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

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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 TkoK83Spy » Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:56 am

The Meat man wrote:
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
Great selection Connor. I was tempted to put one of my SE's in my 5 as well, just couldn't choose one over the other 5. Wish we had an option of 10 knives! :p
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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 11:04 am

TkoK83Spy wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:56 am
The Meat man wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:14 am
Great selection Connor. I was tempted to put one of my SE's in my 5 as well, just couldn't choose one over the other 5. Wish we had an option of 10 knives! :p
NO!! :mad: In the given scenario you were convicted for carrying a counterfeit, one of the meanest crimes possible !! :mad:
So you should be gratefull you´re still allowed to choose 5 knives over the course of a year! ;)
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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 The Meat man » Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:08 am

TkoK83Spy wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:56 am
The Meat man wrote:
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
Great selection Connor. I was tempted to put one of my SE's in my 5 as well, just couldn't choose one over the other 5. Wish we had an option of 10 knives! :p

Yeah it's a horrible scenario isn't it?! :p :D
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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 11:13 am

wrdwrght wrote:
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!
That´s actually a quite sensible and good "progression";

A larger, do-it-all, light, serrated, very carryable folder as first after two month, something small and legal almost anywhere after four, a larger, heavy duty plain edge after six, an amazing slicer after eight (though I would have chosen the Chap instead of the Lil Native earlier) an ergonomic masterpiece after ten.

Well done! ;)
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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 11:16 am

The Meat man wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:08 am
TkoK83Spy wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:56 am
The Meat man wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:14 am
Great selection Connor. I was tempted to put one of my SE's in my 5 as well, just couldn't choose one over the other 5. Wish we had an option of 10 knives! :p

Yeah it's a horrible scenario isn't it?! :p :D

I´ll admit, as someone stated already: It´s more nightmare knife world, not phantasy knife world... but I needed to create a shocking scenario to get you guys to think in a new way... :D ;)
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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 Eric*the*Red » Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:48 pm

1. Blurple Manix 2 (The second Spyderco I purchased and my all time favorite. We are inseparable)
2. Knifeworks Manix 2 52100 (A beauty and a beast all in one)
3. Knifecenter Manix 2 cruwear (I really like my Manix’s. The best ergos, perfect size, and my favorite lock)
4. Shaman S90V (I like everything about it except the tang bumping your finger when you close it)
5. Delica cruwear (I really like the it. Awesome little knife)

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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 3:00 pm

kerrcobra wrote:
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..
Sumdumguy wrote: ....
The GB Advocate may displace one of these, it arrives today!
...
BOTH of you will receive an Advocate today? Looks like you´ll maybe have to post an updated list after your first impressions... ;)
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Postby JRinFL » Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:16 pm

First would be the Delica Cruwear.
Second would be the Rhino.
Third, doesn’t matter as I would have returned to a state of having only what I need. :o
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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 Holland » Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:15 pm

1. Dragonfly hap40
2. Delica hap40
3. Mantra 1
4. Stretch hap40
5. Junction
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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 4:22 pm

Holland wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:15 pm
1. Dragonfly hap40
2. Delica hap40
3. Mantra 1
4. Stretch hap40
5. Junction
You must really love the DFly! :)

After two month without any knife at all you´d take such a short blade as your only one for the next two month? Amazing! Makes me think the DFly must be more capable than I figured!

Thanks for sharing
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Postby foofie » Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:09 pm

1. Para3 in s110v and micarta - my do everything knife
2. ukpk in s110v and micarta - my work knife and do everything else knife
3. smock - just for fun
4. para3 lw/maxamet. Do I need this one now? No... but I like it too much to wait. I almost put it #3, but it would be silly to have two Para3s so soon, right...
5. ikuchi

Odd - I never thought of myself as a compression-lock kinda guy. But 4/5 of them?!

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Postby foofie » Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:11 pm

And my other reply -
in penance for carrying a counterfeit spyderco - no knives for the whole year... :eek: :spyder:

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Postby Monty » Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:43 pm

This thread if anything makes me think how I might potentially pair down my spydies.

