"The one"

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"The one"

Postby george.hill11c » Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:47 pm

What spyderco did you buy that made you question the reasoning for all your others? Different occasions call for different blades of course, but did you ever find one that you think could be the one that will stay in your pocket for the rest of your life?
Delica 4 vanilla, manix 2 s110v, lil native, df2 salt hawkbill, cf chappie, endura 4 blue, roadie, and a pm2 directly from the SFO. Also not very patently waiting on the Native 5 salt

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Re: "The one"

Postby Spydergirl88 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:52 pm

Lil Native. But before that it was just about every folding knife spyderco has made. I'm always changing my mind about which spyderco design I like the best. Doesn't help that they keep putting out new and interesting designs. I love your signature line by the way. I buy knives on accident a lot too... Or at least that's what I tell my husband lol.
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Re: "The one"

Postby steelcity16 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:59 pm

I think I am close with the Native LW, but it doesn't really come in any of the flavors of steel that I like. No Cruwear, 4V, V4E, 3V, 52100, Rex45, or M4. Any of those in DLC would be potential game changers for me. The Native Salt will probably come close until some of these other steels make it into the Native LW. A blacked out Native Salt would be one that may rise above the rest and seems like one that would be very likely to happen.

Once fall comes and I start wearing jeans I will start carrying the Native G10 and Para 3 models. I prefer the FRN in the summer with my shorts.

So long story short, no "the one". More like "the thirty...soon to be forty before the end of the year"
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Re: "The one"

Postby Water Bug » Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:04 pm

For me, it was the Spyderco Endura and Spyderco Delica, both with the molded clip... these knives were so sharp out of the package and so practical in design and use. The only thing that made them a bit unpractical, at least for me, was their SE edges... that, perhaps, may've been the reason they never totally convinced me to abandon my other folders. Spyderco folders (most of which are PE) now compliment the other brand knives I EDC.
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Re: "The one"

Postby george.hill11c » Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:09 pm

steelcity16 wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:59 pm
I think I am close with the Native LW, but it doesn't really come in any of the flavors of steel that I like. No Cruwear, 4V, V4E, 3V, 52100, Rex45, or M4. Any of those in DLC would be potential game changers for me. The Native Salt will probably come close until some of these other steels make it into the Native LW. A blacked out Native Salt would be one that may rise above the rest and seems like one that would be very likely to happen.

Once fall comes and I start wearing jeans I will start carrying the Native G10 and Para 3 models. I prefer the FRN in the summer with my shorts.

So long story short, no "the one". More like "the thirty...soon to be forty before the end of the year"
That's pretty much where I'm at. I've taken a liking to the pm2 which is fine as we head into colder weather but in the summer I like lighter knives. I'm very much waiting on that native 5 salt to come out. I did try a para 3 for a while but for some reason it never stuck with me. In theory it's perfect. I've been eyeballing the native 5 series for a while now and as soon as that salt drops I'm jumping on that train. Being a sailor it's appropriate anyway. At least that's what I tell myself.
Delica 4 vanilla, manix 2 s110v, lil native, df2 salt hawkbill, cf chappie, endura 4 blue, roadie, and a pm2 directly from the SFO. Also not very patently waiting on the Native 5 salt

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Re: "The one"

Postby renegador » Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:22 pm

The chaparral I got 2 months ago has certainly done that for me. It has kicked all of my other knives back into my knife case. On the rare occasions that I have carried a larger knife, the chap has still tagged along in my coin pocket. Such a crazy good slicer that fits my hand soooo much better than a DF2. I don't know if I will "keep it in my pocket for the rest of my life" as I still love all of my others, but it is 100% in my "if I could only have x knives for the rest of my life this would be a sure thing" knife category.

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Re: "The one"

Postby JonLeBlanc » Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:30 pm

PM2 52100. It makes me feel like I wouldn’t have bought so many other knives had I bought it first lol.
My collection so far: 52100 Military (2); 52100 PM2 (2); 52100 Para3; Stretch2 V-Toku; KnifeWorks M4 PM2; BentoBox M390 PM2; BentoBox S90V Military; Police4 K390; S110V PM2; SS Delica AUS-6; Wayne Goddard Sprint VG-10
Wish list: Hundred Pacer; Sliverax; Mantra; 52100 PM2 SE; Kapara

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Re: "The one"

Postby PanChango » Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:53 pm

I wish... I would have saved a bucket of money.
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Re: "The one"

Postby TomAiello » Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:55 pm

Manix 2 LW. First s110v. Then Maxamet (when Maxamet was released).

I still need the s110v (for times when I need stainless, which isn't too often) and also a "travel knife" for various jurisdictions (I like the UKPK for most of the places I go in europe and the Chaparral for a restrictive jurisdiction in the US I visit for a few weeks every year).

After that it's just for fun. :)

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Re: "The one"

Postby Sumdumguy » Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:15 pm

Caribbean

Or

Dyad

Or

Native 5 HW S110V

In that order. If they made a full sized G10 Dyad in LC200N(I'd go crazy.) it might push the Caribbean down just because of the versatility.

I still like the Caribbean better, can't wait to see its big brother.

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Re: "The one"

Postby Evil D » Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:33 pm

Years ago it was the Military but the most recent model has to be the Sliverax.

Have to throw in the Autonomy too. It is a beast.
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Re: "The one"

Postby joeldworkin307 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:39 pm

Mine is a little less popular a choice than others. The terzuola double bevel. I have one that has been reprofiled from a tanto into a drop point, and that makes all the difference. Blade to handle ratio is higher than almost any other spyderco, ergonomics are amazing, deployment is super smooth, and the profile is very sleek. I carry plenty of different knives, and I always come back to the double bevel.
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Re: "The one"

Postby p_atrick » Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:47 pm

Endura. Not the prettiest knife, but given the size, weight, and steel options I can't think of a more practical design (local laws excluded).

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Re: "The one"

Postby WireEdge Roger » Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:19 pm

I’m a big fan of several classic models, but if I could have only one (assuming no replacements if lost or broken), I’d probably go Endura. Not only is it one of the most comfortable for me to hold and use, but I think the back lock will outlast some other designs. I’ve never wore one out.

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Re: "The one"

Postby tvenuto » Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:21 pm

The Delica. Which was, ironically, my first Spyderco. I could be happy with just the Delica, but I can afford to add the variety, so why not?

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Re: "The one"

Postby Bloke » Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:28 pm

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Re: "The one"

Postby MacLaren » Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:37 pm

The newest version Millie.

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Re: "The one"

Postby ladybug93 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:41 pm

dlc coated, black manix 2 lw salt in pe lc200n.

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Re: "The one"

Postby Sharp Guy » Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:44 pm

"The one" for me is the one in my hand or pocket at the moment.
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Re: "The one"

Postby kodai78 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:58 pm

I’m too fickle. There will never be “one”. Having said that I love the big folders the most. Manix, PM 2 and Military in my collection.
:spyder: Smock, Baby Jess Horn CE, Spydiechef, Schempp Bowie,Ti Fluted Military, Titanium Military, Native S30 V and G10, PM 2 in S35VN, and S110V, Manix 2 LW BD1, Sage 5, Positron black CPM S30V, Chaparral w/Raffir Noble scales, SuperLeaf VG 10, Ladybug H1, Dragonfly 2 in ZDP 189 and Superblue/420J1 and H1, Delica in ZDP 189, Clipitool Standard, the Cook’s knife VG10, Santorum, paring and utility knives, all in MBS 26. :spyder:


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