Best Value in a Spyderco

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Re: Best Value in a Spyderco

Postby hoimin » Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:05 am

bearfacedkiller wrote:The GB2 is in my opinion the best value in the knife world if we are discussing premium folders. That is a ridiculously nice knife for $140.
Thiiiiiiiiissssssssss. It feels like a $220 knife.

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Re: Best Value in a Spyderco

Postby Spydergirl88 » Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:13 am

hoimin wrote:
bearfacedkiller wrote:The GB2 is in my opinion the best value in the knife world if we are discussing premium folders. That is a ridiculously nice knife for $140.
Thiiiiiiiiissssssssss. It feels like a $220 knife.
It's a steal at 140

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Re: Best Value in a Spyderco

Postby dplafoll » Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:45 am

There are way, way too many answers here, even if you try to be as objective as possible.
Delica, Endura, DF2, PM2, Manix, GB2, Sage 1/Sage 5, Tenacious, Native, Pac Salt... all would probably qualify. I think the new Efficient/Polestar/Rhino will likely qualify as well.

But, I think you can even look at the top end, and see value there in the sense that you can get a near-perfect production version of a custom knife at a much, much better price.
Spyderco Nirvana: ~430
Rassenti Nirvana: ~1700+ on AZ Custom Knives
Spyderco Techno: ~190
Slysz Mouse: Couldn't find a current price, but one sold in Sept. on BF, last listed price was $1800.

So you could argue the Nirvana and Techno, for example, are very good values in that sense. It's probably the same with the Mamba, Tighe Stick, Magnitude, Rubicon, and other high-end collabs.
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Re: Best Value in a Spyderco

Postby Bill1170 » Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:13 am

I think the Sharpmaker is the best value in a Spyderco product.

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Re: Best Value in a Spyderco

Postby ShaneInDenver » Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:43 am

The best value? That would be a factory second PM2 of course!

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Re: Best Value in a Spyderco

Postby ABX2011 » Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:57 am

I'd say the PM2 S30V and the Manix2 S110V.

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Re: Best Value in a Spyderco

Postby bh49 » Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:05 pm

Sharp Guy wrote:Best value is pretty subjective and it really depends on personal taste.
+1
So for it is 2013 Forum Native. For only $150 I got good looking knife with fantastic ergos and super wear resistant steel.
Sharpmaker is runner-up
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Re: Best Value in a Spyderco

Postby Blerv » Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:45 pm

It's hard to be a Dragonfly or Delica, IMHO. I could see myself carrying one as my only knife for 20 years.

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Re: Best Value in a Spyderco

Postby freebird610 » Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:54 pm

All of them. Spyderco has the best bang for your buck of any knife brand! Compare knives with similar materials and functions to other brands and the Spyderco will be cheaper every time.

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Re: Best Value in a Spyderco

Postby SpyderNut » Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:58 pm

Off the top of my head, I think the Yojimbo 2 is an exceptional value--especially when you consider what you're getting for a little over $100 dollars: USA-made, quality steel, hard-use lock, nested-stainless steel liners, G-10 grips, screw-together construction... The list goes on. Honestly, I've seen a few other brands with similar features sell for $350 or more.
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Re: Best Value in a Spyderco

Postby RamZar » Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:49 pm

The U.S. made Spydercos with G-10 and S30V, S35VN or S110V give you a lot for your money. These are Native5, Manix2, Yojimbo2, ParaMilitary2 and Military.

From Taichung some value standouts are Chaparral 1, Sage 1, Sage 5 and Gayle Bradley 2.
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Re: Best Value in a Spyderco

Postby Horizon » Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:30 pm

I think that the Rhino could be a contender for this award.

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Re: Best Value in a Spyderco

Postby Slumblor » Wed Dec 07, 2016 4:13 pm

I'd agree with the Manix 2 LW for bang for the buck, the S110V and even that KC XHP is a pretty good value. The delica is up there too. But good call on the GB2, that really is a great deal for the quality and material you get.
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Re: Best Value in a Spyderco

Postby mrtodd777 » Wed Dec 07, 2016 4:49 pm

And another vote for the Gayle Bradley 2. Still my favorite and most carried..

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Re: Best Value in a Spyderco

Postby BTG » Wed Dec 07, 2016 6:59 pm

Was kinda surprised not to any Centofante 3 votes...while not being high end value....at 60-65 bucks it's pretty hard to beat.IMO

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Re: Best Value in a Spyderco

Postby jssaylor2007 » Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:50 pm

I just grabbed a stretch 2 for 105. I'm thinking that'll be a better value than my PM2.

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Re: Best Value in a Spyderco

Postby Jwc77 » Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:18 pm

For my money...the Yojimbo 2 is really hard to beat. Such a great knife. Definitely my favorite. I also agree that the Centofante 3 is a great value...it's another gem!

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Re: Best Value in a Spyderco

Postby paladin » Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:14 pm

Matriarch 2...what price can you put on your life?

This blade could stop an attack just based on it looks alone.
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Re: Best Value in a Spyderco

Postby Sildani » Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:15 pm

Love my Cat, and its fit and finish are truly amazing for the $43 I paid for it.

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Re: Best Value in a Spyderco

Postby Sharp Guy » Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:18 pm

jssaylor2007 wrote:I just grabbed a stretch 2 for 105. I'm thinking that'll be a better value than my PM2.
Massdrop? Someone had posted in one of the FB groups a little while ago that Massdrop had the Stretch 2 but it was $114. I wasn't really in the market for a Stretch 2 but that price was almost too good to pass up. Looks like I just missed it though.
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