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Latest revision as of 11:38, 5 May 2020

The FB08 S.P.O.T. is Spyderco's first fixed blade neck knife design.

Appearance in catalogs

The FB08 S.P.O.T.appeared in the following catalogs:

  • 2003 Spyderco Product Guide
  • 2004 Spyderco Product Guide

Designer

Sal Glesser

History, mentionings from the forums etc.

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

FB08 S.P.O.T.

"S.P.O.T. is Spyderco's inaugural offering to the neck knife market. Designed by Sal Glesser, its shape and size are inspired by the French knife designer Fred Perrin. The S.P.O.T. is a striking accessory. A palm-sized all-steel fixed-blade with a skeletally cut-out handle, it can be categorized as a dynamically functional unisex tool for men and women alike.

Unique to the model is the index finger hole, a Perrin feature. Placing the index finger through the hole and gripping the angled handle situates the thumb atop the blade's spine for precise cutting control. Curved into a reverse S-shape, the blade slices like a demon and is ground to an incisor-like tip for craft projects and other meticulous cutting jobs. Graduating-sized holes are dremmeled out of the blade lessening overall weight and adding to its 'spotty' appearance. The FB08 S.P.O.T. is made entirely of AUS-6 stainless steel. Since it's made of a solid piece of stainless steel, the S.P.O.T. has no moving parts to catch, break, or wear-out over time. Combined with a lightweight Boltaron neck sheath, the sheath/knife combination carry discreetly and confidently flat under clothing or workout gear hanging by a 30-inch ball chain covered in 20 lb. breakaway black paracord." [1]

Variations

The FB08 S.P.O.T.is made in Seki City, Japan and features a:


SKU Handle Edge(s) Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Clip Clip positions Sheath Collectors club
FB08 N/A (skeletonized) PE & SE AUS-6 2003 - 2004 $40.03(2004) features a grey bead blasted finish Regular production Hollow grind Ball chain covered with paracord Neck carry boltaron Main
FB08BB N/A (skeletonized) PE & SE AUS-6 2004 $40.03(2004) features a black ceramic coated finish Regular production Hollow grind Ball chain covered with paracord Neck carry boltaron Main
FB08BM Black Micarta PE& SE VG-10 2003 - 2004 $60.03 (2004) features a satin finish Regular production Hollow grind Ball chain covered with paracord Neck carry Boltaron Main

Most collectible variation

The original FB08BM S.P.O.T. with micarta handle and VG-10 blade, complete with original box and papers in mint condition is likely to be the most collectible version.

Questions regarding collecting the FB08

Some interesting questions we are looking for an answer to:

Questions with an answer:

Technical information

Measurements (mm and grams) of the FB08 S.P.O.T.:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
FB08 122mm N/A 41mm 35mm 25,4mm 3mm 37g

Measurements (inches and ounces) of the FB08 S.P.O.T.:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
FB08 4.812" N/A 1.625" 1.375" 1" .125" 1.3oz

References

  1. The FB08 S.P.O.T. in Spyderco's online catalog


Pictures

The FB08 S.P.O.T. with Boltaron sheath
The FB08BB S.P.O.T. with black ceramic coating and Boltaron sheath
The FB08 S.P.O.T. with black Micarta handle and Boltaron sheath

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