Spyderco Knife Of The Year 2017

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Spyderco Knife Of The Year 2017

Postby Liquid Cobra » Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:47 pm

First off I would like to thank and apologize to Johnnie1801 because I’m borrowing/stealing his formatting from his best knife of the year 2016 thread. He did a great job, and I saw no reason to reinvent the wheel. It also saves a lot of time.

Link to Johnnie1801’s original thread:

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Which Spyderco knife be crowned knife of the year?

Rules are simple
1. One vote per member
2. You can vote for any Spyderco knife (You don't need to own it or have handled it) so long as it was released in 2016
3. Voting will be closed on 7th January and winner revealed

Also a big thanks to Ramzar for keeping such a great list going year after year.

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DELIVERED (Chronological Order)

Manix2 CRU-WEAR Carbon Fiber KnifeCenter (USA)
Delica4 VG-10 Wharncliffe PlainEdge Lightweight Black FRN (Japan)
Delica4 VG-10 Wharncliffe SpyderEdge Lightweight Black FRN (Japan)
Ark H-1 SpyderEdge Black FRN (Japan)
EuroEdge CPM-S30V Black G-10 (Taiwan)
Sustain CPM-20CV Black G-10 (Taiwan)
Endura4 Damascus & VG-10 Foliage Green FRN Moteng (Japan)
Lil’ Lum Nishijin VG-10 Blue Nishijin Glass Fiber Sprint (Japan)
Polestar CTS-BD1 Textured Gray G-10 (China)
Urban K390 Lightweight Gray FRN Sprint (Italy)
Karahawk Black VG-10 Black G-10 (Japan)
Cook's Knife VG-10 SpyderEdge Black Corian (Japan)
D’Allara3 CPM-S30V Black G-10 (Japan)
Lil' Sub-Hilt CPM-S30V Polished Black G-10 Stainless Steel Bolsters (Taiwan)
Lil’ Temperance3 CPM-S30V Black G-10 (Japan)
Stretch2 ZDP-189 Green FRN (Japan)
UK Penknife CPM-S110V Dark Blue FRN (USA)
ParaMilitary2 CPM-S30V SpyderEdge Black G-10 (USA)
Para3 CPM-S30V ComboEdge Black G-10 (USA)
Stretch2 VG-10 Lightweight Black FRN (Japan)
Manbug H-1 SpyderEdge Sheepsfoot Yellow FRN (Japan)
Native5 Maxamet Lightweight Stone Gray FRN (USA)
Manix2 CPM-S30V BackLock Black G-10 (USA)
Military CPM-M4 Natural G-10 BladeHQ (USA)
Mule Team 25 LC200N PlainEdge (Taiwan)
Delica4 Damascus & VG-10 Foliage Green FRN Moteng (Japan)
ParaMilitary2 Left Handed CPM-S30V Black G-10 (USA)
Q Ball VG-10 Black G-10 (Japan)
Military CPM-S90V TI CF with R.I.L. Lock KnifeWorks (USA)
Manix2 CPM-S90V Orange FRN Cutlery Shoppe (USA)
Para3 CPM-S30V Digital Camo G-10 (USA)
Chaparral CTS-XHP Raffir Noble Composite Scales (Taiwan)
Tenacious 8Cr13MoV Satin PlainEdge Red Checkered G-10 (China)
Lil’ Nilakka RWL-34 White Polished G-10 Flash Batch (Taiwan)
Para3 CPM-S30V SpyderEdge Black G-10 (USA)
Salt2 H-1 SpyderEdge Yellow FRN (Japan)
Para3 CPM-S30V Black Blade Black G-10 (USA)
Salt2 H-1 PlainEdge Yellow FRN (Japan)
Fish Hunter H-1 SpyderEdge Yellow FRN (Japan)
ParaMilitary2 CPM-S30V Black Blade with Engraving Black G-10 BayouShooter (USA)
DragonFly2 VG-10 Lightweight Zome Green FRN (Japan)
Alycone CTS-BD1 Textured Gray G-10 (China)
Salt2 H-1 Black Blade PlainEdge Black FRN (Japan)
