Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

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Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby Johnnie1801 » Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:01 am

This past year seems to have been one of the busiest on record for Spyderco with new releases coming at us almost at a weekly basis. So let's take a moment to re-cap your favorite models from 2016 and vote for the knife you think should be the Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016.

Rules are simple
1. One vote per member
2. You can vote for any Spyderco knife (You don't need to own it or have handled it) so long as it was released in 2016
3. Voting will be closed on 7th January and winner revealed

Here is Ramzar's list of 2016 models in case you need some reminding :)
Ramzar wrote:Native5 Lightweight CPM-S110V Blue FRN (USA)
Native5 Lightweight S35VN CombinationEdge Black FRN (USA)
Gayle Bradley2 CPM-M4 CF/G-10 Laminate (Taiwan)
Sprig CPM-S90V Green G-10 (Taiwan)
PITS N690Co Bead Blasted Blue Anodized Titanium (Italy)
Mantra CPM-M4 Titanium (Taiwan)
Mantra 2 CPM-M4 Titanium (Taiwan)
Stretch Lightweight HAP40/SUS 410 Burnt Orange FRN Sprint (Japan)
Myrtle CPM-S30V Titanium/Marble CF (Taiwan)
Tighe Stick CPM-S90V Titanium (Taiwan)
Manix2 CPM-S110V Blue G-10 (USA)
Native5 Lightweight S35VN Black Blade SpyderEdge Black FRN (USA)
DragonFly2 Lightweight HAP40/SUS 410 Burnt Orange FRN Sprint (Japan)
Vrango CPM-S30V Titanium/CF Inserts (Taiwan)
Snap-It Salt H-1 PlainEdge (Japan)
Snap-It Salt H-1 SpyderEdge (Japan)
Mamba CPM-S30V CF (Taiwan)
LadyBug3 Lightweight HAP40/SUS 410 Burnt Orange FRN Sprint (Japan)
Rock Salt H-1 Orange FRN Sprint (Japan)
Pattada N690Co Black G-10 (Italy)
Lil’ Lum VG-10 Black G-10 (Japan)
WolfSpyder CPM-S30V Green G-10 Ray Mears (USA)
Cook’s Knife VG-10 Black Corian (Japan)
Military CTS-204P Green G-10 KnifeWorks (USA)
ManBug Lightweight HAP40/SUS 410 Burnt Orange FRN Sprint (Japan)
Native5 CPM-S110V Dark Blue G-10 (USA)
Military 52100 CF Sprint (USA)
Domino CTS-XHP Red/Black Weave CF (Taiwan)
Nirvana CPM-S90V Titanium (Taiwan)
ParaMilitary2 CPM-M4 Natural G-10 BladeHQ (USA)
Positron CPM-S35VN Orange G-10 KnifeCenter (Taiwan)
Military CPM-S110V Blue G-10 (USA)
ParaMilitary2 CPM-M4 CF KnifeWorks (USA)
Mule Team 24 Maxamet (USA)
Endura4 VG-10 Lightweight Zome Green FRN (Japan)
Delica4 VG-10 Lightweight Zome Green FRN (Japan)
Sage 5 Compression Lock CPM-S30V Textured CF/G-10 Laminate (Taiwan)
Native5 40th Anniversary Damasteel DS93X Thor Martensitic Damascus Fluted CF Sprint (USA)
Manix2 CTS-XHP Lightweight Brown FRCP KnifeCenter (USA)
Introvert VG-10 Black G-10 (Japan)
Ouroboros VG-10 Black G-10 (Japan)
ParaMilitary2 CRU-WEAR Gray G-10 Sprint (USA)
SpydieChef LC200N Titanium (Taiwan)
Magnitude CPM-S30V CF (Taiwan)
Manix2 Maxamet Lightweight Stone Gray FRCP (USA)
Junction PSF27 Black G-10 (Taiwan)
Jumpmaster2 H-1 SpyderEdge Black FRN (Japan)
ParaMilitary2 CPM-S30V Pink G-10 (USA)
Rubicon2 CPM-S30V CF/G-10 Laminate (Taiwan)
Advocate CPM-M4 Titanium (Taiwan)
Bread Knife MBS-26 Polypropylene (Japan)
Thank you to Ramzar for keeping such a detailed list :)
Currently enjoying Spyderco's in - S30V, VG10, Super Blue, Cruwear x4, CTS XHP, S110V x2, M4 x3, S35VN, CTS 204P x2, S90V, HAP 40, K390, RWL34, MAXAMET, ZDP 189, REX 45


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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby dplafoll » Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:10 am

If any knives are released this week, I assume they'd be eligible as well, correct?
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Current: Dragonfly 2 ZDP-189, Chaparral 1, Techno 1, Delica 4 HAP-40, Dragonfly 2 HAP-40, Mantra 1, Ladybug Salt Hawkbill, Nirvana CPM, Endura 4 HAP-40, Sage 4, Para Military 2 CPM Cru-Wear, Sage 5, Caly3 HAP40, Sliverax, Lil' Nilakka, Chaparral Raffir Noble, Zulu, Manbug HAP40, Meerkat HAP40, Sage 1/Sage 2/Sage 3 CF, Introvert, Techno 2

