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Oct 13, 1998
I'm replacing my Stryker with something a little more people-friendly. The decision is down to a Boye folder or a Spyde Endura. I can get the Spyde about $8 cheaper, and I'm wondering if it's worth the extra $ for the Boye.
ps I'm also saving up for an Apogee, that's why I'm pinching pennies

I like my women like I like my knives: strong, sharp, well-formed and pattern-welded!
Amacks, I've handled both. Overall, the Spydie is definitely much better quality. The only thing that I think would be better about the Boye is the steel. But, I wouldn't pick it over the Endura.

If you´re going to buy a Spyderco, I can tell you I am very satisfied with my G-10 Rookie. It´s great, except for the clip position 9get too used to benchmades....). Try to handle one before taking your decision.
Also, regarding friendly looking knives, try using the Stryker on your right pocket and a Swiss army knife on the left. It works for me, though, as a knife dealer, I really don´t care about my knives drawing some atention.
Best regards


I haven't handled the Boye, but I do have numerous Spydie's.
The Endura is a very comfortable and well made knife and will do pretty much whatever you ask it to.
But, if you are looking for a knife that won't scare the "other people" , the Endura's size might be in question.
If you are looking for that type of blade style and usability that won't scare the "other People", you might want to look long and hard at the Delica. I have really grown to love this knife. It is just a downsized Endura, and performs beautifully.
Amacks, I have them both, and like them both. The Endura is a good knife, and one of my daly carries. My Boye is the one I use when I am cutting leather to make sheathes out of. It just keeps cutting and cutting. I like the bigger size of the Endura for daly carry. Don't you just love having to choose? If it was up to me I would choose both of them. So many knives and just not enough money. Oh well, good luck with what ever you choose.
Chris, Top of Texas Knives