What do you think of the Spyderco Travel Case?

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What do you think of the Spyderco Travel Case?

1) Like it!
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32%
2) Would prefer something else.
6
21%
3) Don't care/doesn't matter to me.
13
46%
 
Total votes: 28

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What do you think of the Spyderco Travel Case?

Postby cycleguy » Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:13 pm

Throwing this out as a poll to see how people feel about the Spyderco Travel Case that came with a Spyderco knife you purchased (not as an accessory purchased separately because you obviously liked it enough to purchase one if you went this route).

Got mine with a titanium/damascus Delica 4 purchase.

Personally, I don't have the need for it and would prefer a standard Spyderco box or an up-scaled Spyderco box or maybe just the standard Spyderco box with a different color scheme that represents higher priced knives.

Wondering what you all are thinking, or if you even care. If it is something other you prefer, leave a comment as to what it is.

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Re: What do you think of the Spyderco Travel Case?

Postby cycleguy » Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:36 pm

OK ... so this one went over with little interest which tells me most probably don't care...!

I love spyderco!!! Have only purchased two non-spyder-hole folders since I've been overtaken by Spyderco. BUT, going to ding them on their travel case. I would really like to see them doing it better.

Here is one I recently acquired which I like much better. It is a nylon shell with quilted cotton liner, and is embroidered, and is neither too big, too small, too bulky, too flimsy, too cheap, or to tacky.

If moisture or potential to hold moisture is a concern then I'd suggest a liner of a water proof and or wicking fabric like I have in one of my better shotgun cases.

This one comes from Mexico.

Hope to see an embroidered Spyder some day!!!

Enjoy,

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Re: What do you think of the Spyderco Travel Case?

Postby TomAiello » Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:44 pm

How do you like the Doug Ritter now that Hogue is making it?

I have the BM version, which did not come with a case of any kind.

I'm not sure that everyone immediately understands what you meant by a "travel case". I was kind of trying to figure out if Spyderco made some kind of briefcase or luggage for carrying a bunch of knives, at least before I saw your picture.

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Re: What do you think of the Spyderco Travel Case?

Postby Evil D » Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:53 pm

Not for me. I also got a Spyderpac and I have no idea why because I like to keep them in their boxes.
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Re: What do you think of the Spyderco Travel Case?

Postby Cowboyfromhell » Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:00 pm

Pfft...rather have that coffee mug I started a thread about the other day....

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Re: What do you think of the Spyderco Travel Case?

Postby Mushroom » Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:35 pm

I have always kept my boxes and considered the box part my collection, so it was unexpected when I got my first Spyderco in a zipper pouch. I actually really like the pouch now though. I've only received them with higher end Spyderco's, so I appreciate the added protection it provides.
Also, I don't mind the simple gold printed Spyderco logo on them. It looks pretty good and it probably helps keep the cost down a little, at least. :spyder:
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Re: What do you think of the Spyderco Travel Case?

Postby Woodpuppy » Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:47 pm

I’d prefer a dirt cheap brown cardboard box like Amazon’s “frustration free” packaging if it would save a bit on overall cost of the purchase.
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Re: What do you think of the Spyderco Travel Case?

Postby cycleguy » Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:57 pm

TomAiello wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:44 pm
How do you like the Doug Ritter now that Hogue is making it?

I have the BM version, which did not come with a case of any kind.

With folders, I'm a smaller knife guy. UK, Delica, Chaparral, Sage all feel my needs nicely. This is a big pocket knife for me so I'm exploring newer waters with it. I'll have to spend some time with it before I can comment, but think I prefer the PM2. If someone is a grip fan, I don't see why they wouldn't enjoy the DR. Lock smoothness is on par with the better BM's I've been around.

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Re: What do you think of the Spyderco Travel Case?

Postby cycleguy » Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:00 pm

TomAiello wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:44 pm

I'm not sure that everyone immediately understands what you meant by a "travel case". I was kind of trying to figure out if Spyderco made some kind of briefcase or luggage for carrying a bunch of knives, at least before I saw your picture.
I went to the Spyderco web store and went to accessories and travel case is their words for it ...

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Re: What do you think of the Spyderco Travel Case?

Postby Surfingringo » Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:26 pm

Woodpuppy wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:47 pm
I’d prefer a dirt cheap brown cardboard box like Amazon’s “frustration free” packaging if it would save a bit on overall cost of the purchase.
Spyderco offers a $5 rebate program if you agree to have your purchase shipped in a dirty sock. :cool:

Joking aside, I too would like to pay exactly zero extra dollars for frilly packaging. I would actually take the sock shipping option to save five bucks were it offered. (Clean sock though please)

ETA: I am aware that spending a bit of effort on packaging and presentation is usually good for a company’s business. I’m just raising my hand as one of the data points that doesn’t really care about that. :spyder:
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Re: What do you think of the Spyderco Travel Case?

Postby Woodpuppy » Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:27 pm

TomAiello wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:44 pm
How do you like the Doug Ritter now that Hogue is making it?

I have the BM version, which did not come with a case of any kind.
Personally I think it’s delicious that BM cancelled the Ritter collab and Ritter went to Hogue with the design and axis lock, and appears to be making a better knife. Now about that M390... let’s get something else in there.

I wonder how good is Hogue’s heat treatment?
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Re: What do you think of the Spyderco Travel Case?

