Another way to find out which of your Spyders you really need ;) (Phantasy-knife-world: Court took all your knives...)

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Another way to find out which of your Spyders you really need ;) (Phantasy-knife-world: Court took all your knives...)

Postby Wartstein » Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:57 am

Michael Scotts thread about the One-eyed-Jack made me think about which of my Spyders I´d want to have back again first and implicitly, if I had lost or sold all I owned.

Developed a little mind-game, maybe some of you like to play it too and share... ;) Goes like this:

Phantasy knife world: You got caught carrying a counterfeit ( :eek: ), of course got convicted and the verdict of the court goes as follows:

- They take away ALL of your knives (Spyders, other brands, fixed blades,folders) you own of RIGHT NOW (when you read this post)
- You can get back ONE SPYDERCO-folder each two month, you may choose WHICH one (again: only SPYDERCO and only FOLDER!)
- You can choose out of ALL Spyderco folders you had at the time of the verdict but not one you did not own then or even never owned.
- You can keep all the folders you did choose (so you have one after two month, two after 4 month, 3 after 6 month...)
- You are NOT allowed to sell the knives you choose and buy another instead, in fact you are NOT allowed to buy or use any other knife at all for the whole year.
- After one year you get back ALL the knives they took from you


- So, summarizing: You can choose ONE Spyderco folder after two, another after four, another after six, eight and ten month - means after ten month you have five, and after twelve month you get all the knives back you had at the time of the verdict

How would that year look like, knowing that after it you´d get all your knives back anyway?
Which Spydies would you choose? And why ? Be it from a practical point of view, or cause you´re somehow "nostalgically attached"?

Here are my choices:

After two month: Endura 4 in HAP 40: Versatile blade length, great ergos and edge retention, does really anything I need for me, and is perfect when I have only ONE knife for the coming two month
After four month: Endela SE: I just love that knife and how it cuts with its rather thin serrated blade, despite being a little short for my taste. And I´d absolutely want a serrated blade additionally to the PE Endura
After six month: Chaparral FRN: After SIX month I´d be really missing the little Chap. I just admire its design and perfect, tight fit and finish. And though it could never be my main EDC for being so small, I like doing as many cutting tasks as possible with it, enjoying the exceptionally slicey blade
After eight month: Stretch 1 in VG10 : Eight month without a Stretch is hard to imagine... And if I had a serrated one, I´d probably choose it instead of the Endela SE after four month already. But having the longer, in that more versatile Endura blade and the Endela SE, the Stretch just had to wait...
After ten month: Endura 4 in VG 10 / custom Micarta scales: Love the feel of the knife in hand, and VG 10 is a joy to sharpen. Still, I had to choose my HAP 40 Endura first, just for its better edge retention
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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: Another way to find out which of your Spyders you really need ;) (Phantasy-knife-world: Court took all your knives..

Postby Danvp » Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:33 am

The chance I will loose my knives due to a counterfeit is zero (I will never own one). Luckily you speak of a fantasy knifeworld.

The first two months I will feel naked without my Spydiefolders. How am I supposed to cut anything? Feels like a nightmare instead of a fantasy.

After two months I want my Spydiechef back. Finally I can cut my food again and do easy EDC tasks. Probably will fidget with it too.

After four months my Pacific Salt SE will be back in my rotation...Never mind that, I will be constantly carrying both.

After 6 months I add my Kapara. Just bought it and want to give it some use.

After eight, a small sheeple friendly dragonfly H1 SE will come back to me.

After 10 months, they will send me back my Paramilitary 20CV. Just because....

Did I already mention that I miss using my other knives? So many to enjoy. I also like using my fixed blades. A non-spydie being my favorite. Would have chosen the Waterway over the kapara when fixed blades were also allowed to get back.

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Postby Wartstein » Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:40 am

Danvp wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:33 am
The chance I will loose my knives due to a counterfeit is zero (I will never own one). Luckily you speak of a fantasy knifeworld.

The first two months I will feel naked without my Spydiefolders. How am I supposed to cut anything? Feels like a nightmare instead of a fantasy.

After two months I want my Spydiechef back. Finally I can cut my food again and do easy EDC tasks. Probably will fidget with it too.

After four months my Pacific Salt SE will be back in my rotation...Never mind that, I will be constantly carrying both.

After 6 months I add my Kapara. Just bought it and want to give it some use.

