Spydercard vs. Competition

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Spydercard vs. Competition

Postby DB » Wed Nov 21, 2001 1:00 am

Hi all,



Just found this forum yesterday, very informative.



I've had Spyderco knives for the past 11 years (started with a PE Endura), and just recently picked up a SpyderCard, among others...



Has anyone with a SpyderCard seen or purchased a SOG AC75 Access Card? How do they compare?



Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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Postby kraziekurtis » Wed Nov 21, 2001 5:14 pm

I wouldn't know yet because mine hasn't gotten here yet because the loser I ordered it from hasn't sent it yet and it's been a **** month.

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Postby DB » Wed Nov 21, 2001 7:31 pm

Thanks Ryan!

I'm just looking around for a few Christmas presents and am most likely going to get a few more Spydercards, although the SOG looks good, and has the money clip if you want it. I got my Spydercard to go inside the wallet, though.

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Postby Joe Talmadge » Wed Nov 21, 2001 9:39 pm

The SpyderCard is my fave of the credit card designs, over the SOG and Microtech. Specifically versus the SOG, the SOG is much thicker due to the clip -- and note the clip is not removeable, it is part of the Arc Lock mechanism. In addition, I prefer a sharp point over the blunt SOG point.

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Postby sam the man.. » Wed Nov 21, 2001 10:22 pm

Personally speaking,
The Spydercard is well designed and as a cutting tool it serves its purpose. Blade geometry and feel on this particular blade will win you over <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle> While the card knife concept is not entirely new, few knife production companies got it right in terms of pricing, practicality and performance. SOG's access card seems to have all the fancy tools but lacks of that extra punch that you'll need. The opening hole is too small and uncomfortable.. Spare the goodies in its special compartment, the SOG access card comes complete as an all-round pocketable tool chest.. Microtech's Option card knife on the other hand, was too pricey and bulky to consider as a daily carry option.. <img src="sad.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle>

Sam

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Postby Joe Talmadge » Thu Nov 22, 2001 9:30 am

Yep, I'll agree with all that.

The one thing that could be improved on the Spydercard is the grip security. The SOG and Microtech feel a bit more secure, the Spyderco is the one I'm most inclined to worry that my fingers are going to move forwards if I used it harder. None of these knives is going to feel perfectly secure, of course, since the form factor puts severe limitations on grip options.

Joe

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Postby Philip357 » Thu Nov 22, 2001 4:30 pm

I like both the Spydie and the Microtech.
M is much more classy, S has a technically better lock I feel (since the lock itself is not touched by the hand when in use). M uses better steel (154 CM), S should be more stainless (compared to the non coated M).
I had rust problems with both S and M. A (black) coated S or a M with (black) back-coating would be great.
Both great designs. I am still surprised how both manufacturers can fit such different blades in a same space :

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Postby ruxton » Thu Nov 22, 2001 4:42 pm

welcome to the forum DB dunno how it compared i never needed another credit card sized tool after i bvought mine, only space in my wallet for one so i carry the best there is <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle>
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Postby DB » Fri Nov 23, 2001 11:56 am

Thanks everyone for all the replies!

I purchased my Spydercard so that I would always have a knife handy, since my wallet is always with me when I'm away from home, and I occasionally happen to forget to pocket another knife...plus it seems whenever you need a knife you don't have one...this card has worked out quite nicely <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle>

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Postby Defender » Fri Nov 23, 2001 4:50 pm

How does it stack up to the Victorinox SwissCard (or whatever it's called)?
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Postby Sword and Shield » Sat Nov 24, 2001 12:52 pm

Hi Defender and DB! Welcome to Spydieland! <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle>

As for the SwissCard, this is a tool I would avoid if the usability of the knife is at all an issue. The scissors and other small items are useful, but the knife itself is all too small to be of any real use.

In case you've never seen it, the blade on a SwissCard is about 1 inch long, with no discernable finger guard. It's usefullness is clearly limited by size and ergonomics.

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

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Postby ftkinney » Sun Nov 25, 2001 1:49 pm

i don't know about the other brands but my brother loves his spydercard i got him this past summer. my brother enjoys carring a buck standard, wich is quite a large knife, when he can. as a genral rule he is very rough with his "toys" and is a good test for product duablity. i saw him just this thanksgiving and he says that he really loves the spydercard it locks up very tight and can take a beating. his comment about it was "this in not a credit card knife it is a carry knife!"

FTK

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Postby Lt.Hawkins » Mon Nov 26, 2001 2:44 pm

i've got a spydercard which is currently probably the sharpest knife i own (and gets the least use, but its always there.)

i was discussing using it in a tactical situation (give them my wallet, slip out and defend with the blade), and someone pointed out that something i might want to consider:
JSP Credit Card Blade System
http://www.bladerigger.com/creditcard.html

not quite sure about it yet though- its simpler to deploy being a FB, but looks like it would have a very limited way of being used: slashes/cuts only, no stabbing- i'd like to handle it first- its a bit pricey.

oh wait, i just looked up who first told me about it- i think i've seen him post here occasionally: is there a memnoch in the house? <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle>

(lets see if that image works...)

edit: nope, no pic. also, i can't find any other info on that knife


bah, i give up- can't figure out how to link - HTML isn't working

Edited by - Lt.Hawkins on 11/26/2001 1:51:12 PM


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