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I've done it, I've converted him!

Postby TkoK83Spy » Thu May 07, 2020 7:44 am

I've mentioned my friend at work a few times over the years. A diehard Benchmade guy. The past year he's ventured out a little bit and grabbed a few WE Knives and some Cold Steel. He said he was starting to get bored of Benchmade. A couple weeks ago he sends me a picture...it's him with a Tenacious! He said he was at Walmart and decided it was time to see what all my fuss was about with Spyderco. Figured he'd get his feet wet with a cheaper model.

He came in a few days later and told me, he couldn't believe how comfortable the ergos were on the knife. That's it's arguably his most comfortable knife in hand that he has. I just laughed and told him...they all are! I had my 4V Manix on me that day handed it to him. He naturally loved the feel of it, and how the cbbl is kind of similar to what he's been used to with the Axis lock over the years. I told him to go and ahead and use it on a few boxes and crates I had sitting on the dock that I hadn't opened yet (He's the only person here I would even consider to let use that knife :) )

He loved it! He then got ahold of me and asked about the LW versions that are available. He tends to like the lighterweight models (huge Bugout fan) I told him to go for one, he liked the wire clip that they come with as well. He decided on the BD1N version after doing some research.

Last night I get a text from him. He says he got his knife, but they sent him the wrong one!! I was thinking, oh no this is terrible...but I was wrong. Along come a couple of pictures. He got a Manix alright...but they mistakenly sent him the G10, S110V version...for $100!!!! I couldn't believe it!!

I asked him if he was going to keep it or send it back. He said "I'm no dummy, I'll never find S110V for $100, it's a keeper" So he now has a Manix and Tenacious and confirmed...other models will follow. WE GOT HIM :p :cool:

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Re: I've done it, I've converted him!

Postby Ez556 » Thu May 07, 2020 7:49 am

Wow, I feel bad for the person that ordered the G10 S110V and gets his LW BD1N. The Manix is a gem though, I hope he still orders a LW to have in the collection.
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Re: I've done it, I've converted him!

Postby JuPaul » Thu May 07, 2020 7:55 am

Nice work, Rick! And what a great score for your friend!

I'm still working on my husband. He really likes the blade shape on my Bow River, but wants a bigger handle...come on Mr. Wilson, don't let me down! ;) He also recently told me he'd try a spyderco kitchen knife, so there is hope!
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Postby legOFwhat? » Thu May 07, 2020 7:59 am

Preach the word Rick! :p Spyderco proselytization.
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Re: I've done it, I've converted him!

Postby Mushroom » Thu May 07, 2020 8:26 am

JuPaul wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 7:55 am
Nice work, Rick! And what a great score for your friend!

I'm still working on my husband. He really likes the blade shape on my Bow River, but wants a bigger handle...come on Mr. Wilson, don't let me down! ;) He also recently told me he'd try a spyderco kitchen knife, so there is hope!
It will probably be pricy now, but the Southfork might pique his interests a bit further. :)
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Re: I've done it, I've converted him!

Postby TkoK83Spy » Thu May 07, 2020 8:43 am

Mushroom wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 8:26 am
JuPaul wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 7:55 am
Nice work, Rick! And what a great score for your friend!

I'm still working on my husband. He really likes the blade shape on my Bow River, but wants a bigger handle...come on Mr. Wilson, don't let me down! ;) He also recently told me he'd try a spyderco kitchen knife, so there is hope!
It will probably be pricy now, but the Southfork might pique his interests a bit further. :)
If Julia converts her husband, they may end up homeless if he buys at the rate she does! :p
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Re: I've done it, I've converted him!

Postby JuPaul » Thu May 07, 2020 9:29 am

TkoK83Spy wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 8:43 am
Mushroom wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 8:26 am
JuPaul wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 7:55 am
Nice work, Rick! And what a great score for your friend!