Postby Woodpuppy » Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:29 pm

Surfingringo wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:26 pm
Woodpuppy wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:47 pm
I’d prefer a dirt cheap brown cardboard box like Amazon’s “frustration free” packaging if it would save a bit on overall cost of the purchase.
Spyderco offers a $5 rebate program if you agree to have your purchase shipped in a dirty sock. :cool:

Joking aside, I too would like to pay exactly zero extra dollars for frilly packaging. I would actually take the sock shipping option to save five bucks were it offered. (Clean sock though please)
Ha! Just wrap it in butcher paper. I save boxes because they come in boxes... and collectors want boxes.
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Re: What do you think of the Spyderco Travel Case?

Postby standy99 » Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:32 am

Surfingringo wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:26 pm
Woodpuppy wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:47 pm
I’d prefer a dirt cheap brown cardboard box like Amazon’s “frustration free” packaging if it would save a bit on overall cost of the purchase.
Spyderco offers a $5 rebate program if you agree to have your purchase shipped in a dirty sock. :cool:

Joking aside, I too would like to pay exactly zero extra dollars for frilly packaging. I would actually take the sock shipping option to save five bucks were it offered. (Clean sock though please)

ETA: I am aware that spending a bit of effort on packaging and presentation is usually good for a company’s business. I’m just raising my hand as one of the data points that doesn’t really care about that. :spyder:
I would buy two just to get the free socks ;)
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Re: What do you think of the Spyderco Travel Case?

Postby Notsurewhy » Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:36 am

Woodpuppy wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:27 pm
TomAiello wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:44 pm
How do you like the Doug Ritter now that Hogue is making it?

I have the BM version, which did not come with a case of any kind.
Personally I think it’s delicious that BM cancelled the Ritter collab and Ritter went to Hogue with the design and axis lock, and appears to be making a better knife. Now about that M390... let’s get something else in there.

I wonder how good is Hogue’s heat treatment?
No experience with the hogue ritter, but they claim 61-62 HRC on the m390 which should be good to go if accurate.

Also, am I reading it wrong, or are you disappointed that the knife has m390? If so, those are some pretty high standards you have there.

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Re: What do you think of the Spyderco Travel Case?

Postby Woodpuppy » Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:16 am

Notsurewhy wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:36 am
Woodpuppy wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:27 pm
TomAiello wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:44 pm
How do you like the Doug Ritter now that Hogue is making it?

I have the BM version, which did not come with a case of any kind.
Personally I think it’s delicious that BM cancelled the Ritter collab and Ritter went to Hogue with the design and axis lock, and appears to be making a better knife. Now about that M390... let’s get something else in there.

I wonder how good is Hogue’s heat treatment?
No experience with the hogue ritter, but they claim 61-62 HRC on the m390 which should be good to go if accurate.

Also, am I reading it wrong, or are you disappointed that the knife has m390? If so, those are some pretty high standards you have there.
I no longer get excited over stainless steels (except the truly rust proof H1 and LC200N). I got along fine with 154cm and M2hs before getting sucked back into the Spyderco world last June, and now I guess I have developed a bit of steel snobbery. I’ve always tended to prefer the tool steel spectrum primarily for sharpening response. But to be fair, I’ve never tried the M390/204P/20CV family and they do have a following. I’ve simply never felt let down by HAP40, M4, REX45, or Cruwear. Just needs a little more care from time to time.
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Re: What do you think of the Spyderco Travel Case?

Postby TomAiello » Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:56 am

Woodpuppy wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:27 pm
TomAiello wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:44 pm
How do you like the Doug Ritter now that Hogue is making it?

I have the BM version, which did not come with a case of any kind.
Personally I think it’s delicious that BM cancelled the Ritter collab and Ritter went to Hogue with the design and axis lock, and appears to be making a better knife. Now about that M390... let’s get something else in there.
I totally agree on the switch to Hogue.

The only BM I still have is the Ritter. I'll probably buy the Hogue soon just to show my support for his political efforts.

But, I LOVE the m390. Most of my EDCs aren't stainless, but M390 is my go-to stainless. It's also my preference for travel knives (where I may go a month or more without really being able to do any maintenance on them). It's also my top choice in the kitchen at the moment.

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Re: What do you think of the Spyderco Travel Case?

Postby cycleguy » Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:10 am

Woohoo! Have you seen the latest Spyder Byte? Woohoo!

I'm going to claim 99.98% of the credit ... but 99.99% certain my commentary didn't matter. :p

Thumbs Up! I like it! Way to go Spyderco... :spyder: :spyder: :spyder:

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(p.s. now referring to them as zipper pouches instead of travel cases which makes more sense as well ... CQI)
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Re: What do you think of the Spyderco Travel Case?

Postby Tucson Tom » Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:19 am

Boxes? Cases? My knives are all in a drawer. If they travel, it is one at a time in my pocket.

I do have a bunch of Spyderco boxes in a big cardboard box. Someday I'll move or need space and toss all that in a dumpster.

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Re: What do you think of the Spyderco Travel Case?

Postby Red » Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:30 am

I liked the pouch that came with my Civilian. I dont keep the knife in it but when you spend a decent chunk of hard earned cash (at least for me) on something its kind of cool they do something a little extra.
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Re: What do you think of the Spyderco Travel Case?

Postby jdw » Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:32 am

I don't feel strongly either way about the pouches unless it's a Ti knife, they really help them from getting beat up. I do prefer the case that came with my Swayback over the older plastic leather pouches but mainly I am ok with my Spyderpac if I really need to travel with multiple knives.
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