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Re: Best looking Spyderco knives

Postby bearfacedkiller » Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:58 pm

I have yet to find a knife that is a better value than the GB2. Mine is as smooth as glass, has a great steel, perfect grinds, a solid lock, is super good looking and is a high performance cutter. I find it to be close to perfect and the price is great.

Enjoy it brother, it is the total package.

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Re: Best looking Spyderco knives

Postby bearfacedkiller » Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:19 pm

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sal wrote:Knife afi's are pretty far out, steel junky's more so, but "edge junky's" are just nuts. :p
SpyderEdgeForever wrote: Also, do you think a kangaroo would eat a bowl of spagetti with sauce if someone offered it to them?

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Re: Best looking Spyderco knives

Postby Calicoast » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:56 pm

bearfacedkiller wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:58 pm
I have yet to find a knife that is a better value than the GB2. Mine is as smooth as glass, has a great steel, perfect grinds, a solid lock, is super good looking and is a high performance cutter. I find it to be close to perfect and the price is great.

Enjoy it brother, it is the total package.

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I think this will be my next Spyderco. I just keep coming back to it over and over and really enjoying the M4 I have.

Had this knife for $100.00 shipped with an ebay coupon and some ebay bucks. Decided on an easy up instead because I needed one, more than another knife. :)
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Re: Best looking Spyderco knives

Postby Spyderman91 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:14 am

Read the title and immediately thought "native 5 fluted titanium", first image I see :D

Not that it was much of a competition, the knife is beautiful in pictures but in the hand... functional and aesthetic...

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Re: Best looking Spyderco knives

Postby Spyderman91 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:03 am

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Re: Best looking Spyderco knives

Postby bearfacedkiller » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:34 am

Spyderman91 wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:14 am
Read the title and immediately thought "native 5 fluted titanium", first image I see :D

Not that it was much of a competition, the knife is beautiful in pictures but in the hand... functional and aesthetic...
I bet that most folks are unaware of how amazing the contouring on the fluted versions feels in the hand. I would be excited to see a fluted G10 version. It adds looks, texture and ergonomics. Amazing upgrade!
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Re: Best looking Spyderco knives

Postby The Deacon » Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:11 am

For in-house designs I'd put the Kiwi, Kopa, Calypso Jr, Caly 3 and 3.5, Sage series, and Chaparral series the top of my list. For collaboration models, Ed Schempp's original Persian and the c27 Jess Horn would by my top picks.
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Re: Best looking Spyderco knives

Postby abbazaba » Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:30 am

bearfacedkiller wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:34 am
Spyderman91 wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:14 am
Read the title and immediately thought "native 5 fluted titanium", first image I see :D

Not that it was much of a competition, the knife is beautiful in pictures but in the hand... functional and aesthetic...
I bet that most folks are unaware of how amazing the contouring on the fluted versions feels in the hand. I would be excited to see a fluted G10 version. It adds looks, texture and ergonomics. Amazing upgrade!
I keep hoping for a contoured/fluted CF Manix LW or Backlock to join the native. Seems like a home run?

They really knocked it out of the park with the Pakkawood series. I'm hoping for more of those as well!

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Re: Best looking Spyderco knives

Postby steelcity16 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:35 am

My votes are the BHQ Manix DLC M4 and the St Nicks Knives Red G10 TiCN Hap40 Delica! Both look fantastic. I really like the Cutlery Shoppe DLC Orange S90V Native LW as well.
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Re: Best looking Spyderco knives

Postby Evil D » Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:46 pm

Fluted Military/Native, both the titanium and CF versions

Caly 3 with the contoured bolsters and CF

Any Persian but particularly the red ones

Any Kiwi/Kopa

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Re: Best looking Spyderco knives

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Re: Best looking Spyderco knives

Postby holeshot » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:50 pm

bearfacedkiller wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:58 pm
I have yet to find a knife that is a better value than the GB2. Mine is as smooth as glass, has a great steel, perfect grinds, a solid lock, is super good looking and is a high performance cutter. I find it to be close to perfect and the price is great.

Enjoy it brother, it is the total package.

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Indeed it is and then some! :)
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Re: Best looking Spyderco knives

Postby Mad Mac » Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:52 am

The Gayle Bradley (he's a Texan you know) is also a favorite of mine. I'm partial to a hollow grind or saber grind and a swedge. It is difficult for me to have any passion for a flat grind.

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The diminutive Terzuola Double-Bevel is a little gem in that regard.
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Another Terzuola collaboration, The Starmate, is a hefty beauty.
The low profile opening hole is also one of the features I like.

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Re: Best looking Spyderco knives

Postby Mad Mac » Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:57 am

But as far as production Spyderco knives go, the Rubicon was a stunner. (Peter Carey is another Texan.)

