Favorites rated by actual use, it would go:
Favorites rated by actual use, it would go:
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Latest Spydies: Lum Tanto FB Sprint, Green CTS-204P Para 2, K390 Mule, 2013 Forum Native 5, Domino, Blue G-10 Lava, Cruwear Military, Swick 3, Jot Singh Khalsa sprint, Hungarian Folder, CF S90V Manix 2 XL, Fluted Ti Military, Fluted Ti Native 5, Nilakka, Brown XHP Native, Equilibrium, Street Bowie, Lil Matriarch, Cat
Haven't spent enough time with any other brands to say, I know an Opinel needs to be bought.
M390 Para2, CTS-XHP Para2, CTS-204P Para2, Gayle Bradley, Techno, Bob T Slipit, M390 Mule, Southard, Southfork, Air, Tuff, ZDP Caly 3.5.
Benchmade (have to give props for the mini grip and having production knives in M390)
Surprised there's so little love for Mora here. Best price/function value in a blade I've found.
I like most Spyderco knives. I cant say that about any other production folding knife company.
Individual knives that I like from other companies include the CRK Sebenza 25, Benchmade 710, Cold Steel Tri-Ad recon one, and Microtech Socom Delta.
Spyderco, Leatherman and William Henry
SFO Alumni/Authorized Spyderco Dealer (Startup)
Work EDC List
FRP: Nisjin Cricket PE, Manbug PE, Dragonfly PE
FLP: SS Cricket SE, byrd Flatbyrd CE
BRP: CF Military S90V
BLP: Forum S110V Native
IN MY POCKET: Air plus one from Manix/Native/Caly/Stretch/Para Military family. RECENTLY ARRIVED: SB Stretch Lightweight. ON MY RADAR: S110V Manix2 Lightweight (pre-ordered); CF S110V Native5 (pre-ordered); VG10 Caly 3.5; Pingo. HOLY GRAILS: 440V Starmate (PE); Superhawk; Manix (C95 FFG PE); S90V Manix2 (C101 "Mini" or 83mm). DREAMS: Tatanka (the long-awaited Bison!); Sage5.
Marc <- groupthink doubter since 1984 (first read in 1965...)
Buck (old vintage ones)
Focus is just distraction from distraction, so I take my moderation in moderation.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
3. Buck! John
A great rabbit chase ends with a.. BANG!!!
Never too old to relive your youth!!
Life is to short to carry a cheap knife!!!
As far as collecting goes, I really stick to Spyderco, but I have a few others...
1.) spyderco of course
2.) Victorinox SAK
3.) letherman multitool
4.) kershaw/ cold steel
5.) benchmade I only have one and I'm not that big of a fan of it so it's usually in the suit case for when I travel, so if I loose it to TSA or anything I'm not to heart broken over it.
The knives I carry are:
Spyderco Caly 3.5
Case Drop Point Russlock both one hand openers
The knives I collect:
Case Canoe, Sway back Jack and Gent, 087 Pen and Jack, Drop Point Russlock. The Drop Point Russlock will perform any task you need a knife to do from cleaning under your nails to skinning a buck. I wish Spyderco made something with a blade like that.
2-Hattori - I only own kitchen knife from him but damn the nice knife!
And in the "I crave to get one but won't ever be able to afford one" category:
1 - Yuna Knife (For the look, ergonomics, build quality, awesomeness, steel quality)
2 - William Henry (For the look, built quality, steel quality and heat treatment)
Owned : Broken tip ZDP-189 Endura, Mule Team 18, Mr Itou R2 180mm Gyoto
In the wish list model list (even if I can't afford to spend more on knifes): *Yuna Qi 4.1 in K390*, ZDP-189 Ladybug, Chaparral or any K390 Spyderco decide to sprint in a folder design
Spyderco does and can fit any need I have.
2. Benchmade, I have a mini grip cabelas exclusive in D2 that is a pleasure to use.
3. ESEE for fixed blades but I think I just need to get a Fixed Spydie and this would change.
Next Spyderco: Worker Sprint, Lightweight Manix 2 S110V
Surprising to see no previous mention of Fallkniven.
Gec and Fallkniven
Current EDC: Techno, Squeak, Southard Flipper, Caly 3.5
New Arrivals: Chap3, Domino, Sage 3
2014 Wishlist: Yo2 CF, Deviant Friction, Tatanka, Tusk, Firefly
Oldies Wishlist: Delica CF PE, Civilian CF PE
1. Spyderco hands-down winner for folder innovation, egronomics, & utility
2. Busse for fixed blade excellence...KaBar...more affordable 1095 honorable mention
3. Case Tested XX for traditional slip joint folders like Dad used to carry...this is a beloved category for me...these type of tools first opened my eyes to the usefulness of an EDC knife...without them I would have never ventured into Spyderco.
Have Kiwi, will travel...wire Paladin...Hotel Carlton, San Francisco