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Re: recommend a spyderco to a knife enthusiast

Postby standy99 » Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:18 am

Funny as two guys at work I have introduced to Spyderco are fisherman and campers that are into knives. Showed a few of what I have to them.

Stand outs for them were
Gayle Bradley 1
PM2

One bought a GB2, pacific salt and a pakkawood delica and endura that night

and the other

Bought a PM2 earth brown and black S35VN and a set of lume scales off another site the following day.
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Re: recommend a spyderco to a knife enthusiast

Postby Bill1170 » Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:54 am

Delica FFG in FRN handle. It’s a size that will get carried by most men. It combines several virtues that are rare outside of Spyderco. It is very lightweight. It performs very well cutting things commonly encountered in our society (bagels, corrugated cardboard, arm hair, paper). It is fully ambidextrous. It has the opening hole. It is a fantastic value.

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Re: recommend a spyderco to a knife enthusiast

Postby marty_bill_ » Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:03 am

Police 4 for the win!

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Re: recommend a spyderco to a knife enthusiast

Postby talesk » Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:41 am

Too many variables in the question but if this is their first Spyderco of recommend a Sal or Eric designed knife.

Probably a Spyderco military fluted titanium if they can find one.

Otherwise any military variant. I used to be a delica fan but the military gets more pocket time.
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Re: recommend a spyderco to a knife enthusiast

Postby BLUETYPEII » Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:54 am

Caribbean, Amalgam or Kapara. Any one would be a great choice.
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Re: recommend a spyderco to a knife enthusiast

Postby koenigsegg » Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:06 am

JonLeBlanc wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:04 am
koenigsegg wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:47 pm

I was in no way trying to say it's any less awesome. I really really want one but just haven't been able to pull the trigger with so many other blades happening at the same time. Maybe I'll trade for one some day
Oh you're good man, I didn't think you were coming down too hard. You should get one though, the LW model *might* replace the G-10 at some point!
I will be down for the lightweight as long as they throw that K390 at it
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Re: recommend a spyderco to a knife enthusiast

Postby Pancake » Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:13 am

Dont get me wrong, I love collaborations with other makers, but for that one Spyderco you should get a in-house design.
My picks:
Maxamet PM2 or Para3 (coz PM2/Para3 and Maxamet)
Military
Police 4
Caribbean
In the pocket: Chaparral FRN, Native Chief, Police 4 K390
On belt: Bow River, Waterway

Plans for future: Province?, Swick 5, Police 4 LW
Hoping for: Caribbean backlock

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Re: recommend a spyderco to a knife enthusiast

Postby JonLeBlanc » Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:13 pm

koenigsegg wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:06 am
JonLeBlanc wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:04 am
koenigsegg wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:47 pm

I was in no way trying to say it's any less awesome. I really really want one but just haven't been able to pull the trigger with so many other blades happening at the same time. Maybe I'll trade for one some day
Oh you're good man, I didn't think you were coming down too hard. You should get one though, the LW model *might* replace the G-10 at some point!
I will be down for the lightweight as long as they throw that K390 at it
Hah I know right, that would be awesome
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Re: recommend a spyderco to a knife enthusiast

Postby Wartstein » Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:27 pm

Maybe Endura in HAP40 and Pakkawood?
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: recommend a spyderco to a knife enthusiast

Postby koenigsegg » Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:47 pm

Wartstein wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:27 pm
Maybe Endura in HAP40 and Pakkawood?
Someone is selling one on the forums for $115
S30V, VG10, M4, XHP, BD1, Maxamet, 204P, H1, K390, A11, Rex45, LC200N, M390

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Re: recommend a spyderco to a knife enthusiast

Postby spyderg » Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:22 pm

Thing is, if it’s for a knife enthusiast, he or she had probably looked at and considered at least the current Spyderco lineup. Unless you know for sure they’ve been drooling over one in particular it might not be the best to choose for them. On the other hand if you know they’re types really well you might be good. Perhaps consider a like new vintage model as well?
Personally I’d go with a Smock or even one of the aftermarket PM2 ultras or whatever they’re called as it’s the newest implementation of the compression lock so it’s definitely something new for them.
Another option would be to either have made or make arrangements for them to choose custom scales for one of their favorite knives.
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Re: recommend a spyderco to a knife enthusiast

Postby Tucson Tom » Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:30 pm

As much as I lean towards the Military, I think there is a lot to be said for a compression lock knife. It is unique to Spyderco and one of the most agreeable locks to handle you will find anywhere. So PM2 for the win. Or the Shaman. Or the Military. But knowing this persons tastes would help a lot.


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