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5 Spydercos I have never regretted buying

Postby Doc Dan » Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:00 am

I have 5 Spydercos that I am especially fond of and have not regretted buying. That is not to say I regretted any of the many others, but these are my favorites

Here they are in no particular order: Manix 2 BL, Delica, Urban LW K390, Dragonfly, Military.

I would (and have) buy duplicates of any of these.

What about you all. What top five do you have that you do not regret in the least?
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Re: 5 Spydercos I have never regretted buying

Postby jmh58 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:05 am

Delica, Chappral, Pingo, CF Balance, Cat.. John :)
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Re: 5 Spydercos I have never regretted buying

Postby tonijedi » Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:24 am

Delica. I have 7 :eek: :D

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Re: 5 Spydercos I have never regretted buying

Postby NickShabazz » Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:26 am

Slysz Bowie, Delica, Dragonfly, M4 PM2, and Ladybug.
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Re: 5 Spydercos I have never regretted buying

Postby FK » Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:59 am

Military, PM2, Delica, Stretch, Endura

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Re: 5 Spydercos I have never regretted buying

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Re: 5 Spydercos I have never regretted buying

Postby benben » Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:23 am

Wegner Jr.
Orange Urban wharncliffe
Manix LW S110V
Dragonfly ZDP

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Re: 5 Spydercos I have never regretted buying

Postby PSquared » Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:29 am

1st generation Delica that got me into modern folders
Centofante 3 (and a pre needed replacement)
Caly 3 (ditto) although it took time to grow on me
Memory, initially I regretted it but love it after I gave I the Scotchbrite treatment to get rid of the blue
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Re: 5 Spydercos I have never regretted buying

Postby Tdog » Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:40 am

In no particular order, Millie's, Para's, Mantra, Caly's, Phil Wilson's, and Pacific Salt. I never learned to count. :p

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Re: 5 Spydercos I have never regretted buying

Postby Sirens1 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:56 am

Military 51200
Raven 2
Stretch Super Blue
Dragon Fly HAP40
LIL NIL Flash Batch

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Re: 5 Spydercos I have never regretted buying

Postby Spydergirl88 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:03 am

Hap40 Delica
Hap40 manbug
RWL 34 mule
Ctsxhp m2 lw

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Re: 5 Spydercos I have never regretted buying

Postby EmperorMA » Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:12 am

I've only owned five and I like them all very much. I'd buy each again, for sure, although I don't yet have enough experience with my Manix 2 XL S30V to say that assertion is unequivocal. In alphabetical order:

Caly 3.5 - Lots of blade in the smallest possible package. Great EDC where discretion is necessary but so is a substantial piece of steel.

Dragonfly 2 - Easy to carry, big on utility. Everybody should own one.

Manix 2 XL - Big, burly camp knife. It'll handle anything you might want to handle with a folder.

Para 3 - I love this knife. Extremely capable with superior ergonomics, I don't think there is a better < 3" EDC out there for me. I just wish it came from the factory with either a different clip position or a short, deep- carry clip.
An extra $30 for an aftermarket clip makes it near perfection.

Para Military 2 - My favorite knife. A bit too big for an EDC in an urban environment but great everywhere else. The best ergonomics and great at every task I require of it. Blade shape and handle shape are perfect, IMHO.

The Military and a couple of Slysz designs are up next and also a Delica and Manix 2 LW. The above list might change with those acquisitions.
Wishlist: Delica 4 FFG VG10, Manix 2 LW XHP, Military 204P and S110V, Para 3 Cruwear and S110V, Paramilitary 2 (all versions), SpydieChef LC200N, Caribbean PE and Sheepsfoot SE

Procured: Caly 3.5 VG10, Dragonfly 2 LW VG10, Manix 2 XL S30V, Native 5 LW S110V, Para 3 S30V, Paramilitary 2 S110V

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Re: 5 Spydercos I have never regretted buying

Postby anycal » Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:40 am

I 'only' have six different models, with no regrets about any of them. If all disappeared, I would only replace three of them, and try something different beyond that - 4 models on my list as of right now.

