The ONE that started it all......... C01 WORKER

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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The ONE that started it all......... C01 WORKER

Postby junebug » Sat Feb 28, 2015 5:10 am

LETS SEE THOSE "WORKER" PICTURES PEOPLE!!!!!! ::ds::

HERE IS A PLACE TO SHOW PICS OF THE ONE THAT STARTED IT ALL................. 8) 8)


SPYDERCO
C01
WORKER

Designer: Sal Glesser

Description: 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(G2), 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
C01S – Spyderedge – GIN-1
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,
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Re: The ONE that started it all......... C01 WORKER

Postby TheMadHungarian » Mon May 01, 2017 10:53 pm

At one of the first knife shows I went to in the early, mid 80s was the ECCKS where I bought my first 2 custom knives from Bud Nealy and Pat Crawford. I met and made friends with many of the makers and shakers in the industry and new medium just coming into it's own, the internet and knife forums.

While there I had promised to pick up a ceramic v stick sharpener for her kitchen knives so on the way out I saw someone selling a different V stick sharpener than I had seen before, it was made with triangular sticks that sharpened knives like a flat bench hone or as a ceramic rod on the corners. It even did serrations. I bought the sharpener, it was called a Sharpmaker and it had a tick embossed on the plastic base.

While I was at the table there was an older gentleman selling an odd looking, dare I say an UGHly knife. It had a hump on the back with a hole in it and a hole in the middle of the hump ::facepalm:: and it had a clip to clip it to your pocket. WTF?

Well I bought the knife, IIRC the gentleman's name was Sam Gleason... No it was Sal, Sal Gleason. No Sal Glesser. I carried that knife I bought for 20 years before I retired it. He said it was model CO1 the first in the series and he called it the Worker. I wonder what happened to the man and his funny little knife with the tick on it? Oops I mean SPYDER not Spider The company was called Spyderco, I wonder if he ever made another knife? (Just Kiddin' Sal, you know I love you and have nothin' but respect for you my friend, talk to you in the other place)

Here's mine mine from back in the day, over 30 years old and no worse for wear, just a little more wear. ;) It's been retired for 10 years now, my wife had it engraved for me and I still take it out and clip it to my RFP for some pocket time. :)

Here's NY inventory pic from last year.

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My Spyderco family portrait from this morning, can you spot any iconic early Spydies?

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...and here it is from 5 minutes ago

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Re: The ONE that started it all......... C01 WORKER

Postby DM11 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:53 pm

junebug wrote:LETS SEE THOSE "WORKER" PICTURES PEOPLE!!!!!! ::ds::

HERE IS A PLACE TO SHOW PICS OF THE ONE THAT STARTED IT ALL................. 8) 8)


SPYDERCO
C01
WORKER

Designer: Sal Glesser

Description: 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(G2), 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
C01S – Spyderedge – GIN-1
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,


Nice one!
David

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Re: The ONE that started it all......... C01 WORKER

Postby DM11 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:00 pm

This is the one I have.
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Re: The ONE that started it all......... C01 WORKER

Postby stagman » Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:02 am

Great story on the knife that still continues doing its job !!!

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