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Hello and a story

Postby jbabr » Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:34 am

Just saying Hello and sharing a story.

I use Spyderco knives for a long time, but I try others :-).

It is a story about two brands and quality of build and ease of maintenance... a short story it is indeed :-).

Once I bought a latest (2020) version of a knife, from a company that I would not share... It was beautiful, before a plastic handle, now a steel framelock, same lines, same blade, same old, but better, right? Then I faced a simple task. Remove the clip. Ended with a destroyed screwdriver, destroyed screw, broken pocket clip and ...I needed pliers to extract what has left in the handle after this massacre.

New knife, same task. Spyderco Tenacious FRN. Good looking knife. Solid, good for the pocket, good for the hand, sharp. I need to reposition the pocket clip. I take the screwdriver and hope for the best...and I reposition the clip without any trouble. No bad screws, no broken tools, no broken clips. Screws out, screws in. DONE! :-)

The knives were made in China. It is the attention to detail and the quality control that makes the difference and makes Spyderco the maker that we all like :-)

Soooo GOOD WORK Spyderco Team :-)

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Re: Hello and a story

Postby sal » Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:46 pm

Hi Jbabr,

Welcome to our forum and thanx for the kind words and story.

sal

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Re: Hello and a story

Postby JonLeBlanc » Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:15 pm

Welcome, and don't look back.
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
Wish list: Hundred Pacer; Sliverax; Mantra; 52100 PM2 SE; Kapara

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Re: Hello and a story

Postby James Y » Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:24 pm

Greetings! Welcome, and thanks for sharing.

Jim

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Re: Hello and a story

Postby carrot » Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:30 pm

Welcome. You've discovered early what I keep having to re-learn. There is one brand of knives I can buy without reading reviews and there are everybody else. I am consistently disappointed when I get a non-Spyderco and I have never once been disappointed with a :spydie:

Enjoy the Tenacious in good health! It's a great knife.

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Re: Hello and a story

Postby Surfingringo » Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:50 pm

Welcome to the forum jbabr. The Tenacious is an excellent design!

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Re: Hello and a story

Postby ChrisinHove » Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:07 pm

Hello & welcome!

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Re: Hello and a story

Postby ChrisinHove » Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:09 pm

Ooops!

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Re: Hello and a story

Postby nerdlock » Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:48 pm

Welcome! The Tenacious is one of the best bang for the buck money knife ever produced :)

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Re: Hello and a story

Postby RadioactiveSpyder » Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:12 pm

Welcome, and hopefully you learned your lesson! ;) :D
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Re: Hello and a story

Postby kennethsime » Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:49 pm

Hey Jbabr,

Welcome to the forums!

The quality of Spyderco knives always impresses me. I've been using them about 10 years now and they never disappoint.
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
MT27 Mule Team 27 Micro-Melt PD#1 Ranger Green | C36GPGR Military 204p Dark Green

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Re: Hello and a story

Postby Doc Dan » Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:24 am

Welcome to the forum. Now you need a Delica and a Manix 2 lightweight.
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