New to Syderco Looking For First Purchases

Discuss Spyderco's products and history.
User avatar
bh49
Member
Posts: 11464
Joined: Tue Feb 14, 2006 1:37 pm
Location: former Constitution state

Postby bh49 » Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:54 am

Holland wrote:the Taiwan models have superior f&f than the golden models
I wouldn't go that far. In the last few years most of my new Spydercos were Golden made models. F&F were top notch this includes: various Natives, Paras, Military, M2 LW and YO2. The same goes with knives made for Spydero by Fox in Italy. I cannot say that any of them were not on the same level as Taichung.
Did you have any issues with your Golden models?
"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf"

My top choices Natives5, Calys, C83 Persian

User avatar
FCM415
Member
Posts: 1787
Joined: Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:18 am

Postby FCM415 » Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:21 am

Taiwan having superior fit and finish from my experience with them is not a knock on Golden.. It's not saying that Golden has bad F&F at all, they are very well made also. I've owned a good bit of the Taiwan models... Techno, Southard, Sages, GB, Domino etc. and in my humble opinion is overall above what I see from other brands' production knives also. Just to add to my point, I once seen seven Southards in my local shop and all were exactly the same. Same lock-up, centering, etc. consistency is a big part of F&F.

Take my comment for what it is but I'm impartial, just calling it how I see it. It would be easier for some people to see this if those Taiwan models were stamped as Golden......... A spade is a spade, Taiwan has a newer facility with better equipment (for the time being)Sal has said. Yes, I'm all for bringing jobs back to the US etc etc but I'm not going to convince myself away from what I see.

User avatar
FCM415
Member
Posts: 1787
Joined: Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:18 am

Postby FCM415 » Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:38 am

Ok, maybe superior is too strong of a word for some people... Like it suggests that it's miles ahead which it isn't. Comparisons are natural and while both are made very well, there are differences between facilities on opposite sides of the globe.

User avatar
racer88
Member
Posts: 517
Joined: Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:24 pm

Postby racer88 » Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:46 pm

Just another Spyderholic who can say, without a doubt, you're missing out if you eliminate the Taiwan Spydies. They are simply awesome. Smooth. Rock-solid. My most recent acquisition is the Taiwan-made Domino. It might just be the "perfect Spyderco."

eric m.
Member
Posts: 836
Joined: Mon Nov 04, 2013 4:50 pm

Postby eric m. » Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:02 pm

this_is_nascar wrote:Tell me more about your Chapperral. It's next on my short list to get.
I have both the Chapparal 1 and 2 and as far as gentleman's folders they are great! If you have any Sages, think about the Chapparal as a mini Sage! Thinner blade stock, fantastic slicer. The titanium Chapparal 2 is beautiful, but so is the carbon fiber Sage1! You can't go wrong with either one! :)

User avatar
RadioactiveSpyder
Member
Posts: 3830
Joined: Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:48 pm
Location: Lost in space

Postby RadioactiveSpyder » Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:23 pm

Hi, welcome to the forum. IMHO, you will do yourself a great disservice by not buying various Spyderco models that pique your interest solely because of their country of origin. Be they US-made, Japan-made, Italy-made, Taiwan-made or whatever, when you buy something with their logo, you buy top quality for a great price point. The only ones I really don't go for are the value folders since they just don't appeal to me with so many better options out there. Cheers! Paul :)
It's better to be good than evil, but one achieves goodness at a terrific cost. ––– Stephen King

User avatar
this_is_nascar
Member
Posts: 777
Joined: Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:37 am
Location: Gloucester City, NJ

Postby this_is_nascar » Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:15 am

eric m. wrote:I have both the Chapparal 1 and 2 and as far as gentleman's folders they are great! If you have any Sages, think about the Chapparal as a mini Sage! Thinner blade stock, fantastic slicer. The titanium Chapparal 2 is beautiful, but so is the carbon fiber Sage1! You can't go wrong with either one! :)
Thanks for the reply.
"The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun". --- Wayne LaPierre 12/21/2012

User avatar
dbcad
Member
Posts: 3111
Joined: Fri Jan 08, 2010 3:59 pm
Location: ga, usa

Postby dbcad » Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:02 am

Welcome collector :) If you like knives and enjoy sharp you have come to the right place :D
Charlie

" Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not one bit simpler."

[CENTER]"Integrity is being good even if no one is watching"[/CENTER]


Return to “Spyderco General Discussion”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Accutron, Elshauno, EvaGeek, JMM, Karl_H, Liquid Cobra, Mushroom, rcwill98, sal, skeeg11, the74impala, TomAiello and 23 guests