Any Spydiewolf, Mamba or Tatanka fans?

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Any Spydiewolf, Mamba or Tatanka fans?

Postby vivi » Thu Jul 14, 2016 1:30 am

Thinking about picking up a new folder, and these new models all caught my eye. Anyone own one of them? Thoughts?

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Re: Any Spydiewolf, Mamba or Tatanka fans?

Postby v8r » Thu Jul 14, 2016 4:46 am

I have a Tatanka, and love it. Beware if you are concerned if it is sheeple friendly, it is quite large.

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Re: Any Spydiewolf, Mamba or Tatanka fans?

Postby dplafoll » Thu Jul 14, 2016 6:51 am

The Mamba is also very large, and very... different-looking to the so-called sheeple. If you're going to carry this or the Tatanka around town or in an office, I'd be careful. I haven't seen the Spydiewolf in person.
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Re: Any Spydiewolf, Mamba or Tatanka fans?

Postby swigert » Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:55 am

Ive heard, but haven't actually checked that with the brexit the Spydiewolf is a better deal now because of the value of the pound.

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Re: Any Spydiewolf, Mamba or Tatanka fans?

Postby farnorthdan » Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:32 am

Out of those 3 I only have the Spyderwolf and its pretty nice, great blade design very stout and the handle looks kinda odd but fits my hand like a glove and who doesn't like the compression lock.

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Re: Any Spydiewolf, Mamba or Tatanka fans?

Postby wrdwrght » Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:56 am

I have and like the Tatanka but strictly for fondling all that swedged VG10, as well as for exercising the first PowerLock.

However, the knife is not for carrying, IMO. If I actually need a knife of its size, I'll grab a fixed blade.

Truth be told, I have understood the Tatanka, the Shaman, the Chief, along with the Native to be Spyderco's acknowledgment of this continent's first peoples. The more attention their descendents get, the better, I do believe, hence my interest in the "series".
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Re: Any Spydiewolf, Mamba or Tatanka fans?

Postby Evil D » Thu Jul 14, 2016 2:32 pm

I'm still kind of intrigued by the Spydiewolf, I've always wondered about a folding knife with a scandi blade. I don't care much for the style of the knife but I also have respect for form following function.

Not much interested in the other two. The Mamba is a gorgeous knife but not something I'm really into owning.
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Re: Any Spydiewolf, Mamba or Tatanka fans?

Postby Tyrdle » Thu Jul 14, 2016 4:15 pm

I am a HUGE Mamba fan... I actually held one for the first time today and I highly recommend it, however not for edc. It would edc perfectly fine but the lock is a bit hard to disengage quickly, and for good reason.. It's a really beefy knife. haha PM me in october when I have saved enough to buy it. I also held a Tatanka and it was a perfect 2-hand grip. All I can say is that if you seriously think you could edc it you should definitely stop thinking that.
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Re: Any Spydiewolf, Mamba or Tatanka fans?

Postby SpyderEdgeForever » Sat Jul 16, 2016 10:02 am

Out of the Tatanka and the Mamba, which do you think would be more useful for field-dressing animals like deer and caribou and also fish?

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Re: Any Spydiewolf, Mamba or Tatanka fans?

Postby vivi » Sat Jul 16, 2016 12:32 pm

Farnorthdan, looks like the spydiewolf has a microbevel? Can you confirm?
dplafoll wrote:The Mamba is also very large, and very... different-looking to the so-called sheeple. If you're going to carry this or the Tatanka around town or in an office, I'd be careful. I haven't seen the Spydiewolf in person.
I EDC a Szabo folder, so "sheeple" concerns are pretty low in my list :)

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Re: Any Spydiewolf, Mamba or Tatanka fans?

Postby Squawk » Sat Jul 16, 2016 1:55 pm

I don't have the spydiewolf, but i can say something about the other two. The Tatanka was not for me - a nicely built knife, but just too big for my taste and i didn't really like the powerlock mechanism or the effort it took to open the knife (definitely two hands only). The Mamba though is a totally different beast... not a user at all IMHO, but man is that a beautiful thing... love it!
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Re: Any Spydiewolf, Mamba or Tatanka fans?

Postby DrtyHarry » Sat Jul 16, 2016 3:57 pm

I was a Tatanka fan...I was really hoping it would turn out being a Millie on steroids. However, after a bit of use...the blade kept coming off center and ended up rubbing when I would close it. I would take it apart, screw everything back in a little at a time, and it would go back to staying center. A few days later...rubs again. Sold it a month later. I stick to Milles and PM2s only for the most part...I do see a YO2 in the horizon though, perhaps a Nirvana as well.



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Re: Any Spydiewolf, Mamba or Tatanka fans?

Postby farnorthdan » Sat Jul 16, 2016 4:39 pm

Vivi wrote:Farnorthdan, looks like the spydiewolf has a microbevel? Can you confirm?
dplafoll wrote:The Mamba is also very large, and very... different-looking to the so-called sheeple. If you're going to carry this or the Tatanka around town or in an office, I'd be careful. I haven't seen the Spydiewolf in person.
I EDC a Szabo folder, so "sheeple" concerns are pretty low in my list :)
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Re: Any Spydiewolf, Mamba or Tatanka fans?

Postby vivi » Sat Jul 16, 2016 5:42 pm

DrtyHarry wrote:I was a Tatanka fan...I was really hoping it would turn out being a Millie on steroids. However, after a bit of use...the blade kept coming off center and ended up rubbing when I would close it. I would take it apart, screw everything back in a little at a time, and it would go back to staying center. A few days later...rubs again. Sold it a month later. I stick to Milles and PM2s only for the most part...I do see a YO2 in the horizon though, perhaps a Nirvana as well.



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The yo2 is also on my list, but I didn't mention it in this post because I'm already planning to order it :D

Right now I carry a szabo folder outside of work, and a para 2 or pacific salt while working. If I get one of these three knives I mentioned I'd be rotating it with the Szabo.

The Tatanka seems like it might be a little too big based on what people are saying and the videos I've seen.

The Mamba looks comfortable and gorgeous, but I usually don't like that much belly. Sure is tempting though :)

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Re: Any Spydiewolf, Mamba or Tatanka fans?

Postby DrtyHarry » Sat Jul 16, 2016 6:08 pm

YO2 would be my next bet, I love WC blades. I just got a WC folder from ZT so I am waiting on the YO2 for now...holding off for a S110V version, just not sure if they will make them. The S90s are a bit expensive right now, but my eyes are on the lookout for one.
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Re: Any Spydiewolf, Mamba or Tatanka fans?

Postby dplafoll » Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:49 am

Vivi wrote:Farnorthdan, looks like the spydiewolf has a microbevel? Can you confirm?
dplafoll wrote:The Mamba is also very large, and very... different-looking to the so-called sheeple. If you're going to carry this or the Tatanka around town or in an office, I'd be careful. I haven't seen the Spydiewolf in person.
I EDC a Szabo folder, so "sheeple" concerns are pretty low in my list :)
Ha! No kidding. :p
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