What’s your favorite or most used Spyderco?

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Re: What’s your favorite or most used Spyderco?

Postby dogrunner » Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:29 pm

most used and carried:
Cruwear Mili at home.
Maxamet PM3 at work, before then it was a CF Chaparral.
In addition to the Mili (also M4, S90V, and others) am also a big fan of PM2 (Cruwear, M4 and S90V and others) and Yojimbo (S90V). My at home or in the field knife used to be mostly PM2... until I got my first Mili.

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Re: What’s your favorite or most used Spyderco?

Postby pete bogman » Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:33 pm

Des Horn always finds it way into my pocket.

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Re: What’s your favorite or most used Spyderco?

Postby Forest Green » Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:26 am

PM2s then Para 3's. I still enjoy most of the other Spyderco's, but have developed a reverence for the PM2. Something about the blade edge, shape, grind, and the handle standoffs, compression lock, Spydie hole-quick deploy, in all it's pure simplicity, which also serves as it's aesthetics.

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Re: What’s your favorite or most used Spyderco?

Postby Bloke » Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:31 am

The knife I carry doesn’t necessarily do any real work being an office worker.

The two Spyders that do real work are my Tasman HB PE which cleans the fish I catch and my Sprig which fillets them. Though my little Dragonfly HB SE has near dethroned my Tasman.

When I start hunting again I’m sure my Southfork and Sprig will both serve me well. :)
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Re: What’s your favorite or most used Spyderco?

Postby harronek » Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:43 am

The clip tells the story .
If it ain't worn , it hasn't been carried .

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Re: What’s your favorite or most used Spyderco?

Postby knivesandbooks » Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:50 am

By far my most carried has been my standard black s30v pm2. But that was just becuase it was my work knife for 2 years. Lately my most carried is my SE Warncliffe Delica. I'm about to buy a backup, it's just that good. I've been pairing it with either the hap40 Delica or the s90v native lw. All about lightness lately.

My favorite Spyderco, hmm. The Slysz Bowie hits all the buttons. So do the Spydiechef and Rhino. Not sure what my favorite is. I'm holding out on deciding my favorite until I get the Bouwer.
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Current Rotation: Advocate, Slysz Bowie, Spydiechef, hap40 Delica, Police 4, Manix 2 52100

Different day, different steel

Want: G10 UKPK, Rex 45 Native, Dyad.

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Re: What’s your favorite or most used Spyderco?

Postby Tdog » Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:49 am

Most used, K05 and Sprig. Most carried, Caly 3.5. Favorite? What's in my pocket at any given time. :spyder:

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Re: What’s your favorite or most used Spyderco?

Postby attila » Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:52 am

From 2007 until 2015, my most used were a CE saber ground Delica 4 and an original Native.

Since 2015, until I got my Manix LW, I used my HAP40 Endura the most.

Last year, my most used was an S110V Manix LW.

In 2018, my most used have been my CPM Cruwear Para 3, HAP40 Caly 3, and the smooth green G10 S90V Native.

I don't carry or use most of my knives enough.

I don't have a favorite.
Own: VG-10 Delica, Old S30V Native, modified Breeden Rescue, VG-10 Delica, HAP40 Endura, ZDP-189 Dragonfly, S110V Manix 2 LW, Pakkawood Delica, CPM Cruwear Para 3, SE H1 Dragonfly, CPM M4 Manix 2, HAP40 Caly 3, smooth G10 S90V Native, K390 Urban, Pakkawood Dragonfly, smooth G10 CPM Cruwear PM2, SE Pacific Salt, HAP40 Jazzlica, Blurple Native, P.I.T.S., DLC Manix 2, CPM REX 45 PM2, CPM REX 45 Para 3, XHP Manix 2 LW, Superblue Caly 3, DLT 20CV PM2, Rhino, SB Calypso Jr., B70P, PMA11, K03, G10 ZDP-189 Stretch 2, Kapara, CPM REX 45 Military.

Waiting for: Waterway, LC200N Pacific Salt, DLT M390 PM2, and something purple
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Re: What’s your favorite or most used Spyderco?

Postby Jazz » Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:28 am

Vivi wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:51 pm

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I never get tired of seeing your pics of that blade serrated Pacific. Also, I see you have an older one like me, with the step style jimping. Nice. I have a Pacific and Salt 1 like that.

harronek wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:43 am

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I also never get tired of seeing pics of that knife, Ken.
- best wishes, Jazz.

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Re: What’s your favorite or most used Spyderco?

