What "holy grail" do you carry ?????

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Postby spyderHS08 » Sun Feb 15, 2009 1:49 am

idk if its exactly a grail, but my OD delica 3 see's quite a bit of pocket time
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Postby Mr Blonde » Sun Feb 15, 2009 6:59 am

I'm not very current on which model Spydie is 'valuable' or not to collectors, but I love carrying some of the oldies in my collection from time to time.
- Original R, SE
- Jot Singh Khalsa, PE
- Delica III CF Left-hande, PE

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Postby JD Spydo » Sun Feb 15, 2009 8:57 am

I have 4 Spyders that I carry often that would be considered "Holy Grail" Spyders.

The C-44 big Dyad
The blue handled, plain edge Spyderhawk
The C-46 Bob Lum Tanto Folder, G-10, ATS-55, CE
Massad Ayoob, SE

But I've had all these blades as users for at least 4 to 5 years plus. When I first became a citizen of Spyderville all those models were very much available at the time. I've had some tell me that my G-10 handled, SE, ATS-55 Harpy is a sacred cow of sorts. I hope I'm not faced with the task of replacing it anytime soon.

Hey I'm into collectibles as much as the next guy but if there's a Spyderco knife that really lights up your life then go ahead and use it for crying out loud. They were made to be used and don't forget that. I'm always open to obtaining back up units to the ones I'm currently using so you might want to consider that game plan.
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Postby JD Spydo » Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:14 am

mikebandw186 wrote:SE Massad Ayoob, PE Lil Temp in 440V, SE Dodo. I bought them to use. not to look at
A great group of Classic Spyders. And these models are extremely functional as well.
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Postby Manix Guy 2 » Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:00 am

C44 Dyad has been a favorite along with a Merlin . Stretch II gets most pocket time , easily my favorite knife . Regards MG2

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Postby Spyharpy » Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:59 am

I have lots of Spydies in my EDC rotation. Among the rarities I use:

CF PE Harpy
CF PE Delica
Black PE Dodo
SS ATS-55 PE CoPilot
Kopa Black Micarta
1st gen ClipIt Dragonfly

I only carry these as I do have one or more of these as safe queens. If they were my only ones, I'd carry them but not use them for heavy cutting duties.

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Postby bobman » Sun Feb 15, 2009 1:27 pm

I carry my lil temp quite often, starting to get pretty beat up but I love it too much not to carry.
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Postby Slick » Sun Feb 15, 2009 8:32 pm

bobman wrote:I carry my lil temp quite often, starting to get pretty beat up but I love it too much not to carry.
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Of them all the Lil'Temp and Swick are my true favorites.
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Postby Blueboost » Sun Feb 15, 2009 8:54 pm

My EDC's. Don't know about holy grail, but for me they are. not the easiest items to replace. Those are just smudges on the C46GP, condition after 7 years of EDC is 98% like-new.

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Postby JD Spydo » Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:27 pm

[quote="Blueboost"]My EDC's. Don't know about holy grail, but for me they are. not the easiest items to replace. Those are just smudges on the C46GP, condition after 7 years of EDC is 98% like-new.

hey brother that Military is not what I would call a Holy Grail ( at least not as of yet) but that Bob Lum Tanto Folder is truly a classic among classics. Your PE blade is special because there aren't too many of them being used at all. The one I carry has a black coated blade, ATS-55 blade steel and a combo edge with a G-10 handle. I personally never was much of a tanto man until I got my first Spyderco Bob Lum tanto. His design truly is functional as well as looking pretty. I do hope that Spyderco will eventually do a sprint run of the Lum tanto with a newer, super blade steel and possibly another handle material. I'm sure a sprint run of 3 to 5 hundred would sell pretty rapidly.
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Postby Mancer » Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:03 pm

So many Spyderco's, such a short memory :P

The one I just adore for carry would have to be the Native III, superb blade steel, that awesome blade profile and a handle I think cannot be beaten for comfort and feel.

Just a OMG knife over all, dont think it can be beaten.

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Postby JT » Mon Feb 16, 2009 1:43 pm

My Grey Matriarch(1 of the 500 ever made), my linerless Civvie.
Those must be the most valuable knives of mine. Not that they're that valuable to others though. But especially the grey Matriarch was/is my holy grail.
Oh and of course my Dodo's.. one blue PE has been my EDC for over two years, I guess. I'd have to check when I bought it.
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Postby kankryb » Mon Feb 16, 2009 2:07 pm

mine would be se black Dodo and pe ss early worker
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Postby Simple Man » Mon Feb 16, 2009 3:55 pm

I carry and use my grail, the G-10 Endura. A "grail" only because it never was made for many years. EDCing a SS EII and E4 made me realize just how good the hidden-in-plain-sight ones are.
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Postby BradBacon18 » Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:05 pm

I love to carry my full size Calypso.
My Spydies:
25th Anniversary Delica
Shabaria PE
Police CF PE
Titanium ATR SE
Calypso SE Full Size
Dodo Blue PE
P'kal
T-Mag CF
Harpy SS
Endura IV PE White FRN
Delica IV CE White FRN
Dragonfly PE White FRN
Ladybug PE White FRN

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Postby vic » Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:13 pm

spydutch wrote:I carry my ATS55 CoPilot on regular basis.

Evenso my Delica1/SE in AUS8 :)
do you have any pics of your delica 1?

how did the delica 1 and 2 differ from the delica 3? never seen them

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Postby flipe8 » Tue Feb 17, 2009 6:55 am

While it might not be a true "grail" knife,I'll throw my all-stainless steel Rookie in my pocket from time to time. If I had a duplicate, it would get regular pocket time.
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Postby catamount » Tue Feb 17, 2009 10:12 am

This thread has inspired me to carry and use my big Calypso.

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I may even get it tricked out with some new scales and a clip in the "right" position ;)
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Postby Fairlane » Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:12 am

vic wrote:do you have any pics of your delica 1?

how did the delica 1 and 2 differ from the delica 3? never seen them
This might be helpful: http://www.spydiewiki.com/index.php?title=C11_Delica
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Postby vic » Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:59 am

Fairlane wrote:This might be helpful: http://www.spydiewiki.com/index.php?title=C11_Delica
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