100% agree. Great break down!awa54 wrote: ↑Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:43 amMy two cents:
I own all three of these... if you want a knife for challenging cutting tasks/light abuse, then I'd say #1 Native, #2 Para 3, #3 Chaparral. For balanced use without any hacking or prying I'd revise that to #1 Para 3, #2 Native, #3 Chaparral. If what you need is slicing power on easily cut material then #1 Chaparral, #2 Para 3, #3 Native.
While I like and regularly carry all three designs, if I had to choose just one I'd take the Para 3 without hesitation.
spyderg wrote: ↑Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:38 pmAt just a little over size and price, I’m going to suggest the Manix2. It’s a pocket hog but such a good knife. It will likely work better for large hands than the choices listed. Of those I’ve only got the Native but I find it too small. The Manix has a wide or tall handle so it fills a large hand nicely. The blade is great for edc and more, thin enough to be slicey but still pretty robust. All that and the lock is strong and good for fidgeting if you’re into that. You have the choice of the g10 version or lightweight depending on what’s more important, that crazy strong feel or the edge of your pocket, lol! Really though mine has never been a problem to carry. I have the older Cruwear version with grey g10, it was my first, (of many) Spyderco Knives and still gets carried often, just yesterday actually. If you can find a Domino, they’re great too. Similar in hand and pocket but framelock flipper. Not sure what they go for if you can find them?
I have found that the Baby Horn is an EXCELLENT edc knife! I finally bought another one after my father stole my last one... Needless to say, I still love it. It's less than 3"(like 2.66") but it is great and it is $100. Oh, the blade is also very thin and slicey!Wolverine10 wrote: ↑Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:48 pmHello,
Looking for an EDC around 3” and around $100. I have a cold steel recon 1 4” spear point in CTS-XHP for harder use and am looking for a smaller EDC for everyday tasks. I have large hands not necessarily wide but long fingers. Unfortunately not a lot of dealers nearby so haven’t been able to get my hands on the knives I’m thinking about.
Native 5 LW S35V - sounds like it has good ergos and will typically fit larger hands. Hear it has great durability and is a tough knife for its size. Not sure I like visual look of the FNG and worry I may not like the feel because I’m used to a heavier knife with G10. I know many prefer it to the G10 but I’m worried it will feel like plastic. Lmk what you think.
Chaparral FG - Honestly my usually cutting tasks are fairly trivial and I hear this knife slices like a champ. Like that it’s small and light for EDC but worried my hand may be too big for it.
Para 3 G10 S30V - another similar sized knife. Wondering if people prefer this or the native 5. Also saw it was coming out in FNG.
Let me know what you think of these or if you have any other recommendations.
I second this suggestion. Stretch 2 is indeed great for larger hands and features probably the most versatile blade I personally have experienced in a folder.