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    Spyderco Forum Registered User GoldenSpydie's Avatar
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    My collection as it stands, including some rare ones and grails

    Well, May was a good month for collecting. I found quite a few good deals on some rare Spyders, and even some that I didn't know existed. I think it is time for an update on my collection.

    Here is my current collection of Spyderco knives, sharpening equipment, and gear. (Pending additions, of course. )

    Knives produced in Golden, CO, USA:



    Left column (collabs), top to bottom:

    C15 Bob Terzuola (left hand)--first Spydie made in Golden, and first Spydie collab with a custom maker
    C19 Bob Terzuola Jr.--smaller version of above knife
    C55GPE Bob Terzuola Starmate--first version, 440V
    C50 Centofante 2
    C63GP3 Chinook 3--collab with James Keating
    C96GP SpyKer--Spyderco/Kershaw collab
    C128GP Leafstorm--Kevin Wilkins collab

    Center column, top to bottom:

    C23 Renegade
    C24 Blackhawk--smaller version of C23
    C64PBK Meerkat--first version, 440C
    C66PBKI Vesuvius w/inlay
    C35 "Q" standard "bug" cutout, modified to sheepsfoot
    C115CFP T-Mag--rare earth magnet "lock"
    C80CFP Dodo sprint in CF

    Right column, top to bottom:

    C81GPCMO2 Paramilitary 2--camo/satin
    C101BL2 Manix 2 lightweight--blue FRCP
    C94PBL3 UK Penknife blue drop point CTS-BD1
    C94PBL3 UK Penknife blue drop point Gin-1
    C41TN2 Operation Iraqi Freedom Native--given to US troops in Iraq
    C82WTC World Trade Center--#0112--NYC skyline inlay out of steel from WTC tower #1

    Not shown until later post:

    C70PSTI Titanium ATR (At The Ready) -- shown in post #18

    Knives produced in Seki City, Japan:



    Top:

    2002 Small Dive Tool/Probe

    Left column:

    C03 Hunter
    C05 Economy--clip cut out of scale
    C05 Economy--screw-on clip
    C07 Police--aluminum handle
    C37PS Michael Walker lightweight
    C98 Poliwog
    C65 Bob Lum Chinese--blue

    Right column:

    C90FPGYE Stretch sprint in Super Blue
    C11FG Delica 4 in green and saber grind--modded from PS to PE
    C11F Delica 4 in blue
    C88YL Salt 1--H1 steel
    C79BK Assist

    China and Taiwan:



    C122GP Tenacious
    MT18P Mule Team 18--sprint in S110V

    Cool stuff:



    {no SKU known} Spyderco sticker--red, reverse (given to me by a SFO employee)
    {no SKU known} CF Balance hat pin (give to me by a SFO employee)
    {no SKU known} Spyderco ball-balance game (purchased; no info found anywhere?)

    I also have a 203 Sharpmaker w/blue rods and 204UF rods, but no picture for now.

    ___________

    Well, if you read all of that, you deserve a medal. I just hope that people enjoy seeing some of my rarer Spydies together.

    Feel free to comment with missing/other info, or any other comments!
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    Pretty outstanding!
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    Nice! Some rare ones there for sure.
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    You have some awesome knives!

    Thanks for sharing.
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    Great collection. You need more Taiwan knives!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChapmanPreferred View Post
    Pretty outstanding!
    Quote Originally Posted by gbelleh View Post
    Nice! Some rare ones there for sure.
    Quote Originally Posted by Donut View Post
    You have some awesome knives!

    Thanks for sharing.
    Thanks guys! I need a "real" job if this is going to keep up...petsitting isn't going to cut it...

    Quote Originally Posted by swigert View Post
    Great collection. You need more Taiwan knives!!!
    Thanks. Who doesn't need more Spydies?

    _____

    Any hints on my mising SKUs? Has anyone ever seen a Spyderco balance game before? This one says:

    On the game itself:


    Spyderco

    Golden, Colorado USA


    On the plastic packaging:

    over Raise This Flap To Open SEA KING

    I don't know what the "over" means, but the "SEA KING" appears to be the maker of the game.

    It is a mystery for me.
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    Nice collection. I really like the Spyker and the Diver's probe.
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    Very nice collection I was going to pick up one of those games off eBay but I totally forgot about it
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    Nice stuff! That's a good looking collection.

    I'm especially jealous of the Renegade and Blackhawk!
    On the hunt for...

