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I Have a Problem

Postby BoydDroid » Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:15 am

I've been a knife guy all my life. I buy a knife every year or so, I don't collect them per se, I carry and use them. I've bought several brands over the years, but I've never liked Spyderco. I didn't like the blade shape mostly. I think I have a problem with knives. I've bought 3 knives in the last year. When I saw the Smock I liked it and started looking at it and other Spyderco knives. I ultimately decided not to get a Smock. It looked fun to play with but there are things I don't like.

But I decided I did like the Manix 2. For a couple weeks I studied them. To make a long story longer...I have ordered a Manix 2, Brown G10, M390 black blade. I never thought it would happen to me.

I think I have a knife problem.
~Brian
Smock - CPM 20CV
Manix 2 - Brown G-10 - M390 - DLC Blade - C101GPBNBK2
Manix 2 - Red G-10 - CPM 20CV - C101GPRD2
...and the rest.

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Re: I Have a Problem

Postby sal » Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:09 am

Hi BoydDroid,

Welcome to our forum.

Most of us begin our attraction to knives based on appearance. As we learn more and more about the world of knives and then other sharp things, we seem to have a shift in out thinking. I hope you enjoy you Manix 2. I think a few that hang here have might share your "problem". Good choice, by the way.

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Re: I Have a Problem

Postby The Meat man » Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:14 am

Welcome to the forum BoydDroid!

I always thought Spyderco knives looked weird too until I began using and carrying them. Now any knife without a big hole in the blade looks weird. :p :D
Let us know what you think of the Manix! That's one model I've never owned before yet.
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Re: I Have a Problem

Postby ThermalAdvancement » Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:19 am

The Meat man wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:14 am
I always thought Spyderco knives looked weird too until I began using and carrying them. Now any knife without a big hole in the blade looks weird.
Same here, I was not sure what to make of the appearance of Spyderco knives at first. Then I tried one.... Now I have 42 of them....

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Re: I Have a Problem

Postby JonLeBlanc » Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:52 am

Welcome!
And get ready hah
My collection so far: 52100 Military (2); 52100 PM2 (2); 52100 Para3; Stretch2 V-Toku; KnifeWorks M4 PM2; BentoBox M390 PM2; BentoBox S90V Military; Police4 K390; S110V PM2; SS Delica AUS-6; Wayne Goddard Sprint VG-10
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Re: I Have a Problem

Postby soc_monki » Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:56 am

1 every year? I bought 8 benchmades in the last 2 months... Haha! Welcome to the club!
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Re: I Have a Problem

Postby bearfacedkiller » Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:49 am

Hi, my name is Darby and I am a knifeaholic.

Honestly, there are worse things than liking knives. There are definitely worse things to spend your money on. As long as the bills are getting paid I wouldn’t call it a problem.

What knife are you buying next? :D
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Re: I Have a Problem

Postby TkoK83Spy » Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:12 pm

You haven't been around here long enough...one knife a year is far from a problem. Most around here get one a month! Especially when there's a burst of sprints/exclusives. Dangerous place to be haha.
23 :spyder:'s in 14 different steels
2 - Bradford Guardian 3's (Wharnie Vanadis 4E and 3V/Drop Point)
1- Zero Tolerance 0470
1 - Microtech Ultratech DE OTF
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1 - CRK Small Sebenza 31/Macassar Ebony Inlays
1 - CRK Large Inkosi Insingo/ Black Micarta Inlays
1 - WE Knives Gentry

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Re: I Have a Problem

Postby ZrowsN1s » Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:37 pm

Welcome BD! My name is Matt and I too am a knifeaholic. It's been 3 days since my last knife purchase :D
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Re: I Have a Problem

Postby dj moonbat » Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:42 pm

sal wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:09 am
Hi BoydDroid,

Welcome to our forum.

Most of us begin our attraction to knives based on appearance. As we learn more and more about the world of knives and then other sharp things, we seem to have a shift in out thinking. I hope you enjoy you Manix 2. I think a few that hang here have might share your "problem". Good choice, by the way.

sal
Quoted for truth. My ideal knife now looks pretty different from what it was ten years ago when I first found this forum.

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Re: I Have a Problem

Postby TomAiello » Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:06 pm

Welcome to the enablers club. :)

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Re: I Have a Problem

Postby Sumdumguy » Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:23 pm

Maybe it's everyone else who has the problem!
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Re: I Have a Problem

Postby RustyIron » Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:08 pm

BoydDroid wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:15 am
I've bought several brands over the years, but I've never liked Spyderco.


Yeah, and Whitney Houston never liked cocaine until she did her first line.

Thirty+ years ago I remember seeing ads for these ugly-@$$ed knives with holes in the blades. I had no interest--they were off my radar for decades.

Then a couple years ago I was searching for a knife with particular characteristics. There were a couple that fit the bill, including a Manix 2. So I bought one. Initially, there were some things I didn't like, but I carried the knife and got used to it. It wasn't long until I preferred the Spydie Hole over a traditional thumb stud. I really came to LIKE the 50/50 finger choil. Full flat grinds are GREAT. And nowadays, if a blade is made in boring steel, then I'm not really interested.

