Just bought my first Spyderco

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by yamsi12, Aug 29, 2019.

  1. yamsi12

    yamsi12 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 16, 2013
    I've been a Kershaw/ZT guy for years. The new ZTs being released haven’t interested me at all so I’ve been branching out more in the knife world to brands I previously hadn’t been interested in. Last week I purchased my first Spydie, a PM2. I had only heard good things about it and it’s basically been touted as one if not the most popular edc knife out there. I must say I’m very impressed with it. It’s just the plane jane black G10 with a satin s30v blade but I really, really like it. It has great ergonomics, fits my hand perfectly and the fidget factor is awesome. I liked it so much I have a camo version coming in the mail this week. Ive been watching YouTube videos of other Spyderco knives and I think my next purchase will be the Manix 2......glad to finally be part of the Spyderco family.
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  2. mitch13

    mitch13 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 3, 2004
    Next you'll be using serrated blades:D
    There's plenty to choose from & you started off with a goodun.
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  3. sgt1372

    sgt1372 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 16, 2018
    Welcome to the family! :)

    I too was a Kershaw/ZT guy before I started collecting Spyders. I own about an equal number of each; over 125 Spyders and about 90 Kershaws/35 ZTs. My 1st Spyderco knives were a pair of Gen 1 Endura Clip-its, a Gen 1 Merlin and a SpyderCard that I bought in the early 80's (I think). Sold the SpyderCard but still have the 2 Enduras and Merlin. Didn't buy another Spyderco knife until last year but made up for lost time very quickly.

    Watch out, based on my experience, collecting Spydercos can become quite addictive. ;)
  4. sharp_edge

    sharp_edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2015
    Try a Spyderco Military, which I feel has even better ergo.
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  5. soc_monki

    soc_monki Basic Member Basic Member

    Apr 5, 2019
    I love my ZTs, but I agree they are starting to put out stuff I'm just not interested in. I have what I like (470, 562, 566, 0770) and I'm good with that. Spydercos are great, and I have a few! Love my amalgam the most, with the PM2 coming right behind. The manix is no slouch either!

    So welcome to the club!
  6. DocT


    Mar 25, 2012
    You have stepped in to a wider world, padawan .
  7. BellaBlades

    BellaBlades Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2013
    PM2 is classic. Such a versatile design. My main edc is DLC/Camo S30V goodness.

  8. Cursum Perficio

    Cursum Perficio Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 27, 2012
    Glad you like PM2 OP, I carry one often.
    The Manix is a good choice too, the Manix XL is also worth checking out, and as stated above, the Military is an excellent folder.

  9. DocT


    Mar 25, 2012
    BTW, welcome to our addiction. You will love the Manix 2. I have 3. I carry a lightweight all the time.
  10. Sal Glesser

    Sal Glesser Moderator Moderator

    Dec 27, 1998
    Hi Yamsi,

    Thanx for the interest and support.

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  11. GatorFlash1

    GatorFlash1 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 28, 2012
    Do you know how to sharpen it? Do you have a Sharpmaker?

    Look how easy the old guy puts an wicked sharp edge on a knife. Seems he has done this a few times.
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2019
  12. soc_monki

    soc_monki Basic Member Basic Member

    Apr 5, 2019

    It's true... The sharpmaker is one hell of a system. Works best as a maintenance tool, but can be used to reprofile if need be. The diamond rods work very well, but it can take a while depending on how much metal you have to remove. 17 dps down to 15? Not that bad. 20 down to 15? It's gonna be a while! Depends on steel too. 8cr13mov is pretty quick, but anything with a bit of vanadium takes quite a bit longer.

    Once you have your 15 degree bevels set though, future work is much quicker! I had to redo my para 3 the other night, still had the factory bevel on it, and it was really fast! And after I was done I whittled hair, so that tells you the quality of the edge!
  13. Pinnacle64


    Oct 25, 2013
    PM2 is my favorite Spyderco model just the perfect size and weight for me personally EDC wise.
  14. stevejams

    stevejams Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 27, 2018
    I’ll be in the same situation as you in a few days ;)
  15. NWPilgrim


    Aug 1, 2019
    Similar situation. I was EDCing Benchmade and Kershaw. I like the assist models. Did not like the liner lock do much and other reasons for BM. My first recent Spyderco was a couple of months ago, a PM2 in S35VN DLC. That sold me on Spyderco. Realized the compression lock is not ambidextrous so have tried some back locks, and H1 serrated in Salt and Pacific Salt. Wow.

    I have a few more Spydercos I want to try now.
  16. yamsi12

    yamsi12 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 16, 2013
    Just came in today, already have deep carry clips on both. The PM2 is buttery smooth and is a free dropper. The shaman was smooth the first few flicks but then got really gritty and not smooth at all. Put some tuff glide on and it’s smoothed out. Probably just needs to be broken in.

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  17. blueboost


    Jul 26, 2006
    Congrats, enjoy & welcome to the family!

    Within reach while posting...
  18. mitch13

    mitch13 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 3, 2004
    A couple of nice choices. What happened to the manix 2?
    That can be the next 1:eek::D
    throb likes this.
  19. GatorFlash1

    GatorFlash1 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 28, 2012

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