Crunch-Time Hardware? Spyders For Trying Times?

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Crunch-Time Hardware? Spyders For Trying Times?

Postby JD Spydo » Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:53 am

Well here in the USA as well as many other places on the globe many of us have been in a real quandary in these past few weeks over the Virus Scare.

We've talked a lot over the years about ideal survival type hardware and there has most certainly been a lot of threads about which Spyderco models would do well in a survival situation. Well many of us were caught completely off guard and un-prepared and to a large extent unaware when this pandemic hit with little warning.

So most of us were faced with a completely new set of demands and priorities in a very short time slot. Myself I pretty much just continued to use what I've EDCed for the past 14 months or so>> however I have added some more hardware. I've added an extra flashlight and a full time Hawkbill blade since all of this has come about.

My question to all of you is >> What changes in your Spyderco Knife & tool line up have you implemented since this lockdown took place? Or have most of you all just kind of went on in a "business as usual" type scenario? I've found that I'm using my Spyderco Knives and my Flashlights and multi-tools considerably more during this time of pandemic. Have things changed for you all in your hardware demands or have many of you had to make changes in what you keep on hand. Let's talk about how this pandemic has changed our tool needs here recently?

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Re: Crunch-Time Hardware? Spyders For Trying Times?

Postby curlyhairedboy » Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:00 am

Pandemic carry hasn't changed much from normal carry. I always have at least a flashlight, a prybar and small Leatherman (all on keys) , along with my hawkbill Dfly2. Primary knife has been the CruCarta Shaman, and it's been performing spectacularly.

I've seen a bunch of people needing to liquidate their collections on the secondary market. My own purchases are getting a lot more self-scrutiny given the state of the world...
EDC Rotation: PITS, Shaman, CF S90v Shaman, Ikuchi, Amalgam, CruCarta Shaman, Lil Native, Sage 5 LW, Ouroboros, 4V Shaman, Watu
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Re: Crunch-Time Hardware? Spyders For Trying Times?

Postby Maximumsmoochy » Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:15 am

well I went ahead and got myself a Police 4 in case there is a break down of law and order.

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JK, I'm in Canada, we will continue to be boring - sorry to hear about your apocalypse south of the border though, stay safe everybody.
Past: Dragonfly, Air, Rhino, Lil' Native, Caly Jr. SB, Brouwer, Chap LW, Para 3 LW, Native 5, ‘Chef, Mantra 2, PM2, Smock, Advocate
Present: Para3 Maxamet/52100, GB2, Military Rex45/52100/204P, Police 4, Bradley Bowie, Province
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Re: Crunch-Time Hardware? Spyders For Trying Times?

Postby kennethsime » Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:47 am

Honestly, my most-used knives are now my kitchen knives, since I'm working from home so much. I don't think I'll be bugging out anytime soon. I don't always keep a knife in my pocket when working from the couch, though I'm playing with the new Native a lot trying to break it in.

I do have a couple bigger fixed blade knives, but no Spydies amongst them yet; I like the look of the Junction a lot, and can't wait for a Micarta/Cruwear Proficient, especially if it's in the $150 or less range.

I've been looking at picking up a handgun a little more seriously now, just in case things get hairy. Been shooting plenty of times but never been an owner.

I'm lucky enough to still be working, but things are still uncertain. Holding off on large purchases for now.
Lost to the Ages: C90GRE Stretch 1 ZDP-189 British Racing Green | C28GRE2 Dragonfly 2 ZDP-189 British Racing Green
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C41BORE5 Native 5 Lightweight REX 45 Burnt Orange | C223BORE Para 3 Lightweight REX 45 Burnt Orange
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Postby Holland » Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:50 am

I'm ready for any civil unrest


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Re: Crunch-Time Hardware? Spyders For Trying Times?

Postby VashHash » Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:52 am

I'm still carrying on as usual. "essential personnel" for now so I'm still working. Still carrying what I usually carry. A few folders and a stout fixed blade. Right now it's a toss up between the respect and infimandu. Probably gonna finish the week out with the respect tomorrow.

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Postby Wartstein » Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:08 pm

Nothing changed really... though I use and compare my Spyderco folders in the kitchen more often, just for fun.

In a "real" apocalyptic scenario (or better in one like it is just in the movies... :rolleyes: ) I´d go with a fixed blade. If it HAD to be a folder I´d probably miss the stout sabre grind / combo edge Endura I once had.
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Re: Crunch-Time Hardware? Spyders For Trying Times?

