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What was your first Spyderco?

Postby kennethsime » Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:55 am

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Facebook showed me this photo from 2012 – my 1st Spyderco, the Stretch in ZDP-189, complemented by my 2nd, the Dragonfly 2 in ZPD-189. Every once in awhile they show you a photo "from this day" 1-10 years ago.

I had been saving up for a BM 940, when I got play with with a few Delicas and Enduras. Then someone showed me an FFG Delica. Finally, I saw the ZDP Stretch in a new Spyderco magazine and couldn't resist. I still think it's a hell of a pair. Great steel, great ergonomics, and so light! I feel like with these two knives you could do just about anything.

Unfortunately, I lost both of these around 2015, within a few weeks of one another. I do plan on replacing both, but I'd sure love to see a ZDP-189 Stretch with a Straight Spine in British Racing Green. :-)

What was your first Spyderco?

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Lost to the Ages: C90GRE Stretch 1 ZDP-189 British Racing Green | C28GRE2 Dragonfly 2 ZDP-189 British Racing Green
C12BK2W Matriarch 2 VG-10 Emerson Open | C81G2 Para Military 2 S30V

Currently Rotating: C81GPRGR2 Para Military 2 K390 Ranger Green | C223GPRGR Para 3 K390 Ranger Green
C90FPIV2 Stretch 2 Straight Spine, VG-10 Rit Dye'd Dark Apple Green | C223GP Para 3 S30V Green Canvas Micarta
C41BORE5 Native 5 Lightweight REX 45 Burnt Orange | C223BORE Para 3 Lightweight REX 45 Burnt Orange
C101GY2 Manix 2 Lightweight Maxamet Gray | C28GFG Dragonfly VG-10 Foliage Green

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Re: What was your first Spyderco?

Postby Burton Knut » Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:00 pm

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First and second. Dad picked up a couple variations of the top one while I was still in high school. I got this one and he kept the serrated model with the flag cut out. When I had money of my own a year or two later I got the bottom one.

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Re: What was your first Spyderco?

Postby Tabo » Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:04 pm

Blue Endura 4 FFG when they first came out. Can’t remember the year.

I do not have it anymore and yes, I do regret selling it.

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Re: What was your first Spyderco?

Postby Lumpy620 » Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:05 pm

Original Dragonfly, and a stainless Endura which I purchased at my first job at a True Value hardware store in the late nineties. Sadly, neither are in my possession anymore as they were amongst several things stolen when my college apartment got broken into.

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Re: What was your first Spyderco?

Postby TkoK83Spy » Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:06 pm

Sage 5 for me. I almost wish I had grabbed something I didn't like so much...I'd have a lot less knives, and a lot more money right now :p
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Re: What was your first Spyderco?

Postby Wartstein » Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:09 pm

Delica combo edge... don´t know anymore when I got it exactly.

I prefer longer cutting edges these days in my main EDC knives, but other than that the Delica for me is still great and by far the best option in that size category (given that the Chap belongs in a one-step-smaller category...)

My sturdy sabre grind model is still my main hard use and climbing knife. Takes like a champ whatever I throw at it... :)

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Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40

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Re: What was your first Spyderco?

Postby Wartstein » Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:11 pm

kennethsime wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:55 am
Facebook showed me this photo from 2012 –....
Can´t see that photo! :o
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40

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Re: What was your first Spyderco?

Postby prndltech » Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:11 pm

an old delica with a plastic clip before I knew what spyderco was... the first one I consciously bought was a tenacious
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Re: What was your first Spyderco?

Postby Enactive » Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:25 pm

Santoku by more than a decade.

When it comes to folders, First was SpydieChef. I seriously considered going for the Shaman first, but waited several months on that one. The Native family and Stretch seem to be my favorites aside from the Chef.

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Re: What was your first Spyderco?

Postby sal » Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:32 pm

Clipit "Worker" prototype in 1980.

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Re: What was your first Spyderco?

