Which Spyderco are you carrying today?

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by Cisco Kid, May 2, 2013.

  1. sgt1372

    sgt1372 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 16, 2018
    Chose to carry the Chokwe today. Really like the lightweight and extremely pointy 3 7/8" blade. The Ti backing contributes to the lower weight but there is a "problem" w/lock stick.

    I have found that the best way to avoid lock stick on all of my Ti locking knives is simply to hold and pull the blade back firmly while releasing the lockbar to minimize friction between the end of the Ti lockbar and the corresponding part of the blade that it abuts. However, even doing this, there still was/is some stiction. I also tried the "sharpie" technique on the end of the lockbar which helped some BUT the end of the lockbar abuts the blade end so tightly that sometimes there's just no way to avoid stiction between the 2 parts.

    I don't necessarily think this is a "bad" thing because, with such a tight fit, I really have no concerns about the lock bar ever failing on the Chokwe (not that I'd ever use it hard enough to test its strength).

    Last edited: Feb 27, 2019
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  2. sgt1372

    sgt1372 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 16, 2018
    Grabbed this rare Bob Lum G10 black combo bladed tanto out of the case today.

    Don't know much about it's origin/history but according to Spyderco Source it was apparently produced between 1998-2003. The blade on mine is stamped ATS-55 which I assume was made earlier than the VG-10 version pictured below. I just had to have this knife when I saw it on EB and was fortunate to be the high bidder for it. There was also a plain edged version of the knife that I could have bought at the same time but I just like the look of black bladed knives w/partial serrations on them better than just plain edged black blades and I didn't need/want them both.

    This version of the Lum Tanto is by far my favorite and far superior IMO that the "natural" (I call it green) G10 Sprint version most recently distributed.

  3. xtremejc

    xtremejc Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 18, 2008
    F950ADDE-96F4-4728-99F7-CC2D88AFF9AA.jpeg 3ADCCC61-FA59-43EA-9543-BD8A251BD739.jpeg This one today ! Loving it so far... Super sharp out of the box and soooo smooth.
  4. Cscotttsss

    Cscotttsss Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 3, 2015
  5. Colorodo

    Colorodo Gold Member Gold Member

    May 23, 2014
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  6. Filoso


    Dec 22, 2013
  7. SPBTooL


    Feb 3, 2019
    What clip are you using? Does it cover the lanyard hole and how does it work for grip?
    I found the original clip to be necessary for certain opening methods. For example, when opening with the flipper using my think I hold it firmly in my had with my fingertips on the side of the clip.
  8. ferider

    ferider Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 20, 2018
  9. mitch13

    mitch13 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 3, 2004
    Some great choices here!
    I'm using a delica clipit with combo AUS8 blade.
  10. Spydergirl88


    Dec 3, 2015
  11. sgt1372

    sgt1372 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 16, 2018
    Went for a little more elegance and pocketed my Hungarian Folder today, which is one of my favorites from the Ethnic Series; the Chowke and Pattada are 2 others.

    I love the polished G10 (which is a throw back in looks to "old school" micarta) as well as the polished bolster and clip, and I think the blade/handle shape are very practical for EDC use.

  12. Colorodo

    Colorodo Gold Member Gold Member

    May 23, 2014
    31FC4E43-8094-4EF6-9FD7-00CEB95EDC14.jpeg Bought this on a whim and all I can say is wow!
  13. Rusty_shackelford

    Rusty_shackelford Gold Member Gold Member

    May 3, 2013
  14. anycal


    Jan 11, 2017
  15. blame it on god

    blame it on god

    Feb 21, 2013
    CTS-204P today.

  16. bbselement

    bbselement Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 1, 2019
    First post - happy to be here and hello!
  17. Korean Hog

    Korean Hog Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 12, 2017
    First real work day was a blast!
    I either have to like every pic or none on this thread because I like 'em all :D
    I haven't held or used a bad Spyderco yet :cool:
  18. Ironbut

    Ironbut Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2016
  19. 5-by-5

    5-by-5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 13, 2016

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