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Please help me choose my next Spydie

Postby BonnieDoon » Sun Dec 25, 2011 3:45 pm

Hi everyone, as this is my first post to the Spyderco forum, I thought I would ask for some advice. I am in need to a new EDC knife, and I cannot decide which of the following to purchase:

Cally 3.5
Sage 1 or 2
Superleaf
PM2

I love them all but I am only allowed one for now :p , so I need some help. I keep coming back to the locking style of each knife as the real thing that is making me flip flop on my decision.
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Postby rg02 » Sun Dec 25, 2011 4:00 pm

I only own one on your list, but I can honestly say that the Para mil 2 is one of the best knives I have ever owned. PM2 gets my vote! Btw, if you have been Spydie bitten like most of us you will end up with more than one of those from your list :)
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Postby IG-88 » Sun Dec 25, 2011 4:09 pm

rg02 wrote:I only own one on your list, but I can honestly say that the Para mil 2 is one of the best knives I have ever owned. PM2 gets my vote! Btw, if you have been Spydie bitten like most of us you will end up with more than one of those from your list :)

+1

PM2 rules second would be Caly 3.5
Current EDC: Techno, Squeak, Southard Flipper, Caly 3.5

New Arrivals: Chap3, Domino, Sage 3

2014 Wishlist: Yo2 CF, Deviant Friction, Tatanka, Tusk, Firefly

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Postby Jay_Ev » Sun Dec 25, 2011 4:15 pm

Caly 3.5
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Postby SQSAR » Sun Dec 25, 2011 4:22 pm

IG-88 wrote:+1

PM2 rules second would be Caly 3.5
+1 again. Welcome Aboard! You can't go wrong with the PM2, , ,the Caly 3.5 is a sweet knife too.

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Postby bh49 » Sun Dec 25, 2011 4:31 pm

BonnieDoon,
Welcome to the Forum. Enjoy your stay.
Out of your list my first choice would be Caly3.5. Good size of the blade. great ergos, light and compact package. I carry this knife since they came out and carried Caly3 several years before that. Second choice will be Para2.
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Postby GotDogs » Sun Dec 25, 2011 4:33 pm

I own a Sage2 and love it. Simple in design, fits well in the hand. Next I guess would be the Para 2 seeing is that it is the craze now so much so I want one as well.
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Postby dgulbra » Sun Dec 25, 2011 8:36 pm

Sage 1 if you want a perfect gentlemanly edc knife
PM2 if you want pretty much the best production folder made
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Postby BonnieDoon » Mon Dec 26, 2011 12:59 am

Thanks everyone for your input. I think that the consensus is the para 2. Now the question is what model I go for :p W&W has a few Gray sprint para 2s on hand. Is it worth the extra dough for the Carpenter steel? Or should i just stick to the always reliable S30V?
Viva La :spyder:

My :spyder: knives:
Endura 4 PE
Endure 4 SE
Foliage Green Delica 4 CE
Purple Endura 4 FFG
White Delica 4 CE
Aqua Salt SE
Dragonfly Salt PE

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Postby BDNX » Mon Dec 26, 2011 1:21 am

Go for the Digicam Para 2...I have one and its **** near perfect!
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Postby razorsharp » Mon Dec 26, 2011 1:26 am

DANG thats a tough list... maybe para, Great all around. get all eventually ;)

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Postby Mojo51 » Mon Dec 26, 2011 1:28 am

Para 2 all the way
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Postby INFRNL » Mon Dec 26, 2011 2:03 am

I only own the Sage1 and PM2(s30v) from your list. I have thought about the caly 3 or 3.5,& superleaf but undecided right now.
All the knives you have listed are great and would be happy no matter which one you chose.
For me I would start with the PM2 or one of the sage models. My first spydie was the PM2 its about the max I would personally go for edc, but thats just me.
I have not had the chance to use my sage yet either.

As far as PM2 and sprints or steels; thats all a matter of how you plan to use the knife and if you feel its worth it. There are a few new sprints starting to ship now that will be cheaper than the current price on the CTS-20P pricing. Also everyone has their opinion on the different steels.
I have the S30v ver, but have other S30v knives. I plan to save the S30v for my son and get the M390 and possibly the 20P. I will probably get the 204P/Green later this year when it comes. I have also heard that the M390 version should be comparable to the 20p version, but not sure how tru that is. You're talking 210-215 for the 20p and 185-190 for the M390(blue) version.
I myself am currently trying to get the different steels and will eventually try to compare them. This yr I plan to stick to Sprints and possibly discontinued knives as I have most of the current versions that interest me.

Good luck, you can't go wrong, but I say any of the sage or PM2

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Postby razorsharp » Mon Dec 26, 2011 2:15 am

ive considered all those spydies myself, if it were me, i wouldnt pick what spyder to get, but what order to get them in ;)

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Postby BonnieDoon » Mon Dec 26, 2011 2:33 am

I do plan on purchasing all the above, just need to figure out where to start. I do think the para 2 is the way to go. Might see if I can sneak a sage 1 in if get the standard para 2 :)
Viva La :spyder:

My :spyder: knives:
Endura 4 PE
Endure 4 SE
Foliage Green Delica 4 CE
Purple Endura 4 FFG
White Delica 4 CE
Aqua Salt SE
Dragonfly Salt PE

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Postby Vicinadp » Mon Dec 26, 2011 2:49 am

Own all but super leaf. I sage 1 was my fav edc blade until I got my pm2. Cant go wrong with anyone but personally Para 2 is one of the best edc blades made. Sage 1 and 2 are not far behind either. I think the caly 3.5 is a little big.

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Postby razorsharp » Mon Dec 26, 2011 2:56 am

Vicinadp wrote:Own all but super leaf. I sage 1 was my fav edc blade until I got my pm2. Cant go wrong with anyone but personally Para 2 is one of the best edc blades made. Sage 1 and 2 are not far behind either. I think the caly 3.5 is a little big.
have a para but caly is too big? LOL

Caly 3.5 is wonderful, SB is amazing if you can find that version. i thinkyou should start with the para.

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Postby G10KnifeNut » Mon Dec 26, 2011 1:23 pm

Please get the para2 :D I'm actually holding mine right now. Pictures do not do justice!!! Its soo much different in person. and it fits your hand like a dream!<3 Maybe you can get the blue para2 M390 or M4 manix 2 is a good one :D
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Postby G10KnifeNut » Mon Dec 26, 2011 1:25 pm

razorsharp wrote:ive considered all those spydies myself, if it were me, i wouldnt pick what spyder to get, but what order to get them in ;)
This!!! :D You know the deal Travis! :)

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Postby BAL » Tue Dec 27, 2011 1:04 pm

Welcome Bonniedoon. For what it's worth you can't beat the PM2.


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