3. Leatherman wave
3. Leatherman wave
ive only tried spyderco, chris reeve, kershaw, benchmade, and victorinox
so my 1, 2, and 3 are:
3. tie between Spyderco and Victorinox
Top Picks: Chaparral 2, Caly 3, Dragonfly 2, Dragonfly 2
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I tried other brands. I owned few BMs, Kershaws/ZT. None of them got to my pocket yet. All of them sold, except 561, which I keep, just in case. I have my SAK, which I bought and carried years before Spyderco, but currently I have no intension to buy any more SAKs. The only knife, which I regularly carry, except Spyderco is Moki Glory, which I like a lot. few month ago I bought second Moki. It is OK, but not more than this.
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My top choices Native5, G10/VG10 Caly 3.5/3 & C83 Persian Black micarta/bolsters
In no particular order:
Spyderco, Spyderco and Spyderco.
Honorable mentions go out to Higonokami and Opinel.
Cruwear Military, CTS-204P Para 2, K390 Mule
Southard, Techno, Sage 2, Gayle Bradley
Super Blue Caly 3, Caly 3.5, Endura and G10 Ladybug
ZDP-189 G10 Dragonfly, ZDP-189 Nishijin Dragonfly
Spyderco and Cold Steel. Really like the Recon and updated Voyager series.
2. Bark River
3. Cold Steel
Spyderco, CRK and Benchmade
Spyderco of course being my favorite. but besides Spyderco my three favorites are...
Spyderco and Chris Reeve for folders. Survive Knives for fixed blades.
I don't have enough experience to really say who my favorite brands/makers are outside of Spyderco. I have one Benchmade (943) which I like but not as much as my Spydercos and their recent price hike makes them even less desireable. I do want to try a Zero Tolerance or two at some point in the future as well as a CRK. An XM-18 Hinderer looks pretty cool but at the secondary market prices they command, I would probably just go custom at that point. Curtiss knives are making some cool blades right now and might be in my eventual future, although also pretty pricey.
In terms of grails, I think a Brad Southard custom or RJ Martin would be at the top of the list.
I'm curious as to what Sal would say. I mean I know he loves his company and its products, but does he draw inspiration from other brands? Does he even use other brands?
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
I'll stick with production on this…
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: Janich/Snody Ronin, Chinook II (2/ea.), Manix (1st gen.), Persian (1st gen), UKPK-G10/orange, UKPK-G10/fg, Southard, Gayle Bradley, Goddard OD Lightweight Sprint Run
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For all the below, it depends on the models, but in usual order they are:
3. Case CV
4. Great Eastern
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I have owned a few CRKT and in fact my first expensive knife was a CRKT Stiff KISS but once i got hooked with my c05 SE Standard the frenzy started...
To this day i owned about fifty Spydies, 2 CRKT, 1 Kershaw, 3 Cold Steel, 2 Benchmade, 1 ZT, 1 Al Mar ( Warrior ^^) and i still own 35 or 36 Spydies... I guess that speaks for itself.
Spyderco - most often in my pocket
Bark River - fixed blades
Benchmade - not so much anymore but I still love some of their old stuff
Very odd but also very interesting responses thus far on this thread My personal top 3 are Spyderco, Benchmade and Boker. But do please understand that all the brands other than Spyderco take a very distant second and third place. If Boker and Benchmade would be as aggressive with their blade steel selections as Spyderco is then I would have a completely different take on it.
I am pleasantly surprised that Victorinox has taken one of the top 3 places in many peoples ratings here on the thread. I have always liked Victorinox's line up of products and for the price you really can't beat them in many ways. Victorinox multi-tools are truly my very favorite conventional multi-tool.
I do agree with the one Brother when mentioning Ka-Bar as being a great buy for the money and not bad quality at that. I also give honorable mention to Fallkniven, Cold Steel ( for their specialty blades and products). I also have a lot of respect for Al Mar and Buck as well.
Again my top 3 are Spyderco, Benchmade and Boker
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