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well the 3rd and final of my initial knife purchases came today. I came to this site to find a replacement for my lost mini griptillian and now I've got 3 knives in front of me with many more to come. I think I did well with variety to start off with. 3 different locks, 3 different handle materials/colors, 3 different blade types, 2 different blade materials....

Benchmade D2 Griptilian with combo edge, axis lock, black
Spyderco Calypso Jy PE VG-10, lockback, grey
Spyderco Cricket PE, VG-10, frame lock, SS

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so far I'm happy with all the knives, I think the grip will be the beater, toughest steel. I think the Calypso being the lightest for its size and takinga very sharp edge will be the most common EDC and the cricket will be there with it. I just got the cricket today so I need to take it with me and see how I like it, I got a feeling its going to be enough for most day chores. The Grip will go when I plan on doing more cutting, maybe to the job sites and such, cutting things that might just hurt the VG-10 blades.

Thanks again to all of you for starting a new wallet shrinking addiction with me. Already planning my next round of purchases and I have a sharpmaker on the way.
 

Esav Benyamin

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The stainless steel Cricket a big favorite of mine. It's the sort of knife you can bring along whatever else you're carrying and if you remove the clip, it even fits easily in a wallet. Very handy for precision work.

The lock is a 'frame lock', the same as you'll find on the Sebenza or CUDA Maxx or Skirmish.

The Calyspso is almost dangerously sharp with that thin blade, and the Grip is one of the all-time classic general purpose working knives.

You did good! :)
 
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Great cache!!!

I somehow missed why the grey Calypso was S30V. Now I know why its one of the "to aquire" Spyderco knives (not to mention cost).
 
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Nice selection. You mention having 2 different blade materials. It actually looks like3: D2, S30V and VG10.
 
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The Caly Jr. is VG-10, thus 2 different blade materials

Grip: D2
Caly: VG-10 (japanese knife, not available in S30V)
Cricket: VG-10
 
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yes yes yes I totally screwed that up..both of those are VG-10 not S30V. it was a long day. thanks guys.
 

woodysone

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Very nice blades. You have picked items you can use with confidence and pride. Note: the cricket works great as a money clip also.
 
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for the next round I'm thinking:
Spyderco Dodo
Spyderco ZDP Delica
BM 707

not sure though, might try out some other brands as well.
 
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ZJChaser said:
for the next round I'm thinking:
Spyderco Dodo
Spyderco ZDP Delica
BM 707

not sure though, might try out some other brands as well.

Sounds like you got the Spyder-bug!!!! You can't go wrong with the Dodo, kinda like a cricket on steroids, and S30v is just awesome. Are you a member of the forums at www.spyderco.com ? We can help you with your addictions:D.
 
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a bit of the spyder bug yes but it mixed with the benchies. I like some of the designs of the spydies but I LOVE the axis lock, nothing else I've tried opens or closes faster and easier. theres likes and dislikes both ways so I'm tryin to mix. More spydies cause I've been pickin up cheaper ones. I have not registered over there yet but I plan to.
 

BladeGoblin

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That Spyderco ss Cricket is a great little knife, I have 2 of those, cuts like a devil.
 
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