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Should Spyderco be worried? 359

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Should Spyderco be worried?
« on: May 28, 2019, 08:53:20 PM »
Hey all, I bought this buck 722 a while ago, and wound up not carrying it much until recently. Upon carrying it, I have been very surprised at how robust and sharp it is. This knife weighs almost nothing, is ambidextrous opening, has an adjustable pocket clip, and holds a great edge. Earlier today I had to cut through a piece of 1/2" rope and it sliced through it in two swipes! And on top of all that, it costs about half of what a Spyderco runs on average. Still a big Spyderco fan, but they may have some competition in buck. What are you guys thoughts?

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Re: Should Spyderco be worried?
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2019, 08:58:38 PM »
That´s the one they call Spitfire, right? I had my hands on it a few years ago and I really liked it.
I remember there was a smaller version that was somewhat less well constructed.
No Life Club Posts: 2,771
Re: Should Spyderco be worried?
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2019, 09:02:06 PM »
That's the one! They also have a mini spitfire

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Re: Should Spyderco be worried?
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2019, 09:03:34 PM »
That´s the one they call Spitfire, right? I had my hands on it a few years ago and I really liked it.
I remember there was a smaller version that was somewhat less well constructed.

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Re: Should Spyderco be worried?
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2019, 11:46:58 PM »
I carried that knife and was impressed!  I don't think Spyderco is going to worry, as they are almost a cultural icon themselves.  Just the same, that's a great knife!

Barry
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,310
Re: Should Spyderco be worried?
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2019, 12:11:39 AM »
I don't think Spyderco is loosing any sleep. Nor should they.   :)

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Re: Should Spyderco be worried?
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2019, 08:42:38 AM »
 :iagree:

No  :rofl:

Nothing against Buck, one of the Packlites was my first step into these murky waters and their prices allowed me to get some fun stuff  8)
Hero Member Posts: 615 Don't send flowers, but marlin spikes!
Re: Should Spyderco be worried?
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2019, 09:12:35 AM »
Buck USA are great quality. No frills knives.


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Re: Should Spyderco be worried?
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2019, 09:30:17 AM »
I carried that knife and was impressed!  I don't think Spyderco is going to worry, as they are almost a cultural icon themselves.  Just the same, that's a great knife!
I don't think Spyderco is loosing any sleep. Nor should they.   :)
:iagree:   Nothing saying Buck is any less a cutlery manufacturer, and it has a few well known models that will always go down as iconic in the cutlery history.  But I suspect it is going to take a lot more to make Spyderco to really worry.
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Re: Should Spyderco be worried?
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2019, 01:01:59 AM »
Not sure I'd consider Buck and Spyderco direct competitors, as it seems to be they fill slightly different niches.  In my experience, any USA-made Buck will be a decent knife.
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 9,259 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: Should Spyderco be worried?
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2019, 05:42:00 AM »
Spyderco doesn't need to worry, because Spyderco fans aren't worried. :ahhh

I have recently bought a few of Buck's USA knives and was over-the-moon impressed. The Bantam 285 is one of the best budget US knives made. I find them for $10-$20 locally and Buck even stamped Buck USA on the blade itself, and not just the tang. Being a lockback, they still made the action fluid and determined. They polished the blade as well.

I also bought the Inertia assisted knife and was impressed. They even designed a special double locking mechanisn for the blade. Kershaw USA may need to be on the lookout. I got my Inertia for $39 locally.

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Full Member Posts: 136
Re: Should Spyderco be worried?
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2019, 06:20:13 AM »
I got one of the Spitfires in S35VN for 35 dollars and it is a super knife.
It has the gold aluminum scales and the fit and finish are spot on.

Buck has been doing some good stuff lately.
No Life Club Posts: 2,771
Re: Should Spyderco be worried?
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2019, 07:08:56 PM »
Nice! :cheers:

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Re: Should Spyderco be worried?
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2019, 09:18:14 PM »
I have had the smaller Spitfire (orange scales) from Cabalas for less than $25.

I liked the blade, but my larger hands had trouble gripping the scales, to smooth, and deploying one handed.

My blade was a PE, yet can see the combo blade being a good option.

Like GLBM, I have a few Bantams in two sizes and different handle patterns.  A great bargain, but prices are not as reasonable as when I bought.  I have a few on hold in my Amazon cart, pries are about $2 higher than last spring or summer.   


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