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    Very good collection. I have read all the descriptions because there are several I didn't recognize.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Regards.

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    Awesome collection!
    Always nice to see some of the true classics like the first Terzuola collabs and the blue Böker Lum.
    But: not a single model of the Calypso/Caly-Family, you don't like them?
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    Nice collection.
    Some of your knives making me jealous
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    Quote Originally Posted by v8r View Post
    Nice collection. I really like the Spyker and the Diver's probe.
    Thank you. I always thought that those two were pretty cool/unique. I'd love a large probe and a TTZ probe someday...

    Quote Originally Posted by M80 View Post
    Very nice collection I was going to pick up one of those games off eBay but I totally forgot about it
    I waited until there was one left, and then snagged it.

    Quote Originally Posted by DeathBySnooSnoo View Post
    Nice stuff! That's a good looking collection.

    I'm especially jealous of the Renegade and Blackhawk!
    Quote Originally Posted by Titomake View Post
    Very good collection. I have read all the descriptions because there are several I didn't recognize.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Regards.
    Thanks guys! The Blackhawk was pretty hard to find. It was just labeled as "Spyderco G10 lockback," but I figured it out from the picture. Boy, was I excited to win that auction.

    Quote Originally Posted by MarcusH View Post
    Awesome collection!
    Always nice to see some of the true classics like the first Terzuola collabs and the blue Böker Lum.
    But: not a single model of the Calypso/Caly-Family, you don't like them?
    I haven't even held a Caly! I know, impossible...I just have focused on the Goldens. (I just had to pick up some of those really-rare Sekis, too.) I see a Caly 3 SB in my future.

    Quote Originally Posted by bh49 View Post
    Nice collection.
    Some of your knives making me jealous
    Thank you.

    Here is a page that I found helpful for identifying Spydercos. It is also useful for finding out which ones are considered "rare."

    http://www.angelfire.com/trek/spyderwa/
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    Very nice collection, I am super impressed. I have a collection that no one would sneeze at (approaching 250), but there are so many in your pictures that I don't have! It's almost as if you started with the first model number and went from there... I am stupefied by the price on the blue Lum! A fellow forumite recently put his up on eBay for a handsome sum well in excess of what you paid (wonder if it sold...).

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    That's a great collection! Keep on updating us please =)
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    I'm in love with that blue Chinese. I've been looking for one for a long time. Nice collection!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RadioactiveSpyder View Post
    Very nice collection, I am super impressed. I have a collection that no one would sneeze at (approaching 250), but there are so many in your pictures that I don't have! It's almost as if you started with the first model number and went from there... I am stupefied by the price on the blue Lum! A fellow forumite recently put his up on eBay for a handsome sum well in excess of what you paid (wonder if it sold...).

    Keep it up! Cheers, Radioactive
    Thanks! You've got a pretty impressive collection, too.

    I wish that I did have all of the early model numbers...an original 2-screw Worker is on my list for sure, as are the C02, C04, and the other classics.

    The Blue Lum and the Poliwog ($70 and $30) were by far the best deals on Spyders that I have ever gotten. The $60 Tuffram/aluminum Police and the $40 C15 are up there too, though.

    Enjoy the hunt, I find that it is half the fun!

    Quote Originally Posted by Blerv View Post
    That's a great collection! Keep on updating us please =)
    Thanks! I will update this thread when a new one arrives...unless I'm feeling lazy, in which case a few updates might get posted at once.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bladewacked View Post
    I'm in love with that blue Chinese. I've been looking for one for a long time. Nice collection!
    Thanks! The blue Lum Chinese was a very special find. Oddly enough, I hadn't even heard of it until I saw it for sale. I googled it and saw some selling for $200+. I bought it without any further debate.
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    How did I manage to leave the Titanium ATR out of the picture?!?

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    You know, this always blows me out. Out of all the knives you showed us GoldenSpydie we only share one, the Paramilitary satin camo.
    I have some 70 or so Spydies.
    O.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeathBySnooSnoo View Post
    I'm especially jealous of the Renegade and Blackhawk!
    Not sure if I can post this here but there is a Renagade on SA Blade (sorry, I picked up the Blackhawk). The seller isn't shipping out of South Africa but from my dealings seems to be a very accommodating guy and might if you ask really nicely. It won't be cheap as knives there are substantially more expensive than the US and shipping will be about $45 on top of his price.

    From memory there is a Viele and a few other classics still available as well.

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