Here's the leaderboard so far:
1.Nirvana 8 votes
2. Stretch HAP 40 6 votes
3. Military 52100 6 votes
4. Military cts 204p 5 votes
5. Native 5 40th Anniversary 3 votes
6. Military s110v 2 votes
7. Manix Lightweight Maxamet 2 votes
8. Native 5 g10 s110v 2 votes
9. Paramilitary 2 cruwear 2 votes
10. Para 3 2 votes
11. Spydiechef 2 votes
12. Vrango 2 votes
13. Magnitude 1 vote
14. Manix g10 s110v 1 vote
15. Maxamet Mule 1 vote
16. Sage 5 1 vote
17. Pattada 1 vote
dogrunner wrote: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!
dogrunner could you pick your favorite out of the 2, I know the Nirvana is way ahead but it would be nice if you could clarify which one you prefer the cf or jade g10
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?
murphjd25 wrote: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!!
Sharp Guy wrote: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.
hoimin wrote: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.
Slumblor wrote: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.
Viziris wrote:My vote goes to the Mantra (even though I removed the flipper tap).
zeroed4x wrote:Gayle Bradley2 CPM-M4 CF/G-10 Laminate
Hallow Grind, not the cheap looking and cheaper flat.
Carbon Fiber Laminate, well at least there is some carbon fiber to add a nice look. Could have just used all carbon fiber but there's more profit this way.
Liner lock, yea its my preference.
Tip-Up/Down - Left or Right --- Common Sense thank you.
No B.S. clip, not the wire, not some crazy looking modern art piece but the best clip, the hour glass, there is only one.
Steel.... tool steel, Thank Gayle.... I guess I'll just keep oiling it. Could have used CPM S30V but even VG10 would have been fine. It is what it is, at least they used good tool steel.
As Ramzar pointed out, the Mantra and GB2 were December 2015 releases and therefore ineligible, please would you take your time to vote again
SpeedHoles wrote:Ouroboros. (Design)
Just to avoid confusion on my part are you voting for the Ouroboros as your overall winner?