Tenacious Lightweight does it for me

Discuss Spyderco's products and history.
carrot
Member
Posts: 889
Joined: Tue Nov 28, 2006 1:38 pm

Tenacious Lightweight does it for me

Postby carrot » Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:25 pm

I want to congratulate the Spyderco team on another knife done well. As expected, of course.

The Tenacious Lightweight is a flawless update to a classic. This is a knife meant to WORK.

The FRN is nicely rounded, grippy as always but not sharp, and I couldn't find a rough tooling seam anywhere!

Just as on the Tenacious G-10, the jimping is perfect and the grind lines are good. Very, very nice strong detent. Lock snaps into place with authority.

My regards to the Chinese Spyderco partner, please give them more designs to do. They will do Spyderco proud.

User avatar
Cambertree
Member
Posts: 1396
Joined: Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:48 am
Location: Victoria, Australia

Re: Tenacious Lightweight does it for me

Postby Cambertree » Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:37 pm

Good to hear that, Carrot.

I have a blacked out G10 Tenacious and it’s a very impressive knife for the price. Definitely a great working knife too. My brother has one he uses on the farm a lot - the G10 is nearly worn smooth with constant use and carry.

ykspydiefan
Member
Posts: 82
Joined: Wed May 27, 2020 9:28 pm

Re: Tenacious Lightweight does it for me

Postby ykspydiefan » Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:05 pm

Tenacious G-10 is where I got my start. Never thought I needed another knife, until the money went to my head.

Used it today for feathering wood and making hot dog sticks for the team. I obviously need a Tenacious tee shirt with a big Spyderco logo on the back.

Thanks carrot

User avatar
steelcity16
Member
Posts: 4359
Joined: Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:34 am

Re: Tenacious Lightweight does it for me

Postby steelcity16 » Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:09 pm

This is definitely going to be one of my next purchases. Love the Tenacious!
:spyder: CRU-CARTA THEM ALL! :spyder:

User avatar
Mini2white
Member
Posts: 309
Joined: Sat Apr 23, 2016 7:26 pm
Location: Australia

Re: Tenacious Lightweight does it for me

Postby Mini2white » Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:36 am

I have a few G10 and now a lightweight serrated. Woohoo. Loving the new one. Plain edge coming soon.

User avatar
Wartstein
Member
Posts: 7369
Joined: Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:06 am
Location: Salzburg, Austria, Europe

Re: Tenacious Lightweight does it for me

Postby Wartstein » Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:51 am

Mini2white wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:36 am
I have a few G10 and now a lightweight serrated. Woohoo. Loving the new one. Plain edge coming soon.

I'd be particullary interested in impressions on the serrated Tenacious LW. This one might be the most affordable, really good option for people who want to try out a spyderedge in rather thin ffg...
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40

carrot
Member
Posts: 889
Joined: Tue Nov 28, 2006 1:38 pm

Re: Tenacious Lightweight does it for me

Postby carrot » Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:25 am

Wartstein wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:51 am
Mini2white wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:36 am
I have a few G10 and now a lightweight serrated. Woohoo. Loving the new one. Plain edge coming soon.

I'd be particullary interested in impressions on the serrated Tenacious LW. This one might be the most affordable, really good option for people who want to try out a spyderedge in rather thin ffg...
Well, I went the opposite way, I have G-10 SE and LW PE. The Tenacious SE is like a chainsaw, and I don't think there's a lot else in Spyderco's current offerings that can match with the thin FFG and long blade. Even the mighty Endela SE is shorter with fewer teeth. I think only the Caribbean can out-match the SE prowess of the Tenacious.

User avatar
steelcity16
Member
Posts: 4359
Joined: Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:34 am

Re: Tenacious Lightweight does it for me

Postby steelcity16 » Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:14 am

carrot wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:25 am
Wartstein wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:51 am
Mini2white wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:36 am
I have a few G10 and now a lightweight serrated. Woohoo. Loving the new one. Plain edge coming soon.

I'd be particullary interested in impressions on the serrated Tenacious LW. This one might be the most affordable, really good option for people who want to try out a spyderedge in rather thin ffg...
Well, I went the opposite way, I have G-10 SE and LW PE. The Tenacious SE is like a chainsaw, and I don't think there's a lot else in Spyderco's current offerings that can match with the thin FFG and long blade. Even the mighty Endela SE is shorter with fewer teeth. I think only the Caribbean can out-match the SE prowess of the Tenacious.