The three I would have to replace right away:

Military 204P
Paramilitary 2 M390
Native 5

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Re: 5 Spydercos I have never regretted buying

Postby The Deacon » Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:47 am

My top 5, in no particular order: Kiwi, Stretch, Chaparral, K05 Small Utility, K08 Santoku.
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Re: 5 Spydercos I have never regretted buying

Postby farnorthdan » Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:54 am

Manix 2
Super Blue, all of them
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Re: 5 Spydercos I have never regretted buying

Postby awa54 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:03 am

The only Spydercos that have given me cause to wonder if they were a good purchase or not are a 440C Cat and a sabre grind BD1 UKPK. The rest are keepers without reservation.

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Re: 5 Spydercos I have never regretted buying

Postby dplafoll » Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:06 am

Huh. I really love all of my knives and I don't regret any of them in the least. Most of these also have sentimental value, because most of them were for some sort of occasion (birthdays, Xmas, Father's Day, etc.) or a couple were random gifts from the wife. So I'll try, but this is hard.

Delica 4 HAP40: Surprise Xmas present from the wife; keyword is "surprise", which gives it a bit more sentimental value to me. Also, it's a Delica, in my favorite steel.

Dragonfly 2 HAP40: My first Spyderco was the ZDP DF2, and the design hooked me on Spyderco but good. But, I like HAP40 better. Either one could go here really.

Para Military 2 CPM CRU-Wear: It's a PM2, in what is rapidly becoming one of my favorite steels.

Techno: This was my first "nice" Spyderco. I fell in love with it the first time I held one, and lusted after it for a while before my wife bought it for me for Father's Day '15. It's still such a gem to carry, and now that I bought a KME I can really re-profile that edge down and have some fun with that.

Nirvana: This was a hard pick for #5. I managed to not pick any of the birthday knives (DF2 ZDP, Chap, Mantra, Sage 5) and I also could've picked the Sage 4 (which was a random surprise from the wife). But, it's the Nirvana, which makes it special on its own. I really enjoy carrying it, and it's just so nicely done. Also, this is the first one that wasn't a special occasion knife. That's special to me because it was the first one (and what a first one) that I acquired just on its own, for no other reason, and I was able to afford to do so financially. The wife and I are only in the last year to 18 months really getting truly stable financially (we just bought a house a couple of months ago, for example), and it means something to me that I was able to buy a Nirvana of all things just because I wanted it and I could. I bought a CRK Inkosi at Blade this year (thanks again to the wife!) in a similar fashion. You guys probably know of those "you've been pre-approved!" credit card offer letters, and when your credit isn't great like ours wasn't a few years ago, they come with terrible interest rates and no real perks like cash back or whatever. But as your credit improves, those letters improve, and I for one sortof enjoy getting them now for the satisfaction of knowing how far we've come. So too do I get a satisfaction from carrying the Nirvana unrelated to most other reasons for enjoying it.

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Re: 5 Spydercos I have never regretted buying

Postby Mako109 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:11 am

• C01 Worker - Purchased it in 1981. It's what started it all for me.
• Caly 3.5
• Manix 2
• Massaad Ayoob Sprint

I list these because they were or are unique to Spyderco and I regard near perfect in design and function. I have many other Spydercos that I highly regard and EDC often, such as the GB2, PM2, Stretch, Pacific Salt to mention a few, but I sometimes wished they had slightly different features/materials/design which I've found on similar knives made by other brands. E.g. Like a flipper, different blade shape or grind, blade angle, etc..

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Re: 5 Spydercos I have never regretted buying

Postby Igloo » Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:29 pm

Native 5 LW
Para 3
Manix 2 Backlock
Manix 2 BBL G10
Endura 4 FFG
Delica 4 Saber Grind, Manix 2 G10, Native 5 LW, Delica 4 FFG, Native 5 G10, Manix 2 Back Lock, Endura 4 FFG, Para 3, Raffir Noble Chaparral... I'm sure more to come.

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Re: 5 Spydercos I have never regretted buying

Postby Surfingringo » Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:47 pm

Pacific Salt (big surprise huh?)
Cruwear Millie
Hap40 Stretch
Paramilitary 2 (I have several but can't pick a favorite)

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