Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 21 to 23 of 23

Thread: Citadel or Embassy?

  1. #21
    Spyderco Forum Registered User racer88's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    517
    Quote Originally Posted by SQSAR View Post
    I have both a 92 Citadel and an all black PE Embassy. Both are nice, but both fill a slightly different niche for me. 1st let me say that if I had to choose only one, it would be the Embassy, hands down. It feels more robust in hand, despite its smaller size, and I 'feel' its a little better quality. I typically carry it as a pseudo gent's folder when I'm at work.

    The Citadel is nice and light, and has a more utilitarian feel to it. I like the longer length for SD applications, should they arise. I typically carry the Citadel on the rare occasion when I'm in uniform, or on the not so rare occasion when I'm at work in 5.11s or BDUs.

    Personally, I'm not a huge fan of autos. However, when I saw Spyderco was making them, I knew I had to have one (and eventually got two). I'm glad I did , because I feel they bring the Spyderco quality and design refinement to the auto table. You can't go 'wrong' with either one, but personally I like the Embassy better.
    I agree with this assessment. I bought them just because they are "taboo," not to mention cool. I haven't carried any of them. Ironically, I can open a regular Spydie much more quickly than an auto. But, they are cool nonetheless.


  2. #22
    Spyderco Forum Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Western US, United States
    Posts
    15
    Quote Originally Posted by SQSAR View Post
    1st let me say that if I had to choose only one, it would be the Embassy, hands down...
    I'm with you 100%. I tested and demoed both at the knife shop, and the Embassy just felt better to me. More solid and a beautiful mixture of G10, S30V, and anodized aluminum. The Citadel is a great knife, don't get me wrong. But the Embassy just feels better to me. So much so, that I spent another $200 and grabbed a second. Both black, on spyderedged and one plain (nearly a Wharncliffe, which blade shape I adore.

  3. #23
    Spyderco Forum Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Western US, United States
    Posts
    15
    DasFriek, did you end up picking a Spyderco auto? If so, what did you go with and how was/is it?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •