Collaborations - Your Top Five Spydies

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Re: Collaborations - Your Top Five Spydies

Postby Dazen » Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:02 pm

1. GB Air (When I find my own, or Spyderco does another run!)
2. Proficient
3. Province
4. Magnitude
5. Kapara
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Re: Collaborations - Your Top Five Spydies

Postby twinboysdad » Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:21 pm

Anything Schempp did
Anything Surfingringo did or will do

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Re: Collaborations - Your Top Five Spydies

Postby Pokey » Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:35 pm

I'm breaking all the rules here, but I'd have to say:
Gayle Bradley: Advocate Ti & Junction
Kevin Smock: Smock
Michael Burch: Bombshell
Jess Horn: Jess Horn LW

And close behind those:
BenShot Lil' Native Rocks Glass ;)

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Re: Collaborations - Your Top Five Spydies

Postby Mako109 » Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:25 pm

Marcin Slysz - Swayback
Michael Janich - Yojimbo 2
Gayle Bradely - Advocate
Paul Alexander - Ikuchi

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Re: Collaborations - Your Top Five Spydies

Postby toocool006 » Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:37 pm

In no particular order (and too many):

Brouwer (Jerry Brouwer)
Baby Horn (Jess Horn)
Techno 2 (Marcin Slysz)
Kapara (Allistair Phillips - but I really want the Lil Kapara Slippie please!!!)
Air (Gayle Bradley)
Lil Lum (Bob Lum)

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Re: Collaborations - Your Top Five Spydies

Postby qwkzotc » Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:41 pm

I have not nearly enough of the great collaborations. I just did a review of the archived list and there are stunning examples I must leave off of the list because the rule for "actually owned". Here goes with a little liberal interpretation of the rule:

Marcin Slysz Bowie
Jim Ankerson Proficient
Jonathan McNees McBee
Phil Wilson Southfork/Sprig
Chris Claycombe Bushcraft
Michael Janich Yojimbo 2


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Re: Collaborations - Your Top Five Spydies

Postby VooDooChild » Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:58 pm

sal wrote:
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... "The edge is a ghost"...

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Re: Collaborations - Your Top Five Spydies

Postby PSquared » Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:40 am

Centofante 3
Memory (a tribute rather than a collaboration)
Lum Chinese
Terzoula Slipit

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Re: Collaborations - Your Top Five Spydies

Postby JMM » Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:55 am

Ulize.........Ulrich Hennicke
Ayoob.........Massad Ayoob
Yoj*mbo.......Michael Janich
Slysz Bowie...Marcin Slysz
Paysan........Peter Rassenti

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Re: Collaborations - Your Top Five Spydies

Postby archangel » Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:56 am

Had to edit my list and add the Pingo. I barely ever leave the house without it, it's my environment-friendly small-mid folder. How could I initially have missed it??
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Re: Collaborations - Your Top Five Spydies

Postby The Deacon » Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:53 am

In designer last name order
Centofante Memory
Los Baños Lava
Moran Drop Point
Perrin Street Beat
Schempp Persian
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Re: Collaborations - Your Top Five Spydies

Postby ChrisinHove » Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:08 am

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Re: Collaborations - Your Top Five Spydies

Postby jdw » Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:30 am

Any Ed Schempp collab and the GB1.
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Re: Collaborations - Your Top Five Spydies

Postby acer » Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:14 am

Not in likability order, but in my collection,and highly regarded
Euro edge
Vallotton subhilt / Lil subhilt
Chinook 4
Tighe stick
Yojimbo 2
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Re: Collaborations - Your Top Five Spydies

Postby MichaelScott » Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:02 am

Top five, some I have, others I have had:

Reinhold Rhino
Reinhold Ikuchi
Schempp Bowie
Lum Chinese folders
Gayle Bradley 2
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Re: Collaborations - Your Top Five Spydies

Postby Peter1960 » Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:11 pm

Bob Terzuola Jr.
Bill Moran Drop Point
Jess Horn II
James A. Keating Chinook
Bushcraft (Chris Calycomb)
Peter - founding member of

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Re: Collaborations - Your Top Five Spydies

Postby Evil D » Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:39 pm

Off the top o' me head in no particular order:

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Re: Collaborations - Your Top Five Spydies

Postby RadioactiveSpyder » Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:33 pm

In rough order, but all are super high up on my favorites list and all are users:

Peter Rassenti Nirvana
Marcin Slysz Bowie (the other family members are all amazing as well)
Jonathan McNees McBee
Alistair Philips Kapara
Mike Read PITS

I also have a huge soft spot for anything by Jess Horn, Bob Lum, and Gayle Bradley. Still hoping to see a full size gray G10 Jess Horn sprint someday to go along with the semi-recent Baby Horn. :)
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Re: Collaborations - Your Top Five Spydies

Postby JD Spydo » Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:28 am

Spyderco's collaborations are among the models most dear and near to my heart. But being an old School Spyderco fanatic my 5 most loved collaborations to this day mostly fall into what I affectionately call the "GOLDEN ERA of SPYDERS 1998-2004.

My favorite Old School, GOLDEN ERA collaborations are the

( 1) C-60 Massad Ayoob
(2) The J. D. Smith
(3) C-56 Zowada
(4) C-46 Lum Tanto folder
(5) Fred Perrin StreetBeat
I do like a lot of the newer collaborations but the ones from the GOLDEN Era Of Spyders 1998-2004 are still my ultimate favorites and most cherished :cool:

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Re: Collaborations - Your Top Five Spydies

Postby Wartstein » Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:36 am

Wartstein wrote:
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:


Forgot that I actually did have a second one: Centofante 3!

Liked it a lot, especially the long edge and thin blade, would still own it if it was ffg
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