Help me understand the allure of spyderco knives

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by ErocSD, Aug 28, 2019.

  1. flashcan556


    Aug 31, 2019
    its the lil spider that gets em all juiced up pretty sure.
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  2. James Y

    James Y

    Feb 18, 1999
    As was already mentioned, the hole was not for the sake of being different, but to facilitate one-hand opening. Spyderco was the first company to innovate and mass produce manual one-hand opening knives, as well as knives with pocket clips.

    Also as has been mentioned, the zip ties people put on them are not for lack of a thumb stud; they are put there because the owners want a “wave” feature so they catch on the lip of the pocket and automatically open upon withdrawal from the pocket.

    For easy, instinctual one-hand opening, the Spyderco hole is the still the best device.

    Of course, everybody has their likes and dislikes.

  3. tiguy7

    tiguy7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2008
    I bought the blue knife in post 119 for $250 in June, 2019. It wasn’t blue at the time. My son in law anodized it.
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  4. Shotgun


    Feb 3, 2006
    Buy a delica and use it. You’ll figure it out.

    I personally hate the pm2 and although it’s popular, I don’t think it’s the best representation of how useful their knives are.
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  5. flashcan556


    Aug 31, 2019
    bought my first spyderco (resilience) the other day at libmart because it was marked down price and i can wave it with ziptie mod which i doubt ill ever buy another knife that wont wave again. im hooked on that feature meow.
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  6. ErocSD

    ErocSD Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 21, 2019
    Thanks, I'd like to get an advocate to run like that.
  7. marcinek


    Jan 9, 2007

    Interesting point! What is "libmart"? Never heard of that.
  8. soc_monki

    soc_monki Basic Member Basic Member

    Apr 5, 2019
    Walmart. You know, he's trying to be cool and trendy because Walmart is not going to sell ammo anymore. Which is stupid, because that's not the problem.

    Still... Libmart. Cute. The kiddies and their sayings!
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  9. Irch


    Dec 23, 2018
    I have to admit that I used to dislike the sight of a Spyderco knife with its gimmicky hole in the blade, and odd look. On a whim, I snatched a Para3 off BHQ last year because it was on sale. Guess what, I absolutely love the little knife! I also love the grippy G10 scale material they use. Admittedly, I’m not a fan of the high ride pocket clip, so I tried a replacement Lynch just bent. I went back to the original Spyderco clip and just live with it, because it is a solid, reliable pocket clip. Five out of seven days a week, the Para3 is in my pocket at work.
  10. Skidoosh

    Skidoosh Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 21, 2016
    My gateway knife was a dragonfly. Thought it was strange but loved it. Then I got drawn into steels. I own other knives but the Spidies always come back to my pocket. I've really enjoyed using and putting handles on the mule team knives.
  11. Murdamook


    Nov 3, 2010
    You know what’s even cuter? A grown adult being patronizing on what’s supposed to be a forum with a cohesive community. Stick to the topic at hand rather than insulting your fellow forumites.

    Moving on.

    The beauty of Spyderco is in handling the knife. No one is going to convince you to like them. If their ergos and cutting performance don’t convince you, then none of us will.
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  12. NWPilgrim


    Aug 1, 2019
    MXG makes thick sturdy clips for the Para3 and others. I put a black one on my Para3 satin so now it is a dark color and deep carry.
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  13. Rykjeklut

    Rykjeklut Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    May 23, 2018
    I was the same.
    Did not like the looks of Spydies at all, but kept seeing how popular they were in and around the forums, especially the PM2/3.
    So I picked up a PM2, PM3, Delica, and ROC at the same time. I've since picked up the PM3LW. Wouldn't call myself a fanboy, but I definetly appreciate them a whole lot more after actually handling them.
    Everyone should at the very least handle a Spydie, be it a Delica, or one of the PMs.
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  14. flashcan556


    Aug 31, 2019
    is it your opinion that the delica is better in some way than endura? to me it seems the delica blade appears too short for the handle length or something?
  15. marcinek


    Jan 9, 2007
    Ah. @flashcan556 is making a political statement. Aren't those supposed to be limited to the Political Arena?

    Maybe he did not read the rules we agreed to abide by when we signed up. @flashcan556 , here is the rule and a link to the location

    "Keep Political Issues Confined to the Political Arean

    Politics are a charged topic of conversation. As a result, we require that they be kept to the designated areas. Occasionally these rules may be relaxed with regards to knife related topics. The Moderators & site staff will make that determination & have sole authority to do so"
  16. flashcan556


    Aug 31, 2019
  17. William Entenmann

    William Entenmann

    Mar 20, 2019
    My thoughts I’m a big spyderco fan mostly because they are really pushing things with trying awesome high end steels (mostly tool steels) and they are really good about heat treats. From a mechanical and aerospace engineering stand point I respect and appreciate this. Aside from that the ergos on favorite knives (para 3, pm2, military, manix 2, yojimbo 2, and shaman) just seem great to me. I prefer the compression lock (quick easy and strong), and last the spyderco hole can be manipulated for opening in so many different ways I believe it’s the most versatile opening system available. When I was younger I thought they were a bit odd looking but intriguing, Once I started using them they just made sense. From a merchant marine/ marine engineer / emergency response / fire fighting / hunting and everyday use standpoint I think they are perfect. Have a great tool for nearly all tasks. And now days I love the look. It’s like with the AR15 platform “function over form” but somehow form falls in line too. Anyway, that’s my two cents, take it or leave it.
  18. marcinek


    Jan 9, 2007
    Right?!? Fortunately, or unfortunately, those are the rules here. You can get a Gold Membership and talk politics to your heart's content in the Political Arena! :thumbsup:
  19. Rykjeklut

    Rykjeklut Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    May 23, 2018
    Are you asking me?
  20. flashcan556


    Aug 31, 2019
    yes i come here to learn

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