Annual Top 10 List: 2017

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Annual Top 10 List: 2017

Postby Holland » Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:56 pm

That time of the year again. Lots of new amazing knives this year so lets see how our interests have evolved.

Previous years:

2016
viewtopic.php?t=73081
2015
//forum.spyderco.com/viewtopic.php?t=69525
2014
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=66148
2012
viewtopic.php?t=57436

Holland wrote:2012
1. CTS 20CP Para2
2. S90v Para2
3. CTS XHP Para2
4. Caly 3.5 SB
5. Caly 3 ZDP
6. Dragonfly2 ZDP
7. Military
8. Delica 4
9. Caly 3.5 VG10
10. Para1 Serrated edge

2014
1. Chaparral 2
2. Dragonfly 2 SuperBlue
3. Gayle Bradley
4. Chaparral 1
5. Caly 3 SuperBlue
6. Delica 4 SuperBlue
7. Dragonfly 2 Salt SE
8. Paramilitary 2 M390
9. Salt 1 SE
10. Dragonfly 2 G10

Looks like my interests have changed a bit :o

2015
1. Chaparral 1
2. Dragonfly 2 Superblue
3. Delica 4 Superblue
4. Chaparral 2
5. Techno
6. Gayle Bradley
7. Dragonfly 2 Salt
8. Caly 3 Superblue
9. Paramilitary 2 M390
10. Manix 2 LW s110v (regret selling)

I'm sure my 2016 top ten will have more Hap40 and M4 goodness in it :D

2016
1. Delica 4 Hap40
2. Mantra 1
3. Dragonfly 2 Hap40
4. Chaparral 1
5. Paramilitary 2 M4 Jade
6. Stretch Hap40
7. Caly 3 Superblue
8. Dragonfly 2 Salt
9. Chaparral 2
10. Delica 4 Superblue
2017
1. Delica 4 Hap40 Pakkawood
2. Mantra 1
3. Junction
4. Delica 4 Hap40
5. Dragonfly 2 Hap40
6. Dragonfly 2 Superblue
7. Para3 Cruwear
8. Stretch 2 Hap40
9. Delica Superblue
10. Salt 2
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Re: Annual Top 10 List: 2017

Postby vaisforlovers » Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:22 pm

Right On Holland! Thanks for keeping this going!

2012
1) Damascus Caly ~ C113CFPD--- V
2) Salt I ~ C88YL
3) Caly 3 ZDP ~ C113CF
4) Ti or G10 UKPK ~ C94Ti/C94GFG
5) Lava ~ C110
6) Delica ZDP Combo Edge ~ C11GRE
7) Techno ~ C158Ti
8) Chaparral ~ C152CF
9) Gayle Bradley ~ C134CF
10) Dyad JR. ~ C39P&SBG

2014
1) Slysz Bowie - C186TI
2) Southard - C156GBN
3) Damascus Caly ~ C113CFPD
4) Ti or G10 UKPK ~ C94Ti/C94GFG
5) Dragonfly Salt Serrated Edge - C28SYL2
6) Techo ~ C158Ti
7) Lava ~ C110 (the original)
8) Delica - C11F
9) Gayle Bradley ~ C134CF
10) Des Horn - C153G

2015
1) Dragonfly Salt Serrated Edge - C28SYL2
2) Slysz Bowie - C186TI
3) Southard - C156GBN
4) Damascus Caly - C113CFPD
5) Ti or G10 UKPK - C94Ti/C94GFG
6) Techo - C158Ti
7) Lava - C110 (the original stainless)
8) Delica - C11F
9) Gayle Bradley - C134CF
10) Des Horn - C153G


2017
1) Slysz Bowie - C186TI
2) Dragonfly Salt Serrated Edge - C28SYL2
3) Southard - C156GBN
4) Techo - C158Ti
5) PITS - C192Ti
6) Caly 3 - C113 (Particularly the HAP40)
7) Jess Horn - CX08GGY
8) Delica - C11F (Particularly the Super Blue)
9) Lava - C110
10) Des Horn - C153G

This year the PITS and Sprint Jess Horn jumped in there displacing the Gayle Bradley and UKPK. I may have to include the Ladybug next year due to the fact that that I carry one so often.

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Re: Annual Top 10 List: 2017

Postby Sharp Guy » Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:20 pm

2016
In no particular order...

Native 5 LW S35VN
Mantra
Delica
Sage 1
Sage 2
Sage 5
Paramilitary 2 Cruwear
Chaparral CF
Dragonfly HAP40
Manbug HAP40

2017
Again in no particular order...

Sliverax
Urban LW K390
UKPK LW S110V
Caly 3 HAP40
Native 5 40th Anniversary
Chaparral LW
Para 3 Cruwear
Paramilitary 2 M390
Mantra
Manbug HAP40

For the record, the knives listed for 2016 are still loved and carried often. I really need a top 30 list.
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Re: Annual Top 10 List: 2017

Postby Evil D » Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:37 pm

Not sure I can do a top 10, but of the ones I've bought this year the Sliverax, M4/jade G10 Military and Dragonfly hawkbill would be in my top 10.
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Re: Annual Top 10 List: 2017

Postby vivi » Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:58 pm

These are my top ten in no particular order:

+ Pacific Salt
+ Police 3
+ Military
+ Szabo Folder (second run)
+ Spyderhawk
+ Spin
+ Aqua Salt (first run)
+ Ronin 2
+ Swick 3
+ Street Bowie (current version)

They cover all my knife bases outside of a chef knife and machete.