Postby Luke2236 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:53 am

Awesome pictures and reply’s guys!!! I love seeing these well worn and carried knives. Reading the different knives folks use or favor the most is very interesting to me. Let’s keep this going!!
Grails- [/s]Pretty much anything in M-4.

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Re: What’s your favorite or most used Spyderco?

Postby Nate » Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:03 am

My s30v looks a bit rough lol. :o :D

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Re: What’s your favorite or most used Spyderco?

Postby KnOeFz » Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:32 pm

My Mantra finds its way into my pockets the most.
Great size, nice and thin, awesome materials (both the Ti and the M4 rock!)
Both the flipper and the thumbhole work flawlessly.
Hard to beat imho

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Re: What’s your favorite or most used Spyderco?

Postby Luke2236 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:48 pm

I may have to take a look at a mantra. M4 steel is just about the perfect steel for me,it fits my uses as a knife steel better than most every one I’ve tried.
Grails- [/s]Pretty much anything in M-4.

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Re: What’s your favorite or most used Spyderco?

Postby ZrowsN1s » Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:45 pm

Hawkbill Dragonfly, most used, most carried. :D

It's not great for self defense, it's handy in the kitchen for opening packaged food, not so great for chopping veggies.... But for 9 out of 10 of my EDC tasks, it's all I need. Opening boxes, packaging, mail, cutting tape off of bundled cables... And it excells at removing zip ties (which I do a lot).
Carrying 3 knives is perfectly normal :D

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Re: What’s your favorite or most used Spyderco?

Postby Vivi » Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:48 pm

The Police 3 was my EDC for many years. It's still my favorite folding design from Spyderco, but the Pacific Salts materials work better for me. Here's my user next to one of my back-ups:

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You know you carried your knife a while when the ricasso area gets that J shape from repeated sharpenings.

I gotta sand that rusty lock bar before it gets any worse!
Favorites: Pacific Salt, Police 4, Manix XL DLC, Swick 3, Aqua Salt

Looking forward to: FFG Pacific Salt, FRN Police 4, Swick 5, Native Chief

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Re: What’s your favorite or most used Spyderco?

Postby Big50 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:01 pm

Favorite and most carried: Original brown Southard.
Second most carried is a Schempp Bowie.

Most (and hardest) used: Histirically probably my S110V PM2 followed by my Delica 4

Recently my Rhino has been getting the most use and carry though. Love that little guy.

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Re: What’s your favorite or most used Spyderco?

Postby kodai78 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:29 pm

I usually carry 2. I rotate a fluted Ti Millie, Pm 2 (S 35VN or S110 V), Spydiechef, Manix 2 LW. Those are back pocket carry. In the watch pocket or right front is a second knife. DF 2 (ZDP 189) or a Chaparral. Sometimes just a Sage 5 or Positron in right front. I can’t commit to one.
:spyder: Spydiechef, Schempp Bowie,Ti Fluted Military, Titanium Military, Native S30 V and G10, PM 2 in S35VN, and S110V, Manix 2 LW BD1, Sage 5, Positron black CPM S30V, Chaparral w/Raffir Noble scales, SuperLeaf VG 10, Ladybug H1, Dragonfly 2 in ZDP 189 and Superblue/420J1 and H1, Delica in ZDP 189, Clipitool Standard, the Cook’s knife VG10, Santorum, paring and utility knives, all in MBS 26. :spyder:

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Re: What’s your favorite or most used Spyderco?

Postby Archimedes » Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:38 pm

Manix Lightweight in S110V. Such an amazing performer and so light. Carry it all summer and barely know it's clipped to your shorts. I use this one a lot.

Para 2 brown G10 S35VN. Carry this one a lot. Really bonded with it.

Pacific Salt. I have not been carrying one much lately but historically one of my most used knives. Just gave my new one away. I have another one in my truck basically new but for an extra if I loose a knife while out.

Fully Serrated Military in S30V. Gets a fair amount of pocket time.

Those four knives are certainly my most used and carried.

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Re: What’s your favorite or most used Spyderco?

Postby Luke2236 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:59 pm

Can anybody else way in on the mantra? It has really peaked my interest.
Grails- [/s]Pretty much anything in M-4.

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Re: What’s your favorite or most used Spyderco?

Postby ladybug93 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:27 pm

favorite/most used: manix 2 lw cts-xhp
most carried: pacific salt se
runners up: resilience, dragonfly 2 salt se
waiting on: native 5 lw salt
non-spydies in the mix regularly: esee avispa and zancudo in d2


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