Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby Steel_Drake » Sun Jan 01, 2017 6:12 pm

My vote goes to the Spydiechef for LC200n and thinness behind the edge:

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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby jonnieb » Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:36 am

Military CTS-204P blade in Military 52100 CF handles

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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby laker_cj » Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:23 am

My vote is the Pattada (C204GP).
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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby SpeedHoles » Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:33 am

laker_cj wrote:My vote is the Pattada (C204GP).

I really wanted to try this one out, but never got around to purchasing one yet.

Seems really under the radar.
Going back to Caly.

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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby Johnnie1801 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:43 am

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 :)
abbazaba wrote: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.
bpahk wrote:mantra
Viziris wrote:My vote goes to the Mantra (even though I removed the flipper tap).

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zeroed4x wrote:Gayle Bradley2 CPM-M4 CF/G-10 Laminate

Why ?
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)


Nirvana. (Manufacturing/Construction)


HAP40. (Steel)


Just to avoid confusion on my part are you voting for the Ouroboros as your overall winner? :)
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 NickShabazz » Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:46 am

That's gonna be the Spyderco Nirvana.

Even if I don't love some of the overly thick blade design choices, it is unquestionably Spyderco's most impressive knife of the year. Second place goes to the SpydieChef.
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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby abbazaba » Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:29 am

Johnnie1801 wrote:As Ramzar pointed out, the Mantra and GB2 were December 2015 releases and therefore ineligible, please would you take your time to vote again :)
In that case, I will stick with a new model and say Sage5.

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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby hoimin » Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:21 am

I'll abstain from voting then, as I don't really have any other Spyderco folders, nor did any on the 2016 lineup speak to me vociferously.

It's not my 'contest', but the GB2/Mantra/et al came out 2015-Q4, so there wasn't much runway there to garner recognition, considering most people didn't get theirs until 2016. I'm glad to see they got some love nonetheless.

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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby TALON52 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:43 am

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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby Evil D » Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:48 am

I think it has to be the Nirvana just on wow factor alone. For me personally it's probably the S110V Military with the 52100 Military a very close second if not a tie. If I could manage corrosion more I would probably EDC the 52100 exclusively, but I work outdoors and in the rain quite a bit so it just takes more effort than I want to deal with for an EDC knife. 52100 is still my steel of the year though, I'm blown away by it.
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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby GoldenSpydie » Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:26 am

Definitely the Nirvana.

The M4 PM2 would be my personal favorite from this year, but the Nirvana is simply unique and unprecedented, so it wins.

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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby RamZar » Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:48 pm

It would've been nice to make this into a poll but this forum is limited to just 10 options per poll!

Since Para3 was delivered so late in December 2016 and many are still waiting to get one it would probably be better to do this poll in a couple of weeks from now around SHOT Show time.