Postby Enactive » Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:36 pm

sal wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:32 pm
Clipit "Worker" prototype in 1980.

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Classic. Thanks, Sal. I LOLed.

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Re: What was your first Spyderco?

Postby kennethsime » Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:37 pm

Wartstein wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:11 pm
kennethsime wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:55 am
Facebook showed me this photo from 2012 –....
Can´t see that photo! :o
Whoops! Fixed now. :)
Lost to the Ages: C90GRE Stretch 1 ZDP-189 British Racing Green | C28GRE2 Dragonfly 2 ZDP-189 British Racing Green
C12BK2W Matriarch 2 VG-10 Emerson Open | C81G2 Para Military 2 S30V

Currently Rotating: C81GPRGR2 Para Military 2 K390 Ranger Green | C223GPRGR Para 3 K390 Ranger Green
C90FPIV2 Stretch 2 Straight Spine, VG-10 Rit Dye'd Dark Apple Green | C223GP Para 3 S30V Green Canvas Micarta
C41BORE5 Native 5 Lightweight REX 45 Burnt Orange | C223BORE Para 3 Lightweight REX 45 Burnt Orange
C101GY2 Manix 2 Lightweight Maxamet Gray | C28GFG Dragonfly VG-10 Foliage Green

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Re: What was your first Spyderco?

Postby curlyhairedboy » Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:37 pm

Southard for me. First knife over 50 bucks, so I decided to go hard, haha.

Probably flipped it a zillion times. I've moved away from framelocks now.
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Re: What was your first Spyderco?

Postby kennethsime » Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:38 pm

sal wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:32 pm
Clipit "Worker" prototype in 1980.

sal
Nice Sal! Must have been a very exciting day. :-)
Lost to the Ages: C90GRE Stretch 1 ZDP-189 British Racing Green | C28GRE2 Dragonfly 2 ZDP-189 British Racing Green
C12BK2W Matriarch 2 VG-10 Emerson Open | C81G2 Para Military 2 S30V

Currently Rotating: C81GPRGR2 Para Military 2 K390 Ranger Green | C223GPRGR Para 3 K390 Ranger Green
C90FPIV2 Stretch 2 Straight Spine, VG-10 Rit Dye'd Dark Apple Green | C223GP Para 3 S30V Green Canvas Micarta
C41BORE5 Native 5 Lightweight REX 45 Burnt Orange | C223BORE Para 3 Lightweight REX 45 Burnt Orange
C101GY2 Manix 2 Lightweight Maxamet Gray | C28GFG Dragonfly VG-10 Foliage Green

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Re: What was your first Spyderco?

Postby VooDooChild » Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:45 pm

Atlantic salt.

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Re: What was your first Spyderco?

Postby Mushroom » Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:46 pm

Mine was a CF Chaparral and, of course, I still have it! :D

If the Lil Native existed back then, I would have bought that and been satisfied for a long time. May not have ever started collecting Spyderco the way I do now! :eek:
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Re: What was your first Spyderco?

Postby jdw » Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:47 pm

SE Dfly
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Re: What was your first Spyderco?

Postby Wartstein » Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:56 pm

kennethsime wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:37 pm
Wartstein wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:11 pm
kennethsime wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:55 am
Facebook showed me this photo from 2012 –....
Can´t see that photo! :o
Whoops! Fixed now. :)

You did! Fortunately, cause I always love to see a Stretch... ;)
Great first Spyderco, heck, it would even be a great ONLY Spyderco!! (But I think it is a myth that there are actually human beings who can really stick to just ONE... :D )
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40

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Re: What was your first Spyderco?

Postby legOFwhat? » Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:03 pm

Sharpmaker followed shortly by KnifeCenter Hap40 Pakkawood Dfly2. :D
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Re: What was your first Spyderco?

Postby ugaarguy » Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:09 pm

Gen 3 Endura with ATS-55 blade. That was shortly followed by a Calypso JR with black micarta handles, which I still regret selling.


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