Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby Sharp Guy » Wed Dec 28, 2016 12:27 pm

So many great choices and it's a difficult decision. I'll also pick from knives I actually own and for me it would have to be the Mantra.
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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby wrdwrght » Wed Dec 28, 2016 12:55 pm

SpydieChef, by a couple of smidges over either of the two M4 PM2 exclusives, themselves by just a smidge over the Sage5, which altogether are the only releases for 2016 that I acquired.

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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby Zatx » Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:39 pm

It's not on the list but made the deadline...

ParaMilitary 3!

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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby shunsui » Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:59 pm

Blurple.

Let's call it the Millitary, though the series is what I have in mind.

Special mention for the Nirvana, heck of a knife, not what I was looking for. YMMV.

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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby IR192 » Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:01 pm

Nirvana, all the way. It's production price may be too high for me, but the photo of the one that was picked up at the SFO second's sale is the reason I will be going next year.

Runner up, in my $$ ballpark, and also currently in my pocket is the Cru-Wear PM2. Thanks to Spyderco CQI the running production models will always keep up to the newer releases!
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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby hoimin » Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:10 pm

Gayle Bradley 2

Taichung F/F, great ratios and carryability, insane value proposition compared to Spyderco and other brands.
It also has those Spyderco features (and build quality) while bridging over to a more mainstream look.

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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby Surfingringo » Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:20 pm

Hap40 Stretch.

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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby RamZar » Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:29 pm

Native5 40th Anniversary!

Of those I got my top choices are: Native5 40th Anniversary, Pattada, Advocate and Sage5.

Looks like GB2 and Stretch HAP40 are the top choices in this thread.
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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby toxophilus » Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:24 pm

Stretch Lightweight HAP40/SUS 410 Burnt Orange FRN Sprint

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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby Mr.B. » Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:23 pm

Stretch HAP40

Very practical, and I have one.

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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby Slumblor » Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:34 pm

I don't have many on that list, but I think I need to get a GB2, Sage 5 and a Hap40 Stretch, all of which are on my want list.

Of what I do own, my Mantra has become my favorite knife.
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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby SpyderNut » Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:15 pm

40th Anniversary Native
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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby delphidoc » Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:34 pm

Surfingringo wrote:Hap40 Stretch.
+1

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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby gingerninja » Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:46 pm

The 52100 and the 204P military are both outstanding. I use my 204P more but my vote goes to the 52100 miltary

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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby bpahk » Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:38 am

mantra

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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby bh49 » Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:47 am

SpyderNut wrote:40th Anniversary Native
+1
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My top choices Natives5, Calys, C83 Persian

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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby Bdubs808 » Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:40 am

I only want to vote for a knife that I own, so...
Sage 5
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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby Viziris » Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:35 am

My vote goes to the Mantra (even though I removed the flipper tap).

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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby MacLaren » Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:51 am

gingerninja wrote:The 52100 and the 204P military are both outstanding. I use my 204P more but my vote goes to the 52100 miltary
Lol....thats neat, as I use my 52100 more, but voted for the 204p.
Really, what I wanted to convey was the new CQI Millie in general, whether it be blurple, 52100 or 204p

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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby SpeedHoles » Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:25 am

Ouroboros. (Design)


Nirvana. (Manufacturing/Construction)


HAP40. (Steel)
Going back to Caly.


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