First would be the Shaman 4v if it's not summer, my new yet totally infatuated offspring.
Second would be the SE Dragonfly Salt, but if it's summer, this would be first. I love this knife and have backups NIB just in case.
Third would be the Siren, which is cheating according to the rules but this looks like a fantastic knife for us beach dwellers and might just become my EDC of choice for the humid conditions here.
3.5 would be the Native Salt SE that I suspect is going to be replaced in rotation by the SIren. Caveat being I hope the Siren gets a combo edge variation but a Ladybug Salt secondary is easy to carry.

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Postby bearrowland » Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:55 pm

My list is easy, because I don't have many.
1. Dragonfly
2. Endura 4
3. Delica 4
4. Autonomy
5. Bug
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Postby blades&wrenches » Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:53 pm

1. Endela SE
2. Native 5 Cruwear
3. GB 2
4. Salt 2 SE
5. Endela PE

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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 Tgmr05 » Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:45 pm

Listed in order, assuming kitchen/table knives were not taken.

Dragonfly zdp-189. I simply have this knife on me more, though H1 SE version was close, see choice 2
Salt 2 SE. This is soo close to taking top spot, and I do like SE H1
Chaparral LW. Great slicer, great size/weight for clipless pocket carry.
Stainless Delica vg10 SE. Heavy, not exactly rust proof salt 2. More a sentimental choice.
Sage 5 CF. This one is growing on me, it probably would have made more sense to be choice 3.

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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 10:55 pm

Thanks to all who "played the mind game" so far, very interesting...

I wanted to point out once more, what´s the idea behind this addmittedly rather crazy scenario I created:
Really to think it through and think it would be true for a moment, and by that getting a new perspective.

Did NOT want to do another: "What are your five favorites" "What if you could only keep five (generally)"

But if you KNOW after a year is over you´re getting back ALL of your knives anyway, factors like "which one I payed the most for" "Which one is the best store of value" "which one I maybe don´t use, but it is a rare exclusive and I´ll never find one once more" - such factor DON`T come into play

Plus: If you imagine, every two month you´re getting (just) ONE knife back, so vey slowly accumulate your collection, is easyier to figure WHAT properties you really need in use (for example; "If I have one large stainless plain edge already, would my NEXT choice from a practical point of view rather be a small plain edge? or a serrated edge? Or some tool steel?" and so on...)
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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 talesk » Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:14 am

In order :

1) Hungarian (user)
My most carried knife, intro to Spyderco addiction.

2) Hungarian (mod project - wip)
Resume mod (ivory g10 scales with lanyard hole delete)

3) Hungarian (mint in box)
I've got a type?

4) Nirvana
O Canada!

I just love the ergonomics, action, and carry off this knife. Not too slicy but I had a ffg and still preferred the stock configuration.

5) Subvert

Deceptively slicy blade, fun recurve.
Haves: Hungarian x5, Firefly x2, Orange Dragonfly 2, Orange Delica 4, Blue Delica 4, Orange Endura 4, Sliverax, Blurple Manix 2 s110v, Burnt Orange Meerkat hap40/sus410, spy dk orange, Pingo orange, Military Fluted Titanium, Lil sub-hilt, para 3 Rex45, friction folder, cricket, techno v1 xhp, spydiechef, slysz bowie, paysan, nirvana, subvert, ikuchi, smock, shaman (4v), shaman (cruwear), drunken, Caribbean (pe sheep)
Wants: parata, kapara
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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 prndltech » Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:48 am

My post didn’t make it from yesterday, so I’ll try again...

I’d work a deal with my attorney to give me one of my SE pacific salt’s back and they could keep the rest till i get em all back!
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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 » Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:43 pm

prndltech wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:48 am
My post didn’t make it from yesterday, so I’ll try again...

I’d work a deal with my attorney to give me one of my SE pacific salt’s back and they could keep the rest till i get em all back!
Very good reply! :p
And I have a feeling, if Vivi played this mind-game, he´d think of something similar... ;)
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