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Most underrated Spydercos?

Postby brainfriction » Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:11 pm

We all know the PM2, Para 3, Delica, Manix, Slysz Bowie, etc.. are fan favorites, but what about the gems that fly under the radar? Which models come to mind for you?

For me, I'd say the Domino. I understand the market is pretty crowded when it comes to $100-$200 framelock flippers, but despite that it's a solid knife. XHP steel, titanium frame, ball bearing pivot, smooth action, one of my favs and it gets its fair share of pocket time.

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Re: Most underrated Spydercos?

Postby Holland » Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:12 pm

I vote the Junction
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Re: Most underrated Spydercos?

Postby AccountDeletedUserRequest » Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:38 pm

Police 3. Police 4 seemed to catch peoples attention, and the original is a classic, but I hardly ever see someone posting a P3 picture.

Also, the Spin. It's a great tiny knife. I get a better grip with my Spin than I do a lot of the more popular tiny Spydercos.

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Re: Most underrated Spydercos?

Postby steelcity16 » Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:44 pm

Native LW....highly refined, rock solid, super smooth, lightweight, unbelievable value, yet an awesome exclusive like the orange/DLC S90V from Cutlery Shoppe stays in stock for months at a little over $100. Hopefully all of the people who grab a Native Salt will see how great the Native LW platform is and we can start seeing some more sprints and exclusives. It is my favorite model. 5 of my 26 Spydies are Native LWs. No other model is represented more in my collection. And I don't really even *love* any of the steels I have it in (S30V, S35VN, S90V, S110V, Maxamet). It's a tragedy that there are no tool/carbon steels outside of Maxamet available in the Native LW. No 52100, no M4, no Cruwear, no Rex45, no 4V. Heck, i'd even take a blacked out BD1 to match the blacked out BD1 Manix LW enroute to my house. Not even an M390/20CV/CTS-204P! No Elmax?! :(
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Re: Most underrated Spydercos?

Postby Evil D » Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:45 pm

Centofante 3/4, most criminally underappreciated knife Spyderco ever made I think. Then again it's still in production so maybe it's just the AFI's who aren't crazy about it.

I also think the Stretch is better than a Delica by a mile, though a tad bigger it's better in every way but doesn't get near as much praise.

Sliverax, just because I really can't believe more people aren't fawning over this knife like I am. It is *the best* release probably since I've been on this forum IMO.

Autonomy, I guess not that many people can enjoy this one so it's understandable, but it's also a shame because it's really a superb design.




And, I'll throw in an honorable mention for EVERYTHING that's offered in SE. Y'all need to branch out and join the dark side, serrations are where it's at.
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Re: Most underrated Spydercos?

Postby TkoK83Spy » Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:50 pm

I agree with David about the Centofante 3. Yea, it's not the best materials but that knife is one of my most used/carried. I love the unique blade shape, how slim the blade is. A great slicer. Plus, I carried it when I got married this past summer, so it has some sentimental value as well. Can't get a much better Spyderco knife for $70-under.
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Re: Most underrated Spydercos?

Postby tvenuto » Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:56 pm

The R. It’s a larger Delica with a choil. One of my favorite designs and I’ve been requesting another run for as long as I’ve been on the forum. Also, the previous ones we offered in SE as well and it’s one of the few FFG SE models. Mr. Blonde photo:

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Re: Most underrated Spydercos?

Postby knivesandbooks » Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:22 pm

Vivi wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:38 pm
Police 3. Police 4 seemed to catch peoples attention, and the original is a classic, but I hardly ever see someone posting a P3 picture.

Also, the Spin. It's a great tiny knife. I get a better grip with my Spin than I do a lot of the more popular tiny Spydercos.
I would buy a police 3 if i could find one for a good price!

I think the myrtle is underrated.
I own an assisted knife and am embarrassed to admit I enjoy it.

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Re: Most underrated Spydercos?

Postby Nate » Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:33 pm

If the Centofante 3/4 had a reversible clip, they might be at the top of the list for me for me, but sadly... it is what it is. (lefty problems)

I should've bought the R sprint, but was put off by the smooth scales, (probably ignorantly so,) hope for a g10 run some day, but I'm not holding my breath.

The Police may be being underrated by me right now, never owned or even handled one. Might snag an frn P4 if it happens, but I mostly carry smaller blades.

I thought the Kiwi 4 was underrated, and I think the current Baby Horn is massively underrated, the most of what's currently available anyway, imo. Yes, I hear the haterz. To me though, it seems like most of them will break in, can be cleaned and lubed for great action, and be totally fine. It's an absolute classic out of Moki by an esteemed collaborator who won't be releasing any new stuff otherwise. I'm kind of surprised the traditional crowd hasn't snapped them up. A full-sized ffg g10 Jess Horn sprint would be incredible, if not likely.
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Re: Most underrated Spydercos?

