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Your TOP FIVE Spyderco Knives That Amaze You

Postby Water Bug » Sat Apr 23, 2011 7:04 pm

Of the Spyderco knives that you currently own, which are your TOP FIVE :spyder: s that truly impress and never cease to amaze you?

For me, my Top Five are as follows...

- Spyderco Military PE: No matter what the blade steel, the color of the G-10, or the materials the handles are made of, the Military simply impresses me! Sal certainly came up with a most outstanding design. I love the Military's blade size and design, its balance is second to none, the ergonomics of its handles is outstanding, and it rides beautifully when clipped in the pocket. This knife is ready to go when you are. When I EDC my Military, I feel comfortable and at ease as I know I have what I need in a knife.

- Spyderco C95 Manix PE: For me, nothing beats the original Manix. I love its brute strength, robust thickness, and outstanding construction. Its blade length and shape are outstandingly practical. And, the ergonomics of its handles certainly rivals that of the Military. Yes, this knife rides big and heavy in the pocket... and I LIKE that! To me, it's the Manix's way of telling me, "I'm here when you need me." As with the Military, when I EDC my original Manix, I feel prepared and know it's more than enough knife.

- Spyderco Delica 4 PE: In fact, simply put, it's the Delica design concept... PERIOD! It matters not which version of the Delica it is, this knife, in my opinion, has to be one of the most practical designs in the Spyderco line. Of all my :spyder: s, the Delica 4, by far, is my most constant companion. It sees far more pocket time than any of my other :spyder: s. I typically EDC the PE and SE versions of the Delica 4. I really like this knife and depend on it.

- Spyderco P'Kal: I'm typically not into knife designs intended for self-defense; however, I'll make an exception for the P'Kal. This knife fascinated me the first time I saw it on the Spyderco Online Catalog. I love the design, and, having been stationed in the Philippines, I really like the cultural aspects of this knife. Although the P'Kal's design has self-defense intentions, I also appreciate some of the practical utility that the knife offers.

- Spyderco Perrin PPT: For a knife that has been described as being designed for self defense, it certainly is a very practical one. I'm always impressed with the Perrin PPT every time I thumb it open as well as EDC it. I really love the blade design as well as the unique grip of the G-10 handles. I appreciate it more for its utilitarian use, and find it comforting that it has self-defense capability if needed.

How about you?
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Postby Blerv » Sat Apr 23, 2011 7:18 pm

These spring to mind, it's hard to pick 5!!! :(

Rookie G10 Sprint: Actually my Dad's but the pocket profile/size is amazing for the blade length. Great point on it too!

Stretch ZDP FRN: Just love the handle. So comfortable.

Superhawk: Impressive in every imaginable way except pocket space :p .

Manix2 M4: Love the steel and the tan G10. Eric knocked it out of the park!

Sage 2: Simplicity done perfect by a great maker. Universally useful blade shape and a nice choil/standard grip without sacrificing either.
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Postby SQSAR » Sat Apr 23, 2011 7:41 pm

Manix2 in M4: My favorite Spyderco design, in one of my favorite steels.

Manix2 in 154CM and Black Blade: Just a bad-*** knife with a great look to it.

Para2 in CF andS90v: Light weight, and smooth as silk action.

SuperLeaf: Built like a tank, but still relatively light. I'd say its the most under-rated member of the current Spyderco lineup.

Embassy all black: classy and tactical at the same time.

In writing this I realize picking the top five isn't as easy as it seems. Maybe I should just combine my 1st two to say the whole Manix2 family. Hands down my favorite design, in any and all configurations I've seen. I love this design so much it's the only design that I have in SE.

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Postby mikerestivo » Sat Apr 23, 2011 7:48 pm

My choicies in no order:

1. The Navaja
2. Para 2 S90V
3. Superleaf
4. Original Manix
5. Sage 2

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Postby I_like_sharp_things » Sat Apr 23, 2011 8:09 pm

This thread gives me an excuse to buy 2 more Spydercos so that I can have 5 that I own. :D
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Postby Dr. Snubnose » Sat Apr 23, 2011 8:33 pm

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Postby mongatu » Sat Apr 23, 2011 9:27 pm

Mine would be Para Miliitary 2
Caly 3.5
Endura 4
and I'm getting my first Manix of any type next week (the Tan M4 one) so maybe that will be in the list after I see what it's all about.

Btw, how is the Manix 2 different from the original Manix?
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Postby boxer93 » Sat Apr 23, 2011 9:28 pm

Caly Jr. (Burgandy)
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Postby The Mentaculous » Sat Apr 23, 2011 10:18 pm

Caly 3 CF
Caly 3.5
Stretch CF
Regular Para 2

All of these exceeded my expectations, and proved themselves to be amazing performers.

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Postby Popsickle » Sat Apr 23, 2011 10:56 pm

Manix 2 dlc is my main edc
Manix 2 s90v
Para 2 g10
Manix moonglow

Got a manix in m4 coming.... can not wait lol

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Postby iwolf81 » Sat Apr 23, 2011 11:35 pm

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Postby defenestrate » Sat Apr 23, 2011 11:35 pm

Manix2 CTS-XHP
SE Spyderhawk Salt
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Postby clovisc » Sun Apr 24, 2011 1:53 am

rock salt
H1 spyderhawk
manix 2

(so hard to pick only 5!!!)
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Postby Michael Cook » Sun Apr 24, 2011 1:56 am

:spyder: 1.) the superhawk; regardless of how much of my impute was a part of it, I was there on the forum dialog that resulted in the superhawk, so cool!
2.) the Endurahawk; J.d. spydohawk sold me one from his collection (for much less than I would've been willing to pay.) when I started collecting spydercos after this under-rated knife had been disco'd. My first grail knife, Joe was the ambassador who clued me in that the forum community at is something truly unusual and special!
3.) the Yojimbo; there are three people I've named Sensei, and Mr. Janich is number three. I own two smurf killers and am proud of my teacher and his knives.
4.)the original baby-manix; I swapped a pe Lil' Temp with one of my best friends for a pe baby manix, 'nuff said!
5.)dodo; **** dat's a before it's time knife!! Eric! Keep smokin' whatever keeps ya goin' ! ;) :spyder:
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Postby O,just,O » Sun Apr 24, 2011 2:26 am

Chokwe. The knife opens so fluidly & is such a good general purpose blade.

Centofante 4. Light, slim, carries like a feather & VG 10 wharnie goodness.

All the Ladybugs. Nothing to them but they are able to do so much.

Millitary. Beef & brawn in an EDC package.

Manix 2 S90V. Light but heavy duty FFG edge holding & the grip or ergo's.

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Postby clovisc » Sun Apr 24, 2011 3:01 am

its great to see the chokwe come up so frequently! :D
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Postby dbcad » Sun Apr 24, 2011 3:09 am

My :spyder: collection has been cut down from around 2 dozen folders to about a dozen, 13 FB to 7. I can safely say the remaining all amaze me as well as quite a few that I've sold or gifted. Here's the 7 that are out this morning :)

I really enjoy what :spyder: does with their knives :D Also enjoy the shear quantity of sharp at my disposal :D
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Postby geronm042 » Sun Apr 24, 2011 4:49 am

The Chokwe is such a nice knife. It was the one that get me back to spydies collecting... Very happy to see it coming up here !

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Postby chuck_roxas45 » Sun Apr 24, 2011 4:53 am

Ok, here're my top spydies.

1. Military & Para-Military 1
2. Chinook 3
3. Superleaf & Superhawk
4. Gayle Bradley
5. Blue Stretch & ZDP Endura
6. Tenacious family(amazing bang for the buck knives)

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