There are a few spydies in my collection that are more special to me than the rest. I tend to carry those knives only on special occasions. This WTC memorial knife is one of them. Every 9/11 I take it out of its wooden box, wipe the protective grease of the inlay and blade, shoot a picture of it and clip it to my pocket for EDC.
It’s become sort of tradition for me to take out my Spyderco WTC knife for carry and use on this day. It’s hard for me to imagine that it’s been 11 years since that day in 2001. In case you are not familiar with this knife, check out this article on Spydiewiki to learn about the knife and the man who inspired it. The WTC skyline inlay is made from a beam from one of the towers. These inlays were never intended for use in a knife, and despite the treatment and coatings by Spyderco, these inlays can and will rust. Mine has survived pretty well. I carried this knife with pride and a bit of contemplation today.
I prepared this photo yesterday, right after my girls were safe and sound in their beds. I just caught the last beams of the setting sun. It made for a nice effect, there’s a golden glow all over the knife, but I definitely need more practice to shoot photos in direct sunlight.
Ten years ago today the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in Washington and the crashed Flight 93 in Pennsylvania changed the world. Spyderco did not stand at the sidelines and helped where they could. These are three knives in my collection that -to me- symbolize 9/11 and subsequent events in world history. It’s my modest 9/11 pictiorial memorial, symbolizing the attacks, subsequent military response and sense of patriotism that permeated that past decade.