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joesolo
July 25, 2013, 09:41 PM
I bought this knife probably 6 or 7 years ago at the end of a trade show. Spyderco was there and evidently sold their samples at the end of the shows. So I'm curious now....did they ever mass produce and sell this knife? It's a neat looking design.

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rcmodel
July 25, 2013, 09:50 PM
Yes.

I remember it, but I don't remember the name of it.

I think it was more for looks then practical use though.

The Spidy holes in the blade collected debris, blood, and offal & was hard to clean if actually used to cut food, meat or game.

rc

joesolo
July 25, 2013, 10:42 PM
Thank you. Did you see the one with paw prints in the handle?? I have one of those too and assume now just a sample when I bought it but sold later in retail.

rcmodel
July 25, 2013, 10:48 PM
Here ya go:
http://www.spyderco.com/catalog/details.php?product=268

Lots of info on Spyderco discontinued models here if you want to wade through it looking.
http://www.spyderco.com/catalog/list.php?blade=440C

rc

hso
July 25, 2013, 10:58 PM
It never was intended to be used on game. It was an interesting exercise in making a Spyderco as light as possible for a ultra-light duty EDC. I have one of the original "Q" models and a proto and the photo "mule" used in the initial advertising photos. The original Qs were handy as a "hardly there" lightweight pocket knife and friends and I carried them performing environmental field work. They weighed as close to nothing as you could get, opened easily, held a reasonable edge. They cut well, but you sure didn't want to spread peanut butter with one though. ;)

The "S" was an exercise in making a tougher Q.

The ability to laser customize the blades with organization info and symbols made many variations possible and Q and S collectors love trying to find all the variations (and pay crazy money for some of the rarer ones).
http://home.comcast.net/~boxer93/q2.html

joesolo
July 25, 2013, 11:10 PM
Thanks remodel.....I actually browsed thru the info. Found both knives. Peace.

rcmodel
July 25, 2013, 11:30 PM
It never was intended to be used on game.So no food, or dog scraps either??

That would make for a pretty darn worthless knife in my pocket regardless of how light is is.

rc

JShirley
July 26, 2013, 12:06 AM
Yeah, but I've used my pocket knives to cut paper and tape, more than all other materials combined. So, for me...pretty useful.

joesolo
July 26, 2013, 12:13 AM
I'm gonna summarize that it probably accomplished the role for which it was designed. Cut what you like with it.

hso
July 26, 2013, 12:26 AM
When using it in the field we pushed it harder than Spyderco intended, but not like you'd use a Delica or Endura. We were surprised at how well it cut rope and cardboard and fiber tape and plastics. It wouldn't tolerate much side to side torquing, but not because of the blade. The construction was too light for the pins and lock to hold up to abuse. Still, it weighed nothing and made for a great light duty cutter. Right tool for the purpose.

conw
July 26, 2013, 02:38 PM
Though I wouldn't buy it, I for one think it's cool how Spyderco does experiments to push the boundaries of their abilities and of knife design in general. They aren't afraid to take risks.

hso
July 26, 2013, 02:52 PM
Spyderco and, to a lesser extent, CRKT are good about taking risks that other's don't.

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