Why do people hate Spyderco?

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

  1. marcus52AR

    marcus52AR Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 22, 2014
    Nah, not what I thought when I saw a Spyderco for the first time. Quite the opposite.

    I remember I was buying a Boker 2nd hand off of a guy and he showed me a caly3. Well I sold the Boker and bought that caly3. I loved the design as soon as I laid eyes on it.

    Still have it.
  2. Murdamook


    Nov 3, 2010
    This is a pretty uninspired take on thread necros. The reason people dislike necro threads is because they’re typically stupid threads like this one being necro’d by someone who thinks too highly of their own opinion. The guy who dug up this thread searched through pages of history or used specific terms so that he could voice is dislike of Spyderco. Seems kind of stupid to me. As for the duplicate thread problem, people point to the search function when people duplicate a thread looking for answers to questions that have already been settled. If you want to know which steels have the best rust resistance, there’s no need to make a duplicate thread. That question has been asked and answered. Again, keep your takes to yourself because they feature very little insight on your behalf.
  3. ourgon


    Feb 27, 2013
    I hate their prices for Taiwan made knives. ;)
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  4. J-RAY1989

    J-RAY1989 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 14, 2019
    Must've struck a cord. Nonetheless, it's a forum, where people voice they're opinions whether they coincide with others or not. It's very simple to just let things be, rather than to take the time to berate someone for something you don't see as proper forum etiquette. Just my take. There's tons in the new posts page to easily skim over a Necro thread. Just my take on it. Live and let live. Cheers.
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  5. Murdamook


    Nov 3, 2010
    I favor intellectual honesty above most things and your rebuttal was a complete misrepresentation of what others see as an issue. That’s why I replied to you and that’s why you “struck a cord”.
  6. flylock

    flylock Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 9, 2004
    I ❤️❤️❤️ Love Spyderco
  7. BigKurtHaze


    Aug 2, 2015
    That may be so, but they’re a good kind of fugly. :thumbsup:
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  8. colin.p


    Feb 4, 2017
    I look at Benchmade and Spyderco as the Ford vs Chevy debate. I have always preferred Ford and disliked intensely Chevy. I have no plausible explanation as to why that is, but I just do. I have owned Chevy's in the past and to be quite honest, they weren't any better nor worse that the Ford's and Dodge's I have owned over the last 40 years or so, but I still prefer Ford's. Same thing with the Dallas Cowboys, just hate them and love San Fran and I have no idea as to why.

    I am starting to warm up to my PM 2 now however.:D
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  9. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
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  10. sgt1372

    sgt1372 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 16, 2018
    I'm a car, motorcycle, knife and gun guy AND I like them ALL regardless of make and model.

    Of course, that doesn't mean that I want to buy/use and/or drive/carry all of them and I have my personal preferences (Spydercos being one of them) BUT I enjoy looking at all of them and can appreciate the finer points of those that I do not prefer.

    However, when it comes to the Dodgers and Yankees . . . there's no measuring the depth of my detest for those teams.

    LOL!!! :p

    BTW, I currently own/lease 6 cars and among them are a 2002 F250 7.3L Diesel and a 2017 Chevy Bolt EV. So, I have nothing against either Fords or Chevys. ;)
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2020
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  11. killer_7


    Jul 27, 2020
    I think spydercos are really ugly. I don't get why people even like them. Terrible designs in aesthetic perspective.
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  12. Rusty_shackelford

    Rusty_shackelford Gold Member Gold Member

    May 3, 2013
    Welcome to bladeforums.
  13. marchone

    marchone Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2013
    Form follows function. The Spyderco Hole defines the product. It’s functionally their logo. Whether or not one considers it to be an aesthetically good design is up to the beholder. Certainly the market thinks so.

    I have a minor residual deficit in my right hand primary fingers from a stroke I suffered years ago. It makes it difficult to open a folder with a thumb stud, or Spydie Hole. For that reason I prefer flippers.
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  14. Roy Batty

    Roy Batty Y'all can sling load DEEZ NUTS Platinum Member

    May 25, 2016
    Don’t feed the trolls.
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  15. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    You know what they say about opinions....
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  16. CarsonWayne

    CarsonWayne Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 2, 2020
    Thumb studs are an immediate non-starter on a knife for me. Have sold almost all of them (except for that pesky Bugout), and won't ever buy another one.
  17. PStone


    Mar 3, 2018
    “They’re like buttholes. Everyone has one, but mine is special” ;)
  18. PStone


    Mar 3, 2018
    Someone had to say it. Because isn’t that what it seems everyone THINKS they say lol
  19. nephron

    nephron Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 3, 2017
  20. dcycleman

    dcycleman Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 16, 2009
    Digging up a necro thread to say that? well, welcome to BF. As far as aesthetics go, they build them to be users. They fit your hand. The company has many different designs for many different uses . Not all are beauty queens , nor were they designed to be so.
    I have an enuff salt zip tied to my sea kayaking pfd, an aqua salt attached to my scuba bcd, a native salt that’s so lite I forget I have it on me. My work knives are a gayle Bradley 1 with m4 steel that is excellent at carving wood, and a Millie in s110v that holds its edge forever.
    no other company comes close to the wide array of purpose built tools that spyderco produces.
    Does that answer your question?
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