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Spyderench / Byrdrench owners club 766

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,892
Spyderench / Byrdrench owners club
« on: February 16, 2020, 07:24:59 PM »
An owners club for anyone who's lucky enough to have acquired one of the variants of these marvelous pieces of engineering!

I'll kick this off with the 2 USA made plain edge versions that I found locally last year.



Both seem to be from the first runs since they're lacking the type marking on the handle.

Members might be somewhat scarce, but I'm curious to know who has one :D

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,772
Re: Spyderench / Byrdrench owners club
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2020, 11:02:27 PM »
They're beauties Mech!  Thanks for starting this thread. 

Barry
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Re: Spyderench / Byrdrench owners club
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2020, 06:52:13 AM »
Thank you! And you're welcome :D


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Re: Spyderench / Byrdrench owners club
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2020, 08:28:50 AM »
 :like: :tu:

Barry
No Life Club Posts: 4,471 Apparently it is possible to have too many tools;)
Re: Spyderench / Byrdrench owners club
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2020, 11:01:22 AM »
I have a couple of Spyderenches, both with an "AUS-8, Taiwan" combo blade, and one Byrdrench with a "8Cr13Mov" plain blade. 

As Mechanickal says, not common these days (and usually quite expensive).

babola: "Enjoy your tools and don't be afraid to air your opinion and feelings here, but do it in courteous and respectable way toward others, of course."
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Re: Spyderench / Byrdrench owners club
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2020, 11:14:50 AM »
:worthless:
:pok:

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,772
Re: Spyderench / Byrdrench owners club
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2020, 11:49:18 AM »
It seems like the Byrdrench is more rare than the Spyderench?  Not that either is even remotely common.

Barry
No Life Club Posts: 4,471 Apparently it is possible to have too many tools;)
Re: Spyderench / Byrdrench owners club
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2020, 02:18:40 PM »
:worthless:
:pok:

Sorry, down here in the convict-derived antipodes we are rather technologically challenged,so no pics ;)

babola: "Enjoy your tools and don't be afraid to air your opinion and feelings here, but do it in courteous and respectable way toward others, of course."
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,892
Re: Spyderench / Byrdrench owners club
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2020, 02:36:14 PM »
Aaaahw :(

And Barry, I believe the Spyderench is the least common out of the variants...
Don't take my word on it though.

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Re: Spyderench / Byrdrench owners club
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2020, 09:26:53 PM »
I wonder why these went out of fashion  :dunno:

 :like:

Formerly known as MTMatt
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Re: Spyderench / Byrdrench owners club
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2020, 10:10:19 PM »
According to Sal Glesser, they lost money on every one they sold.  There's been enough interest in them that he acknowledged thinking about a small run of them, but not anytime soon.

Barry
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Re: Spyderench / Byrdrench owners club
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2020, 10:12:02 PM »
I wonder why these went out of fashion  :dunno:

 :like:
Production turned out to be too costly and too ireliable to have a steady output of tools from the factory.

They tried twice in the US, once in Taiwan and once in China before discontinuing it alltogether.

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Re: Spyderench / Byrdrench owners club
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2020, 12:21:56 AM »
Thanks Barry and Nick, a pity but it seems was the right decision then  :-\

Formerly known as MTMatt
Full Member Posts: 114
Re: Spyderench / Byrdrench owners club
« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2020, 05:37:47 AM »
Hello! (* `◟ 、)



“byrd” is cheaper brand sold by Spyderco, made in china.
So quality of byrdrench seems to be lower than Spyderench.
But at present, both models are as rare. ԅ( ˘ω˘ԅ)
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,772
Re: Spyderench / Byrdrench owners club
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2020, 06:42:40 AM »
Great pic Hiraboo!  Nice to see a Byrdrench!

Barry
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Re: Spyderench / Byrdrench owners club
« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2020, 07:12:01 AM »
Nice one Hiraboo  :like:

Formerly known as MTMatt
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Re: Spyderench / Byrdrench owners club
« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2020, 07:54:18 AM »
Awesome! 8)

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Re: Spyderench / Byrdrench owners club
« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2020, 03:42:01 PM »
Congrats members of this very special club.  I had the chance once to buy one but at the time it seemed out of my budget  :oops:.  I'm not actively wanting one anymore thankfully but lets not be silly and think if one happened upon me I wouldn't snap it up  :rofl:

Esse Quam Videri
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Re: Spyderench / Byrdrench owners club
« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2020, 03:55:14 PM »
Moral support is fun too! :D

Today one of mine was brought along for work at the firehouse:



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Full Member Posts: 114
Re: Spyderench / Byrdrench owners club
« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2020, 01:15:26 AM »
> Mechanickal

Very nice photos, and SpydeRenchs!!
I thank people like you for keeping us safe. (。・Д・)ゞ
May this day be a peaceful day without a big fire.

