Which Spyderco are you carrying today?

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by Cisco Kid, May 2, 2013.

  1. jceckrosh


    Mar 2, 2016
    Bought my second Spyderco this weekend, a Resilience. Went right in my pocket, and despite being a budget knife is pretty nice. I like the full flat grind, since my other Spyderco is a saber grind and was not to my liking. It's not perfect - a little off center, but for around $60 I am pretty happy with it.
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  2. Rusty_shackelford


    May 3, 2013
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  3. Workingsloth777

    Workingsloth777 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 10, 2019
    Paramilitary 2 (base model- s30v)
  4. Filoso


    Dec 22, 2013
  5. bbselement

    bbselement Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 1, 2019
    the blues brothers, the manix hogs the pocket time
  6. bigolegator

    bigolegator Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2014
    Cool beer choice as well :thumbsup:
  7. bigolegator

    bigolegator Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2014
    B1236E51-0E2F-41DD-82FD-4B0C39A82EDF.jpeg I don’t play anymore but a place in a league of its own...cool experience :cool:
  8. bigolegator

    bigolegator Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2014
    Nice big blade for the price...worse choices out there for sure.
  9. blame it on god

    blame it on god

    Feb 21, 2013
    Chef plus firestarters! Emisar D4 and D4S.

  10. sgt1372

    sgt1372 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 16, 2018
    Don't expect too many (if any) likes for this but out of the over 90 Spydercos that I own, I've been carrying the Efficient the past 2 days.

    Not much said or written about this budget knife but it was one of the 1st Spydercos I bought and remains one of my favorites. It terms of design, it could easily be mistaken for a cousin of the Shaman and the Native5 upon which the Shaman was reportedly based; fitting in terms of size between the 2 and sharing a similar choil/handle design w/both. The only difference being the use of 8CrMov13 steel instead of S30V (or better steels); a difference most people would hardly notice. I prefer it to the Tenacious which costs about the same because the Tenacious lacks a choil and the handle of the Efficient fits better (in fact, almost perfectly) in my hand. The full steel liners and back spacer also adds a bit of heft (as well as strength) to the knife which I prefer. The wide leaf shaped blade looks larger than other 3" long blades and is much better suited IMO for slicing and other tasks than narrower blades. The polished clip also reduces the possibility of any obvious signs of wear.

    Truth be told, I could go thru life only carrying the Efficient in my pocket for normal duties. It along w/one of my 3 Swiss Army Explorers and my Buck 110 could handle most obstacles requiring the use of the knife quite well. Fortunately, though, I am not limited to the choice of just these 3 knives. ;)

    Last edited: Mar 11, 2019
  11. David Richardson

    David Richardson Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2018
    You can use the lock one handed. It requires you to kind of pinch it with tips of your thump and fore finger. Maybe just a little nail to help catch it. Quite dooable with a little practice. Still not as easy as other locks. The caged ball bearing lock on the Manix operates far more easily and is similar to using other sliding locks.
  12. Rusty_shackelford


    May 3, 2013
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  13. sgt1372

    sgt1372 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 16, 2018
    The ball bearing/spring are becoming looser and easier to release w/use but it's still not my favorite locking mechanism. I've got a Manix2 and a Manix2XL and they are much easier to release IMO. The D'Allara is the only ball bearing locking knife that I own and, based on my experience w/it, it will continue to be the only Spyderco w/a ball bearing lock that I will ever own.
  14. BigKurtHaze


    Aug 2, 2015
  15. David Richardson

    David Richardson Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2018
    The Manix and XL have ball bearing locks. There is a version of the Manix with a backlock which you may have. The XL only has a ball bearing lock (so far as I know).

    So believe it or not you have other ball bearing locks. The difference is that it's "caged" with sliding finger grips over the ball.
  16. xtremejc


    Jun 18, 2008
    A4ED79D4-306F-4AE2-9F8F-6329C6679885.jpeg This one today...
  17. Brawny


    Aug 6, 2018
    It just works
  18. Butch

    Butch Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 25, 2003
    Same one as always.

  19. Southern Appalachia

    Southern Appalachia

    Oct 8, 2016
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  20. Colorodo

    Colorodo Gold Member Gold Member

    May 23, 2014

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