The Three Spydies

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The Three Spydies

Postby MichaelScott » Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:37 pm

Admittedly, it's kind of like the tale of the Three Bears: papa bear, momma bear and baby bear. I have had a number of Spyderco knives pass through my hands over the years, but things being as they are now, I have only three folders — large (Gayle Bradley 2), medium (Delica 4) and small (Dragonfly 2). For my tastes and uses these are what I consider the essential Spyderco folders.

I'm wondering about what "final three" Spyderco folders others would choose and why.
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Re: The Three Spydies

Postby Holland » Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:56 pm

My tastes are similar to yours, my three would be:

1. Gayle Bradley 1 or Paramilitary 2 (M4 cf)
2. Hap40 Delica
3. Dragonfly salt se
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Junction | Gayle Bradley 1 & 2 | Mantra 1 | Chaparral 1 | Delica 4 | Dragonfly 2

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Re: The Three Spydies

Postby farnorthdan » Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:01 pm

Military
Delica
Manbug

actual carry for me, always have my Manbug with a larger folder as a primary.
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Re: The Three Spydies

Postby Sharp Guy » Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:28 pm

I don't think I could narrow it down to only 3. Here goes...

PM2 Cruwear
Mantra
Manbug HAP40

Glad this is only hypothetical!
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Re: The Three Spydies

Postby Sharp Guy » Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:29 pm

Holland wrote:My tastes are similar to yours, my three would be:

1. Gayle Bradley 1 or Paramilitary 2 (M4 cf)
2. Hap40 Delica
3. Dragonfly salt se
That's not 3! :p
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Re: The Three Spydies

Postby Mushroom » Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:32 pm

I feel it would be tough to choose only 3, but basing my choices for their actual utility as a tool; I would pick -

• Serrated Ladybug Hawkbill - With me everyday as a secondary blade already and legal in/out of Boston.
• Kahr Arms Delica - Has a good pointy tip and full size Delica handle, but the blade is still short enough to carry in Boston "legally."
• PM2 - I like the size and reach of the blade. Has a very sharp tip and comfortable handle. Also very "flickable" and "fun" to play with, when its not being used as a knife.

(Tough choice between the PM2 and HAP40 Stretch - I like the stretch for very similar reasons as the PM2)

Also based my choices on what I own, carry, and use most.
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Re: The Three Spydies

Postby abbazaba » Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:34 pm

Impossible! Knee jerk, alcohol fueled, sleep deprived answer:

Slysz Bowie - perfection
Manix2 - utility
Chaparral - practicality

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Re: The Three Spydies

Postby O,just,O » Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:55 pm

1 - There is no need for me
2 - to suffer that form
3 - of deprivation
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Re: The Three Spydies

Postby Holland » Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:59 pm

Sharp Guy wrote:
Holland wrote:My tastes are similar to yours, my three would be:

1. Gayle Bradley 1 or Paramilitary 2 (M4 cf)
2. Hap40 Delica
3. Dragonfly salt se
That's not 3! :p
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For category 1 I'll flip a coin :D
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Re: The Three Spydies

Postby toxophilus » Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:40 pm

Militarys
Gayle Bradleys
Stretches

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Re: The Three Spydies

Postby Spydergirl88 » Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:46 pm

Pm2
Delica
Manbug

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Re: The Three Spydies

Postby Skidoosh » Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:17 pm

k390 Mule
PM2
Caly 3
That's all the spydies I own right now

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Re: The Three Spydies

Postby tangent » Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:20 pm

Pac Salt Serrated
Native 5 LW
Dragonfly 2 LW

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Re: The Three Spydies

Postby JonesE » Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:25 pm

1. Manix2
2. Native 5
3. Original Starmate

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Re: The Three Spydies

Postby Horizon » Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:43 am

In a civilized state...

Manix 2 XL
Pm2 CF M4
Dragonfly 2 British Racing Green

In an uncivilized world...
Szabohawk: Utility and self defense

Manix 2 XL: Utility and self defense

Dragonfly 2 G10: strong backlock allows for heavy slicing, despite its size. Can also be trusted as a last-ditch self-defense tool.

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Re: The Three Spydies

Postby Horizon » Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:43 am

In a civilized state...

Manix 2 XL
Pm2 CF M4
Dragonfly 2 British Racing Green

In an uncivilized world...
Szabohawk: Utility and self defense

Manix 2 XL: Utility and self defense

Dragonfly 2 G10: strong backlock allows for heavy slicing, despite its size. Can also be trusted as a last-ditch self-defense tool.

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Re: The Three Spydies

Postby toomzz » Wed Dec 14, 2016 4:09 am

No love for Millies Michael?

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Re: The Three Spydies

Postby Tdog » Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:19 am

Millie
Caly 3.5
SE Pacific Salt

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Re: The Three Spydies

Postby polyhexamethyl » Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:18 am

1. Military s110v
2. ParaMilitary2 all black
3. Delica ZDP-189

that's about it

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Re: The Three Spydies

Postby DutchBlades » Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:31 am

Pff... This is too hard...
1 - Southard
2 - Chaparral 3
3 - GB1

I think...
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