"One of 480 made only in 1984"
I bought this knife off a table at the Pomona Gun Show about 1985 and carried
it till about 3-4 years ago when I found out it may have some value.
Although I carried it all that time, I never used it for anything except
to open letter or to cut an apple as the condition of the blade will attest.
The blade has been touched up only with a Loray sharpener fine stone to keep
a fine edge. There are NO scratches or dings in the blade or in the scales.
It didn't come with packing material, box or anything other than the knife
at the time. It just lay there on a felt pad along with dozens of other knives.
I was hard pressed to pay $30.00 for it at the time not knowing a thing about
knives in general, only that it was sturdy, new, and shiney.
Anyway, I'm getting long in the tooth and my heirs don't value things the way
I do so I've decided to sell it rather than have an heir, beat the hell out of
a collector item.
If you're interested drop me a line to the address below and make me
a reasonble offer. I am aware of it's rarity and potential value as
a collector item so please be serious.
A little history on the quite rare Police "P.I.G" model:
Excerpt from the book:
The Spydcrco Story: The New Shape of Sharp
by Kenneth T. Delavigne
"The Police Model has perhaps a richer history of variations
than any other Clipit to date. Left-handed models have been
available on the C07 since the beginning. The blades on about
the first 2,400 of these knives, 1,920 right-hand and about
480 left-hand, were engraved with the words "Pride Integrity Guts"
arranged so their initial capital letters, read vertically,
spelled "PIG." I have heard of private exchanges of these models
for as much as $1,200. After this first run, the blades were
simply etched "Police Model," because of complaints about the
"PIG" inscription from some nonpolice buyers. Some years later,
all engraving was removed, but more recendy, again due to customer
feedback, the word "Police" has been reinstated."
--- Sal Glesser, founder and owner of Spyderco