Superleaf comparisons to Striders?

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Superleaf comparisons to Striders?

Postby twinboysdad » Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:12 pm

Obviously the Striders are more robust, no argument there, but I was noticing that between the massive thick FFG blade and the choil...some similiarities? Never handled a Strider in person, but for the price difference in the two I for one would prefer a <$150 user than a near $500 piece I might lose. Anyone care to comment?

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Postby TomAiello » Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:12 pm

I am carrying my Superleaf a lot lately, because I'm fairly abusive on my gear, and I don't want to thrash my M390 PM2.

The Superleaf can be had for around $85 at Sierra Trading post (I actually bought a back up there recently).

I don't think I'd want to use a $500 knife the way I feel comfortable using the Superleaf.

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Postby razorsharp » Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:11 pm

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They're nice, I use the snot out of mine and it asks for more. I recommend cc or dgg

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Postby ZL1 » Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:19 pm

I wouldn't mind having a SNG CC

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Postby flash900 » Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:53 pm

I don't want to overstate the comparison, but the SuperLeaf has Strider-like looks without the Strider problems.

I had two SNGs and a Baby Huey with lock issues bad enough that each needed to be returned. As beautiful as they were, I was relieved to be rid of them.

The SuperLeaf has Spyderco's typically flawless QC. I bought a spare when they were closed out.
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Postby GronK » Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:00 am

razorsharp wrote:Image

They're nice, I use the snot out of mine and it asks for more. I recommend cc or dgg
Next time I feel the need to impale a smartphone I'll consider one. No, wait, I'll just use my $20 Cold Steel sharpened crowbar.
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Postby Blerv » Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:52 am

Anything on this planet can be compared with anything else. For example, orangutan vs orange.

Both are terrific knives designed for heavier tasks. That's about where the similarities start to fade though.
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Postby RanCoWeAla » Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:11 am

Forget the Striders and buy you a small Spyderco collection for what one Strider would cost. I had thought for a long time that Spyderco's were the best knives in the world for the money and just confirmed that back on May 31st at The Blade Show. I wanted to go to the show for one reason only and that was to look at and handle knives that I had only seen in magazines. All the knives I looked at had serious issues I would not have wanted in a show knife.

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Postby razorsharp » Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:33 pm

There's no harm in trying a strider, if it isn't for you, resale will be what you paid ( assuming you didn't really use it). Take this fwiw, but I am a spyderco fan, 80 percent of my knives are spydercos, yet I haven't been able to NOT Carry my SnG, it's like it's THE knife for me. I have an SMF inbound ti try out, when you use and appreciate them, they become addictive like spydies

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Postby gbelleh » Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:04 pm

Several times I've been standing in front of a dealer with a new Strider in hand, and cash in my pocket. But I can never bring myself to make the exchange. Especially when I start calculating how many Spydies I could get with the same cash.
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Postby Ray Allen » Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:37 pm

Just got my first Superleaf about 10 days ago and **** is it a lot of knife for the $97 I found it for. I am really liking the 4mm blade thickness and of course the compression lock. Wish they would offer 4mm in a couple of other models say a PM2 with a saber grind, but that is another topic.
If you have at all been on the fence about the big leaf, give it a try while you can still get them.
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Postby Bob2swpa » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:47 pm

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Postby xceptnl » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:56 pm

razorsharp wrote:There's no harm in trying a strider, if it isn't for you, resale will be what you paid ( assuming you didn't really use it). Take this fwiw, but I am a spyderco fan, 80 percent of my knives are spydercos, yet I haven't been able to NOT Carry my SnG, it's like it's THE knife for me. I have an SMF inbound ti try out, when you use and appreciate them, they become addictive like spydies
Travis is speaking truth. I purchased my first after reading the razorsharp thread about the Z-wear. Now I can't get it out of my pocket (or edc bag). The feel is not like the Superleaf though. Nowhere near as smooth.
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Postby Mutt » Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:16 am

Where r you guys finding the super leaf below $100? I tried Sierra and they r well over that point as r Bhq and azn.

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Postby CarbonFiberNut » Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:43 am

With sierra, you need to sign up for all of their various notifications, then you will regularly get 25-35% off coupons in your inbox.

The best one is usually 35% off + 99 cent shipping.
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Top 5 most wanted: Domino, Dice, CF Para-2, CF Cricket. Seeing a theme here?

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Postby gbelleh » Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:54 am

The last coupon I got from Sierra had it at $89 shipped.

(Oops, actually free shipping was with a $100 minimum).
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Postby GoodEyeSniper » Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:12 pm

one excels at taking high res shots of next to bullets and guns, and sitting on the couch flicking repeatedly while watching military movies.

the other is begging to cut things all day, and doesn't really care if you ever take its photo ;)

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Postby TomAiello » Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:44 pm

Mutt wrote:Where r you guys finding the super leaf below $100? I tried Sierra and they r well over that point as r Bhq and azn.
I got a coupon from STP today for 35% off. If you want I can forward you the email with the coupon code.

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Postby razorsharp » Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:01 pm

http://www.spyderco.com/forums/showthre ... SnG-Review

Goodeyesniper, striders beg for use too :)


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