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Benchmade VS. Spyderco?

Discussion in 'Knives' started by dabluestuff, Jun 29, 2013.

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Benchmade or Spyderco

  1. Benchmade

    38.4%
  2. Spyderco

    61.6%
  1. Flexxx

    Flexxx BST/Marketplace ban

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    Both are excellent but Spyderco gets my vote...
     
  2. Chiles

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    Handling both, I'm giving it to Spyderco. I guess it helps that I own several Spydies too so I'm a bit... biased. Upon handling a Griptillan however, I wasn't very impressed. Great knife, don't get me wrong, but I don't know if it's good enough to warrant being double the price.
     
  3. Pseudonym

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    Both make very good knives, I own both and use both. But as far as bang for your buck, it's Spyderco hands-down.

    That being said, my BM 707 cuts better than my Sage 1. I tend to think of Spydercos more as workhorse knives.
     
  4. Gollum24601

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    Why choose? I have both and love them both. Keith30 why make us choose? It is like having to choose between a significant other that is a great kisser and one who is a phenomenal cook. That just isn't fair. It borders on criminal.
     
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  5. On Edge

    On Edge EDC Junkie!!!

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    Hoo boy … this is Canon vs. Nikon, Ford vs. Chevy, etc, etc … I own both, have respect for both, but given their prolific use of more modern steels, and their "form follows function" philosophy, I have to go with Sal and company … Spyderco. Also, Benchmade seems to charge a little more $$ for their name ...
     
  6. TechJunkie

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    I love Benchies, hated Spyderco till bought a Manix 2. Good knife, but can't get this dang Hoque EX-01 or Emissary out of my pocket to carry it or either of my ZT's! :eek: Yep, I said it, I carry a Hogue instead of a ZT 0550, or 0560.
     
  7. Flying Dutchman

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    Benchmade is my EDC knife, love my Osborne design 940 and 470. I do have one Spyderco Dragonfly2 Salt which I love for water carry, at the lake, beach etc. but I have not EDC'd a Spyderco yet.
     
  8. Russ Prechtl

    Russ Prechtl EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Both here too - I have both, love both, and both have advantages and things that could be better. I can't choose between which kid, pet, OR knife. :(

    The BM 555HG is a great work carry, and my DF2 is a great home carry. Another small BM will be ordered soon, and a Techno is on the way.
     
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  9. NuShroom

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    There are only a couple of benchmades designs that I would actually buy, most of which cost way more than I'd like to spend. I find spyderco designs far more successful and the variety of designs in itself are more appealing to me. I have a list a knives to purchase, and its mostly spyderco knives and not a single benchmade. If that matters to anyone! Haha!
     
  10. KnightBanshee

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    I've come to find myself a Big Spyderco Fan! I've liked a couple Benchmade kinves but never ended up buying any. I know people love them but I've chosen to spend my money on Spyderco.
     
  11. Executive

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    I'm partial to Benchmade but I do have a few other knives including Spyderco.

    Chris
     
  12. greymethod

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    I've had both (BM Ambush, Rant and Ritter-Mini Grip/Spyder Urban, Delica 4). I really think it comes down to what you expect the knife to do. I honestly think the Ritter Mini-Grip is the perfect EDC knife in terms of feel, use and look... but does it cut any better than my Delica 4 that is half the price? No. Both companies have amazing warranties and customer service. They also have expensive versions of knives for certain job fields. I would absolutely love the BM Adamas folder as a heavy-use do all knife. I would also like to try the Spyder Manix and see how they compare.

    Also, I don't think you should vote unless you've handled both. Saying "I've never had a Benchmade/Spyderco BUT" completely invalidates whatever argument you have. I used to think Spyderco was the weirdest design to ever come out... until I needed a knife of a certain size and the Urban fit the bill. I got one cheap and was amazed at how awesome of a knife it was.

    I guess what I'm getting at is that you should keep your mind open. Don't believe everything you read on the internet.
     
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  13. Southpaw

    Southpaw EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    How about both? A benchmade with a spydie hole :)
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  14. choombak

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    Ummm...then you haven't read this.
     
  15. Pete3

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    Personally, I had seen and used knives growing up with that hole type opener long before Id ever heard of spyderco. I dont think its a big deal for benchmade to use It, im sure most agree. But, maybe Im wrong. I use thumb studs!

    I like benchmade, I think their locking system is perfect, and have yet to see any I like more.
     
  16. Southpaw

    Southpaw EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Eh...::shrug:: from the consumer side, I like my knife and it works well. It complements the seb21 I got from you. In the end, that's all that matters.
     
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  18. Sriracha

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    I voted Spyderco. Although I would cheat on Sal with a BM 940 Osbourne. Green with purple? Why you got to tease like that? Dang fine knife.
     
  19. ketchupgun

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    add me to this camp.
     
  20. rm3482

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    After carrying my BM Adamas every day nothing else feels as solid! Don't know if I would carry another knife or not!

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