Anybody Carry Spyderco?

Discussion in 'Other Weapons' started by glockfire, May 17, 2008.

  1. glockfire

    glockfire New Member

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    If you know anything about Syperco, then you know they started almost every folder trend today.

    Spyderco is about as good as it gets in my book. Great knives, good prices, amazing steel, awesome looks, top-notch performance. (IMO) Better than Benchmade, CRKT, Cold Steel, and Emerson. You really cant beat a Spyderco (and its made in Golden, CO)

    Spyderco Endura 4 Green (Full Seration, Round Thumbhole)
    Spyderco Delica 4 Black (Partial Serration, Round Thumbhole)
    Spyderco Byrd Cara Cara (Plain Blade, "EYE" Thumbhole)


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    Spyderco Endura 4
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    MSRP $90. 4 Inch Blade. Full Serration. ACU Green. FRN and SS handle. Feels amazing, razor sharp, great cuts, my "tactical folder". VG-10 Steel.

    Spyderco Delica 4
    [​IMG]MSRP $70. 3 Inch Blade. Half Serration. Black. Razor Sharp. FRN and SS handle. My EDC Knife, very trusty and rugged. VG-10 Steel.
     
  2. glockfire

    glockfire New Member

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    ...continued

    Spyderco Byrd Cara Cara
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    MSRP $22. 4" Blade. Razor Sharp. The sypderco Byrd line is the "economy" Spdyerco version. Still a surprisingly good knife, but not as good as a Delica or Endura. About the same quality as a SOG folder, so, its still really good. Trademarked by "Eye" Thumbhole. My Jeep Knife.

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  3. Boris

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    I'm not sure I think they where originally a japanese knife, I have had several and they are superb, the last K9 unit I trained in tracking, on a basic course presented me with one. I kept it with my kit unfortunately the dog van was broken into this earlier year in a Paris back street while I was on a job, they stole an ASP, and my Spyderco..Both extremely difficult to replace here....
     
  4. RONSERESURPLUS

    RONSERESURPLUS New Member

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    Carry of Spyderco

    Hello all

    Ron L here = SERESURPLUS


    I saw this post on Spyderco knives and thought I'd check in? I've owned a few of these Spyderco knives over the years, as well sold them with a fellow at Virginia Gun shows!

    The first one I bought and stil own today is a "Police Model", this is the Stainles steel Body and Blade witha very sharp serrated blade and tip! Over the years, working ina maritime environment, I've owned a few others, the Harpy model, as well as a few different Fiber handle and Metal hanlde Endura's and Delica's on my Key chain's!

    I have always found these knives to be first rate, held up well in harsh Enviroenments, and for the $, a good quality tool for work or as a weapon! I'd recommend these to all sorts of folks, both in and out of Law Enforcement, Why let the Cops, have all the fun and good stuff??? LOL
     
  5. Righteous

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    we used to carry the Syperco brand in the store, they never did sell worth a dam, we clearenced all of them out and they still didn't sell till they reached 2 or 3 bucks each and I think I prolly still got some to get rid of.
     
  6. glockfire

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    Thats exactly what the Spyderco factory rep said when I went down to Golden to visit em. People think that they are too ugly, so they never give em a chance, but as soon as someone picks one up and uses it, they usually fall in love with em. I was the same way until about 5 days ago when I bought a Spyderco Native on a whim for $50, now I cant stop:confused:
     
  7. h&k bigdaddydieseldan

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    I have plenty of spydercos and also plenty of benchmades but to say spyderco is as good as benchmade there is no comparison benchmade wins hands down !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  8. Boris

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    What's a bench made?...............
     
  9. fapprez

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    Benchmade. Spyderco. Wow, I guess I never knew. I carry a MTech.
     
  10. Boris

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    I don't want to appear dozy but 'what is a benchmade'? and if they are so good how come no one can tell me what they are...it's not a trick question I don't know!......
     
  11. h&k bigdaddydieseldan

    h&k bigdaddydieseldan New Member

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    Just do a search for benchmade it is another knife manufacturer all of their upper class knives are made in the USA !!!!!!!!!!!!


