Rare 1990 BLACK SEAL.

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Rare 1990 BLACK SEAL.

Postby sid137 » Thu May 14, 2020 4:10 pm

My rare All-Black (Navy) Seal Spydie in G-2 from 1990 has landed...
(The sickest Spyderco I’ve ever owned.)
Took 5 weeks from a seller in Japan who deals in rare/vintage Spydies.
Before Murdered-out was a thing.
4-in blade. Dwarfs my Meerkat, also pictured.
SekiCity Police DNA (the all-black matte finish w/serrations makes it a Seal).

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[url][https://www.instagram.com/p/CAL1LLVj_Yt ... 58cyq/[url]
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Re: Rare 1990 BLACK SEAL.

Postby MacLaren » Thu May 14, 2020 4:14 pm

Wow. That's really cool.
Congratulations

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Re: Rare 1990 BLACK SEAL.

Postby sid137 » Thu May 14, 2020 4:17 pm

MacLaren wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 4:14 pm
Wow. That's really cool.
Congratulations
Thank you!

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Re: Rare 1990 BLACK SEAL.

Postby The Meat man » Thu May 14, 2020 4:55 pm

That's really neat!
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Re: Rare 1990 BLACK SEAL.

Postby justjohn » Thu May 14, 2020 5:00 pm

An amazing looking knife my friend, and at a decent price too! Great find that would compliment any Spyderco Collection. I wish I could find stuff like that. :D
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Re: Rare 1990 BLACK SEAL.

Postby sid137 » Thu May 14, 2020 5:36 pm

justjohn wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 5:00 pm
An amazing looking knife my friend, and at a decent price too! Great find that would compliment any Spyderco Collection. I wish I could find stuff like that. :D
Thanks John and all...

Just blind good fortune I saw it in this case.

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Re: Rare 1990 BLACK SEAL.

Postby MacLaren » Thu May 14, 2020 5:45 pm

sid137 wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 5:36 pm
justjohn wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 5:00 pm
An amazing looking knife my friend, and at a decent price too! Great find that would compliment any Spyderco Collection. I wish I could find stuff like that. :D
Thanks John and all...

Just blind good fortune I saw it in this case.
Lol, no joke. It's a helluva good feelin, isn't it? :)

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Re: Rare 1990 BLACK SEAL.

Postby kwakster » Fri May 15, 2020 4:52 am

There's currently one of these offered on a Dutch auction platform for 1000 Euro.
(And i have nothing to do with it)

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Re: Rare 1990 BLACK SEAL.

Postby Thunderpants » Fri May 15, 2020 6:31 am

It’s like, how much more black could this be? And the answer is none. None more black.

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Re: Rare 1990 BLACK SEAL.

Postby sid137 » Fri May 15, 2020 6:54 am

kwakster wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 4:52 am
There's currently one of these offered on a Dutch auction platform for 1000 Euro.
(And i have nothing to do with it)
You just made my day... thanks!

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Re: Rare 1990 BLACK SEAL.

Postby Mike Slayer » Fri May 15, 2020 9:40 am

That is one of the most badass Spydercos ever. I have an idea. Titanium handle and LC200N blade all with a modern black coating. That would be the sickest Spyderco ever.

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Re: Rare 1990 BLACK SEAL.

Postby Doc Dan » Fri May 15, 2020 9:51 am

Slick knife. Great find.
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Re: Rare 1990 BLACK SEAL.

Postby VashHash » Fri May 15, 2020 9:53 am

Is that a seconds notch on the blade? Maybe one that didn't pass QC but was given new purpose in life.

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Re: Rare 1990 BLACK SEAL.

Postby JMM » Fri May 15, 2020 10:40 am

That is awesome! Is that TiCN or DLC, or something else entirely?

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Re: Rare 1990 BLACK SEAL.

Postby archangel » Fri May 15, 2020 10:57 am

sid137 wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 4:10 pm
My rare All-Black (Navy) Seal...
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Re: Rare 1990 BLACK SEAL.

Postby sid137 » Fri May 15, 2020 11:09 am

VashHash wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 9:53 am
Is that a seconds notch on the blade? Maybe one that didn't pass QC but was given new purpose in life.
Great question. Possibly, but it’s fully coated. I’d have to ask Sal or Viintage experts if they were doing that practice back in 89/90.

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Re: Rare 1990 BLACK SEAL.

Postby sid137 » Fri May 15, 2020 11:12 am

JMM wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 10:40 am
That is awesome! Is that TiCN or DLC, or something else entirely?
Not sure. But it’s extremely matte and smoothly applied, with a 1 or 2 tang contact points worn as shown.

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Re: Rare 1990 BLACK SEAL.

Postby The Deacon » Fri May 15, 2020 11:13 am

Perhaps it's my eyes, they've seen better days, or the fact that markings can be hard to see on a black knife, but I can't see any SEAL marking on that Police. TiNi coatings were done experimentally by Spyderco from fairly early on but the problem is, they were also done aftermarket by distributors and dealers. Would love to see the side of the box that has the label.
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Re: Rare 1990 BLACK SEAL.

Postby sid137 » Fri May 15, 2020 11:57 am

The Deacon wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 11:13 am
Perhaps it's my eyes, they've seen better days, or the fact that markings can be hard to see on a black knife, but I can't see any SEAL marking on that Police. TiNi coatings were done experimentally by Spyderco from fairly early on but the problem is, they were also done aftermarket by distributors and dealers. Would love to see the side of the box that has the label.
Appreciate that...

Unless they were scored into the steel, Police or Navy Seal markings would be covered. Same with Spydie logo. It was sold that none of the 3 were evident.

Box is plain except for the sticker.

Unless someone knows for certain otherwise , I’ll give the knife the benefit of the doubt. The coating appears remarkably thin, silky smooth, and aged.
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Re: Rare 1990 BLACK SEAL.

Postby sid137 » Fri May 15, 2020 12:05 pm

sid137 wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 11:09 am
VashHash wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 9:53 am
Is that a seconds notch on the blade? Maybe one that didn't pass QC but was given new purpose in life.
Great question. Possibly, but it’s fully coated. I’d have to ask Sal or Viintage experts if they were doing that practice back in 89/90.
My bad - I was looking at my pic rather than the knife.
The notch is shiny. So was notched after the black coating was applied.


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