Postby Naperville » Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:35 pm

- Spyderco Stuart Ackerman Sustain, with 20CV Blade. Folks this is one huge hunk of 20CV. I've got one, how abt you? If you love 20CV, this is the best blade to have, and as far as I know, it is the biggest 20CV blade on the market. It's 6.2 inches of 20CV with a black G-10 handle.

- Spyderco Yojimbo 2, CF, with 20CV Blade. Again, 20CV and CF scales. I bought 2 and I already had the model in S30V. When I first started looking for a defensive knife and I came across this, I was like, "Hmmmmm.... What.... Nah...." but then I started to think abt it. The way that it was designed most of the stabbyness is reduced/removed, but it is probably the very best slicer for it's size. And I started to think. If I am in trouble and getting jumped on, the last thing that I want is to become the bad guy, so less stabby is fine. It offers excellent penetration too.
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Re: Most underrated Spydercos?

Postby Luke2236 » Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:54 pm

I would say the stretch. I prefer the first generation but when the V2 steel drops I’ll be picking that one up.
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Postby Mystery Flavor » Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:08 pm

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Re: Most underrated Spydercos?

Postby timlara » Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:10 pm

Totally agree on the R2. I wish there was enough demand to do a sprint with the skeletonized handles in some kind of super steel.

Also the UKPK. If I were a reasonable person, I could get by just fine with that as my only knife. Even though I have several fancier Spydies to choose from, it's the one I always grab first if I'm in a hurry.

Honorable mention goes to the Sheepfoot Caribbean - though it's too new to be considered "underrated", it doesn't seem to have received all that much hype so far. However, after carrying it a bit, I think it definitely deserves a lot more love. Like many people, my first reaction was that the scales were hideous, but the texture feels so good in the hand that I don't even care if it looks like a mutant bee anymore. :)
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Re: Most underrated Spydercos?

Postby ladybug93 » Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:27 pm

i’ve never used one, but i’d like to try a jester. the assist doesn’t get much love either.

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Re: Most underrated Spydercos?

Postby Baron Mind » Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:34 pm

I agree the native 5 doesn't get enough press. I like the ergos better than the para 3. Compression lock is the goat but Spyderco has done incredible work with their blacklock. It's actually flickable and smooth. And the stock soon clip works perfectly in the hand on this model. Great knife.

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Re: Most underrated Spydercos?

Postby Daveho » Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:19 am

Evil D wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:45 pm
Centofante 3/4, most criminally underappreciated knife Spyderco ever made I think. Then again it's still in production so maybe it's just the AFI's who aren't crazy about it.

I also think the Stretch is better than a Delica by a mile, though a tad bigger it's better in every way but doesn't get near as much praise.

Sliverax, just because I really can't believe more people aren't fawning over this knife like I am. It is *the best* release probably since I've been on this forum IMO.

Autonomy, I guess not that many people can enjoy this one so it's understandable, but it's also a shame because it's really a superb design.




And, I'll throw in an honorable mention for EVERYTHING that's offered in SE. Y'all need to branch out and join the dark side, serrations are where it's at.
I really have to try something serrated...
It’s on my list- you may have finally talked me into it.

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Re: Most underrated Spydercos?

Postby AccountDeletedUserRequest » Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:34 am

knivesandbooks wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:22 pm
Vivi wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:38 pm
Police 3. Police 4 seemed to catch peoples attention, and the original is a classic, but I hardly ever see someone posting a P3 picture.

Also, the Spin. It's a great tiny knife. I get a better grip with my Spin than I do a lot of the more popular tiny Spydercos.
I would buy a police 3 if i could find one for a good price!

I think the myrtle is underrated.
They were only $125 or so when they came out. Hopefully the FRN Police 4 can hit a similar, or lower, price point.

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Re: Most underrated Spydercos?

Postby knivesandbooks » Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:40 am

Vivi wrote:
Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:34 am
knivesandbooks wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:22 pm
Vivi wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:38 pm
Police 3. Police 4 seemed to catch peoples attention, and the original is a classic, but I hardly ever see someone posting a P3 picture.

Also, the Spin. It's a great tiny knife. I get a better grip with my Spin than I do a lot of the more popular tiny Spydercos.
I would buy a police 3 if i could find one for a good price!

I think the myrtle is underrated.
They were only $125 or so when they came out. Hopefully the FRN Police 4 can hit a similar, or lower, price point.
I'm hoping for around $90, less than $100. I'm also hoping Sal issues a serrated version.


Forgot to add that I think the Rhino has been underrated. I know it is new but it is fantastic, especially clipless.
I own an assisted knife and am embarrassed to admit I enjoy it.

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Re: Most underrated Spydercos?

Postby JacksonKnives » Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:36 am

Dialex Junior
This model is nearly perfect. I'd trade my PM2 or Caly3.5 sprints for a Junior sprint in VToku.

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Re: Most underrated Spydercos?

Postby juggler » Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:32 am

The Pacific Salt is a very popular knife, but for some reason the Salt and the Atlantic Salt don't receive as much attention.
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