How Spyderco came out on top

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Re: How Spyderco came out on top

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Re: How Spyderco came out on top

Postby Pelagic » Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:53 am

Determination, performance and ergonomics based designs, the signature spydie hole, this forum and paint attention to customers, steel selection, craftsmanship, the sharpmaker, and more.

Sal, what you are feeling is not disappointment or disapproval from your customer base. It's just that you've spoiled us.
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Re: How Spyderco came out on top

Postby GarageBoy » Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:06 am

Calypso Jr - was affordable when it came out, vg10, thin full flat grind, great handle ergonomics - everything Spyderco represented in a nice "starter" package

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Re: How Spyderco came out on top

Postby Ankerson » Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:39 am

For me it was the Military, best work knife I ever used hands down.

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Re: How Spyderco came out on top

Postby joeldworkin307 » Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:32 pm

One of Sal's favorites, the Caly 3. I always want to pick something more interesting or exotic, but I cannot get my Hap40 Caly 3 out of my pocket. It has too perfect a balance of size, ease of carry, ergonomics, and performance and it just blows everything else away.

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Re: How Spyderco came out on top

Postby Bill1170 » Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:52 pm

It’s no one product that puts Spyderco on top for me. It’s the company culture of making high performance tools at a fair price, with the main focus being how well they work rather than being pretty for appearances’ sake. Also the culture of transparency and integrity make Spyderco a company I feel good supporting.

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Re: How Spyderco came out on top

Postby wrdwrght » Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:06 pm

Worth remembering, I think, is that Sal and Gail began by wanting to make edges sharp. Consequent what they learned, Glesser blades are always made designed from their edges out. And to this magic is added ergonomic and machining genius. Looks become the result, not the motive, and therein is why I think Spyderco “came out on top”.

When asked, as here, about the Spydies that have won me over, I can’t simply point to one. Now I just offer this prepared text:

“The Military, Stretch, Chaparral, Caribbean, and Shaman are my favorite “Sals” (in order of model #), followed by the Police, Calypso, Pacific Salt, Sage, and Urban (again in order of model #). I’d recommend any of them without hesitation. Same with the PM2 and Chief that Sal and Eric designed together. And I’d also recommend the Manix, Manix2, and Lil’ Native. They are the “Erics” I have and really really love.”
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RECENT ARRIVAL: Straight-spined Stretch2 sprint. ON RADAR: Maxamet PM2; Lil’ Native slipjoint; Siren. IN DREAMS: V4E Military2 stop-lock; 4V Native Chief; Slysz Swayback; Anso Rock Lobster; Nishijin “R”; C27 serrated Jess Horn.

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Re: How Spyderco came out on top

Postby JD Spydo » Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:28 pm

BULL ONEY!! That's just utter non-sense. Sal Know's he's at the top of his game in the Commercial Knife industry. He may not sell as many units as Buck, Case or any of the old Hardware store knife companies that have been here for many decades before Spyderco was even a company. But the overall quality of his products and the respect he has garnered is at the top of the industry all the way. Super high quality standards is what drew me to Spyderco's products to begin with. And they just continue to get better.

I just wish they would bring back some of their old school models with model materials and better blade steels. Who knows Spyderco might just find their equivalent to the BUCK model 110. And a really ramped up C-36 Military might just be the one too.

LONG LIVE THE GREAT SPYDER FACTORY :cool: !!!

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Re: How Spyderco came out on top

Postby DirtMcGirt » Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:05 pm

standy99 wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:46 am
On reading this comment on another thread
sal wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:11 pm
Ever feel like you can't come out on top no matter what you do?

sal

I thought it would be good to list the models we like the most and how Spyderco came out on top.

For me it was the Gayle Bradley 1 that hit it out of the park
Still my number 1 Spyderco and folder period.
Have plenty of other Spyderco’s and other brands but this knife still makes me look in awe every time I carry it.

