Discontinued Spydies for 2020

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by Beak14, Sep 23, 2019.

  1. Colorodo

    Colorodo Gold Member Gold Member

    May 23, 2014
    Mantra2 ordered. Great price.
  2. J-RAY1989

    J-RAY1989 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 14, 2019
    It is a great price, I almost ordered one and I don't even like that knife.
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  3. BD_01

    BD_01 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 9, 2016
    And I have zero need for another knife at all. Period! :D

    I’ve gotten very picky recently myself. Guess that’s why the’ve been in my cart but not my pocket.

    I was kinda hopping to grab a Spyderco fixed blade off the list...something a bit bigger than the Junction. I guess I’ll keep waiting. :)

    EDIT: <<I caved and bought a Junction in post #34>>
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2019
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  4. marcus52AR

    marcus52AR Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 22, 2014
    You know you're a knife nut when...
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  5. sharp_edge

    sharp_edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2015
    I have not paid much attention to Spyderco Magnitude untill yesterday. The more I look at its pictures and videos the more I am drawn to it. Anyone has owned this knife for an extended period of time? How do you like or dislike it?
  6. William Entenmann

    William Entenmann

    Mar 20, 2019
    I hear you and agree! Price drops had me looking closely at it again. My two hold backs are the thickness of the knife in pocket, and steel choice (s30v). I like tool steels, but as for stainless I’d prob buy one if it were cts xhp, rwl-34, Elmax, cts-b70p, m390, 20cv, 204p or even s90v. Looks like a very well built knife though!
  7. Beak14


    Nov 13, 2015
    Last night, I got my Advocate. Date code, on my Advocate: "AR"

    So, being that that's a production date of January 2018, that would mean it's the CQI version, right?

    Had I known about the AR date code, I would have bought more than one. Would have been nice to have two - oh well!
  8. sharp_edge

    sharp_edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2015
    Same thought here. The blade is also a bit thicker than I prefer. The CF looks really good though.
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  9. cbrstar


    Sep 7, 2015
    C07GP4 - Police 4 G-10??? I'm actually pretty sad about this. I really like my Police 3, and the 4 seems like the ultimate!
  10. mwhich50

    mwhich50 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 18, 2011
    None of the D/C stuff gets me super excited, including the prices. I have bought a bunch of Spydees this year. The madness has got to stop.
  11. Beak14


    Nov 13, 2015
    "Nothing's over, until we decide it is! Was it over, when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?"

    ETA: Speaking of the "madness," I grabbed a Mantra 2 and a Gayle Bradley Junction. Actually, I bought a Junction for my dumb-son, as well. I figure it would be a nice Christmas gift, for an 18 year old, dummy. At $100.00, who could resist? Well, not me! :D

    At a buck 19/20, the Mantra's a "swanky" deal, in my humble opinion. Swanky's such a groovy word, huh? :p:D

    I'm really kicking myself, for not grabbing two Advocates! But, the Magnitude's a very posh knife, from what I can see - it came today. I don't think I'll ever carry it, though. :(
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2019
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  12. cbrstar


    Sep 7, 2015
    Ordered a P4 today. It bumped the Native Chief off my list for a little while.

    Seeing models get discontinued is never fun, but is there any you guys feel indifferent to? Personally for me it's the Squarehead
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2019
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  13. K.O.D.

    K.O.D. Sanity Not Included Platinum Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    Of the people, by the people, for the people...

    Also, BHQ has sales on the disco'd spydies.
  14. BD_01

    BD_01 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 9, 2016
    Ok. I caved and bought a Junction anyway, even though I already have that niche covered.

    I couldn’t break with tradition and refuse to grab something at the disco sale.

    Last time I did that was 2016 and I really regret it.
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2019
  15. sharp_edge

    sharp_edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2015
    I am hesitating. Really want to pull the trigger on Junction but just am not sure if it is a bit too short. I believe the overall length of it is about the same as PM2, though the blade is longer (a bit over 4").
  16. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    I just received one ordered from KC. At just a nickel under 100$ was a no brainer for me, because my only other fixed blades are all CPKs ranging in 3 times the price and up! I needed something cheap to beat on in the kitchen and not care much if someone else also uses it. That said, only at this price point though and had I paid 200 for this like they used to be, or the price on BHQ, I'd be p*ssed! The handle scales are so thin that they are almost not there! And also that G10 is as smooth as a baby's bottom. If you are looking for a serious camping knife, look elsewhere but if someone like me, it still fills a niche :)
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  17. BD_01

    BD_01 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 9, 2016
    Ouch! Seriously! You’re posting this 20 minutes after I received my shipping notification from KC!?!?

    Hahaha. It’s all good. Curiosity and price won me over. I know it’s going to be thin. It will probably be a gateway into other Spyderco fixed blades (and I hope to get in on one of Nathan’s runs at some point too). :)
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  18. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Keep an eye on Nathan's forum for 2020, if you like 'em thinner and more slicey. He's embarking on doing his take on a Kephart :)

    I'll snag more Spydie fixed for kitchen and things if / when they hit rock bottom sale pricing. The serrated one on KC ain't looking half bad either ;)
  19. ErocSD

    ErocSD Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 21, 2019
    I almost bought the advocate but it was a gen 1 so didn't, almost lost $150
  20. ShanghaiJer

    ShanghaiJer Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 3, 2014
    The Advocate sans flipper and with an MXG deep carry clip is one sweet knife. I picked up this one and a spare. Got a Police in K390 on the way as well!

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