I don’t have any Spydies! Which knife should I buy?

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I don’t have any Spydies! Which knife should I buy?

Postby tps3443 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:08 pm

Hey everyone, I’ve got a budget of around $300 for a new EDC knife. I was out of the knife hobby for a few months as Life just didn’t require it anymore. So I sold all my knives on eBay.

I still own my Wicked Edge with diamond stones, and strops, angle finder etc. etc.

I loved S110V! I could sharpen it from dull to razor with my eyes closed.

I might would like to try something different? C20V? M390? Maxamet? M4? CPM 4V?

I have no knife at all! And I really need one with my new job position.
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Re: I don’t have any Spydies! Which knife should I buy?

Postby curlyhairedboy » Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:13 pm

What's your use case? :D
EDC Rotation: PITS, Shaman, CF S90v Shaman, Ikuchi, Amalgam, CruCarta Shaman, DLC Lil Native, Sage 5 LW, 4V Shaman, Watu, Rex 45 Shaman, Rex 45 Lil Native, Caribbean Sheepsfoot CQI, Tanto PM2, Serrated Shaman
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Wishlist: Smallfly 2, CQI SpyderEdge Caribbean Sheepsfoot, Shaman Sprints!

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Re: I don’t have any Spydies! Which knife should I buy?

Postby soc_monki » Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:56 pm

Manix 2, PM2, Amalgam! Just get them all! Haha!
Spyderco : Resilience, Tenacious, Persistence, Manix 2 G10, Para 3 G10, Para 3 LW, Paramilitary 2,
BBS Paramilitary 2, Amalgam, Native Chief, Blade HQ Manix 2 XL, Shaman, Gayle Bradley 2, DLC M4 Shaman, Magnitude
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Cold Steel : AD10, 4Max Scout, SR1 Lite, SRK
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Re: I don’t have any Spydies! Which knife should I buy?

Postby KarlG » Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:59 pm

More info would help. Size and Use? Folder or FB? Flipper? Automatic?
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Re: I don’t have any Spydies! Which knife should I buy?

Postby Mushroom » Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:04 pm

Maybe a Gayle Bradley 2? Even though I don't own one, I've heard nothing but good things and you'll get to try M4.
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Re: I don’t have any Spydies! Which knife should I buy?

Postby The Meat man » Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:03 pm

Welcome back tps3443! I wondered where you had gone. Glad you can get back into the hobby. ;)

If you don't require a stainless steel, why not try something different like K390, CPM REX 45, or some other good tool steel. I'd be interested to see what you could do with CPM 4V as well, although it's a bit more difficult to get ahold of.
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Re: I don’t have any Spydies! Which knife should I buy?

Postby Bloke » Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:07 pm

Hard to say for sure but I’m hearing a lot of good things about a Stretch with a straight spine. :rolleyes:
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Re: I don’t have any Spydies! Which knife should I buy?

Postby Sumdumguy » Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:15 pm

I have to vote for the Caribbean ;)

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Re: I don’t have any Spydies! Which knife should I buy?

Postby ZrowsN1s » Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:27 pm

Without knowing what the job is, or your size considerations, if you have the sharpening gear to tackle S110V.....

May I humbly suggest the Police 4 K390

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It cuts like nobody's business :D
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Re: I don’t have any Spydies! Which knife should I buy?

Postby setldown » Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:33 pm

DLT Knives has the last batch of red g10 Para 2 m390 releasing July 17th. You may as well jump back in with a splash.

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Re: I don’t have any Spydies! Which knife should I buy?

Postby Maximumsmoochy » Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:48 pm

Mushroom wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:04 pm
Maybe a Gayle Bradley 2? Even though I don't own one, I've heard nothing but good things and you'll get to try M4.
I’ll second the GB2, especially if you have already done PM2 and Millie in S110v.
GB2 is classy, tough and versatile, and gives you a new steel to play with
Past: Dragonfly, Air, Rhino, Lil' Native, Caly Jr., Brouwer, Chap LW, Para 3 LW, Native 5, Watu, ‘Chef, Mantra 2, PM2, Smock, Advocate, Kapara, Shaman, GB2, Police 4, Bradley Bowie, Province

Present: Techno2, Para3 Maxamet/XHP, Military 204P/Rex45

Future: Police 4 FRN, Shaman S90V

Regrets: Para 3 Cruwear :(

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Re: I don’t have any Spydies! Which knife should I buy?

