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Posted: 1/9/2015 11:03:33 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/9/2015 11:04:31 AM EST by raygixxer89]
I was looking at buying the Manix 2 xl at my lgs until my eyes spotted the Tatanka .
It was love at first sight and my first thought was to buy it right there and then, but decided to do a little research first. Everything I've read and seen online and YouTube points to a very well made knife.
It just feels good and solid, plenty of room on the grip and nice hefty feel. Now this isn't going to be an edc blade, just something to have while hiking and camping. Oh, I'm glad I didn't buy it at the lgs because they had it marked at $319 and online sales average out at about $195.

Do any of you guys have one, thoughts?
Link Posted: 1/9/2015 11:12:08 AM EST
I don't have one, but I have a G10 Police and the construction looks identical to me. They're also both Japanese (Seki City) made knives, so they come from the same shop.

If they're anything like my Police, they're tip top. You must have big pockets.
Link Posted: 1/9/2015 11:12:50 AM EST
Only very.recently hit the market, you will need to be the beta tester.
Link Posted: 1/9/2015 11:55:26 AM EST
Spyderco. VG10. You can't go wrong. Looks huge like the guy it's named after

Link Posted: 1/9/2015 12:09:16 PM EST
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Originally Posted By HarryStone:
I don't have one, but I have a G10 Police and the construction looks identical to me. They're also both Japanese (Seki City) made knives, so they come from the same shop.

If they're anything like my Police, they're tip top. You must have big pockets.
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Lol, I carry the stainless gen 2 Police every day and love it (also made in Seki-city ). I wear relaxed fit jeans with generous pockets but the Tatanka will mainly be worn in a roomy cargo pants/shorts pocket. Gaww, you gotta handle one!
Check out the YouTube videos and look at the size. It also features a new locking system.
Link Posted: 1/9/2015 12:11:19 PM EST
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Originally Posted By bgenlvtex:
Only very.recently hit the market, you will need to be the beta tester.
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I guess I will. I'll probably order it this weekend. Heck, I'll buy it at my lgs if they'll give me a good price.
Link Posted: 1/10/2015 3:47:33 PM EST


For me, that's a little too large for a folding knife.
Link Posted: 1/10/2015 3:58:02 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Kilroytheknifesnob:
http://www.bladehq.com/imgs/knives/manual-knives/spyderco-manual/spyderco-tatanka-c180gp-large.jpg

For me, that's a little too large for a folding knife.
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Luckily for you they make little ones too.



I like big folders, and Spyderco has not in the past made enough of them. I pretty much refuse to carry one that has under 3.75" blade with the exception of an SAK.

I guess I'm a different kind of knife snob
Link Posted: 1/10/2015 7:49:03 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Kilroytheknifesnob:
http://www.bladehq.com/imgs/knives/manual-knives/spyderco-manual/spyderco-tatanka-c180gp-large.jpg

For me, that's a little too large for a folding knife.
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I know, and I have plenty of full tang blades, but I want something that I can carry while hiking without scaring other hikers.

Link Posted: 1/10/2015 8:01:46 PM EST
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Originally Posted By bgenlvtex:


Luckily for you they make little ones too.



I like big folders, and Spyderco has not in the past made enough of them. I pretty much refuse to carry one that has under 3.75" blade with the exception of an SAK.

I guess I'm a different kind of knife snob
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Originally Posted By bgenlvtex:
Originally Posted By Kilroytheknifesnob:
http://www.bladehq.com/imgs/knives/manual-knives/spyderco-manual/spyderco-tatanka-c180gp-large.jpg

For me, that's a little too large for a folding knife.


Luckily for you they make little ones too.



I like big folders, and Spyderco has not in the past made enough of them. I pretty much refuse to carry one that has under 3.75" blade with the exception of an SAK.