    Hey fapprez I also own plenty of microtech knives too absolutely love them :D :D :D :D
     
  12. fapprez

    fapprez New Member

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    Yep. I've had mine for about a week and I like it more than my $70 gerber I used to carry. Heck of alot cheaper, too!
     
  13. glockfire

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    So what exactly makes a Benchmade better than a spyderco? I can open my Spyderco faster than any benchmade, mine is just as sharp, more ergonomical, and better priced.
     
  14. Dillinger

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    Well, I would say that you can open your Spyderco faster than MOST Benchmades, but I have a Presidio 5000 Auto Axis & I can say for certain this is one of the fastest pocket knives I have ever seen. I also own a Microtech CMTX-5 DOUBLE ACTION AUTOMATIC and I would say that the Benchmade Presidio is definitely faster.

    But, I personally think that Spyderco has one of the best serrated blades on the market and their pattern has been copied more than most would care to admit.

    JD
     
  15. glockfire

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    Alright, I will admit that your blade does pop fast! Im talking more of the assisted open and grav blades though. Nothing opens faster than a wave (which is my next spyderco ;) )
     
  16. Dillinger

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    Now I remember the blade. I stopped by their booth at SHOT and watched a demo. You are right, from the pocket, nothing is probably going to be faster than this application. However, as evidenced by the live demo, you have to be prepared for it to possibly open ANYTIME you take it out of your pocket.

    I have always regarded SpyderCo as the company that invented the serrated blade, but they just seem to be missing the boat in the tactical market. I don't know what it is, maybe their handle designs, maybe their blade steel and how hard it is to resharpen their serrations, maybe their locks and their over-exaggerated thumb hole as opposed to a thumb stud, but their stuff has just never caught on in the black ops community.

    Good choice if you really like their knives - I think you will be happy with the blade and the performance if you can keep it from opening when you come home for the day and "download" your gear to the dresser.

    JD
     
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  17. glockfire

    glockfire New Member

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    Lol, ya, my Emerson Karambit is waved, it bites me all the time.
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  18. Dillinger

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    That's a nice knife you got there partner. I really like the Emerson line and will probably add one of their blades to my growing collection in the near future. I have no interest in the wave line, but I have been doing some reading on their knives and have liked what I read.

    Question - Have you had to sharpen the blade and if so, do you know the blade bite angle? Also, how is the edge retention on the knife?

    I love my Microtech, and the auto opening/manual opening is great for a everyday carry camoflauge, since it's technically "illegal" for daily carry, but their edge retention sucks to be honest.

    My Presidio has twice the edge retention and I have carried it twice as long.

    For my money, I haven't seen a knife come with a sharper blade, from the factory, then the Cold Steel line, of which I have three. However, their blades are so damn hard to resharpen, in material - not in ease or difficulty, and their handles eat my jeans something fierce, that I find myself growing tired of them within a couple of months.

    Anyone know a "perfect" knife? LOL

    JD
     
  19. glockfire

    glockfire New Member

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    Emerson uses 154 CM for their knives, so they are freakin sharp and retain an edge well. I did break the tip on my Karambit, but thats because its so skinny. My buddy broke a CQC 8 while prying an ammo can open on an FTX, but Emerson replaced it for free. Thats when I fell in love with Spyderco, an LCPL handed him an Endura and it pryed the can open, pretty cool to see.

    Oh, and I dont sharpen my own blades, Ive got a guy who does it for 10 a knife every couple of months on my hard use, every year on my show queens.
     
  20. rickrem700

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    Spyderco

    I have two POLICE G10's by Spyderco most reliable and great serated blades, flip of the rist and you could whack off a finger, and I can see why alot of people favor them, but to tell the truth, to pick a favorite in the world knives would take me a month of Sundays there so many different bad a$$ tactical folders out there now!
    As a rule you get what you pay for, in my own situation, I must have really good taste every time I see something I just got to have, seems like it's in the 3-7 hundred dollar area!!!