official SPYDERCO : Pick Ups , Pics , & Q&A thread

The first Spyderco knife was made in 1976 under the direction of Sal Glesser. The company started out as a traveling entity as Sal & his wife, Gail, traveled from show to show. The first permanent establishment was in Golden, Colorado where the company made its first folding knife in 1978. The company proudly touts their knives as being different, peculiar, even out there. "We may look curious, homely, whatever, but we'll never be called unusable or undependable."
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official SPYDERCO : Pick Ups , Pics , & Q&A thread

Postby junebug » Sat Feb 07, 2015 4:23 am

Hey Fellas.............
SPYDERCO knives have seemed to pick up round here...... 8)
and i have been into them for a short while and you know how it is when yer into something.....
so here is a place to post pictures,show off a new one,discuss history and model variants and the like.

I personally have had several members help me along the way so far ::nod::
but there where no real THREADS on them you could go to........
SO HERE IT GOES :mrgreen:



here is the one that started it all they say.........
C01 WORKER
G-2 STEEL (SAME AS GIN-1 just diff name,think i heard changed due to trademark deal?)
SEKI CITY JAPAN
PLAIN EDGE
LOCK BACK
SS SCALES
LANYARD HOLE
RIGHT HAND,TIP DOWN CARRY ONLY ,CLIP

This was the first Spyderco introducted by Sal Glesser in 1981. It introduced the concept of the Clipit and the Round Hole opening system. 2014 Saw a limited edition sprint run in green G-10 and VG-10 Steel

Blade Length: 2 3/4″, 2.82″ (2014)
Closed Length: 3 7/8″, 3.85″ (2014)
Overall Length: 6 1/2″, 6.67″ (2014)

Blade Material: GIN-1, VG-10, ATS-55
Blade Finish: Satin
Blade Grind: Hollow Grind
Handle Material: Stainless Steel, G-10
Locking Mechanism: Front Lock (Lock Back)

Years Produced: 1981-Unknown, 2014
Manufacture Location: Japan

Variations:
C01P – Plain Edge – GIN-1 (G-2)
C01S – Spyderedge – GIN-1 (G-2)
C01P – Plain Edge Commemorative Edition – VG-10
C01P – Plain Edge Everest Version with Kraton Inserts – ATS-55
C01S – Spyderedge Everest Version with Kraton Inserts – ATS-55
C01GPGR – Plain Edge VG-10,


ANY BODY ELSE HAVE A WORKER TO SHOW???????? ::shrug:: ::tu::
OR HOW ABOUT A C02 TO SHOW???? ::shrug:: 8)
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Postby tjmurphy » Sat Feb 07, 2015 11:38 am

No CO2, but a CO4 Executive. I don't know the details, but the material of construction should be about the same as the CO1.

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Postby jmh58 » Sat Feb 07, 2015 1:27 pm

My first Spyderco (still gots) was back in late 70s/early 80s.. Standard SS SE.. They have the pocket clip stamped out of the rear handle cover..

My latest is a Burgundy MeerKat.. Kool little knife.. This one, you slide the lh handle cover to un-lock the blade!! John :D
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Postby MITCH RAPP » Sat Feb 07, 2015 5:15 pm

8) I checked my knife log book and I have accumulated a few Spydies thru the years. ::facepalm::

Here's my Heard so far.

SPYDERCO CIVILIAN G-10 C12G

SPYDERCO MATRIARCH 2 SPYDER EDGE FRN

SPYDERCO JAMES KEATING CHINOOK II

SPYDERCO STAINLESS STEEL POLICE

SPYDERCO MANIX PLAIN EDGE

SPYDERCO MILITARY PLAIN EDGE

SPYDERCO PARA-MILITARY/SPYDER EDGE

SPYDERCO PARA-MILITARY/PLAIN EDGE

SPYDERCO SIVER ALMITE LASER CUT WEB

SPYDERCO LADY BUG

SPYDERCO AMBITIOUS G-10

SPYDERCO TENACIOUS G-10

SPYDERCO RESILIENCE G-10

SPYDERCO CLIPITOOL/BOTTLE OPENER

SPYDERCO BYRD STARLING KEY CHAIN

SPYDERCO BYRD RAVEN

SPYDERCO BYRD RAVEN G10

SPYDERCO BYRD CARA CARA {S/BLACK}

SPYDERCO BYRD CARA CARA {PE/G-10}

SPYDERCO BYRD FLIGHT STAINLESS STEEL

SPYDERCO BYRD FLIGHT G-10

SPYDERCO BYRD WINGS G-10

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Postby gino » Sat Feb 07, 2015 5:17 pm

I have put a message into Bryan to see if we can get a Benchmade / Spyderco forum set up, I will let you guys know as soon as I hear.

In the short time I have collected the I have

Spyderco Caly 3 carbon fiber

Spyderco Resilience

Spyderco Persistence

Spyderco/Byrd Cara Cara

I have a Spyderco Native 5 back ordered

more on the way

The knife shown is a Byrd Cara Cara 2 and for around 30.00 you would be very hard pressed to find a equally good knife IMO
I am carrying this over my Caly 3 which costs 100.00 more!

