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There can be only one

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by gruntmedik, Jun 29, 2019.

  1. archieblue

    archieblue Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 19, 2001
    Linerless g10 Native S35VN
  2. gruntmedik

    gruntmedik Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 12, 2009
    That was kinda my point for this thread.

    While I'm not really new to Spyderco, I just viewed them as a handy knife to have in my rotation. I've not really been into the different steel types, and frankly am clueless as to what is the pecking order of steel from good to great. Just never really gave it much thought.

    I currently have Endura's VG10, Delica's VG10 and AUS 8, Rescue's ATS 55, Cricket VG10, SPOT AUS 8, Tasman 2 H1, PM2 S30V, PM3 LW CTS BD1N, Manix 2 S30V, Dragonfly VG10, Salsa AUS 8, Meerkat AUS 6.

    Out of the Spyderco's that I own, I'd probably just go with my PM2 w/ S30V.

    A close 2nd would be my plain jane Endura w/ VG10.
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  3. blueboost


    Jul 26, 2006
    My choice will still be working, have it's tip, and not be snapped in half like the rest of yours. :D
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  4. MacLaren1

    MacLaren1 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 15, 2014
    K2 in CPM-10V
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  5. Brybenn


    Jun 18, 2019
    If i could invent one it would be a tenacious with a black coated blade in a much better steel like s90v and dark red g10 scales

    I love the tenacious even though its a cheap knife.
    I do have a pm2 in s110v in the mail to me right now though . Hoping i like the blue
  6. rpn

    rpn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 17, 2008
    Military...or GB2...or...????
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  7. Edm1


    Jul 27, 2013
    GB2. It checks the most boxes. If it had a compression lock it would be perfect.

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  8. JimMD


    Dec 6, 2017
    SpydieChef! For my use, no question.
  9. FullFlatMind


    May 30, 2019
    One Spyderco!? What kind of dystopian nightmare is this?

    If it had to be just one, probably a Manix 2 in 20CV, 204P, M390, or other super steel in some custom contoured G-10 grips. PM2 in the same is a close runner up.

    I would also be happy with a Caribbean Leaf or Spydiechef.
  10. 5-by-5

    5-by-5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 13, 2016
    If I had to grab one of mine and go. My fluted Ti Military with Cruwear blade swap. :thumbsup:
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  11. eon blue apocalypse

    eon blue apocalypse

    Apr 11, 2015
    Right now, it would be my native 5 s35vn frn. Not exotic or flashy, but it's been my work knife for a year or two now and has never failed me, and has served exceedingly well. How could I forsake it?
  12. KCDR

    KCDR Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 19, 2019
    Spydiechef for me. This goofy looking thing has become one of my all time favorites.

  13. Knives&Lint

    Knives&Lint DOES Go Chasing Waterfalls Platinum Member

    May 10, 2013
    Without a doubt it would be a Manix 2, and this Cruwear/CF is the perfect one for me


  14. gruntmedik

    gruntmedik Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 12, 2009
    Love that PO, it is my next Omega.
  15. amateur blacksmith

    amateur blacksmith

    May 19, 2018
    Some really nice stuff in the pocket and on the wrist, that's for sure
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  16. Coiloil37


    Dec 2, 2013
    I could take some of you cats seriously if the knife you reference didn’t have the factory grind on it and looked like you had used it before.

    I’ll throw down for my M390 pm2 that’s sporting carbon fiber scales but I would be just as happy with my CTS-204p version as well.
  17. gadgetgeek


    May 19, 2007
    I'm going to go with my Sheepsfoot Caribbean. Handles the salt, and everything else I could throw at it. If you said only one knife at all though, then I gotta go with my roadie since its the one that I can carry all day everyday. Just have to give it more TLC in that case.

    Roadie +25-50% in size (but not blade thickness) and LC200n? ohhhh that could be a winner.
  18. bikerector

    bikerector KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 16, 2016
    If blade length laws didn't exist, a millie. Since they do, native 5. Native 5 salt is even better, though a different handle color would be a must.
  19. Rebel Nimrod

    Rebel Nimrod

    Jan 23, 2014
    GB2 in Cruwear w/ premium burnt stag or ivory
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  20. Knives&Lint

    Knives&Lint DOES Go Chasing Waterfalls Platinum Member

    May 10, 2013

    Thanks guys! The PO is certainly a great watch. It's a bit thick on the wrist, but you get used to it quickly. The Swisstool and Aviator have been my constant companions for a good few years now. After having the usefulness of that red secondary beam on the Aviator it's just something I can't live without now in a carry light.
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