Have you found the one?

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Have you found the perfect Spyderco for you?

Yes
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51%
No
26
27%
Other
22
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Total votes: 97

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Re: Have you found the one?

Postby Mushroom » Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:23 am

Larry_Mott wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:42 am
Voted 'other'.. I honestly could live the rest of my life with a Delica, but i'd hate to give up buying other knives :)
Nailed it! There are a number of models I like enough that I could settle with as “the one”, but that’s not why I buy knives in the first place. So I voted “other”.

Many years ago, before I started collecting, I would have said the Lil Native is “the one” for a few reasons. The first being, it has a 2.5” blade, keeping it legal to carry in my jurisdiction at the time. Next, the blade doesn’t have a hump for the Spydie hole, which was one of the things that initially steered me away from Spyderco. (Fortunately, I’ve grown to greatly appreciate it) Lastly, it has G10 scales, which, for some reason, I was prioritizing at the time. Also, did and still do love the wire clip.
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Re: Have you found the one?

Postby Woodpuppy » Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:27 am

“Other”

My most often carried is my M4 para 3.

I find I prefer different knives for different uses. I love the tool steels, but being in Florida there are times the rust proof Salt 2 is the right choice. I swim with it in the gulf and ocean. I wouldn’t do that with M4!

Could I get by with LC200N or H1? I suppose. But I love my M4 and cruwear. Need to give my rex45 a try, those knives are “in queue”. Would like to try K390, and may be making my first BBS purchase.

I have thought about getting a pac salt... wish I could get a black blade with yellow handle though.
:spyder: My other blade is a Kelly Perfect :spyder:

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Re: Have you found the one?

Postby prndltech » Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:46 am

Woodpuppy wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:27 am

I have thought about getting a pac salt... wish I could get a black blade with yellow handle though.
Buy 2, swap the blade and have one backup!
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Re: Have you found the one?

Postby DSH007 » Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:52 am

Voted "other." I've found "my type" for my usual edc (there are certainly a few models that I prefer over others and carry with greater regularity), but I hesitate to declare that I'd be perfectly satisfied with one specific knife (or model of knife) for the rest of my days. As others have mentioned, I prefer different knives for different tasks/working environments/etc.. Sure, if we get all hypothetical, I could probably pick one.. but ultimately, I enjoy the variety.
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Re: Have you found the one?

Postby sok » Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:48 am

I thought so. I went for several years where the Caly 3.5 was king. Last summer(2018), I slapped some carbon fiber scales on my Paramilitary 2 and it has been a battle between the Caly and the Para 2/3 in some form.

I received an Advocate yesterday. This may have been a game changer. I just need to get through the honeymoon stage.

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Re: Have you found the one?

Postby Ez556 » Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:55 am

Manix 2 LW. I'd like to try the G10 models, but I am happy with the FRCP. I could live with that if that was the last and only knife I had for the rest of my life.
Likes FRN
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Re: Have you found the one?

Postby abbazaba » Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:59 am

PM2 has really dominated my pocket the last three years more than any other Spydie, but I'm not sure I'll ever find "the one". I like variety and currently enjoy many models and steels.

Like many things, it's become about the journey for me, not the necessarily the destination.
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Re: Have you found the one?

Postby TomAiello » Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:03 am

Ez556 wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:55 am
Manix 2 LW. I'd like to try the G10 models, but I am happy with the FRCP. I could live with that if that was the last and only knife I had for the rest of my life.
Ditto.

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Re: Have you found the one?

Postby carrot » Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:16 am

To be honest, my carry rotates all the time.

I've spent a lot of time single-carrying the PM/PM2, Manix, Para 3, Delica, Chaparral, Dragonfly, Manbug, and even the Military. They're all great and I rarely feel underprepared carrying any of them.

My carry often changes with the season as I enjoy carrying burlier knives when I'm in jeans and lighter knives when I'm wearing shorts. I carried FRN all summer this year up until I really, really missed G-10 and slipped a Para 3 S110V into my pocket.

Truth be told, before I really caught the Spyderco bug I carried a Caly3 for years. I could just carry its more refined sibling, the Chaparral, forever. But that might get boring :D

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Re: Have you found the one?

Postby benben » Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:45 pm

Wartstein wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:20 am
benben wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:03 am
.....

I'm really late to the serrated Pacific Salt party but now I do understand Vivi and Gringo's appreciation for this workhorse of a knife!
May I ask: How do you personally think the sabre-hollow grind of the Pac Salt SE affects its performance? Be it positive or negative (or not at all)? I´d especially be interested in experiences concerning cutting stuff as high or higher as the blade is (so not paracord, but rather cardboard, larger fruits and so on...)
Last night I cut up a Sugar Kiss melon, and a pretty big one at that. This serrated blade absolutely glided through that melon like air, and the rind had just minimal resistance, so much I made dang sure I knew exactly where my left hand was at all times! I don't cut up much cardboard but the 10 or so pieces I have cut up, especially the very first piece REALLY impressed me! Seriously, like butter!

