Bill1170 wrote: ↑
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:52 pm
SpyderEdgeForever wrote: ↑
Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:10 pm
Perhaps this question has been asked in another form before, but, in a general sense, or specific sense, when you pick one of Spyderco's products, how do you determine if one model is better than another? Size? Shape? Steel? Handle?
That’s simple, just buy/try all the ones that call to you, then sell/gift the ones that don’t work out. For most of us here that’s how we found what worked for us.
Yep, this. Through experience you'll learn what works best for you.
For me, I can easily narrow down 9/10ths of most companies offerings with my obnoxiously picky preferences:
- No detent based locks (liner lock, frame lock, compression lock)
- No blades under 3.5 - 4" on folders unless it's a multitool
- No blades over 5.5 - 6" on fixed blades unless its a chopper, chef knife or filet knife.
- No saber grinds
- No excessively thick stock
- No leather sheaths on fixed blades
- No sharpening choils
- No assisted open / auto
- No neck carry
- No tip down only folders
- No carbon steel folders
- Rarely do I purchase stainless fixed blades
- Nothing over $200, knives over $100 purchased sparingly. Too many quality designs in these price ranges to splurge for anything pricier.
Now sometimes I break one of my rules...so many designs I otherwise love feature sharpening notches, my Police 4 has a carbon steel blade, and the FFG Pacific Salt isn't out yet so I make do with the saber grind....but generally all my purchases otherwise conform to this list.