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    Spyderco Forum Registered User Officer Gigglez's Avatar
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    Top 3 Favorite knife/blade brands?

    Obvously, Spyderco, but what other brands do you guys turn to?
    Personally mine are:
    1. Spyderco (obviously)
    2. Gerber
    3. Kershaw
    EDIT: Fox knives is gaining traction in my book, as their 599 Karambit is pretty awesome. And Kali Gear handmade Karambits are especially nice, despite minor imperfections, which is to be expected, as they are handmade.
    Last edited by Officer Gigglez; 12-08-2013 at 08:36 AM.
    Spyderco Knives (in order of obtainment):
    -Tenacious G-10, Combo edge
    -Tasman Salt, PE
    -Persistence Limited Edition Blue G-10, PE
    -Pacific Salt, Black, PE
    -Delica 4, Grey FRN, Emerson Wave, PE
    -Karahawk collector's club #015, Custom Scales, Emerson Wave, PE
    -DiAlex Junior, G10, PE
    -Byrd SS Crossbill, PE, Custom Engraved

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    Spyderco, Spyderco, and Spyderco.

    In all seriousness though, there are a few Kershaw, Gerber, and CRKT knives I don't mind, but I have far too many Spydercos on my immediate want list...I probably won't get to other brands for quite a while unless I grab a small custom fixed blade, but I still have at least 6 or 7 Spydercos I want *cough* need *cough* before that happens.
    Ladybug (Salt/SuperBlue/White SE), Native (FRN), Dragonfly (Salt/Orange/SuperBlue/G10), Lava (Blue), Ulize, Byrdwrench, SE SuperHawk
    Para-Military 2 (Digi-Cam/Green), Jester (Grey), Caly3/3.5 (CF), Domino (Blue), Stretch (SuperBlue), Spyderwrench, Black ZDP Caly Jr.
    Schempp Tuff, Goddard OD, Mule (K390), Manix2 (CruWear), Sage 3 (CF), Vallotton, Techno, Spin (Blue Nishijin)
    2013 Forum Native, Delica 4 (Damascus), Chokwe, Swick 3, Battlestation, Military (CruWear), Ti Salsa

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    Spyderco, Kershaw, Chris Reeve

    Most Carried: Sebenza Insingo small, Chaparral, Modded Southard Flipper, Delica 4, Ritter Mini-Grip, Techno, Injection 3.0
    Wishlist 2014: Sage 2, Mnandi, Krein Alpha,
    Other's I own or have sold: Vallotton, Anso Zulu, Blur CF, Scallion, Leaf Storm, Sage 2, [I]Caly 3 CF[I]
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    Spyderco Kershaw SOG

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    Spyderco, Spyderco, and Benchmade (only for the balis)

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    You mean there are other brands besides Spyderco???

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    Spyderco
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    I would love to try a sebenza and still have not so I can't give an opinion. Beyond my huge preference for Spyderco I have a couple kershaws that I found to be very good deals and quality knives. I can't lie, the axis lock is a very useful and user-friendly mechanism so I do have a BM 707 sequel that I think is a thing of beauty. I may try a couple more BMs in the future and I don't think I'll be disappointed. I'm pretty fond of the one al mar I own and I appreciate the simplicity and elegance. I do plan to oick up another.

    But the reason I have so many Spyderco's, other than this forum, is that the designs are seemingly more mature? and "my style" than other brands, and always useful tools. The variety is out of this world too. I do think it's important for anyone who appreciates knives to branch out brand-wise or you're denying yourself the pleasure, but Spyderco will stay my go-to.

    So... Spyderco-gold standard
    1st runner up is benchmade, disputes aside
    2nd runner up is Kershaw, more I'd like to try, affordable, etc...
    3rd runner up is al mar, my ultralight is limited but airweight and impressive.

    I'm fairly new to the knife hobby so the other brands mentioned are unfamiliar to me. I will make a note of those listed, thanks.
    Last edited by Buendia518; 12-07-2013 at 02:46 AM.

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    Spyderco, Victorinox, and the best of the rest.

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    Mine are:

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    Spyderco for conventional folders and kitchen knives, hands down. Not a day goes by without at least two of them in my pocket.

    X-Acto for hobby knives. I've been using them for nearly sixty years and have at least one handle I've been using for over fifty.

    Microtech for autos. Nothing brings out my inner 13 year old faster than an DE/DA OTF auto.
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    In this order...
    Spyderco

    Crkt
    Kershaw



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    1. Spyderco
    2. Mcusta Knives
    3. In terms of fondling/collecting: Forge de Laguiole, when I talk about handeling/using: Victorinox

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    1. Spyderco
    2. I guess Kershaw the only one I still carry is the R.A.M. and love it
    3. ZT? I just bought my first (801) yesterday so we will see.

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    Spyderco for knives
    Leatherman Wave and Charge for multitools
    Victorinox for SAK

    Spyderco knives just... make sense. I've been spoiled by Spyderco for all other brands. Only Spyderco feels right in my hand. Sal is my favorite knife designer. And let's not forget the hole for opening. Nothing works better.
    - best wishes, Jazz.

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