Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by anthony cheeseboro, May 23, 2019.

  1. I checked out a Endela yesterday. It was a bit bigger than I thought would be with a 3.41” blade and an 8.10” overall length. I guess it’s size was modeled on the Paramilitary 2. Since the PM2 is so popular, I guess that is a no brainer. Where I saw it, the price was $79, about the going rate for a FRN Seiki City VG-10 knife.
  2. James Y

    James Y

    Feb 18, 1999
    I think the 3.41" blade length is more to put it right in between the Endura and Delica blade lengths. Had it been 3.5" it would have been closer to the Endura than the Delica.

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  3. sharp_edge

    sharp_edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2015
    Blade length is good, price is fair, will pick one up.
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  4. Dallas T

    Dallas T Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 6, 2013
    Where did u see it at?
  5. Grand Prairie Knives (GPK,) they ran out of plain edge. When they get more in I will probably buy one.
  6. Cscotttsss

    Cscotttsss Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 3, 2015
    That's a great price IMO, I bet it will be a good seller.
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    On top, you see my Endela between my Mantra 3 and Para 3 Lightweight. The bottom picture has my somewhat above average hand for reference. Eric and Sal have got a decent chunk of change out of me over the last month or so.:D
  8. Colorodo

    Colorodo Gold Member Gold Member

    May 23, 2014
    Available at dlttrading.
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  9. RickJ


    Mar 2, 2003
    I just picked one up from DLT, I love that store.
  10. whp


    Apr 26, 2009
    Great size for that format. I also like DLT.
  11. sgt1372

    sgt1372 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 16, 2018
    I really don't get the "point" of the Endela and have no plans on buying one.

    There are several other Spyders that already fill that size gap (the PM2, Manix2 and Tenacious -- all of which I already own) that immediately come to mind and the fact that you can still buy an Endela on Spyderco's website seems to confirm a lack of demand because any new release subject to high demand always sells out there quick.
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  12. Not every Spyderco is a a super hit, but in terms of sheer niche filling, Spyderco could have stopped making new models twenty years ago.
  13. Converge


    Oct 4, 2014
    Mine came today.


    Love it!
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  14. DShiflet


    Jan 25, 2013
    Let's see...the Endela has a less wide blade and takes up less pocket space than the Manix and Tenacious, a lighter weight than any of them but the Manix Lightweight, better steel than the Tenacious, and a lot cheaper than the PM2, so...I can see a reason for it.
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  15. sgt1372

    sgt1372 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 16, 2018
    Can't argue that it doesn't fill a "niche" but it just seems redundant to me and the differences (to most people, other than knife people like us) are so minor (except for the blade steel used in the Tenacious which is made up for in the much lower price point) as to be almost entirely meaningless to most people.

    But, different strokes for different folks. If it floats your boat, buy it. Using a shotgun approach by tossing out as many different models that people "might" buy (and cutting them out quick when they don't) seems to be Spyderco's marketing strategy, especially for it's more popular models like the Native and Endura/Delica lines.

    It's just not another Spyderco that I see any reason to buy, given all the others that I already own.
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  16. TheFactor

    TheFactor Life is good ! Platinum Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    Looks great !
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  17. There are lots of Spydercos I never consider, especially those north of $200-$250, however, the typical initial Spyderco run is 1,200 units, or at least that’s what it has been in the past. That is a pretty small number. Most Spyderco Knives are aimed at knifenuts.
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  18. DShiflet


    Jan 25, 2013
    Sure. Although tbh, if Spyderco was only making knives where the differences weren't so minor as to be almost entirely meaningless to most non-knife people, they could probably limit themselves to about 7 basic folder designs(and a few obviously "exotic" designs like the Yojimbo, a hawkbill, etc) and have all their bases covered. Even blade steel doesn't matter to most non-knife people, to them, steel is steel, "steel" IS the descriptor, and they don't even realize that there's tons of different steels. I've been asked why I have mulitples of the same design and I mention things like different blade steels and have literally been asked "it looks the same to me, isn't steel steel?"
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  19. KarlG

    KarlG Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 29, 2014
    Typical Japanese Seki City VG-10,. Nice and light. Very reasonable price. C243PB.jpg
  20. Sal Glesser

    Sal Glesser Moderator Moderator

    Dec 27, 1998
    Hi Sgt,

    Actually, the Endela is being very well received. It seems like you are speculating on our models, philosophy's, goals and methods. I think you might want to take a step back and look at a bigger picture view of our company.


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