If you could only have TWO Spyders...?

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Re: If you could only have TWO Spyders...?

Postby A.S.O.K.A » Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:31 pm

The Para3 would be my number one because of the various scenarios a have put it through, the blade size as well as the many grips that I apply with it. Since I have the Para3 in different steels( 4V, S90V, REX45, M4) I would choose it in 4V steel. As for my second, I choose the Shaman as it has a larger/ longer blade and very comfortable handle. As for the steel( with as many steel options I have in my knife collection) I would actually have my Shaman as is in S30V.
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Re: If you could only have TWO Spyders...?

Postby Wartstein » Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:36 pm

A.S.O.K.A wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:31 pm
The Para3 would be my number one because of the various scenarios a have put it through, the blade size as well as the many grips that I apply with it. Since I have the Para3 in different steels( 4V, S90V, REX45, M4) I would choose it in 4V steel. As for my second, I choose the Shaman as it has a larger/ longer blade and very comfortable handle. As for the steel( with as many steel options I have in my knife collection) I would actually have my Shaman as is in S30V.
Sensible choice! I am a backlock guy, but other than that I can see your combo working for me either.
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40

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Re: If you could only have TWO Spyders...?

Postby Wartstein » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:11 pm

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Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:29 am
if i had to only have two, it would be my manix lw in xhp and my pacific salt. if i could only have one, it would be my native salt to cover all bases. if i could dream a little, it would be a manix salt and a caribbean 2 (with a redesigned handle without a pinky hook) in sheepsfoot se.
So: If you could have TWO, you'd choose two bigger knives, but if you only could have ONE it would be one smaller?
Or do you mean, that the Native Salt, while being small, on the other hand would give you a plain edge plus total corrosion resistance plus better edge retention than the H1 of the Pac. Salt?
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Re: If you could only have TWO Spyders...?

Postby ladybug93 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:28 pm

Wartstein wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:11 pm
ladybug93 wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:29 am
if i had to only have two, it would be my manix lw in xhp and my pacific salt. if i could only have one, it would be my native salt to cover all bases. if i could dream a little, it would be a manix salt and a caribbean 2 (with a redesigned handle without a pinky hook) in sheepsfoot se.
So: If you could have TWO, you'd choose two bigger knives, but if you only could have ONE it would be one smaller?
Or do you mean, that the Native Salt, while being small, on the other hand would give you a plain edge plus total corrosion resistance plus better edge retention than the H1 of the Pac. Salt?
yes. i prefer the manix to the native, but the native is perfectly fine for edc and combines similar ergos and edge holding of the manix with rust-proofness of the pacific.

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Re: If you could only have TWO Spyders...?

Postby Wartstein » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:32 pm

ladybug93 wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:28 pm
Wartstein wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:11 pm
ladybug93 wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:29 am
if i had to only have two, it would be my manix lw in xhp and my pacific salt. if i could only have one, it would be my native salt to cover all bases. if i could dream a little, it would be a manix salt and a caribbean 2 (with a redesigned handle without a pinky hook) in sheepsfoot se.
So: If you could have TWO, you'd choose two bigger knives, but if you only could have ONE it would be one smaller?
Or do you mean, that the Native Salt, while being small, on the other hand would give you a plain edge plus total corrosion resistance plus better edge retention than the H1 of the Pac. Salt?
yes. i prefer the manix to the native, but the native is perfectly fine for edc and combines similar ergos and edge holding of the manix with rust-proofness of the pacific.

I see!! Thanx
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Re: If you could only have TWO Spyders...?

Postby bearfacedkiller » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:37 pm

I left out sentimental knives because they just sit in the safe. I have two knives that I received as gifts that don't get carried and if I picked those two then I would have to carry a non Spydie daily and we know that ain't happening.

If these were my only two Spydies I could get by. To be honest I could probably sell all my folders (and retire ;) ) and just get by with that Cruwear Military. I cannot think of one time I have ever carried it and thought to myself that I wish I had left the house with a different knife. It is the most versatile folder I own.

Then there is the Maxamet Native5LW. It has the highest power to weight ratio of any production knife ever made. :D

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Re: If you could only have TWO Spyders...?

