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Most Durable Spyderco Folder in Production

Postby this_is_nascar » Sun Feb 09, 2014 4:48 pm

The title says it all. What's the most durable, able to take the most abuse, strong-assed Spyderco folder that's currently in production?
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Postby Strong-Dog » Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:09 pm

I would say any of the manix series due to the ball-bearing lock, but with the addition of the Tatanka I would probly go with that because the power-lock is so strong. The Tuff is an easy pick due to the 3V and marketing, but I don't trust a frame-lock's ability to take abuse, especially with a steel-insert. I lightly spine-whacked mine (I know, not a good idea) and it easily failed. Just my two cents.
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Postby Spydersense » Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:09 pm

Manix 2 is my newbie guess.
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Postby ABX2011 » Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:26 pm

I don't know but they're almost all tough enough for me. I just cut with my folders.

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Postby razorsharp » Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:27 pm

Strong-Dog wrote:I would say any of the manix series due to the ball-bearing lock, but with the addition of the Tatanka I would probly go with that because the power-lock is so strong. The Tuff is an easy pick due to the 3V and marketing, but I don't trust a frame-lock's ability to take abuse, especially with a steel-insert. I lightly spine-whacked mine (I know, not a good idea) and it easily failed. Just my two cents.
my old tuff did that. my replacement tuff is easier to open and stronger by a long shot.

I am carrying my tuff now and have really beaten on it and love it

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Postby TomAiello » Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:02 pm

Manix 2 (not lightweight).

I've abused the heck out of this thing and it just keeps taking it and asking for more.


edit to add: I have to admit I've never had a Tuff, so I can't comment much on the knife, but I have a 3V fixed blade and I'd imagine the Tuff has got to be a really sturdy blade.

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Postby Evil D » Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:19 pm

I would have to say my #1 pick is a knife that is under appreciated and likely never sees the kind of abuse it's capable of taking, but still IMO will stand up with the best of them, and that's the Vallotton Sub-Hilt.
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Postby twinboysdad » Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:41 pm

Endura, there are 20 year old specimens still kicking *** to this day

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Postby BT-Blades » Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:55 pm

I thought I would see some say the Gayle Bradley. I haven't abused mine yet, but My Endura and Delica have taken a bunch of lickings and they keep on ticking! :)

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Postby FarmerTed » Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:05 pm

What use of a knife does spine-whacking replicate?

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Postby Blerv » Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:15 pm

I would assume Tuff and an honorable mention to the Bradley Folder and Vallotton.
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Postby xceptnl » Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:28 pm

razorsharp wrote:my old tuff did that. my replacement tuff is easier to open and stronger by a long shot.

I am carrying my tuff now and have really beaten on it and love it
If Travis can't break it...... then it is the most durable Spyderco in history! ;)
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Postby The Deacon » Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:55 am

No direct knowledge, but my guess would be the Techno. 4.5mm blade would be hard to break, even in a large knife, and the Techno's small size limits the amount of leverage you can apply to it.
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Postby NoFair » Mon Feb 10, 2014 6:08 am

The thick blade on the Techno also gives lots of room for lock wear (mine isn't showing any, but still) :D

Under some conditions a Salt might me the most durable one. I happily abuse mine with no issues except scratches and dents. Don't rust when you forget them in a kayak for 2 months either :o

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Postby elena86 » Mon Feb 10, 2014 7:46 am

Spyderco Tuff

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Postby Syncharmony » Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:12 am

FarmerTed wrote:What use of a knife does spine-whacking replicate?
The only thing I can think of is batoning with the knife, which is already a bad idea with a folding knife in the first place. Spine whacking a frame lock also eliminates part of what gives a frame lock strength which is your hand applying pressure to the lock.

Reminds me of a thread I read not long ago where someone was complaining about the lock strength of a Sage 2 because when they threw it into a log, the lock would disengage. :rolleyes:
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Postby Holland » Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:17 am

Tuff based on reviews and such, gayle bradley by a landslide based on personal experience
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Postby gaj999 » Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:28 am

this_is_nascar wrote:The title says it all. What's the most durable, able to take the most abuse, strong-assed Spyderco folder that's currently in production?
This is an area where I'd look at stuff that isn't in the Spyderco catalog. There are plenty of folders out there that have 0.25" thick blades and way overbuilt handles. The tradeoff is in cutting ability, weight, and bulk. And the better ones are darned expensive. I'll bet for the same money, bulk, and weight, that you could get a lightweight folder for detail work and a Bushcraft for beating on and end up with a far better solution in every situation likely to come up. Unless you're trying to impress someone with the size of your tool ... ;)

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Postby M80 » Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:37 am

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Postby Donut » Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:40 am

FarmerTed wrote:What use of a knife does spine-whacking replicate?
I think it accurately replicates use from a person who doesn't know what should be and what shouldn't be done with a knife. :)
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