I like this hollow grind, I can understand why so many people like FFG better, I like both! But I really like the stout tip of a hollow grind, will it pierce a hole as easily as my Yojimbo or my Urban.....no! But it will pierce a hole and I'll probably never have to worry about snapping the tip off!

I put off buying a Pacific Salt for probably 3 years, and it was on an actual "to purchase next" list I kept but some other knife always got pushed ahead of it, in the meanwhile I would read everyday just how awesome a knife it is........yeah yeah, blah blah......from some guy who lives in the tropics and fishes from a kayak everyday! Sometimes I don't like (read jealousy) that fishing guy! :rolleyes: :D

Bottom line......should have bought me a SE Pacific Salt 3 years ago, turns out fishing man knew exactly what he was talking about!

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Re: Have you found the one?

Postby TomAiello » Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:16 pm

carrot wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:16 am
To be honest, my carry rotates all the time.
Mine too. But at this point it's just for fun. If I was down to just one Spyderco, and it was the Maxamet Manix 2 LW, I'd be good for life. If I could only have three, I'd add the K390 Urban (for travel to eEurope) and the 4v Lil Native (for travel to the PRC, where my parents live).

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Re: Have you found the one?

Postby Freediver » Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:18 pm

Pacific Salt. I really can’t wait for the 2 next year.

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Re: Have you found the one?

Postby Manalishi » Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:11 pm

For me it’s military...I’ve been using a plane Jane digi Camo military in S30V for years...The other favorite is the pm2.However I just am stuck on the military...

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Re: Have you found the one?

Postby Danvp » Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:56 pm

Only one? I mostly carry 2 or 3 knives at the same time. It can’t be only one for me. I also enjoy the differences to much. I voted other. Not searching for the one.

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Re: Have you found the one?

Postby Imprezed » Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:44 pm

Spyderco stretch for me please. I love the ergos and balance as they fit my hand perfectly. Blade shape/length are awesome as well. Have about 5 stretches in my collection and hope to add more.

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Re: Have you found the one?

Postby Tdog » Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:08 pm

Over the years the Caly 3.5 has been my most carried knife. If they could "saltify" it with LC it would likely become "the one" Also if a Mantra 2XL in LC were made, keeping the ti scales and losing the bearings it could possibly be the one. Love the blade shape on this knife and it disappears in the pocket. Full cutting edge and wire clip. Just a great design. Pillar construction makes for ease of cleaning. Knowing Spyderco and crew, "the one" may still be yet to come.

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Re: Have you found the one?

Postby AccountDeletedUserRequest » Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:29 pm

Pelagic wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:59 am
I haven't found a knife with absolutely perfect ergos. The Shaman is close, but to be honest, despite me liking the absence of a thumb ramp, I often feel like something is missing when I put my thumb on the spine. Maybe the mini-thumb ramp on the manix is perfect for me? Perhaps a Manix XL with contoured handles like the Shaman would be the one. The combination of the rounded handle, the sheer size of the handle filling my grip, and the pinky hook anchoring my grip in would be phenomenal.
I've been thinking about hand contouring my Manix XL. I feel it could take the ergos to the next level.

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Re: Have you found the one?

Postby AccountDeletedUserRequest » Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:30 pm

Woodpuppy wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:27 am
“Other”

My most often carried is my M4 para 3.

I find I prefer different knives for different uses. I love the tool steels, but being in Florida there are times the rust proof Salt 2 is the right choice. I swim with it in the gulf and ocean. I wouldn’t do that with M4!

Could I get by with LC200N or H1? I suppose. But I love my M4 and cruwear. Need to give my rex45 a try, those knives are “in queue”. Would like to try K390, and may be making my first BBS purchase.

I have thought about getting a pac salt... wish I could get a black blade with yellow handle though.
If you buy two and do a swap I'll buy a black handle satin blade one from you.

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Re: Have you found the one?

Postby Woodpuppy » Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:49 pm

Vivi wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:30 pm
Woodpuppy wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:27 am
“Other”

My most often carried is my M4 para 3.

I find I prefer different knives for different uses. I love the tool steels, but being in Florida there are times the rust proof Salt 2 is the right choice. I swim with it in the gulf and ocean. I wouldn’t do that with M4!

Could I get by with LC200N or H1? I suppose. But I love my M4 and cruwear. Need to give my rex45 a try, those knives are “in queue”. Would like to try K390, and may be making my first BBS purchase.

I have thought about getting a pac salt... wish I could get a black blade with yellow handle though.
If you buy two and do a swap I'll buy a black handle satin blade one from you.
Tempting......
:spyder: My other blade is a Kelly Perfect :spyder:

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Re: Have you found the one?

Postby BOHAWG » Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:45 am

Voted Yes!

Ed Schempp Persian,Black Micarta,C83BMP and Red Buffed G-10, C83GPRD. Great ergonomics, great for slicing, easy to carry, VG-10 is easy to sharpen.


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