I'm sorry to tell you, my friend, that you very well might have a problem.

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Re: I Have a Problem

Postby TkoK83Spy » Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:11 pm

Sumdumguy wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:23 pm
Maybe it's everyone else who has the problem!
I agree! Made me feel a lot worse about myself with how often I buy knives :p
23 :spyder:'s in 14 different steels
2 - Bradford Guardian 3's (Wharnie Vanadis 4E and 3V/Drop Point)
1- Zero Tolerance 0470
1 - Microtech Ultratech DE OTF
1 - Benchmade 940 (BHQ Exclusive/M4)
1 - CRK Small Sebenza 31/Macassar Ebony Inlays
1 - CRK Large Inkosi Insingo/ Black Micarta Inlays
1 - WE Knives Gentry

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Re: I Have a Problem

Postby Wartstein » Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:17 pm

Welcome to the forum! :)

I was mostly like you... carried rather crappy knives when I was younger, and when I decided to get ONE quality knife (of course I could not stick to just one... :rolleyes: ) I thought Spydercos looked a bit weird and not like "cool knives" should look like..

Now I totally like their looks (design and functionality anyway) and one of my absolute favorites is one of which many people say it looks weird (especially its blade shape) even within Spydercos lineup: The Stretch 1.
I exclusivly own Spydercos these days except one Benchmade...

The Manix is a great choice for a first Spyderco! I owned an LW for some time and really enjoyed it!
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40

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Re: I Have a Problem

Postby JuPaul » Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:41 pm

The Manix is one of my favorite spydercos, and if you think you've got a problem, well, I've got 4 Manixes at the moment, so... ;)
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Re: I Have a Problem

Postby Spydergirl88 » Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:56 pm

JuPaul wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:41 pm
The Manix is one of my favorite spydercos, and if you think you've got a problem, well, I've got 4 Manixes at the moment, so... ;)
That's a badge of honor, not a problem! 😉

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Re: I Have a Problem

Postby SteveMidwest » Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:38 pm

Welcome to the Forum, BoydDroid! :)

When does Spyderco #1 arrive?
Oh my goodness, are you ever going to be amazed!
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Re: I Have a Problem

Postby BoydDroid » Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:52 pm

Goodness! I didn't expect such a response.

Yup, that one is the one I bought. I don't know when it arrive, it hasn't shipped yet. That's what I get for ordering it on a Friday evening. I felt lucky to have found the brown one in stock anywhere.

I didn't realize how fast these things sell out. I was BladeHQ's list to email me when the Rex45 version was available. I got that email on Wednesday. I saw the email come in, I immediately clicked the link, but took my time completing the purchase. I had just clicked the shipping method when they sucked it out of my cart. Two seconds later I would have clicked Submit. So I had to look for something else. I couldn't bring myself to guy the standard Manix.

Last year I bought 2 Benchmades and a Bradford 3.5 Guardian 3d in Nitro-V. The Bradford is wicked sharp. I'm having a heck of time sharpening the Osborne. It was sharp from the factory but a very rough grind. Thinking about sending it back for sharpening.

Thanks for the welcome. Appears I'm not alone in this disease.
~Brian
Smock - CPM 20CV
Manix 2 - Brown G-10 - M390 - DLC Blade - C101GPBNBK2
Manix 2 - Red G-10 - CPM 20CV - C101GPRD2
...and the rest.

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Re: I Have a Problem

Postby kennethsime » Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:47 pm

I used to work at a small knife shop in college. I felt the same way; the Benchmade 940 and then the CRK Sebenza were my holy grails. When I started there, I sold Benchmade Griptillians to nearly every customer who walked in the door, because everyone knew they wanted a Benchmade. I had the opportunity to play with and use a lot of knives working at the shop, and the more I used those funny little knives with the round hole that we all know and love, the more I came to appreciate them. They were thinner, lighter, more ergonomic, and overall a better value than the other brands. And sure enough, the more I appreciated them the more I was able to help customers appreciate them, and the more I sold. I still carry Spydercos over anything else today.

Welcome to the forums BoydBroid, you're in good company.
Lost to the Ages: C90GRE Stretch 1 ZDP-189 British Racing Green | C28GRE2 Dragonfly 2 ZDP-189 British Racing Green
C12BK2W Matriarch 2 VG-10 Emerson Open | C81G2 Para Military 2 S30V

Currently Rotating: C81GPRGR2 Para Military 2 K390 Ranger Green | C223GPRGR Para 3 K390 Ranger Green
C90FPIV2 Stretch 2 Straight Spine, VG-10 Rit Dye'd Dark Apple Green | C223GP Para 3 S30V Green Canvas Micarta
C41BORE5 Native 5 Lightweight REX 45 Burnt Orange | C223BORE Para 3 Lightweight REX 45 Burnt Orange
C101GY2 Manix 2 Lightweight Maxamet Gray | C28GFG Dragonfly K390 Swap Foliage Green
MT27 Mule Team 27 Micro-Melt PD#1 Ranger Green | C36GPGR Military 204p Dark Green
C229MZW Shaman Z-Wear Brown Canvas Micarta


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