Good observation about the SE. I am hoping they do an Endura and Police LW in FFG SE. An LC200N Pacific Salt in FFG SE would be great as well. What I REALLY want though is a mora-style fixed blade, but with a longer 6-7" FFG fully spyderedged blade. That would be a great work knife.
:spyder: CRU-CARTA THEM ALL! :spyder:

zhyla
Member
Posts: 1670
Joined: Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:12 pm

Re: Tenacious Lightweight does it for me

Postby zhyla » Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:59 am

carrot wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:25 am
Well, I went the opposite way, I have G-10 SE and LW PE. The Tenacious SE is like a chainsaw, and I don't think there's a lot else in Spyderco's current offerings that can match with the thin FFG and long blade. Even the mighty Endela SE is shorter with fewer teeth. I think only the Caribbean can out-match the SE prowess of the Tenacious.
I also have the standard Tenacious SE. It's a good yardwork companion.
Wartstein wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:51 am
This one might be the most affordable, really good option for people who want to try out a spyderedge in rather thin ffg...
The blade on the Tenacious is far from thin. It's pretty chunky (3mm).

There's been a lot of talk about FFG + SE being amazing but honestly I haven't noticed any real difference between FFG and hollow ground SE blades. Maybe FFG is better in cardboard but in this case a thinner blade on something like a Delica will be easier to move thru the material.

For doing odd jobs in the yard or opening packages etc really any of the mid-sized SE offerings work equally well for me.

User avatar
sal
Member
Posts: 14036
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 12:00 pm
Location: Golden, Colorado USA

Re: Tenacious Lightweight does it for me

Postby sal » Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:52 pm

Thanx Carrot.

Eric worked on that project for a long time, both with the knife maker and the plastics maker. I think they all did an exceptional job. Now he's working on updated steels with the maker.

sal

JMM
Member
Posts: 983
Joined: Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:39 pm
Location: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth

Re: Tenacious Lightweight does it for me

Postby JMM » Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:12 pm

sal wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:52 pm
Thanx Carrot.

Eric worked on that project for a long time, both with the knife maker and the plastics maker. I think they all did an exceptional job. Now he's working on updated steels with the maker.

sal
Is there any possibility we will see a LW Resilience in PE and/or SE? The original is my absolute favourite Spydie from China hands down.

User avatar
sal
Member
Posts: 14036
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 12:00 pm
Location: Golden, Colorado USA

Re: Tenacious Lightweight does it for me

Postby sal » Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:08 pm

Hi JMM,

It depends on demand. Eric is certainly capable of designing one. The Lt wt Tenacious is still new. Need to watch for a while.

sal

carrot
Member
Posts: 889
Joined: Tue Nov 28, 2006 1:38 pm

Re: Tenacious Lightweight does it for me

Postby carrot » Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:09 pm

JMM wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:12 pm
Is there any possibility we will see a LW Resilience in PE and/or SE? The original is my absolute favourite Spydie from China hands down.
I’d love to see this too. I’m not sure if the Resilience sells enough to justify LW molds but I’d be in for one of each...

User avatar
curlyhairedboy
Member
Posts: 2265
Joined: Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:01 am
Location: Southern New England

Re: Tenacious Lightweight does it for me

Postby curlyhairedboy » Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:12 pm

Haha, while I'm wishing and enjoying my full SE tenacious, I'd love a full SE native chief....
EDC Rotation: PITS, Shaman, CF S90v Shaman, Ikuchi, Amalgam, CruCarta Shaman, DLC Lil Native, Sage 5 LW, 4V Shaman, Watu, Rex 45 Shaman, Rex 45 Lil Native, Caribbean Sheepsfoot CQI, Tanto PM2, Serrated Shaman
Always in Pocket: Hawkbill Dragonfly 2 H1
Fixed Blades: Proficient, Junction, Waterway
Special and Sentimental: Southard, Smallfly G10, Squarehead LW, Ouroboros, Calendar Para 3 LW, 40th Anniversary Native, Calendar Watu
Would like to own again: Currently N/A!
Wishlist: Smallfly 2, CQI SpyderEdge Caribbean Sheepsfoot, Shaman Sprints!

carrot
Member
Posts: 889
Joined: Tue Nov 28, 2006 1:38 pm

Re: Tenacious Lightweight does it for me

Postby carrot » Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:13 pm

Sal, if the plastics used in the Para 3 LW and Tenacious LW are indications of what future Spyderco LW will be like, I may never want to carry G-10 again! I was just blown away how good the new scales feel in my hands.

