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Smoothest Spyderco?

Postby gpo1956 » Sun Feb 09, 2014 12:28 pm

What has been the smoothest operating Spyderco you've owned?

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Postby gbelleh » Sun Feb 09, 2014 12:32 pm

The Chokwe. My fluted ti Military is also incredibly smooth.
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Postby Chopping Broccoli » Sun Feb 09, 2014 12:33 pm

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Postby dgebler » Sun Feb 09, 2014 12:34 pm

id have to say my sage 1 us the smoothest edging out my southard. properly adjusted pm2 in third.

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Postby Tdog » Sun Feb 09, 2014 12:39 pm

Sounds funny but my smoothest out-of-the box Spyderco was my Sage glass Also have a Para 1 D2 that is incredibly smooth. With others it is just a matter of degree. All very smooth.

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Postby acer » Sun Feb 09, 2014 12:47 pm

Always thought the Manix 2 has a smooth action.

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Postby grewich » Sun Feb 09, 2014 12:55 pm

My GB is ridiculously smooth

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Postby Cujobob » Sun Feb 09, 2014 12:56 pm

My para 2 was gritty until I lubed it with some nano lube. All of the flippers have been crazy smooth and my Techno is great as well.

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Postby Ray Allen » Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:06 pm

Superleaf followed $42 Resilience!
My $220 Manix XL with S90V does not even begin to come close.
My two PM 2's have been quite nice after tweaking the locks, but the weight of the big leaf's blade gives it the edge once flipped.

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Postby Janfrederik » Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:08 pm

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Postby elena86 » Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:31 pm

Para 1 and 2

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Postby Holland » Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:38 pm

pretty much every taiwan knife ive bought has been extremely smooth

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Postby timlara » Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:43 pm

Sage 3, without a doubt. Not sure if it's a function of the bolt action lock or the Taichung fit n' finish...probably a bit of both. No friction at all, though. The blade will flick open and "gravity close" when I release the lock every single time. Love it!

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Postby Blerv » Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:19 pm

For me it's been the Superhawk, D'Allara and Breeden's designs. The nylon bushings are amazing with heavy blades.
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Postby OldSarSwmr » Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:25 pm

I have so many smooth Spydercos but two that really stand out are my Chokwe and JD Smith sprint. I'm talking oil on glass smooth.

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Postby remnar » Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:29 pm

I don't know which is the smoothest, but the Sage 1, 2 and 3 are all very smooth and my PM2 is right up there with them. Now that the lock spring has loosened up a little on the Sage 3, it is probably the easiest to open and close, but I don't know if that equates to being smoother.

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Postby Pinetreebbs » Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:52 pm

Hard choice, but it would be the Spyderco Butch Vallotton Sub-hilt Folder.
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Postby Peter1960 » Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:53 pm

From all my knives the C40 Jot Singh Khalsa has the smoothest action.
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