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Off Topic Spyderco collector age range

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by hugh_dunnem, Jan 14, 2019.

  1. hugh_dunnem


    Aug 5, 2018
    I’m posting a poll to see what the age range is between spyderco collectors. This is for no reason other than information and a bit of my own personal interest.
  2. Mo2


    Apr 8, 2016
    What about spyderco users? Is this just for collecting and not using them only?

    I'm also a few years one way or the other. Why not add more options?
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  3. 5-by-5

    5-by-5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 13, 2016
    I was carrying my Police Model in high school 1988

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  4. Kreyzhorse

    Kreyzhorse Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 15, 2013
    Hell, I didn't buy my first Spyderco till I was almost 40.
  5. Cscotttsss

    Cscotttsss Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 3, 2015
  6. 3fifty7

    3fifty7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 24, 2016
    While I’m not a collector, I have more Spyderco knives than any other brands.
  7. Pharmagator

    Pharmagator Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 17, 2010
    I purchased a C-05 "Economy" in 1988 - absolutely fell in love with the pocket-clip and the 'one-hand-opening' and serrations and I never looked back...

    From Economy to Endura to Goddard LW to Millie to now... (as a former member of the Military I loved the idea of a pocket-knife with the name 'Military' and the liner-lock was perfection!)

    I had carried a Gerber LST (and even purchased a pocket-clip attached through the lanyard hole) but the Spyderco became a constant in my daily EDC...
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  8. 4mer_FMF

    4mer_FMF Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 9, 2016
    Would you like chronological age or the group I most closely identify with?
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  9. sgt1372

    sgt1372 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 16, 2018
    Your poll would be more informative w/more age group choices.

    In any event, I'm 68 and over 60 of the over 200 knives that I own that I consider "collectible" and a part of my knife collection are Sypdercos.
  10. blame it on god

    blame it on god

    Feb 21, 2013
    I'm 42 years old. Been a knife guy since I got my first SAK in the cub scouts.

    I got my first spyderco in 2013 I think. Before that it was benchmade, and before that it was cold steel. Pretty much junk before that lol.
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  11. T. Erdelyi

    T. Erdelyi Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 3, 2001
    I bought the first model, the C01 Worker from Sal himself at one of the big east coast shows,(either NYCKS or ECCKS) I forget which. I remember he was selling his Sharpmaker and the first Spyderco knife.


    My current accumulation of Spydercos minus a few I didn’t see with the rest.

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  12. Lapedog

    Lapedog Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2016
    Bought my first Spyderco when I was about...I don’t know maybe 22? Way overpaid for a green Endura 4 sabre grind from an army surplus store. The FFG version wasn't released yet. Does anyone remember what year the Endura 4 came out because I bought it almost right after it came out. Friend lost it. I’m 31 now so 31 - however many years the Endura 4 has been out = the age I got my first Spydie.

    At one point I had almost 40 Spydercos and it still is the most common brand in my collection. I got rid of most of the ones I just wanted to try cause I thought they were another cool Spydie and kept the ones I actually love and carry.
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  13. T. Erdelyi

    T. Erdelyi Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 3, 2001
    There was only 1 Spyderco to pick from when I got mine. ;)

    ETA, I feel old now.
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  14. Pharmagator

    Pharmagator Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 17, 2010
    I'm with you... I got my first spydie when there were 8 or so to choose from... (all stainless steel handles and AUS-8 or G-2 blade steel I believe)
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2019
  15. 4mer_FMF

    4mer_FMF Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 9, 2016
    I believe this thread has already found its winner. :thumbsup:

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  16. Pharmagator

    Pharmagator Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 17, 2010
    my first...
    (I was a broke college student... this was the least expensive model in the Cutlery Shoppe catalog)

    spyderco economy.jpg
    (note that the clip was 'punched out' from a side slab... not screwed on)
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  17. Spydergirl88


    Dec 3, 2015
    Been a spyderco fan since 2015, I have owned well over 100 spydercos but it's mostly catch and release. I don't collect them. Always searching for the next best thing. Currently the Lil Native is my favorite. Really can't say no to compression locks with wire clips... Really looking forward to the Para 3 LW.
  18. hugh_dunnem


    Aug 5, 2018
    When I was saying collectors I just meant collectors, users, fans anyone who likes spyderco
  19. T. Erdelyi

    T. Erdelyi Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 3, 2001
    The Terzuola was the second most important Spyderco. Lots of firsts with that one.

    First Spyderco Collaboration

    First US made Spyderco

    First Spyderco made in the Golden CO plant

    First Walker/liner lock

    First Premium steel ATS34

    Other than prototypes IIRC also the first production with aluminum scales.

    I’m sure there were a few other first for that one.

    It was a pivotal knife for Sal and a lot of exposure for Bob (Terzuola), a win, win for Spyderco for sure.


    In my opinion one of if not the best knife they ever made. If you can ever find one, snatch it up, you won’t be disappointed. It’s a superior utility knife. That modified sheepsfoot is great for heavy work.

    I carried this one from when I got it when they announced it in the trade magazines and shows till today. It is semiretired because it’s basically irreplaceable for me so I’m a little kinder when I carry it but I still use it as a utility knife.
  20. T. Erdelyi

    T. Erdelyi Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 3, 2001
    BTW, when I asked Sal about sending it in for a spa treatment he suggested I keep it just like it is. The service dept would most likely opt at their discretion to not repair or work on it but give me a prorated credit.

    He said it showed a lot of character, especially the stop gap screws I used to do a field repair with :). I have lots of memories with that knife and plan on havin’ many more.
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