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DLC Auto Collection

Postby hudsonhawk » Mon Jan 04, 2016 7:56 pm

Well I finally found it (them actually). All I ever wanted was a DLC Citadel and it took me a good while to find the exact one I wanted, in the right condition and the right price. Amazingly, a few days after I found the small one, I found its bigger brother for an even better deal. My knife buying budget for 2016 is already blown but it was worth it.

Thanks to all that posted pics of their Citadels to keep me motivated!

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Re: DLC Auto Collection

Postby holeshot » Sun Jan 31, 2016 5:48 pm

VERY nice! Now you got me thinking, I have a fair number of Spyderco folders but no autos. Guess I'm going to have remedy that. Finally got around to it a while back. :)
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Re: DLC Auto Collection

Postby hudsonhawk » Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:46 pm

holeshot wrote:VERY nice! Now you got me thinking, I have a fair number of Spyderco folders but no autos. Guess I'm going to have remedy that.
If they're legal where you live, I highly recommend it. Currently the Autonomy (top knife pictured) is the only one in production, in black and orange, but the bottom two are Citadels, and they can be found on forums and such if you look long enough. Spyderco autos have some of the finest fit and finishes I've ever seen, as well as very strong deployments and satisfying lock-ups.
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Re: DLC Auto Collection

Postby Larry_Mott » Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:55 am

Are the Citadels double action, as in able to open manually *or* automatically or is the Spydie hole just for looks?
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Re: DLC Auto Collection

Postby holeshot » Tue Feb 02, 2016 7:26 pm

It is my understanding that in California it's not illegal to own an auto only to carry one. I have mayby a dozen autos mostly Benchmade, Protech, Mikov and I do carry them on some occasions. Guess it's time for a Spiderco!
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Re: DLC Auto Collection

Postby hudsonhawk » Wed Feb 03, 2016 7:53 am

Larry_Mott wrote:Are the Citadels double action, as in able to open manually *or* automatically or is the Spydie hole just for looks?
Larry,

They are not. I've noticed that most "plunger" or button lock style Autos are not, or maybe cannot be double action.

The Spyderhole on these is purely a trademark and design aesthetic.

To my knowledge, the only true D/A auto would be the Custom Valloton D/A conversion that Butch Valloton does himself on the Sub-Hilt. These are not truly factory Spydies though, so they really don't count.
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Re: DLC Auto Collection

Postby hudsonhawk » Wed Feb 03, 2016 7:54 am

holeshot wrote:It is my understanding that in California it's not illegal to own an auto only to carry one. I have mayby a dozen autos mostly Benchmade, Protech, Mikov and I do carry them on some occasions. Guess it's time for a Spiderco!
I don't know CA's laws offhand, but I would acquaint yourself very thoroughly with them before you decide to buy or carry them. If you can legally own them, Spydie Autos are fantastic.
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Re: DLC Auto Collection

Postby Larry_Mott » Wed Feb 03, 2016 2:13 pm

Hudsonhawk: Yeah, D/A seems to be a Vallotton "trademark" i have the Spyderco Vallotton D/A and had a Boker V&D as well and both were/are "Scale fired" :)
Was just curious re. the Citadel
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Re: DLC Auto Collection

Postby Camburt » Thu Feb 04, 2016 2:44 pm

Awesome black knives.

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Re: DLC Auto Collection

Postby Evil D » Sun Feb 14, 2016 10:45 am

Very nice. The Citadel has one of my favorite blade shapes. I'm always looking for a decent one for sale but until recently I couldn't carry one so I never looked too hard. Maybe I will now.
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Re: DLC Auto Collection

Postby hudsonhawk » Sun Feb 14, 2016 8:51 pm

Evil D wrote:Very nice. The Citadel has one of my favorite blade shapes. I'm always looking for a decent one for sale but until recently I couldn't carry one so I never looked too hard. Maybe I will now.
I very much agree. The overall design of the Citadel is just superb. I love the grooved aluminum handles and the blade shape (somewhat reminiscent of the ATR). Even if Spyderco was to release a manual folder Citadel I think it would be a hit.
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Re: DLC Auto Collection

Postby Evil D » Sun Feb 14, 2016 9:53 pm

hudsonhawk wrote:
Evil D wrote:Very nice. The Citadel has one of my favorite blade shapes. I'm always looking for a decent one for sale but until recently I couldn't carry one so I never looked too hard. Maybe I will now.
I very much agree. The overall design of the Citadel is just superb. I love the grooved aluminum handles and the blade shape (somewhat reminiscent of the ATR). Even if Spyderco was to release a manual folder Citadel I think it would be a hit.
I would actually love to see a G10 manual Citadel. If it had contoured scales it would be even better.
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Re: DLC Auto Collection

Postby Spydy33 » Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:23 pm

Those are looking very nice

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Re: DLC Auto Collection

Postby hudsonhawk » Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:42 pm

Spydy33 wrote:Those are looking very nice
Thanks Spydy. I'm still hoping we see more one day. Especially since Colorado is legalizing autos.
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