Model Name: Viele II Model Reference: C97 Designer: Howard Viele MSRP: $169.95 Description: The Viele II was introduced as a smaller version of the Viele C42 that was discontinued in 2002. This new Viele is very similar in design, but has a sub 3″ blade. The Viele II was discontinued in 2006. This Viele has an interesting configuration in that the back scale is G-10 while the front scale is Micarta.
Model Name: SpyKer Model Reference: C96 Designer: Ken Onion/Sal Glesser MSRP: $249.95 Description: The SpyKer, named because it is a collaboration between Spyderco and Kershaw, is a special limited edition knife of 3000 pieces. The knife is designed by Ken Onion with Sal Glesser contributing to the Ergonomics and handle design.
Model Name: Manix, Manix2 XL Model Reference: C95 Designer: Sal Glesser MSRP: $199.95 Description: The Manix was designed to be a top-quality knife with a very high-rated lock strength. No cost was spared when designing this knife, and likely was only the price it was because there were no design royalties. The knife was released as a sprint run in 2008 with foliage green g-10 after production stopped in 2007.
The C95 model was re-released in late 2011 as the Manix2 XL, with the extra large blade and a Ball Bearing lock instead of the Compression Lock of the original Manix.
Model Name: UK Penknife, DK Penknife Model Reference: C94 Designer: Sal Glesser supported by British Blades Forum MSRP: $149.95 Description: The UK Penknife (and DK Penknife for Denmark) was created because demand in the British Blades forum for a knife that was legal for UK carry. UK does not allow locking blades or blades over 3″.
Model Name: Navigator II Model Reference: C93 Designer: Sal Glesser MSRP: $99.95 Description: The Spyderco Navigator II brings back an old design of the Navigator in a new package with Stainless Steel Handles. The Navigator II was only produced for two years.
Model Name: Kopa Model Reference: C92 Designer: Sal Glesser MSRP: $159.95-$299.95 Description: The Spyderco Kopa is available in a myriad of handle insert variations, with every variation produced in 600 peice limited editions. The model does not appear in Regular Spyderco Catalogs only Sprint Run catalogs. All Kopas are currently made with VG-10 steel and are plain edge.
Model Name: Pacific Salt Model Reference: C91 Designer: Sal Glesser MSRP: $109.95 Description: The Pacific Salt is the big brother of the Salt, and is patterned after the famous Endura. The Pacific Salt is Spyderco’s non-rusting version of their Endura, using H1 blade steel and non-oxidizing steel components. The Pacific Salt was released in an all black version in 2009 as well.
Model Name: Stretch Model Reference: C90 Designer: Sal Glesser MSRP: $164.95 (SS), $259.95 (CF) Description: The stretch was designed as a Hunter, but is an all-purpose design, which is something of a natural progression of the Spyderco Pro-Grip. Available in a Carbon Fiber version in addition to the Stainless Steel/Kraton Rubber version, the CF version incorporated many features that Sal Glesser created as a pet project for himself. The Stainless version was discontinued in 2006, but the Carbon Fiber is still in production along with a FRN Version both with ZDP-189 blades.
Model Name: Atlantic Salt Model Reference: C89 Designer: Sal Glesser MSRP: $119.95 Description: The Atlantic Salt is Spyderco’s H-1 rustproof Steel version of their Rescue Folder. The knife is based on the same patter, with the same sheepsfoot style blade.
Model Name: Salt or Salt I Model Reference: C88 Designer: Sal Glesser MSRP: $71.95 (2004), $94.95 (2009) Description: The Spyderco Salt I is patterned after the Spyderco Delica, and features the first implementation of H-1 Steel, which Spyderco pioneered in the knifemaking world. H-1 Steel is a high performance steel that WILL NOT RUST! The steel is rolled hard to begin with so does not require heat-treament.