> ALL
Thank you for the warm words.
I'm sorry, I posted same picture before in another thread. (/ω\)
I took new shot.



left  ) BY15 birdRench (8Cr13MoV China)
right) T01PS SpydeRench (AUS-8 Taiwan)
Honorably, same combination as Greg has. (*´³`*)
Both models are listed in the catalog(Spyderco 2008 PRODUCT GUIDE) at the same time. (`・⊝・´)
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,892
Re: Spyderench / Byrdrench owners club
« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2020, 12:25:17 PM »
:ahhh

I'm no firefighter!
I'm installing a... Fire alarm there :facepalm:

But I respect the guys just as much as you and they make sure we're feeling welcome every day we're working here :tu:

Great shot by the way!

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Re: Spyderench / Byrdrench owners club
« Reply #21 on: February 20, 2020, 05:46:31 AM »
:ahhh

I'm no firefighter!
I'm installing a... Fire alarm there :facepalm:

But I respect the guys just as much as you and they make sure we're feeling welcome every day we're working here :tu:

Great shot by the way!

Now I understand why your name is not on the Firefighter's calendar. (*/∀\*)
…It's just joke. Sorry for my jumping to a conclusion.

But fire alarm is one of most important system there. They can't do work without your achievement.  You are great!! d(>_・ )
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Re: Spyderench / Byrdrench owners club
« Reply #22 on: February 20, 2020, 07:02:36 AM »
Aaaahw, thanks :D

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Re: Spyderench / Byrdrench owners club
« Reply #23 on: February 20, 2020, 02:10:07 PM »
 :rofl:

Barry
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Re: Spyderench / Byrdrench owners club
« Reply #24 on: February 20, 2020, 09:10:54 PM »
Now I understand why your name is not on the Firefighter's calendar. (*/∀\*)
…It's just joke.

hiraboo got jokes  :rofl:.   :like:

Esse Quam Videri
No Life Club Posts: 2,877
Re: Spyderench / Byrdrench owners club
« Reply #25 on: February 26, 2020, 07:09:10 PM »
Pretty certain I have all three variants of the Spyderench  PE, SE & CE...there is a picture of them somewhere in the dusty depths of MTo archives
Also have the Byrdrench too
Plus the tiny Spyderench pin badge

 :think: :think:


Couldn’t find them even 5yrs ago, then they all turned up within 6mths.
I just checked the current eBay prices....
 :o whoa
« Last Edit: February 26, 2020, 07:17:58 PM by tosh »

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,772
Re: Spyderench / Byrdrench owners club
« Reply #26 on: February 26, 2020, 09:02:21 PM »
You're not kidding... I've been looking for awhile now.  They're more of an investment anymore :facepalm:

Barry
No Life Club Posts: 2,877
Re: Spyderench / Byrdrench owners club
« Reply #27 on: February 26, 2020, 09:57:21 PM »
You're not kidding... I've been looking for awhile now.  They're more of an investment anymore :facepalm:

That’s exactly why I wanted them. My whole collection was bought as a investment. Pretty much bankrupted me back then. I knew the prices would go high but I didn’t think they would go so high so quick. When I think back as to how the US dominated the multi tool market back in the 80’s & 90’s. It’s all gone now (more or less) the prices will go higher I suspect when the next generation of collectors emerge with big/deeper pockets than the current generation.
The attraction of collecting MT’s and SAKs was that they were cheapish (back then) small (easy to store) and the materials used ensure they will last. As opposed to collecting cars, bikes, optics etc etc
MT’s will last a long time even if just locked away and forgotten...ahem  :facepalm:

I don't claim to know it all, but what I do know is right.
No Life Club Posts: 4,471 Apparently it is possible to have too many tools;)
Re: Spyderench / Byrdrench owners club
« Reply #28 on: February 27, 2020, 04:39:14 AM »
Some of the prices being asked seem a bit too high to me, but if they do end up selling for those high prices then the current owners should be very happy.

babola: "Enjoy your tools and don't be afraid to air your opinion and feelings here, but do it in courteous and respectable way toward others, of course."
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,892
Re: Spyderench / Byrdrench owners club
« Reply #29 on: February 27, 2020, 12:26:30 PM »
Mines were both about the price of a basic SAK or large SAK, so I knew I lucked out there.
The first one I found was listed for over 2 weeks before I bit the bullet :ahhh

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