anycal wrote: ↑
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:09 pm
attila wrote: ↑
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:10 pm
Most favorite? Least favorite?
Oh boy, Peter, that's tough to answer! I don't have a single ultimate favorite, but each one speaks to me in some way. For example:
The HAP40 Endura I value as my first special Spydie, and it was a present from the wife.
The smooth green G10 Native is really well made and it's green! It's really enjoyable, but I'm a bit bored with back locks. They're really good locks, but I prefer first CBBL and then compression locks.
The Caly 3 is the most imperfect knife I have, but I just don't hate it. In fact, I kind of like it.
The S110V Manix LW was a present to myself after I finished college (finally, after the Navy intermission). This one started my CBBL love affair...
The PITS is a really cool design in a really neat titanium handle, and the K390 Urban is just a fun little knife, but I don't need small slippies. I have these for jurisdiction restrictions I may come across in the future.
The Cruwear Para 3 is my most enjoyable and most carried knife, but it sometimes gets lock stick.
The Rex 45 PM2 is a larger orange version of my Para 3, so that's really exciting! I'm considering swapping the Cruwear blade into this orange handle.
I don't like the DLC Manix 2, because the DLC increases friction through stuff being cut. It's a great knife otherwise, but the DLC is not my thing.
I haven't chosen which would be the only knife i would keep forever, but the leading contenders are the Cruwear Para 3, smooth green Native, Burnt Orange Cruwear PM2 (doesn't exist yet), Natural G10 M4 Manix, and S110V Manix LW.
Own: VG-10 Delica, Old S30V Native, modified Breeden Rescue, VG-10 Delica, HAP40 Endura, ZDP-189 Dragonfly, S110V Manix 2 LW, Pakkawood Delica, Cruwear Para 3, SE H1 Dragonfly, M4 Manix 2, HAP40 Caly 3, smooth G10 S90V Native, K390 Urban, Pakkawood Dragonfly, smooth G10 Cruwear PM2, SE Pacific Salt, HAP40 Jazzlica, Blurple Native, P.I.T.S., DLC Manix 2, REX 45 PM2, REX 45 Para 3, XHP Manix 2 LW, Superblue Caly 3, DLT 20CV PM2, Rhino, SB Calypso Jr., B70P, PMA11, K03, G10 ZDP-189 Stretch 2, Kapara, REX 45 Military, 154CM Manix 2 LW, KW 204p PM2, Swick, Supergold Delica, back lock Lil'Native, AEB-L Urban, HAP40 Stretch, smooth G10 Cruwear Manix, Cruwear Military, DLT M390 PM2, Cruwear Delica, CPM 4V Lil'Native.
Waiting for: Cruwear/micarta Shaman, Swick 5, Waterway, and something purple.