This is pretty easy.
If I had to choose a few knive for the rest of my life they would be as follows:
Spyderco Paramilitary 2. It just works. It’s capable in a variety of tasks and I’m not sure that I could ask more from a folding knife. It would be nice if it was offered in titanium. I’m ok with the weight difference in exchange for the wear resistance on the scales.
UKPK. An elegant design from Sal that solves the non locking knife problem but provides a capable cutting tool for those that need it. I despise nail knicks. The Spyderco opening hole on a non locking knife of this size is a fantastic gift to the knife world. It’s easy to open one handed, make a cut, close and be on your way. If I’m being ultra realistic about my knife needs this knife fits the bill and then some.
Chris Reeve Sebenza 21. I know, I know, this is a Spyderco forum. But if I’m being truly honest the CRK Sebenza 21 offers to me a certain level of confidence that I take comfort in as a user. Spyderco May make multiple titanium knives but how many of them are produced for decades at a time? If I buy a Spyderco Slyzs Bowie, I don’t know that that knife will still have parts available for it it 5 years from now because it gets discontinued. The Sebenza 21 has been produced for decades and so I know replacement parts, should I need them will be available to me. Just the fact that it is a long running model made from titanium (which doesn’t wear down over time like g10) inspires confidence with me that it’s knife I can trust and and let’s me know that if something should go wrong, I’ll be taken care of.
This thread has led me to think about Spyderco’s main line up and to the realization that there is a gap. Spyderco should start producing a titanium Golden produced knife for decades to come. Whether that is a titanium para 2 or something completely new, I don’t know. But there probably should be a staple that doesn’t go anywhere any time soon.
Most recently acquired: Native Chief, Shaman S90V, Para 3 LW, Ikuchi, UKPK, Smock, SUBVERT, Amalgam, Para 3 CTS-XHP, Kapara, Paramilitary 2 M390
Grail Paramilitary 2 M390 X 2! ACHIEVED!!
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