Mmm-hmmm. I do like the looks of that one. It would have to be strictly a play-with-at-home knife for me. I'm too old to dress like a hipster, but I'm kinda funny about the size of knives I carry with me because a) I'm fussy about weight issues (thank you, Nutnfancy!), and b) in the urban/suburban environment I live in, I don't feel comfortable walking around with too big a knife (which begs the question, how big is too big, right?). Nevertheless, I do like it. Thanks for the response.tvenuto wrote:Manix 2 XL. It's a bit bigger, fun to play around with, and totally carry-able if you don't dress like a hipster. The fit and finish (on my example at least) is flawless, and the G10 texture is better than any of the other knives I've handled. Talk about a slab of S30V! And all for under $100? Robbery. Some have said they don't like the lock (you need to pull on both sides to disengage), but it doesn't bother me. I'm newer at this and don't have an exhaustive knowledge or experience with the full spyderco lineup, but that's my recommendation.
+1. Absolutely.phillipsted wrote:For variety, how about a bright orange Dodo? These certainly fit the "cool/fun" requirement!
Watch secondary market. I picked-up my second Orange Dodo on e-bay for only $15 mote than I paid to the dealer. After that I saw them even for less.tr4022 wrote:Are those even still around, Ted? My impression was that those zoomed out of the stores faster than they arrived!
Okay, thanks for the tip, bh49. Say, i see from your signature you like the Calys and the Native 5. I I have the Caly 3.5 and was considering the Native 5. I assume you recommend that as well?bh49 wrote:+1. Absolutely.
Watch secondary market. I picked-up my second Orange Dodo on e-bay for only $15 mote than I paid to the dealer. After that I saw them even for less.
Uh, yeah, you're gettin' a little rich for my blood there toward the end, what with two small boys to raise and a wife to keep happy. I do like the looks of the Techno, though. Very cool. Looks a lot like the Leaf Storm to me, except the beard at the back of the blade doesn't come down so far, so there shouldn't be so many finger slicin' & dicin' issues.kbuzbee wrote:Dodo is pure fun, if you can find one.
Upcoming Slealth Chap or Techno?
Lots of great choices out there.
Hey, Jack, thanks for the suggestion. Actually, I have a Sage 1. I like it, but don't carry it often. I don't know why, it's great. The way you go on about the Sage 4, though, you almost make me wanna fork over $200 for one.jackknifeh wrote:I've never bought knives just for fun even though I'd love to. I want to use all my knives. Out of the knives I have bought to use the one I'd enjoy just fooling around with, open/closing, etc. is the Sage1. It is never uncomfortable no matter how long you sit there messing with it. The GB will put a hurting on your thumb, or does mine if I just open and close it constantly. The Sage1 is the smoothest and easiest I've ever had. What makes it so nice is you also have a top shelf EDC knife. That's what I'd suggest from my experience.
The only thing more "fun" would be an assisted opening folder which Spyderco doesn't have. Their automatic knives are different and illegal unless you are a police officer or mob boss. But I don't like any sharp object being propelled with a strong spring. I think that is for teenagers. Also, I've had more problems with them. When you add a spring like that you are increasing the liklihood of mechanical problems. I have a story to back up my feelings about that. The story is not Spyderco related. Different company.
So, go Sage1.
Just drink the coolaid and get it over with. I carried my gb today and I like it more every time I carry it, I find myself looking for something to cut whenever I have a spyderco in my pocket.Clip wrote:GB. If I can stay away from ebay long enough I might actually get the funds to buy one!
I know what you mean. I only have the 4 and 1 but love both lead by the 4. I have always wanted the Sage2 but haven't gotten one yet. This will really sound stupid but I have too much respect for the Sage line to buy a blue one. The color seems kind of silly. See, I told you it would sound stupid. I would love to have one. Before I got the Sage1 I thought about all of them. I never decided not to get the Sage3 because of color. I bet if I got a Sage3 I know I would love it. Blue is one of my favorite colors. I even made blue G-10 scales for a black blade Manix2. Orange ones two. Black blade and orange handle just screamed "LOOK AT ME". I loved it.FroOchie wrote:I love my Sage's. The Sage 4, then 2, follwed by 1 really suit all my daily chores and look and feel great.