What Spyderco do you think was your best value?

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What Spyderco do you think was your best value?

Postby Doc Dan » Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:09 am

What Spyderco, based on features, fit and finish, materials, etc. do you consider to be your Best Buy? It may not be your favorite, but was worth more than you got.

For me, hands down, it was my Cat. It has G10, good jimping top and bottom, and great fit and finish.

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I bought this as a travel knife and was blown away when I got it. It was nicer than my CF Chaparral way back when.
It holds an edge well enough and sharpens easy as pie. I used a Lansky on it when it was too dull, but usually maintained the edge on a leather barbers strop rather than let it get dull. Now I am using the Sharpmaker.
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Re: What Spyderco do you think was your best value?

Postby Wartstein » Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:20 am

This. A steal for the money.. It does absolutely everything right for a small folder designwise, perfect fit and finish, great steel.

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Postby elena86 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:29 am

My best buy is my beloved and all time fav pocket folder : the K390 Urban. Best 60$ spent ever !

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Postby The Meat man » Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:40 am

Without a doubt:

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So much knife for $26. And the build quality is top notch.
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Postby Evil D » Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:52 am

I got a ZDP Delica for $50 once, that's probably the best deal I've gotten.
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Re: What Spyderco do you think was your best value?

Postby Cscottsss » Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:19 am

Either the first run of the CS Native 5 DLC (first run before price hike) or GB1. Both have awesome steels, Native is DLC too.
The GB1 should have been priced much higher IMO. The fit, finish and build quality trumps EVERY other Spyderco I own.



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Postby MacLaren » Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:22 am

Absolutely no doubt about it......
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Postby MacLaren » Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:24 am

Just an exceptional value. CPM-4V ......
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Re: What Spyderco do you think was your best value?

Postby jdw » Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:37 am

When I first saw the title of your post my first thought was Cat as well, Doc. As others have weighed in I would have to add that I haven't owned a better knife for the money than a GB1 from any knife maker. Fantastic build and the knife is just a tank that will do anything that you ask from it. Between it, my Cat, and my 52100 Millie I probably don't actually need another folding knife but the Spydie addiction is too much fun.
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Re: What Spyderco do you think was your best value?

Postby VooDooChild » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:17 am

My first two spydercos were issued to me through my former job, so Im going to go with those. Atlantic salt and snapit salt. Its hard to beat free.

I also picked up a discoed junction for $100 so that was pretty good.
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Postby TkoK83Spy » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:28 am

No brainer here. Back in 2018 when eBay coupons were plentiful, and I was also able to make an offer and no tax on eBay purchases, I snagged one of the best Spyderco's I own...for the incredible price of $119!

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Re: What Spyderco do you think was your best value?

Postby Mickiratt » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:48 am

All great knives! I also think anything in the Manix 2 line-up seems to provide a great value. :)

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Re: What Spyderco do you think was your best value?

Postby Spydergirl88 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:58 am

Every spyderco I've ever bought as part of a BOGO which is probably about 3 or so

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Re: What Spyderco do you think was your best value?

Postby Cscottsss » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:07 am

TkoK83Spy wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:28 am
No brainer here. Back in 2018 when Ebay coupons were plentiful, and I was also able to make an offer, I snagged one of the best Spyderco's I own...for the incredible price of $119!


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I'm still kicking myself for not buying a couple more as backups when they were plentiful and cheap. :mad:

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Re: What Spyderco do you think was your best value?

Postby Doc Dan » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:22 am

elena86 wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:29 am
My best buy is my beloved and all time fav pocket folder : the K390 Urban. Best 60$ spent ever !

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Yup, I love this knife. It cost a lot more than the $32 or so I paid for my Cat. However, it is the best $58 or so I ever spent.
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Re: What Spyderco do you think was your best value?

Postby DSH007 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:26 am

I think pretty much any Spyderco represents a value in some way, but.. best value for the money at MAP pricing.. Native5, Manix 2, Tenacious/Resilience, Chap LW, UKPK jump to mind.

Best value as far as "crazy deals" that I've been able to score over the years..
$129.99 Shaman on sale at Cabela's
$134.99 Lil Sub Hilt/Lil Native Backlock bundle @ BladeHQ
$149.95 Discontinued Sprint CF Native CPM154/S90V
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..well, that escalated quickly..

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Re: What Spyderco do you think was your best value?

Postby GarageBoy » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:55 am

This was years ago, but Calypso Jr's were $40 and change... Centofante iiis were a lot of knife for $45 (and that wasn't a sale price)

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Re: What Spyderco do you think was your best value?

Postby Luke2236 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:03 am

My GB1. It’s such an awesome knife. Second would be the manix 2 they are what I usually have in my pocket on the off chance I’m not carrying the GB1.
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Re: What Spyderco do you think was your best value?

Postby Marulaghost » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:33 am

Native 5 cruwear smooth g10.
It was the same price new as the base s30v native when i looked

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Re: What Spyderco do you think was your best value?

Postby Sumdumguy » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:34 am

My Caribbean at $125 during the Ebay coupon era.

I've had a lot more, but that is the only one I've ever felt bad about getting so cheap. It's worth much more than what it is selling for currently.


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