Dillinger, Spyderco, and Hannibal Lecter...

Discussion in 'Other Weapons' started by Benning Boy, May 11, 2010.

  1. Benning Boy

    Benning Boy New Member

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    I was introduced to the brand in an unlikely place, the first I had heard of Spyderco was in Thomas Harris' book "Hannibal".

    In the book, Dr. Lecter attends a gun show with the intent of purchasing knives. He acquires a Spyderco Civilian, a Harpy, and a third unnamed model, which by description was probably a Delica.

    In the film adaptation, he carries what appears to be a non-serrated Harpy, given the time period, likely a Merlin.

    The fact that he's a cannibal killer is not where I draw my Dillinger parallel. It's the fact that the Good Doctor insists on the finest, like our fellow. He will be hungry, very hungry, but he will bypass Burger King and stay hungry if there's a Dean and DeLuca within conceivable distance.

    Neither smoke, but were they to indulge in a cigarette, it would be a Dunhill, made by appointment of Her Majesty, not a sub-generic from the quicky mart.

    The Good Doctor indicates my next knife.

    I had a tax refund, and perused a cutlery shop after reading the book, years ago. I decided on one Spyderco. I was then told that all Spydercos were 25% off that week.

    I dropped the whole refund there.

    I need ideas for my next one. I welcome suggestions.
     
  2. NGIB

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    While we are led to believe that JD is a fashion prince, I obtained a picture of JD at work. To be fair, I cropped the face out of respect for the myth that is JD....
     

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  3. NitroxAZ

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    I say go for the Civilian. That is what I have been eyeballing for a long time.
     
  4. Franciscomv

    Franciscomv New Member

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    Benning, there are loads of different Spyderco models. What sort of knife are you looking for? A light weight EDC? A dedicated SD blade? Fixed? Folder?

    I'd recommend looking through the limited production models and sprints first, see if you find anything you like. Those aren't going to be around for long.
     
  5. Benning Boy

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    Got the Civilian.

    I had considered a bunch of hawkbills, I had considered trying to get as many representative pieces as possible.

    I think I just need a collection, but have no direction.

    The sprint runs drive me nuts, I can never get there fast enough.

    And so many great models get discontinued.

    I have a Navigator, a small Dyad, and several Byrd models.
     
  6. Dzscubie

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    Benning,

    Drop Glasshartt a line she used to be a LEO dealer for Spyderco and still has a lot of inventory in stock. She may be able to help you with what you would like.
     
  7. Benning Boy

    Benning Boy New Member

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    You rock!

    I want it all!!:eek: