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Official knife comparison pic thread!

Postby Evil D » Mon Nov 02, 2015 4:51 pm

Ok guys so here's the idea. There are always questions popping up in the General section about sizes of knives and how they compare to other models. If we can get enough people to participate in this thread, we can create our own little database of pics detailing how one knife looks next to another. This will help out those people who don't have a local knife shop to handle knives in person, and having the length numbers from the catalog don't always paint a clear picture.

So, people can either request comparisons and then someone who has both knives can chime in with a pic, or people can just post away whatever they like. I think it would be a good idea to set some guidelines on pic taking though;

1) We should have a straight down bird's eye shot of each knife laying flat on a table, maybe opened and closed
2) Maybe shots of the spines of each knife comparing handle and blade width?
3) It would be smart to line the knives up in the pic by the pivot pin as a general reference. This will make comparing size much easier.


Good idea? Yes? No? I guess we'll see based on participation :cool:
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Re: Official knife comparison pic thread!

Postby SpyderNut » Mon Nov 02, 2015 6:48 pm

I think it's a great idea. Actually, it *should* also help increase knife purchasing too. :p
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Re: Official knife comparison pic thread!

Postby Liquid Cobra » Mon Nov 02, 2015 8:27 pm

That's a fine idea. I'd be happy to pitch in if I own the knives in question.
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Re: Official knife comparison pic thread!

Postby Holland » Mon Nov 02, 2015 8:43 pm

Good idea David, I'm in!
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Re: Official knife comparison pic thread!

Postby Holland » Mon Nov 02, 2015 8:48 pm

I'll get us started, spine comparisons of these knives won't help much as all three have been reground :D

Chaparral vs Techno

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Chaparral vs Dragonfly

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Re: Official knife comparison pic thread!

Postby Evil D » Mon Nov 02, 2015 8:57 pm

Holland wrote:I'll get us started, spine comparisons of these knives won't help much as all three have been reground :D
Actually what I had in mind was handle thickness, I guess I didn't type that out very clearly.

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Re: Official knife comparison pic thread!

Postby Reject » Mon Nov 02, 2015 10:35 pm

The Basics Image

Endura, Delica, Dragonfly, Manbug and ladybug.

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Re: Official knife comparison pic thread!

Postby Evil D » Tue Nov 03, 2015 10:01 am

Reject those are awesome pics...exactly what I had in mind. Thanks!

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Re: Official knife comparison pic thread!

Postby bearfacedkiller » Tue Nov 03, 2015 11:08 am

Good idea. I'll throw some up when I get home tonight.
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Re: Official knife comparison pic thread!

Postby Blerv » Tue Nov 03, 2015 12:20 pm

Awesome thread David! I'll work in a few pics for later :D

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Re: Official knife comparison pic thread!

Postby farnorthdan » Tue Nov 03, 2015 11:40 pm

I'll contribute:

Super Blue folders, from the Caly 3.5 to the Ladybug, complete run.
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Re: Official knife comparison pic thread!

Postby bearfacedkiller » Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:39 am

I think a lot of people who are looking for comparison pics are trying to decide between two knives in the same size range so here are my knives from the 3" class all lined up. I guess I don't follow directions well, they are lined up by plunge lines. :o I hope this helps. I will post another with my 3.5"-4" folders lined up in a little while.

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sal wrote:Knife afi's are pretty far out, steel junky's more so, but "edge junky's" are just nuts. :p
SpyderEdgeForever wrote: Also, do you think a kangaroo would eat a bowl of spagetti with sauce if someone offered it to them?

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Re: Official knife comparison pic thread!

Postby ScottG » Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:59 am

To add some color to the collection of Ladybug, Manbug, Dragonfly 2, Delica, Endura photos. H1 Ladybug, Superblue Manbug, VG-10 and ZDP Dragonfly 2, VG-10 Delica, Hap40 Endura. These photos also show the difference in FRN oranges between the normal version and the Hap40 line. Image Image Image

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Re: Official knife comparison pic thread!

Postby SpyderNut » Wed Nov 04, 2015 5:52 pm

farnorthdan wrote:I'll contribute:

Super Blue folders, from the Caly 3.5 to the Ladybug, complete run.
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Dan,
Is that a Superblue Dum Dums sucker in the top photo?? :p :D
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Re: Official knife comparison pic thread!

Postby farnorthdan » Wed Nov 04, 2015 6:10 pm

SpyderNut wrote:
farnorthdan wrote:I'll contribute:
Dan,
Is that a Superblue Dum Dums sucker in the top photo?? :p :D
Actually those are some of those superexpensive dum dums from Cutlery Shoppe... :D
Happy to be part of this great forum and group of down to earth spyderco addicts, Thanks Sal and gang.
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Re: Official knife comparison pic thread!

Postby SpyderNut » Wed Nov 04, 2015 6:12 pm

Haha! ;) Yeah, at over a $100 a pop, they are a bit pricey. :)
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Re: Official knife comparison pic thread!

Postby Nasgul » Thu Nov 05, 2015 6:03 am

Really nice thread idea !! :)


Edit :
May I have pic(s) with the FRN Native5 (I have this one) compare to the Manix 2 ?
(And option those knives also compare with the Manix 2 XL)
:spyder: adds color to your knife addiction :D

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Re: Official knife comparison pic thread!

Postby bearfacedkiller » Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:59 pm

Nasgul wrote:Really nice thread idea !! :)


Edit :
May I have pic(s) with the FRN Native5 (I have this one) compare to the Manix 2 ?
(And option those knives also compare with the Manix 2 XL)
Sorry I don't have a Manix2 XL and the pic is kind of dark.


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sal wrote:Knife afi's are pretty far out, steel junky's more so, but "edge junky's" are just nuts. :p
SpyderEdgeForever wrote: Also, do you think a kangaroo would eat a bowl of spagetti with sauce if someone offered it to them?

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Re: Official knife comparison pic thread!

Postby Titomake » Thu Nov 05, 2015 4:52 pm

Very good thread!!!

This is my little contribution: Camo Military vs Camo Paramilitary2
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Re: Official knife comparison pic thread!

Postby Reject » Fri Nov 06, 2015 11:07 pm

How do the Manix and Manix XL compare in size to the Para Military?

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