I think I have found my EDC

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I think I have found my EDC

Postby Daveho » Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:21 pm

Big change of job coming up so no more knives clipped to pockets for me-
To that end I’m down several knives and bought a spyderco hardly ever talked about here.

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Spyderco Air.

Not a big blade by any stretch but I can do all my daily office stuff and it means I still get a chunk of M4.
The ergonomics of this tiny guy are fantastic- the edge is beautifully sharp (and along its whole length no less) it has a sharpening choil and basically it’s THE gentleman’s folder behind that one CRK that isnt a sebenza.
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Re: I think I have found my EDC

Postby The Meat man » Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:25 pm

Nice looking blade! What model is it?
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Re: I think I have found my EDC

Postby Daveho » Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:29 pm

The Meat man wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:25 pm
Nice looking blade! What model is it?
Sorry- was editing while you posted this.
It’s the Spyderco Air.
It’s one of the Gayle Bradley models-

Be advised those reading that it is SMALL!
Not ideal for “tactical” operations but if you don’t want to freak out the mums in your office well this guy is the business

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Re: I think I have found my EDC

Postby embry386 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:37 pm

That handle material is beautiful as heck and I love the blade shape. :spyder: If they made a larger one someday, maybe in white FRN, I'd be all over it.

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Re: I think I have found my EDC

Postby Daveho » Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:40 pm

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Here’s a size comparison-
I love this little thing- the lack of a pocket clip is also a really welcome choice IMHO

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Re: I think I have found my EDC

Postby lonerider1013 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:07 pm

Nice looking knife!
I like the flat edge.

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Re: I think I have found my EDC

Postby MichaelScott » Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:03 pm

Excellent choice. Bradley’s Air has always been at the top of the stratosphere for me in terms of small effective quality office type knives. You’re going to like it.
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Re: I think I have found my EDC

Postby TomAiello » Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:07 pm

That's a beautiful knife.

I really like the knife, and the steel, but I've never had a good opportunity to EDC mine. I feel like I really need to make an effort to get it out and carry it more.

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Re: I think I have found my EDC

Postby farnorthdan » Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:12 pm

Great choice and it certainly lives up to its name, probably one of the lightest :spyder:'s made. Haven't carried mine in probably a year or more, need to change that.
Happy to be part of this great forum and group of down to earth spyderco addicts, Thanks Sal and gang.
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Re: I think I have found my EDC

Postby toocool006 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:20 pm

It really is a beautiful knife - did you pick it up on secondary market? As far as I know these are long sold out, but would be happy to be wrong about that...
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Re: I think I have found my EDC

Postby Daveho » Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:21 pm

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In a slip it’s pretty great

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Re: I think I have found my EDC

Postby Daveho » Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:22 pm

toocool006 wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:20 pm
It really is a beautiful knife - did you pick it up on secondary market? As far as I know these are long sold out, but would be happy to be wrong about that...
I did indeed- BNIB at a great price :)
I very much love that so many knife folk are afraid on buying on eBay-
Means I can get stuff like this cheap

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Re: I think I have found my EDC

Postby toocool006 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:09 pm

Great snag! If you ever get tired of carrying it, I might be able to find someone to take it off your hands... But seriously enjoy! Such a great feeling to settle on a trusty sidekick :-)
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Re: I think I have found my EDC

Postby knivesandbooks » Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:25 pm

I was seriously considering hunting one of those down for my new office job but I ended up going with the new rhino. No regrets, I love the rhino but I do want an Air. I'm still honeymooning with the rhino but between that and my Lionsteel Roundhead I'm feeling classy at work.
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Re: I think I have found my EDC

Postby Daveho » Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:11 pm

knivesandbooks wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:25 pm
I was seriously considering hunting one of those down for my new office job but I ended up going with the new rhino. No regrets, I love the rhino but I do want an Air. I'm still honeymooning with the rhino but between that and my Lionsteel Roundhead I'm feeling classy at work.
Very nice choices-
I just sold off my Roundhead and Dom
Between this and my GEC navy knife #14 I’m pretty set in this area.
Also congratulations on the new job

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Re: I think I have found my EDC

Postby Sharp Guy » Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:45 pm

Nice pick up! The Air's been on my radar for a few years now but I haven't bought one yet. One of these days I'll get one.
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Re: I think I have found my EDC

Postby KnickKnackCity » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:36 pm

It sure is a classy piece. The Air and Memory were on deep discontinued discount shortly after I got into :spyder: and I have always since regretted not picking them up. I will have to keep an eye on the bay for these great deals you speak of :D

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Re: I think I have found my EDC

Postby talonne » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:44 pm

Daveho wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:21 pm
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In a slip it’s pretty great
Really nice size for an EDC, and I love the handle color. Also, is that a TWSBI Eco? :)

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Re: I think I have found my EDC

Postby Capt'n Boatsalot » Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:02 pm

Got mine when KSF was closing out their Spyderco line. Great piece! As OP noted, I really enjoy carrying a very lightweight piece of M4, and I am quite partial to the wharncliffe. Mine shares office pocket time with my DF2s and Urban.

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Re: I think I have found my EDC

Postby jpm2 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:48 pm

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