Early Spyderco's, Help Please!

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Early Spyderco's, Help Please!

Postby JodyS » Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:09 pm

Hi all, my name is Jody. I recently lost my father and in doing so came into his small knife collection. Amongst his collection were a few early stainless steel Spyderco's. I reached out to some people in the EDC community and was recommended to come here in hopes of putting some sort of value on these knives. I don't know a whole lot about them other than that they were More than likely acquired at either the LA County Fair or one of the guns/knife shows at the Fairgrounds. I do know that they are early offerings. Any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated!
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Re: Early Spyderco's, Help Please!

Postby TazKristi » Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:47 am

Hi, JodyS:
Welcome to our forum. My condolences for your loss.

Can you share some pictures of the knives? That would be helpful in identifying them. We'll be happy to take a look and help as best as we can.

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Re: Early Spyderco's, Help Please!

Postby Takuan » Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:47 am

JodyS, I’m very sorry for your loss. One resource that might help is http://www.spydiewiki.com/. Please do post photos as TazKristi suggests. We’d love to see the collection.
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Re: Early Spyderco's, Help Please!

Postby JodyS » Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:12 pm

Thank you! I just took some pictures some pictures but apparently I need to resize them as it keeps telling me the file size is too big.

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Re: Early Spyderco's, Help Please!

Postby JodyS » Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:48 pm

Any suggestions on the best way to post pics? It's been years since I've used PHP BB

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Re: Early Spyderco's, Help Please!

Postby TazKristi » Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:21 am

JodyS wrote:
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:48 pm
Any suggestions on the best way to post pics? It's been years since I've used PHP BB
Hi, Jody:
Images need to be 1MB or less per file to upload directly. We have thousands upon thousands of images on the forum, so we have to enforce a maximum file size to ensure everything runs smoothly long term.

Alternatively, here's some helpful information from one of our longtime members.
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I hope this helps.

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Postby Doc Dan » Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:06 am

Take pictures then go to postimage.org choose the photos, click hotlink for forums, paste it.
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Re: Early Spyderco's, Help Please!

Postby JodyS » Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:04 pm

Hey all, sorry it took me some time to get the pics posted, life has been crazy. Anyways, here they are.
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Re: Early Spyderco's, Help Please!

Postby Stuart Ackerman » Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:40 pm

That Mariner was just like mine. No shackle hole.

It is the second one down.

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Re: Early Spyderco's, Help Please!

Postby araneae » Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:41 pm

Worker, Mariner and Rescue. Probably late 80's/early 90's, someone probably knows when they stopped using the blue boxes.
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Re: Early Spyderco's, Help Please!

Postby sal » Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:52 pm

HI JodyS,

Welcome to our forum and sorry for your loss.

Looks like Worker 2nd generation, Mariner 1st generation. The Mariner with the barrel bolt clip was later.

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Re: Early Spyderco's, Help Please!

Postby JodyS » Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:37 pm

Thank you, all. Now that I know the models, is there any value to them?

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Re: Early Spyderco's, Help Please!

Postby Sildani » Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:15 am

My condolences for your loss. Love the Worker, a great design that’s stood up for decades.

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Re: Early Spyderco's, Help Please!

Postby araneae » Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:39 am

JodyS wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:37 pm
Thank you, all. Now that I know the models, is there any value to them?
Used as they appear, they are certainly sub $100 knives- maybe $75??? The rescue might go a little higher, but it's not a commonly collected model.
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Re: Early Spyderco's, Help Please!

Postby Holland » Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:22 am

Sorry for your loss! As others have mentioned, I dont think you will get an abundance for them. I would just keep them, personally.
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