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
FLP: SS Cricket SE
BRP: CF Military S90V
Tom Krein TK-1 neck knife carried traditionally
Marc (doubter of groupthink since 1984, first read in 1965...)
IN MY POCKET: Air plus one from from Stretch2/Native5/Para Military2/Manix2 family. ON THE WAY: SB Stretch Lightweight ON MY RADAR: 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.
Buck (old vintage ones)
HONK..... If you've never seen a gun fired from a motorcycle.
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, ZDP-189 Ladybug (given to my bro for his jungling in central/south america), Military, Mule Team 18, Mr Itou R2 180mm Gyoto
In the wish list model list: MT17, ZDP-189 Ladybug, Chaparral
Anything in : ZDP-189, M390, S110V, K390, 3V. (I'm a steel junkie!)
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.
Manix 2 XL DLC
Endura 4 FFG Grey FRN
Pacific Salt SE Yellow FRN
Paramilitary 2 Black & Satin
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