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

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:12 pm
by loamy47
Everyone knows about the PM2, the Manix, the Delica, etc. But what's your favorite Spyderco to carry that not many people talk about?

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

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:44 pm
by MichaelScott
One-Eyed Jack

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

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:47 pm
by TkoK83Spy
MichaelScott wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:44 pm
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!

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

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:47 pm
by JonLeBlanc
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...

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

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:59 pm
by Spydergirl88
Lil Native comp lock

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

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:32 pm
by JohnAPA
Ocelot PE

C74GP JE

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

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:38 pm
by bearfacedkiller
Caplifter Clipitool
CF Balance
Cricket
"R" Model
C54 Calypso
Pattada

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

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:48 pm
by garret
Cricket

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

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:50 pm
by TkoK83Spy
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?

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

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:41 pm
by benben
Wegner Jr.

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

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:58 pm
by Naperville
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

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

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:22 pm
by vivi
Szabo folder. Very interesting locking mechanism, and awesome lines.
bearfacedkiller wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:38 pm
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.

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

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:25 pm
by swigert
Slysz Bowie lol.

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

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:46 pm
by blendergasket
Hap40 Stretch

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

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:40 pm
by Mushroom
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.

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

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:04 pm
by youmakemehole
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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?"

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:06 pm
by Frozenspyder
D'Allara 3.

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

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:08 pm
by GarageBoy
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

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

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:09 pm
by Cambertree
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.

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

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:09 pm
by tbdoc4kids
I might be the only one, but I regularly carry the Des Horn. Light and elegant, but that Wharncliffe blade does the job.