Collaborations - Your Top Five Spydies

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Collaborations - Your Top Five Spydies

Postby wrdwrght » Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:18 pm

I’m here for the Glessers’ designs, and my Spydies are almost entirely theirs.

But Spyderco’s standing invitation to collaborate has surely produced fertile ground for fantastic Spydies.

Name the top five Spydie collabs you actually own WITHOUT naming a collaborator more than once.

With this restriction, I can name only four collaborators but I’m sure happy with the rather different ones I have. Mine, in order of my preference, are:

Lance Clinton’s Siren
Gayle Bradley’s Bradley Folder “GB1”
Alistair Phillips’ Kapara
Marcin Slysz’s SpydieChef

I will not be animating this thread, but feel free to comment on resulting models and lists.

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Re: Collaborations - Your Top Five Spydies

Postby Wartstein » Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:28 pm

Oh my... only owned a single one, the Kapara... all others are / were Sal, Eric or Sal and Eric designs... :rolleyes:

But I really did like the Kapara! The handle looks and feels VERY nice and like high quality, still I´d like to see a more grippy option with a NON deep carry clip and a linerlock (or at least a bit better accessible comp. lock tab).
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Re: Collaborations - Your Top Five Spydies

Postby archangel » Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:52 pm

5 isn't enough. :)

Smock (Kevin Smock)
Slysz Bowie (Marcin Slysz)
Pingo (Jens Anso & Jesper Voxnaes)
Tighe Stick (Brian Tighe)
Ikuchi (Paul Alexander)
K2 (Farid Mehr)
Advocate (Gayle Bradley)
Szabo Folder (Laci Szabo)
Southard Folder (Brad Southard)
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Re: Collaborations - Your Top Five Spydies

Postby The Meat man » Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:58 pm

I've only had one Spyderco collaboration - the Advocate. I liked it.
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Re: Collaborations - Your Top Five Spydies

Postby Larry_Mott » Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:01 pm

Bob Lum
Bob Terzuola
Michael Walker
Jess Horn
Gayle Bradley
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Re: Collaborations - Your Top Five Spydies

Postby Mushroom » Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:05 pm

My list could go on and on and the last 3 on this list could probably change over time but the PPT and Squarehead are without a doubt my top two...

Fred Perrin, Phillipe Perroti, and Sacha Thiel - Perrin PPT
Darriel Caston - Squarehead
Jonathan McNees - McBee
Alistair Phillips - Kapara
Paul Alexander - Ouroboros
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Re: Collaborations - Your Top Five Spydies

Postby soulspy » Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:26 pm

Brouwer
Rhino
Siren/Waterway
Vrango
Rock Lobster

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Re: Collaborations - Your Top Five Spydies

Postby Naperville » Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:42 pm

Spyderco Sustain (Stuart Ackerman)
Spyderco Province (Ankerson)
Spyderco Yojumbo (Michael Janich)
Spyderco Yojimbo 2 (Michael Janich)
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Re: Collaborations - Your Top Five Spydies

Postby Sharp Guy » Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:54 pm

Hard for me to do without repeating

Not necessarily in order...

Bradley 1 - Gayle Bradley
Sliverax - Paul Alexander
Kapara - Alistair Phillips
Southard - Brad Southard
Swayback - Marcin Slysz

I have some others. Can I do a second post? :)
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Re: Collaborations - Your Top Five Spydies

Postby Nate » Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:36 pm

South Fork
Baby Horn
PITS
Pingo
Sliverax
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Re: Collaborations - Your Top Five Spydies

Postby Burton Knut » Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:55 pm

Province
Street Beat (x2)
Ulize
Darn Dao/Tanto FB
Waterway
Smock (x2)
Centofante 3
Genzow HatchetHawk

I can’t remove any of those and still look at myself in the mirror! ;)

The Amalgam and Parata are on my short list, and the Subvert may end up in the collection if if they make another batch and funds allow.

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Re: Collaborations - Your Top Five Spydies

Postby Cambertree » Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:20 pm

Gayle Bradley 1
Phil Wilson Southfork
Lance Clinton Waterway
Michael Janich Yojimbo
Alistair Phillips Kapara

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Re: Collaborations - Your Top Five Spydies

Postby Burton Knut » Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:29 pm

I forgot the Rock! How could I forget the Rock? That and the Province are two of my favorite medium sized fixed blades.

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Re: Collaborations - Your Top Five Spydies

Postby Sumdumguy » Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:35 pm

Bob Lum: Chinese & Tanto Folder
Jess Horn: Baby Horn
Gayle Bradley: Junction & Advocate
Ulrich Hennicke: Ulize
Fred Perrin: Street Beat
Ed Schemp: Kris

There are MANY more. But, that is probably the shortlist(I could only whittle it down to six...)

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Re: Collaborations - Your Top Five Spydies

Postby samdasnake » Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:54 pm

Lum Tanto
Smock
Double Bevel (Terzuola)
Pingo
Rhino

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Re: Collaborations - Your Top Five Spydies

Postby mikey177 » Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:55 pm

Michael Janich - Yojimbo 2
Fred Perrin, Philippe Perotti, Sacha Thiel - PPT
Kelly McCann - Canis
Gayle Bradley - Bradley Folder 2
Marcin Slysz - Spydiechef

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Re: Collaborations - Your Top Five Spydies

Postby JuPaul » Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:20 pm

I love the collaborative models. I've owned a few others, but still currently have:

Reinhold Rhino
Smock
Brouwer
Phil Wilson Bow River
Ray Mears Wolfspyder
Paul Alexander Sliverax
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Re: Collaborations - Your Top Five Spydies

Postby xceptnl » Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:34 pm

Gayle Bradley - GB1
Marcin Slysz - SpydieChef
Brad Southard - Southard Flipper
Jess Horn - all models.
Ed Schempp - Persian
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Re: Collaborations - Your Top Five Spydies

Postby Spydergirl88 » Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:52 pm

The current collaborations I own are:
Swayback
Bow River
And the Astute is in the mail
My favorite collaborations I've owned in the past are:
Yojimbo
Techno 1
K2
Air
Hundred pacer

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Re: Collaborations - Your Top Five Spydies

Postby Capt'n Boatsalot » Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:01 pm

My top 5 Spyderco collabs that I have owned (and still do own):

Marcin Slysz - Techno
Phil Wilson - Southfork
Gayle Bradley - Air
Gabor Szakonyi - Hungarian
Ed Schempp - Schempp Rock


The other collabs that I have, but that did not make the top 5 are...
GB 1
Bow River
Yojimbo
Slysz Bowie
Junction
Waterway

These are all great knives, but just not my top 5 favorites.


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