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Your pick for the most versatile Spyder folder?

Postby catamount » Sun Mar 06, 2011 7:58 am

By versatile, I mean works well for the widest variety of tasks and situations.

I'd have to go with the Para 2.
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Postby JLS » Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:21 am

Don't have a Para2 yet, but out of what I've used, I'd say either the Military or Native 4. FFG with a choil and an ergonomic handle seem to cover nearly all of my needs very well.

The only thing they wouldn't come out for is a rather specialized task...opening blister packs gets done by the Cricket.
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Postby Cscoop » Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:24 am

I work in the landscape / yard care business and am pretty rough on my knife.
I've used a Salt 1 serrated for the last 4 years. It takes a real beating and does everything I ask of it.
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Postby dbcad » Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:25 am

Large Lum :) I'm a big fan of the leaf shaped blade.

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Postby Pinetreebbs » Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:30 am

catamount wrote:By versatile, I mean works well for the widest variety of tasks and situations....
It would have to be the Spyderwrench.
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Postby Creepo » Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:32 am

For me it's the colourful FFG Delicas. :D
3" blade is a very nice compromise for my use, still usefull in most situations but not too big to scare the living hell out of people, the colourful handle helps in that as well. :p

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Postby bh49 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:41 am

For me these are Persian and Caly3.5. They never failed performed any tasks, which I needed them to do in the last four-five years. Also they look good. :)
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Postby mikerestivo » Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:50 am

My vote would be the Caly 3. Large enough for most everyday tasks and small enough for everyday carry. Neutral-handed lock. Ergnonomics with wide-ranging appeal.

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Postby SQSAR » Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:33 am

+1 on the Para2. Would also submit the Superleaf, and the Manix2

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Postby .357 mag » Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:35 am

I would say the stretch or endura. Big enough for tasks, small/light enough for everyday EDC, not a hugh cost factor, good steels to choose from, many colors to suit your likings,right/left hand friendly, FFG and saber grinds on Endura, SE/PE/CE edges to pick from, and if you want spyderco makes a salt version of the Endura. Lots to choose from from 2 knives.

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Postby Donut » Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:44 am

Pinetreebbs wrote:It would have to be the Spyderwrench.
+1 to the easiest answer to a simple question. :spyder:
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Postby jezabel » Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:45 am

It's the SE Millie for me. :p

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Postby HotSoup » Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:46 pm

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Look, lets be honest folks.
There is no better folder in the Spydie line-up :D

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Postby wsdavies » Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:00 pm

Ditto
.357 mag wrote:I would say the stretch or endura. Big enough for tasks, small/light enough for everyday EDC, not a hugh cost factor, good steels to choose from, many colors to suit your likings,right/left hand friendly, FFG and saber grinds on Endura, SE/PE/CE edges to pick from, and if you want spyderco makes a salt version of the Endura. Lots to choose from from 2 knives.
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Postby mongatu » Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:04 pm

Before I got my Para 2 I would have said Caly 3.5, but the Para 2 is so much more heavy duty so I think it is more versatile and can handle a wider variety of cutting tasks with ease. I see the Caly as more of a fine precision cutting tool now. Both awesome knives but if I could only have one it would be the Para 2.
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Postby ceya » Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:21 pm

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Postby The Mentaculous » Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:48 pm

Para 2 came to mind for me as well. As did the Caly 3.5

However, my choice is the Stretch 2. Same idea--midsized, great for EDC, food prep, rugged enough for outdoors, hunting knife etc, and self defense.

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Postby catamount » Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:14 pm

mongatu wrote:Before I got my Para 2 I would have said Caly 3.5, but the Para 2 is so much more heavy duty so I think it is more versatile and can handle a wider variety of cutting tasks with ease. I see the Caly as more of a fine precision cutting tool now. Both awesome knives but if I could only have one it would be the Para 2.
Exactly. One could take a Para 2 to the office to open letters, bring it home and prepare dinner, then go out and skin a bear with it the next day :D

It might not be the ideal knife for any of those, but it would work pretty well.
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Postby rororo64 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:26 pm

Gayle Bradley, Millie and Delica 4 ffg came to mind.

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Postby grumpyphil » Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:30 pm

Mule. Any of 'em


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