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Re: New here & just bought 3 knives

Postby ChrisinHove » Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:32 am

Hello and welcome!

It’s hard to better the Delica, I reckon. If I recall correctly it was originally conceived as a ladies folder before evolving into the great design for everyone it is today.

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Re: New here & just bought 3 knives

Postby Holland » Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:59 am

welcome to the forums!
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Re: New here & just bought 3 knives

Postby koenigsegg » Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:07 am

Welcome pearl

Great choices for your family, might I suggest for you a UKPK with BD1N steel. In my opinion one of the best knives and very affordable. The drop point version is my favorite. You may also like a lil native, they are very nice as well if you prefer G10 handles over FRN. I'm so glad for this forum and Sal being a part. I know of no other place like this.
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Re: New here & just bought 3 knives

Postby acer » Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:13 am

Welcome. Your right ,a good pocket knife is a worthwhile investment. Your family will be pleased, especially your husband a great choice. ACER.😀

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Re: New here & just bought 3 knives

Postby Red » Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:18 am

Welcome! I am also new here and can assure you this a wonderful forum and you will learn alot. Great choices on your Spyderco’s!
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Re: New here & just bought 3 knives

Postby Blackpearl » Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:20 pm

Chaparral Sun & Moon looks so cool! Delica looks very nice too.

I’m watching YouTube to learn more before I order them. I wish I can go to a store to view them before buying...hard to buy sight unseen. And harder to wait for them to come, for patience is not my greatest virtue!

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Re: New here & just bought 3 knives

Postby foofie » Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:28 pm

Welcome. I am a bit puzzled though... you bought three knives. One for everyone else in your family? :p

For smaller hands (and actually bigger ones too), the dragonfly is wonderful. I second the frn version rather than the g10 for better portability.

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Re: New here & just bought 3 knives

Postby MichaelScott » Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:39 pm

Good choices. The first of many I am afraid to tell you. :D

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Re: New here & just bought 3 knives

Postby Blackpearl » Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:30 pm

foofie wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:28 pm
Welcome. I am a bit puzzled though... you bought three knives. One for everyone else in your family? :p

For smaller hands (and actually bigger ones too), the dragonfly is wonderful. I second the frn version rather than the g10 for better portability.
I know right? I just bought 2 more bigger ones too. Anything biggishwill go to Hubby and the smaller ones to the girls. Once I have seen them in person I will decide what to get for myself. Heck I might just get a knife for everyone in the extended family for Christmas! That will make my life easier.

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Re: New here & just bought 3 knives

Postby RustyIron » Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:45 pm

Blackpearl wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:30 pm
Anything biggishwill go to Hubby and the smaller ones to the girls.
OMG! That is SO sexist! This is 2020. Ladies can carry big knives and even vote! The boys can wear earrings and carry a little knife. Not me, mind you. But it's ok.

😆 Enjoy your new toys. Keep 'em sharp. The pointy end goes toward the other guy.

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Nice score on the Manix sprint. I've got that in my pocket right now as I sit on the patio with the dog watching butterflies. There's a LOT to like about that knife.

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Re: New here & just bought 3 knives

Postby Blackpearl » Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:39 pm

RustyIron wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:45 pm
Blackpearl wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:30 pm
Anything biggishwill go to Hubby and the smaller ones to the girls.
OMG! That is SO sexist! This is 2020. Ladies can carry big knives and even vote! The boys can wear earrings and carry a little knife. Not me, mind you. But it's ok.

😆 Enjoy your new toys. Keep 'em sharp. The pointy end goes toward the other guy.

Rob

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Nice score on the Manix sprint. I've got that in my pocket right now as I sit on the patio with the dog watching butterflies. There's a LOT to like about that knife.
Oh my giddy Aunt! You’re absolutely right! That does sound bad! Many apologies to any ladies who like big knives and gentlemen who like little knives.

So glad to hear you like the Manix Sprint. I just got the tracking so it’s on the way! I can’t wait to see it.

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Re: New here & just bought 3 knives

Postby JuPaul » Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:11 pm

Blackpearl wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:39 pm
RustyIron wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:45 pm
Blackpearl wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:30 pm
Anything biggishwill go to Hubby and the smaller ones to the girls.
OMG! That is SO sexist! This is 2020. Ladies can carry big knives and even vote! The boys can wear earrings and carry a little knife. Not me, mind you. But it's ok.

😆 Enjoy your new toys. Keep 'em sharp. The pointy end goes toward the other guy.

Rob

P.S.
Nice score on the Manix sprint. I've got that in my pocket right now as I sit on the patio with the dog watching butterflies. There's a LOT to like about that knife.
Oh my giddy Aunt! You’re absolutely right! That does sound bad! Many apologies to any ladies who like big knives and gentlemen who like little knives.