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1990: Endura SE, Delica PE, Mariner, Police. 2014: ClipiTool Bottle Opener. 2015: Kitchen Knife PE, Tenacious CE, Stretch PE, Moran Drop Point, Kiwi, two Byrd Cara Caras, Schempp Bowie, Native 5 Forum Knife, Sharpmaker, Police SE, Small SpyderPac, Ultra-Fine Stones, Tenacious SE, 4" Paring Knife, 2" Paring Knife, Starmate. 2016: The Spyderco Story, The Tactical Folding Knife, USN Ladybug H-1 Hawkbill SE, Black BaliYo, Yellow H-1 Salt Dragonfly 2 SE, Ulize, Pink Native 5 PE, Renegade C23PS and C23P, Gayle Bradley 2, Double Bevel, Gayle Bradley Air, Cricket Blue Nishjin, Centofante Memory, K2, two Large Lum Pink G10, Rubicon. 2017: Battlestation, Orange Positron, Gray Baliyo, Native 5 CE, Tenacious CE. 2018: EuroEdge, ClipiTool Standard, 2019 Calendar Contest Rhino CF PLN.
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Re: Best looking Spyderco knives

Postby Mad Mac » Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:04 pm

Another one of my favorite collaborations is Mr. Ed Schempp's breathtaking EuroEdge.
Contoured scales look great and are a treat to one's hand.

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1990: Endura SE, Delica PE, Mariner, Police. 2014: ClipiTool Bottle Opener. 2015: Kitchen Knife PE, Tenacious CE, Stretch PE, Moran Drop Point, Kiwi, two Byrd Cara Caras, Schempp Bowie, Native 5 Forum Knife, Sharpmaker, Police SE, Small SpyderPac, Ultra-Fine Stones, Tenacious SE, 4" Paring Knife, 2" Paring Knife, Starmate. 2016: The Spyderco Story, The Tactical Folding Knife, USN Ladybug H-1 Hawkbill SE, Black BaliYo, Yellow H-1 Salt Dragonfly 2 SE, Ulize, Pink Native 5 PE, Renegade C23PS and C23P, Gayle Bradley 2, Double Bevel, Gayle Bradley Air, Cricket Blue Nishjin, Centofante Memory, K2, two Large Lum Pink G10, Rubicon. 2017: Battlestation, Orange Positron, Gray Baliyo, Native 5 CE, Tenacious CE. 2018: EuroEdge, ClipiTool Standard, 2019 Calendar Contest Rhino CF PLN.
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Re: Best looking Spyderco knives

Postby Mad Mac » Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:10 pm

Mr. Schempp's Bowie with it's brass bolster is positively gorgeous.

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1990: Endura SE, Delica PE, Mariner, Police. 2014: ClipiTool Bottle Opener. 2015: Kitchen Knife PE, Tenacious CE, Stretch PE, Moran Drop Point, Kiwi, two Byrd Cara Caras, Schempp Bowie, Native 5 Forum Knife, Sharpmaker, Police SE, Small SpyderPac, Ultra-Fine Stones, Tenacious SE, 4" Paring Knife, 2" Paring Knife, Starmate. 2016: The Spyderco Story, The Tactical Folding Knife, USN Ladybug H-1 Hawkbill SE, Black BaliYo, Yellow H-1 Salt Dragonfly 2 SE, Ulize, Pink Native 5 PE, Renegade C23PS and C23P, Gayle Bradley 2, Double Bevel, Gayle Bradley Air, Cricket Blue Nishjin, Centofante Memory, K2, two Large Lum Pink G10, Rubicon. 2017: Battlestation, Orange Positron, Gray Baliyo, Native 5 CE, Tenacious CE. 2018: EuroEdge, ClipiTool Standard, 2019 Calendar Contest Rhino CF PLN.
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Re: Best looking Spyderco knives

Postby Jmotley » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:27 pm

I feel like I miss out on a lot of good designs, particularly Mr Schempp’s and Mr Bradley’s because of my dislike of liner locks. If the Schempp Bowie had a compression or back lock I’d be all over it. But maybe it’s just time for me to broaden my horizons

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Re: Best looking Spyderco knives

Postby Jmotley » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:28 pm

I feel like I miss out on a lot of good designs, particularly Mr Schempp’s and Mr Bradley’s because of my dislike of liner locks. If the Schempp Bowie had a compression or back lock I’d be all over it. But maybe it’s just time for me to broaden my horizons

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Re: Best looking Spyderco knives

Postby Jmotley » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:30 pm

Also as far as good looking knives, Deacon mentioned the Caly 3.5 and someone else posted the pakkawood series. How great of a combo would that be?! Maybe someone at KC will listen up

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Re: Best looking Spyderco knives

Postby Jazz » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:27 am

Jmotley wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:28 pm
I feel like I miss out on a lot of good designs, particularly Mr Schempp’s and Mr Bradley’s because of my dislike of liner locks. If the Schempp Bowie had a compression or back lock I’d be all over it. But maybe it’s just time for me to broaden my horizons

No, you like the right kind of locks. Too many liner locks. Not enough back locks. I pass on lots of nice designs because of this.
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