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Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by DavidZ, Jan 17, 2019.
I seem to keep coming back to the 154 cm Manix 2 ... this is my 3rd one................
The 154cm Manix was my first Spyderco. and definitely the one that I am keeping for life, along with my Millies and Paras.
The Sage 5 is a knife that always finds its way into my pocket. Love the compression lock. It's about the perfect size for my needs, and I prefer the thinner blade and wire clip compared to the Para 3
Bought my first Spyderco over the holidays, Blurple PM2 and quite enjoying getting to know it. Slicey as all getout. Chopping some broccoli last night for my youngin’ at her request. More fun than my Shun kitchen knives anyway.
I got a wild hair this morning and started sketching out a clip point slight recurve. I now need to figure out how to model this thing and bring it to life!
I have delica, pm2, military, chaparral. Mantra1 and mantra 3.
Mantra 3, i removed flipper from and its currently my fav for edc. Also its a gift from my buddy from like grade 4 from Ukraine so its even more special, but i really like the size and no choil and deep black wireclip i put on it.
I would never give away my Police 1st Gen (with tuff coating) and -of course- the Manix2.
But, to be honestly, all of my Spydies are my babies...
I like spyderco... a lot..
Nice collection, Pharmagator!
real hard to pick only 1 as a forever never gonna let go. if I had to, the full size goddard would be at the top of the choices. its just that great of a design. that said there are many I won't let go.
Wow! Really cool @Pharmagator
What is the lovely specimen with the Ball Bearing Lock next to the *amazing* Persians?
That is the Spyderco "Phoenix" designed by Howard Viele
Yeah, I keep all my Spydercos, with the exception of giving handful away to friends in need of a good knife.
If I had to cull the herd, everything would go except the Golden ones. If I had to go further and you let me keep only three, it would be difficult to pick from my couple of Natives, three Militaries, and several PM2s. Beyond that, I am not willing to entertain this hypothetical.
I tried some Spyderco years ago but didn’t care much for them. A couple of years ago I bought a dog tag that I keep on my key ring. Then a cheap Manix 2 came up for sale on the exchange and it started. The Manix led to 4 more Manii and then the Sage 2 and Advocate. Two PM 2s and a Native 5. The ones I am really drawn to now is the Advocate and Sage 2.
I own several different Spydie models currently and a PM2 version will always be in my collection and carry rotation 2 of my current favorites...
I've had my PM2 basically since the 2nd gen first came out. Before that I had a PM1 for several years. There's always going to be a PM2 in my rotation. But now that also goes for the Military and the Para 3.
Para 3 (relatively new)
Paramilitary 2 (owned ~7-8 years)
Another Spyderco just came my way last night and best of all it was free! I was at my father-in-law's house and noticed a knife on his desk. I immediately recognized it was a Spydie. I examined it and found it is an old school, fully serrated, Copilot. The backlock wouldn't work due to it being gunked up. I asked him about it and he said I could keep it! Once home, I poured some boiling water on it followed by penetrating oil. I repeated this process until the lock worked. It's now clipped to my pocket. The Copilot is a model I've always wanted, so I'm pretty happy.
I have a few other models ... but my Manix IIs are probably my favorite Spyderco ... the M4 version my absolute favorite ...
the Native 5 would be a close second for me.
My Gayle Bradley 2 is currently my 3rd or 4th one. I've let them go when I needed to fund something and have regretted it every time.
On a recent downsizing I opted to keep this one and came to realize that this one is worth more than whatever it was i thought I needed. This one actually came with a bit of damage to the edge, and I thought "Perfect. I'll fix this and it will be mine."
I have a PM2, Sage 5, Chaparral, SpydieChef, and a Ladybug. Previously I had a Delica 4 and a Native 5. The Chaparral gets the most pocket time due to its size – it fits perfectly into a jeans small/5th pocket. It's attractive, ergonomic, and a great slicer.
However, the SpydieChef feels as if Spyderco made it to inaugurate a premium line a step above their other products. The combination of design, materials, quality of construction, blade function, handle grip, and ease of carry are hard to beat anywhere near its price, at least for me.