samdasnake
Member
Posts: 324
Joined: Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:04 am
Location: Davis, CA

Re: Tenacious Lightweight does it for me

Postby samdasnake » Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:41 pm

carrot wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:13 pm
Sal, if the plastics used in the Para 3 LW and Tenacious LW are indications of what future Spyderco LW will be like, I may never want to carry G-10 again! I was just blown away how good the new scales feel in my hands.
I agree wholeheartedly! The newer lw scales, esp the liner less ones are amazing! I much prefer them to g10. I don’t know how well they’d hold up to hard use but for everyday carry they’re the bee’s knees :)

User avatar
steelcity16
Member
Posts: 4359
Joined: Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:34 am

Re: Tenacious Lightweight does it for me

Postby steelcity16 » Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:43 pm

carrot wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:13 pm

Sal, if the plastics used in the Para 3 LW and Tenacious LW are indications of what future Spyderco LW will be like, I may never want to carry G-10 again! I was just blown away how good the new scales feel in my hands.

This! I carry my FRN knives 99% of the time. The Endura, Delica, Dragonfly, Pacific Salt, Native LW/Salt, and Manix LW are all awesome! The Tenacious LW and Endela in both PE and SE are on my short list for next knives, as are the K390 Endura, Delica, and Dragonfly.
:spyder: CRU-CARTA THEM ALL! :spyder:

User avatar
Wartstein
Member
Posts: 7369
Joined: Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:06 am
Location: Salzburg, Austria, Europe

Re: Tenacious Lightweight does it for me

Postby Wartstein » Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:23 pm

zhyla wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:59 am
carrot wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:25 am
Wartstein wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:51 am
This one might be the most affordable, really good option for people who want to try out a spyderedge in rather thin ffg...
The blade on the Tenacious is far from thin. It's pretty chunky (3mm).

There's been a lot of talk about FFG + SE being amazing but honestly I haven't noticed any real difference between FFG and hollow ground SE blades. Maybe FFG is better in cardboard but in this case a thinner blade on something like a Delica will be easier to move thru the material.

For doing odd jobs in the yard or opening packages etc really any of the mid-sized SE offerings work equally well for me.
3mm definitely is on the thinner side for a Spyderco of this size (I said "rather thin") and I really would not call it "chunky"
Thinner than for example the 3.7 of the Millie family members or the Shaman.
Not many Spydies are even thinner (Delica / DFly 2.5, Chap/Centofante 2.0 for example)

Anyway, I am one of those who talked about ffg and SE being amazing and I stand by it.
Sure: What will come even more into play perhaps is the specific "shape" of the serrations themselves (depth, "pointiness"...)

But if the Tenacious SE is anything like the Endela SE (similar blade stock and ffg) in my experience it should work noticeable better in "normal" EDC tasks than let's say the Pac Salt SE (as much as I love the latter) and frankly (if aharpened properly) better in most tasks (not only "odd jobs in the yard and opening packages) than PE. For me and in my use at least.
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40

User avatar
Mini2white
Member
Posts: 309
Joined: Sat Apr 23, 2016 7:26 pm
Location: Australia

Re: Tenacious Lightweight does it for me

Postby Mini2white » Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:39 pm

Wartstein wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:51 am
Mini2white wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:36 am
I have a few G10 and now a lightweight serrated. Woohoo. Loving the new one. Plain edge coming soon.

I'd be particullary interested in impressions on the serrated Tenacious LW. This one might be the most affordable, really good option for people who want to try out a spyderedge in rather thin ffg...
I love it, funnily enough I ordered plain edge but got serrated. No big deal just order another knife :) . The LW Tenacious just works, I havent needed to sharpen it yet, but haven't given it a tough work out either. Mainly cardboard, some rope, and cable ties.

User avatar
Salty Dog
Member
Posts: 121
Joined: Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:41 am

Re: Tenacious Lightweight does it for me

Postby Salty Dog » Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:31 pm

Just received a blacked out tenacious lightweight SE and im really impressed.
Zero blade play, feels good in the hand although a lot heavier than my native 5 lightweights, but that's to be expected with the liners and blade.
Im really impressed with these value folders, id have no hesitation recommending them to new comers and seasoned collectors, really good knives for the money.
Looking forward to seeing how the steel holds up over time.


Return to “Spyderco General Discussion”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: bearfacedkiller, Bing [Bot], carpdiem, Enactive, Google [Bot], JD Spydo, JRinFL, kobold, Matus, sal, skeeg11, Sumdumguy, vivi and 61 guests