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Postby knife7knut » Sat Feb 07, 2015 5:41 pm

Here are mine.My wife has a pink Delica but won't let me have it. :x
Best part of it all is except for the SpyderCard which I bought new,I have never paid more than $5 for one.
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Postby philco » Sat Feb 07, 2015 6:34 pm

Here's my Spydiepile.....
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Postby junebug » Sat Feb 07, 2015 10:08 pm

WOW :shock: :shock: .....NICE GUYS!!!!!! 8) ::tu:: ::tu::

(we'll get John ta post pics yet boys...lololol) ::super_happy:: .....but till then................



HERE IS A:
C03 HUNTER

Third knife produced by Spyderco, designed as a Hunting knife, with a bigger belly.

Blade Length: 2 3/4″
Closed Length: 3 15/16″
Overall Length: 6 11/16″
Weight: 3.84oz (early), 3.75oz (later)

Blade Material: GIN-1
Blade Finish: Satin
Blade Grind: Hollow Grind
Handle Material: Stainless Steel
Locking Mechanism: Front Lock (Lock Back)

Years Produced: 1983-1993
Manufacture Location: Seki-City Japan

Variations:
C03P – Plain Edge
C03S – Spyderedge
C03PS – Combo Edge
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Postby junebug » Sat Feb 07, 2015 10:14 pm

this one is a lil diff. from the NORM.........
early unit with BRASS LINERS
and stamped HOFFRITZ on handle


C09 CO-PILOT

The Co-Pilot was designed as a 2″ bladed folding knife that could be taken on Airplanes prior to the full ban on bladed items on aircraft. The clip was also marketed as a possible money clip.

Blade Length: 2″
Closed Length: 3″
Overall Length: 5″
Weight: 2.5oz

Blade Material: GIN-1, ATS-55
Blade Finish: Satin
Blade Grind: Hollow
Handle Material: Stainless Steel
Locking Mechanism: Lock Back

Years Produced: 1987-2001
Manufacture Location: Seki-City, Japan

Variations:
C09P – Plain Edge
C09S – Spyderedge
C09SATU – Spyderedge, Tuffram Aluminum Handles, GIN-1, 1994, $82.95
C09BKP – Plain Edge, Black Almite Aluminum Handles, VG-10, 2006, $94.95
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Postby junebug » Sat Feb 07, 2015 10:20 pm

Here is one that has a lil name confusion ........
mine is considered a PRO VENATOR...... but had 3 names in all i guess...lol
PRO HUNTER,PRO VENATOR,PRO GRIP
this one was all about the inserts in scale and clip..... ::tu::


C13 PRO VENATOR

This knife was initially called the Pro-Hunter/Venator when introduced in 1991. It is based on the C03 Hunter model and was altered to have Kraton rubber inserts for extra grip. The C33 Pro-Grip which was based on this knife was eventually renamed to the C13BK Pro-Grip. This knife was discontinued in 2005, but as with many Spydercos, may make a re-appearance in the form of a Sprint Run.

Blade Length: 2 3/4″
Closed Length: 3 7/8″
Overall Length: 6 5/8″
Weight: 4oz (SS), 1.9oz (FRN)

Blade Material: ATS-55/VG-10
Blade Finish: Satin
Blade Grind: Hollow Grind
Handle Material: Stainless Steel with Kraton Rubber/FRN
Locking Mechanism: Lock Back

Years Produced: 1991-2005
Manufacture Location: Seki-City, Japan

Variations:
C13PBK – Plain Edge, FRN, AUS-8
C13PSBK – Combo Edge, FRN, AUS-8/VG-10
C13P – Plain Edge, VG-10/ATS-55
C13PS – Combo Edge, VG-10/ATS-55
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Postby knife7knut » Sat Feb 07, 2015 10:54 pm

That last one you posted is one that I have.Mine had the Kraton insert in the clip fall out in less than a year of carrying.I was going to try and get a replacement but the clip works better without it.
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Postby junebug » Sat Feb 07, 2015 11:29 pm

gino wrote:I have put a message into Bryan to see if we can get a Benchmade / Spyderco forum set up, I will let you guys know as soon as I hear.

Gino



GREAT!!!!! LET US KNOW ,BRO ::tu:: 8)
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Postby Lawrence » Sun Feb 08, 2015 1:53 pm

Hey JB, thanks for starting this thread. I only have a few, but I was wondering if you could help me date this one. I think it's an early Co-Pilot. cheers
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Postby junebug » Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:47 pm

very cool,LAWRENCE!!!! 8)
if no brass liners, i would say last year of 80's to early 1990's ::tu::
simpleman may come along and know better ::tu:: , but right around there..... ::tu::
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Postby junebug » Tue Feb 10, 2015 6:10 am

This one was the 1st USA spydie i snapped up.......
Cool OLD SCHOOL higher end folder for its day....and still is IMPO 8)
would like to find the LARGE version someday ::nod::

C19 BOB TERZUOLA JR.

The C19 Bob Terzuola Jr is the mini version of the C15 Terzuola, and uses the same high-end steel (for the time) ATS-34 and also made in the Golden, Colorado.

Blade Length: 2 3/4″
Closed Length: 3 1/2″
Overall Length: 6 1/4″
Weight: 2.5oz (G-10)

Blade Material: ATS-34
Blade Finish: Satin Finish
Blade Grind: Hollow Ground
Handle Material: Aluminum, G-10
Locking Mechanism: Liner Lock

Years Produced: 1993
Manufacture Location: Golden, Colorado

Variations:
C19P – Plain Edge
C19PS – Combo Edge
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