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Your pick for the most versatile Spyder folder?

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 7:58 am
by catamount
By versatile, I mean works well for the widest variety of tasks and situations.

I'd have to go with the Para 2.

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:21 am
by JLS
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.

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:24 am
by Cscoop
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.

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:25 am
by dbcad
Large Lum :) I'm a big fan of the leaf shaped blade.

For blister packs it's the Balance.

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:30 am
by Pinetreebbs
catamount wrote:By versatile, I mean works well for the widest variety of tasks and situations....
It would have to be the Spyderwrench.

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:32 am
by Creepo
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

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:41 am
by bh49
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. :)

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:50 am
by mikerestivo
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.

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:33 am
by SQSAR
+1 on the Para2. Would also submit the Superleaf, and the Manix2

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:35 am
by .357 mag
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.

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:44 am
by Donut
Pinetreebbs wrote:It would have to be the Spyderwrench.
+1 to the easiest answer to a simple question. :spyder:

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:45 am
by jezabel
It's the SE Millie for me. :p

J

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:46 pm
by HotSoup
Milie
Milie
Milie
Milie
Milie

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

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:00 pm
by wsdavies
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.

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:04 pm
by mongatu
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.

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:21 pm
by ceya
Goddard Jr.

S/F,
CEYA!

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:48 pm
by The Mentaculous
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.

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:14 pm
by catamount
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.

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:26 pm
by rororo64
Gayle Bradley, Millie and Delica 4 ffg came to mind.

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:30 pm
by grumpyphil
Mule. Any of 'em