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Finally got some FRN! But it's not an Endura ;)

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by cbrstar, Nov 13, 2018.

  1. cbrstar

    cbrstar Gold Member Gold Member

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    I'm having the problem the my local knife store wont price match the Endura as it seems thiers is the last light weight in Canada. @ $127.00.. Well they priced matched Native 5 for $125.00, and the zdp Dragonfly for $103.00 (canadian funds) so I feel like I got two smoking deals on two amazing knives.

    The native may end up as a Christmas present. Going to give it try for a couple of days first.
    And the Dragon fly may retire my SAK that ive been carrying around for 28 years as my key chain knife.
    Every Spiderco seems to have some special about it. I really like just about all of them
     
  2. Sharp Guy

    Sharp Guy Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 6, 2016
    Both are great FRN choices. Two of my favorites in fact.
     
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  3. Wowbagger

    Wowbagger Basic Member Basic Member

    Sep 20, 2015
    I love to carry the Dragon with my Endura; a great combo ! (both of mine are ZDP-189 . . . got to be a little careful not to chip that stuff but I love the steel)
    I would pay $127 for my Endura; I like it that much !
     
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  4. cbrstar

    cbrstar Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 7, 2015
    $127 isn't bad. It's just I'm a bit thrifty and I've seen them online at other Canadian retailers for a lot less, even as low as $95 Cad. $127 is just at that weird price point where there's a lot of options for only a few extra bucks. For example last week I bought a Pm3 instead of the Endura because it was only $135, and I felt like for $8 more it was quote the upgrade.
     
  5. 4mer_FMF

    4mer_FMF Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 9, 2016
    @cbrstar, haven’t you meant to buy that endura on four different occasions now? You always come home with something else. Instead of one Endura, you’ve wound up with a whole collection of Spydies—LOL!!!

    Careful with that Native 5 LW. I bought one last year, same as you, intending it for a gift. After giving it away, I’ve missed it ever since. Now I’m contemplating the CF S90V model!
     
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  6. cbrstar

    cbrstar Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 7, 2015
    Sorry for the
    LOL Yes! I'm up to 6 Spyderco's now so it's fair to say I'm an addict :D. I really like the Endura so I don't know why other models keeps catching my eye. But I also love a bargain lol

    The thing with Spyderco is each model seems to offer a little something the others don't. I've been reading that the S35VN is a little nicer edge retention and easier to sharpen then S30V. But at the same time the PM3's action seems much smoother to deploy. I also think the shape of the handle on the Native makes the FRN feel a little more grippy then the Endura, but that maybe all in my mind.

    I also think you have to own and handle a Spyderco to fully "get it". My own experience lately with this is the Dragon Fly. Every time I saw it in the store all I could think was that it was too little and too expensive. Especially the ZDP model (the store originally wanted $141 for it). But now having it at home and killing a few trees by cutting up some paper, I'm actually really chuffed with it, and I can't wait to take it to work and hopefully show it off a bit.
     
  7. 4mer_FMF

    4mer_FMF Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 9, 2016
    I’ve gone a little crazy on Spyderco this year myself. :thumbsup:

    Do you have anything from Taichung yet? It’s a slippery slope, brother!
     
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  8. cbrstar

    cbrstar Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 7, 2015
    Not yet, is there anything in particular you recommend?
     
  9. 4mer_FMF

    4mer_FMF Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 9, 2016
    They’re all great. I’ve yet to meet one I haven’t liked loved, and there are even more expected to hit the street soon.

    Given the rapidity of your expansion though, I’d recommend enjoying the really excellent Spydies you’ve picked up in the last few weeks. (Yeah, right...you’ve been bitten. Something tells me you won’t be slowing down any time soon.) :p
     
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  10. cbrstar

    cbrstar Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 7, 2015
    Err well...These two came in the mail today :D

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    Way back when I made my original post about the Tenacious vs the Bryd Cara Cara, a member here messaged me and gave me a good deal on them as a package. Well I thought they had gotten pinched at the border but thankfully they arrived today.

    I'm not 100% sure but I think the Cara Cara is a Gen 1. It's a excellent knife and I would put it against my CRKT or SOG for quality. But even with the G10 it just doesn't feel as nice as an Endura. I think like others said the FRN handle is much more comfortable. Surprisingly the Tenacious feels kinda nicer at least in the jimping dept, and belt clip.

    I'm not sure what I'm going to get next but your right I'm not done yet! :D
     
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  11. Chris "Anagarika"

    Chris "Anagarika"

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  12. FW JSB

    FW JSB

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    Dec 28, 2012
    Congrats on the nice score. Yeah, be careful, the Spydie accumulation can pile up fast. :D
     
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  13. FW JSB

    FW JSB

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    Dec 28, 2012
    The Sage 1 or Sage 5 would be a good intro into the Taichung models. But as mentioned, they're all top-flight knives, some of Spyderco's best.
     
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  14. hank_rearden

    hank_rearden

    Jun 7, 2002
    just a request: DON'T use the zdp Dragonfly as a money clip, as my crazy friend does.
     
  15. cbrstar

    cbrstar Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 7, 2015
    The Bradley model looks awesome, I would love to see it in person.

    The Sage 5 looks like a Native and a Pm2 had a baby. I think its pretty nice and its on the list lol.

    ...Don't worry I decided to put mine to good use and cut down an entire tree.
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