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Your first Spyderco of 2019?

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by cbrstar, Jan 6, 2019.

  1. toxophilus

    toxophilus Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2015

  2. ric75


    Jun 2, 2017
    Any new Para 3 that I will get my hands on.

    An interesting LC200N that will come out.
  3. Mo2


    Apr 8, 2016
    Its been talked about to death, yet spyderco don't see anything wrong with it. I'm guessing it will be made limited numbers.
  4. sgt1372

    sgt1372 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 16, 2018
    The following illustrates just how "overboard" I've gone in buying more Spyders.

    1) I just "won" a vintage Spyderco Catcherman at auction.

    2) I just learned elsewhere on BF that deliveries of the Tropen have just begun. So my $5 pre-order for one should be filled shortly.

    3) I also just discovered that I'm eligible to buy knives directly from Spyderco for 50% off MRSP under its OpFocus program as a retired LEO. So, I bought a Chinook 4 and a black Matriarch2 LW SpyderEdge Wave.

    Fortunately, most of the knives I still want are "out of stock" at Sypderco (but not from dealers or in the 2ndary market) and there are only a few more that I want that I can buy from them.

    However, I can still buy the the Magnitude (MSRP $485), Mantra 2 (MSRP $290), Bradley Folder 2 (MSRP $240) and a few others that I want at less than dealer/2ndary mkt prices, directly from Spyderco, which will cost me at least another $500-$1k (even at 50% off).

    So, I'm not sure that this OpFocus eligibility is such a "good thing" or not. LOL! ;)
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2019
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  5. Peacedivision


    Sep 4, 2018
    BladeOps posted a pretty good close up video and the edge in the lock area is definitely un-sharpened. I'm not sure why they didn't just make the choil larger and clear the material out of the lock area vs. a big chunk of dull edge. Interesting design but not for me.
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  6. Alsharif

    Alsharif Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 8, 2018
    S110V Para 3 :)
  7. madcap_magician

    madcap_magician Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Feb 27, 2005
    Thanks! I think it would be a really enormous choil on a blade that's relatively short in height is probably why.
  8. cnm123

    cnm123 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 7, 2015
    The DLT Manix2 for me, unless you count the super gold delica I’m in for.
    I’m trying to not get a vtoku stretch.
  9. Peacedivision


    Sep 4, 2018

    Just arrived, and she gets to slice up some junk mail :)
  10. John_0917

    John_0917 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 15, 2014
    Bought a VToku Stretch today, 20CV Manix will probably be next (I think) or possibly the brown / DLC PM2
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  11. Darkera


    Oct 22, 2016
    I bought a Caribbean during a Boxing Day sale and my my wife's new Endura just arrived.

    I am not a converted Spyderco fan yet and am still a bit ambivalent about some things, but I have to admit that I am always impressed with the Spyderco out-of-the-box sharpness and quality of the grinds. They really are top notch.

    Also, I looked at the 2019 catalogue yesterday for the first time and was really impressed at the layout and design. Knives aside, this is a nice catalogue with lots of well-presented information!
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  12. sgt1372

    sgt1372 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 16, 2018
    I just looked at the 2019 Catalogue too. It's really incredible how many knives that Spyderco makes and explains fully why I'm going broke buying as many as I can. LOL!
  13. DShiflet


    Jan 25, 2013
    Not my first of 2019, but I really wanna get the DLT Manix. I certainly intend to try, already made an account with DLT to be ready to go.
  14. Murphjd25

    Murphjd25 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2016
    I’m not too sure if any Spydies are in my radar yet this year. We’ll have to see what “surprises” we get dropped on us throughout the year with their new release policy!
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  15. madcap_magician

    madcap_magician Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Feb 27, 2005
    DLT is doubly good because they are such a great company to deal with. They have great dealer exclusives, but they're just top notch folks with a great selection and incredibly fast shipping. I do as much of my knife buying with them as I can.
  16. DShiflet


    Jan 25, 2013
    I've never used DLT before. I usually use Knifecenter, myself. Their shipping is always extremely quick as well(as long as you order stuff that's actually in stock), and with their rewards point program thing it usually nets me a $50 gift card by the time the end of the year rolls around. I've also gotten other gifts from them for reaching certain spending thresholds, I know one year they sent me a free Victorinox Tinker which was pretty sweet as well. To be fair I've never had anything but good experiences with BladeHQ either, but assuming equal prices I go with Knifecenter for the points. Once I order my Native Salt in a week or so I'll already be up to a $20 gift card just from January's buys.
  17. Mrgauth

    Mrgauth Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 12, 2016
    And DLT has the same rewards program They are every bit as good as Bladehq.
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  18. cnm123

    cnm123 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 7, 2015
    I caved in and bought a vtoku stretch.:(
    Or 2.
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  19. sgt1372

    sgt1372 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 16, 2018
    How does KC's gift card reward work? I've got one coming.

    Their explanation of the program is confusing to me Is it a debit card that they send you that you can use anywhere or is it a gift "credit" only useable on KC's site?
  20. Danke42


    Feb 10, 2015
    Me too!
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