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Favorite EDC

Postby fredswartz » Fri Feb 13, 2015 7:41 pm

Probably like many of us I have a stash of Spydercos and
Most of mine are custom collaborations and hard to get models.
My all time go to knives used to be the Calypso Jr., then the C49 Wegner
Jr. As of the last few years the Dialex Junior is the perfect EDC for me.
Love the handle, the wide thin blade and the lockup.

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Re: Favorite EDC

Postby SpyderNut » Fri Feb 13, 2015 9:59 pm

Guilty as charged. :o About 80% of my collection consists of older, hard-to-find Spydies that are essentially safe-queens. :rolleyes: I carry most of them from time to time, but only a very select few actually see any real action. :o My go-to blades are the VG-10 Manbug and SE VG-10 Ladybug.

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Re: Favorite EDC

Postby SpeedHoles » Fri Feb 13, 2015 11:22 pm

I just posted this in the "what knife are you carrying today" thread, but worthy of a repost with a good mention! Nice coincidence.
Love my Dialex Junior. Completely underrated.

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Also love any of the Wegners! Those are folders that desperately need a modern Sprint refresh!
Have an Ocelot that is one of my favorites.
Going back to Caly.

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Re: Favorite EDC

Postby gbelleh » Sat Feb 14, 2015 12:29 am

My recent EDC rotation has mainly included the PITS Folder, Slysz Bowie, Sage 3 CF, and a Delica of some sort (along with a SE Dragonfly salt and black Dog Tag as backups). My overall favorite knife is probably still the Para 2, but it hasn't seen too much pocket time recently.

Maybe I'll dust off the Junior and carry it this weekend. :)
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Re: Favorite EDC

Postby farnorthdan » Sat Feb 14, 2015 1:11 am

No single favorite but many that I like to carry regularly, lately it's been my fluted Ti military, slysz bowie, cruwear manix2, techno. But like many I always seem to come back to one of my PM2's especially the S35VN. The only one that gets carried no matter which large blade I carry is my SB manbug.
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Re: Favorite EDC

Postby NoFair » Sat Feb 14, 2015 2:07 am

When possible a Military (usually CF). When needing something less scary and more discrete it has usually been a Slysz Bowie, Techno or Southard lately.

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Re: Favorite EDC

Postby Razzle » Sat Feb 14, 2015 2:18 am

Every day, without fail, is my P'Kal in the left corner of my right front pocket.

Lately, either the Southard or Yojimbo, same pocket as company.
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Re: Favorite EDC

Postby wrdwrght » Sat Feb 14, 2015 9:41 am

While the Bradley Folder doesn't have my favorite lock, scales, blade shape, or ergos, what it does offer in these categories in no way detracts from what makes this knife my favorite EDC: M4 steel, flow-through handle and moderate heft.

Moreover, while I don't usually pursue Spyderco collaborations, the Bradley Folder serves to remind me that Sal and crew are generous enough to make independent designers better known.

This much said, the Bradley Folder is my favorite EDC but only marginally...
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Re: Favorite EDC

Postby MickM » Sat Feb 14, 2015 9:57 am

I'm new to forum and new to collecting, just starting. My EDC is Spyderco Persistane. It's a great knife and has made me a Spyderco fan. The only thing is it seems a little too wide when closed. Opening with my thumb seems too long of reach, I have to shift it in my hand? I think I may order a Delica now to see if it fits my hand better?

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Re: Favorite EDC

Postby Chum » Sat Feb 14, 2015 10:51 am

My Delica that I bought back in 1990 or 1991. The only reason I carry other knives is that I've carried this Delica for so long I just wanted to try different knives. It's still my favorite though.

