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

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

Postby DougC-3 » Wed May 01, 2019 12:40 am

My favorite would definitely be the Nishijin R model -- the length of the Manix, PM2, or Stretch, thin carry, nice thumb ramp and choil, and I love the blade shape. I've long wished they'd bring out other versions, like G10 for example. I've picked up a spare, in case the spirit ever moves me to make some other type of scales for it, though I really like the Nishijin -- just like variety as well.

Also like the original D'Allara plain and SE versions for their hand-filling grip and the new D'Allara 3, for it''s very comfortable feel in hand despite very thin carry. And last but least :D, the great man Ed Shempp's CF Balance.
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Re: What's your favorite Spyderco that's a little bit of a "hidden gem?"

Postby elena86 » Wed May 01, 2019 4:04 am

Mark my words, this baby is going to be so coveted ....

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

Postby Wartstein » Wed May 01, 2019 5:55 am

blendergasket wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:46 pm
Hap40 Stretch
Late to the party, but my "gems" got already mentioned anyway:

Stretch 1, especially in the quoted version

and: Chaparral FRN (someone said in another post: "A knife everybody should own" - never would have believed that just by solely looking at it´s specs, but since the day I own one: YES, totally correct! :) )

Though I still maybe would not have mentioned these models in this partiular thread, since they are not really unknown hidden gems, but "just" very underapreciated imho.
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Re: What's your favorite Spyderco that's a little bit of a "hidden gem?"

Postby JD Spydo » Wed May 01, 2019 6:46 am

Mr Blonde wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:48 am
There are plenty of these 'hidden gems' in Spyderco's history. Off the top of my head, the Temperance fixed blade.

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Thank you so kindly "Mr. Blonde" for displaying what I also think is a "slam dunk" for the Spyderco Hall Of Fame ( that is if we ever create one). The TEMPERANCE 1 model that you so eloquently displayed in almost every variant including the trainer>> to me is one that they just got perfect from the "get-go". I still use my PE & SE versions of the TEMP 1 almost on a weekly basis. It's not many weeks that go by to where I don't use at least one of my TEMP 1 models.
I'm going to continued to scream off the roof tops for a Sprint Run of the TEMP 1 in PE & SE both either in one of the Nitrogen based steels or one of the newer Supersteels. I would love to see the Spyderedged version of the TEMP 1 in XHP or even the older 440V for that matter. And I would just drool if they had a Plain edged version of the TEMP 1 in either M390 or CPM 10V. That particular fixed blade design is just so near perfect that it only needs new materials to make it a superstar even by today's standards IMO.

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

Postby JRinFL » Wed May 01, 2019 1:23 pm

For me it is the Rhino. I cannot understand why it is not a top seller. I picked up two used, sold by people who did not realize they had gold in their hands.
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Re: What's your favorite Spyderco that's a little bit of a "hidden gem?"

Postby Terp61 » Wed May 01, 2019 8:32 pm

I like my Wolfspyder. I was at the Golden shop last year and there it was. Without a second of hesitation I purchased the thing. It’s a nice little piece.

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

Postby 5-by-5 » Sat May 18, 2019 12:00 pm

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This is the only model I appreciate the compression lock in. Otherwise I I could live without the finger pinching dam* comp/lock. ;)

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

Postby loamy47 » Sat May 18, 2019 6:03 pm

5-by-5 wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 12:00 pm
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This is the only model I appreciate the compression lock in. Otherwise I I could live without the finger pinching dam* comp/lock. ;)
What is this? Never seen this before.

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Postby Kels73 » Sat May 18, 2019 6:26 pm

Tasman Salt 2 SE

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

Postby BornIn1500 » Sat May 18, 2019 11:43 pm

loamy47 wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 6:03 pm

What is this? Never seen this before.
The Junior. Designed to be very safe for kids with a large finger guard.

https://www.spyderco.com/catalog/details/C150G/671

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

Postby Doc Dan » Mon May 20, 2019 9:15 am

Nishijin ZDP-189 Dragonfly. It is no longer made but is a beautiful knife. I am glad I go one. (wish they would bring it back)
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Re: What's your favorite Spyderco that's a little bit of a "hidden gem?"

Postby Doc Dan » Mon May 20, 2019 9:15 am

elena86 wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 4:04 am
Mark my words, this baby is going to be so coveted ....

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