Your favorite handle shape

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Re: Your favorite handle shape

Postby zuludelta » Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:45 pm

For a small fixed-blade, I really love how the Enuff feels in hand. There's a reasonable amount of swell & contouring to the handle, but it's still neutral enough that I can comfortably use it in a wide variety of grips.

I haven't handled a lot of big Spyderco fixed blades so my favourite in this category would probably be the Schempp Rock by default, since it's the only big Spyderco fixed-blade with which I have extensive use experience.

In terms of folders, my favourite handles are the ones in
the Introvert, UKPK/Caly 3, and Q Ball tied for 1st (they're very different knives but they feel like they were custom fitted to my hand), followed by the Native 5 & Yojimbo 2 for 2nd place. I don't know what my 3rd place choice is... probably a toss-up between the Li'l Temperance 3 & the Polestar.

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Re: Your favorite handle shape

Postby JonLeBlanc » Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:52 pm

Gotta agree on the Stretch (the 2 for me), it's extremely egomaniac. Millie and PM2 come in right behind.
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Re: Your favorite handle shape

Postby Browncoat » Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:07 pm

I love the how the dodo feels in hand. It seems to fit my hand almost perfectly and is such a joy to use.

For an even smaller knife, the handles on the meerkat and navigator are quite stellar. They are very well designed and are surprisingly capable.

Honorable mentions to the d'allara 2, caly 3, and delica.

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Re: Your favorite handle shape

Postby Dodge » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:57 pm

Bob Lum tanto folder
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Re: Your favorite handle shape

Postby Sumdumguy » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:10 pm

Dodge wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:57 pm
Bob Lum tanto folder
I always forget how much I love this handle. It has a neutral grip, that is secure and comfortable. I couldn't ask for more in a handle.

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Re: Your favorite handle shape

Postby Tdog » Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:51 am

Hard to choose a favorite as there are so many good ones. I'd have to go for the Stretch in a folder and probably the Aqua Salt in a fixed blade. For hard/extended use the Shaman is excellent.

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Re: Your favorite handle shape

Postby wrdwrght » Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:26 am

The only Spydie handle that has felt wrong in my hand is the Southard Flipper, but grabbing a G10 Manix2 is, for me, like putting on a pair of well-worn jeans that still fit.
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Re: Your favorite handle shape

Postby koenigsegg » Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:18 am

Native frn, Kapara, Manix 2, Pm2, P4, Ukpk
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Re: Your favorite handle shape

Postby Eee » Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:00 pm

Urban, I don’t know why it feels better than the UKPK, but it does.
Gayle Bradley 1, how to get the cutting edge right up to the fore finger.
And the big surprise for me has been the Pacific Salt, it even balances on the front finger.

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