I'm still working on my husband. He really likes the blade shape on my Bow River, but wants a bigger handle...come on Mr. Wilson, don't let me down! ;) He also recently told me he'd try a spyderco kitchen knife, so there is hope!
It will probably be pricy now, but the Southfork might pique his interests a bit further. :)
If Julia converts her husband, they may end up homeless if he buys at the rate she does! :p
Lol - truth! And he'd have to stop buying (and constantly fixing) $2,000 quads. ;) But I'm also almost as good at purging as I am at buying...almost.
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Re: I've done it, I've converted him!

Postby JuPaul » Thu May 07, 2020 9:31 am

Mushroom wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 8:26 am
JuPaul wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 7:55 am
Nice work, Rick! And what a great score for your friend!

I'm still working on my husband. He really likes the blade shape on my Bow River, but wants a bigger handle...come on Mr. Wilson, don't let me down! ;) He also recently told me he'd try a spyderco kitchen knife, so there is hope!
It will probably be pricy now, but the Southfork might pique his interests a bit further. :)
If anyone is getting a Southfork, it's me! But seriously, the Southfork would be too big overall. He wants the Bow River blade with like another inch of handle, and a bit more width (like on the ESEE 3 HM).
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Re: I've done it, I've converted him!

Postby Doc Dan » Thu May 07, 2020 10:01 am

TkoK83Spy wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 7:44 am
I've mentioned my friend at work a few times over the years. A diehard Benchmade guy. The past year he's ventured out a little bit and grabbed a few WE Knives and some Cold Steel. He said he was starting to get bored of Benchmade. A couple weeks ago he sends me a picture...it's him with a Tenacious! He said he was at Walmart and decided it was time to see what all my fuss was about with Spyderco. Figured he'd get his feet wet with a cheaper model.

He came in a few days later and told me, he couldn't believe how comfortable the ergos were on the knife. That's it's arguably his most comfortable knife in hand that he has. I just laughed and told him...they all are! I had my 4V Manix on me that day handed it to him. He naturally loved the feel of it, and how the cbbl is kind of similar to what he's been used to with the Axis lock over the years. I told him to go and ahead and use it on a few boxes and crates I had sitting on the dock that I hadn't opened yet (He's the only person here I would even consider to let use that knife :) )

He loved it! He then got ahold of me and asked about the LW versions that are available. He tends to like the lighterweight models (huge Bugout fan) I told him to go for one, he liked the wire clip that they come with as well. He decided on the BD1N version after doing some research.

Last night I get a text from him. He says he got his knife, but they sent him the wrong one!! I was thinking, oh no this is terrible...but I was wrong. Along come a couple of pictures. He got a Manix alright...but they mistakenly sent him the G10, S110V version...for $100!!!! I couldn't believe it!!

I asked him if he was going to keep it or send it back. He said "I'm no dummy, I'll never find S110V for $100, it's a keeper" So he now has a Manix and Tenacious and confirmed...other models will follow. WE GOT HIM :p :cool:


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Re: I've done it, I've converted him!

Postby Sharp Guy » Thu May 07, 2020 11:26 am

I'm in a group text with 6 friends around the US from the shooting community. In the past few months they've all been asking me question after question regarding different Spyderco models, steels, locks, etc. Between them I think they've bought a dozen different Spydies. Only one was familiar with Spyderco going into it. A couple others said they didn't care for the looks or the hole in the blade. I've sold them all on the virtues of the various features and on Spyderco as a company. I think I need to go into Spyderco sales...
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Postby DutchBlades » Thu May 07, 2020 12:05 pm

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Re: I've done it, I've converted him!

Postby TkoK83Spy » Thu May 07, 2020 12:16 pm

Hey Doc, they are the blurple scales.
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Re: I've done it, I've converted him!

Postby JuPaul » Thu May 07, 2020 12:41 pm

Sharp Guy wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 11:26 am
I'm in a group text with 6 friends around the US from the shooting community. In the past few months they've all been asking me question after question regarding different Spyderco models, steels, locks, etc. Between them I think they've bought a dozen different Spydies. Only one was familiar with Spyderco going into it. A couple others said they didn't care for the looks or the hole in the blade. I've sold them all on the virtues of the various features and on Spyderco as a company. I think I need to go into Spyderco sales...
I think the hardest part is getting people over the unconventional looks. But once most people really try a spyderco out, they realize what they've been missing, especially how much better the spydie hole is than a thumb stud. Also the comp lock sucks people in. That's what first got me - I hated thumb studs (and liner locks, for that matter).
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Re: I've done it, I've converted him!

