Favorite spyderco.

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Earl1, Aug 16, 2020.

  1. Earl1

    Earl1 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 11, 2016
    I've had several spyderco knives over the past couple years. I've had tenacious,manix 2 lightweight ,native 5 lightweight, meadowlark 2 and Raven by Byrd and now have a para 3. I use traditional alot,but usually have. Amodern folder with me for ease of access and bigger blade for tougher tasks. I liked all of them . The maniix is just bigger than what I need and takes up too much space. Honestly I'd have to say the native 5 and meadowlark 2 are my favorites. If I could only have one spyderco it would be a native 5. Mine got taken by a family member lol. I will probably trade the para 3 for a native ,I just like the blade and the handle on a native more than in the para what is your favorite spyderco ?
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  2. Srtr


    Feb 9, 2016
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  3. Knives&Lint

    Knives&Lint DOES Go Chasing Waterfalls Platinum Member

    May 10, 2013
    Manix for me. It was my first Syderco many years ago and I've always found it to suit me well over some of the other favorites. Of course, I have yet to try a Shaman, so that could change my opinion. That's for the large knifes, for a small knife, it's hard to beat the utility of a Dragonfly.
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  4. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    Weird things happening - the thread showed my original post as a double tap, with another entry between them. I edited; and when it came back up, my only post was the edited one....
    My original response:
    In stock form - the Advocate, without hesitation.
    Second choice - Mantra 2

    Given a better steel, the Sage 2 could tie - maybe even beat - the Mantra 2
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  5. willywall


    Jun 21, 2016
    I'm a Native 5 fan also. I bought about 25 Spydercos before finally landing on the Native. Its the perfect size for me and has a sturdy blade while still being a good slicer. Fantastic knife for the money
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  6. dirc


    Jan 31, 2018
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  7. 3fifty7

    3fifty7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 24, 2016
    Most used K2
    Favorite Nirvana
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  8. mpm0097

    mpm0097 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2018
    My favorite is the Sage 5. Basically a thinner bladed Para 3 with a wire clip. I like the compression lock compared to the back lock of a native
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  9. LSUisSEC

    LSUisSEC Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2020
    I know this sounds petty, but i only want a spydie i can flick open. Can you spydie flick a native 5? Im loving the lil native.
  10. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    This one isn't so simple for me I tried to answer the same question once before and found myself second guessing.

    If it came down to being forced to choice one it might??? be the Manix 2 ... the Native 5 and Delica very close seconds.

    It's a tough call because they fill very different rolls for me. The Manix 2 is one of my do it all work knives that will handle most anything on top of work. The Native 5 can do nearly everything as well but doesn't fill my hand as well so possible slight deduction??? ... . and the Delica will do most things with the one limitation of it's size??? and carries so easily especially in summer weather in athletic shorts ...

    Then I think about the Endura and the ... well see ... you get the point ... smatchet anyone? Guess this is why I have too many knives.
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  11. MBG


    May 21, 2020
    My favorite is the PM2. I have tried: delica, endura, kapara, military, pm3, shaman and manix xl. The PM2 is the one I always go back to, they are lightweight, the handle is good for doing work, and the shape works well with the compression lock. The only Spyderco I'm not fond of is the Kapara, but when I do food prep it's with a kitchen knife.
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  12. guy g

    guy g Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 22, 2000
    Native also. I had the WalMart S30v and now the S35vn Native 5. 929CC4AE-B111-4D36-AD1B-C0F154273F5A.jpeg
  13. TheFactor

    TheFactor Life is good ! Platinum Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    I’d have to say pm2 but this GB2 is nipping at it’s heals :thumbsup:
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  14. number9


    Mar 5, 2017
    I only own two. But I've tried a few more. So far, my favorite is my Sage 2. Titanium, and as nicely built as anything I own.
    But, not perfect. I'm still looking.
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  15. Alberta Ed

    Alberta Ed

    Jun 29, 1999
    They are addictive, all right. I'd rank my military in S110V as #1, then my Native 5 lightweight in S35Vn, followed by my PM2 in S30V... and I'm surely not done yet. The Gale Bradley is intriguing...
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  16. LSUisSEC

    LSUisSEC Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2020
    Im really considering the Para 3 next. The size and mods available are so tempting. Not to mention how damn slicey they are. Has to be g10 though. I love my Calypso jr. but ive come to realize im a material snob.
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  17. No1up


    Feb 27, 2016
    Paramilitary 2, shaman, Manix 2, military... Can't go wrong with any of those.
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  18. Jody744

    Jody744 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 8, 2009
    UKPK for me
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  19. elde66

    elde66 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2019
    IMG_0023.JPG Advocate.
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  20. sgt1372

    sgt1372 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 16, 2018
    Couldn't possibly name just ONE "favorite" Spyderco knife.

    When asked which "3 Spydercos do you like best," I responded w/a list of 66 knives (three in each of 22 different categories), all of which (except for 1) that I already own. See: Three Favorite Spydies . . .

    So, in this case, there would be 22 "favorite" Spydies that I could name as a favorite, depending on the category. Although I think I'd change the rankings in 2 of those categories now; naming the Serrata my favorite fixed blade knife and the Nilakka my favorite Ehinic Series knife (bumping the 3rd off of each respective list).

    Refer to the thread above for my other 20 favorite Spyderco knives, which is listed at the top of each category.

    LOL! ;)
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