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Best "Exotic Shape Design" Spyderco?

Postby SpyderEdgeForever » Mon Dec 29, 2014 9:45 am

Here is a question I have for everyone on the forum: When it comes to the "exotic shape designed" Spyderco knives, which do you consider to be the best, or among the best, for your own personal tastes and uses? I am EXCLUDING the "standard designs" (though all Spyderco designs are top of the line), such as Enduras, Delicas, the Police and Rescue clipits. I'm leaning more towards those designs that have odd and interesting but useful angles, shapes, and grinds. My own personal choice: The Caspian Salt, pointed with Combo-edge.

I would also probably go with the Warrior. Some may consider the Whale Rescue?

Anyhow, you get the picture =)

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Re: Best "Exotic Shape Design" Spyderco?

Postby paladin » Mon Dec 29, 2014 10:23 am

The Adventura is pretty futuristic looking ...

The Kris has my most favorite shaped blade...

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Re: Best "Exotic Shape Design" Spyderco?

Postby Qcrazy » Mon Dec 29, 2014 10:25 am

A few that come to mind quickly are:
Dodo: Hawk bill pulls work into the blade
Captain: Tip area for detail work
Cricket: So much blade in a small folder

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Re: Best "Exotic Shape Design" Spyderco?

Postby bearfacedkiller » Mon Dec 29, 2014 10:27 am

I like to carry a cricket as a backup blade for light duty edc and it opens packages like a pro. Such an acute tip for certain edc tasks. There are a lot of Dodo fans so the reverse s has it's following.

It is not all that exotic but I do enjoy a wharncliffe and my centofante4 and now my kiwi4 get quite bit of carry time.
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Re: Best "Exotic Shape Design" Spyderco?

Postby gbelleh » Mon Dec 29, 2014 10:44 am

The Shabaria. The long, thin blade is great for most of my daily tasks, and its exotic shape never loses its dramatic appeal.
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Re: Best "Exotic Shape Design" Spyderco?

Postby DutchBlades » Mon Dec 29, 2014 10:55 am

Besides the models already stated, the Pygmy, Gunting and the Civilian feature pretty unique bladeshapes...
Some others to consider are the Poliwog, Jason Breedens Rescue, Szabo, Tuff, Navaja and perhaps the Q's and R ;)
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Postby GoldenSpydie » Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:03 am

Dodo and Poliwog are my favorites, although the small dive probe is really odd.

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Re: Best "Exotic Shape Design" Spyderco?

Postby On Edge » Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:12 am

Cricket.
Jester (semi-exotic).

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Re: Best "Exotic Shape Design" Spyderco?

Postby bearfacedkiller » Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:28 am

I like the reverse s and have toyed with the idea of getting the plain edge matriarch from bento but haven't. I also passed on the Dodo due to size which is why I haven't got that matriarch. I like a small reverse s for edc and a larger traditional blade with it.

Now a reverse s dragonfly to back up my Para2, that would be amazing. :D

Edit: I guess I need to get a reverse s meerkat someday.
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Re: Best "Exotic Shape Design" Spyderco?

Postby IG-88 » Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:33 am

For me:

Szabofly
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Dodo

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Re: Best "Exotic Shape Design" Spyderco?

Postby elena86 » Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:59 am

Kris and Shabaria

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Re: Best "Exotic Shape Design" Spyderco?

Postby Dodge » Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:11 pm

C46 Lum tanto
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Re: Best "Exotic Shape Design" Spyderco?

Postby Barkdog » Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:19 pm

Gotta give a shout out to my choice: the Zulu.

It's Jens Anso's design... the blade is surprisingly useful, but even more surprising to me is how hand-filling and ergonomic the relatively small handle is. I think of it as a much more interesting replacement for the Delica. Love it.

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Re: Best "Exotic Shape Design" Spyderco?

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Re: Best "Exotic Shape Design" Spyderco?

Postby stalag2 » Tue Dec 30, 2014 8:18 am

The Civvie is for me the most beautiful and mean looking folding knife i ever saw and it is so iconic along with all his reverse S bladed offsprings, specially the Dodo, Spot and Lil'Matri.
I also like the Gunting, Chinook1,Warrior and Pygmy Warrior, Lil'Temp rhino, Kumo and the Worker.

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Re: Best "Exotic Shape Design" Spyderco?

Postby phillipsted » Tue Dec 30, 2014 8:32 am

I'll vote for the Tusk - a really cool design that was worth the 20 year wait!

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Re: Best "Exotic Shape Design" Spyderco?

Postby malice » Tue Dec 30, 2014 11:26 am

There's just so many awesome blades to choose from !

But really my favorites have to be:
-civilian (has the most wicked blade imo)
-matriarch ffg
-kris
-shabaria (my current grail, knife, too bad they're not easy find over here)

And I have a suspicion the roadie (in grey or red) is going to be added to this list very soon.

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Re: Best "Exotic Shape Design" Spyderco?

Postby Donut » Tue Dec 30, 2014 2:33 pm

Captain is definitely my favorite.
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Re: Best "Exotic Shape Design" Spyderco?

Postby Bill1170 » Wed Dec 31, 2014 2:25 am

Civilian/Matriarch. Very exotic shape designed for function all the way, not for show.

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Re: Best "Exotic Shape Design" Spyderco?

Postby MarcusH » Wed Dec 31, 2014 3:23 am

elena86 wrote:Kris and Shabaria
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