Tequila and Federales - Bryon Bass waxes nostalgic on the Endura in Overland Journal

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Tequila and Federales - Bryon Bass waxes nostalgic on the Endura in Overland Journal

Postby Mad Mac » Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:49 am

Expedition Portal reprinted an article from Overland Gear Guide selecting five Best of Breed pocket knives. The author had fond memories of an adventure with the Endura but related no personal experiences in reviews of the other four.
https://expeditionportal.com/straight-to-the-point/

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Re: Tequila and Federales - Bryon Bass waxes nostalgic on the Endura in Overland Journal

Postby Cambertree » Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:54 pm

Cool article, thanks for sharing it, Mad Mac. :) :cool:

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Re: Tequila and Federales - Bryon Bass waxes nostalgic on the Endura in Overland Journal

Postby Doeswhateveraspidercan » Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:29 pm

Wow what a title and look a poor ol pitiful thing trying hard to be a Spyderco. :)

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Re: Tequila and Federales - Bryon Bass waxes nostalgic on the Endura in Overland Journal

Postby StuntZombie » Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:05 am

Dang. I might just have to pick up one of those CE Enduras to go along with my Delica.
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Re: Tequila and Federales - Bryon Bass waxes nostalgic on the Endura in Overland Journal

Postby C99c » Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:01 am

The Endura was my first Spyderco. I can relate to the article as it was once confiscated on the side of a Tennessee back road late one night by a well meaning deputy sheriff after I used it to to re-do the battery cables and fuel system on my friend's '70s model Suburban. To his credit, after later realizing his error, he went to great lengths to find me (pre internet days and he had only a vague recollection of my name), apologize and return my knife.

I don't carry an Endura everyday, but if you told me to choose one folder to carry and use until I die, it would definitely be the knife to beat in the competition.

I know a lot of folks who have spent years (and a lot of money) looking for their ideal knife only to end up with an Endura back in their pocket.
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Re: Tequila and Federales - Bryon Bass waxes nostalgic on the Endura in Overland Journal

Postby prndltech » Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:15 am

C99c wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:01 am
I know a lot of folks who have spent years (and a lot of money) looking for their ideal knife only to end up with an Endura back in their pocket.
Yeah, that was me. The endura/pacific salt spends the most time there. Though I’ve been on a military kick this month, I always go back. Love me them seki FRN lock backs.
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