I guess I'm a different kind of knife snob

Nice. I'm kinda the same way. My first serious carry was a Police model, lost it, carried a Delica, lost it, carried a SOG Pentagon II (or was it a Pentagon? ), sold it to my buddy and bought an Endura II because I like the feel of all stainless. Lost it while 4-wheeling, now carry a mint Police GEN II.
Plus, the Tatanka blade looks cool as hell! And oh, my lgs wouldn't give me a good deal.
Link Posted: 1/10/2015 8:23:38 PM EST
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Originally Posted By raygixxer89:

Nice. I'm kinda the same way. My first serious carry was a Police model, lost it, carried a Delica, lost it, carried a SOG Pentagon II (or was it a Pentagon? ), sold it to my buddy and bought an Endura II because I like the feel of all stainless. Lost it while 4-wheeling, now carry a mint Police GEN II.
Plus, the Tatanka blade looks cool as hell! And oh, my lgs wouldn't give me a good deal.
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Originally Posted By raygixxer89:
Originally Posted By bgenlvtex:
Originally Posted By Kilroytheknifesnob:
http://www.bladehq.com/imgs/knives/manual-knives/spyderco-manual/spyderco-tatanka-c180gp-large.jpg

For me, that's a little too large for a folding knife.


Luckily for you they make little ones too.



I like big folders, and Spyderco has not in the past made enough of them. I pretty much refuse to carry one that has under 3.75" blade with the exception of an SAK.

I guess I'm a different kind of knife snob

Nice. I'm kinda the same way. My first serious carry was a Police model, lost it, carried a Delica, lost it, carried a SOG Pentagon II (or was it a Pentagon? ), sold it to my buddy and bought an Endura II because I like the feel of all stainless. Lost it while 4-wheeling, now carry a mint Police GEN II.
Plus, the Tatanka blade looks cool as hell! And oh, my lgs wouldn't give me a good deal.


I frequently carry a SOG Spec Elite II, so the size of the Tatanka doesn't concern me at all. That SOG by the way, is a smooth rig, the ARC Lock works very well, is positive and the blade swings freely for one handed use.
Link Posted: 1/10/2015 8:56:19 PM EST
Want.

I like big folders but I also carry a tiny work knife like a Dragonfly for everyday tasks. The large folder is defensive/backup.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 4:04:15 AM EST
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Originally Posted By bgenlvtex:


I frequently carry a SOG Spec Elite II, so the size of the Tatanka doesn't concern me at all. That SOG by the way, is a smooth rig, the ARC Lock works very well, is positive and the blade swings freely for one handed use.
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Originally Posted By bgenlvtex:
Originally Posted By raygixxer89:
Originally Posted By bgenlvtex:
Originally Posted By Kilroytheknifesnob:
http://www.bladehq.com/imgs/knives/manual-knives/spyderco-manual/spyderco-tatanka-c180gp-large.jpg

For me, that's a little too large for a folding knife.


Luckily for you they make little ones too.



I like big folders, and Spyderco has not in the past made enough of them. I pretty much refuse to carry one that has under 3.75" blade with the exception of an SAK.

I guess I'm a different kind of knife snob

Nice. I'm kinda the same way. My first serious carry was a Police model, lost it, carried a Delica, lost it, carried a SOG Pentagon II (or was it a Pentagon? ), sold it to my buddy and bought an Endura II because I like the feel of all stainless. Lost it while 4-wheeling, now carry a mint Police GEN II.
Plus, the Tatanka blade looks cool as hell! And oh, my lgs wouldn't give me a good deal.


I frequently carry a SOG Spec Elite II, so the size of the Tatanka doesn't concern me at all. That SOG by the way, is a smooth rig, the ARC Lock works very well, is positive and the blade swings freely for one handed use.

Yeah, I liked carrying my SOG. Didn't feel too big and had a smooth action. I was looking at pics online forgot just how big it really was, lol.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 4:14:50 AM EST
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Originally Posted By SamuelAdams1776:
Want.

I like big folders but I also carry a tiny work knife like a Dragonfly for everyday tasks. The large folder is defensive/backup.
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Dragonfly is sweet a blade. I just love Spyderco blades. I'm trying to justify ordering the Tatanka, also the cheapest I've found it is 185 bucks but they're out of stock. Debating on getting it somewhere else and just eating the 10 buck difference or wait for them to restock.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 7:08:02 AM EST
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Originally Posted By bgenlvtex:


Luckily for you they make little ones too.



