Discontinued For 2018 - OFFICIAL List

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Discontinued For 2018 - OFFICIAL List

Postby TazKristi » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:45 pm

Hi, everyone:
It's that time of year again. Here's a list of everything that will be discontinued for 2018. - Kristi

C26PYL Snap-It Salt PLN
C36TIFP Military Model Fluted Ti
C36TIP Military Model Ti
C41TIFP5 Native 5 Fluted Ti
C79PSBK Assist Rescue Black FRN
C88PBBK Salt 1 PLN Black Blade Black FRN
C88PYL Salt 1 PLN Yellow FRN
C88SBBK Salt 1 SPY Black Blade Black FRN
C88SYL Salt 1 SPY Yellow FRN
C106PBK Tasman Salt PLN Black FRN
C106PYL Tasman Salt PLN Yellow FRN
C106SBK Tasman Salt SPY Black FRN
C106SYL Tasman Salt SPY Yellow FRN
C156GPBBK Southard Black Blade
C156GPBN Southard Brown
C163PBK Pingo Black
C163POR Pingo Orange
C163TIP Pingo Ti (Sprint)
C167GP Friction Folder
C171TIBLP Mike Draper Folder
C172CFTIP Domino
C179PBK SpyDK Black
C181GTIP Lil’ LionSpy
C182CFTIP Dice
C184GPOR Firefly
C186TIP Slysz Bowie
C188ALTIBBKP Dog Tag Black Aluminum
C192TIBLP PITS Blue Ti
C193TIP Squarehead
C194CFTIP Myrtle
C195CFP Positron
C196CFTIP Mamba
C198TIP Tighe Stick
C199TIP Nirvana
C201TIBLP Vrango
C206GP Introvert
FB05P2 Temperance 2
FB15P Street Beat Micarta
FB28GBNP Puukko
FB30GP South Fork
FB34GP Reverse
H01 Szabohawk
LSSSP3T Ladybug SS Tattoo

*Edited to add C186TIP
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Re: Discontinued For 2018 - OFFICIAL List

Postby adancingmonkey » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:48 pm

So many great knives on this list.
Current favorite: Manix 2 with carbon fiber scales and cru-ware.

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Postby Cujobob » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:50 pm

Surprised by a few. The Nirvana, Domino, and South Fork I wouldn't have expected.

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Postby RadioactiveSpyder » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:57 pm

Wow, I am definitely surprised to see so many of the Taichung offerings being disco'd. The Ti Militaries and the South Fork? The PITS is the best non-locking folder Spyderco offers. Many friends on that list. :(
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Postby dplafoll » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:59 pm

Wow.... that is quite a list, and very few of them surprise me. I noticed that most, if not all, of the old-style flippers are being disco'd (the Mantra and Advocate having already had production stopped). The rest of the list seems to be mostly the weirder models or those that have been replaced (Salts).
I am a bit surprised by the Pingo; I know the laws have changed in Denmark so the design is outdated in that sense, but it seemed to be a very popular model anyways. Here's hoping it's being disco'd in favor of a new Anso/Vox collab. :p

Cujobob wrote:Surprised by a few. The Nirvana, Domino, and South Fork I wouldn't have expected.

Domino/Dice are old-style flippers and getting older, so it's probably a good time to retire them in favor of newer designs with the new flipper engineering. And I can't imagine the Nirvana had a long production run planned from the beginning given how labor-intensive it is to make. I wonder how many other knives you can make in the same amount of labor time, especially knives that are not super complex to start.

RadioactiveSpyder wrote:Wow, I am definitely surprised to see so many of the Taichung offerings being disco'd. The Ti Militaries and the South Fork? The PITS is the best non-locking folder Spyderco offers. Many friends on that list. :(

I bet they're making room for newer models, and with this many disco'd it looks pretty exciting to me.
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Re: Discontinued For 2018 - OFFICIAL List

Postby mb1 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:13 pm

Sal mentioned in another thread the Southfork wasn't selling well. But still. :( One of the best knives I've ever owned.

On the bright side, maybe there will be some closeout deals.
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Postby RamZar » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:20 pm

Many of the Taichung knives are designer/boutique runs and limited in audience so only last for one batch.

Surprised on the Southard though which has been around since 2012 and quite successful.
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Postby Spydergirl88 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:31 pm

let the closeout price games begin :D
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Postby Vivi » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:36 pm

Time to stock up on Tasmans.

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Postby Mushroom » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:39 pm

My least favorite thread of the year! Always a bummer seeing some models get discontinued, but it's inevitable!

Surprised to see the Nirvana already getting discontinued! Going to have to spring for one of them ASAP! Also, would love to get my hands on a Vrango, Firefly, and Myrtle before I can't!

Lastly, incredibly sad to see the Squarehead discontinued. I'm going to have to get backups for my backup of that one!
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Re: Discontinued For 2018 - OFFICIAL List

Postby ABX2011 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:41 pm

GPKnives just listed a bunch in their for sale section.

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Re: Discontinued For 2018 - OFFICIAL List

Postby curlyhairedboy » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:43 pm

ah crap I gotta stock up on southards
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Southard(s), Techno, Pingo, S110v PM2, Urban LW K390

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Postby abbazaba » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:57 pm

Onward and upward I suppose. Quite a few surprises this year.

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Postby GarageBoy » Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:05 pm

RIP lil lionspy - I guess if I want one, I'll just jump over and get a lion, no spy
Not surprising on a lot of them, but still sad - OTOH, there will be others

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Postby Slumblor » Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:09 pm

Interesting, a few surprises in here for me as well. Looks like it's time to finally pull the trigger on a Southard!

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Postby Joris Mo » Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:19 pm

A little surprised about the micarta Street Beat but mainly sad about those old school Salts...
(knew it was coming ofcourse)
Love the old school volcano grip FRN and I'm not very happy with the thicker handles on the new FRN so I'll have to try and get a few extra while still possible. (if financially possible, also a lot of amazing new stuff around.. ;) )

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Re: Discontinued For 2018 - OFFICIAL List

Postby Mushroom » Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:21 pm

Looking at the list again - I thought the Mike Draper Folder, Friction Folder, and Spy-DK were discontinued already?
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Postby Bdubs808 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:28 pm

OMG, Nirvana for $355 on gpk!
I got bit... you might as well call me Peter Parker :spyder:

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Re: Discontinued For 2018 - OFFICIAL List

Postby curlyhairedboy » Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:29 pm

And this news came out during spookyswap. Ow my wallet. Welp, guess I do need to thin out the collection........ to make room for more southards :eek: :spyder:
Spyderco Collection: Always in Flux...
Southard(s), Techno, Pingo, S110v PM2, Urban LW K390

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Re: Discontinued For 2018 - OFFICIAL List

Postby bearfacedkiller » Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:44 pm

I need a Temperance2. Other than that I have most of what I want off that list. Bring on the new models!!!!
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