Best overall Spyderco Bargain?

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by Uncle Timbo, Jun 29, 2020.

  1. Uncle Timbo

    Uncle Timbo Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 2005
    Gents, I'd have to say the Sage I & II. I loved the Sage I so much I bought a spare but my first one won't die.
    Sage II for those fancier times when you can beat Titanium.
    Sage III, IV and V, don't need them with the I & II. I never leave the house without one in my pocket.
    Just my 2 cents mind you.
    Thank you, Sal.
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  2. Bladefisher


    Aug 22, 2019
    Short answer: The Spyderco that you want -- purchased on the pre-owned market, provided it is in excellent condition. And, it always gets down to personal choice/use/budget/etc. I picked up a Dragonfly2 ZDP-189 and Delica4 M390 on the pre-owned market in the last year and to me they represent real value based on my purchase price. If I had to pick a new Spyderco folder then I would pick the latest run of the Chaparral FRN CTS-XHP (which I did and it was a great choice for my needs). On balance I would say that if you know what Spyderco you want and can find a good one on the pre-owned market, then therein lies the "Bargain".
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  3. Therom


    Nov 13, 2013
    At its time the GB2 was a great knife for the value.
    Good ergonomics, great blade grind with hollow grind, M4 steel in the $160 range when I got it
    IMO it was great
  4. miltmaldo

    miltmaldo Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 5, 2012
    Manix 2 Rex45 $122
  5. linuxology

    linuxology Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 31, 2010
    I say the caly 3.5. you can pick that up on secondary market cheap. under appreciated knife. new I would say the endura or yojimbo.
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  6. marcus52AR

    marcus52AR Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 22, 2014
    The manix2 for me has earned the spot for best value. I use one everyday at work, and I think it's slowed down other purchases because of its bullet proof performance.
  7. GB940Rookie


    Apr 19, 2016
    Manix 2 LW
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  8. Cowboyfromhell666


    May 13, 2019
    Definitely the manix 2 g10 rex 45-$122
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  9. xtremejc

    xtremejc Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 18, 2008
    GB2 for sure !
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  10. Colorodo

    Colorodo Gold Member Gold Member

    May 23, 2014
    Endura 4.
  11. Eli Chaps

    Eli Chaps Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Apr 20, 2018
    It's very subjective. It's only a good bargain if it works for you.

    The Delica (although I carried one for years), Stretch and Para3 just don't fit my hand quite right but these are all great bargains if they work for you.

    For me it is the Dragonfly2:

    And the Manix 2 LW:
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  12. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Para 3 LW
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  13. sharp_edge

    sharp_edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2015
    Probably Manix 2. If you compare Manix 2 and PM2, with the same materials the former is usually $20-$30 cheaper in retail prices. To me, Delica and Endura are no longer bargains given their current prices.
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  14. Mark Spark

    Mark Spark

    Jun 1, 2020
    Yes, that was a deal. You can get it now from Bento Box Shop, but it’s $299.
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  15. ReignChaser


    May 26, 2019
    Bow River. It was a great bargain at $32.50 last year and it's still a good deal at $37.80 this year.
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  16. Uncle Timbo

    Uncle Timbo Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 2005
    I see the Manix is extremely popular. I carry a Sage I with me when I'm just bumming around or working outside in the garden or whatever. I like the way I can be holding something in my left hand, slip the Sage out with my right hand, open it up, cut whatever I'm holding, close the knife with the same hand and return it to my pocket. For me it's about a one-handed operation and who doesn't like carbon fiber.
    I will say the carbon fiber has got pretty smooth over the years
  17. brownshoe

    brownshoe I support this site with my MIND

    Sep 6, 2002
    Delica in any flavor.
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  18. PeteyTwoPointOne

    PeteyTwoPointOne Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 10, 2014
    Sage series is a great choice @Uncle Timbo

    as are the base model Chaparrals...


    The Greatest Value Spyderco Deal EVER >>> C134 Gayle Bradley 1

    This model could be snagged for $129 easily when it was available. Less if you had a dealer code or discount.

    You can lock the thread now. :rolleyes:;):p

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  19. tulsamal


    May 14, 1999
    I love the Manix design and have many of them. I love my DLT red 20v version. But G10 with liners is heavy and you don’t always need that level of steel... The Lightweight..while it is FRN and no liners and “only” BD-1 steel... I have a hard time arguing against the Manix Lightweight as the best deal for an EDC Spyderco. I almost always got with G10 when I’m wearing proper pants and belt... but in sports shorts or something with no belt, the Manix Lightweight gets the nod. You barely notice it but that full size Manix blade is right there. You can sometimes find them for under $100. I think I only paid $91 for mine... you just can’t beat that... and even made in the US!
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  20. elde66

    elde66 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2019
    GB2 or Advocate.
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