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Photos Tuffram, beautiful Tuffram

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by Frankki, Jun 24, 2019.

  1. Frankki

    Frankki

    Oct 26, 2007
    In the mid-1990's I was still in school and knew Spyderco only from some advertisements and mentions in gun and hunting magazines. Didn't care too much for the looks and wouldn't have given a damn about the specs or materials, as I wasn't any sort of a knife guy back then. Still, some really nice ones were made about 25 years ago. Today I'm fortunate enough to own a couple of them, a Worker and a Co-Pilot, in the super cool Aluminium Tuffram guise:

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    The newer stuff and the latest releases look really great and promising too, but right now I'm too busy enjoying all this old-school nostalgia to pay it much attention! :D
     
  2. 5-by-5

    5-by-5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 13, 2016
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  3. Frankki

    Frankki

    Oct 26, 2007
    That's a sweet Police! One of those is definitely on my "should get"- list also!
     
  4. Sal Glesser

    Sal Glesser Moderator Moderator

    Dec 27, 1998
    Hi Frankki,

    Thanx for the comments and very nice pics.

    That's a really old Police model. Looks to be in good shape. Back then we couldn't use the steel name for Gin-1 (was promised to another company at the time), so we called it G2 which stood for "Good shit also". There was no American equivalent so we gave out the chemistry with the knife.

    I still have a few Tuffram models stashed. A check for $100 made out to Children's Hospital in Denver will get you one, if interested? Only have few.

    sal
     
  5. Frankki

    Frankki

    Oct 26, 2007
    Hi Sal,

    and thanks for the great designs! I'm sure all of us know the importance and historical significance of the Worker, and I'm certainly going to cherish mine, in this IMO the finest variant thereof, but also the little Co-Pilot has quickly become a new favourite of mine. With the clip removed and a piece of paracord attached it makes a perfect watch pocket carry knife, small and lightweight but very very capable. It's taught me a great deal about the whole Little Big Knife concept in the first few days I've owned it. Took me long enough but I'm getting there!

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    And that is an amazing offer on the remaining Tuffram models! Unfortunately my bank no longer issues cheques, as they are a rather obsolete form of payment in Finland, but to anyone who is able, I say: do it! A donation to a fine cause leading to a knife from Sal, what could be greater? :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  6. Sal Glesser

    Sal Glesser Moderator Moderator

    Dec 27, 1998
    Thanx Frankki.

    Back "in the day" when I designed the CoPilot, one could carry small knives on airplanes. We had a hunting couple that flew to Africa with their CoPilots, used them to skin their animals and flew home with them in their pockets.

    sal
     
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  7. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Hi Sal, I'll write that check!
     
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  8. Sal Glesser

    Sal Glesser Moderator Moderator

    Dec 27, 1998
    Hi Fonedork,

    I have a Worker, CoPilot and Police models. The Worker and CoPilot are the darker color and the Police is the lighter color. All are serrated. Make check out to Children's hospital -
    Denver and send to:
    Spyderco
    Attn: Sal Glesser
    Golden, CO 80403

    Please include your preference and mailing address.

    sal
     
  9. SF native

    SF native

    6
    Jun 28, 2019
    Hey Sal, I’ll write that check too if the offer is open for everyone.
     
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  10. Sal Glesser

    Sal Glesser Moderator Moderator

    Dec 27, 1998
    Hi Native,

    Still have a few. Make the check out to Children 's Hospital Denver and pick the model you want.

    Send to:
    Spyderco
    Attn: Sal Glesser
    820 Spyderco Way
    Golden, CO 80403

    sal
     
  11. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Thanks Sal, this is awesome of you to do!!
     
  12. nephron

    nephron Gold Member Gold Member

    547
    Aug 3, 2017
    I will take a worker please if still available, PM'ed you.
     
  13. Kiteman72

    Kiteman72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2015
    Hey Sal!
    I will gladly get a check in the mail ASAP if you would please set aside a Police for me!
    What a great opportunity, thank you very much!
     
  14. Sal Glesser

    Sal Glesser Moderator Moderator

    Dec 27, 1998
    Hi Kiteman,

    I will set one aside for you. Though I think that might be it. Don't have many. Send the check made out to Children's hospital Denver. send to:

    Spyderco
    Attn: Sal Glesser
    820 Spyderco Way
    Golden, CO 80403

    Email me your mailing address or send it with the check.

    sal
     
  15. Insipid Moniker

    Insipid Moniker Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 28, 2011
    I've been staring at the screen because I literally don't know what to say. @Sal Glesser this is such a great act. Thank you for your generosity and just general being a fantastic human.
     
  16. Kiteman72

    Kiteman72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2015
    Thank you very much, Sal, I can't really express my gratitude enough.

    I can't catch the mailman today, but I've got the check ready to hit the mail on Monday! I have included my mailing address with the check. :thumbsup:
     
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  17. nephron

    nephron Gold Member Gold Member

    547
    Aug 3, 2017
    No more Worker's?
     
  18. SF native

    SF native

    6
    Jun 28, 2019
    Hey sal, check is on the way.
    Preference is police, worker, copilot. But will take any. Thanks.
     
  19. archieblue

    archieblue Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 19, 2001
    Wow Sal!! What a generous thing to do!! I’d be all over it but I had my river gear stolen off of my front porch (in your neighboring town, Salida, CO). My Pacific Salt was part of the loot the sumbich got so I recently replaced that with the wonderful Native Salt.
     
  20. Sal Glesser

    Sal Glesser Moderator Moderator

    Dec 27, 1998
    Hi Nephron,

    I still have a few workers.

    sal
     
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