Thanks Sal for making it happen

I’ve said it a few times here, but will gladly post again. Spyderco has come out on top for me, not for any one specific model, but because of the exceptional customer service I have ALWAYS experienced from them. I always feel like the only customer of the day when I talk to ANYONE in Golden. But one particular experience in early 2018, when most of the crew was in Amsterdam, is when Spyderco absolutely came out on top. They proved their loyalty to me on that day, so I find it quite difficult to not be loyal in return. I am truly their customer for life. Thank you “L.S.” ;) !! For not only being there that day, but for genuinely listening to me, and making me feel so gosh dang important. :spyder:


And also, my fav model is a toss up between the Native5 and the Wolfspyder. If I could only choose one or the other, I’d pick none, I’m done with knifes if I can’t have both.
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Re: How Spyderco came out on top

Postby wrdwrght » Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:18 pm

JD Spydo wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:28 pm
BULL ONEY!! That's just utter non-sense.
Did you miss the point, or did I?
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RECENT ARRIVAL: Straight-spined Stretch2 sprint. ON RADAR: Maxamet PM2; Lil’ Native slipjoint; Siren. IN DREAMS: V4E Military2 stop-lock; 4V Native Chief; Slysz Swayback; Anso Rock Lobster; Nishijin “R”; C27 serrated Jess Horn.

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Re: How Spyderco came out on top

Postby Pelagic » Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:31 pm

wrdwrght wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:18 pm
JD Spydo wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:28 pm
BULL ONEY!! That's just utter non-sense.
Did you miss the point, or did I?
You're good, haha.
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Re: How Spyderco came out on top

Postby Bloke » Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:41 pm

Ankerson wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:39 am
For me it was the Military, best work knife I ever used hands down.
Me too Jim! :cool:

If a better large folder exists I certainly haven't found it.

Anyhow, revision 2.0 is evidently in the works but from where I'm standing improving the existing Military is akin to drawing a moustache and glasses on the Mona Lisa with a Texta Colour, stepping back and saying "That's Better!" but, ay, what do I know? :)
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Re: How Spyderco came out on top

Postby standy99 » Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:22 pm

Bloke wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:41 pm
Ankerson wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:39 am
For me it was the Military, best work knife I ever used hands down.
Me too Jim! :cool:

If a better large folder exists I certainly haven't found it.

Anyhow, revision 2.0 is evidently in the works but from where I'm standing improving the existing Military is akin to drawing a moustache and glasses on the Mona Lisa with a Texta Colour, stepping back and saying "That's Better!" but, ay, what do I know? :)
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Re: How Spyderco came out on top

Postby Bloke » Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:27 pm

standy99 wrote:
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Movember Lisa ;)
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Re: How Spyderco came out on top

Postby bearrowland » Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:56 pm

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Re: How Spyderco came out on top

Postby Pelagic » Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:01 pm

Putting a mustache on the mona lisa is like taking the blade off the military.
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Re: How Spyderco came out on top

Postby Baron Mind » Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:34 pm

Spyderco was love at first site for me. When I first got into the hobby, I googled "best pocket knives" or something, and the Spyderco's on the list just jumped right out at me. Then reading their performance oriented blurbs about each knife struck a cord. Next I started getting into blade steel, and the love affair just kept right on going.

Para 3 was the first knife I got in hand.

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Re: How Spyderco came out on top

Postby ThomC » Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:06 am

I came to know Spyderco from the medium benchstone. It was recommended to me by a knife store nearby, and it felt great.
I discovered their kitchen knives soon after, but only found out about the folders a few months ago. Tittered on the edge of buying one for a bit, and handled a few. Settled on the PM2 because of the size, the ergos and the lock, a serious purchase considering my most expensive folder up to now was ~60$.
I think the company's greatest strength is the variety and quality of execution of the product. Sure, they're not as popular as more traditional designs or cheaper or more aggressive knives and designs but they feel great. And that's what I want in a tool I use everyday.
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Re: How Spyderco came out on top

Postby spyderwolf » Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:37 am

Mule.It's the perfect fixed blade knife.
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Re: How Spyderco came out on top

Postby Cambertree » Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:02 am

The HAP40 Stretch and the GB1 really do it for me.

And the Superblue Delica and K390 Urban and Police 4.

I suppose I could go on, but I can't think of any other maker that's even close to putting out knives like that.


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