Postby Wartstein » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:50 pm

bearfacedkiller wrote:
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If these were my only two Spydies I could get by. To be honest I could probably sell all my folders (and retire ;) ) and just get by with that Cruwear Military. I cannot think of one time I have ever carried it and thought to myself that I wish I had left the house with a different knife. It is the most versatile folder I own.

Then there is the Maxamet Native5LW. It has the highest power to weight ratio of any production knife...
Also very good and sensible choice imho, edge-length-wise just a bit longer than what I did choose (Endura/ Stretch 1 instead of Millie, Chap instead of Native...)
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40

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Re: If you could only have TWO Spyders...?

Postby lonerider1013 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:59 pm

Wartstein wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:15 am
lonerider1013 wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:35 am
one would be the native but I'll be darned if I can figure out what the other should be...
Hmmmm... You have an orange Endura, don't you? :D
Yeh but I just got the sage it's like a cross between the native and the para3...
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Re: If you could only have TWO Spyders...?

Postby Woodpuppy » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:23 pm

It it strange that I’ve started holding a straightedge over knife pics to see what it would look like with a straight spine? :confused: :D
I absolutely love the para3 :cool:
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Re: If you could only have TWO Spyders...?

Postby Naperville » Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:23 pm

If I could only have two Spyderco knives, my first pick would be Jumpaster 2 in SE, and my 2nd knife would be the Bob Lum Darn Dao -OR- Native 5 in Maxamet.
Spyderco Collection: Military S110V, Bob Lum Darn Dao, Yojimbo 2 (ONE) S30V & (TWO) CF 20CV, Sustain, Native 5 Maxamet, Jumpmaster 2. SHORT LIST: CF Shaman in S90V; Manix 2 Maxamet; Native 5 Fluted CF in S90V; Nirvana in S90V; Proficient S90V; Para 3 in M390; Street Beat in VG-10.

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Re: If you could only have TWO Spyders...?

Postby JaxBaron » Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:44 pm

I would choose the para 3 and spydiechef if I could only have two.


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Re: If you could only have TWO Spyders...?

Postby Tims » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:19 pm

Tough one but probably an Endura and a Dragonfly in PE.

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Re: If you could only have TWO Spyders...?

Postby Kyvex » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:17 pm

Definitely a Shaman as my user (I don’t own the S90V but I’m partial to it if I had to choose) and either or the para 3 or chaparral!

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Re: If you could only have TWO Spyders...?

Postby Kyvex » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:21 pm

I apologize if my post goes through twice my internet said error when hitting submit! But I would choose the shaman as my beater and either a para 3 or chaparral as my edc/practical use!

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Re: If you could only have TWO Spyders...?

Postby Wartstein » Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:42 am

Tims wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:19 pm
Tough one but probably an Endura and a Dragonfly in PE.
If you already have an Endura, it doesn't really matter any more what you choose for the second knife imho... :D
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Re: If you could only have TWO Spyders...?

Postby Wartstein » Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:44 am

Vivi wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:55 pm
Pacific Salt SE for EDC and a Waterway for hiking, camping etc.
Just out of interest: If you could have a totally rust proof Police 4, would that be your only EDC folder in this "only two knives scenario" or still the Pac. Salt?
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Re: If you could only have TWO Spyders...?

Postby ladybug93 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:03 am

Wartstein wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:44 am
Vivi wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:55 pm
Pacific Salt SE for EDC and a Waterway for hiking, camping etc.
Just out of interest: If you could have a totally rust proof Police 4, would that be your only EDC folder in this "only two knives scenario" or still the Pac. Salt?
oh man... if there was a police 4 in lc200n, i’d be all over it. especially if it was g10 with liners.

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Re: If you could only have TWO Spyders...?

Postby Tims » Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:22 am

Wartstein wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:42 am
Tims wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:19 pm
Tough one but probably an Endura and a Dragonfly in PE.
If you already have an Endura, it doesn't really matter any more what you choose for the second knife imho... :D
Yeah, it’s that kind of knife isn’t it. Hell, if it had a choil I would have find something other than knives to waste my money on.

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Re: If you could only have TWO Spyders...?

Postby Jazz » Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:16 am

DSH007 wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:50 am
.. I'm glad I live in a world where this question is only hypothetical..

Exactly, bro, but if I had to choose today, it would be Delica wharncliffe PE and Pacific Salt SE. Both serious cutting machines that are unequaled.
- best wishes, Jazz.


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