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 Post subject: Re: Spyderco EDC Recommendations
PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 3:00 am 
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No preference on the locking mechanism.
Right now I'm liking the looks of the Stretch, Manix2, have a few more to check out.



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 Post subject: Re: Spyderco EDC Recommendations
PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 3:07 am 
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The Delica is a nice looking knife too. This is as bad as looking at J-knives!
Were is you favorite places to buy from?



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 Post subject: Re: Spyderco EDC Recommendations
PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 3:23 am 
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Jeff B wrote:The Delica is a nice looking knife too. This is as bad as looking at J-knives!
Were is you favorite places to buy from?


Don't bother looking any further.....here is the one you want:

http://www2.knifecenter.com/item/SP41PB ... -exclusive

Good steel as well.

I personally carry the Native 5 - perfect size & weight, or the PM2 - slightly bigger when needed.

Trust me.

PS: If you think J knives are confusing - the EDC realm is a boggler.....

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 Post subject: Re: Spyderco EDC Recommendations
PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 3:35 am 
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Jeff,
I've had success on the bladeforum and spyderco forum for special edition knives, but just shop around til you get the best price.

Here are the two you mentioned for a comparison:
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I like the Native too. The Delica is a good knife but if you have more to spend, you'll be happier with an upgrade.
Do you want me to compare the Native to anything? I have a Native 4 but they're basically the same.



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 Post subject: Re: Spyderco EDC Recommendations
PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 3:40 am 
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Rookie,
You've hit the nail on the head with J knives vs. pocket knives. The main reason why I really got into Spyderco is that there were too many options overall so I had to limit myself to one brand.
Think about ordering a J knife, and having options for 5 or six different handles, 2 or 3 grinds, and 5 or so steel types. For every knife. That's not mentioning the specials. It's a crazy world for sure.



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 Post subject: Re: Spyderco EDC Recommendations
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The Endura zdp I had was about 3 and a half ounces. The Manix 2 is around 5 ounces, at least the g10 one.
I recently sold my Endura, wasn't a fan of the blade shape or steel, but I used to carry it all the time without any issue.

That Native in carpenter xhp looks like it fits the bill Jeff B. I might have to snag one myself, thanks Madrookie.


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 Post subject: Re: Spyderco EDC Recommendations
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In all seriousness, I'm not sure whether kitchen or pocket knives are more complicated, and that's saying something. I, instead of learning about it, just pick a few brains when I need a new one.

That doesn't always work. The last time I tried asking around everyone tried to get me to buy an Opinel. Not quite what I had in mind.


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 Post subject: Re: Spyderco EDC Recommendations
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Coach --> Could you show me the Native with the Manix?



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 Post subject: Re: Spyderco EDC Recommendations
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Thanks Rook, Coach and everyone who jumped in. Very helpful as usual!



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 Post subject: Re: Spyderco EDC Recommendations
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The Native is definitely a handy knife. My favorite feature is that the spear point makes a great awl. It's also surprisingly comfortable in RGEI, if that is a thing you do.


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