What was the last knife you carried before buying your first Spyderco?

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Re: What was the last knife you carried before buying your first Spyderco?

Postby murphjd25 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:09 pm

A SOG Spec Elite 2 Auto, it was actually a pretty nice auto, I still have it too but it’s been retired, carried it every day for almost six years until I found Spyderco.
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Re: What was the last knife you carried before buying your first Spyderco?

Postby abbazaba » Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:22 pm

Benchmade 330 I received as a gift for over a decade
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Re: What was the last knife you carried before buying your first Spyderco?

Postby Sharp Guy » Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:21 pm

xceptnl wrote:Though the McHenry & Williams 710 & 707 were my favorites
I really like my 707! It makes into my pocket about every other week.
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Re: What was the last knife you carried before buying your first Spyderco?

Postby wrdwrght » Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:38 pm

Before I joined this forum, a SAK Picknicker, for a whole lotta years, and before it, a SAK Champion.
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Re: What was the last knife you carried before buying your first Spyderco?

Postby xceptnl » Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:07 pm

Sharp Guy wrote:
xceptnl wrote:Though the McHenry & Williams 710 & 707 were my favorites
I really like my 707! It makes into my pocket about every other week.
Only a very few knives fall into the category of the 707 with me. What it means is that i liked a knife so much, that it made such an impression on me, that i purchased a second one, and left it new in box, stacked in my safe with the year marked on it. One day i will give that stack of boxes to my son and tell him about the evolution of knife collecting i experienced.
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Re: What was the last knife you carried before buying your first Spyderco?

Postby Tdog » Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:27 pm

Kershaw Leek, when they first came out the ZDP was considered hot stuff. :p Also Benchmade Grip and Mini Grip. Still have them but they never get carried.

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Postby crazywednesday » Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:57 pm

Spydergirl88 wrote:Kershaw leek
#metoo
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Re: What was the last knife you carried before buying your first Spyderco?

Postby gaj999 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:16 pm

Buck 560(titanium 110) with a BG42 blade. Still carry it. Love that knife.

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Postby Coupant » Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:29 pm

It was a Puma cadet that i bought when i was 15 years old,46 years ago!!!

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Re: What was the last knife you carried before buying your first Spyderco?

Postby Cambertree » Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:49 pm

An Opinel No. 7 Carbone for me. Carried it for three years until I decided to try a Delica, because it was a pocket knife that featured the same VG10 steel, I'd been digging in my Japanese kitchen knives.

One of my tongue-in-cheek quick tests for a folding knife is still: 'is it better than an Opinel?'! Thick bladed knives fail the test, for me.

(The Delica passed with flying colours, of course!)

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Re: What was the last knife you carried before buying your first Spyderco?

Postby Mad_Medic » Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:54 pm

Beside a few SAK's and Opinel's, the last knife I carried and used for years was a Böker Plus AK74 (manual without a pocketclip). At one point I decided to get myself a little present for using at work. So the Tenacious came and since then mine Spydie collection has grown extensively. I've got the bug :spyder:
Top 5 Spydies: Para 3, Paramilitary 2, Native 5 Shaman and the Dragonfly 2.
Top 5 knife steels: Cruwear, S110V, S35VN, M4 and 20CV.
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Re: What was the last knife you carried before buying your first Spyderco?

Postby Slumblor » Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:25 pm

Pretty sure I was carrying a Kershaw Cryo when I bought a Tenacious.

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Re: What was the last knife you carried before buying your first Spyderco?

Postby hmr170 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:42 pm

A Schrade Uncle Henry LB8 lockback was my work knife in the early 90's. My first Spyderco was a 1st Gen Endura in the '94-95 time frame. My time with the Spyderco didn't last long because I lost the knife over the side of a ship on my first work tour using it. I didn't buy another one (a Delica) until six or seven years ago.

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Postby Spydersense » Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:20 pm

Ontario RAT 2
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Re: What was the last knife you carried before buying your first Spyderco?

Postby MacLaren » Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:26 pm

A U.S. made S.O.G. Trident. It was a good knife.

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Re: What was the last knife you carried before buying your first Spyderco?

Postby VashHash » Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:40 pm

Kershaw leek here as well

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Re: What was the last knife you carried before buying your first Spyderco?

Postby StuntZombie » Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:43 pm

Mine was a Bucklite,the version with a pocket clip. It wasn't much longer after that that I got a fully serrated Spyderco Police model.
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Re: What was the last knife you carried before buying your first Spyderco?

Postby attila » Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:48 pm

Benchmade 440 Opportunist.

Then I bought a Delica 4 CE, Benchmade Mini-Griptilian, and C41 Native in relatively quick succession.
Own: VG-10 Delica, Old S30V Native, modified Breeden Rescue, VG-10 Delica, HAP40 Endura, ZDP-189 Dragonfly, S110V Manix 2 LW,Pakkawood Delica, Cruwear Para 3, SE H1 Dragonfly, M4 Manix 2, HAP40 Caly 3, smooth G10 S90V Native, K390 Urban, Pakkawood Dragonfly, smooth G10 Cruwear PM2, SE Pacific Salt, HAP40 Jazzlica, Blurple Native, P.I.T.S., DLC Manix 2, REX 45 PM2, REX 45 Para 3, XHP Manix 2 LW, Superblue Caly 3, DLT 20CV PM2, Rhino, SB Calypso Jr., B70P, PMA11, K03, G10 ZDP-189 Stretch 2, Kapara, REX 45 Military, 154CM Manix 2 LW, KW 204p PM2, Swick, Supergold Delica, back lock Lil'Native, AEB-L Urban, HAP40 Stretch, smooth G10 Cruwear Manix 2, Cruwear Military, M390 PM2, Cruwear Delica, CPM 4V Lil'Native, Mantra 2, Cru-Carta Shaman, M390 Para 3 LW, M390 Manix 2, K390 Police 4, RexWood Shaman, DLC Cruwear Shaman, Rex 45 Manix 2.

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Re: What was the last knife you carried before buying your first Spyderco?

Postby xceptnl » Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:52 pm

attila wrote:Benchmade 440 Opportunist.
That was a classy BM. One of the most underrated IMHO
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Re: What was the last knife you carried before buying your first Spyderco?

Postby Jazz » Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:55 pm

Bench made 940, 720, Cold Steel Voyager, Gerber EZ Out, and before that, traditionals and various back locks, including genuine Bucks and a nice copy. I discovered the Great Spyderco hole (I wish I had way sooner, like the 80's), and that was that, with a bunch of help from the enablers on this forum.
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