Why do people hate Spyderco?

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by midmo, Apr 27, 2016.

  1. John_B


    Mar 27, 2003
    They are ignorant and have a small penis most likely.
  2. ragnerok


    Oct 25, 2008
    Guess it`like askin`- why do people hate beer...
  3. JupiterPaladin

    JupiterPaladin Gold Member Gold Member

    May 4, 2016
    I personally saw how they look and thought they looked stupid... Then I handled one. It took all of 2 or 3 seconds of clicking it open and in an instant felt the design choice matching my grip. It was love at first click. I've seen their beauty ever since.
  4. Ganzofan

    Ganzofan Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 5, 2016
    I like most Spyderco designs but hate the price range of the nicer designs. If I'm paying gun prices for a knife, I prefer to buy a gun.
  5. iMarcoU


    Dec 28, 2015
    I really don't like knives without the opening hole anymore. For me a knife should look like a Spyderco otherwise I don't like it.

    The only knife I like that is not a Spyderco? Benchmade mini grip with spydiehole

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  6. extrastout

    extrastout Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    Maybe because they are wide in pocket, or not that visually appealing. Spyderco knives are designed to use. Once you get that fact, the design is much more appealing visually because it makes sense. Spyderco gets it.... great knives!
  7. Baller


    May 4, 2015
    Spyderco is a great company that offers great products, they may not be as good as Zero Tolerance but they're definitely up there.
  8. lreed


    Dec 7, 2001
    I still remember the happiness and satisfaction when I received my first spyderco in mail. It was a SS Police SE. At that time I was a student living on very little teaching assistance salary. Spyderco will always have a special spot in my heart.
  9. Knives&Lint

    Knives&Lint Doin' alright for country trash Platinum Member

    May 10, 2013
    Maybe I'm uninformed, but I don't recall ever hearing about much hate for Spyderco. I've heard plenty of hate for ZT, Benchmade, and Emerson, but I don't usually hear people carrying on about how much they hate Spyderco as a brand. I don't love every Spyderco knife out there, but there are many designs that I do love, and there is a lot to love about the company. I even appreciate the models that are not for me, because I know that for each of those there is another model that I like that may not be what someone else is looking for. Spyderco really pushes the envelope IMO, and they seem to strive to have a variety of offerings to cover all of the bases. They are obviously a company for knife guys by knife guys, and there is no denying that Spyderco has made advancements that are invaluable to the industry as well as the hobby. Even amongst people who don't find Spyderco knives to be their cup of tea, they still seem to highly respect the company in my experience. Spyderco deserves this respect for many reasons, but first and foremost, their knives command respect when you use them IMO, if for nothing more than their slicing capability.
  10. Hackenslash

    Hackenslash Don't feed the Trolls Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    I've gotta agree with these comments. You want brand hate, check out ZT. For some reason it and KAI in general brings out the hate. With Spyderco I see people who don't like them being more rational in their objections than any other brand...back locks, FRN, pocket fat, poor blade to handle ratio, poor flipper performance...those are all undeniable and well documented weaknesses of Spyderco knives. I love me some Spydies, but now mostly only for smaller, lighter knives. Although I don't carry as many now as I used to, I can't name a single manufacturer that I have higher regard and respect for. If you feel that Spyderco attracts a lot of undue hate, I suggest it might be your perspective. Spyderco above all manufacturers has the most loyal and avid fan base that I've ever seen. Perhaps if it feels like Spyderco attracts a lot of hate, you might need to look back at yourself and realize that you just love this brand more than the average dedicated knife knut :p.
  11. VS_Power


    Jan 24, 2017
    I'm one of those Spyderco haters.

    Pretty new to knives and immediately dismissed Spyderco because of the look. Weird ratios and the hole just stands out too much for me.

    Now as I read more and more about knives I kind of want a Sage 5 though...
  12. iMarcoU


    Dec 28, 2015
    Once you handled a Spyderco your world of knives will never be the same again.

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  13. VS_Power


    Jan 24, 2017
    That's what my wallet is afraid of =P First a Sage 5, then a PM2, then a Military... =)
  14. Lycosa


    Aug 24, 2007
    imarcoU, said it!!
  15. jonnieb27


    Sep 13, 2008
    I always thought Spydercos looked weird, even though my brother has had a SS Police and SS Endura forever.

    Bought a Native 5 FRN in 110V last summer
    Then a PM2
    Military sprint
    2 DF 2s
    Ladybug (for wife)
    Rescue 3 spydie edge
    Another PM 2
    Another Military sprint
    GB 2
    Native 5 Ti fluted

    When will the madness end??
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  16. bodog

    bodog Banned BANNED

    Dec 15, 2013
    By and large spyderco fans seem more willing to accept that other people don't like Spyderco knives. It doesn't matter to the majority. You read people coming in and slamming Spyderco and the most that usually happens is that someone throws in a rolling eyes emoticon and some general distaste but overall it's just people trying to educate rather than get upset. I fully give credit to Sal. He makes it known loud and clear that he doesn't want his fans being stupid or mean, and he leads by example on whatever forum he visits.

    Other companies want rabid fanboyism and it shows. When you critique a zero tolerance or Chris reeve or Rick Hinderer knife people come out and try to crush whoever said something even slightly negative UNLESS it's surrounded by gushing praise.

    Most spyderco fans (and Sal) are ok with people liking some offerings and disliking others.

    The only negative things I hear repeatedly are the looks, the pocket real estate taken, currently the flipper action, and warranty. Other than that people at least respect what spyderco is doing and they generally don't bash just to bash and I believe that is because spyderco fans don't provoke it like other companies' fans.
  17. Hackenslash

    Hackenslash Don't feed the Trolls Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    Good points, I guess if you're a Spyderco fan you need to honor Sal's policy of Shiny Footsteps.
  18. jtho8774


    May 17, 2014
    Spyderco is jam up in my book. I have however, had someone say they didnt like the full serrated edges. This guy for some reason believed all spydercos were fully serrated. I dont recall any true knife nuts downing spyderco
  19. Mick_1KRR


    May 1, 2016
    Fair enough, it's all opinion tho. And in my opinion, ZT don't hold a candle to Spyderco in the knife department. In the toy Art knife that can't slice department tho Zero Tolerance are great ;)
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2017
  20. Edgesnarf


    Sep 7, 2013
    The madness never ends

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