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What is your favorite Spyderco for everyday carry?

Postby akapennypincher » Wed Sep 04, 2013 5:21 pm

1 Rescue Jr.

2. Fully Serrated Native

3. Byrd Rescue
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Postby kennethsime » Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:55 pm

These three will handle absolutely anything I need.

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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

Currently Rotating: C81GPRGR2 Para Military 2 K390 Ranger Green | C223GPRGR Para 3 K390 Ranger Green
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
C101GY2 Manix 2 Lightweight Maxamet Gray | C28GFG Dragonfly VG-10 Foliage Green

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Postby Surfingringo » Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:10 pm

Probably the dragonfly. We will see if that changes on Friday when I get my new Gayle Bradley! :)

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Postby jaypowell0185 » Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:08 pm

Surfingringo wrote:Probably the dragonfly. We will see if that changes on Friday when I get my new Gayle Bradley! :)
It probably will. The Gayle Bradley is a beast.
And for me it's a sage 1

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Postby xceptnl » Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:44 pm

I work in a relaxed environment and if I carried a Southfork around hanging from my belt daily, not one person would raise and eyebrow. That being said I always carry a larger folder and a smaller one (sometimes a medium size as well). If it comes down to my favorite knife to edc because I can throw it in the pocket when dressed up or down.... has to be the Caly 3 or 3.5

P.S. my older Caly Jr. now has a deep carry Ti pocket clip and is gaining favor with me again!
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Postby DeathBySnooSnoo » Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:45 pm

Hmm, tough one...depends a little on where I am, who I'm with tasks I expect to encounter and what else is in my pockets!

But...generally these are my favs:

GB
Techno (though I am waiting til I find someone to do me a reasonably priced Ti backspacer to really carry it a lot - I REALLY hate the blue)
Stretch
Caly 3 SB
Michael Walker
Native 4


Those are pretty much my top carries.
On the hunt for...

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Postby Rwb1500 » Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:48 pm

Frn Blue Delica

G10 Delica

Stainless SE Delica

Original Paramilitary

G10 D'fly

Frn D'fly

P'Kal


Edit; Some kind of H1 Ladybug.

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Postby Evil D » Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:34 pm

I don't really have an absolute favorite because my top favs all have something unique about them that I really love. Currently it's my Rock Lobster, but it's only a matter of time before it gets rotated out with a Para 2, Manix 2, Yojimbo 2, or eventually my forum Native 5.
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Postby Janfrederik » Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:36 pm

kennethsime wrote:These three will handle absolutely anything I need.

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Do you plan on getting any other Spydies, or are you content with those?

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Postby RanCoWeAla » Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:01 pm

Caly 3.5 and nothing else even comes close

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Postby Janfrederik » Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:09 pm

RanCoWeAla wrote:Caly 3.5 and nothing else even comes close
You really like your Caly, I can see. And for good reason too.

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Postby jabba359 » Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:14 pm

These 3 probably see the most pocket time:

H1 Ladybug hawkbill
Orange Military
G-10 Caly 3
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Postby kennethsime » Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:21 pm

Janfrederik wrote:Do you plan on getting any other Spydies, or are you content with those?
I would definitely like to! I would add FFG/ZDP Delica, Enurda, Manbug and Ladybug to flesh out that collection, and separately it'd be nice to pick up a Military/Paramilitary combo. the Manix 2 LW may be another addition before too long. This all said, I accrue spydies much slower than some members, being relatively young and with less liquid cash, so these are longer-term goals. In terms of things I really couldn't accomplish with these three though, the only thing I could think of would be a larger fixed blade like say the Bushcraft (or an ESEE 4 or 6) for hard use.
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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
C101GY2 Manix 2 Lightweight Maxamet Gray | C28GFG Dragonfly VG-10 Foliage Green

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Postby Janfrederik » Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:27 pm

kennethsime wrote:I would definitely like to! I would add FFG/ZDP Delica, Enurda, Manbug and Ladybug to flesh out that collection, and separately it'd be nice to pick up a Military/Paramilitary combo. the Manix 2 LW may be another addition before too long. This all said, I accrue spydies much slower than some members, being relatively young and with less liquid cash, so these are longer-term goals. In terms of things I really couldn't accomplish with these three though, the only thing I could think of would be a larger fixed blade like say the Bushcraft (or an ESEE 4 or 6) for hard use.
I'm in the same position. You're making me want to get a ZDP collection now, too :p
I've been considering a Stretch for a while, I think you may have just pushed me over the edge :D

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Postby kennethsime » Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:26 pm

Janfrederik wrote:I'm in the same position. You're making me want to get a ZDP collection now, too :p
I've been considering a Stretch for a while, I think you may have just pushed me over the edge :D
If you're already considering a Delica or Endura, I would highly recommend a Stretch. It fits my hand better than any other knife I've ever handled, is super versatile (useful for anything from hunting to food prep to boxes & packaging to self defense if you had to), super lightweight while still being sturdy, excellent cutting performance from the thin blade, I could go on! You don't realize how badly you need a good choil until you have one on a knife like the Stretch and then compare it to an Endura or similar knife without. The Deacon also considers it to be just about the best EDC knife Spyderco makes.
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

Currently Rotating: C81GPRGR2 Para Military 2 K390 Ranger Green | C223GPRGR Para 3 K390 Ranger Green
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
C101GY2 Manix 2 Lightweight Maxamet Gray | C28GFG Dragonfly VG-10 Foliage Green

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Postby Janfrederik » Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:32 pm

kennethsime wrote:If you're already considering a Delica or Endura, I would highly recommend a Stretch. It fits my hand better than any other knife I've ever handled, is super versatile (useful for anything from hunting to food prep to boxes & packaging to self defense if you had to), super lightweight while still being sturdy, excellent cutting performance from the thin blade, I could go on! You don't realize how badly you need a good choil until you have one on a knife like the Stretch and then compare it to an Endura or similar knife without. The Deacon also considers it to be just about the best EDC knife Spyderco makes.
I already have a Delica, so I'm pretty sure I would love the Stretch. Basically a bigger Delica with a choil, what's not to love?

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Postby Grejs76 » Thu Sep 05, 2013 1:04 am

Pingo...

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Postby 3rdGenRigger » Thu Sep 05, 2013 1:15 am

Overall, if I had to pick my favourite all around EDC I'd say my Chaparral 1, followed by Chokwe, and Nishijin Dragonfly in that order.
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Postby Ankerson » Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:21 am

Still use the S30V Military the most, although I have been carrying the M390 Military more lately.


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