After eight, a small sheeple friendly dragonfly H1 SE will come back to me.

After 10 months, they will send me back my Paramilitary 20CV. Just because....

Did I already mention that I miss using my other knives? So many to enjoy. I also like using my fixed blades. A non-spydie being my favorite. Would have chosen the Waterway over the kapara when fixed blades were also allowed to get back.

Thanks for sharing! :) / Concerning the verdict for carrying a counterfeit: Yes, I know... just had to find someting really mean that justifys such a massive punishment... ;)
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: Another way to find out which of your Spyders you really need ;) (Phantasy-knife-world: Court took all your knives..

Postby rabbitanarchy14 » Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:39 am

In order
Para 3 m390
Lil native compression lock
Dice
Para 3 s35vn
Manix 2 20cv
In-Possession - Para 3 S35VN, Para 3 G10 M390 Red, Dice XHP, Lil Native S30V BL, Manix 2 M390 BR, MKM Voxnaes Isonzo N690Co, Benchmade 555HGBlu, Ontario Rat 2 Gr G10
On-Deck - Manix 2 Cruwear, Sage 5, Brouwer, Cat BD1N, Lil Native compression 20CV/M390
Loved Steels - Cruwear, M390 Family, S35VN, BD1N, XHP, S30V, N690Co

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Re: Another way to find out which of your Spyders you really need ;) (Phantasy-knife-world: Court took all your knives..

Postby Wartstein » Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:49 am

rabbitanarchy14 wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:39 am
In order
Para 3 m390
Lil native compression lock
Dice
Para 3 s35vn
Manix 2 20cv
Thanks for playing the "mind game" and sharing!! :)

Out of your list, I personally would have chosen the Manix first and not last. That´s just cause I´d go for a longer (and in my use more versatile) blade for the knife that would be my only one for two month
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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Postby Ngati Pom » Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:35 am

Whilst hoping this is all a bad dream :eek:
First, Stretch 2.
Second, Chaparral lightweight.
Third, 'Jazz'lica
Fourth, Sliverax.
Fifth, Dragonfly H1 SE
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Postby rabbitanarchy14 » Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:48 am

I carry my para 3 and lil native daily. I have made many mods on my lil native and removed the clip. I'll be doing a review of its changes soon almost done with it.

Pm2 s are too big for me.
In-Possession - Para 3 S35VN, Para 3 G10 M390 Red, Dice XHP, Lil Native S30V BL, Manix 2 M390 BR, MKM Voxnaes Isonzo N690Co, Benchmade 555HGBlu, Ontario Rat 2 Gr G10
On-Deck - Manix 2 Cruwear, Sage 5, Brouwer, Cat BD1N, Lil Native compression 20CV/M390
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Re: Another way to find out which of your Spyders you really need ;) (Phantasy-knife-world: Court took all your knives..

Postby Wartstein » Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:39 am

Ngati Pom wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:35 am
Whilst hoping this is all a bad dream :eek:
First, Stretch 2.
Second, Chaparral lightweight.
Third, 'Jazz'lica
Fourth, Sliverax.
Fifth, Dragonfly H1 SE
Great choices, especially the first three...
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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Postby Wartstein » Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:39 am

rabbitanarchy14 wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:48 am
I carry my para 3 and lil native daily. I have made many mods on my lil native and removed the clip. I'll be doing a review of its changes soon almost done with it.

Pm2 s are too big for me.
Really looking forward to your review!
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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Postby kerrcobra » Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:13 am

This is hard. There are so many to choose from, and I don't even have my GB Advocate yet (arrives later today) so I can't know how it would've impacted these choices...alas - in order:

* Cruwear Delica
* Cruwear Para 3
* CTS-204P Domino
* M4 Military
* Cruwear Native 5

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Postby Sumdumguy » Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:49 am

• Caribbean Leaf PE
• Baby Horn
• Jester
• Mantra 1
• Caly 3.5 SB

The GB Advocate may displace one of these, it arrives today!

Now, because I like the game and breaking the rules, here's my list of fixed blades.

