Completely Forgotten Spyderco Models: Your Favorites?

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Completely Forgotten Spyderco Models: Your Favorites?

Postby JD Spydo » Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:07 pm

Well most of you here know I'm really "old school'. Yes I'm so "Old School" that many of you find it annoying :rolleyes:

But one thing about the Spyderco models that made me a fan for life were darned good in spite of the fact that very few people on the Forum now a days even are aware of them>> and fewer yet ever even owned them. Here is a list of my favorite, forgotten Spyderco models. I'm sure you all have a few in that category so let's talk about these Spyderco models with very little if any fanfare at all.

(1) C-56 Zowada
(2) Stainless Handled ATS-55 RESCUE
(3) Spyker
(4) C-32 Spur
(5) TEMPERANCE 1 model ( fixed blade, SE & PE)
OH and there is one more fixed blade model that I don't hear anyone ever talk about anymore. It is the SPOT model.

So what did you all like that is in the "Forgotten" category of Spyderco blades?

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Postby Dee » Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:01 pm

Persian 2 large

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Postby GarageBoy » Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:01 pm

Salsa - I always liked the cobra hood - precursor to all the small compact knives

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Postby Wartstein » Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:13 am

Can´t weigh in here.. I am just not "old school" enough ;)

The closest I can come up with: There was a great predecessor to the Stretch 2, called the Stretch 1 :D
Imho one of the greatest Spydies ever, especially in HAP40.
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Postby Diamondback » Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:55 am

C73G2 Impala
C74 Ocelot
C41Stainless Steel Native AUS-10
C55GP Terzuola Starmate CPM-440V
C66PBKI Centofante Vesuvius

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Postby Menipo » Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:31 am

C98 Poliwog
C40 Jot Singh Khalsa
Si vis pacem para bellum ;)

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Postby Ngati Pom » Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:47 am

Both the CFIFPS Flat Iron and the C54 Calypso.
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Postby Sonorum » Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:40 am

I've never heard of many of these models so it makes pretty much as much sense as this :D
https://youtu.be/Hz1JWzyvv8A

It's fun googling the models you've been name dropping though ;)
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Postby captnvegtble » Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:28 am

Gen 1/2 Delica with an integral FRN clip and a pointy tip.

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Postby Sumdumguy » Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:42 am

C112P&S Micro Dyad

C71TI Salsa

C31 Slipit(as a Backlock please :))

FB03 Lum Tanto

There are a LOT more but these are some of the first that come to my mind.

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Postby Evil D » Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:15 am

I was a bit late for the Vesuvius, I'd like to see an updated version of that one.

More so than specific models I look back on the older catalogs and there just seemed to be so many more varieties. Someone mentioned the Salsa, look at all the different versions it came in. There were more colors, edge types and sometimes even blade types. We're starting to see a bit more of that in some models with wharnie variants and FRN colors but it seems like these days a lot of that is lost, especially SE options. I wonder if there will ever be another string of models like the Kiwis and Kopas.
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Postby bearrowland » Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:37 am

This is fun! I looked up all of these knives, and there were a ton of meat designs. Spyderco could do nothing but Sprint runs and never run out of interesting knives.
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Postby Qcrazy » Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:03 am

Okay here's a few I'd miss if I didn't buy one or two or:

Scopius
Progrip/ Venator
Viele
Persian
Lava
Mouse

There are so many more. JD knows I'm with him on old school. I don't really know why though there are no Military, PM 2's or 3's in my collection.

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Postby TomAiello » Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:46 am

Des Horn.

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Postby Buddafucco » Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:47 am

T-Mag isn't that old but it was a trip to learn that it was a magnetic slip joint. Apparently it didn't get favorable reviews but i bet it makes for a good collectors piece.

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Postby Mad Mac » Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:58 pm

A second for the Starmate and the forgotten Renegade.

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Postby DerRock » Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:06 pm

C17 Catcherman
C23 Renegade
C56 Tim Zowada
C58 JD Smith

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Postby JD Spydo » Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:59 pm

GarageBoy wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:01 pm
Salsa - I always liked the cobra hood - precursor to all the small compact knives
Oh I'm with you there. Especially that Titanium version with the ATS-34 blade steel :cool:

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Postby JD Spydo » Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:00 pm

Qcrazy wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:03 am
Okay here's a few I'd miss if I didn't buy one or two or:

Scopius
Progrip/ Venator
Viele
Persian
Lava
Mouse

There are so many more. JD knows I'm with him on old school. I don't really know why though there are no Military, PM 2's or 3's in my collection.
The LAVA, The Scorpius and The MOUSE. It's fair to say that they are truly "forgotten" models.

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Postby JD Spydo » Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:03 pm

Menipo wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:31 am
C98 Poliwog
C40 Jot Singh Khalsa
I'm willing to bet that probably at least 70% of all Spyderco fans don't even know that these two models even exist.

On another note in the past year I've only found maybe 4 people that know anything at all about the TEMPERANCE 1 model. Even though there is a TEMPERANCE 2 which had a lot of popularity at one point. You still don't see many that even know that model exists either.


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