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Couldn't decide... So I got BOTH!

Discussion in 'The Cutting Edge' started by racer88, Apr 30, 2010.


  1. racer88

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    I've been thinking about getting a "real" knife for EDC. I've perused many threads here and on FloridaConcealedCarry.com. I couldn't decide between two Spyderco knives. So, I ordered a (very hard to find) Endura 4 G10 and a Caly3 Carbon Fiber. :supergrin: Oh, such dilemmas!!
     

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    I reckon you did well. Spyderco makes a heck a knife and is a very respectable company.
     
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    The Caly 3 is one sweet knife, my favorite of all the Spydercos.
     
  5. racer88

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    Caly 3 arrived! Very nice! Surprisingly lightweight. And, holy crap, it's sharp!
     
  6. racer88

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    Yippee... Just got notice that CutleryShoppe.com has shipped my Endura 4 with G10 handles in "Foliage Green." Should have it in a few days!

    To be honest, I wondered if I would really have a practical reason to carry a knife every day. Well, I was wrong. I've already used it to open packages. The funny thing is that I'm not used to carrying it, so I actually went looking for a pair of scissors to open a package. Then I remembered... DUH.... you've already got something way better than scissors!

    The Caly 3 is almost what I'd call a perfect size to carry every day. We'll see what I think about the Endura 4.
     
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    My Spyderco Tenacious is awesome! Good picks.
     
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    I bought my first Spyderco recently. An Endura 4 stainless. I love it. Congrats
     
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    Congrats on the new knives! I have a UKPK that is basically a Caly3 slipjoint. I carry it clipped inside my basketball shorts or sweat pants around the house. The size is perfect and carries unnoticeably.
     
  10. racer88

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    Got my Endura 4 with G10 handle. Very nice knife. A lot bigger than the Caly 3.

    Between the two, the Caly 3 will likely be my EDC. It's smaller and sits lower when clipped in the pocket. Looks like a pen could be there.

    OTOH, the Endura 4 sticks out when clipped in. Plus I'm not sure what the G10 will do to my dress slacks... but, I suspect it will tear them up.

    Of course, I'm keeping both. But, the Endura 4 will probably only come out when I'm more casually dressed and in less formal situations.
     
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    i totally understand, agree with, and practice this exact same logic. for me it was a Benchmade model 42 and a Bradley Kimura. i was torn and starting to stress. finally, i thought "dude, just get 'em both" it's generally the best plan :cool:
     
  12. racer88

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    Funny... As I've read posts here about having an EDC knife, I really did wonder, "What the heck for?" I really doubted the practicality / usefulness of carrying a knife. Well, I stand corrected! I can't say I use it EVERY day. But, I'm finding I use it for a variety of things and far more often than I would have ever guessed.