That Endura

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Who Likes the Endura?
The Endura was my first Spyderco. I loved that folder, Red with the integral pocket clip. Well, knives come and go.
I just got an Orange Delica 4 and I just realized that I need and Endura! NEED.
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I have more Enduras (and Delicas) than any other knife models. And I personally love the VG-10 FFG models. The Endura FFG in particular is an amazing cutting machine. Those two knife models are easy to become almost addictive.

Jim
 
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Thanks, Jim.
Which edge do you prefer? Do you have a Salt folder?
 
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My first Endura had a molded clip.My second did not.Both were stolen...so I bought 5 new spydies....
Manix 2 XL, two police 3 g10's,an Endura 4 and a Paramilitary 2 in black G10.

To me the Police 3 G10 amplifies the qualities I love about the Endura while adding epic G10 goodness.

My Endura 4 is the sharpest knife I have...it is hair popping!


I like the Endura a lot...it was the gateway into the knife nirvana known as Spyderco for me!
 
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Thanks! ^ How do you keep your knives sharp?
My Red was stolen when I was at the bar, back in the day. I had a few too many and someone pulled that knife from my pocket.
I have a P-Mil also. I love that folder.
"Gateway," is the right word!
 
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I have carried an Endura since about 1990. I still carry one at work every day, different ones at home sometimes. I have at one time owned all variations from the original but I sold most of them off except my users. A great knife.

My favorite are the full flat ground, especially the ZDP-189.
 
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Thanks!^
I am really liking the FFG, too. It's a perfect blade grind.
I like to EDC my P-Salt on rainy days. The Pacific Salt is similar to the Endura.
Do you guys prefer TU or TD? I prefer Tip Down.
 
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Thanks! ^ How do you keep your knives sharp?
My Red was stolen when I was at the bar, back in the day. I had a few too many and someone pulled that knife from my pocket.
I have a P-Mil also. I love that folder.
"Gateway," is the right word!

Once I started having a decent selection of nice knives I decided to invest some money into sharpening equipment.I purchased a sharpmaker and a set of extra fine stones for it too.I made a strop out of a old belt as well.The belt strop is too inconsistent so I will get a decent bench strop soon.

To me the sharpmaker is ideal for weekly touch ups.It works very well!


Re the Para 2...it is the ONLY folder I have ever purchased that was perfect out of the box.Action, grind, edge....perfect.
Barrels of monkey's fun to play with too!Epic EDC knife!!!
 
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I see that the Endura comes in VG-10 with the Wave feature and sabre grind,
but the FFg grind is FRN and ZDP. I'd like the ZDP with the wave. Is it available?
 

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Endura was my first Spyderco but I found it too large to EDC.

I found the Delica and Native a better fit for me.

But I still have the Endura and plan to keep it.
 
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Thanks, Guys.
Filoso!! Nice and you have a Red!!
The Delica is the perfect EDC size but once in awhile I like a bigger folder. The Endura is not too big tho.
 
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Love the endura. My VG10 endura 4 is one of my favorite knives. I used it daily for over two years in kitchen shores and it only got better with diligent use. It is super smooth now. I also have a superblue one too. I swapped the powder gray scales for allen putman's blue anzo patern on it. the knife is sick! :)

Endura 4 = light weight, great design, great steel all at a great price!
 
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I see that the Endura comes in VG-10 with the Wave feature and sabre grind,
but the FFg grind is FRN and ZDP. I'd like the ZDP with the wave. Is it available?

I don't think so? I've never heard of nor seen one, and I'm a sucker for the wave.
 
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The Endura was my first Spyderco as well and I still love that knife. I have the orange version.
 
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Ben- Do you have your first?
btw, I was just told by a friend that he's going to send me a Black PS Endura. Wow! Thanks, Skip!
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Endura was my second Spydie after the Delica. I've bought and sold many knives since then but the Endura (ZDP-189) remains part of my EDC stable. Perfect no-frills knife. I can't wait for the HAP40 sprints!!!!
 
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Thanks, Jim.
Which edge do you prefer? Do you have a Salt folder?

Greetings, Lycosa.

On the VG-10 FFG Enduras and Delicas, I only want PE. On the flat saber-ground versions, I prefer SE.

Yes, I do own several Salts:
Pacific
Salt 1
Tasman
Dragonfly 2
Spyderhawk(?)

I have multiples of all except for the Dragonfly 2 and Spyderhawk Salt. With H1 steel, I much prefer SE. My favorite and most-used of my Salt folders are the SE Pacific and SE Tasman.

Jim
 
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Hi Jim- Thanks!
Do you like the 'Lil Temp folder?
We are alike is the fact that I like serrated on some of my knives and PE on others. Back in the day, i would not have owned a serrated blade but I have learned to really like them.
Thanks, Shaggy. Are you a steel snob? jk. :D
 
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