I like big folders, and Spyderco has not in the past made enough of them. I pretty much refuse to carry one that has under 3.75" blade with the exception of an SAK.

I guess I'm a different kind of knife snob
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Originally Posted By bgenlvtex:
Originally Posted By Kilroytheknifesnob:
http://www.bladehq.com/imgs/knives/manual-knives/spyderco-manual/spyderco-tatanka-c180gp-large.jpg

For me, that's a little too large for a folding knife.


Luckily for you they make little ones too.



I like big folders, and Spyderco has not in the past made enough of them. I pretty much refuse to carry one that has under 3.75" blade with the exception of an SAK.

I guess I'm a different kind of knife snob


the only reason I don't carry larger knives than 3.5 is that they lose the legal designation of "pocket knife" and become a weapon. I wish it was like TX and 5" or something similar.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 9:46:52 AM EST
TEXAS law has a 5 1/2" restriction. Although here in San Antonio the laws are a little more restrictive, but rarely enforced.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 3:24:07 PM EST
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Originally Posted By raygixxer89:
TEXAS law has a 5 1/2" restriction. Although here in San Antonio the laws are a little more restrictive, but rarely enforced.
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Isn't it no locking blades or something like that? Yeah... I ignore that crap when I visit San Antonio.
Link Posted: 1/12/2015 1:32:51 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Kilroytheknifesnob:

Isn't it no locking blades or something like that? Yeah... I ignore that crap when I visit San Antonio.
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Originally Posted By Kilroytheknifesnob:
Originally Posted By raygixxer89:
TEXAS law has a 5 1/2" restriction. Although here in San Antonio the laws are a little more restrictive, but rarely enforced.

Isn't it no locking blades or something like that? Yeah... I ignore that crap when I visit San Antonio.

Yup. No locking blades. But I don't know of anybody that carries one ever getting grief for it.
Link Posted: 1/12/2015 10:31:21 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/13/2015 11:38:30 AM EST
Buyer beware buying knives on the Bay.
Link Posted: 1/13/2015 12:11:51 PM EST
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Yeah, I saw that and my Spidey sense tingled, lol. I've been reading about the fake Spydercos and am leery of buying from eBay.
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 12:37:18 PM EST
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Originally Posted By raygixxer89:
TEXAS law has a 5 1/2" restriction. Although here in San Antonio the laws are a little more restrictive, but rarely enforced.
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Double check, but I think you are OK outside of SA, but I bet a lot of TX cops would think differently. Wouldn't keep me from carrying it, but I'd prepare myself for hearing all sorts of shit if anyone, with or without a badge, saw it. Until recently, if you wanted a giant folder, Cold Steel was pretty much the only game in town, but maybe that's going to change. Hopefully so. I'm digging some of Cold Steel's styles, but I'm lukewarm about their blade steel choices.

Link Posted: 1/17/2015 5:22:56 PM EST
Spyderco Szabo & Benchmade Contego


Link Posted: 1/17/2015 5:38:59 PM EST
I have seriously considered getting a Tatanka but I just haven't pulled the trigger on one yet.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 9:08:30 PM EST
Its nice to see spyderco coming out with a more solid knife. Looks like this will be a beast that slices like a spyderco too. This new lock may be the next hit for spyderco. They are saying it may be as strong as the axis.I bet it carries pretty good. I'd carry it for sure.

With big knives, for me its never the size when carrying it that bothers me...Its the scaring of people when it gets pulled out. I carry a leatherman so I always resort to that if I have a biggie on me and I fear women and children may scream.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 9:09:33 PM EST
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Originally Posted By BIKECOP29:
Spyderco Szabo & Benchmade Contego

http://i60.tinypic.com/ay6elx.jpg

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That szabo is really neat.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:47:07 PM EST
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Double check, but I think you are OK outside of SA, but I bet a lot of TX cops would think differently. Wouldn't keep me from carrying it, but I'd prepare myself for hearing all sorts of shit if anyone, with or without a badge, saw it. Until recently, if you wanted a giant folder, Cold Steel was pretty much the only game in town, but maybe that's going to change. Hopefully so. I'm digging some of Cold Steel's styles, but I'm lukewarm about their blade steel choices.