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Re: Favorite EDC

Postby bh49 » Sat Feb 14, 2015 11:12 am

fredswartz wrote: My all time go to knives used to be the Calypso Jr., then the C49 Wegner
Jr. As of the last few years the Dialex Junior is the perfect EDC for me.
Love the handle, the wide thin blade and the lockup.
It is been a long time, since I saw you on this Forum. Welcome back Jerry.
And still Calypso Jr. :)
I still carry my C83 Persian (since August of 2006) and Caly3.5.
But few years ago I added Native5 and faithfully carry at least one of them daily. Also a little over month ago I started to carry Memory and I am very impressed not only with look, but with cutting abilities. 2mm thick blade rules. I think that you need to try this knife. Often I see it at very decent prices around $160 shipped.
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Re: Favorite EDC

Postby PWork » Sat Feb 14, 2015 11:26 am

My all-time favorite Spyderco EDC is the Dragonfly2. The little guy just works extremely well in my hand. :cool:
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Re: Favorite EDC

Postby SpeedHoles » Sat Feb 14, 2015 11:59 am

Razzle wrote:Every day, without fail, is my P'Kal in the left corner of my right front pocket.

Lately, either the Southard or Yojimbo, same pocket as company.

Two knives in the same pocket seem like they would just beat each other up over a short period of time.
If I'm double carrying I usually do one front pocket, one back.
Going back to Caly.

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Re: Favorite EDC

Postby - SpyderMan - » Sat Feb 14, 2015 12:01 pm

MickM wrote:I'm new to forum and new to collecting, just starting. My EDC is Spyderco Persistane. It's a great knife and has made me a Spyderco fan. The only thing is it seems a little too wide when closed. Opening with my thumb seems too long of reach, I have to shift it in my hand? I think I may order a Delica now to see if it fits my hand better?
Welcome to the forum, MickM.

The Delica is a terrific choice BTW.

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Re: Favorite EDC

Postby Capt'n Boatsalot » Sat Feb 14, 2015 10:33 pm

My go to EDC is either any Delica flavor (SB or VG10 are my choices) or the Techno. And then almost always a DF2 riding clipless as well.

I love the bigger Spydies as well, but for general purpose EDC, it's those three models that work best for me.

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Re: Favorite EDC

Postby TomAiello » Sat Feb 14, 2015 10:42 pm

Manix 2. In almost any flavor, although recently it's been s90v.

I'm also very partial to the Dragonfly 2, although recently the Chaparral has been bumping it out of my pocket quite a bit.

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Re: Favorite EDC

Postby kennethsime » Sun Feb 15, 2015 1:59 am

I miss my Dragonfly 2, a lot of the time my PM2 feels too big.
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Re: Favorite EDC

Postby JBE » Sun Feb 15, 2015 8:02 am

Military in CPM-440V....I still like the 440V better than the S30V.

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Re: Favorite EDC

Postby MickM » Sun Feb 15, 2015 9:06 am

I'm still have trouble opening my Persistance with one hand despite my persistence in practicing! It just seems to be too big sideways for my thumb to swing it all the way out, maybe it's my old hand? I'm thinking of ordering a Delica 4 in British racing green thinking it might work better for me?

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Re: Favorite EDC

Postby jackknifeh » Sun Feb 15, 2015 9:50 am

I don't have one favorite and I don't like to think about it because it makes my one and only brain cell hurt. :) I did whittle down knives I really like to seven so I can have a different one for each day of the week. Some of you guys can have a different knife for each day or the month. :) Some can have a different knife for each day of the year. :D

Mine are:
Michael Walker (ZDP/CF sprint)
Caly 3 (ZDP & CF)
Chaparral 2
Chaparral 3
Native 5 fluted ti
Techno
Worker (recent sprint)

I don't think I could come up with a favorite from these knives based solely on ease of carry, size, appearance, performance or anything else. Every single one of them is a perfect EDC knife IMO. They all have their pro's and, um, well,,, I can't think of any con's. :)

All of these have under 3" blade length which is my preference for EDC. In addition to one of them I normally also carry something larger. Right now my favorite choices are the Bradley folder and the sprint Dyad.

This is about as close as I can get to selecting a favorite EDC. :confused: One thing that should be noticed though is that while I have other brand knives which I love, none of them make this list of "one" ( :) ) favorite knife. The only thing I can say is Spyderco makes the knives I prefer to carry.

Jack

EDIT:
To pick one I'll say the Michael Walker. :) Truly a great EDC knife.
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