Spyderco Endura 4 Signature VG-10 Steel Blade and Stainless Steel Handle - SpyderEdge Serration

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  1. Deputydave

    Deputydave Millennium Member

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    When I retired the shift chipped in and got me an Amazon gift card. I appreciated that quite a bit. Didn't really know what to get though. This morning I decided to get a this...

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    Back around 1994 I purchased a Spyderco Endura with full serrations. I carried that knife daily for 24 years. It was fantastic and I used it for all sorts of tasks. Never an issue and I never had to sharpen it. Still razor sharp. I gave it to my son a couple of years ago. Still looks like the day I bought it. It's the original with the black polymer handle and clip integrated into the handle.

    I've been carrying the Byrd Hawkbill that I pictured in the original post in this thread. And it's a dandy little knife. I'll probably toss it in the car or in my sling bag as a back up. But always did like the Endura. Perfect size. So I figured I'll get this stainless steel version and make that my EDC knife. The clip can be adjusted which is nice. I like the knife to by point down in my waist band or pocket so that when I draw it my thumb is right where the hole is located for quick deployment. I prefer the full serrations so that is what I ordered. Hoping I like this one every bit as much as I did the original.
     
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    IAhunter Venor ergo sum

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    That’s a great knife. I carried this old one on duty for many years before retiring it in favor of a black plastic Endura that I won in a raffle and then recently lost. I’m retired now too and I have this one as a keepsake.

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    Deputydave Millennium Member

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    Looks like it has held up really well. I like the engraving on the side. I wonder what it would cost to have my star engraved into the handle? That would really give it a nice touch.
     
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    IAhunter Venor ergo sum

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    Mine was a group purchase thing back in the late 1990s. There’s a bunch of them out there. If memory serves, we ordered them direct from Spyderco.
     
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    You can’t go wrong with Spyderco IMO. Congrats on the knife and retirement.
     
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    Deputydave Millennium Member

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    Thank you. Been enjoying the retirement a LOT :)

    And I'm actually very excited to get this knife. Should be delivered tomorrow and it will immediately become my EDC.
     
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    Okay, I received the stainless steel Endura 4. VG-10 steel. I immediately noticed this knife has some heft to it. Not in a bad way but rather it feels heavy enough to be robust enough to get the job done. Only thing I had to do was switch the clip around to the position I prefer which was an easy matter as I have a small bit screwdriver set. Easy one-thumb opening that will even improve with use. Came with a very light coating of oil on the blade and handle lock up. Had a plastic film over the grip on both sides to protect from scratches. I will begin carrying this on today.

    So all-in-all a very nice retirement gift. :)
     
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