Postby Pelagic » Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:58 am

What will you be cutting? Does it have to be stainless? What blade size would you prefer?
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Are you a magician? :eek:
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Re: I don’t have any Spydies! Which knife should I buy?

Postby Doc Dan » Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:12 am

M390 Delica from Bento Box. This is a great all around design. Secondary choice, red with black dlc m390 para.
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Re: I don’t have any Spydies! Which knife should I buy?

Postby Cowboyfromhell » Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:19 am

PM2
PARA3
Native
Lil native
Chapparal
Dragonfly

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Re: I don’t have any Spydies! Which knife should I buy?

Postby emanuel » Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:33 am

One knife? Para 2 in M390/Maxamet gets my vote.

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Re: I don’t have any Spydies! Which knife should I buy?

Postby Pelagic » Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:48 am

Given the limited info so far I'd look for one of the manix lw's in s90v for an all around great work knife that won't break the bank. You could buy an Endura for backup and still be well under $300.
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Are you a magician? :eek:
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You're the lone wolf of truth howling into the winds of ignorance
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Re: I don’t have any Spydies! Which knife should I buy?

Postby Tims » Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:59 am

Bloke wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:07 pm
Hard to say for sure but I’m hearing a lot of good things about a Stretch with a straight spine. :rolleyes:
Lol.
There has to be an appropriate gif for this Stretch funk you’re in Bloke......

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Re: I don’t have any Spydies! Which knife should I buy?

Postby JD Spydo » Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:37 pm

I've said on many occasions that a great Spyderco model to get started with would be the GOLDEN, USA made NATIVE model. You can get that model in plain edge and full Spyderedge ( Spyderco's patented serrations). To me it's an ideal size of a Spyderco folder to get started with. The blade length is probably legal in most USA jurisdictions. And it's just a great all around, multi purpose folder to get your feet wet if you've never had a Spyderco knife previously.

Now on Spyderco fixed blades. You, yourself would have to determine that one. Although the STREETBEAT is a great one to start out with. Now if you need a serrated fixed blade the current JUMPMASTER model would be a great one. Keep us posted as to which Spyderco models you end up getting.

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Re: I don’t have any Spydies! Which knife should I buy?

Postby JonLeBlanc » Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:47 pm

tps3443 wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:08 pm

I loved S110V! I could sharpen it from dull to razor with my eyes closed.
If sharpening is no issue, I'd second what some folks have suggested above and go with something special like K390, M4, 4V etc. This is not to knock any of the more commonly seen steels, I just don't think it could ever be a bad thing to take advantage of the opportunities Spyderco affords us with respect to "special" steels. You've got a great budget, go nuts bruh!
ZrowsN1s wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:27 pm
Without knowing what the job is, or your size considerations, if you have the sharpening gear to tackle S110V.....

May I humbly suggest the Police 4 K390

It cuts like nobody's business :D
You. Ain't. Kiddin'. I like your edge bevel btw!
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
Wish list: Hundred Pacer; Sliverax; Mantra; 52100 PM2 SE; Kapara

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Re: I don’t have any Spydies! Which knife should I buy?

Postby ZrowsN1s » Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:34 pm

JonLeBlanc wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:47 pm
.......
ZrowsN1s wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:27 pm
Without knowing what the job is, or your size considerations, if you have the sharpening gear to tackle S110V.....

May I humbly suggest the Police 4 K390

It cuts like nobody's business :D
You. Ain't. Kiddin'. I like your edge bevel btw!
Thanks :D
I ❤ The POLICE :spyder:


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