- “It's my second skin. It's who I am. It's just one more thing he's taken away that I'll never get back.”
The duster that Spike owned originally belonged to his second Slayer kill, Nikki Wood. In 1977 he first battled Nikki and after the fight, he complimented that he loved her coat. In July of that year they would meet again in New York on a subway and had a ferocious battle. After getting the upper hand over Nikki, he snapped her neck and stripped her off the duster and wore it as a trophy.
It was part of his trademark look for over two decades before it was destroyed by a bomb in 2004. After Spike complained that the duster was irreplaceable, the CEO of the Rome branch of Wolfram & Hart gave him an identical coat along with 10 others that were sent to the Los Angeles branch along with some new shoes, allowing him to quickly get over it.