These are the ones delivered in 2016:
  1. Stretch Lightweight HAP40/SUS 410 Burnt Orange FRN Sprint (Japan)
  2. Myrtle CPM-S30V Titanium/Marble CF (Taiwan)
  3. Tighe Stick CPM-S90V Titanium (Taiwan)
  4. Manix2 CPM-S110V Blue G-10 (USA)
  5. Native5 Lightweight S35VN Black Blade SpyderEdge Black FRN (USA)
  6. DragonFly2 Lightweight HAP40/SUS 410 Burnt Orange FRN Sprint (Japan)
  7. Vrango CPM-S30V Titanium/CF Inserts (Taiwan)
  8. Snap-It Salt H-1 PlainEdge (Japan)
  9. Snap-It Salt H-1 SpyderEdge (Japan)
  10. Mamba CPM-S30V CF (Taiwan)
  11. LadyBug3 Lightweight HAP40/SUS 410 Burnt Orange FRN Sprint (Japan)
  12. Rock Salt H-1 Orange FRN Sprint (Japan)
  13. Pattada N690Co Black G-10 (Italy)
  14. Lil’ Lum VG-10 Black G-10 (Japan)
  15. WolfSpyder CPM-S30V Green G-10 Ray Mears (USA)
  16. Cook’s Knife VG-10 Black Corian (Japan)
  17. Military CTS-204P Green G-10 KnifeWorks (USA)
  18. ManBug Lightweight HAP40/SUS 410 Burnt Orange FRN Sprint (Japan)
  19. Native5 CPM-S110V Dark Blue G-10 (USA)
  20. Military 52100 CF Sprint (USA)
  21. Domino CTS-XHP Red/Black Weave CF (Taiwan)
  22. Nirvana CPM-S90V Titanium (Taiwan)
  23. ParaMilitary2 CPM-M4 Natural G-10 BladeHQ (USA)
  24. Positron CPM-S35VN Orange G-10 KnifeCenter (Taiwan)
  25. Military CPM-S110V Blue G-10 (USA)
  26. ParaMilitary2 CPM-M4 CF KnifeWorks (USA)
  27. Mule Team 24 Maxamet (USA)
  28. Endura4 VG-10 Lightweight Zome Green FRN (Japan)
  29. Delica4 VG-10 Lightweight Zome Green FRN (Japan)
  30. Sage 5 Compression Lock CPM-S30V Textured CF/G-10 Laminate (Taiwan)
  31. Native5 40th Anniversary Damasteel DS93X Thor Martensitic Damascus Fluted CF Sprint (USA)
  32. Manix2 CTS-XHP Lightweight Brown FRCP KnifeCenter (USA)
  33. Introvert VG-10 Black G-10 (Japan)
  34. Ouroboros VG-10 Black G-10 (Japan)
  35. ParaMilitary2 CRU-WEAR Gray G-10 Sprint (USA)
  36. SpydieChef LC200N Titanium (Taiwan)
  37. Magnitude CPM-S30V CF (Taiwan)
  38. Manix2 Maxamet Lightweight Stone Gray FRCP (USA)
  39. Junction PSF27 Black G-10 (Taiwan)
  40. Jumpmaster2 H-1 SpyderEdge Black FRN (Japan)
  41. ParaMilitary2 CPM-S30V Pink G-10 (USA)
  42. Rubicon2 CPM-S30V CF/G-10 Laminate (Taiwan)
  43. Advocate CPM-M4 Titanium (Taiwan)
  44. Bread Knife MBS-26 Polypropylene (Japan)
  45. Native5 LC200N DLC ComboEdge Lightweight Red FRN Never Summer (USA)
  46. Manix2 CPM-S30V Black/Red G-10 106.7 KBPI (USA)
  47. Tenacious 8Cr13MoV Black PlainEdge Green G-10 (China)
  48. Tenacious 8Cr13MoV Black ComboEdge Green G-10 (China)
  49. Para3 CPM-S30V Black G-10 (USA)
  50. Efficient 8Cr13MoV Black G-10 (China)
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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby RamZar » Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:58 pm

Johnnie1801 wrote: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
Personally, 2016 was the year of the Military with 3 models (one each of production run, sprint run and dealer exclusive) all with the CQI improvements and with various premium steels!
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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby Sharp Guy » Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:52 pm

hoimin wrote:It's not my 'contest', but the GB2/Mantra/et al came out 2015-Q4, so there wasn't much runway there to garner recognition, considering most people didn't get theirs until 2016. I'm glad to see they got some love nonetheless.
Yes, the Mantra & GB2 were delivered in 2015 but they were listed as new models in the 2016 catalog and did not appear in the 2015 catalog. The GB2 was listed in the 2015 mid-year supplement. So I think that makes it a 2015 model. However, the Mantra didn't appear in any catalog until 2016. So, as far as I'm concerned, it's a 2016 model. Doesn't really matter I guess.

If I have to choose another model I would say it's a tossup between the Paramilitary 2 Cruwear and the Sage 5. I just flipped a coin so....

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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby Slumblor » Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:54 pm

Johnnie1801 wrote: As Ramzar pointed out, the Mantra and GB2 were December 2015 releases and therefore ineligible, please would you take your time to vote again :)
I agree with Sharp Guy, Mantra was listed in the 2016 catalog year. But, I'll vote for the Cruwear PM2 if I have to pick again.
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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby Holland » Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:42 pm

Hap40 stretch
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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby bpahk » Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:14 pm

i guess if the mantra is out, i'll change my vote to the maxamet manix 2 lw. basically any production knife with maxamet is a winner. you'd be hard pressed to find custom makers willing to work with it.

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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby 3rdGenRigger » Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:17 pm

CruWear PM2, no question.
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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby murphjd25 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:51 pm

The second best knife I own then, Stretch HAP40!
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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby Mushroom » Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:09 pm

I'll go ahead and cast a vote for the HAP40 Stretch!

When I got the Stretch it was really a pleasant surprise. It felt, next to, perfect in my hands. It's a really nice size for me and I love the choil. Also, HAP40 has only proven its greatness for me, and I'm excited to try the upcoming Meerkat and Caly 3.
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