What is your 2011 Spyderco Knife of the Year?

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What is your 2011 Spyderco Knife of the Year?

Postby hiredgun » Fri Dec 23, 2011 3:03 pm

We're coming to the end of another year and reflecting back, it has been quite an exciting one with regard to all the Spyderco releases. After much deliberation I vote the Spyderco Vallotton Sub-Hilt Folder as my 2011 Spyderco Knife of the Year. How about you?

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Postby Ted » Fri Dec 23, 2011 3:35 pm

the blue frcp manix 2

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Postby The Deacon » Fri Dec 23, 2011 3:35 pm

Chaparral would be mine, hands down. It's a lightweight, compact, sturdy, super slicer that's also attractive, fully ambidextrous, and legal carry in the city near my home. Hard combo to beat.
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Postby DiKa » Fri Dec 23, 2011 3:43 pm

hiredgun wrote:We're coming to the end of another year and reflecting back, it has been quite an exciting one with regard to all the Spyderco releases. After much deliberation I vote the Spyderco Vallotton Sub-Hilt Folder as my 2011 Spyderco Knife of the Year. How about you?

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+ 1. One of my favorite of all times. :D

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Postby D1omedes » Fri Dec 23, 2011 3:54 pm

Caly 3.5 in Super Blue gets my vote. :)

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Postby Rutgrr » Fri Dec 23, 2011 4:02 pm

It is between the Superleaf and Sage 2.......

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Postby IG-88 » Fri Dec 23, 2011 4:13 pm

Without a doubt for me its the:

Spyderco Military Flutted Ti

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Postby Sequimite » Fri Dec 23, 2011 4:34 pm

D1omedes wrote:Caly 3.5 in Super Blue gets my vote. :)
Yep, Super Blue for me too.
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Postby dj moonbat » Fri Dec 23, 2011 4:39 pm

I'm with Deacon. The Chaparral is the Total Package.
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Postby bh49 » Fri Dec 23, 2011 4:46 pm

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Postby gbelleh » Fri Dec 23, 2011 4:47 pm

I'd say the Vallotton, speaking of newly released designs.

Tie between Caly 3.5 SB, and Lum Tanto for sprints.


I might have said fluted ti Military or Yojimbo 2, but I haven't been able to get one of either yet.
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Postby DeathBySnooSnoo » Fri Dec 23, 2011 4:50 pm

I'm not sure that I can pick just one. Either the GB or the lightweight ukpk. It doesn't get a lot of talk, but my ukpk has done food prep, package opening, nail cleaning, minor surgery and has even taken a ride in the washing machine and dryer...all with no issues, and just needing a light sharpening every once and a while. All for a price that was so low that it was nearly free...

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Postby phillipsted » Fri Dec 23, 2011 5:04 pm

The one I've certainly enjoyed the most is the Grey Para2 in CTS-20CP. I'm in love with the Para2 platform, and this is the best model so far - even better than the CF/S90V model.

The Chaparral is a class act as well...

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Postby Pneumothorax » Fri Dec 23, 2011 5:23 pm

Im going with the odd man out. This knife always draws my attention when Im looking in the drawer for something to carry. And even though it is not the best carry knife unless you have big pockets, I still like it. I cant tell you why, maybe just because its unusual/different/unique. Of the blades Ive purchased this year, its the Breeden Rescue for me.
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Postby cevtv » Fri Dec 23, 2011 5:26 pm

Yojimbo 2, for me.

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Postby Cave Dave » Fri Dec 23, 2011 5:27 pm

The Chaparral for me as well.

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Postby mikerestivo » Fri Dec 23, 2011 6:21 pm

phillipsted wrote:The one I've certainly enjoyed the most is the Grey Para2 in CTS-20CP. I'm in love with the Para2 platform, and this is the best model so far - even better than the CF/S90V model.

The Chaparral is a class act as well...

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I was going to add my own comment but Ted's expresses mine well enough. Sorry for the plagarism.

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Postby MIL-DOT » Fri Dec 23, 2011 6:24 pm

Lotta love here for the Chaparral, but what does this knife have over the Sage? The Chaparral is a tiny bit more petite, but they seem to have pretty similar stats (IIRC) but for the extra 1/2 mil thickness in the Sage's blade.
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Postby eloreno » Fri Dec 23, 2011 6:39 pm

IG-88 wrote:Without a doubt for me its the:

Spyderco Military Flutted Ti

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I have to agree:

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But there were many other great knives that made it a tough choice. Caly3.5 sb, s90v para2, 20cp para2, lum tanto, m4 Manix, xhp military, super leaf, etc etc etc!

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Postby SQSAR » Fri Dec 23, 2011 7:13 pm

1st: Blue FRCP Manix
2nd (by the slightest margin): Vallotton


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