Poll: 3.5-inch EDC showdown!

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What's your favorite 3.5 inch EDC?

Para 2
61
31%
Stretch
22
11%
Caly 3.5
38
19%
Manix 2
25
13%
Gayle Bradley
13
7%
Southard
24
12%
Tenacious
6
3%
Double Bevel
1
1%
Nilakka
2
1%
"That's not a knife, that's a spoon."
5
3%
 
Total votes: 197

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Postby M80 » Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:47 pm

My spoon came sharper that most of my Spydies did ;)

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Postby Invective » Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:59 pm

I had to go with the Caly 3.5 Had a Para (1 and 2), Southard and Manix and sold them all off. Of the rest, the only one I'm interested by is the Nilakka but it doesn't look comfortable so I'm holding out for now.

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Postby xceptnl » Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:50 pm

Invective wrote:I had to go with the Caly 3.5 Had a Para (1 and 2), Southard and Manix and sold them all off. Of the rest, the only one I'm interested by is the Nilakka but it doesn't look comfortable so I'm holding out for now.
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Postby Nate » Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:09 am

Wow, interesting results so far.

I figured the Para2 would run away with it, but after about 24hrs the Caly 3.5 has a one vote advantage! Has there been any talk of another Caly 3/3.5 sprint?

Another thought, expected to see more votes for the Manix2 (either g10 or frcp). I finally got to handle them both a couple of weeks ago and really liked the the g10 version. Wouldn't mind having one, but it will have to wait a bit.

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Postby BT-Blades » Sun Jan 26, 2014 11:42 pm

I voted Para2! Absolutely love the Para2! Southard is a close second for me, but I can't wait to get the Caly 3.5. I ordered one after being on the forum and seeing how much everyone loves it.

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Postby Spydersense » Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:05 am

BT-Blades wrote:I voted Para2! Absolutely love the Para2! Southard is a close second for me, but I can't wait to get the Caly 3.5. I ordered one after being on the forum and seeing how much everyone loves it.
I like the looks of the Caly 3.5 as well. I will probably get one as soon as my wallet cools down a little bit. I've purchased 8 knives in under a month. Four of those being Spydies. Don't tell my wife. lol
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Postby BT-Blades » Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:19 am

Spydersense wrote:I like the looks of the Caly 3.5 as well. I will probably get one as soon as my wallet cools down a little bit. I've purchased 8 knives in under a month. Four of those being Spydies. Don't tell my wife. lol
Lol! I'm in the same boat, but I ONLY bought 5 knives in the past month. All :spyder: ! I pretty much have everything I've been looking at getting now, so I can let my wallet cool down as well! :)

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Postby Holland » Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:38 am

Caly3.5 for edc, GB for everything else
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Postby Revival » Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:54 am

I voted PM2. I have yet to see a Caly 3.5 in person. Almost purchased one today but backed off once again.

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Postby kbuzbee » Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:25 am

Invective wrote:Of the rest, the only one I'm interested by is the Nilakka but it doesn't look comfortable so I'm holding out for now.
Interesting you raise that one. I'd kinda thought the same thing but finally pulled the trigger on one this weekend. Should be here Wed-Thurs... I guess I'll find out! ;)

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Postby Chief » Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:01 am

I voted Para2 and Southard.

Interesting that you can vote for multiple choices on a "favorite" poll. :D

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Postby jon1all » Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:29 pm

I've owned 5 from that list & voted for the Para2. It's the quintessential Spyderco EDC knife IMO.
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Postby TomAiello » Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:40 pm

I have Para 2's in s30v and M390. My s30v (HG) Manix 2 still gets more pocket time.

If I worked in a more "civilized" environment, I might go for something smaller or lighter, but for me the Manix 2 (the heavy version) is the clear winner in this category.

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Postby Holland » Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:17 pm

im surprised the para2 is still winning
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Postby bearfacedkiller » Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:35 pm

I love my para2. It is the knife I compare all other knives to.

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Postby RanCoWeAla » Tue Jan 28, 2014 3:31 pm

I don't like the Para 2 at all . Had two and got rid of both. The tip is too fragile and the lock pinched the heck out of me about every time I opened it. Don't want another one or another compression lock. I love the Caly 3.5 however

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Postby dgebler » Tue Jan 28, 2014 4:31 pm

Gotta agree with the Caly 3.5 here. I don't hate the PM2, but there is no way I could consider it a better knife than the Caly specifically for EDC purposes.
The Caly is just too easy to carry and there is nothing wrong with good ole VG-10 IMO. Only small complaint I have is difficulty closing one hand due to the good detent/auto close but again, this is one reason I don't carry my PM2's so much. It just takes one time of one opening in your pocket to make you think twice about what you want to carry.

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Postby Evil D » Tue Jan 28, 2014 4:40 pm

Of all the knives on that list, I'd have to vote Southard, simply because it's the only one that actually has 3.5 inches of blade and not 1/2 or so of choil. Although I do love choils, a blade is what cuts, and to me that means cutting edge, so to me a Para 2 has a 3 inch blade, not 3.5. It's really just a terminology thing I guess. I know the law might feel otherwise.
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Postby Nate » Tue Jan 28, 2014 4:59 pm

That's a good point, David. It was a somewhat arbitrary decision to go by blade length rather than cutting edge length.

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Postby jmh58 » Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:39 pm

Manix2, Para2, Teanciuos.. John :)
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