Salt2 H-1 Black Blade SpyderEdge Black FRN (Japan)
Delica4 HAP40/SUS410 Mahogany Pakkawood KnifeCenter (Japan)
Endura4 HAP40/SUS410 Mahogany Pakkawood KnifeCenter (Japan)
Tenacious 8Cr13MoV Satin Blade Green Camo G-10 BladeHQ (China)
Tenacious 8Cr13MoV Black Blade Green Camo G-10 BladeHQ (China)
Jess Horn VG-10 Dark Gray G-10 Sprint (Japan)
Meerkat HAP40/SUS410 Burnt Orange FRN Sprint (Japan)
Manix2 CPM-154/CPM-S90V Composite Blade Peel Ply CF Sprint (USA)
Military Left Handed CPM-S30V Black G-10 (USA)
Native5 CPM-S90V Fluted Carbon Fiber (USA)
DogTag4 CTS-BD1 Aluminum (Taiwan)
Para3 CPM-S110V Dark Blue G-10 (USA)
Para3 CPM-S30V Black Blade Digital Camo G-10 (USA)
Yojimbo2 CPM-S90V Black DLC Blade Coyote Brown G-10 JB Outman (USA)
Mule Team MT26 Micro-Melt® A11 - PMA11 (USA)
Para3 CRU-WEAR Gray G-10 Sprint (USA)
Caly3 HAP40/SUS410 Green G-10 Sprint (Japan)
Native5 CPM-S90V Satin Blade Orange FRN Cutlery Shoppe (USA)
Police4 K390 Black G-10 (Japan)
Chinook4 CPM-S30V Black G-10 (Japan)
Opus CPM-S30V Black G-10 (Japan)
Dragonfly2 H-1 Hawkbill SpyderEdge Yellow FRN (Japan)
Tasman Salt2 H-1 PlainEdge Yellow FRN (Japan)
Tasman Salt2 H-1 SpyderEdge Yellow FRN (Japan)
Tasman Salt2 H-1 PlainEdge Black FRN (Japan)
Tasman Salt2 H-1 SpyderEdge Black FRN (Japan)
One-Eyed Jack CPM-S30V Polished White G-10 (Taiwan)
Sliverax CPM-S30V CF/G-10 (Taiwan)
Native5 CPM-S90V Forest Green G-10 KnifeCenter (USA)
Tenacious 8Cr13MoV Satin PlainEdge Blade CF/G-10 Laminate Blue Ridge (China)
Tenacious 8Cr13MoV Satin ComboEdge Blade CF/G-10 Laminate Blue Ridge (China)
Tenacious 8Cr13MoV Black PlainEdge Blade CF/G-10 Laminate Blue Ridge (China)
Tenacious 8Cr13MoV Black ComboEdge Blade CF/G-10 Laminate Blue Ridge (China)
ParaMilitary2 52100 Plain Edge CF H.L. Dalis (USA)
Shaman CPM-S30V PlainEdge Black G-10 (USA)
Shaman CPM-S30V SpyderEdge Black G-10 (USA)
Hundred Pacer CTS-XHP Tan/Brown G-10 (Taiwan)
Manix2 CPM-M4 Satin Blade Natural G-10 BladeHQ (USA)
Native5 CPM-S90V Black DLC Blade Orange FRN Cutlery Shoppe (USA)
ParaMilitary2 M390 Red G-10 DLT Trading (USA)
Chaparral CTS-XHP Gray FRN (Taiwan)
Squarehead CTS-BD1 Black FRN (Taiwan)
Squarehead CTS-BD1 Grey FRN (Taiwan)
Delica4 CPM-S30V Wharncliffe Blade Orange FRN Cutlery Shoppe (Japan)
ParaMilitary2 Maxamet Dark Gray G-10 (USA)
Delica4 CPM-S30V Yellow & Green Zome FRN Lone Star (Japan)
Delica4 VG-10 Pink & Purple Zome FRN Lone Star (Japan)
Tenacious 8Cr13MoV Satin Blade Orange G-10 Cutlery Shoppe (China)
Tenacious 8Cr13MoV Black Blade Orange G-10 Cutlery Shoppe (China)
Lil' Native CPM-S30V PlainEdge Compression Lock Black G-10 (USA)
Native5 CPM-154/CPM-S90V Composite Blade Peel Ply CF Sprint (USA)
ParaMilitary2 52100 ComboEdge CF H.L. Dalis (USA)
Darn Dao CPM-154 Black G-10 Flash Batch (Taiwan)
Most recently acquired: Paramilitary 2 Tanto, YoJUMBO, Swayback, Siren, DLC Yojimbo 2, Native Chief, Shaman S90V, Para 3 LW, Ikuchi, UKPK, Smock, SUBVERT, Amalgam, Para 3 CTS-XHP, Kapara, Paramilitary 2 M390
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Re: Spyderco Knife Of The Year 2017

