DirtMcGirt wrote: ↑
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:24 am
DSH007 wrote: ↑
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:22 am
Honestly, I haven't found a Spydie yet that I don't really enjoy for one reason or another.. but as far as "hidden gems" go.. I'd say the Brouwer, the Wolfspyder, and most recently, the Lil Temperance 3. Absolutely fantastic knives, each of them.
Wolfspyder got my #1 vote. I recently discovered the LilTemp3, and totally agree with you. Absolutely fantastic. Definitely gets the #2 “gem” spot of my collection. You’re also making me go look at Brouwers now. If you’re grouping it with these two, I’m pretty sure I will really dig it. My bday is in two weeks and that may be the one I get now.
I tend to rotate my edc quite a bit, but the Brouwer is probably my single most-carried knife. I'm a huge believer in simplicity as a design tenet and, in my opinion anyways, the Brouwer is nothing more or less than everything it needs to be. It's become kind of my "goldilocks" edc knife. Compact, comfortable, highly capable, and a little bit classy all wrapped up into one package. If I'm in the woods, I'll carry a Manix or PM2. At the beach, a Salt.. To be more discreet, a cricket or DF.. etc.. but as an all-around, highly functional edc knife, the Brouwer just keeps finding its way into my pocket and I don't see that changing anytime soon.
A few caveats - the factory pocket clip placement, while very comfortable in hand, is not ideal if you prefer deep carry. I put an MXG Gear deep carry clip on mine and like it much better. Also, I've heard some grumbles over the price and, I agree, it is expensive.. especially with the added cost of the deep carry clip, if that is your preference. However, I think the knife is very, very well made and I haven't regretted the purchase at all.
If you're not deterred by the cost or pocket clip, I'd highly recommend picking up a Brouwer. And whether or not you decide to get one, happy (early) birthday! I use my birthday as an excuse to pick up a new knife, or three, myself!
..well, that escalated quickly..