Thoughts on Spyderco...

Discussion in 'Weapons and Tactics' started by IronShogun., Mar 27, 2008.

  1. IronShogun.

    IronShogun. Brown Belt

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    Just picked up a Spyderco Tenacious off Ebay, for a damn good price. I've heard spydercos in general are amazing. Im just curious on your thoughts of each of these specifically: native III, Delica and Byrd Cara. Any owners?
     
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    Had a small "CLip-IT" lockback, liked it. I've handled some other Spyderco knives, including a rather wicked butterfly knife they make that handled beautifully.

    So far as I know, they make a solid product.
     
  3. Toujourpret

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    I had a first gen spyderco endura and liked the feel but it did not hold its edge for long. I have heard the newer ones do a better job of it.

    They have one of the ugliest webpages
     
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    Congratulations.
     
  5. Byron Pechorin

    Byron Pechorin Top Level Human

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    Gpknives have great prices on Spyderco's and Benchmades.
     
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    Their knives are excellent. I occasionally carry one in self-defense when I'm out late at night (like I really need one in a hippy town, lol). I think the Ladybug, the tiniest one they make. And from a, uh, demonstration I observed, the little bugger slices and butterflies muscle cleanly, almost like a surgical scalpel. It's pretty slick.
     
  7. Ian Coe

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    I'm going to have to look these up now
     
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    Have a Rescue Junior for general use. It's the best utility folder I've ever owned.

    Spyder co.'s rock!
     
  9. Byron Pechorin

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    I think I'm going to order an Endura.
     
  10. IronShogun.

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    Emerson has far better knives in my opinion, but I carry a spyderco now because Emerson is expensive and I lost mine :(
     
  12. IronShogun.

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    In terms of blade quality?
     
  13. IronShogun.

    IronShogun. Brown Belt

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    Im surprised to see so few responses, i was certain there were more Spyderco owners out there, c'mon people put down some responses.
     
  14. Half Boston Crab

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    They kick ass, plain and simple.

    Some people don't like them because some models look a little unconventional, but the reason for that is only because they put function before appearance.
     
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    Hahahah! Yeah. What a tool that guy was for testing out a razor sharp knife on himself.
    Moral of the story: Spydercos and LSD do not fucking mix, my friends.
     
  16. IronShogun.

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    Im thinking about ordering a "waved" Endura, anyone own one?
     
  17. Theodore

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    They are very decent, solid knives. Amazing, they are not. Very good daily carry knife for odd jobs, but there are many better from a pure quality standpoint.
     
  18. IronShogun.

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    Give me an example.
     
  19. Michael Wanaka

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    Blade retention, sharpness out of the box, sharpness just in general. Emerson knives are better in every way IMO. Too expensive though.
     
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    I had a spyderco paramilitary that lost its razor sharp edge after being carried in my pocket for about 8 months. I never once cut anything with it.
     

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