What happened to the flat-ground Rescue?

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What happened to the flat-ground Rescue?

Postby embry386 » Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:49 pm

At one point, I could've sworn there was a flat-ground Rescue featured in a "coming soon" entry on Spyderco's official site, and also it's listed in this page in a Spyderco official magazine. I can no longer find the entry for it on Spyderco's website. Did it get canceled or something? Am I just imagining the website entry?

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Re: What happened to the flat-ground Rescue?

Postby Elshauno » Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:57 pm

They're out already

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Re: What happened to the flat-ground Rescue?

Postby embry386 » Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:00 am

Elshauno wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:57 pm
They're out already
Then why are they not listed on Spyderco's website along with their other stock :confused:

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Re: What happened to the flat-ground Rescue?

Postby JD Spydo » Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:29 am

I've owned quite a few RESCUE models over the years but I've never had one with a Full Flat Grind. I would think with as popular as the Full Flat Grind is getting among knife lovers that it would be a great seller for Spyderco.
I only use Spyderedged RESCUE models. I was so disappointed when the Breeden RESCUE was in the line up and they never offered it or his Captain model in SE :( I'm sure they would have sold 6 times as many as they did in PE.
Any Rescue or First Responder type knife should be available in SE in my humble opinion :confused:

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Re: What happened to the flat-ground Rescue?

Postby The Meat man » Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:16 am

I have a FFG Rescue 3. It is a great knife, especially for yard work.

White Mountain Knives did a buy-one-get-one-free deal awhile back.
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Re: What happened to the flat-ground Rescue?

Postby Elshauno » Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:34 am

embry386 wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:00 am
Elshauno wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:57 pm
They're out already
Then why are they not listed on Spyderco's website along with their other stock :confused:
I'm pretty sure they didn't change the model number so sites might not know exactly which version they have. If you want one you might have to call and check if it's the saber ground or FFG version

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Re: What happened to the flat-ground Rescue?

Postby Chris_P_Bacon » Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:58 am

One suggestion to Spyderco that would be helpful, is when a change (or variation) as different as an entirely different grind pattern happens, The model number should be changed by at least one character.

That in and of itself would sure go along way to eliminate confusion, as well as help date the change.

Since spidiewiki moved, there's virtually no information on the old rescue models (like there used to be). So, I've had to do quite a lot of digging through old forum posts, to satisfy my interest.

With so many variations with the exact same model number it's been an interesting endeavor. Luckily I was able to find answers to virtually everything I had questions about.

Just saying, had each variation been designated with a slightly different model number, that task would of been much less confusing.
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Re: What happened to the flat-ground Rescue?

Postby FK » Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:25 pm

I have the new C14 Rescue model with full flat grind, that design along with my Endura Wharncliffe FFG are much thinner at the edge and cut more efficiently than the previous hollow grind blade shapes.

Nice improvement but mainly unremarkable on the forum until now.

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Re: What happened to the flat-ground Rescue?

Postby embry386 » Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:44 pm

Elshauno wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:34 am
embry386 wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:00 am
Elshauno wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:57 pm
They're out already
Then why are they not listed on Spyderco's website along with their other stock :confused:
I'm pretty sure they didn't change the model number so sites might not know exactly which version they have. If you want one you might have to call and check if it's the saber ground or FFG version
Ah. That explains it. The Spyderco website still lists the saber-ground version and no flat-ground version, which is why I was confused.
The Meat man wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:16 am
I have a FFG Rescue 3. It is a great knife, especially for yard work.

White Mountain Knives did a buy-one-get-one-free deal awhile back.
Hey, I think I remember you posting about that deal a few months earlier -- I went to their site and looked at the knife, and it looked like they were still selling the saber-ground version, so I didn't go for it. But I would've really loved to have two awesome flat-ground rescues -- dang websites need to be more clear about these things :rolleyes:


Thanks to everyone for clearing this up, I'll order one of these as soon as I get the chance to visit my local knife store, and I'm sure I'll be posting loads of photos here when it arrives! :D


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