favorite hollow grind?

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favorite hollow grind?

Postby casey1 » Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:29 pm

i was just wondering what spyder (or non-spyder) is your favorite HG and why. also, speaking of hollow ground knives, how much with the Yo2 be streetpriced for?

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Postby A.P.F. » Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:50 pm

I would say that my favorite hollow grind is on the Gayle Bradley. It adds an 'old world' sort of class to a blade and yet yields great performance.
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Postby dgulbra » Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:52 pm

The Gayle Bradley is my favorite hollow grind. The high grind on the drop point blade makes a great looking knife and a wicked slicer. Plus its M4. I think the Yo2 will street price around $100
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Postby DeathBySnooSnoo » Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:54 pm

The GB for sure. Love it...combined with the M4 it makes for a superb blade.
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Postby BJEOD » Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:59 pm

gb for sure, but the grind on the h1 dfly looks nice.
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Postby Evil D » Sun Sep 04, 2011 2:11 pm

I've used some random high hollow grinds that are pretty nice. I'm not really a big hollow grind fan but the upcoming Yojimbo 2 i will definitely make an exception for.

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Postby DCDesigns » Sun Sep 04, 2011 2:36 pm

of my knives: D'fly Salt FTW

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Postby The Deacon » Sun Sep 04, 2011 2:39 pm

The Kiwi. At 100+ specimens, it has to be. :D
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Postby DCDesigns » Sun Sep 04, 2011 2:44 pm

The Deacon wrote:The Kiwi. At 100+ specimens, it has to be. :D
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Postby Chris_H » Sun Sep 04, 2011 2:49 pm

Chinook II -- sexy mean! :D
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Postby sharpguitarist » Sun Sep 04, 2011 3:35 pm

hey guys,
the zulu gets my vote.
the hollow grind at the belly of the recurve is right at 3/4" tall.
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Postby duvaldrummer » Sun Sep 04, 2011 3:39 pm

I figure why only choose one, these are my favorite"s" :)
spyders in no specific order:
Kriss (bring it back!)
H1 Dragonfly
Emerson Endura
Aqua Salt (bring it back!)
Red Persian
*A couple I'm not sure about the grind but I think they're hollow:
Schempp Rock
Terzuola slipit

Non Spyders:
CS AK47 gen 2
Emerson cqc-8 & commander
CR Sabenza
BM Griptillian
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Postby Polar L » Sun Sep 04, 2011 4:19 pm

Smooth and classy. Good steel.


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Massad Ayoob hands down

Postby JD Spydo » Sun Sep 04, 2011 4:57 pm

My favorite Spyderco hollow grind blade is without a doubt my Spyderco Massad Ayoob SE model. Even my Massad Ayoob PE just seems to cut better for some reasons.

Interesting that you start this thread because I've noticed myself that not all hollow grinds are created equal. But the curvature of the Ayoob blade is awesome and I'm glad they at least made a Sprint run of it so everyone of the new folks would get a chance to see what an awesome design it is.
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Postby v8r » Sun Sep 04, 2011 5:22 pm

Chris_H wrote:Chinook II -- sexy mean! :D
I second what Chris said. Beat me to it.

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Postby bh49 » Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:04 pm

C83 Persian. Thin edge, slices like laser, great ergos, looks like beauty queen.
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Postby ChapmanPreferred » Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:07 pm

Rock Salt. I have really enjoyed using that knife!

In the folder world, it would be the Michael Walker.

For modified Spydercos, it is a toss up between my reground Jess Horn in ZDP189 and my Vesuvius which was also reground.

Outside of Spyderco would be the Dozier K-35 Gentleman's knife. I really dig that one.
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Postby jackknifeh » Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:07 pm

When I read this the first to come to mind was the GB but since it got a few mentions already I'll include the Manix2 with 154CM (the one being sold now, black or satin blade). That hollow grind turned a hard core knife into a great slicer also IMO.


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Postby Perry » Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:13 pm

GB; really an elegant blade. -P

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Postby ranger51 » Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:38 pm

I'd have to go against the grain and say my CRKT Laredo 7266. Great knife at a great price.

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