ATR 2 might knock one of these off my list. FRN Police 4 may replace the P3 whenever it comes out.
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Re: Annual Top 10 List: 2017

Postby foofie » Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:08 pm

Here's an attempt at top 10. Didn't post last year, so no comparison:

ukpk s110v
sliverax
para 3 in cruwear
urban in k390
sprig
4v mule
air
chaparral 1
caly3 in hap40
delica (plain jane, not my pakkawood for some odd reason)

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Re: Annual Top 10 List: 2017

Postby ThePeacent » Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:44 am

Good thread! And interesting thoughts.
to me, in no particularly strict order...

- Pacific Salt
- Spyderhawk
- Lil'Matriarch
- Aqua Salt
- Tasman Salt
- DF2
- ARK
- Resilience
- Salt 1
- Jumpmaster 2

and that I don't own but consider "Top Spydies" that I want

- Sliverax
- Police 4
- Swick
- Dragonfly hawk
- Fish Hunter
- Matriarch Emerson
- Tatanka
- P'Kal
- Yojimbo 2
- Euroedge

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Re: Annual Top 10 List: 2017

Postby anycal » Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:15 pm

Well, 2017 is the first year I actually have 10 Spyderco models to choose from. Here it is, largest to smallest,

Police 4            K390
Military              ‪206P‬
Paramilitary 2    M390
Manix 2            XHP
Para 3              CRUWEAR
Caly 3              HAP 40
Mantra              M4
Delica 4            VG-10
Native 5            S90V
UKPK                S110V

It would be more difficult to pick top five from the list...
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Re: Annual Top 10 List: 2017

Postby murphjd25 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:16 pm

I’ll play for fun :)

1. KW Military CF/TI S90V
2. Slysz Bowie
3. Advocate
4. Caly 3 HAP40
5. Para 3 Cruwear
6. Endura Pakkawood HAP40
7. Gayle Bradley 2
8. Sage 5
9. Spydiechef
10. UKPK S110V

The first five are definitely, to me, my Top Five.
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Re: Annual Top 10 List: 2017

Postby toomzz » Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:50 am

Of the knives I was able to purchase this year the Police 4 in K390 was my number one. A second place goes to the Advocate. Further favorite where several sprints including the Para 3 in Cruwear and the PM2 DLT exclusive in M390. Gooooood stuff!

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Re: Annual Top 10 List: 2017

Postby RadioactiveSpyder » Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:39 am

Always a great thread Spencer! It looks like I only participated in 2014, but it’s funny how little my tastes have actually changed regarding my ultimate favorites!

2014
1. Domino
2. Slysz Bowie
3. Caly 3.5
4. Paramilitary 2 204P
5. Native 5 S110V
6. Military Cruwear
7. Gayle Bradley folder
8. Dice
9. Techno
10. G10 Dragonfly
11. G10 Manbug (always rides along, no matter which of the Top 10 is likewise being carried).

For this year, a few of these were ousted by newer offerings. One I find interesting is the replacement of the Millie by the Police 4! I don’t know why but between steels being covered on the PM2 platform and the slim, tip-up carry option of the P4 has really led me to seriously draw down the number of Militaries I now have. Here’s my 2017 list:

1. Slysz Bowie
2. Paramilitary 2
3. Native 5
4. Chaparral
5. Police 4
6. Caly 3.5
7. Nirvana
8. PITS
9. Domino
10. SpydieChef

Special recognition goes to: GB1/2/Advocate, Techno, Military, UKPK, Manbug :). Now just don’t ask me to choose my favorite PM2 or N5 variants!

Happy Holidays everyone! :D
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Re: Annual Top 10 List: 2017

Postby bh49 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:03 pm

bh49 wrote:Interesting thread, makes us to see things in prospective

my 2012 list

1. C83 Original Persian
2. Caly3 Damascus
3. G10/Vg10 Caly3.5
4. Caly3 G10/VG10
5. Native5
6. Kopa (I love most of them. Cocobolo and Turquoise are favorites)
7. Dodo (Orange is favorite)
8. Phoenix
9. Lil T leaf
10. Para2 (Orange is the favorite flavor at this time, which can be changed after dark green will be released)

my 2014 Top 10 list:
1. Native5 (Forum, CF, Ti Fluted, DI in this order)
2. C83 Persian (Full size, bolstered black micarta)
3. G10/VG10 Caly3.5
4. CF/ Damascus Caly3
5. Centofante Memory
6. Kopa
7. Dodo (CF is the favorite)
8. Dark Green Para2
9. Temperance2
10. Military CF/M390 & Ti Fluted

my 2015 list has only minor changed to compare with 2014

2016
1. Native5 (2013 Forum and Ti Fluted)
2. Calys 3 & 3.5 VG10, ZDP189, Damascus
3. C83 Persian
4. Hungarian
5. & 6. Kopa and Memory
7. CF Dodo
8. CF Shabaria
9. PITS
10. Schempps Rock
2017 about the same
1. Fluted CF Native5
2,3,4,5 Fluted Ti Native5/ 2013 Forum Native5/ Caly3/3.5 ZDP189
6. Hungarian
7. Kopa
8. Jester
9. Memory
10. C83 Persian
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My top choices Natives5, Calys, C83 Persian

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Re: Annual Top 10 List: 2017

Postby Chinook3 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:18 pm

May fav’s for 2017

1. Chinook 4
2. Yojimbo 2 DLC Coyote Brown

Merry Christmas all!!
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