I really hate wanting a discontinued knife

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I really hate wanting a discontinued knife

Postby Evil D » Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:17 pm

Man there's almost nothing worse for me regarding knives than being a late bloomer to a model I can't readily get now. I can't even find one on secondary market or even used. Curse my oddball tastes!
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Re: I really hate wanting a discontinued knife

Postby TomAiello » Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:27 pm

I had a similar experience and found it at a small brick and mortar dealer in another state, and convinced them to ship it to me. I literally called around a bunch of dealers asking for what I wanted. It was a weird quest, but it eventually worked out.

What are you looking for?

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Re: I really hate wanting a discontinued knife

Postby Evil D » Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:28 pm

TomAiello wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:27 pm
I had a similar experience and found it at a small brick and mortar dealer in another state, and convinced them to ship it to me. I literally called around a bunch of dealers asking for what I wanted. It was a weird quest, but it eventually worked out.

What are you looking for?

That's not a bad idea, I've got a local shop I might get lucky with.


I'm trying to not make this a WTB thread, just venting really. This isn't the first time I've come around and decided I had to have something that was years out of production.
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Re: I really hate wanting a discontinued knife

Postby stockliman » Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:30 pm

Patience and have the money ready. Everything turns up for sale in the end. Be ready to jump on it once it does.

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Re: I really hate wanting a discontinued knife

Postby Evil D » Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:33 pm

stockliman wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:30 pm
Patience and have the money ready. Everything turns up for sale in the end. Be ready to jump on it once it does.

Yeah that's what I'm hoping for. Unfortunately this isn't really anything special, not a sprint or anything that most people really wanted when it was available so it's pretty obscure.
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Re: I really hate wanting a discontinued knife

Postby Sharp Guy » Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:34 pm

There are several of the older models that I'd like to get but I don't want to pay collector prices for them. If I happen to stumble across one that I want for the right price I'll buy it. Otherwise I'll just be content with more modern models
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Re: I really hate wanting a discontinued knife

Postby benben » Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:00 pm

Losing a discontinued knife and trying to replace it is how I found this place! Losing that knife was expensive!

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Re: I really hate wanting a discontinued knife

Postby JMM » Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:01 pm

There are resources online like country knives (.com) that while they do charge full MSRP, they do have interesting & somewhat eclectic selection, and they are actually nice folks in my experience.... Arizona custom knives is another place to look that I've found a couple older spydies.....

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Re: I really hate wanting a discontinued knife

Postby Evil D » Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:14 pm

JMM wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:01 pm
There are resources online like country knives (.com) that while they do charge full MSRP, they do have interesting & somewhat eclectic selection, and they are actually nice folks in my experience.... Arizona custom knives is another place to look that I've found a couple older spydies.....
It'll have to be something they're not listing, I've searched for the model name and SKU and only find old outdated listings or sold eBay listings, old Blade Forum posts and such.
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Re: I really hate wanting a discontinued knife

Postby VooDooChild » Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:17 pm

Yeah... I just saw something from like 6 years back that I never knew about. And for what they sold for at the time I hate that I wasnt in the game so to speak.
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Re: I really hate wanting a discontinued knife

Postby Evil D » Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:20 pm

VooDooChild wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:17 pm
Yeah... I just saw something from like 6 years back that I never knew about. And for what they sold for at the time I hate that I wasnt in the game so to speak.


Yeah price is part of it but what really bums me out is feeling reluctant to use something that I can't easily replace. This is why I sometimes buy two of a sprint, just in case I ever need or want a second one.
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Re: I really hate wanting a discontinued knife

Postby Jazz » Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:24 pm

Yep. I hate when I come around to a knife after the fact, too. Happens too often.
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Re: I really hate wanting a discontinued knife

Postby bdblue » Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:12 pm

I've been there too, in my knife hobby, my watch hobby, and others. I waited and watched for a long time and finally found many of the item(s) I was looking for. A few eluded me but as time passed my tastes changed and I ended up looking for other things. I learned that even though I yearned for something, if I had found it when I wanted it I would later have sold/traded it and moved on to something else. In one or two instances this ended up saving me a step. But like someone said, keep your money handy and continuously watch and over time you'll have a good chance of finding what you want.

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Re: I really hate wanting a discontinued knife

Postby bbturbodad » Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:16 pm

If you haven't already, I'd suggest saving a search on eBay. It worked for me when I was trying to track down an SE Lil Matriarch.
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Re: I really hate wanting a discontinued knife

Postby Liquid Cobra » Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:51 pm

I’m the opposite. I miss the thrill of the hunt and the satisfaction of finally getting my hands on that disco’ed knife that I worked so hard to find.

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Re: I really hate wanting a discontinued knife

Postby koenigsegg » Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:23 pm

Since you won't say what model then about what year was it from
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Re: I really hate wanting a discontinued knife

Postby TomAiello » Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:31 pm

The good news is that Spyderco keeps releasing an endless stream of cool new knives, so even if I miss one I know that there will be something else coming down the line that I'll want just as much. :)

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Re: I really hate wanting a discontinued knife

Postby RadioactiveSpyder » Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:14 pm

What knife are you looking for David? You might be surprised what some of us have in our closet... ;)
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Re: I really hate wanting a discontinued knife

Postby jabba359 » Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:39 am

I hear you. I came around to Ed Schempp's designs later on, well after the bolstered Persians, Kris, Khukuri and Barong. I picked up the Khukuri when they went on clearance and then managed to get the rest except the Barong. I think there are plans to do a Barong sprint run (or maybe it's just wishful thinking), so I may be able to rectify that. Can you imagine a Super Blue Barong with a grind that reduces some of that giant ricasso?

Since then, I picked up all the Schempp designs except the Tuff, which I kept putting off, then it got discontinued and vanished before I could get a hold of one at a reasonable price. So that's one I hate wanting so much. Seems like most of Ed's models tend to be oddballs that go up in price a ton.

The last oddball I missed was the Captain. It's another one I was late to appreciating and while they turn up occasionally, it's always more than I can justify spending. Hopefully it gets a sprint one day.

P.S. Final oddball(s): all the various Q designs. The Q was my first Spyderco and I never knew there were so many alternate designs until much, much later.
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Re: I really hate wanting a discontinued knife

Postby Larry_Mott » Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:36 am

Of course it's up to you whether to say what you want or not, but i can't see any harm in telling. I have mentioned knives i want in the past and got links to places where they have one, so might well be worth a try IMO.
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