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best Spyderco EDC

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Reece Matthews, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. Reece Matthews

    Reece Matthews

    22
    Mar 17, 2011
    is was wondering what the best spiderco folding knife is for EDC can you put some pics on, thanks
     
  2. maximus83

    maximus83

    417
    Nov 7, 2011
    Don't have a personal pic of mine handy, but I think for overall "perfect size", overall utility, ambi opening and closing, strong lock, great steel, legal length in most jurisdictions: the Para Military 2 is incredibly hard to beat.
     
  3. The_Boss

    The_Boss

    115
    Feb 18, 2012
    Well, most people are going to tell you the Paramilitary 2.. for good reason though, but really it comes down to what you like.

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  4. jimnolimit

    jimnolimit

    Oct 28, 2009
    para2:

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  5. Reece Matthews

    Reece Matthews

    22
    Mar 17, 2011
    thank guys for all of your posts
     
  6. jimnolimit

    jimnolimit

    Oct 28, 2009
    welcome. the para2 is my favorite EDC design, another good EDC model is the caly 3.5.


    here's a pic of one of my EDC setups:

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  7. Peroni1973

    Peroni1973 Gold Member Gold Member

    707
    Mar 25, 2010
    I have the Para 2 and it is a terrific knife no question, I also have a couple of UKPK's, a Dragonfly and an endura but the one Spydie which seems to get missed which I absolutely love for EDC is the Spyderco Junior.

    This little guy has just over 3 inches of blade with plenty of belly. VG10 in full flat grind slices brilliantly. Thin G10 slabs mean that is disappears in my pocket. Add in compression lock, like that of the Para 2 and a wire clip and what's not to like?

    I think maybe the name puts some folks off. It is a cracker for EDC!

    Ben
     
  8. nick425

    nick425

    Apr 22, 2011
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  9. precisionshootist

    precisionshootist

    234
    Mar 1, 2010
    I don't think I could pick a "best" as that is going to be a personal choice based on your specific needs. If I had to pick just one that would be the most likely "one size fits all" Spyderco EDC I would have to go with the Delica. It's small enough to carry in almost any situation yet is an amazingly efficient cutter. It's length also makes for a VERY fast deployment. Everyone should have several! lol



    Precision


    You guys are killing me with those awesome blue PM2s!!! I just can't get myself to drop $180 just to get the color. (not sure if the steel would be favorable for me or not).
     
  10. ozgooner

    ozgooner

    Sep 24, 2011
    The Para 2 is an awesome knife for sure, but for EDC just doing general jobs here and there and not being heartbroken if the worst should happen and it get lost/stolen/broken, it's my Tenacious by a country mile.
     
  11. The_Boss

    The_Boss

    115
    Feb 18, 2012
    Took me a while to justify it as well.. but I wanted to try the steel and I personally like the blue a lot. I ended up selling my old one once I got the blue m390 one, so I got it for about the price of a regular one.
     
  12. camoninja

    camoninja

    Feb 11, 2007
    I prefer the Manix 2. Did'nt like the para 2 as much so traded it for a ZT 200.
     
  13. BladeChick777

    BladeChick777

    Jun 20, 2011
    I Love Spyderco, And Depending On What You're Looking For In A Knife.. This Statement Of "Best EDC" Varies.

    Anyways There Are a Few I've Found To Be Awesome EDC's.

    Spyderco Paramiltary 2
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    Spyderco Manix 2(These Are Not My Own Pics As I Don't Have Any Pics Left Of My Many Manix 2's I've Owned)
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    Spyderco Delica 4
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    Spyderco UKPK
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    Spyderco Tenacious(Especially First Starting Out, A Great Knife For The Money, A $30 You'll Never Regret Spending.)
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    Also Take A Look At The Byrd Line. Good Quality Knives.
     
  14. tomsch

    tomsch Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 31, 2004
    I have a Para2 and admit that it is a great EDC. For me though I have been using my Sage2 more. Easy on the pocket with the wire clip and it slices as well as the Para2. Lockup is very solid and butter smooth.

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  15. Trail Edge

    Trail Edge Banned BANNED

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    Apr 23, 2011
    Endura serrated. Just send it in to get resharpened.. check out there serration policy to keep your sharp points.
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  16. Mingecutter

    Mingecutter Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 7, 2011
    Sage 1. Smooth, quick one-hander that looks simply awesome! Its textured cf is very nice.
     
  17. maximus83

    maximus83

    417
    Nov 7, 2011
    I should add that I recently got the Native 5 (s35v steel). That is a great "shorter" EDC folder, if you live in an area where some towns or jurisdictions might have 3" knife limits. In that case, the Native is a good choice as well. Outstanding lock.
     
  18. stormyone

    stormyone

    853
    Dec 19, 2006
    The Military or Police 3.
     
  19. BladeChick777

    BladeChick777

    Jun 20, 2011
    I Agree The Native Is A Great Knife.
     
  20. Huntsman Knife Co.

    Huntsman Knife Co. KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 10, 2010
    Im gonna say the Para2 is the best spyderco for EDC.

    Its unbelievably lightweight and has a very slim profile. You forget you have it till you need it. The comp Lock also makes it wicked fast so you can open it, do the job, and close it very quickly. Plus there's tons of flavors of steel and handle material.

    It gets the nod over the Manix 2 and Millie because its easier to carry. It has a much more useful blade than the Sage series and is much more comfortable and faster than the endura and delica.

    Never used a native, caly 3.5, or some of the other good EDC blades spyderco makes but I think they would have a hard time beating the Para2. Its just about perfect.
     

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