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    Spyderco Forum Registered User dbcad's Avatar
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    Delight with sub $100 models

    In many cases it's sub $60 dollar models

    The blade materials are fantastic, workmanship superb, and functionally beautiful The more I use these the more thankful I am to Spyderco for making top notch folders like this affordable

    What are your favorite sub $100 models?

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    Top to bottom:

    Salt 1 ($70) and really great
    C05 Economy (about $40 used) a forgotten beauty
    Mule Team 18 ($90) a great bushcraft blade
    UKPK Drop Point ($40) a very ergonomic slip-joint version of the Delica

    Others not pictured:

    Delica 4
    PM2 (can be had for just about $100)
    C35 "Q"

    and of course my $30 Poliwog and the $70 Blue Lum.





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    I love the Delica and Dragonfly. The Cat also sees quite a bit of use these days.
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    The only real with every day street price sub $100 knives, which I carry and use are native and Jester. I like a lot M2 LW, but I gave it away to a friend.
    I am not sure if you will count, but I paid $75 for my C83 bolstered black micarta Persian, $70 for my lightly used Native5, $68 for my lightly used Caly3.5 (back-up knife).
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    My top choices Native5, G10/VG10 Caly 3.5/3 & C83 Persian Black micarta/bolsters

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    My Resilience was $42 shipped and is easily one of my favorites. Surprised more people don't have them. I guess a lot of people go with the Tenacious due to size, but the Resilience fits me like a glove. Great bang for the buck.

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    I picked up a 2nd hand Chicago recently and it has proven to be exceptionally useful. I can get it razor sharp, easy one hand open and closing with the liner - lock (which I far prefer to a back-lock), it was cheap enough to not be precious, and I don't have to worry about scaring the sheeple (and get arrested!) when I need to use it.
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    my new Pingo is great, Ladybug Hawkbill SE H1 is my go everywhere, and my SS D'fly was a gift but a great tank of a gent folder...

    But the Superblue Endura is the best in class for <$100. You get a tough user in a boutique steel that allows a direct comparison to the VG10 E4.

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    Almost all of my FRN models were sub $100 and they are among my favorites. The G-10 dragonfly and my Caly 3 CF were both under that magic number and saw loads of pocket time. The G-10 dragonfly still being one of my all time favs. I have not paid more than $100 for any of my secondhand Kiwis, but I don't think that was your question.
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    I love my delica. I also carry a cricket sometimes.
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    Just decimated an empty beer box with the Pingo, about 30 pieces Still shaving sharp

    Forever curious why more folks don't seem to be able to grasp the real value in Spyderco knives After handling many others I always lean towards the knife with a hole
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    I only have 2 sub $100 spydies.
    A dragonfly 2,and a ukpk.
    I love them both..

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    For under $100 hard to beat the Delica, se Pacific Salt , or Dragonfly.

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    Love my sub-100.00 Spydies!

    Current favorites:
    Manbug- ZDP-189 steel, gets carried every day on my keys.
    Salt 1- so light, so sharp, so corrosion resistant, cool titanium clip; really like this knife!
    Urban- Wharncliffe, Orange-G10, light weight, slipit.
    Squeak-Small yet powerful cutter, slipit, deep carry wire clip.
    C101PBL2, C54GPBN, C154PBK, MGREP, JGGYP, C75P3, C36TIP, C113GPGY, C127GPOR, C85GPBL, C11SBK, C10SBK, C11TR, C10TR, C28S (Wharncliffe mod), C11TIPD, C12GS, FB15P, C110GPBL, C85GP2, C141CFP, FB14P3Z, C123GPBL, C88PYL, KO4PBK, C105BMP

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    I carry a PM2 or Domino every day, neither one of which is anywhere close to $100 in my world, but it's funny, when I have to cut something , 9 times out of 10 my little black Delica 4 comes out of my back pocket...

    Kinda hard to beat that little guy, for me.

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    Native xhp for less than 100 is almost always on me at work now


    My other two favorites the od goddard and centofante are both -100 and a steal at that price. I just realized a lot of the knives I use are pinned also. Long live the pinned knives!!!
    ~~~~ USn Catcherman ~~~~ Tasman Se ~~~~ Centofante 3 ~~~~ UKPK blue SE ~~~~ Goddard OD Sprint Pe ~~~~ Ambitious Pe blue~~~~ Zdp Ladybug ~~~~ Manix 2 lwt Pe ~~~~ Delica orange Pe ~~~~ Swick 3 fb ~~~~ Native brown xhp ~~~~ Persian 2 ~~~~

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    Delica 4, in VG-10 and Superblue.

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    Stretch for me . The Lil Matriarch is super cool too.
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    One of my favorite spydie's and the one that sees the most pocket time is my Tenacious. All of the advantages of a Para2, but none of the costs.

    I own lots of Spydercos, including some very expensive ones, and that cost is the downside. When I go to reach for a knife that is going to be used for some serious cutting I don't want to mess up my really nice knives. In that instance out comes my Tenacious and I commence to cutting without a worry or care in the world. I can get the 8Cr13MoV steel hair splitting sharp and keep it that way with just a few passes on the ultra-fine sharpmaker stones. That edge also polishes up nicely and keeps it's mirrored edge.
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    Yes, this thread makes me want to dig out my old Cento.
    Waiting for....Calypso Jr.,

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    Of the ones that can be purchased new today for under a hundred, it would be the FRN/VG-10 Stretch.
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