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    Karahawk marking

    I just noticed that all karahawk pics, and youtube reviews of them, that the blade does not have a number next to the spyderco symbol like mine... So, I'm not sure what to think exactly. The number on mine is "015." I'd provide a pic, but I lack any camera worth a damn. Do I have a fake one? Or what? And my clip is matte black, not stainless like everyone elses. Maybe Sal knows...
    Spyderco Knives (in order of obtainment):
    -Tenacious G-10, Combo edge
    -Tasman Salt, PE
    -Persistence Limited Edition Blue G-10, PE
    -Pacific Salt, Black, PE
    -Delica 4, Grey FRN, Emerson Wave, PE
    -Karahawk collector's club #015, Custom Scales, Emerson Wave, PE
    -DiAlex Junior, G10, PE
    -Byrd SS Crossbill, PE, Custom Engraved

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    You have a collector club blade.
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    Sounds like a collectors club number, that's legit, can't explain the clip but I'd prefer the black on that particular knife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by w3tnz View Post
    Sounds like a collectors club number, that's legit, can't explain the clip but I'd prefer the black on that particular knife.
    I prefer black clip too. And what the hell is a collector club knife?
    Spyderco Knives (in order of obtainment):
    -Tenacious G-10, Combo edge
    -Tasman Salt, PE
    -Persistence Limited Edition Blue G-10, PE
    -Pacific Salt, Black, PE
    -Delica 4, Grey FRN, Emerson Wave, PE
    -Karahawk collector's club #015, Custom Scales, Emerson Wave, PE
    -DiAlex Junior, G10, PE
    -Byrd SS Crossbill, PE, Custom Engraved

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    Meant for a collecting! Hi value for a collector! Collector club members get first dibs on numbered knives! If they pass on the knife then it goes for general sale. That is my very general understanding!

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    It's not worth more, and typically goes for less money because people don't want the number on the blade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Officer Gigglez View Post
    Fair enough. But again, I'll gladly trade someone who collects the collector's blades for a standard one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by araneae View Post
    FYI, Buy-sell-trade posts are prohibited here.
    10-4. I'll learn to read. And they were removed.
    Spyderco Knives (in order of obtainment):
    -Tenacious G-10, Combo edge
    -Tasman Salt, PE
    -Persistence Limited Edition Blue G-10, PE
    -Pacific Salt, Black, PE
    -Delica 4, Grey FRN, Emerson Wave, PE
    -Karahawk collector's club #015, Custom Scales, Emerson Wave, PE
    -DiAlex Junior, G10, PE
    -Byrd SS Crossbill, PE, Custom Engraved

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liquid Cobra View Post
    It's not worth more, and typically goes for less money because people don't want the number on the blade.
    I guess it depends if you are a collector or not.

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    It was my understanding that they call it a collector because the original person who ordered it signed up to purchase every piece spyderco makes. The ones they decide to pass on sometimes end up at retailers for sale. Someone with more knowledge should probably chime in because I'm not 100% on this.
    Para-Military 2 satin camo, P'kal, Matriarch 2, Squeak, Endura 4, Delica 4, Jason Breeden Rescue, Orange Dodo, Dragonfly 2, Yojimbo 2, Manix 2 DLC Black, UKPK, Ulize, Lum Tanto Folder Grey, Caly 3.5, Swick 3, Bug, Grey G10 Jester, Military CPM Cru-Wear, Karahawk, Ladybug, Caly 3 Super Blue, Bradley Folder, Starmate, Ladybug Super Blue, Urban, Para-Military 2 CPM 154/S90V, Caly 3.5 Super Blue, Para-Military 2 CTS-204P

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    Paul (The Deacon) has a nice write-up that helps explain the numbering on Spyderco knives: http://www.paulberetta.com/spy101_numbered_knives.htm
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    Clip looks black to me in other videos:

    http://youtu.be/mPcNv6wi88M
    http://youtu.be/6CTLcft194g
    http://youtu.be/Fq75rSGjR7w

    The prototype had a silver clip, but none of the production pieces seem to.
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    Mine has a black clip and no number.

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    Say what you will about Spyderco Collectors Club numbered knives, given the number of fakes these days and the fact that even brand new models like the Southard are being cloned, folks may begin realizing that the only safe purchases on the secondary market are the numbered ones.
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    That's a really good point.
    Para-Military 2 satin camo, P'kal, Matriarch 2, Squeak, Endura 4, Delica 4, Jason Breeden Rescue, Orange Dodo, Dragonfly 2, Yojimbo 2, Manix 2 DLC Black, UKPK, Ulize, Lum Tanto Folder Grey, Caly 3.5, Swick 3, Bug, Grey G10 Jester, Military CPM Cru-Wear, Karahawk, Ladybug, Caly 3 Super Blue, Bradley Folder, Starmate, Ladybug Super Blue, Urban, Para-Military 2 CPM 154/S90V, Caly 3.5 Super Blue, Para-Military 2 CTS-204P

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Deacon View Post
    Say what you will about Spyderco Collectors Club numbered knives, given the number of fakes these days and the fact that even brand new models like the Southard are being cloned, folks may begin realizing that the only safe purchases on the secondary market are the numbered ones.
    Fair enough.
    Spyderco Knives (in order of obtainment):
    -Tenacious G-10, Combo edge
    -Tasman Salt, PE
    -Persistence Limited Edition Blue G-10, PE
    -Pacific Salt, Black, PE
    -Delica 4, Grey FRN, Emerson Wave, PE
    -Karahawk collector's club #015, Custom Scales, Emerson Wave, PE
    -DiAlex Junior, G10, PE
    -Byrd SS Crossbill, PE, Custom Engraved

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabba359 View Post
    Paul (The Deacon) has a nice write-up that helps explain the numbering on Spyderco knives: http://www.paulberetta.com/spy101_numbered_knives.htm
    That is an excellent explanation of what's going on with the numbering system! Thanks jabba359 and DEACON!

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    Just sent the Karahawk to Eric at Shepard CC for the custom scales... I'm confident he can make some scales that will do it justice, if his prior work is any indication.
    Spyderco Knives (in order of obtainment):
    -Tenacious G-10, Combo edge
    -Tasman Salt, PE
    -Persistence Limited Edition Blue G-10, PE
    -Pacific Salt, Black, PE
    -Delica 4, Grey FRN, Emerson Wave, PE
    -Karahawk collector's club #015, Custom Scales, Emerson Wave, PE
    -DiAlex Junior, G10, PE
    -Byrd SS Crossbill, PE, Custom Engraved

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