• Micarta Street Beat
• Mule Team LC200N
• Province
• Swick 5 LC200N
• Rock Salt LC200N ;)

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Postby JuPaul » Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:00 am

Wow, hard choices on this forum lately! I'd probably have to pick:

2 months: cruwear delica
4 months: s30v dragonfly (or df salt, my punishers can pick since I can't)
6 months: Smock, 'cause man I reeeealy miss it by now
8 months: Cruwear Manix 2, and they better give me back the micarta scales with it
10 months: rex45 para 3 for the sake of variety

If this were to actually happen, I'd probably have to sub a fixed blade in there somewhere, too. My Junction, probably.
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Postby standy99 » Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:06 am

Gayle Bradley 1

PM 2 in M4 jade

Pacific salt H1

Outside the rules - I would want my Burt Foster Talon EDC fixed blade back first
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Postby TkoK83Spy » Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:15 am

What a nightmare to think of! After just the other day I posted how I really LOVE my collection of 17 Spyderco's right now. I've sold and bought many, and what I have now is the happiest I've ever been with my collection. So this is tough!

* Manix 2 Cruwear with CF scales (my favorite model, a favorite steel, favorite scales) Yea...this has to be it, capable of pretty much everything.

* Smock - Ohhh how I've missed you my sweet!! You're slim profile, unique blade, easy to sharpen S30V, and even the fidget factor!

* HH UKPK - Your beautiful design, amazing ergos, lightweight with a wire clip. It's great to have you back.

* St Nicks Shaman 4V - How I've missed you ya beast! Your DLC, deep red contoured scales, fantastic ergos, a true workhorse knife.

* Vtoku 2 Dragonfly - My favorite lil fella!! Easy to sharpen, awesome patina, small and discreet.
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Postby wrdwrght » Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:39 am

Stripped of sentimental and otherwise irrational attachments, here are the Spydies I would reclaim:

At 2 months, my SE Pacific Salt (an environmentally-carefree do-all carry).

At 4 months, my Lil’ Native (a Boston-friendly carry).

At 6 months, my Shaman (a Manix2-PM2 stand-in); I’d take my S90V.

At 8 months, my Chaparral (a serious slicer).

At 10 months, my Stretch2 (the reigning champion of CQI); I’d take my VG10.

And at 12 months, my Military (the reigning champion of getting it right the first time); I’d take my Rex45. Oops!
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Re: Another way to find out which of your Spyders you really need ;) (Phantasy-knife-world: Court took all your knives..

Postby Wartstein » Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:11 am

TkoK83Spy wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:15 am
What a nightmare to think of! After just the other day I posted how I really LOVE my collection of 17 Spyderco's right now. I've sold and bought many, and what I have now is the happiest I've ever been with my collection. So this is tough!

* Manix 2 Cruwear with CF scales (my favorite model, a favorite steel, favorite scales) Yea...this has to be it, capable of pretty much everything.

* Smock - Ohhh how I've missed you my sweet!! You're slim profile, unique blade, easy to sharpen S30V, and even the fidget factor!

* HH UKPK - Your beautiful design, amazing ergos, lightweight with a wire clip. It's great to have you back.

* St Nicks Shaman 4V - How I've missed you ya beast! Your DLC, deep red contoured scales, fantastic ergos, a true workhorse knife.

* Vtoku 2 Dragonfly - My favorite lil fella!! Easy to sharpen, awesome patina, small and discreet.
Now that's an emotional reply, I like that! :)

If one REALLY tries to imagine the scenario I described to be real: Which forum member would NOT get emotional, starting by having no knife at all for two month, and than comes the day you get the first one back... ;)

It's just a crazy mind game, but thinking it through really made me look from yet another perspektive at my collection, what properties in my knives I really need and want, by which models those are covered best and so on...
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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Postby prndltech » Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:40 am

I’d get with my attorney and set up a deal for “gimme my SE pac salt back now and you can keep the rest”
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Postby JacksonKnives » Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:02 am

Para 2 (CTS 20CP because I like the grey scales)

Cricket (Stainless framelock, SE)

Caly 3.5 (Super Blue)

Persian (Red G-10 Sprint)

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Postby The Meat man » Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:14 am

1. Autonomy 2 - honestly the only knife I'd really need.
2. Pacific Salt SE - important to get my serrated blade back.
3. Native 5 Maxamet - good design, tough and lightweight, plus I love that Maxamet steel.
4. Police 4 - elegant slicey beast of a knife that carries extraordinarily well for its size
5. Advocate - a beautiful work of functional art. Just downright fun to own
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Postby knivesandbooks » Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:29 am

2. Slsyz Bowie
4. Spydiechef
6. Advocate
8. Wharncliffe Delica SE
10. Chap lw
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