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Gent's Knife?

Postby Avg_Joe » Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:54 pm

I am fairly new to the world of Spyderco Knives and Spyderco seems to have about eleventy billion different models which I find to be overwhelming so I was thinking the experts on here could probably help me out. I am looking for a "gentleman's knife" and while I would love to have a William Henry, current funds will not allow me to own a knife of that caliber. So my question is, what does Spyderco offer that is more classy than tactical and that I can use for special occasions and such? I don't want to bust out a Chinook at a wedding, ya know?

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Postby RIOT » Mon Jul 14, 2008 3:11 pm

lol a chinook at a wedding.


I dont own a Kopa but judging the size shape and looks, i think thats the perfect Gent Knife, i also like the Volpe but its more odd shapped and bigger

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Postby rcbalt2 » Mon Jul 14, 2008 3:44 pm

The kopa and the kiwi. Both are really nice. The samll persian would also work.
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Postby mrappraisit » Mon Jul 14, 2008 4:41 pm

rcbalt2 wrote:The kopa and the kiwi. Both are really nice. The samll persian would also work.
+1 for those contenders.
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Postby yablanowitz » Mon Jul 14, 2008 4:54 pm

It depends on how gentlemanly you are ;) . The knives already mentioned would certainly qualify, but the Centofante III is often overlooked. It is longer, but it is very thin and light in the hand and in the pocket. The thin blade makes it a great slicer, the smooth FRN looks clean and won't shred your slacks, and the inlayed Spyderbug makes it look like pocket jewelry.
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Postby tea » Mon Jul 14, 2008 4:58 pm

Stainless Steel Dragonfly :cool:

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Postby feeny » Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:04 pm

lava/cricket

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Postby bh49 » Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:16 pm

Probably you will get better answer if you define little more of what you need and how much are you willing to spend. A little while ago we had a discussion regarding gents knives
http://spyderco.com/forums/showthread.php?t=33633

and quite a few of us have have little different image, so more details will help.
One member of this Forum got married, carrying C83 Persian, which a little too big for gents knife, 3.5" blade, but it is a masterpiece. I have no problem to carry C83 on dress-up occasions, if they are in my state, if it is NY, that I carry Kopa.
Also take a look in our picture gallery and may you will find, what are you looking for.
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My top choices Natives5, Calys, C83 Persian

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Postby Avg_Joe » Mon Jul 14, 2008 6:07 pm

Thanks for the help guys! I didn't even know about the Kopa but I really like the look of it. Can't wait to try it!

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Postby Projek » Mon Jul 14, 2008 6:24 pm

Kopa, Kiwi, Kris

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Postby bh49 » Mon Jul 14, 2008 6:28 pm

Kopa.
2.5" Leaf shape Full Flat grind VG10 blade with finger choil. Tip down carry with clip positioned for right hand. Very comfortable grip, at least for my large hand.Nice cutter. For more details see Mr Blonde review.
http://www.spydercollector.nl/index1.ph ... ne#article
So far made with 12 inlays. 600 or less pieces each. Least expensive - black Quince, about $100 street price, most expensive as today Gold MOP and Turquoise about $190 at on-line dealers, but can get lucky and get for less on auction, if you wait for a while. You can find many pictures on this forum, just do search.
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Postby spydermonkey » Mon Jul 14, 2008 7:07 pm

I'd have to recommend :spyder: the Kiwi carbon fiber. No clip; nothing to snag on a pair of dress pants. Knife is incredibly smooth and feels larger than actual due to the design. Wharncliff blade is versatile for a number of apps. Carbon Fiber handle provides a bit more control in the hand via texture (and looks **** good too!).

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Postby Shike » Mon Jul 14, 2008 7:18 pm

If you like the clip I would say the ss Dragonfly. No clip? then it's the Kiwi, IMO this is the best made Spyderco in terms of fit and finish. The Kopa is also nice, althought I don't own one.

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Postby aj1985 » Mon Jul 14, 2008 8:13 pm

The 25th anniversary Delica nuff said :D

I think that and the Jess horn Jigged can not be beat as a Gentleman's knife no matter what Spyderco comes out with in the future.

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Postby rlw1979777 » Mon Jul 14, 2008 8:16 pm

LOL chinook at a wedding!!! Thats funny. Kiwi SFSW or Kopa. Plain, simple, elegant...
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Postby scout » Mon Jul 14, 2008 8:25 pm

I love my jigged bone Kopa (even though it was mis-engineered tip-down) :p It's just about as sheeple friendly as they come and NKP seem to recognize the bone as they would Gramps old folder.

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Postby The CoPilot » Mon Jul 14, 2008 8:37 pm

Gentlemen carry the C09 CoPilot! :)
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Postby MLR » Mon Jul 14, 2008 8:43 pm

The CoPilot wrote:Gentlemen carry the C09 CoPilot! :)
agree

+1

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Postby Orlando De Free » Mon Jul 14, 2008 9:47 pm

I think of my Caly 3 CF as a gents knife with its smooth carbon fiber scales and polished blade.
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Postby El Tigre » Tue Jul 15, 2008 4:30 am

Mini persian or etched Dragonfly.

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