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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby Johnnie1801 » Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:17 am

dplafoll wrote:If any knives are released this week, I assume they'd be eligible as well, correct?
Yes and I just noticed Ramzar hasn't added the Para 3 so that counts as well. But we only have 3 days left of the year so I don't see them releasing anything else, I mean they have to have some time off at some point :D
Currently enjoying Spyderco's in - S30V, VG10, Super Blue, Cruwear x4, CTS XHP, S110V x2, M4 x3, S35VN, CTS 204P x2, S90V, HAP 40, K390, RWL34, MAXAMET, ZDP 189, REX 45


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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby abbazaba » Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:51 am

Revisiting the year, my answer kinda surprises me: GB2

Really hard to pick one, but the fit/finish and value of the GB2 is incredible. Even if I still favor the GB1, the balance of the GB2 is just perfect.

Sage5 in pocket today, and the CF M4 PM2 is probably my most carried of the bunch followed by the Mantra2. Putting M4 in the PM2 was kinda awesome... Arg! I have til the 7th to change my answer right? ;)

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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby Ippon » Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:11 am

Native 5 G10 S110V

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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby Sirens1 » Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:14 am

MILITARY 52100. I'm just so impressed with this knife, perhaps because it's my first mil...

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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby Mr Danger » Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:56 am

Para 2 CRU
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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby Spydergirl88 » Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:32 am

Edit: Military CTS204P. Yay CQI
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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby mb1 » Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:36 am

Stretch Hap40
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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby twinboysdad » Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:40 am

Nirvana is the obvious answer, although I don't own one.

Out of the ones I own and still own, Native 5 LW S110V or HAP 40 Dfly (but any HAP40 model could be inserted)

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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby jabba359 » Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:51 am

The anniversary Native, SpydieChef and Nirvana are tempting, but my top pick has to go to the Magnitude. Feels great in hand, flips so smooth, fantastic design, and is the closest I'm likely to come to owning a custom Carey.
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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby dogrunner » Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:52 am

PM2 in M4 - either one. We asked for and wanted this for so long and finally got not one, but two, versions!
The Cruwear one is a strong bonus, but the M4 has been an ask for much longer.
The GB2 is a strong second though. Also much anticipated and a real winner!

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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby murphjd25 » Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:07 am

The GB2. Overall best value in a knife right now IMO. Awesome blade steel in all that Taichung goodness, and a gayle bradley design at that!!
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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby ShaneInDenver » Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:13 am

Man...you guys are making me want to buy a GB2! It's a tough call between the 52100 Military and the HAP40 Stretch. My vote is HAP40 Stretch since it's such an amazing value. This knife definitely punches above it's weight.

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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby Liquid Cobra » Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:19 am

The efficient has also been released.
Most recently acquired: Paramilitary 2 Tanto, YoJUMBO, Swayback, Siren, DLC Yojimbo 2, Native Chief, Shaman S90V, Para 3 LW, Ikuchi, UKPK, Smock, SUBVERT, Amalgam, Para 3 CTS-XHP, Kapara, Paramilitary 2 M390
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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby BTG » Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:39 am

Nirvana..for me...any year...all time best.

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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby SF Native » Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:40 am

I'm going to vote for the maxamet mule for being truely groundbreaking.

Honorable mentions go to the gb2 (how is this so much more affordable the gb1?), nirvana, jade m4 pm2 (for selling out so fast and being spectacular), cruwear pm2 (for also causing a stir around here), 40th anniversary native 5 (with a handle so nice, it won't be done again) and myrtle (because marbled carbon is awesome).

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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby Spydersense » Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:44 am

This is a very tough decision. The PM2 variants are great, love the Mantra 2, Advocate, Sage 5. I know that I'm going to love the Para 3. Taking everything into consideration, I'm going to base my vote on innovation. The Nirvana, with it's milled single slab of Ti challenging it's construction, is just too hard to beat.

Nirvana!

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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby Liquid Cobra » Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:48 am

I vote: Nirvana

Runner up would be the Mantra, but if I had to get rid of one and keep the other I'd keep my Nirvana. Like others have said, the PM2 sprints/exclusives this year deserve honourable mention.
Most recently acquired: Paramilitary 2 Tanto, YoJUMBO, Swayback, Siren, DLC Yojimbo 2, Native Chief, Shaman S90V, Para 3 LW, Ikuchi, UKPK, Smock, SUBVERT, Amalgam, Para 3 CTS-XHP, Kapara, Paramilitary 2 M390
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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby MacLaren » Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:58 am

I vote the new and improved Military in CTS 204P.
A Spyderco Legend just got even better.


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