Its a new "Golden Age"

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Its a new "Golden Age"

Postby crazywednesday » Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:49 pm

Even though I joined this forum in 2017 I have been a huge fan of Spyderco since the Centofante 4. It was my first Spyderco. Im not sure what year that was. Irregardless, I have seen many post about the "Golden Years" (1998-2003) of Spyderco. There is a lot of merit to those years, but I think we have entered another "Golden Age". Its a time when there are so many awesome and unique exclusives, sprints, collaborations, and production models being released. Manufacturing techniques, CQI, and metallurgy have brought production to a new level. What a great time to be a collector or user and be a part of Spyderco history.
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Re: Its a new "Golden Age"

Postby The Meat man » Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:56 pm

Amen! There's never been a better time for knife and steel nerds.
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Re: Its a new "Golden Age"

Postby sal » Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:13 pm

Hi Wednesday,

I would say a lot of that is Eric. Also two of us Cut a wider arc in design, innovation and quality. We have a few totally new innovations in-the-works. FYI, Eric's 11 year old son, Kobe, is starting to sit in on some of our R & D meetings.

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Re: Its a new "Golden Age"

Postby ladybug93 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:25 pm

^proud dad/grandpa

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Re: Its a new "Golden Age"

Postby samdasnake » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:49 pm

sal wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:13 pm
Hi Wednesday,

I would say a lot of that is Eric. Also two of us Cut a wider arc in design, innovation and quality. We have a few totally new innovations in-the-works. FYI, Eric's 11 year old son, Kobe, is starting to sit in on some of our R & D meetings.

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That's really sweet! Nice that they're keeping it in the family

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Re: Its a new "Golden Age"

Postby Woodpuppy » Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:06 am

How cool! What a legacy :cool:
:spyder: My other blade is a Kelly Perfect :spyder:

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Re: Its a new "Golden Age"

Postby Whachaw » Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:28 am

It feels awesome to watch what Spyderco is doing even just over the last several years. I haven't been around long enough to recognize any major shifts, but I can say I really enjoy being able to view and use the new products coming out, as well as look into the design and production history, and sometimes even grab a second hand oldie that really shows where the past has influenced the present.

I am always looking forward to seeing what direction the designs are taken with each passing reveal and revision.

That there may be another contributing generation of the Glesser's is awesome to think about.

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Re: Its a new "Golden Age"

Postby sal » Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:28 am

Hi Whachaw,

Welcome to our forum.

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Re: Its a new "Golden Age"

Postby SubMicron » Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:58 am

sal wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:13 pm
Hi Wednesday,

I would say a lot of that is Eric. Also two of us Cut a wider arc in design, innovation and quality. We have a few totally new innovations in-the-works. FYI, Eric's 11 year old son, Kobe, is starting to sit in on some of our R & D meetings.

sal

What knife does Kobe carry?

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Re: Its a new "Golden Age"

Postby sal » Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:04 am

He's carrying the Pochi.

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Re: Its a new "Golden Age"

Postby Spydergirl88 » Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:08 am

That's adorable!

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Re: Its a new "Golden Age"

Postby JRinFL » Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:12 am

sal wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:04 am
He's carrying the Pochi.

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Ah... I was expecting the Darn Dao! :D
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Re: Its a new "Golden Age"

Postby RamZar » Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:14 pm

Hi Sal,

How about a family picture of the three generations (Sal, Eric & Kobe) with their favorite Spyderco knife?
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Re: Its a new "Golden Age"

Postby eRoc » Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:34 pm

Next Spyderco byte idea. The knives Kobe gravitates to and his input on these R&D meetings. Materials, colors, blade styles he likes. Maybe some rough sketches of designs he's created we might see in the next 10-20 years? :D

Probably only a matter of time until we get a glimpse of his makers mark on something.

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Re: Its a new "Golden Age"

Postby The Meat man » Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:59 pm

RamZar wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:14 pm
Hi Sal,

How about a family picture of the three generations (Sal, Eric & Kobe) with their favorite Spyderco knife?
I'd love to see this. :)
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Re: Its a new "Golden Age"

Postby dj moonbat » Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:10 pm

Spydergirl88 wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:08 am
That's adorable!
It reminds me of a question that I have: what do y’all do to teach kids proper knife handling? A lot of Spyderco features fly in the face of knife safety as taught to me in my youth. Do you start them on an old-school slipjoint so they have to learn the old rules? Give them a Spyderco and tell them to always use both hands? Let them use a Spyderco as intended, and warn them that not all knives can be used that way?

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Re: Its a new "Golden Age"

Postby JohnDoe99 » Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:19 pm

I remember when S90v was THE unicorn steel years ago. It wasn't in any production and very, very rarely in sprints. Now I own a s90v Delica of all things that I got for $92.00 off ebay. Pretty incredible.

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Re: Its a new "Golden Age"

Postby Woodpuppy » Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:23 pm

eRoc wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:34 pm
Probably only a matter of time until we get a glimpse of his makers mark on something.
I’m sure his parents have already discovered it where it shouldn’t be! :eek: :D
:spyder: My other blade is a Kelly Perfect :spyder:

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Re: Its a new "Golden Age"

Postby Baron Mind » Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:35 pm

Cheers to Spyderco. I've only been in the knife game a handful of years now, but i don't think I would have fallen in love with this hobby if Spyderco didn't exist.

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Re: Its a new "Golden Age"

Postby Cambertree » Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:52 pm

Yes, I definitely think that we’re in a Golden Age of Spydies right now.

The prolific use of different steels with benchmark production heat treats, the massive variety of new models and collaborations; not to mention the engagement and responsiveness to the end-line users is unmatched in the industry IMHO.


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