strongest tips on Spyderco folders ?

audiopile

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As I previously explained -knives are utility tools for me : I use them to cut ,bore holes in plastic back boxes and drywall,scrape dry wall compound out of back boxes , shave wood studs, pound plastic anchors into concrete , cut roots and slice holes in sod, etc. Almost all folding knives are very obviously designed and intended to be used ONLY for cutting tasks (including the vast majority of Spyderco's excellent knives). So despite having gone over 60 years since the last time someone threatened me with a knife (I have never been in a situation where a knife made any sense in terms of self defense.) -I tend to carry/use so called tactical (mall ninja) knives -they stand up to the use I put my knives to. Downside -even the more compact "tactical" folders are heavy -my current one sided STR/ATRs are very light 115 grams -but realistically not very good for hammering. I have a work van well equiped with Milwaukee cordless tools - they sure have made life easier. But on most job sites I'm 20 years older than the next oldest guy on that job and been doing what I do for a longtime. Since I'm self emplyed and hard bid jobs to include install labour - guess I'd pretty much ignore most ideas about how to do my work (code issues excepted).
 
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Jester sure has a strong tip.

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audiopile

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If you ever examine a ATR -the tip on that design isn't really blunt -it just has enough thickness to stand up to my use/abuse without breaking. Got a lot of designs to try and find at my local Spyderco dealer (Sherpers in Hales Corner ,Wi.). In my experience -nothing substitutes for actually handeling a knife. Boy -do I MISS the knife shows that have had to be canceled because of concerns about Covid -flat out the nicest folks and a chance to really look and handle almost everything that interests me. While I've definitly spent money at knife shows -they have always saved me money becuase I can pick up a lot of knives and tell in less than a minute that it's not for my hand. This is the decided advantage to shoping for knives at Brick n Mortar stores or knife shows. You may pay a little more for those knives -but much more likely to be money well spent.
 
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Sabre ground endura for sure. Affordable and ready to go. Be a great work knife for job site.
 

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H1 is a very tough steel; sabre grinds make for thicker tips. Try one of the Salt series knives in H1.
 

audiopile

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I don't necesarily need a long blade -but even though I have a relatively small hand -I like a longish handle to hang onto. Have used my Emmerson CQC-14 quit a bit -but the Techno looks like a useful tool.
 
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I don't own all the spyders out there.
The tuff is just that, the tip appears very stout. I would have a hard time seeing that break.
 
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