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Thick handle Spyderco knives ?

Postby Signalman1 » Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:56 pm

Hey guy just got my Shaman today two days early from what USPS tracking number gave me. So I just opened the box and the grip height is fine I just thought the knife handle would have been thicker...so my question to you experts out there which Spyderco folders have the thickest handles. Maybe I should try a Para 2/3 :rolleyes: Thanks for your input on this.

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Re: Thick handle Spyderco knives ?

Postby TkoK83Spy » Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:35 pm

Sorry bud, but the Shaman is actually ever so slightly thicker than both the Para 3 and PM2. I just checked mine out of curiosity now that you brought it up!
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Re: Thick handle Spyderco knives ?

Postby BornIn1500 » Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:37 pm

The PM2 has a thinner handle than the Shaman. BladeHQ lists the PM2 as 0.46" and the Shaman as 0.53"

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Postby Sumdumguy » Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:53 pm

The Vallotton is one of the thickest I can think of, off the top of my head.

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Re: Thick handle Spyderco knives ?

Postby Spydergirl88 » Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:56 pm

Nilakka or Hungarian maybe?

I remember the Manix2 backlock having thicc slabs of g10... I think those are still available maybe?
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Re: Thick handle Spyderco knives ?

Postby JuPaul » Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:59 pm

TkoK83Spy wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:35 pm
Sorry bud, but the Shaman is actually ever so slightly thicker than both the Para 3 and PM2. I just checked mine out of curiosity now that you brought it up!
Even though the scales are actually thinner, a pm2 might feel a bit thicker in hand since the scales aren't contoured like on the Shaman. I've never really compared them with that in mind, though. Maybe something with taller scales might fill the OP's hands a bit better, though? The manix xl, maybe?
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Re: Thick handle Spyderco knives ?

Postby TkoK83Spy » Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:10 pm

JuPaul wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:59 pm
TkoK83Spy wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:35 pm
Sorry bud, but the Shaman is actually ever so slightly thicker than both the Para 3 and PM2. I just checked mine out of curiosity now that you brought it up!
Even though the scales are actually thinner, a pm2 might feel a bit thicker in hand since the scales aren't contoured like on the Shaman. I've never really compared them with that in mind, though. Maybe something with taller scales might fill the OP's hands a bit better, though? The manix xl, maybe?
Good point Julia! I didn't even consider the contouring of the Shaman scales. I just held them butt to butt and the Shaman is a bit thicker. When choking up the Shaman fills out my hand substantially more. When gripping behind the choil, they feel a bit more similar but I think I still have to give the nod to the Shaman. Very close though!
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Postby Peter1960 » Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:26 pm

If you like thick handles on a folder try to catch D'Allara 2 on secondary market ... :)
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Postby w3tnz » Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:30 pm

Check this thread out it might help

viewtopic.php?t=52094

I already had the PPT in mind and its up there, bested by the valloton as mentioned above.

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Postby kennethsime » Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:40 am

In other news, this reassures me that the Shaman isn't too thick. :-)
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Postby I_like_knives » Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:01 am

The Magnitude is about 5/8 thick.

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Postby Filoso- » Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:09 am

Take a look at the Rubicon

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Postby Evil D » Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:30 am

I've been preaching for thicker handles for years but people are too obsessed with pocket wafers. The models I can think of have mostly been mentioned already, unfortunately thick handles aren't really Spyderco's thing.
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Postby Browncoat » Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:32 am

The Bombshell is beautifully chunky little thing!

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Postby VooDooChild » Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:07 am

Thickness is just one part of what makes a knife hand filling. If you want something that fills your hand, try a manix 2 xl.
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Postby soc_monki » Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:18 am

Someone said manix 2 backlock... I think knifeworks still has some. I've been debating getting one but still haven't pulled the trigger.
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Re: Thick handle Spyderco knives ?

Postby Spydergirl88 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:28 am

soc_monki wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:18 am
Someone said manix 2 backlock... I think knifeworks still has some. I've been debating getting one but still haven't pulled the trigger.
Thick blade and thick slabs of linerless g10. I had one. Contoured g10 would have been better IMO

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Re: Thick handle Spyderco knives ?

Postby gdwtvb » Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:25 pm

Evil D wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:30 am
I've been preaching for thicker handles for years but people are too obsessed with pocket wafers. The models I can think of have mostly been mentioned already, unfortunately thick handles aren't really Spyderco's thing.
This has been one of my desires as well. Don't get me wrong, I understand the logic, a Pocketknife spends most of it's life in your pocket, how well it rides in the pocket is important. Still I would love to see some thicker options.

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Re: Thick handle Spyderco knives ?

Postby Evil D » Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:15 pm

gdwtvb wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:25 pm
Evil D wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:30 am
I've been preaching for thicker handles for years but people are too obsessed with pocket wafers. The models I can think of have mostly been mentioned already, unfortunately thick handles aren't really Spyderco's thing.
This has been one of my desires as well. Don't get me wrong, I understand the logic, a Pocketknife spends most of it's life in your pocket, how well it rides in the pocket is important. Still I would love to see some thicker options.

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Personally I don't see how adding maybe 1/8-3/16 to the overall thickness of a handle makes such a big deal. I guess if you wear skinny jeans or something? Besides the difference in weight I can't tell any significant difference in how a Shaman and a Caribbean carry, the thickness is insignificant in my pocket but makes a world of difference in my hand.
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