Postby Sharp Guy » Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:53 pm

There's a lot of great choices in that list! It's a tough decision but my vote goes to the Sliverax.
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Re: Spyderco Knife Of The Year 2017

Postby xceptnl » Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:04 pm

Hard decision for me. It's between the HAP40 Caly and the K390 Police 4........ I'm gonna leave this posts undecided for now. I will edit after more thought.

After serious consideration, the 4th Gen Police is my pick for 2017 KOTY
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Re: Spyderco Knife Of The Year 2017

Postby Liquid Cobra » Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:06 pm

Lol I forgot to vote.

Hands down, without a doubt...my knife of the year is the..

SHAMAN!

Great job Sal and Co!
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Re: Spyderco Knife Of The Year 2017

Postby Evil D » Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:09 pm

Sliverax.

I don't really think of sprints/exclusives/variants as being knife of the year because they already existed in other forms. You wouldn't see Blade giving out that type of award for a steel variant.
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Re: Spyderco Knife Of The Year 2017

Postby senorsquare » Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:13 pm

Shaman.

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Re: Spyderco Knife Of The Year 2017

Postby Chinook3 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:17 pm

Chinook 4 :spyder:
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Re: Spyderco Knife Of The Year 2017

Postby RamZar » Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:24 pm

My singular choice would be Native5 CPM-S90V Fluted Carbon Fiber. I'm glad this Zombie was resurrected. Very light, gorgeous linerless milled CF and great steel.

Honarable mention goes to the advancement of Maxamet and LC200N steels.
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Re: Spyderco Knife Of The Year 2017

Postby vivi » Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:30 pm

Police 4.
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Re: Spyderco Knife Of The Year 2017

Postby Holland » Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:49 pm

pakkawood delica4 hap40
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Re: Spyderco Knife Of The Year 2017

Postby jmh58 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:51 pm

Caly2 Hap40 Sprint.. As yinz can see, I LIKE this knife.. John :D
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Re: Spyderco Knife Of The Year 2017

Postby BrianMcCord » Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:52 pm

Sliverax...close second goes to HAP 40 Caly
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Re: Spyderco Knife Of The Year 2017

Postby rybu0305 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:53 pm

Sliverax.
More CBBL please!
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Re: Spyderco Knife Of The Year 2017

Postby Ric » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:04 pm

Para3 CPM-S110V

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Re: Spyderco Knife Of The Year 2017

Postby farnorthdan » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:08 pm

Tough one for sure, I'll go with most anticipated for me, Military CPM-S90V TI CF with R.I.L. Lock KnifeWorks with the 52100 PM2 a close second.
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Re: Spyderco Knife Of The Year 2017

Postby Slumblor » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:09 pm

I'm torn between the Pakkawood Delica and the Caly3, but I'm going to give my vote to the Caly3 Hap40 Sprint.

I think the Sliverax will do very well here, and if it wins I will have an excuse to buy one.

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Re: Spyderco Knife Of The Year 2017

Postby kingston73 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:15 pm

Holland wrote:pakkawood delica4 hap40
This or the endura version. I bought two, one to use and one to sit in the box.

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Re: Spyderco Knife Of The Year 2017

Postby Warrior1 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:16 pm

Hands down... Shaman!
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Re: Spyderco Knife Of The Year 2017

Postby Nate » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:28 pm

Sliverax.

Maybe not perfect, but so unique. The combination of aesthetics, innovative design elements, slim profile in the pocket, and ergos/how it cuts put it out in front for me.

The pocket jewelry and couch-fiddling factors are also very high. $$ ;) :p

Honorable mentions in particular to the Lefty Para2 and Chaparral lw.
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Re: Spyderco Knife Of The Year 2017

Postby Spydersense » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:45 pm

Sliverax

Followed closely by Cruwear Para 3, and S110V Para 3.
Time for another :spyder:!

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