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Posted: 9/5/2004 3:34:55 PM EDT
had a spyderco police, one day I opened it and spring and lock broke. Sent it to spyderco and they shipped me a new knife really fast.

less than a week from receiving the new knife it broke. This was probably the 7th or 8th opening with this knife.

WTF is up with the spyderco police.

I'm in CA so I don't have a CCW a good (big) folder is about the best thing you can get to defend yourself here (legally)

any recommendations?
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 3:37:05 PM EDT
Have had one of those for over 5 years -------- still going strong WTF - bad luck
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 3:38:09 PM EDT
Cold Steel I have had one for 7 years no probs!
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 3:38:18 PM EDT
The Smith and Wesson folders ain't bad, my brother has one.

Link Posted: 9/5/2004 3:44:03 PM EDT
my Benchmade is hanging in there after about 12 years now....
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 3:44:25 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 3:44:50 PM EDT
Ask for a different model.

I have three Spyderco Delicas of various edges and constructions (aluminum grip/stainless steel grip) and in my experience, they wear out more than break.

Give them another chance IMHO.
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 3:45:29 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 3:45:35 PM EDT
benchmades are good.... if you wanna go big bucks- emerson (my fav) or strider...

Link Posted: 9/5/2004 3:47:03 PM EDT
CRKT has been holding up form me for, darn, I'm not sure how long now, but quite some time

greg with spyderco is like me with timex... every one of them I get, fails.
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 3:49:12 PM EDT
I have had good service from all the Emerson knives I own.

I have never thought much of Spyderco blades (they feel like a cheap POS in my hand) but, some claim differently.
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 3:51:52 PM EDT
I have a Benchmade 910 Stryker for 10 years now, it has never failed me yet. It is as reliable as the first day I've had it.
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 3:52:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By cyanide:
Have had one of those for over 5 years -------- still going strong WTF - bad luck

I guess but 2 in a row! Thats really bad luck!

Spyderco probably won't even believe me when i tell them...
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 3:53:12 PM EDT
2 Spyderco Delicas that are over 10 years old here and going strong everyday.
Thing change , mabe that model was a shitting batch. Try another model or go Emerson.
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 4:03:44 PM EDT
Try the Military model instead. It's got a black fiber body that can take a beating. I've been abusing mine for years.
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 4:04:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 4:10:32 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 4:17:49 PM EDT
I like my Kershaw Vapor II and both CRKTs I have . They're not overly expensive and they do everything I need them for. Take care
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 4:19:25 PM EDT
No trouble with my Spydercos at all.
But I would HIGHLY recommend Emersons, especially the Commander with wave feature.
I have three different Emersons and they get some pretty hard use and still work like new.
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 4:23:33 PM EDT
For the $$, CRKT does right by me. I'm pretty surprised about that Spyderco though, I'd give them the chance to make it right.
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 4:28:54 PM EDT
You probably had bad luck, but I'd go with Emerson
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 4:39:57 PM EDT
I go with SOG...or Masters of Defense when price doesn't count.
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 4:43:21 PM EDT
Timberline; open assisted
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 4:45:54 PM EDT
Benchmade is making some really good knives these days.
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 4:48:12 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 4:53:43 PM EDT
Cold Steel. I have a Voyager 4.5" that I bought when they came out. It's probably 8-10 years old now.
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 5:55:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1911greg:

any recommendations?

Link Posted: 9/5/2004 6:14:02 PM EDT
Emerson......They are the best!!
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 6:25:00 PM EDT

I bought a Cold Steel Voyager with the intention of upgrading to a Benchmade or Spdeco later on. In the 12 years since, I've only bought more Cold Steel knives.
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