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

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:12 am
by AccountDeletedUserRequest
steelcity16 wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:19 am
Even though I typically EDC smaller blades, I'd probably have to go with my H1 SE Spyderhawk and H1 PE Pacific Salt. I think I could do pretty much any task with those two knives. Plus they are light weight, zero rust, ultra tough, and easy sharpenability.
The day I realized I could carry a PE and SE Pacific Salt and still come in under what my Szabo folder weighs, is one of the last times I carried it :p

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

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:41 am
by A.S.O.K.A
Pelagic wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:43 am
Backlock Shaman in 4v
Native Chief with liners in k390

I'll see myself out.
I think thats an awesome choice

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

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:44 am
by Wartstein
Vivi wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:11 am
Mr Blonde wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:53 am
I think I'd go with my Stretch in peelply cf and zdp189, and something significantly smaller and lighter like a FRN Dragonfly.
The CF/ZDP Stretch is one of the nicest production knives I've used. Nice pick.
So why don't you use it anymore...? ;)

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

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:06 am
by AccountDeletedUserRequest
Wartstein wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:44 am
Vivi wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:11 am
Mr Blonde wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:53 am
I think I'd go with my Stretch in peelply cf and zdp189, and something significantly smaller and lighter like a FRN Dragonfly.
The CF/ZDP Stretch is one of the nicest production knives I've used. Nice pick.
So why don't you use it anymore...? ;)
Because I like the size of the Police and practical nature of Pacific Salts more than the niceness of that knife. That and I sold it maybe 8 years ago? Wasn't a knife I saw myself carrying to work or clipping to my shorts on a run, just seemed too nice.

I don't like holding on to knives that aren't seeing much use, and could go for another collection purge this summer in fact.

All that said, I've handled a lot of high end CF Spydercos, and something about that Stretch left a strong impression. It felt a lot nicer than my CF Millies, my Phoenix, etc.

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

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:46 am
by Wartstein
Vivi wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:06 am
Wartstein wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:44 am
Vivi wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:11 am
Mr Blonde wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:53 am
I think I'd go with my Stretch in peelply cf and zdp189, and something significantly smaller and lighter like a FRN Dragonfly.
The CF/ZDP Stretch is one of the nicest production knives I've used. Nice pick.
So why don't you use it anymore...? ;)
Because I like the size of the Police and practical nature of Pacific Salts more than the niceness of that knife. That and I sold it maybe 8 years ago? Wasn't a knife I saw myself carrying to work or clipping to my shorts on a run, just seemed too nice.

I don't like holding on to knives that aren't seeing much use, and could go for another collection purge this summer in fact.
I totally get that, other than my Stretch 1 backup and my wooden handled Milli (which I'll sell anyway to get the money for the Chief) all my knives see a lot of use and I want it that way.

While I love the Stretch 1 and for me it's on "the lower end of perfect size", I never really liked CF. FRN is perfect, if I wanted something more "exklusive" I'd always go for nice Micarta.

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

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:42 pm
by SaltSerious
steelcity16 wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:19 am
Even though I typically EDC smaller blades, I'd probably have to go with my H1 SE Spyderhawk and H1 PE Pacific Salt. I think I could do pretty much any task with those two knives. Plus they are light weight, zero rust, ultra tough, and easy sharpenability.
Steelcity16, I agree with you on the H1 SE Spyderhawk but as far as the PE goes do you have or tried the PE Caribbean? My first introduction in the salt series was the PE H1 Pac Salt. While it's still a great knife, I would hands down chose the PE Caribbean over the PE Pac Salt. With the Spyderhawk and Caribbean I would be set in any environment granted that we could also bring the Sharpmaker.

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

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:55 pm
by steelcity16
SaltSerious wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:42 pm
steelcity16 wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:19 am
Even though I typically EDC smaller blades, I'd probably have to go with my H1 SE Spyderhawk and H1 PE Pacific Salt. I think I could do pretty much any task with those two knives. Plus they are light weight, zero rust, ultra tough, and easy sharpenability.
Steelcity16, I agree with you on the H1 SE Spyderhawk but as far as the PE goes do you have or tried the PE Caribbean? My first introduction in the salt series was the PE H1 Pac Salt. While it's still a great knife, I would hands down chose the PE Caribbean over the PE Pac Salt. With the Spyderhawk and Caribbean I would be set in any environment granted that we could also bring the Sharpmaker.

I haven't tried a Caribbean for two reasons. Mainly because I prefer lightweights these days, but also because the scales are a not appealing to me. Plain old neon yellow peel ply G10 sans grooves and I would have at least bought one to try out.

