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Postby kennethsime » Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:05 pm

jon1all wrote:If it was me I'd throw an extra 10 bucks in the mix and get a Stretch. Same steel as the Delica (VG10). Same handle material (FRN). But with a 50/50 finger choil and better ergos. The Delica is no doubt Spyderco classic, as is the Endura. But I like the Stretch because it seems to fit right in between the two and has the above-mentioned benefits.
I'm with Jon here. While I've yet to own a Delica or Endura, I've played with both quite a bit and can't quite get myself to pull the trigger yet. The Stretch has many advantages over them while retaining most of the attractive qualities. I want every knife to have a choil now! That said, the Delica is a hell of a knife if you're hardline about the $60.
Lost to the Ages: C90GRE Stretch 1 ZDP-189 British Racing Green | C28GRE2 Dragonfly 2 ZDP-189 British Racing Green
C12BK2W Matriarch 2 VG-10 Emerson Open | C81G2 Para Military 2 S30V

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C90FPIV2 Stretch 2 Straight Spine, VG-10 Rit Dye'd Dark Apple Green | C223GP Para 3 S30V Green Canvas Micarta
C41BORE5 Native 5 Lightweight REX 45 Burnt Orange | C223BORE Para 3 Lightweight REX 45 Burnt Orange
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Postby BDNX » Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:21 pm

Go with a Delica...IMO it is pretty much the quintessential Spyderco....it's how I was originally introduced to the brand when my friend showed me his older Delica...

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Postby sal » Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:41 pm

Hi Thedwarf,

Welcome to our forum.


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Postby superspyder » Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:07 am

Which knife should you buy.... thats such a hard question because everyone has a favorite (mine is the dragonfly) . But if you love knives then your first spyderco probably wont be your last spyderco. Every suggestion given is worthy, but for an overall edc knife in that range I also agree with getting the delica, it is an average size, very high quality, is right in the $60 price range, and is a spyderco classic. and then after you experience it you can buy a lot more to find which one fits you best.

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Postby gaj999 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:42 am

My advice is to buy a knife you really like. There's nothing worse than buyer's remorse when you're on a tight budget. Buying the knife everyone else thinks you should want or over thinking everything.might lead you away from what you really want. Here's an experiment. Say you narrow the choice down to two knives. Flip a coin to determine the winner. Before looking at the coin, ask yourself whether you're secretly hoping for a certain outcome. If you are, put the coin back in your pocket without looking at it and assume it came out the way you were hoping.


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Postby KardinalSyn » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:02 am

Hi and welcome to the forum The Dwarf. I wonder whether you also like axes :D

I read all the great recommendations you got. So, I can only wish you all the best on your first purchase. Look forward to hearing more from you in future about ur Spydies. Take care.
:spyder: Centofante3 (C66PBK3), ParaMilitary2 (C81GPCMO), Endura4 (C10P), GrassHopper (C138P), Military (C36GPCMO), Perrin PPT (C135GP), Squeak (C154PBK), Dragonfly 2 Salt (C28PYL2), Military M390 CF (C36CFM390P), R (C67GF), ParaMilitary2 CTS-XHP (C81GPOR2), Tuff (C151GTIP), Ladybug & Perrin Street Bowie (FB04PBB)being the newest.

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