Top 3 Favorite knife/blade brands?

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Top 3 Favorite knife/blade brands?

Postby Officer Gigglez » Fri Dec 06, 2013 9:51 pm

Obvously, Spyderco, but what other brands do you guys turn to?
Personally mine are:
1. Spyderco (obviously)
2. Gerber
3. Kershaw
EDIT: Fox knives is gaining traction in my book, as their 599 Karambit is pretty awesome. And Kali Gear handmade Karambits are especially nice, despite minor imperfections, which is to be expected, as they are handmade.
Spyderco Knives (in order of obtainment):
-Tenacious, Combo edge
-Tasman Salt, PE
-Persistence Blue, PE
-Pacific Salt, Black, PE
-Delica 4, Emerson Grey
-DiAlex Junior
-Byrd SS Crossbill, PE
-Endura 4 Emerson Grey
-Byrd Meadowlark 2 FRN, PE
-Resilience

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Postby 3rdGenRigger » Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:57 pm

Spyderco, Spyderco, and Spyderco.

In all seriousness though, there are a few Kershaw, Gerber, and CRKT knives I don't mind, but I have far too many Spydercos on my immediate want list...I probably won't get to other brands for quite a while unless I grab a small custom fixed blade, but I still have at least 6 or 7 Spydercos I want *cough* need *cough* before that happens.
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Postby VeloWeave » Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:19 am

Spyderco, Kershaw, Chris Reeve
Most Carried: Sebenza Insingo small, Chaparral, Modded Southard Flipper, Delica 4, Ritter Mini-Grip, Techno, Injection 3.0
Wishlist 2014: Sage 2, Mnandi, Krein Alpha,
Other's I own or have sold: Vallotton, Anso Zulu, Blur CF, Scallion, Leaf Storm, Sage 2, Caly 3 CF
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Postby Leon » Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:31 am

Spyderco Kershaw SOG

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Postby Janfrederik » Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:33 am

Spyderco, Spyderco, and Benchmade (only for the balis)

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Postby Revival » Sat Dec 07, 2013 1:06 am

You mean there are other brands besides Spyderco???

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Postby Freman » Sat Dec 07, 2013 1:26 am

Spyderco
Cold Steel
Victorinox

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Postby DRKBC » Sat Dec 07, 2013 1:30 am

Spyderco
Chris Reeve
ZT

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Postby Buendia518 » Sat Dec 07, 2013 2:34 am

I would love to try a sebenza and still have not so I can't give an opinion. Beyond my huge preference for Spyderco I have a couple kershaws that I found to be very good deals and quality knives. I can't lie, the axis lock is a very useful and user-friendly mechanism so I do have a BM 707 sequel that I think is a thing of beauty. I may try a couple more BMs in the future and I don't think I'll be disappointed. I'm pretty fond of the one al mar I own and I appreciate the simplicity and elegance. I do plan to oick up another.

But the reason I have so many Spyderco's, other than this forum, is that the designs are seemingly more mature? and "my style" than other brands, and always useful tools. The variety is out of this world too. I do think it's important for anyone who appreciates knives to branch out brand-wise or you're denying yourself the pleasure, but Spyderco will stay my go-to.

So... Spyderco-gold standard
1st runner up is benchmade, disputes aside
2nd runner up is Kershaw, more I'd like to try, affordable, etc...
3rd runner up is al mar, my ultralight is limited but airweight and impressive.

I'm fairly new to the knife hobby so the other brands mentioned are unfamiliar to me. I will make a note of those listed, thanks.

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Postby Bill1170 » Sat Dec 07, 2013 2:50 am

Spyderco, Victorinox, and the best of the rest.

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Postby M80 » Sat Dec 07, 2013 3:47 am

Spyderco
Zero Tolerance
Leatherman (for the multitools)

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Postby chuck_roxas45 » Sat Dec 07, 2013 3:59 am

Mine are:

1. Spyderco
2. Zero Tolerance
3. Cold Steel

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Postby The Deacon » Sat Dec 07, 2013 4:41 am

Spyderco for conventional folders and kitchen knives, hands down. Not a day goes by without at least two of them in my pocket.

X-Acto for hobby knives. I've been using them for nearly sixty years and have at least one handle I've been using for over fifty.

Microtech for autos. Nothing brings out my inner 13 year old faster than an DE/DA OTF auto. :o
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Postby Dodge » Sat Dec 07, 2013 6:49 am

In this order...
Spyderco

Crkt
Kershaw



Coldsteel
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Postby kbuzbee » Sat Dec 07, 2013 6:54 am

Spyderco
Opinel
Laguiole

Ken
玉鋼

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Postby Xcellent » Sat Dec 07, 2013 7:38 am

1. Spyderco
2. Mcusta Knives
3. In terms of fondling/collecting: Forge de Laguiole, when I talk about handeling/using: Victorinox

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Postby nccole » Sat Dec 07, 2013 8:21 am

1. Spyderco
2. I guess Kershaw the only one I still carry is the R.A.M. and love it
3. ZT? I just bought my first (801) yesterday so we will see.

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Postby Screwdriver » Sat Dec 07, 2013 8:23 am

Spyderco
ZT/Kershaw
Cold Steel
PM2(Camo/Satin) Military (Safety Orange, Camo), Endura (Wave, ZDP-189, Super Blue), Gayle Bradley, Techno, Pacific Salt PE, Tasman Salt SE, Harpy, Manbug ZDP-189, Dragonfly Aus 8, Ladybug (Red with CE...1990ish), Cricket SE, Civilian.

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Postby APS » Sat Dec 07, 2013 8:24 am

Spyderco, Victorinox and Leatherman.
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Postby Jazz » Sat Dec 07, 2013 8:33 am

Spyderco for knives
Leatherman Wave and Charge for multitools
Victorinox for SAK

Spyderco knives just... make sense. I've been spoiled by Spyderco for all other brands. Only Spyderco feels right in my hand. Sal is my favorite knife designer. And let's not forget the hole for opening. Nothing works better.
- best wishes, Jazz.


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