Postby bearfacedkiller » Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:18 pm

Meh, not much has changed here. I am “essential” and live very rural. My life hasn’t really changed much. I have had a little more time to spend with the family though. :)

Also, not sure why sitting around my house watching TV would change my carry anyway. Maybe I would switch over to knives that are more sweatpants friendly? :)
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Postby jdw » Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:28 pm

I have used my folders in the kitchen a lot more than I normally would just for the fun of it. I killed a few nonthreatening limbs and sticks in my backyard through death by slow whittling but that's about it.
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Postby kennethsime » Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:29 pm

bearfacedkiller wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:18 pm
Also, not sure why sitting around my house watching TV would change my carry anyway. Maybe I would switch over to knives that are more sweatpants friendly? :)
This! I've never found myself wanting a small stainless knife w/ a wire clip more.
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

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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
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Re: Crunch-Time Hardware? Spyders For Trying Times?

Postby Wartstein » Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:37 pm

kennethsime wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:29 pm
bearfacedkiller wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:18 pm
Also, not sure why sitting around my house watching TV would change my carry anyway. Maybe I would switch over to knives that are more sweatpants friendly? :)
This! I've never found myself wanting a small stainless knife w/ a wire clip more.

Not 100% stainless, but, well... ;) :p : viewtopic.php?f=2&t=86292&p=1409872#p1409872
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: Crunch-Time Hardware? Spyders For Trying Times?

Postby Wartstein » Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:41 pm

jdw wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:28 pm
I have used my folders in the kitchen a lot more than I normally would just for the fun of it. I killed a few nonthreatening limbs and sticks in my backyard through death by slow whittling but that's about it.

And did you get your 10V PM2 meanwhile or does it even have that nice patina from kitchen work already? ;)
( viewtopic.php?f=2&t=86214#p1407213)
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Postby Evil D » Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:42 pm

Haven't changed a thing. It's kind of a standard rule that whatever I'm carrying can support me during the apocalypse. If anything I might need something better suited for skinning but I'd manage with my Caribbean if I had to. Being a Salt is nice since I may not have time or resources to clean it often.
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Postby JRinFL » Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:43 pm

No change here, my Kapara is holding its own. Why, I just cut some twine with it today to secure my tomato plants to stakes, so it's holding the line against saggy tomato plants! :cool:
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Re: Crunch-Time Hardware? Spyders For Trying Times?

Postby bouhunter » Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:48 pm

Haven't changed EDC regulars: Manix, Para 3, Native.

Got bored last night and ordered a new knife I will add to see if I like it :) Finally trying a ZT.

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Re: Crunch-Time Hardware? Spyders For Trying Times?

Postby jdw » Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:49 pm

Wartstein wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:41 pm
jdw wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:28 pm
I have used my folders in the kitchen a lot more than I normally would just for the fun of it. I killed a few nonthreatening limbs and sticks in my backyard through death by slow whittling but that's about it.

And did you get your 10V PM2 meanwhile or does it even have that nice patina from kitchen work already? ;)
( viewtopic.php?f=2&t=86214#p1407213)

Haha! Thanks for asking. It has a great start and is coming along nicely. Between red meat, a few onions, some poblano and assorted peppers it's starting to look like it should to me. It also assisted quite nicely in the backyard stick assassination.
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Re: Crunch-Time Hardware? Spyders For Trying Times?

Postby Halfneck » Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:12 pm

A couple of variations for my day-to-day carry at the hospital I work for. Rhino pic is the most recent
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Re: Crunch-Time Hardware? Spyders For Trying Times?

Postby PStone » Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:16 pm

Halfneck wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:12 pm
A couple of variations for my day-to-day carry at the hospital I work for. Rhino pic is the most recent
Nice! I have that same Vic Rambler. What pen is that in the top pic? The Warhawk one.
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Re: Crunch-Time Hardware? Spyders For Trying Times?

Postby kennethsime » Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:23 pm

Wartstein wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:37 pm
kennethsime wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:29 pm
bearfacedkiller wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:18 pm
Also, not sure why sitting around my house watching TV would change my carry anyway. Maybe I would switch over to knives that are more sweatpants friendly? :)
This! I've never found myself wanting a small stainless knife w/ a wire clip more.

Not 100% stainless, but, well... ;) :p : viewtopic.php?f=2&t=86292&p=1409872#p1409872
Just got the notification that I snagged a Para 3 LW in Rex 45, so that'll have to do for now. Looking at this another way, I'm one knife closer to that Chaparral LW. :)
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 VG-10 Foliage Green

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Re: Crunch-Time Hardware? Spyders For Trying Times?

Postby Jazz » Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:38 pm

Mostly Dragonflies. Always a small Swiss Army. I keep needing scissors, of all things. I miss my wharnie at work.
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