Favorite Spyderco knives

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by Bryce Haley, Mar 25, 2020.

  1. Blade_Hunter


    Feb 23, 2020
    Impossible to name just one, but here are some contenders:

    Manix XL
    Para 3
    Native 5
    (Not pictured - Tenacious)

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  2. Norvox


    May 24, 2014
    Currently I choose my Police 4 K390.
    Great steel, great slicer, easy to carry...
    Hard to find better knife ;)
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  3. Colorodo

    Colorodo Gold Member Gold Member

    May 23, 2014
    Work carry Native 5 LW Rex45
    Weekend carry Fluted Military
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  4. rick melear

    rick melear Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 1998
    Military, all 3 sizes. And, the original Starmate in 440V, I’m sure I’m the only one
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  5. VashHash


    Aug 11, 2009
    2 of my most carried spydercos are the native 5 LW and the SE H1 spyderhawk. I've had an H1 spyderhawk on my person since it came out. I rit dyed the yellow one and carried it until the orange sprint came out. Probably the knife I've carried consistently the most in my life.

    One of my all time favorites though is the Kris.

    This is honestly a good representation of some of my favorite spydercos in one shot
    The autonomy 2 is fantastic from a design/engineering standpoint and it's a great user too.

    The respect is probably one of my favorite spyderco fixed blades. I really like the darn Dao but the respect is easier to carry discreetly.

    Gotta mention the Police 4 too. I used to carry a military in rotation pretty frequently but the police just carries better for me. Especially with tip up carry.
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  6. nephron

    nephron Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 3, 2017
    Its a
    lt's always a good idea to ask for pictures to put a face on them.
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  7. Sonnydaze

    Sonnydaze Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 6, 2009
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2020
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  8. quattro98


    May 19, 2000
    My most carried Spyderco is definitely the Para 3 (S110V) with RGT Ti clip. Sometimes I'll carry a PM2 in the same configuration.

    When I want something lighter and smaller in the pocket, I like the Native 5 LW, also in S110V. I still like back locks for the strong spring keeping the blade closed. I like the corrosion resistance and edge holding of the steel. I have all of these in Maxamet as well, but haven't carried them.

    I also like the Dragonfly2 in ZDP-189 and the Lil'Native. For years, my Spyderco of choice was the DF2.

    My preferred locks are either a back lock or the compression lock.
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  9. patrick_ford


    Jan 5, 2008
    Definitely the PM2, Yojimbo 2 and the ever classic Delica.
  10. Climb14er


    Dec 16, 2003
    My three EDC knives, all Spyderco... sold off all of my Benchmades, and others, except for the classic 710 M2... are...

    PM2 S30V. Gets the most carry.
    Sage 2 Ti S30V. With more dressy apparel.
    Manix 2 CF S90V. Love this knife! When I know I'll need a knife that says and does it all.

    Spyderco... great company, fine leadership, just a few miles away.
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  11. Wasatch11253


    Jan 31, 2020
    Over the past few weeks I've found the Tropen making it's way into my pocket. I sort of blends in there, often I forget that it is there. I like the fact that if I ever need to use it in self defense that the wave feature is there. Often it is used for regular tasks though. If I am around people, mainly customers when I pull it out they back away a few more steps. :D Overall between the Tropen and the PM2's here they seem to be the main carry knives.

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  12. CarsonWayne

    CarsonWayne Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 2, 2020
    My favorites....

    For fidget: Para 3 - Micarta M390
    For carry: Native 5 - Maxamet LW
    For work: Manix 2 - CF/Cruwear
    For looks: Shamon - Rosewood Rex 45
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  13. razorburn

    razorburn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2007
    I also like my mule knives.They make great paring knives with some halpern scales.
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  14. toxophilus

    toxophilus Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2015
    I tend to gravitate towards Spydercos with thinner blade stock such as the Police 4 / Manix line / Stretch line / Chaparral etc.

    Though I won't shy away from my Militarys/PM2s/Para 3s and other great choices!
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  15. AKnife


    May 10, 2009
    Paramilitary 2 (duh)

    Just got a Siren and I'm sure it'll be up there too.
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  16. JimMD


    Dec 6, 2017
    These have been my favorites for a while:

    And now I've got a new and improved Sage:
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  17. Lotmom

    Lotmom Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 21, 2016
    I gotta say that I absolutely love both my Para 3 and my Southard
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  18. Eljay2


    Sep 25, 2018
    That Shaman looks great! if I may ask, where did you get the scales and the clip? Thanks!
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  19. rpn

    rpn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 17, 2008
    Haven’t thought about this one in awhile...time to start researching again! Looking good...

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  20. JQuirl


    Jan 24, 2016
    It did turn out nice. This one was done by Sharp Dressed Knives. They do great work. They also made my layered Carbon Fiber scale on my XM-18. I usually get my scales from there or Ron at RC Bladeworks... He does FANTASTIC work, also. I have many his scales on my knives, including my PM2.

    The clip is from MXG Gear. They make several great, solid deep carry and milled titanium clips for a bunch of different models of knives.
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