Heh, I'd say Spyderco Stretch.
I own a Military and a Mini-Grip... Thoughts? The Military has been a reliable companion for pretty long. The blade is great for outdoors and the knife is basically built for that sort of work. Long, broad blade, cuts really well. I got the orange Military, which...
I believe the anti-Benchmade does not come without a reason. Neither does the Pro-Benchmade.
Good experience with a Benchmade knife doesn't invalidate other peoples' bad experiences. The same goes for other companies-I personally find it rather amusing when, on the Spyderco factory forum...
That really shouldn't be necessary.
My Military was a little stiff at first. I oiled it and then before I could worry about it I had to use it. About a month later it was smooth as silk.
Break it in. It'll be nice :)
The pivot can be tweaked as well, but the sweet spot of smooth motion...
Wise decision :) If I were to decide it would be Para2 (or its larger cousin the Military) based on ergos and the lack of recurve in the blade. I'm not too great at sharpening :) My Mili has served me with distinction for a couple of years now, and I'm glad I got one.
Came across an Umnunzaan in a knife shop while I was out of town. I was quite impressed with it, but I can't figure out how to work the thumb studs. Call me a dope, but there it is... Perhaps being spoiled by Spyderholes did that! The blade and build quality is splendid, though!
Back on topic, they're great knives but not for me. Don't much like the way the edges on three out of four BM's I saw (the Mini-Grip, HK14210 and Rift) were poorly ground; other than that the designs, save the Rift, don't appeal to me.
On the topic of nice-looking non-Spyderco knives, the Fallkniven folders, and Al Mars, and Seki-Cut, and MCusta are definitely up there.
On that of nice-looking Spydercos, I really love the blade shape of the Military and the Para.