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Originally Posted By raygixxer89:
TEXAS law has a 5 1/2" restriction. Although here in San Antonio the laws are a little more restrictive, but rarely enforced.


Double check, but I think you are OK outside of SA, but I bet a lot of TX cops would think differently. Wouldn't keep me from carrying it, but I'd prepare myself for hearing all sorts of shit if anyone, with or without a badge, saw it. Until recently, if you wanted a giant folder, Cold Steel was pretty much the only game in town, but maybe that's going to change. Hopefully so. I'm digging some of Cold Steel's styles, but I'm lukewarm about their blade steel choices.


Yeah, I'm not too worried about carrying a lock blade here in San Antonio. I don't hang out at shady places, bars and stuff. Even during fiestas and other functions downtown I carry a blade with no worries.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 12:13:40 AM EST
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Originally Posted By BIKECOP29:
Spyderco Szabo & Benchmade Contego

http://i60.tinypic.com/ay6elx.jpg

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Damn, that Szabo looks very no nonsense. What's the handle material?
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 12:33:50 AM EST
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Originally Posted By mo_lone__lah_veh:
Its nice to see spyderco coming out with a more solid knife. Looks like this will be a beast that slices like a spyderco too. This new lock may be the next hit for spyderco. They are saying it may be as strong as the axis.I bet it carries pretty good. I'd carry it for sure.

With big knives, for me its never the size when carrying it that bothers me...Its the scaring of people when it gets pulled out. I carry a leatherman so I always resort to that if I have a biggie on me and I fear women and children may scream.
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Same with me about scaring people, lol. Every time I whip it out without fail, a female will go: "ooh, that's a big knife!" or " ooh, scary!" whereas a guy will always go: "damn, cool knife!"
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 7:51:19 AM EST
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Originally Posted By raygixxer89:

Damn, that Szabo looks very no nonsense. What's the handle material?
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Originally Posted By raygixxer89:
Originally Posted By BIKECOP29:
Spyderco Szabo & Benchmade Contego

http://i60.tinypic.com/ay6elx.jpg

http://i59.tinypic.com/2q1h307.jpg

Damn, that Szabo looks very no nonsense. What's the handle material?
It's carbon fiber and G10.

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Originally Posted By BIKECOP29:
It's carbon fiber and G10.

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Originally Posted By BIKECOP29:
Originally Posted By raygixxer89:
Originally Posted By BIKECOP29:
Spyderco Szabo & Benchmade Contego

http://i60.tinypic.com/ay6elx.jpg

http://i59.tinypic.com/2q1h307.jpg

Damn, that Szabo looks very no nonsense. What's the handle material?
It's carbon fiber and G10.


Wow, that's really cool. I'm just starting to sharpen my blades. How hard is it to sharpen blades with big bellies like that?
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 3:02:26 PM EST
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Originally Posted By raygixxer89:

Wow, that's really cool. I'm just starting to sharpen my blades. How hard is it to sharpen blades with big bellies like that?
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Originally Posted By raygixxer89:
Originally Posted By BIKECOP29:
Originally Posted By raygixxer89:
Originally Posted By BIKECOP29:
Spyderco Szabo & Benchmade Contego

http://i60.tinypic.com/ay6elx.jpg

http://i59.tinypic.com/2q1h307.jpg

Damn, that Szabo looks very no nonsense. What's the handle material?
It's carbon fiber and G10.


Wow, that's really cool. I'm just starting to sharpen my blades. How hard is it to sharpen blades with big bellies like that?
Wife got me a Worksharp 2 years ago.
Belt sharpeners are so easy. Just set up the guide and pass it through a few times.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 3:46:42 PM EST

Thanks. I'm gonna look them up.
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