March 23, 2017
Thank you all for following my posts of the Spyderco Amsterdam Meet! I appreciate all the kind words and comments. I do think some photos barely passed muster though, but others turned out really well I think. The real stars, however, are the amazing designs from Spyderco and the custom makers they collaborate with. I’ve collected all the 2017 Spyderco Productions Samples and Concept Models in the overview below. Click on the prototype name of thumbnail image to check out all the photos and videos of that designs. I’ve also added this overview to the Prototypes page, where you can find my prototype photos from years past.
Alycone, ATR, Caly 3 HAP40
Chaparral Rafir Noble, Chinook 4, D’Allara 3
Dog Tag Gen 4, Double Stuff, Fish Hunter
Hatchethawk, Hanan, Hundred Pacer
Jess Horn Grey G-1o, All-Black Karahawk, Lil’ Lum Nishijin
Lil’ Nilakka, Lil’ Subhilt, Lil’ Temperance 3
Manbug Sheepfoot, Manix 2 Back Lock, Meerkat HAP40
One-Eyed Jack, Opus, Para 3 Camo
Paul Alexander Design, Q-Ball, Salt 2 & Tasman Salt 2
Three Blade Rescue, Three Blade Standard
April 20, 2016
I’ve collected all the 2016 Spyderco Prototypes in the overview below. Click on the prototype name of thumbnail image to check out all the photos and videos. I’ve also added this overview to the Prototypes page.
ATR, Brend/Pirela Mamba, Cara Cara 2 Ti
Dragonfly HAP40, Lil’ Lum, Ouroboros
Robin 2 Ti, Reinhold Rhino, Rubicon G10/CF
Ladybug HAP40, Pattada, Nirvana
Lil’ Nilakka, Native 5 40th Anniversary, Magnitude
TAC 1s, Sage 5, Jumpmaster 2
Meadowlark 2 Ti, Terada Kitchen Knife, Rock Salt Sprint
Snap-It Salt, Sustain, Packer
April 10, 2016
A short video impression of the Spyderco Booth at the 2016 IWA Show in Nuremberg Germany. I included some close-up footage, which starts at 1:41 , of some of my favorite new designs this year. These include the Nirvana, Mamba and Native 5 40th Anniversary prototypes.
March 24, 2016
One last encore. After the meet finished, I filmed this little interview with Spyderco Eric’s Glesser in which he shares his thoughts on the Amsterdam Meet. Thanks for watching!
March 9, 2016
I just got back from the wonderful IWA Show in Germany; I tossed my laundry in a corner and fired up my computer to start finishing the pictures for my first posts. I’ll continue posting new prototypes in the next few days. Please feel free to re-post and share these images and information. If you’d like to edit these images, try to make it clear that these are either concept models, production prototypes or production samples. I add this information in the images, to make clear that these knives aren’t available yet. I’d also appreciate a source credit for the images. And if you’d like to use these images for commercial purposes, please contact me first.
I felt the 2016 Meet was a great success, thanks to Eric, Kelly, Joyce, Jur, Ted, Martien, Nemo and the rest of the Spydercrew back in Golden. They all contributed to a great event! I’m very grateful for the opportunity to be there and take some pictures and notes that I can share. Each meet is a very special event and I sincerely appreciate this opportunity to see the prototypes and to discuss them with the Spydercrew and fellow knifeknuts. Eric loves feedback, so don’t be shy to comment on the designs I can show you in this thread.
Eric shared a lot of information and background stories for each design. And Ted was a great help in collecting measurements and weights. Any mistakes in these descriptions are mine. If you attended the meet and picked up some other information on this and the other prototypes in this thread, please add that information to this thread.
Now, let’s start the show!
April 21, 2014
I finally got around to organizing all my posts of the upcoming Spyderco prototypes for 2014. Here’s all of them combined in one overview. Also see my prototype page, for a collection of links and thumbnails leading to all the Spyderco prototypes I photographed over the years.
Shirley & Owens ARK, Diaconescu Battlestation, Bradley Fixed Blade
Burch Chubby, Dice, Panchenko Dog Tag Folder
Dragonfly Super Blue, Endura Ti / Damascus, Carey Firefly
Schempp Frontier, Knutson Introvert, Mehr K2
Kiwi G-10, Pauletta Lil’ LionSpy, Mike Draper
Native 5 Lightweight, Paramilitary 2 Composite, Lum Tanto Sprint
Read PITS, Roadie, Panchenko Roc
Carey Rubicon, Slysz Bowie, Southard flipper in All-Black
Spin & Concept Model – Bead, Spy-DK, Tatanka
March 3, 2013
To me, this meet and the opportunity to take and post these photos is intended first and foremost for the knifeknuts. If you would like to use, repost, edit etc… any of my pictures for non-commercial use, then you are more than welcome. I would request that you maintain (or add it – in case of editing) my website link www.spydercollector.com as the source for the original image, and the fact that the knife pictured is a prototype. In fact, I would like to encourage you to use these images creatively on your blog, facebook, twitter, pinterest, instagram etc…. as long as it´s for non-commercial use.
Now, on with the show!