If they ever do a Carribean LW I will be all over it. And if the FFG PE LC200N Pacific Salt ever becomes a reality, that would likely take the place of the H1 PE Pacific Salt in my two-knife only scenario.

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

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:01 pm
by AccountDeletedUserRequest
Pelagic wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:22 am
I am not claiming to be a victim whatsoever. I just kindly asked for you to let it go. I must have really upset you. Again, I apologize. But seriously, let it go.
"You laughed at something I said, I must have really upset you" sure thing lone wolf :p

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

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:17 pm
by Pelagic
Vivi wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:01 pm
Pelagic wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:22 am
I am not claiming to be a victim whatsoever. I just kindly asked for you to let it go. I must have really upset you. Again, I apologize. But seriously, let it go.
"You laughed at something I said, I must have really upset you" sure thing lone wolf :p
What is your problem? You're the one trying to antagonize me nonstop. That CAN'T be because I made you happy.

This site really seems ridiculous at this point. I've been trying to stay on topic, yet you and "does whatever" are attempting to instigate e-arguments with me for your own entertainment. Tell you what. Just keep doing what you're doing. I don't care.

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

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:03 pm
by Stuart Ackerman
Bit of a bias here, but I make no apology... :)

Serrata, and a Military, any one at all...

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

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:10 pm
by Wartstein
Mr Blonde wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:53 am
I think I'd go with my Stretch in peelply cf and zdp189, and something significantly smaller and lighter like a FRN Dragonfly.
Very good and sensible choice imho.

Can't go wrong with a Stretch (even as a "one and only folder") though ZDP (other than HAP40) is TOO hard for my limited sharpening skills...

And the DF I'd upgrade (in size at least) slightly to a Chap... ;)

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

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:07 am
by Cambertree
Tempting as it is to choose a larger blade like the K390 Police or my Lefty Millie as one of the options, I think I’d have to go with a pair that have maximum versatility in terms of being able to use them in the most settings.

Even in work environments like warehouses, you can get a lot of work done with a super sharp small knife, and I prefer them for social environments.

Then one of the 3.5”ish blades for any heavier work.

It’s tough to choose from all the great contenders, but at the moment I’d probably go with the K390 Urban and the Gayle Bradley 1.

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The Urban is low-key, minimalist design perfection, coupled with outstanding cutting performance.

(This one is a newish replacement I got for my first well used one that I lost at work.)

The GB1 is a stout workhorse for pretty much everything else a knife needs to do - a comfortable, durable tool that is a pleasure to use and sharpen.

Another pair of knives that would be close contenders would be the ZDP-189 Dragonfly and the Cruwear PM2:

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The Urban and GB1 pipped them at the post because if I really was limited to two Spydies, I’d want blades with a long sharpening life. If you look at both the GB1 with its hollow grind, and the Urban with its flat ground 3mm stock, down to 0.015” BTE - they would both still be quite thin behind the edge, even with say, half an inch of steel sharpened away over time.

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

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:33 am
by Tdog
Mr Blonde wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:53 am
I think I'd go with my Stretch in peelply cf and zdp189, and something significantly smaller and lighter like a FRN Dragonfly.
I remember when KSF had the CF Stretch's, agree a great knife. For a long time the Sprig and Caly 3.5 would have been my choices. The Waterway has dethroned the Sprig (both are great), but the 3.5 remains a favorite.

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

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:41 am
by Hopweaver
This was easy. I could probably sell all of my Spydies except these two and not look back. I won't, but I could. These two see the most pocket time (nearly 100%). I'm trying to remember the last time I carried a knife that was not one of these and I can't remember the date, but I know it was around Christmas.

1. Military Ti/CF S90V
2. Manix 2

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

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:14 am
by Wartstein
Hopweaver wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:41 am
This was easy. I could probably sell all of my Spydies except these two and not look back. I won't, but I could. These two see the most pocket time (nearly 100%). I'm trying to remember the last time I carried a knife that was not one of these and I can't remember the date, but I know it was around Christmas.

1. Military Ti/CF S90V
2. Manix 2
For me it was the same with Stretch 1 and Endura... never thought that I'd even go below their general size-range.. But then I discovered the Chap lw, it's just so good that it gets its pocket time, despite being small...

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

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:22 am
by spyderwolf
Endela and a Mule.

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

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:29 am
by Wartstein
spyderwolf wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:22 am
Endela and a Mule.

You already have an Endela? Would you like to post some first impressions in the "Endela-thread"...? I'm courious... ;)

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

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:35 am
by spyderwolf
On it's way,and i can't wait for it :)

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

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:57 am
by Wartstein
spyderwolf wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:35 am
On it's way,and i can't wait for it :)
Same here, serrated version!! ;)

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

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:05 pm
by Colorodo
Native Maxamet and Millie