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Postby rkhndjr2000@yahoo.com » Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:41 pm

I am curious what others think would be the one Spyderco they would buy, all things considered. Since I am in the market I will rule out fancy Ti knives. Thanks for any suggestions.

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Postby redyps04 » Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:07 pm

My vote is for the Salt 1. It's inexpensive, fairly easy to sharpen, and 100% rustproof! A complete no-brainer.

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Postby kawr » Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:28 pm

Stretch 2 would be my vote. One of the most comfortable ergos and amazing cutting performance.

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Postby D1omedes » Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:31 pm

A FFG Delica for me. Light weight, solid construction, slim design, ergonomic, easy to sharpen and a wicked slicer.

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Postby chuck_roxas45 » Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:53 pm

Wow, no consensus yet. Maybe we should just say get anything, you won't go wrong.

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Postby Fred Sanford » Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:12 pm

I would also suggest the Spyderco Stretch in FRN (VG-10).

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Postby Ben_1323 » Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:24 pm

Spyderco makes a lot of great knives. If you're picking just one knife, you have to consider the style (hard use vs. lightweight), the blade length you want, and the lock type. It's tough for us to recommend one particular knife if we don't know what you'll be using it for and what kind of knives you like.

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Postby J32A2 » Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:33 pm

Para 2

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Postby davibocce » Sat Jul 24, 2010 1:12 am

Trust me, it won't be "the one", but will be known as "the one to start it all" :cool:
:spyder: Manix 2 | Delica 4 FFG | Endura 4 FFG | Endura 4 G10 | Tenacious | Labybug 3 | Byrd Finch :spyder:

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Postby davibocce » Sat Jul 24, 2010 1:15 am

And for this one spydie, I would pick one of the colorful FRN FFG Endura 4s. If it's too long for you, a FFG Delica 4 instead.
:spyder: Manix 2 | Delica 4 FFG | Endura 4 FFG | Endura 4 G10 | Tenacious | Labybug 3 | Byrd Finch :spyder:

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Postby psychophipps » Sat Jul 24, 2010 1:22 am

If I had to pick a single knife? Probably a Street Beat. Legal in most places, easy to maintain, fantastic ergos, and I could use it for just about any job you could reasonably expect an EDC to do.

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Postby dbcad » Sat Jul 24, 2010 1:35 am

Welcome rkhndjr :) You're making a good choice.

I too would agree that a FFG Delica or Endura would be a great place to start. You get a lot of quality knife for your money. VG-10 is terrific steel. Skeletonized liners, feels great in the hand, and slices like crazy.

Enjoy your journey :D

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Postby yowzer » Sat Jul 24, 2010 2:39 am

One single Spyderco? Stretch or Centofante 3, maybe a Para.
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Postby The Deacon » Sat Jul 24, 2010 4:54 am

Sorry, I've never understood this "if you could have only one" business. What coat or jacket would you buy if you could have only one? What hat? What pot or pan? What spoon? What saw? Beginning to see how silly the question is?

Knives are purpose driven tools. Some are more specialized than others, but all are specialized to some degree. Given the diverse collection of tasks even a computer potato like me uses them for in the course of a week, expecting any one of them to do all things reasonably well is irrational.
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Postby TooSharp » Sat Jul 24, 2010 7:18 am

^, What Deacon said, but if you've only got the money to buy one right now, I would start with a Delica.

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Postby LowTEC » Sat Jul 24, 2010 7:49 am

The Deacon wrote:Sorry, I've never understood this "if you could have only one" business. What coat or jacket would you buy if you could have only one? What hat? What pot or pan? What spoon? What saw? Beginning to see how silly the question is?

Knives are purpose driven tools. Some are more specialized than others, but all are specialized to some degree. Given the diverse collection of tasks even a computer potato like me uses them for in the course of a week, expecting any one of them to do all things reasonably well is irrational.
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Postby Jazz » Sat Jul 24, 2010 7:57 am

It's not a "silly" question at all, and a Delica is a great all around knife, especially if one is all you want or can afford.

- best wishes, Jazz.

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Postby rkhndjr2000@yahoo.com » Sat Jul 24, 2010 8:15 am

Thanks to all. I was surprised though that no one mentioned a Manix 2 or a military. Delica will probably be my choice.

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Postby Bluntrauma » Sat Jul 24, 2010 8:26 am

I don't know if I could pick just one.

If I had to it would be the Caly III. I think that's the best knife they ever made, for me anyway.
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Postby Splice » Sat Jul 24, 2010 8:44 am

If I had to only have one of my spydercos, it would be my Sage 1. Size, blade shape, fit and finish, deep carry pocket clip, FFG, amazingly smooth action, no blade play... it's a perfect 10. I also have a Stretch 2 in VG-10; it would be second on my list. The only thing that I'm not jazzed about on it is that if I thumb flick it too hard it won't lock (it's going too fast for the lock bar to set in, and instead if pops back to an almost open position). Aside from that the blade shape and the handles are utterly astounding.


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