Which Spydie makes you happiest to use?

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Re: Which Spydie makes you happiest to use?

Postby JD Spydo » Sun May 03, 2015 1:00 pm

I can't answer that with just one Spyderco model>> But first and foremost I absolutely love the C-44 Dyad>> it truly is the best of both Spyder Worlds with a PE & SE double bladed masterpiece folder.

But there is also something about my C-60 Ayoob models that I dearly love as well. I've got both PE & SE versions of the Ayoob model and they are just flat out super functional. Probably the one I feel the most regal carrying would be the JD Smith model.

But at home in the kitchen I love the Temperance 1 and the full SE Catcherman. Sorry there are just too many Spyders that I love to give you just one answer.

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Re: Which Spydie makes you happiest to use?

Postby farnorthdan » Sun May 03, 2015 1:20 pm

There are two that seem to always end up in my pocket, Gayle Bradley folder and the PM2, both are just perfect for me.
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Re: Which Spydie makes you happiest to use?

Postby GoldenSpydie » Sun May 03, 2015 2:02 pm

quoted myself instead of editing my post... :o

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Re: Which Spydie makes you happiest to use?

Postby HarleyXJGuy » Sun May 03, 2015 2:09 pm

I love my Millie and get the KW models will put up a fight when they come out but for now it is all Sprint PM2 CTS 204P. Fits my hand well but mostly it is the fact somehow I stumbled across a combination with my SM that has it lightsaber sharp. It also seems to be holding this edge forever.

On my radar: 110V Military, Police 4 and some sweet Rex 45 Military action.

Newest Spydies: S90v Ti Military, Pacific Salt and a special Kiwi.

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Re: Which Spydie makes you happiest to use?

Postby Doc Dan » Sun May 03, 2015 7:12 pm

I still love the plain old Delica. After that, I really like the Caly3 and Dragonfly.
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Re: Which Spydie makes you happiest to use?

Postby spyderg » Sun May 03, 2015 8:36 pm

Caly 3.5 zdp, Just so nice, light, good sized blade pretty close to perfect design. And Gayle Bradley when I need something stronger and just love the m4 steel, (not to say I don't love the ZDP189 though, just something about the m4 that does it for me right now).
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Re: Which Spydie makes you happiest to use?

Postby IndianaSpider » Mon May 04, 2015 3:47 pm

To be honest, I love using my plain edge endura4 in vg-10. The knife fits my hand so well and I find the blade shape to be really useful. I like how maintenance free vg-10 is, and it holds a very sharp edge well. Happiness in the form of a knife. :)

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Re: Which Spydie makes you happiest to use?

Postby brick » Mon May 04, 2015 5:13 pm

I have to say my ZDP-189 Dragonfly may be the "happiest" knife of my bunch. It has a great small-knife aesthetic thanks to its unimposing size and those distinctive "eyebrows" (for lack of better word, but you know what I'm talking about). I think I'd like it just as much in VG-10. But I can't help but be amazed at this steel. The little knife refuses to give up!

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Re: Which Spydie makes you happiest to use?

Postby npad69 » Mon May 04, 2015 7:56 pm

tho i mainly carry my delica4 (urban and casual) and black pacific salt (hiking, jogs and runs), the resilience is the least i use but i guess i should say i'm happiest when i'm using it.
i only use it primarily as a folding cook's knife when doing food prep and kitchen chores when i'm outside my home. a good friend of mine which is also an excellent cook shared his secret in the best way to make tasty delicious meals is that you need to be happy and enthusiastic when you're doing it and almost all the time he is right! so for me i need to be happy first in order for me to use my resilience instead of the other way around. don't know if this case qualifies but definitely 'happiness' is a requirement whenever i use my resilience :D (i hope i made sense)

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Re: Which Spydie makes you happiest to use?

Postby Mgj48 » Mon May 04, 2015 8:27 pm

Stretch - my very favorite , PM 2 (non beach) & Pacific Salt ( beach and boat)

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Re: Which Spydie makes you happiest to use?

Postby PWork » Mon May 04, 2015 10:41 pm

The Manbug, hands down. I can't really say why. :cool:

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Re: Which Spydie makes you happiest to use?

Postby WireEdge Roger » Tue May 05, 2015 8:47 am

That's a good question! My answer would be, all of the Spydercos that belonged to my dad. I bought them all as gifts for him, and they all have a story :D

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Re: Which Spydie makes you happiest to use?

Postby osprey » Tue May 05, 2015 10:56 am

The way my SE Tasman zips through strapping, rope, cardboard, and other packaging makes me very happy. It is truly a thing of beauty.

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Re: Which Spydie makes you happiest to use?

Postby Enkidude » Tue May 05, 2015 11:16 am

Caly 3. Love the knife and it's my EDC so familiarity with the tool adds to the admiration.

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Re: Which Spydie makes you happiest to use?

Postby DougC-3 » Tue May 05, 2015 9:16 pm

Sorry, I can't narrow it down to just one. The answer would be the one I've got in my pocket right now.

Usually it's one I recently came to like and want, finally managed to get ahold of and carry pretty regularly for a few weeks or months -- most recent in this category: SuperLeaf, Nishijin R, D'Allara Rescue

At the same time there are the older ones that I'm favoring at any given time, currently CF S90V Manix2 XL, SB Endura4, FG D2 PM1, green Tenacious

And always the Caly's, M4 Manix2 and Cruwear Millie
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Re: Which Spydie makes you happiest to use?

Postby danospydermano » Wed May 06, 2015 1:12 am

That would be my Bushcraft UK, because that means I'm out hiking or camping in the hills or at the lake fishing and that makes me happy!
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Re: Which Spydie makes you happiest to use?

Postby kbuzbee » Wed May 06, 2015 8:36 am

Easy question, for me. CF Balance. It's such a great little knife. It's odd looking but beautiful in its way. I never even know it's there, but it always is and when I use it, it just makes me smile. It does most anything I need wonderfully.


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Re: Which Spydie makes you happiest to use?

Postby Able Dog » Wed May 06, 2015 1:04 pm

Ergonomically/blade geometry wise I would say either the Yojimbo 2 or Manix 2 Cruwear. I went to a local knife shop to look at the PPT Sprint, but it was love at first touch when I was handed the Yojimbo 2. Cardboard boxes simply fall apart upon seeing the Yojimbo coming.

Sentimentally? Probably the Southard and Rubicon. They are my higher end Spydercos, and I doubt I'll have the disposable income for a full custom Southard or Carey anytime soon. Also the Rubicon was a Christmas present from my eldest brother, so that makes it pretty special to me.

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Re: Which Spydie makes you happiest to use?

Postby Saxconnection » Wed May 06, 2015 7:06 pm

This is a hard topic! I love showing off my SB stretch, makes me happy because most people I show it too aren't spyderco aficionados, nor for the most part knife guys in general. It gives them a great introduction to a great knife.

For my own satisfaction, my delica 4 in zdp-189 is one of my prizes. The smile in that comes from how crazy sharp I'm able to make it.


Currently looking for...Stretch C90PBLE......PM2 C81CFPE2...Custom Dragonfly Scales...and my holy grail, for now-C10PSGRE-Lost it at a shoot when I had to change out a flat tire. Haven't found a replacement.

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Re: Which Spydie makes you happiest to use?

Postby bdblue » Wed May 06, 2015 7:16 pm

Right now it is the green PM2, although my M4 Manix 2, Manix 2 XL and S110V Manix 2 are close behind.

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