What's your favorite Spyderco that's a little bit of a "hidden gem?"

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What's your favorite Spyderco that's a little bit of a "hidden gem?"

Postby loamy47 » Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:12 pm

Everyone knows about the PM2, the Manix, the Delica, etc. But what's your favorite Spyderco to carry that not many people talk about?

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Re: What's your favorite Spyderco that's a little bit of a "hidden gem?"

Postby MichaelScott » Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:44 pm

One-Eyed Jack
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Re: What's your favorite Spyderco that's a little bit of a "hidden gem?"

Postby TkoK83Spy » Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:47 pm

MichaelScott wrote:
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One-Eyed Jack
Definitely a tough one to beat. Only member here I know that has one, and it's great that you love it!
Currently have 18 :spyder: 's in 14 different steels.

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Re: What's your favorite Spyderco that's a little bit of a "hidden gem?"

Postby JonLeBlanc » Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:47 pm

Unfortunately some fine gentleman acquired it from me surreptitiously and without my authorization at a bar one night, but I had a little stainless Jester CE that was so handy. The perfect box opener. I'm tempted to snag one of the G-10 sprints to replace it but I procrastinate. That's one we don't hear about too much, right? Lol

P.s. Now that I think about it, that was my very first Spyderco! Poor little Jester...
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: What's your favorite Spyderco that's a little bit of a "hidden gem?"

Postby Spydergirl88 » Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:59 pm

Lil Native comp lock
Team Wire Clip
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Re: What's your favorite Spyderco that's a little bit of a "hidden gem?"

Postby JohnAPA » Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:32 pm

Ocelot PE

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Re: What's your favorite Spyderco that's a little bit of a "hidden gem?"

Postby bearfacedkiller » Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:38 pm

Caplifter Clipitool
CF Balance
Cricket
"R" Model
C54 Calypso
Pattada
-Darby
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Re: What's your favorite Spyderco that's a little bit of a "hidden gem?"

Postby garret » Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:48 pm

Cricket

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Re: What's your favorite Spyderco that's a little bit of a "hidden gem?"

Postby TkoK83Spy » Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:50 pm

For guys who tend to like their knives on the larger side...Darby and Vivi quickly come to mind...has anybody ever given the Opus a try? If not, any particular reason why?
Currently have 18 :spyder: 's in 14 different steels.

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Re: What's your favorite Spyderco that's a little bit of a "hidden gem?"

Postby benben » Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:41 pm

Wegner Jr.

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Re: What's your favorite Spyderco that's a little bit of a "hidden gem?"

Postby Naperville » Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:58 pm

Spyderco makes more than folders guys. They make some of the best fixed blades that money can buy and I have my eyes on a few more.

I have the Bob Lum Darn Dao, Sustain, and Jumpmaster 2. They're very nice, yep "gems."

And I'm not telling you what I am waiting on to buy in case I tip you off! :p
Spyderco Collection: Military (S110V), Bob Lum Darn Dao(CPM-154), Yojimbo 2 (1 in S30V & 2 in 20CV), Sustain(20CV), Native 5(Maxamet), Jumpmaster 2(H1), Province(4V). SHORT LIST: CF Shaman(S90V), Lum Tanto, Native Chief(?), Street Beat (AEB-L, NioMax or Nitro-V at 63HRC).

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Re: What's your favorite Spyderco that's a little bit of a "hidden gem?"

Postby Vivi » Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:22 pm

Szabo folder. Very interesting locking mechanism, and awesome lines.
bearfacedkiller wrote:
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C54 Calypso
This really is one of their best designs. The caly line has amazing ergonomics. I've tried all three sizes and the full sized Calypso is my favorite.

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Re: What's your favorite Spyderco that's a little bit of a "hidden gem?"

Postby swigert » Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:25 pm

Slysz Bowie lol.

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Re: What's your favorite Spyderco that's a little bit of a "hidden gem?"

Postby blendergasket » Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:46 pm

Hap40 Stretch

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Re: What's your favorite Spyderco that's a little bit of a "hidden gem?"

Postby Mushroom » Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:40 pm

The Stretch 1 is definitely a hidden gem. I've said it before, but it's Spydercos best "sleeper" model. It doesn't get the attention it should because it falls a bit short in the aesthetic department for some, but it's one of their most comfortable and best slicing knives!

Also, the Hungarian is another hidden gem, or "sleeper" as I like to say. Phenomenal ergonomics and it has some beautiful fit and finish! If Spyderco made a less flashy version, better fit for getting dirty, it would be one of their best work knives in my opinion!

Hidden gem or not, the PPT is hands down my favorite model ever from Spyderco. It's a bit heavy but its a very comfortable knife in hand and a really unique design in general!

The Squarehead is a close second for favorite. It's another wicked unique design that I just find captivating and have fallen in love with using over the past few years! Carries well because it's so small and has proven to be incredibly convenient.
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Re: What's your favorite Spyderco that's a little bit of a "hidden gem?"

Postby youmakemehole » Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:04 pm

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^^^Especially if you have recently discovered that your most practical EDC blade style is a small/slim trailing point such as the one found on the Ikuchi. Not sure why there are so many fans of the Ikuchi but not for this lovable little guy? It is almost the same except it has a thicker more robust blade with better steel, and size/ergos that are near perfect for EDC. Is it because it isn't as pretty and has that horrendous stock clip? Literally you take teh Ikuchi, make it smaller more tough more practical and more ergo and you'd get:
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Re: What's your favorite Spyderco that's a little bit of a "hidden gem?"

Postby Frozenspyder » Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:06 pm

D'Allara 3.

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Re: What's your favorite Spyderco that's a little bit of a "hidden gem?"

Postby GarageBoy » Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:08 pm

So many have come and gone, and so many good choices already mentioned - but yeah, most of the fixed blades and the centofante iii deserve more love

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Re: What's your favorite Spyderco that's a little bit of a "hidden gem?"

Postby Cambertree » Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:09 pm

Maybe not so 'hidden', but they don't get the same ongoing fanfare as some other models.

-ZDP189 Dragonfly

-K390 Urban

-SE Drop point UKPK in Gin1.

And I completely agree on the HAP40 Stretch.

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Re: What's your favorite Spyderco that's a little bit of a "hidden gem?"

Postby tbdoc4kids » Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:09 pm

I might be the only one, but I regularly carry the Des Horn. Light and elegant, but that Wharncliffe blade does the job.


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