Endura FRN vs. Lil Temperance

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Endura FRN vs. Lil Temperance

Postby pyton357ru » Wed Dec 18, 2002 1:00 am

Which of them is better for EDC? I own an Endura now and here are the things I like of it

Handle -- lond enough for my hand, flat and comfortable to carry IWB.

Blade -- long and sharp, cuts trough everything I tried.

And what I dislike

Handle -- flimsy feeling of unlinered FRN.

Blade -- Scares all the girls in the room!

And 50/50 -- understood? that i don`t need a serration.

Lil Temperance seem to be a nice choise. What do you think?

Thanks beforehand!

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Postby J Smith » Wed Dec 18, 2002 10:26 am

I would think the endura.I have looked at and handled the Lil Temperance and while I like it and it is a better quality knife that the endura it seemed to be hard to get in and out of the pocket.May just be that I am used to the sleek lines of my other Spydies and this one seems a little clunky as far as the shape of the scales.I think it is the protursions toward the tang that turned me off of it.
Seems the if the current trend continues there will be knives wider than they are long.

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Postby vampyrewolf » Wed Dec 18, 2002 11:19 am

I have had my Endura SE for about a week. I love it. I always carry a PE(3" and under) a SE and also CE(Military)...

The Lil Temp is my next knife purchase, and it's waiting for me to pay for it. Getting the Drop Point(Rhino Horn) PE, and then sending it off for a belt rig(horizontal, blade down, butt to left).

I'm getting the lil temp because of the wide belly, flat grind, and lock. Almost the perfect food prep knife.

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Postby voxnaes » Thu Dec 19, 2002 9:47 am

Welcome pyton357ru (Whats wrong with the old Nagan...<img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>)
For EDC, I would go with the Endura!! But if it´s to flimsy for you, wait until the CF Delica gets out and get that. A lot smaller, but also a lot cooler!!<img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>
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Postby LIZARD » Thu Dec 19, 2002 11:36 pm

Get the Lil'Temp,you"ll love it.I carry a Standard (just like the Delica but with a G-10 handle) to work every day as it handles every job that I need it to do and doesn't alarm the sheeple too much.After work and on weekends I carry the Lil' Temp. It's just as usful as the Standard and then some.An added bonus is that it is a SERIOUS MBC knife if that need should ever arise.

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Postby sc_rebel1957 » Fri Dec 20, 2002 12:46 am

I count myself lucky to be able to carry just about which ever <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> i please daily.
Having said that 90% of the time the 50/50 FRN Endura always goes for the ride.
I've read alot lately about the chances of FRN <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>s breaking under pressure, and i'm sure it does happen.
But i'd wager it's very few and far between, of the 2 mentioned the Lil Temp is by far the beefier knife(redneck term) but I wind up leaving it at home more than i carry it. just my opinion though, my advice is to buy them all <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> Ron

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Postby pyton357ru » Fri Dec 20, 2002 8:04 am

Thanks!
To voxnaes
Nagan -- my grandfather got so used to it, that I felt that parting them is a really dangerous!

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Postby sven » Sat Dec 21, 2002 1:23 am

well, i have never seen(in person) nor hadled a lil temp.... but i had a SE endura for a while... i loved that knife.. like you said, it can handle just about anythin gyou can throw at it. if you don't trust the endura handle you could get a police... that's what i would do..
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Postby pyton357ru » Sat Dec 21, 2002 9:33 am

To sven.
The problem with police model is that it seem to be too big for daily IWB carry. And the "sheeple factor" -- I get enough of these " Ok, what do you need THIS for" looks.

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Postby glockman99 » Sat Dec 21, 2002 10:07 am

pyton357ru,

How about a stainless Endura? I have a plain-edge model, and it's a good, sturdy folder.



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Postby pyton357ru » Sun Dec 22, 2002 7:12 am

to glockman99
Aren't these stainless grips slidy? I tried a stainless police( it was the first spyderco I ever tried), and i remember that they felt a little ...too polished maybe.
If you used stainless Endura hardly, what is your opinion on them?

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Postby V-1 » Sun Dec 22, 2002 9:37 am

Here are a few different reviews of the Lil' Temperance.

http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showt ... temperance

http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showt ... temperance

http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showt ... temperance

A quick search of this forum and bladeforums will provide a lot of good pics and info on the lil' temperance. A great knife I might add.

Hope the links help.

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Postby Knife Knut » Mon Dec 23, 2002 12:07 pm

I can't really give any specifics, but the vibes I am geting are the Drop point Lil Temprence would be best for you.

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Postby bogeyman » Tue Dec 24, 2002 11:50 pm

I've owned a Leaf Lil' Temperance for about 6 months now and I really like it. I really love the ergonomics (feels like it was built for my hands) and the blade shape really lends itself to utility work. It's the <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> that, more often than not, makes it way into my pocket!

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Postby AllenETreat » Wed Dec 25, 2002 5:08 am

python357ru -

I see nothing wrong with the Endura,

with regard(s) all you mentioned

(negatvely) about it. As for the Lil'

Temperance, get one in "trailing

point" configuration. Forumite

glasshartt will oblige for $110

for either model. E-mail her :


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Postby pyton357ru » Wed Dec 25, 2002 6:20 am

Thanks tro everyone replied!
To AllenETreat
I wanted to say nothing bad about an Endura.
Great thing it is and so on. But sometimes there are points you don't pay nesessary attention. Espectially when you are newbie, and knife you are buing is the third in your life :-)
Unfortunately now I've no chances to buy anything( Just ran out of any money. Have just enougth to watch "Two Towers" :-))

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Postby sam the man.. » Wed Dec 25, 2002 9:18 am

Endura rulz! <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

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