Ok, I´ll admit: Mostly I start this thread for the term "bang-for-the-buck", sounds cool somehow to a non-native-speaker in English, and we don´t have anything comparable in my mother tongue..
- What would you say is Spydercos best "bang-for-the-buck" knife?
I am totally aware of that this is a very unprecise question, and would sure need some clarification or categorization: On what price level? Concerning - steel? - broadest range of applications? - fit and finish? And so on.
But I deliberately won´t propose any limitations here, just trying to maybe stimulate a little discussion and exchange, so feel free to share your thoughts
Here are mine:
- Concerning what you get for your money when it comes to fit and finish/execution, materials, design, craftmanship: CTS HXP steel, absolutely flawless fit and finish, great design, unbelievably well executed locking mechanism.
All for (in the US) under 90 dollars is hard to beat imho.
ENDURA 4 in VG10
(maybe replaced by the Endela
in the future)
- Concerning what is the most versatile, most universally applicable knife offering great quality and steel for the money: VG10 is really good stuff, Spydercos backlock and FRN will work and last forever, and there is enough blade for almost any folder-task.
I have to admit: I have almost no personal experience with Spydercos "value line" (so you could say knives a "step below" Endura / Delica) like the Tenacious, so I can´t give a valid opinion on those. Might well be even better "bang-for-the-buck" folders.
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40