting tasks. While outside pruning some plants, I happened to spot a large beetle buzzing around in the ferns. Inspired by the beetle's size, I quickly wiped off the Ikuchi and held it up to compare - small knife, big bug! Then the unexpected happened: the beetle landed on the knife, and this photo was born.

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Spyderco Collection: Always in Flux...
Southard, PITS, Shaman, CF S90v Shaman, Ikuchi, Amalgam, Spyderhawk H1
40th Anniversary Native
Would like to own again: Lil Native, Para 3 LW, Hawkbill Dragonfly 2 H1, Sheepsfoot Caribbean
Wishlist: Kapara, Squarehead LW, Lil Chokwe, Tanto PM2, Sage 5 LW, Shaman Sprints!

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Re: 2020 Spyderco Forum Calendar Contest!

Postby curlyhairedboy » Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:02 pm

Also, I've uploaded the full size image, but once the page submits, I get a blank page, not any confirmation.
Spyderco Collection: Always in Flux...
Southard, PITS, Shaman, CF S90v Shaman, Ikuchi, Amalgam, Spyderhawk H1
40th Anniversary Native
Would like to own again: Lil Native, Para 3 LW, Hawkbill Dragonfly 2 H1, Sheepsfoot Caribbean
Wishlist: Kapara, Squarehead LW, Lil Chokwe, Tanto PM2, Sage 5 LW, Shaman Sprints!

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Re: 2020 Spyderco Forum Calendar Contest!

Postby StuntZombie » Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:15 pm

curlyhairedboy wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:02 pm
Also, I've uploaded the full size image, but once the page submits, I get a blank page, not any confirmation.
I seem to remember it taking a while for the page to change over once I submitted my image.
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Haves: Manbug Salt, Lava, Delica 4 Sante Fe Stoneworks, Spy-DK, Wharncliffe Delica, Ti Squeak, Delica 4 Combo Edge, Salt 2 Wharncliffe, Worker G-10 Sprint, Wharncliffe Dragonfly, Ti UKPK.

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Re: 2020 Spyderco Forum Calendar Contest!

Postby curlyhairedboy » Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:30 pm

StuntZombie wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:15 pm
curlyhairedboy wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:02 pm
Also, I've uploaded the full size image, but once the page submits, I get a blank page, not any confirmation.
I seem to remember it taking a while for the page to change over once I submitted my image.
Yeah, I think it uploaded, but the page I landed on was blank. Still had a calendar related spyderco url, however. I just want to make sure it's done correctly. Appreciate the info!
Spyderco Collection: Always in Flux...
Southard, PITS, Shaman, CF S90v Shaman, Ikuchi, Amalgam, Spyderhawk H1
40th Anniversary Native
Would like to own again: Lil Native, Para 3 LW, Hawkbill Dragonfly 2 H1, Sheepsfoot Caribbean
Wishlist: Kapara, Squarehead LW, Lil Chokwe, Tanto PM2, Sage 5 LW, Shaman Sprints!

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Re: 2020 Spyderco Forum Calendar Contest!

Postby The Meat man » Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:46 pm

curlyhairedboy wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:55 pm
This year's entry features one of Spyderco's newest collaborative models, the Ikuchi. I've been carrying mine this summer due to its light weight, pocket friendly design, and absolutely fluid lines. It's perfect for small cutting tasks. While outside pruning some plants, I happened to spot a large beetle buzzing around in the ferns. Inspired by the beetle's size, I quickly wiped off the Ikuchi and held it up to compare - small knife, big bug! Then the unexpected happened: the beetle landed on the knife, and this photo was born.
Wow great composition and quality photo curlyhairedboy! I hope that one makes it into the calendar. :cool:
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Re: 2020 Spyderco Forum Calendar Contest!

Postby dtoad » Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:38 pm

curlyhairedboy wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:55 pm
This year's entry features one of Spyderco's newest collaborative models, the Ikuchi. I've been carrying mine this summer due to its light weight, pocket friendly design, and absolutely fluid lines. It's perfect for small cutting tasks. While outside pruning some plants, I happened to spot a large beetle buzzing around in the ferns. Inspired by the beetle's size, I quickly wiped off the Ikuchi and held it up to compare - small knife, big bug! Then the unexpected happened: the beetle landed on the knife, and this photo was born.

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Love this, great pic :cool:

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Re: 2020 Spyderco Forum Calendar Contest!

Postby StuntZombie » Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:02 am

curlyhairedboy wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:30 pm
StuntZombie wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:15 pm
curlyhairedboy wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:02 pm
Also, I've uploaded the full size image, but once the page submits, I get a blank page, not any confirmation.
I seem to remember it taking a while for the page to change over once I submitted my image.
Yeah, I think it uploaded, but the page I landed on was blank. Still had a calendar related spyderco url, however. I just want to make sure it's done correctly. Appreciate the info!
I hope it worked man. That was a beautiful shot!
Chris

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Haves: Manbug Salt, Lava, Delica 4 Sante Fe Stoneworks, Spy-DK, Wharncliffe Delica, Ti Squeak, Delica 4 Combo Edge, Salt 2 Wharncliffe, Worker G-10 Sprint, Wharncliffe Dragonfly, Ti UKPK.


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