Postby The Meat man » Thu May 07, 2020 4:27 pm

I've been busy spreading the good news too. :D One of my co-workers bought an Advocate, another bought a couple Bugs, then an S110V Military (talk about extremes!), I gave a Spyderco knife to my boss for Christmas plus another one to a different co-worker for his birthday. I gave my brother a Salt 2 and gave away my UKPK to a friend who really liked it.
Plus I've sold a couple Sharpmakers too. I think I need a commission. :D
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Re: I've done it, I've converted him!

Postby justjohn » Thu May 07, 2020 5:28 pm

I will probably get blasted for what I am going to say, but what the heck. I am glad Rick converted his friend to the best knife brand on the planet, but; the knife should be returned. Obviously there was an honest error on the seller's end. I am not a "goody two shoes", but I have learned over the years that doing the right thing is always the best way. Let's just say that karma has bitten me in the buttocks more than once during my time on this planet, hence the changing of my outlook regarding these type of things. Just my opinion so without further delay proceed with the "blasting". :D
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Re: I've done it, I've converted him!

Postby JuPaul » Thu May 07, 2020 5:33 pm

justjohn wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 5:28 pm
I will probably get blasted for what I am going to say, but what the heck. I am glad Rick converted his friend to the best knife brand on the planet, but; the knife should be returned. Obviously there was an honest error on the seller's end. I am not a "goody two shoes", but I have learned over the years that doing the right thing is always the best way. Let's just say that karma has bitten me in the buttocks more than once during my time on this planet, hence the changing of my outlook regarding these type of things. Just my opinion so without further delay proceed with the "blasting". :D
I actually had something similar happen at BladeHQ and I emailed them to ask about exchanging it. They told me to keep the incorrect knife and sent me the right one! So sometimes doing the right thing really does pay off. ;)
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Re: I've done it, I've converted him!

Postby standy99 » Thu May 07, 2020 6:46 pm

Last guy I converted purchased
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Pakkawood Endura
Pacific Salt
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Re: I've done it, I've converted him!

Postby 208 tim » Thu May 07, 2020 7:27 pm

Good on you! That's awesome.
JuPaul wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 5:33 pm
justjohn wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 5:28 pm
I will probably get blasted for what I am going to say, but what the heck. I am glad Rick converted his friend to the best knife brand on the planet, but; the knife should be returned. Obviously there was an honest error on the seller's end. I am not a "goody two shoes", but I have learned over the years that doing the right thing is always the best way. Let's just say that karma has bitten me in the buttocks more than once during my time on this planet, hence the changing of my outlook regarding these type of things. Just my opinion so without further delay proceed with the "blasting". :D
I actually had something similar happen at BladeHQ and I emailed them to ask about exchanging it. They told me to keep the incorrect knife and sent me the right one! So sometimes doing the right thing really does pay off. ;)

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Re: I've done it, I've converted him!

Postby sn0wman72 » Thu May 07, 2020 7:32 pm

justjohn wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 5:28 pm
I will probably get blasted for what I am going to say, but what the heck. I am glad Rick converted his friend to the best knife brand on the planet, but; the knife should be returned. Obviously there was an honest error on the seller's end. I am not a "goody two shoes", but I have learned over the years that doing the right thing is always the best way. Let's just say that karma has bitten me in the buttocks more than once during my time on this planet, hence the changing of my outlook regarding these type of things. Just my opinion so without further delay proceed with the "blasting". :D

Hope you do not get "blasted" for saying do the honest thing! I would agree, contact the seller and ask them what they would like to do

AND it is cool to hear that someone has given Spyderco and chance and likes it!

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Re: I've done it, I've converted him!

Postby bearrowland » Thu May 07, 2020 7:54 pm

One son down, one to go to switch to the Spyderco Universe 😊
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