Spyderco Retro?

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Spyderco Retro?

Postby KingRat » Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:09 pm

Does anyone else regret not picking up old school Spyderco's when they were available?

I deeply regret not picking up Chinook's 1-3 while they were available. I'm Canadian, and (not getting too political) those knives are basically impossible to get now, unless some other Canuck is willing to sell. I have 2 Chinook 4's. The power lock is rock solid, yet I wish I had at least one of those Golden back locks. If there is to be a Chinook 5, I wish that it be Golden made, with a backlock.

Apart from those Chinook's, I also wish I'd had the foresight to buy 3 or 4 of the original style Natives. Not that I hate the Native 5 (I have 2), but those S30V square jimp swedge Natives are awesome. I doubt I've used another folding knife as much as my original native.

Is there any real chance that we might see these older style knives again? Like I said, I'd buy a bunch of those Natives and every Chinook offered, but maybe I'm in the minority. I'd love to see more sprints/re-releases of older style knives.

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Re: Spyderco Retro?

Postby Evil D » Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:11 pm

Sprints or maybe dealer exclusives are probably your only hope.
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Re: Spyderco Retro?

Postby glutofknives » Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:24 pm

I wish I was alive when the spyderco renegade was available. However, I am extremely happy with the native chief.
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Re: Spyderco Retro?

Postby GarageBoy » Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:31 pm

Lums, terzuolas, the original atr
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Re: Spyderco Retro?

Postby steelcity16 » Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:47 pm

We REALLY need a throwback retro flash batch or sprint of the original C95 Manix with Cru-carta or 3V-carta! Keeping the original classic "dino jumping".
:spyder: CRU-CARTA THEM ALL! :spyder:

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Re: Spyderco Retro?

Postby Mushroom » Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:39 pm

There are so many different models from the past that I regret not buying when they were readily available! A few that come to mind are knives like the Leafstorm, Tuff and Chokwe.

Actually, thinking about it now, the Leafstorm is already halfway to a BladeHQ exclusive! :eek: Toss in some M4 and they would have themselves yet another winner!


steelcity16 wrote: We REALLY need a throwback retro flash batch or sprint of the original C95 Manix with Cru-carta or 3V-carta! Keeping the original classic "dino jumping".

It would have to be a Sprint run. The Flash Batch concept is for entirely new designs, which are then only ever produced in that initial configuration.
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Re: Spyderco Retro?

Postby Chinook3 » Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:47 pm

glutofknives wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:24 pm
I wish I was alive when the spyderco renegade was available. However, I am extremely happy with the native chief.
+1 For the Renegade! Classic Spyderco. That thing is beautiful. Be nice to see an updated Golden model full flat grind but lose the choil and bring that nice edge all the way back to the handle, contoured g10 like the Shaman and a nice snappy Golden back lock, excellent idea. :cool:
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Re: Spyderco Retro?

Postby sal » Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:49 pm

SSSssssooooooo.

Whaddayawant?

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Re: Spyderco Retro?

Postby steelcity16 » Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:04 pm

sal wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:49 pm
SSSssssooooooo.

Whaddayawant?

sal
Mushroom wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:39 pm
steelcity16 wrote: We REALLY need a throwback retro flash batch or sprint of the original C95 Manix with Cru-carta or 3V-carta! Keeping the original classic "dino jumping".

It would have to be a Sprint run. The Flash Batch concept is for entirely new designs, which are then only ever produced in that initial configuration.

OD Green Original C95 Dino Jimped Manix 3V-carta sprint it is! :D
:spyder: CRU-CARTA THEM ALL! :spyder:

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Re: Spyderco Retro?

Postby Chinook3 » Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:08 pm

Hi Sal hope hope your well. I think the Renegade with no choil and a full flat or hollow grind would be swell :) I’m pretty sure it’s a 4” blade and that’s what I like nothing against choils I like them BUT prefer something different in the Renegade.

Matt :spyder:
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Re: Spyderco Retro?

Postby ugaarguy » Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:43 pm

sal wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:49 pm
SSSssssooooooo.

Whaddayawant?

sal
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Re: Spyderco Retro?

Postby Mushroom » Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:46 pm

sal wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:49 pm
SSSssssooooooo.

Whaddayawant?

sal
Would love to see a Rookie in K390! :spyder:

And I guess while we're at it, a new version of the Leafstorm would be very much welcomed. ;)
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Re: Spyderco Retro?

Postby vivi » Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:00 am

sal wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:49 pm
SSSssssooooooo.

Whaddayawant?

sal
C95

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Re: Spyderco Retro?

Postby jpm2 » Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:17 am

sal wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:49 pm
SSSssssooooooo.

Whaddayawant?

sal
C51 PE in k390.

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Re: Spyderco Retro?

Postby VooDooChild » Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:27 am

Yellow handle satin finish aqua salt se.
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Re: Spyderco Retro?

Postby kennethsime » Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:35 am

sal wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:49 pm
SSSssssooooooo.

Whaddayawant?

sal
I miss the old Stretch. :'-(
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Re: Spyderco Retro?

Postby acer » Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:13 am

EVERY DAY😁

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Re: Spyderco Retro?

Postby Pancake » Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:06 am

Vivi wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:00 am
sal wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:49 pm
SSSssssooooooo.

Whaddayawant?

sal
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But with thinner stock please.
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Re: Spyderco Retro?

Postby p_atrick » Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:12 am

sal wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:49 pm
SSSssssooooooo.

Whaddayawant?

sal
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Re: Spyderco Retro?

Postby Tims » Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:56 am

I’ve often felt like I missed the ‘golden’ era of Spyderco designs. Not at all a knock on recent and current models, lots to like but some of those oldies really speak to me.

The thought of resurrecting some of the classics with modern steels, grinds etc is exciting.


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