Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby FK » Thu Dec 29, 2016 1:12 pm

Military CTS-204P Green G-10 KnifeWorks

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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby RamZar » Thu Dec 29, 2016 1:31 pm

These should be added to the 2016 releases since they've recently shipped:
  • Native5 LC200N DLC ComboEdge Lightweight Red FRN Never Summer (USA)
  • Manix2 CPM-S30V Black/Red G-10 106.7 KBPI (USA)
  • Tenacious 8Cr13MoV Black PlainEdge Green G-10 (China)
  • Tenacious 8Cr13MoV Black ComboEdge Green G-10 (China)
  • Para3 CPM-S30V Black G-10 (USA)
  • Efficient 8Cr13MoV Black G-10 (China)
In the list of post #1 these were technically at dealers in December 2015:
  • Native5 Lightweight CPM-S110V Blue FRN (USA)
  • Native5 Lightweight S35VN CombinationEdge Black FRN (USA)
  • Gayle Bradley2 CPM-M4 CF/G-10 Laminate (Taiwan)
  • Sprig CPM-S90V Green G-10 (Taiwan)
  • PITS N690Co Bead Blasted Blue Anodized Titanium (Italy)
  • Mantra CPM-M4 Titanium (Taiwan)
  • Mantra 2 CPM-M4 Titanium (Taiwan)
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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby zeroed4x » Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:09 pm

Gayle Bradley2 CPM-M4 CF/G-10 Laminate

Why ?
Hallow Grind, not the cheap looking and cheaper flat.
Carbon Fiber Laminate, well at least there is some carbon fiber to add a nice look. Could have just used all carbon fiber but there's more profit this way.
Liner lock, yea its my preference.
Tip-Up/Down - Left or Right --- Common Sense thank you.
No B.S. clip, not the wire, not some crazy looking modern art piece but the best clip, the hour glass, there is only one.
Steel.... tool steel, Thank Gayle.... I guess I'll just keep oiling it. Could have used CPM S30V but even VG10 would have been fine. It is what it is, at least they used good tool steel.
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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby bearfacedkiller » Fri Dec 30, 2016 2:11 am

Maxamet ManixLW
sal wrote:Knife afi's are pretty far out, steel junky's more so, but "edge junky's" are just nuts. :p
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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby Igi964 » Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:26 am

Manix S110V G10.
Love the size, ergo,lock, steel,skeleton liners, dark blue G10, its stainless.
GB2 is my second.
Classy, beautiful grind and blade shape, excelent slicer.
I wish it was not so serious, "hard work, no fun knife". If its easier to open, hole not cover in handle, easier unlock, plus some stainless steel like S110V. It will be perfect.

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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby CBro » Fri Dec 30, 2016 6:08 pm

And the Winner is the "Military 52100 CF Sprint"
First Runner-up "Paramilitary 2 M4 CF" and Miss
Congeniality goes to the "Maxamet Manix LW"

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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby ktsthiep » Fri Dec 30, 2016 7:03 pm

Vrango for me :)

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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby Joris Mo » Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:20 pm


My vote goes to the Para3 although that should probably end up on the '17 list with so few people having even held one this year..
(held it at Spydiemeet and loved it, have pre-ordered one but will be way into '17 before that reaches the Netherlands)

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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby farnorthdan » Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:28 pm

52100 Military for me, CQI was perfect and love 52100 steel, also like the scale texture and how lite the piece turned out to be.
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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby PayneTrain » Sat Dec 31, 2016 8:15 am

ktsthiep wrote:Vrango for me :)
Yes! So happy to see some love for this little guy! I finally got to handle one yesterday and it is even more beautiful than I imagined. It's still too expensive for me right now which one could argue disqualifies it for KOTY, but it is the only knife I can't get out of my head! Like that cute girl in class that sits across the room, comes from money but changes her own oil, and best of all, her favorite color is blue! If I could just muster up the courage... :o

One more vote for the Vrango, and for love!
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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby ramasipsc » Sat Dec 31, 2016 8:18 am

Military CPM S110V

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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby nirvanero » Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:47 pm

bearfacedkiller wrote:Maxamet ManixLW
This, closely followed by the CTS-204P Military.

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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby SpeedHoles » Sat Dec 31, 2016 5:22 pm

Reading through suggestions/votes, it makes me really intrigued to think, does the blade steel make the knife contender for knife of the year, or does the design make the knife a contender for knife of the year?

Many votes for models that came long ago and don't necessarily remind me of 2016, but many new steels that will remind me of 2016 when thinking back.
Going back to Caly.

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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby JonesE » Sat Dec 31, 2016 6:00 pm

For 2016, my vote is going to go for the S110 G10 Native 5. By far my most carried knife this year. I was really suprised by this and it kind of just happened. I have a drawer full of PM2s that mostly just sit and look pretty with the occasional weekend carry. Come Monday back goes the little Native into the pocket. Here is my New Years wish for 2017, more Native 5 sprints! Looking forward to the Maxemet Native.

Great choices everyone. I wish you all a Happy New Year!


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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby RadioactiveSpyder » Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:01 pm

Not too difficult a choice for me! Clearly the Best Spyderco of 2016 for me is the Nirvana.


Other notable favorites for me are the 40th Anniversary Native 5, Pattada (an excellent knife!), Magnitude (the best Carey collab by a long shot!), and the Advocate. As RamZar pointed out, the GB2 and Mantra were Dec 2015 releases but they top my list too!

Huge shout out too to Spyderco for really pumping up production in their expanded Golden facility! The CQI changes on the Military are great (except I think they should not have updated the fluted Ti version), and they certainly came through on the steels we wanted on the PM2 platform (with clearly Cruwear taking the cake!). Here's to a great 2017 folks! Cheers, Radioactive :)
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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby elena86 » Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:14 pm

I'll play.
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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby demoncase » Sun Jan 01, 2017 3:29 pm

Gotta be the Nirvana

The 40th Native must be an 'honorable mention' for what it is and represents though
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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby Northglenn500 » Sun Jan 01, 2017 4:41 pm

Military 52100

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Re: Spyderco Knife of the Year 2016

Postby IG-88 » Sun Jan 01, 2017 6:08 pm

I vote Nirvana

But the Native 40th anniversary is second and very very close to the Nirvana

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