Jason Paul wrote: ↑
Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:18 am
Agreed - love the Spydiechef too. It's taken over my pocket since I got it a few months ago.
In LC200N, I also have a Caribbean and a Pacific Salt 2. The Caribbean is great, but it's a big beast; too large for me as an EDC. The Pacific Salt 2 is good in the pocket, but the finger bumps don't quite line up for my fingers, so the ergonomics are just OK.
But the Spydiechef beats them both as an EDC. From your comment, I don't know what size you prefer. It's not too big in the pocket, but the sharpened edge is much longer that one would expect, due to the shape. It also doesn't waste much space in the handle; great blade to handle ratio if that's important to you.
I was also surprised by the ergonomics. It's very comfortable in hand, even though it looks like just two vaguely rectangular slabs of titanium; no chance of misaligned finger bumps. The handle just works in every grip I've tried; overall very comfortable. Also, the shape of the handle near the blade makes for a nice pinch grip. It's also easy on the pocket with the smooth scales.
Also, it's just a nice design in my opinion; just aesthetically pleasing to my eye. Open, closed, half-open, just nice lines; the way the scale cutout matches the Spydiehole, etc.
There are a few minor negatives, but none have bothered me much. The way the framelock covers half the Spydiehole will have you alter your opening technique. Mine has some lockstick, but it seems most framelocks do anyway. The blade is a little thick for food prep (despite its name), but it still works, just a bit of wedging. I've read of some who had some rattling from the lanyard hole, but mine didn't.
My copy was practically perfect out of the box, and the sharpest Spydie out of the box as well.
Anyway - I rambled on too long, but I agree the Spydiechef was a good choice. Many here have claimed it their favorite for good reason.