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I love my Mini Emerson CQC7 and Mini A-100. I love my Small Sebenza and the Benchmade I carry on-call. I now EDC a SAK in dayglo.
However, in a SHTF situation, I would take my Spyderco Techno over any of the knives I own.
It is small, thick and heavy. I could dig my way to China with this knife, it is that tough.
Yes, someone here posted a pic of a Techno a couple of years ago and it was love at first sight.
Niech Zyje P-220
I bought Spyderco Mariner and Police knives in the Eighties. The Mariner disappeared during a coastal kayaking excursion, which taught me to never trust a pocket clip. I still have the Police, though it now has a squared-off tip. (Never pry with a knife tip!)
Other favorites include the Gunting, original Ronin, and original Yojimbo.
IIRC, the only Benchmade I have bought was a CQC-something, which I carried for a while, and then gave to a friend, as its too-squared-off feel did not appeal to me.
Have Colts, will travel
|so sexy it hurts|
I was a benchmade whore for decades.
I would buy a few of the new models every year but after the fiasco that occured at BKC over the gun cutting and contributions to liberal politicians, I swore them off forever.
My main focus was on collecting the various models of Ares for a long time but when my collection was complete I needed something else to pine for regularly. That need was filled with the PM2.
That said, I don't carry a PM2 that much and prefer to carry a Yojimbo for SD work. I still carry an Ares regularly too, but neither of these are very good for regular cutting tasks.
I was gaga over the Para3 LW for a while, but over the past few months my go-to utility blade has been the Hogue Ritter. I absolutely love this knife and have three of them in rotation.
It is absolutely the Griptilian killer.
"You have the right not to be killed..."
The Clash, "Know Your Rights"
I am a huge Spyderco PM2 fan. I have about 4 spares just in case! These are the perfect EDC knife for me. Most of my Benchmades have been sold off.
"We sleep safely in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm."---George Orwell
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My first three Spyderco knives were junk!
I still own two, the POLICE model is junk!
Held together with non tightening pivot pin and loosens up.
I went Benchmade, Microtec, Chris’s Reeve , Jim Burke, ZT, GT, Merc Worx, Keyshaw and a few others, then I tried SPYDERCO again!
Made in USA! I bought 4 new ones including two Sprint Run models, the Shamon with S90V and carbon Fiber and the Para 3 with S35VN black blade G-10 scales great knives.
I had in mind to get only new knives that are flippers, but I have developed the Spydy-flick.
EDCing the Manix 2 at the moment, I dusted off my Spyderco sharpener and I’m enjoying myself, taking older knives and putting a nice edge on them.
Benchmade, I have quite a few, including 4 model 710s with various scales and blade steels, never carry them.
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