Eric Should be Proud

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Eric Should be Proud

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A still new in the box example of Eric's design's, the C98 Poliwog is for sale on eBay. As I type this post there are 19 bids and the current price is $565. Four bidders got the price over $161, three more kept bidding.

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It looks nice but not for $565
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True, but hey it was worth that to one person and very close to that for a couple of others.

Now that the sale is over this is the listing: Poliwog
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This design is so far before its time that people still don't get it, years after its release and discontinue.

IMHO, Eric's designs define the "next generation of knifemaking." He sees things for what they are and what they could be. The Wog fundamentally reevaluates what a knife lock does and what makes one work in a long-term fashion.

The Bi-fold, although commercially difficult, was another one of his fundamental changes in how people look at the idea of a folding knife and a lock.
I'm sad he's kind of chilled out on the design aspect, but happy he's being groomed to take over the company. He has the right attitude to do a great job when Sal hits the open ocean.
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SolidState wrote:This design is so far before its time that people still don't get it, years after its release and discontinue.

IMHO, Eric's designs define the "next generation of knifemaking." He sees things for what they are and what they could be. The Wog fundamentally reevaluates what a knife lock does and what makes one work in a long-term fashion.

The Bi-fold, although commercially difficult, was another one of his fundamental changes in how people look at the idea of a folding knife and a lock.
I'm sad he's kind of chilled out on the design aspect, but happy he's being groomed to take over the company. He has the right attitude to do a great job when Sal hits the open ocean.
Agree. Pickup a Poliwog and you will have a difficult time putting it down.
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The Domino is just fantastic imo. He's gonna be one of the great ones for sure.....
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It is a great model, I don't have a stainless one but whenever I carry my G10 version, people are amazed. I got mine by fluke, I had ordered a Phoenix and the company I was buying from had a promotion on where for an extra I think $30 you got a Polliwog as well. I may be wrong on the price but it was so low I didn't give it a second thought. Anyway great knife.

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DRKBC wrote:It is a great model, I don't have a stainless one but whenever I carry my G10 version, people are amazed. I got mine by fluke, I had ordered a Phoenix and the company I was buying from had a promotion on where for an extra I think $30 you got a Polliwog as well. I may be wrong on the price but it was so low I didn't give it a second thought. Anyway great knife.

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Wow! That has to be the score of the decade!!!

For a gadget junkie / knife junkie like me, Eric's exposed BBL are Nirvana...

Opening a BBL is a very unique experience in the world of knives---smooth & mesmerizing...

It is a little bit of therapy for me every time I open one...

I watch the BB start it's journey backward a bit as it travels the radius at the back of the tang...and then plunge forward to securely lock...

Takes me back to my childhood playing pinball in the arcade...good times!

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I thought my G-10 Poliwog was a good deal at $70 shipped! It is a great knife (and I much prefer the BBL to the caged BBL).
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paladin wrote:Takes me back to my childhood playing pinball in the arcade...good times!
I get the same feeling from it. Last I talked with Eric, he laughed about how he was in high school when he designed this.
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He is a pretty talented fellow. The polliwog is a winner in both form and function, truly unique.
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DRKBC wrote:He is a pretty talented fellow. The polliwog is a winner in both form and function, truly unique.
Very true indeed. Just a chip off of the "old block" as it were. (And no, I'm not calling Sal old here. ;) ).

By the way, the bidding has ended for the 'Wog in question. Anyone know what the final bid was?
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Pinetreebbs wrote:True, but hey it was worth that to one person and very close to that for a couple of others.

Now that the sale is over this is the listing: Poliwog
SpyderNut wrote:Very true indeed. Just a chip off of the "old block" as it were. (And no, I'm not calling Sal old here. ;) ).

By the way, the bidding has ended for the 'Wog in question. Anyone know what the final bid was?
$565 + $11.57 for shipping.
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Hey I've got one of those! As long as we're getting top dollar for 'wogs tonight I think I'll give it a go.

Imagesmall print: this is not an offer to buy/sell/trade. that would be against the rules. Besides if someone was willing to pay a grand, they need help, not a knife.

gbelleh wrote:(and I much prefer the BBL to the caged BBL).
absolutely agree
DRKBC wrote:He is a pretty talented fellow.
again, concur
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I have had that in my "watch" items nearly since its listing...way to steep for me!
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I'm still hoping to score one on the used market for cheap, but I have a feeling it's going to be like hoping for an already hopped up 4bt making 360 horsepower and 550 lb/ft of torque to drop into my truck for $1000...not going to happen...
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I came real close to buying the G10 version once. I was sold on it until I clipped it in my pocket and realized it took up pretty much my whole pocket. Other than that it's a really cool design. I don't much care for the holes in the SS handle, they'd look better if they were actual round holes.
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I love mine, but for that kind of money I would have to seriously think about selling........I have been telling my buddies that collect/use Spyderco knives that the Polliwog would be the next Dodo. Anyone remember the insane prices that we're being paid for those about 5 years ago?
I have always likes Eric's designs. He is a true artist in my opinion. I believe his early stuff will be highly sought after in the next few years. A lot of his stuff is a little before it's time, but is later appreciated.
When people see my Scorpius they love it as well.i think they will become sought after as well.
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I've always had a special liking for Eric Glesser's designs. I truly think the Dodo was not only a revolutionary design but extremely functional as well. I first had my doubts about the Dodo and at first thought it was only a novelty type blade but one day I carried one for my main EDC and I was very pleasantly surprised at how well it functioned. I just regret that they didn't make the Spyderedged version available duing some of those Sprint Runs.

I always thought the original MANIX model was truly a major pivot point in the company's progression. I would like to see a bigger version of the Dodo some day.
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JD Spydo wrote:I've always had a special liking for Eric Glesser's designs. I truly think the Dodo was not only a revolutionary design but extremely functional as well. I first had my doubts about the Dodo and at first thought it was only a novelty type blade but one day I carried one for my main EDC and I was very pleasantly surprised at how well it functioned. I just regret that they didn't make the Spyderedged version available duing some of those Sprint Runs.
Seconded! I originally discovered the Dodo when Ken Onion mentioned it in an interview as being one of his favorite designs to carry, saying he just thought it was "trick". I used to have both the blue PE one and a black SE, but sadly I sold them a few years back during financial hard times and have regretted it ever since.

I really hope there are more sprints in the future, as I can't really justify paying aftermarket prices to pick one up again.
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