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Now I get it

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by FTR-14c, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. FTR-14c


    Jul 24, 2011
    I'm more of a fixed blade guy and have a few middle of the road folders but nothing special. With all the good things I hear about Spyderco I decided to give them a try. I did some shopping around and found a Military and Southard at a great price. They just arrived today and I am totally blown away with these knives. I finally get what all the craze is about.
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2013
  2. Mossyhorn

    Mossyhorn Enlightened Rogue Platinum Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    Congrats and enjoy it .
  3. Sithus1966


    Jan 24, 2008
    Won't be your last.
  4. FTR-14c


    Jul 24, 2011
    Definitely not. For a knife this size, I cant get over how light the Military is, it's like a feather. I've been wearing it around the house and forgot it is there. I am also impressed with the blade shape and taper. I can't wait to get my hands on a ParaMilitary, its no wonder they are sold out everywhere.
  5. 9blades


    Dec 29, 2012
    Dude are you joking........no pics?

    Any way, (ima dork..) congrats on two fine knives!
  6. Ferrari353

    Ferrari353 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 2, 2012
    I'm the opposite. I'm a folder kinda guy, and I've never owned a fixed blade, nor do I really want one. If I can't conceal carry it in public (Fixed blades can't be concealed in CA), then I have no use for it as I'm not an avid camper or survival buff.
  7. FTR-14c


    Jul 24, 2011
    OK, here are a few lazy cell phone pics
    I never thought about it but I guess I'm lucky to be able to EDC fixed blades.
    These new folders will be seeing plenty of carry time.

  8. Deputy572


    Jan 20, 2013
    I had the same reaction upon getting my first Spyderco. I am now selling away all my other brands (good ones too, Benchmade, Emerson, Microtech, etc).
  9. 9blades


    Dec 29, 2012
    Thanks for pics!

    I'm probably wrong but the busse in the bottom pic is a pork shank right? It's sexy!

    I'd own a couple busse's if I had enuff money.....cry..cry
  10. FTR-14c


    Jul 24, 2011
    Yep its a Pork Shank, sweet little knife. Just about the same length and cutting edge as the Military
    By the way, I sold a Busse to buy these.
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2013
  11. Miketbass


    Dec 30, 2010
    I have stopped buying folding blades this year yet still maintain the obsession with them, and the Military is the reason. I cannot see the necessity anymore in "searching for more". The grass stopped being greener when I found myself lusting for multiple variations of the same model, and the carbon fiber M390 Military sealed my deal.

    Spyderco maintains, IMO, their market presence not based on hype or advertising or anything else, it's all word of mouth and pure function. The first time you EDC a Spyderco of any model and realize that the materials, steel, and fit and finish are beyond that of any other knife that comes off a production line (even given a wiiiide price range) you are hooked. The huge number of very knife savvy people that agree are a testament to this.

    Everyone has a particular taste but I would be hard pressed to not find something in the Spyderco line up for every and anybody. If it works, it just plain works. I would emplore anybody bitten by the Spydeco bug to delve in further. It only gets better.
  12. Ferrari353

    Ferrari353 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 2, 2012
    +1 to that!
    Most of my knives are Spydies but it'd be nice if they offered a large folder like a few of Cold Steel's offerings (Espada XL and Ti-Lite). Then again, Cold Steel seems to be the only company doing that.
  13. evilgreg

    evilgreg Why so serious? Gold Member

    Dec 25, 2012
    Nice Pork Shank. I'm with you on the Southard flipper, that's a great knife. Can't go with you on the Military, though. I found I much prefer the BM 710, but then I'm still not quite afflicted with Spydermania.

    They're both very nice knives, I'm sure you're going to enjoy them.

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