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Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2001 8:07 pm
by Sword and Shield
Chinook. I ask a lot of knives, and I always want a knife that will march through the gates of Hell and back, while looking good throughout.

There's just something about the overall knife I really like. I can't say what exactly it is, but the whole knife just screams "Big, sharp, tough!"

However, I did have a question about CPM S60V steel. I know that 3V is a high carbon steel that rusts fairly quick, but how does S60V stack up? Is it as good as ATS-55, or will it require more care?

Keepin' it real...real sharp, that is.

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2001 8:23 pm
by The Stare
For outright design elegance, I'd have to choose the Lum Chinese.

But, speaking of inlaid models, either Knife Outlet or Knife Center has a Delica done by Santa Fe Stoneworks that will knock your eyes out. The inlay is MOP, part of it in a spider web configuration. There is also a silver spider emplem inlaid. Gorgeous!

That Wegner titanium Dennis was posting about looked awfully fine to me also.

Stare

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2001 9:40 pm
by SharpeML
I love my Aluminum Cricket. <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle>
But Lum Chinese is a close second! <img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle>

Malcolm

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2001 4:50 am
by dePaul
1. C27P Jess Horn
2. "R"

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2001 5:56 am
by col132
Native II

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2001 6:06 am
by lsstaipei
In-house designs:Calypso
Collaborations:Wegner

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2001 6:08 am
by Zoro
Large Caylpso A true Classic..very sleek.

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2001 7:59 am
by stu
I like the titanium-handled Bob Lum tanto followed closely by the Mouse and the SS PE Police.

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2001 10:35 am
by Jazzman
Until two days ago I would have probably said the Toad. Now it is the Wegner mouse. I tied a Reeve style lanyard for a better grip. Awesome knife.
Matt

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2001 2:52 am
by Alan2112
The Calypso Jr., that's the main reason I got one. The old Jesse Horn model with the bone handles, the prettiest yet. RKBA!

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2001 6:33 am
by sam the man..
Production - Endura and Military
Custom Collaboration - Bill Moran's FB1 And FB2

Sam

have spydies will travel

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2001 10:40 am
by V-1
Without a doubt the Calypso Jr (micarta or lgwt). Open or closed it has the nicest lines of any Spydie, heck any production knife in my book. A true classic design. If a person is going to go through life w/ only one pocket knife this would be my suggestion.

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2001 1:13 pm
by Tightwad
Sal, with all the postive post in this thread about the calypso line ,along with other positive comments
in other posts lately, consider a sprint run of the large & small calypso in ivory , burgandy, yellow or
blue micarta handles. All would really be beautiful to behold (and own). Oh my!! Such elegance...

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2001 11:01 pm
by Joe Talmadge
The no-longer-produced high-end Walker (what was that, like $350?) was definitely the best looking spyderco I've ever seen. It had Walker's typical well-done and balanced design style, married to good-looking materials. Beyond that, the knife I really like is the Viele. Viele has developed a nice little style, and it translated wonderfully into the Spyderco collaboration. Viele has a more recent collaboration, I think with CRKT, that I feel doesn't succeed anywhere near as well, aesthetically.

For me, the in-house designs are incredibly well-designed knives from a performance perspective, and in fact my favorite knives from Spyderco are all in-house designs. But aesthetically, they lack the lines and flow of many of the collaborations. Best looking in-house would be the Calypso for me, which actually does approach the sleeker custom styles.