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Largest Spyderco you're comfortable with?

Postby AccountDeletedUserRequest » Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:38 pm

What are the largest Spydercos you're comfortable carrying on an average day in an EDC capacity?

Folders: Haven't tried one that's felt too big. Szabo folder is my current largest, and it's never felt too big in my pocket, or so large I'm afraid to use it in public. Same with my Police. Have yet to try a Tatanka, but I do have an XL Voyager I can carry comfortably, so I doubt the size would be an issue.

Fixed: My Street Bowie is the largest fixed blade Spyderco I've carried around throughout the day. It's perfectly comfortable for me. I wouldn't want to carry one larger though. I think something with a 6" blade would start to get uncomfortable sitting in a car etc.

How about you?

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Re: Largest Spyderco you're comfortable with?

Postby JonLeBlanc » Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:40 pm

Another easy one: Police4 :)
My collection so far: 52100 Military (2); 52100 PM2 (2); 52100 Para3; Stretch2 V-Toku; KnifeWorks M4 PM2; BentoBox M390 PM2; BentoBox S90V Military; Police4 K390; S110V PM2; SS Delica AUS-6; Wayne Goddard Sprint VG-10
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Postby MacLaren » Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:52 pm

K2 .....but I respect the crap out of it :D

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Postby Spydergirl88 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:59 pm

Native Chief. Slim profile makes it more pocket friendly than "humpy" spyderco knives.
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Postby ZrowsN1s » Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:12 pm

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Postby Enactive » Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:17 pm

My biggest Spydies are the Chief and Resilience. I was pleasantly surprised by how well the Chief carries in RFP- I had expected that I might opt for rear pocket carry for it- but nope. The Resilience I carry in RRP or utility pocket of work pants.

I am considering a P4 LW, but that may be about as big as I go for a folder. The Chinook 4 and Tatanka are intriguing to me, but not enough to track down.

Edited to add-- the Shaman is my heaviest and chunkiest Spydie and heaviest folder of any make.
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Re: Largest Spyderco you're comfortable with?

Postby wrdwrght » Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:17 pm

My Tatanka is not only too big closed, it’s bigger than my fixed-blades open.

Moreover, letting that weighty chunk of VG10 fall free on pressing the powerlock gives me a sense of what victims of the guillotine might have felt just before the lights went out. :eek:

So, the Tatanka remains an uncarried curiosity.

I’m not only completely comfortable but also really happy carrying a Millie or a Calypso or a Police4, or, differently large, a Shaman, and I can’t wait to carry a Chief.
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Postby Enactive » Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:19 pm

Spydergirl88 wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:59 pm
Native Chief. Slim profile makes it more pocket friendly than "humpy" spyderco knives.
Totally, so slim and plenty light! Easier carry than the Shaman, which i also really enjoy.

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Postby kirill.sergueev » Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:19 pm

Mytle is quite large.

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Postby bearrowland » Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:24 pm

The Autonomy. As time goes on, I'm becoming more of a small knife fan.
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Re: Largest Spyderco you're comfortable with?

Postby BLUETYPEII » Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:32 pm

The Caribbean leaf PE is a regular EDC for me. I’ll also carry the Amalgam; I like bigger knives and intend to get the Police lightweight when it comes out in July.

However when I carry something over 3.5 inches I like to bring a small folding knife too like the Native as not to scare people.
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Re: Largest Spyderco you're comfortable with?

Postby sal » Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:56 pm

I like the P4 Lite Wt. A small model like the Manbug or Starling is usually with it.

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Re: Largest Spyderco you're comfortable with?

Postby 40mm » Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:19 pm

I look at comfortable in a few different ways. There are what I consider to be large-ish knives that are comfortable to carry and comfortable in hand that I don't know if I would comfortable whipping out in public for a small cutting task. This is more a me problem than the knifes problem :) For example I recently picked up another Pacific Salt. I like the feel in hand and its very easy to carry, but I keep thinking there will be situations where I don't want to take out a knife that large. Funny thing is that where I live I can carry whatever I like! Maybe I should take advantage of it and not worry about it, but I also think about other people around me.

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Re: Largest Spyderco you're comfortable with?

Postby 40mm » Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:20 pm

40mm wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:19 pm
I look at comfortable in a few different ways. There are what I consider to be large-ish knives that are comfortable to carry and comfortable in hand that I don't know if I would comfortable whipping out in public for a small cutting task. This is more a me problem than the knifes problem :) For example I recently picked up another Pacific Salt. I like the feel in hand and its very easy to carry, but I keep thinking there will be situations where I don't want to take out a knife that large. Funny thing is that where I live I can carry whatever I like! Maybe I should take advantage of it and not worry about it, but I also think about other people around me. This is why the Dragonfly has such a hold on me.

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Re: Largest Spyderco you're comfortable with?

Postby rabbitanarchy14 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:25 pm

too big for me is manix/pm2. largest happy size i like is a para 3.
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Re: Largest Spyderco you're comfortable with?

Postby Wartstein » Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:27 pm

The largest folder I own (and I think have ever owned) is my Zirikote-wood-handled Military.

While I feel very comfortable using it for any cutting task (even very detailled and "small" ones), it's a bit too long in carry for my liking.

So for regular,daily carry and use, the Endura is the largest folder I'm comfortable with (in fact it almost has the perfect size for me), I don't really notice that it has a bit less edge than the Milli.
The Chief is very much endura-ish in its dimensions, I am almost certain that I'll be very comfortable with that one either, as soon as I get one.

That being said: My new Endela taught me again to really enjoy a - for me- rather short blade (just 3.4") on a very generous, for me perfectly sized handle (the Endela handle IS long, but sacrifices exactly that extra bit of length on the Endura handle I never needed anyway).
Feels very "nimble" somehow, though for some tasks I'd want more edge.
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: Largest Spyderco you're comfortable with?

Postby Mako109 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:46 pm

Part of the definition of "comfortable" to me means legally compliant and socially acceptable. Hence 3.5" is the largest I EDC under these terms. PM2 is one of my favorites.

The other part of the definition of "comfortable" is just physical and logistical. Under this definition alone, I'm comfortable with 4". However I don't often get a chance to carry that much blade.

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Re: Largest Spyderco you're comfortable with?

Postby Tims » Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:46 am

The largest Spydercos I own are Enduras. I’m waiting on the P4 LW to upsize. I usually carry smaller for legal reasons but would happily carry larger.
The only issue I’ve run into is a pants pocket being too shallow to receive the full length of a knife when clipped. It either bottoms out and sits proud or has to be clipped at an angle. So depending on what I’m wearing, a larger folder may not be appropriate in terms of carry comfort.

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Re: Largest Spyderco you're comfortable with?

Postby ZrowsN1s » Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:34 am

sal wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:56 pm
I like the P4 Lite Wt. A small model like the Manbug or Starling is usually with it.

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I'm sure I'm going to like the lightweight too. The Police4 G-10 with K390 is something speacial though. A little sad it will be discontinued. Really glad you and the big knife afi's talked me into trying one :D
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Re: Largest Spyderco you're comfortable with?

Postby ladybug93 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:40 am

my largest spyderco is the resilience. i really like everything about that knife and wish spyderco would make a version in a better steel that isn’t a budget version. a resilience salt in lc200n might replace the manix as my favorite knife.


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