So glad to hear you like the Manix Sprint. I just got the tracking so it’s on the way! I can’t wait to see it.
Yes, great score on the Manix sprint! Just be aware that the Manix lightweight can feel a bit stiff out of the box, but rest assured it will break in with use. The g10 Manix 2 is one of my favorite spydie knives, but the lightweight has really been growing on me this summer - it really does carry nicely in lightweight clothing.
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Re: New here & just bought 3 knives

Postby embry386 » Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:34 pm

Hello and welcome! :spyder:

As another female person with very petite hands, I've found that the size of the overall knife doesn't matter to me as much as the ergonomics of the handle. I wanted to love the Manix, but the contouring and finger choils were just set too wide apart and I couldn't get a comfortable grip -- hopefully it'll work out better for you than it did for me. Big knives like the Amalgam and Police work great for me though, because of the minimal contouring.

I can't recommend any small knives, because I tend to go for the bigger ones and haven't paid much attention to the smaller offerings in Spyderco's lineup. The Native was decent though (although not as comfortable to hold as some of my larger knives).

Good luck in finding the perfect knives for you! :)

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Re: New here & just bought 3 knives

Postby DMgangl » Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:56 pm

Welcome to the forum.

You've got a lot of premium knives with very nice steels. I can't stress to you enough how important a good sharpening system can be. The sharpmaker is one of the best systems on the market especially for beginners.
The super steels aren't difficult to sharpen. They are just going to take more work. To that effect I would actually recommend something cheaper to practice on. Something with a softer steel, 8Cr13Mov or 154CM. H1 is a good soft steel as well but a bit more expensive to practice with.

Good luck and enjoy

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Re: New here & just bought 3 knives

Postby Blackpearl » Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:18 pm

embry386 wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:34 pm
Hello and welcome! :spyder:

As another female person with very petite hands, I've found that the size of the overall knife doesn't matter to me as much as the ergonomics of the handle. I wanted to love the Manix, but the contouring and finger choils were just set too wide apart and I couldn't get a comfortable grip -- hopefully it'll work out better for you than it did for me. Big knives like the Amalgam and Police work great for me though, because of the minimal contouring.

I can't recommend any small knives, because I tend to go for the bigger ones and haven't paid much attention to the smaller offerings in Spyderco's lineup. The Native was decent though (although not as comfortable to hold as some of my larger knives).

Good luck in finding the perfect knives for you! :)
Hi there!

That’s good to hear! I’ll try them out when they come and hopefully some will fit my hands better.

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Re: New here & just bought 3 knives

Postby bdblue » Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:22 pm

Welcome to the forum. You have chosen 3 good models. The PM2 is a favorite for everyday carry for a lot of people. Depending on your location and what people are used to seeing, it might be a good size or might be too large. A lot of people in larger cities pick just under 3" knives because they have legal limits or they don't want to scare people when the pull their knife out. Where I live it isn't a problem, the PM2 is the smallest knife that I will carry. People have suggested the Delica- it is a good compromise between being big enough to easily use vs. being small enough that it won't alarm people.

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Re: New here & just bought 3 knives

Postby legOFwhat? » Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:16 pm

Hello and welcome! Seems you've got bit by the bug big time. The para 3 is my favorite folder it seems to do everything well and has plenty of fidget factor as well.

As someone who has purchased knives for extended family the Byrd line is quite affordable. Gifted all the nephews and brothers-in-law the rescue 2 serrated, then promised them I'd sharpen them whenever they needed....they all really liked them.
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Re: New here & just bought 3 knives

Postby Blackpearl » Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:53 pm

I went with hubby to a local gun shop today and was pleasantly surprised to see a few Spyderco models. We were able to try the Delica, Smock, Native 5 and PM2. I was so excited to try the Delica but ironically I did not like the feel of it my hand! The handle was very long and narrow so I didn’t feel like I had a good grip of the knife. The PM2 was very large in my hand but was perfect for hubby. He loves that one the best. The Smock was quite big but the button to open the blade was pretty cool. It felt a little bit safer opening and closing it. Out of be 4 knives the Native 5 felt the best in my hands. Glad I bought the Native 5 from St. Nick’s Knives today. At least I know one will fit great. I’m going again tomorrow to see if they have more models!

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Re: New here & just bought 3 knives

Postby JuPaul » Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:53 pm

Blackpearl wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:18 pm
embry386 wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:34 pm
Hello and welcome! :spyder:

As another female person with very petite hands, I've found that the size of the overall knife doesn't matter to me as much as the ergonomics of the handle. I wanted to love the Manix, but the contouring and finger choils were just set too wide apart and I couldn't get a comfortable grip -- hopefully it'll work out better for you than it did for me. Big knives like the Amalgam and Police work great for me though, because of the minimal contouring.

I can't recommend any small knives, because I tend to go for the bigger ones and haven't paid much attention to the smaller offerings in Spyderco's lineup. The Native was decent though (although not as comfortable to hold as some of my larger knives).

Good luck in finding the perfect knives for you! :)
Hi there!

That’s good to hear! I’ll try them out when they come and hopefully some will fit my hands better.
Have you gals looked at the Astute? It's brand new in spyderco's budget series, and it was designed with smaller hands in mind. Mine just arrive at it is excellent! The design is really attractive with beautiful curving lines, and it's a very women's-pocket-friendly size. I'm really hoping it sells well so Spyderco will release it in other colors!
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Re: New here & just bought 3 knives

Postby sal » Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:09 pm

The Astute was designed for the designer's wife. In fact he wanted to call it her name. Eric has been driving the project from the first design. I agree with Julia.

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