Which Spyderco for prying with tip?

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Re: Which Spyderco for prying with tip?

Postby spyderwolf » Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:35 am

None.It's like asking which pry bar is better for cutting.
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Re: Which Spyderco for prying with tip?

Postby Monty » Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:24 am

Warrior Hawk. It has a prybar tang.

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Re: Which Spyderco for prying with tip?

Postby bearfacedkiller » Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:36 am

I carry a caplifter clipitool in my watch pocket and use the little screwdriver/bottle opener for my prying needs. That allows me to carry a knife that has an acute tip which I find useful.
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Re: Which Spyderco for prying with tip?

Postby zhyla » Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:00 am

Pretty much every Spyderco is good for prying after you pry something once and snap the tip off :)

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Re: Which Spyderco for prying with tip?

Postby BLUETYPEII » Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:55 pm

Done
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Re: Which Spyderco for prying with tip?

Postby MichaelScott » Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:24 pm

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Re: Which Spyderco for prying with tip?

Postby RustyIron » Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:46 pm

cycleguy wrote:
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Which Spyderco do you like best for prying with the tip???

That just doesn't seem like a good idea at all.

A more appropriate title for this thread would be, "How do I repair the damage I caused to the tip of my knife by using it in silly ways," or "Will Spyderco repair this improperly heat treated blade under warranty?"

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Re: Which Spyderco for prying with tip?

Postby Bill1170 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:25 pm

yowzer wrote:
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The screwdriver on the ClipiTool Rescue.
Came to post this.

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Re: Which Spyderco for prying with tip?

Postby Pelagic » Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:46 am

It doesn't surprise me that a lot of people don't understand this.

I have never used any spyderco for prying aside from the byrd rescue 2. It honestly works well as a light prying tool. If the Tusk wasn't such a small knife, I'd probably have purchased it a long time ago and I'd be posting about the marlin spike right now.

Some people have jobs where they need to get a task done immediately. There is no "Um, nope. I'm going to go get a pry bar for that". All you'll do is anger your superior and as soon as you walk off, someone else will use their cheapo knife to complete the task, so you'll be walking up with a pry bar for nothing. Then immediately they'll say "put that back where you found it" and now your crew has worked several minutes without you because you had to be "Mr correct tool for the job". Not a good look, and you would probably eventually get fired or sent somewhere else for being like that.

At work, for the longest time, I carried my s110v military, a byrd rescue 2, and a small crescent wrench attached to a carabiner clip. Being able use tools for multiple tasks saves time and makes your life much easier when you work yourself to the bone and wake up in pain every morning. I often used the crescent wrench to open rusty shackles that were seized up. I'd often use my byrd to start unraveling a cable so I could roll an eye. Sometimes the crescent wrench completed tasks more suited for a hammer. Sometimes the byrd opened a can of paint or epoxy. Using these tools, which were already on me, for these various tasks (and many more) saved me countless steps, trips up and down stairs and ladders, boat rides, and mini lectures. It made life easier and better.

I know I can't be the only person that's been in a similar situation. And let me just say, I have never used a military, pm2, or even a Shaman for prying. The ONLY model I've used was the byrd rescue 2. So am I advocating prying with spyderco knives? No. Am I strictly against any and all prying with knives? Also No. And I'm certainly not going to act like someone else is stupid for doing so. This was a legitimate question, not an invitation to ridicule the OP or anyone that has used a knife to pry something. Plus, when this happens, the person on their high horse is just demonstrating their inability to maintain an open mind.
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Re: Which Spyderco for prying with tip?

Postby tonijedi » Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:59 am

Prying with knives isn't always an abuse, some people don't get this. There are small things that can't even be pryed with normal prying bars or similar tools... that's when a butter knife, screwdriver or pocket knife steps in.
I've done it and never damaged a knife because of that. On the other hand I've seen many SAKs with damaged tips because people wouldn't use the proper tool that sits 3mm apart the blade.

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Re: Which Spyderco for prying with tip?

Postby 5-by-5 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:15 am

The Chinook 2 is very stout to the tip.

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Re: Which Spyderco for prying with tip?

Postby VashHash » Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:18 am

Szabo folder. Pretty stout all around.

A little off topic but I've used the spyder hole on a closed knife to help pry out a nail before. Just got the head of the nail onto the edge of the spyderhole and rocked it a few times. Manix 2 to be exact. It wasn't a big nail either but it worked.

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Re: Which Spyderco for prying with tip?

Postby tonijedi » Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:24 am

VashHash wrote:
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Szabo folder. Pretty stout all around.

A little off topic but I've used the spyder hole on a closed knife to help pry out a nail before. Just got the head of the nail onto the edge of the spyderhole and rocked it a few times. Manix 2 to be exact. It wasn't a big nail either but it worked.
I use the bump on a closed knife many times to pry with.

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Re: Which Spyderco for prying with tip?

Postby mb1 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:49 am

I don’t pry with knives. BUT...IF you had to...there’s a new boss on that front (not the Millie :)) if we’re talking folders:

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Re: Which Spyderco for prying with tip?

Postby curlyhairedboy » Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:16 am

Can confirm, Shaman tip is super beefy!
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Re: Which Spyderco for prying with tip?

Postby tonijedi » Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:19 am

Can someone post a side by side picture of a shaman and Pacific Salt tips? Thank you in advance

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Re: Which Spyderco for prying with tip?

Postby Coffeetron » Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:22 am

It also depends what you want to pry.

I am a watch guy and do repair work on them. Removing the bezel or snap back casebacks can only be done with very thin blades since the gap is very tight. There are cheap tools for exactly that but imho the small victorinox sak blade does the job better.

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Re: Which Spyderco for prying with tip?

Postby bearfacedkiller » Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:28 am

I have opened paint cans with the spydiehole/hump on a closed Delica before.

Now I stick with this clipitool.
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Re: Which Spyderco for prying with tip?

Postby Evil D » Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:41 am

Definitely a Salt or Pacific, their tips are thicker than most and they're in a steel that is know for bending before it breaks. Just be careful not to put too much lateral force on the pivot, so maybe try to pry only with the blade if that makes sense.

I bet one of the best options would be a Rescue, since they don't really even have a blade tip at all and are completely blunt. The tip isn't very small/narrow so it won't get into tight places but it's probably the strongest folder tip you'll find since there's no edge or point to break or chip. The Saver Salt is probably a close second, though you could maybe chip off the last serration tooth.

If you're ok with small fixed blades, I have absolutely no doubt you could pry your heart out with an Enuff sheepsfoot. That knife is super Stout and blunt and H1.
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Re: Which Spyderco for prying with tip?

Postby Ez556 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:48 am

tonijedi wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:24 am
I use the bump on a closed knife many times to pry with.
I do that with my Dragonfly a lot at work, the swedge works great as an impromptu screw driver for large panel screws too.
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