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    Spyderco Forum Registered User David Lowry's Avatar
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    Thumbs up My CTS-XHP Chaparral

    I put off getting this model for a long time because I had many other knives that were similar sizes so I didn't need it. I got it a week ago and it's been in my pocket ever since. Love it. Just wanted to share some pics since it is nice out today. We need more 2mm thick blades like this and less "hard use" knives. Hard use is for fixed blades and hatchets.













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    I completely agree abut needing more really thin blades that cut well. But Spyderco is about as good at that as they come, so I can't complain too much
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    David, do you have the s30v Chap?

    I've been thinking the exact same thing...don't need it but want it.

    Especially after carrying the xhp Native...great knife.
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    Awesome photos David! Enjoy the chaparral, it's been a favourite of mine since I bought it
    Phil Wilson Smoke Creek s110v, SouthFork, Gayle Bradley, Chaparral 1, Chaparral 2, Native 5, Manix 2 LW, Para2, Para1 SE, Caly 3, Dragonfly 2, Dragonfly 2, Delica 4, Ladybug 3


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    Very nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paladin View Post
    David, do you have the s30v Chap?

    I've been thinking the exact same thing...don't need it but want it.

    Especially after carrying the xhp Native...great knife.
    Nope. I only have the XHP one. I'm good with either steel though as I like them both very much.
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    Btw, the chaparral is more than capable of doing hard use within reason, my chap two was abused on job-sites all last summer and held up great!
    Phil Wilson Smoke Creek s110v, SouthFork, Gayle Bradley, Chaparral 1, Chaparral 2, Native 5, Manix 2 LW, Para2, Para1 SE, Caly 3, Dragonfly 2, Dragonfly 2, Delica 4, Ladybug 3


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    This is one of Spyderco's best knives IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by ViperGTS View Post
    This is one of Spyderco's best knives IMO
    Agreed
    Phil Wilson Smoke Creek s110v, SouthFork, Gayle Bradley, Chaparral 1, Chaparral 2, Native 5, Manix 2 LW, Para2, Para1 SE, Caly 3, Dragonfly 2, Dragonfly 2, Delica 4, Ladybug 3


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    I may have to give the chap another try. I had the titanium chaparral 2 but it just didn't do it for me. Maybe CF will be the ticket.

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    The CF Chaparral is a great knife. I can't speak highly enough about it.
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    Spyderco Forum Registered User Holland's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by senorsquare View Post
    I may have to give the chap another try. I had the titanium chaparral 2 but it just didn't do it for me. Maybe CF will be the ticket.
    I like them both, but the CF Chaparral is a bit thicker and a lot more comfortable in hand imo
    Phil Wilson Smoke Creek s110v, SouthFork, Gayle Bradley, Chaparral 1, Chaparral 2, Native 5, Manix 2 LW, Para2, Para1 SE, Caly 3, Dragonfly 2, Dragonfly 2, Delica 4, Ladybug 3


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    Hello.
    I like those carbon fiber scales.

    Thanks you for sharing.

    Regards.

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