Three favorite Spydies...

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by ZDHart, Nov 12, 2019.

  1. b00n


    Dec 15, 2016
    Shaman, Kapara and PM2 would be my three.
  2. Officer's Match

    Officer's Match Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 23, 2013
  3. Cscotttsss

    Cscotttsss Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 3, 2015
    Really hard to choose just three, but here are the current favorites and most carried that I own.

    Para 3 LW- office/EDC most of the time
    Para 3 BHQ M4 DLC
    DF2 Salt- always in my swim trunks at the pool/lake/ocean

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  4. mycough

    mycough Basic Member Basic Member

    May 20, 2007
    I have kind of steered away from spyderco purchases last few years.
    One interesting aspect of my remaining pieces, all but one is from taiwan.
    I have two old sabre ground zdp 189 enduras that I had krein regrind, before he even had a makers/regrind mark.
    My brother has one and I still use the other regularly.
    My three would be: GB1. Sage 1, and mantra 2, anyone grabbing that mantra at discontinued price is getting one hell of a bargain.
  5. mjw88

    mjw88 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2016
    Para 3
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2019
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  6. yamsi12

    yamsi12 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 16, 2013
    PM2, Manix 2 & Shaman
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  7. rexromic

    rexromic Gold Member Gold Member

    May 28, 2011
    Spyderco Gayle Bradley 1 original,Caly 3 VG-10 and Leafstorm.
  8. Quiet

    Quiet "That guy" Platinum Member

    Oct 11, 2013
    I really enjoy:

    - Delica (I have all of the supersteel sprints)
    - Gayle Bradley 1 (2's a strong contender)
    - Smock

    A write-in would be a Starmate, though I've never owned one.
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  9. bdmicarta


    Feb 16, 2012
    PM2, Military and Manix 2.
    Between them variations of those 3 models make up 11 of the 13 or so knives that I regularly carry and use.
  10. gazz98

    gazz98 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2008
    1. Delica 4 FFG in various colors (most pocket time in total of any knife I have owned I would guess)
    2. Endura 4 FFG in various colors (2nd most pocket time)
    3. PM2
  11. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Para 3 Lightweight
    Yojimbo 2
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  12. palonej

    palonej Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 5, 2015
  13. Velitrius

    Velitrius Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2000
    Not a Spyderco guy at all.

    That being said, I full on like the Jess Horn and the Baby Jess Horn as much as any knives I've ever owned.

    I also consider the Delica to be one of the finest EDC pieces ever made. Hard to beat.
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  14. sgt1372

    sgt1372 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 16, 2018
    The choice of my "3 favorite" Spydercos depends on for what purpose the knives were designed/made.

    Of course, some knives cut across categories but here are my current "3 favorites" based upon my arbitrary categorization of them. Note that I intentionally avoided naming any specific knife in more than one category even if it may be one of my favorites in other categories as well.

    You can argue w/my categorizations (and I could create even more) but I think you get the "point." There are way too many types of knives that Spyderco has made that can be reduced to just "3 favorites."

    BTW, I own all 66 of the knives listed (which represents about 1/2 of my Spyderco collection) w/the exception of the Szabofly that I still hope to buy one day, if I can find one for a reasonable price.

    1) Advocate
    2) Amalgam
    3) Native 5 (Fluted CF)

    1) Mantra 3
    2) Positron
    3) Sliverax

    1) Gen 2 S/S Police
    2) Goddard FRN LW
    3) Calypso Micarta

    1) Valloton D/A
    2) Automony 2 (LC200N)
    3) Citadel

    1) Spyderfly
    2) Janisong
    3) Szabofly

    1) Nirvana
    2) Drunken
    3) Military Ti Fluted

    Fixed Blades:
    1) Perrin Street Beat (Gen 1/Satin Blade)
    2) Ronin
    3) Reverse

    Ethnic Series:
    1) Pattada
    2) Hungarian
    3) Persian

    Specialty Knives:
    1) LionSpy
    2) Mike Draper
    3) Tighe Stick

    Fighting Knives:
    1) Yojimbo
    2) Introvert
    3) P'Kal

    Upswept Blades:
    1) 100 Pacer
    2) K2
    3) Mamba

    Gentleman Folders:
    1) Viele
    2) Centofante 3
    3) Des Horn

    1) Karahawk
    2) Matriarch
    3) Gen 1 Merlin FRN Clip-it

    Economy Models:
    1) Resilience
    2) Tenacious
    3) Efficient

    4" Long Blades:
    1) Military G10
    2) Native Chief
    3) Ulize

    Emerson type Openers:
    1) Tropen
    2) Endura Lone Wolf Tactical Armorer's Edition
    3) Matriarch

    Classic Designs:
    1) Starmate
    2) Gayle Bradley 1
    3) Rubicon CF 1

    Kitchen/Fishing Knives:
    1) SpydieChef (LC200N)
    2) Mule Team 25 (LC200N)
    3) Catcherman

    1) PITS Folder Ti Blue
    2) UK Penknife
    3) Terzuola Slip-it

    Sharp Pointy Blades:
    1) JD Smith
    2) Renegade
    3) Ikuchi

    Rescue Knives:
    1) Gen 1 D'Allara Rescue
    2) Autonomy 1
    3) Gen 1 93 mm Rescue FRN

    Compression Lock:
    1) Para Military 2
    2) Shaman
    3) Smock
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2019
  15. Therom


    Nov 13, 2013
    I am not really into the sprints and I usually prefer the production models
    Based on that here are my favorite 3 studies:

    1-Paramilitary 2 with a preference for the s110v

    2-Native 5 lw with a preference for the salt in LC200N

    the third position is difficult for me to pick as there are lots of great designs...

    3-Spydiechef but the GB2 is also very good after working a little bit the lock bar access (I did it with a dremel)
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  16. rpn

    rpn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 17, 2008
    GB 2
  17. DavidZ

    DavidZ Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 30, 2004
    1.) Native 5 Fluted CF
    2.) Zoomer
    3.) Genzow hatchet hawk
  18. sharp_edge

    sharp_edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2015
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  19. Durham68

    Durham68 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2015
    Mantra 1 or 2
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  20. whp


    Apr 26, 2009
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