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Spyderco Flatbyrd or Boker Wharcom

Discussion in 'Knives' started by Mike V, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. Mike V

    Mike V Loaded Pockets

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    Knife guys, lend me your experience please.

    I can't decide, which should I get?

    This:
    [​IMG]http://www.boker.de/us/images/gross/01bo588.jpg

    or this:
    [​IMG]http://www.coltello.biz/images/BY16P.jpg
     
  2. fishwolf

    fishwolf Loaded Pockets

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    I think most guys on here will say Spyderco, but I like Chads stuff, I'm gonna say go for the Boker! :-X
     
  3. Cosmo7809

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    As much as I love spyderco, I will go with the boker...


    Small, thin and dare I say cute.
     
  4. zshiner

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    Boker ... feels better in the hand.

    The index finger cut away is pretty killer.
     
  5. charlie fox

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    Boker :iagree:
     
  6. CubistHamster

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    I've heard bad things about the Flatbyrd having really rough opening and closing action. Wharcom is nice and smooth once it gets broken in. Haven't handled a Flatbyrd though, so YMMV.
     
  7. dewildeman

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    The Boker will proably be more useable. I have both. But you might want to get a Flatbryd before they are gone, they've been discontinued.
     
  8. ddashner

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    I don't have either, but I do have a rescom and other byrd knives. I like both, but I will agree with the other replies so far and say go with the Boker. The ergonomics are outstanding.
     
  9. Mike V

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    Thanks guys.

    The Boker it is.

    I wish I could go into a shop and handle stuff like this, but none exist down here.
     
  10. parawolfe

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    I love the Boker M-Type and Hyper but can't stand the Wharcom/Subcom. I'm a big Spydie fan so I would have to lean toward the Flatbyrd. I own the Wharcom, sits in a drawer, but don't have any experience with the Flatbyrd. Actually I'm not a big fan of these credit card size knives. I also own a SOG Access Card 2.0 and I was disappointed with it too. Might I recommend a Sypderco Cricket? :winkwink:

    Parawolfe
     
  11. ousanas

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    yeah, HUGE spydie guy here, and I'd go with the boker, I love chad's work. To combine the best of both worlds chad and spyderco, get a lava. :)

    get the wharcomm, then get a hold of potterma and get something cool made for it.

    [img width=640 height=617]http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k314/ousanas/Toys/bothcomms.jpg[/img]
     
  12. bpa

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    Boeker - it's a joy to use
     
  13. Mike V

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    Those are pretty cool.

    I've actually sent a PM to potterma a couple of days ago (no reply yet) I'd like carbon fibre scales for the Wharcom.
     
  14. carrot

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    The pocket clip on the Boker makes it a winner in my book. If I recall correctly the Flatbyrd is one of the few Spydercos without a pocket clip.
     
  15. gadgetjunky

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    I have owned and used both. The Flatbryd is flatter, and might be easier for you to open if you are left handed, but it really isn't as refined a design as the Wharcom IMHO. The Wharcom was, in my experience, a better carry knife.
     
  16. NeonLights

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    I like a lot of Spydercos, but in this case I'd go with the Wharcom. I've had mine for about a year or so, and it has been one of my most used knives in that time. Gave one to a friend for his birthday last year as well.
     
  17. stitch_paradox

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    Wharcom for me. That small knife feels really solid for it's size.
     
  18. Sharpdogs

    Sharpdogs Uber Prepared

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    Definitely the Wharcon, like another poster said the Subcom series fits great in the hand.
     
  19. dwong

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    I haven't use the Wharcom.....but the Flatbyrd is very low quality compares to the original spydiecard

    I don't think those CC knives are really 'users', I keep my SE Spydiecard in car for emergency use. PE/SE flatbyrd all going to be gifts
     
  20. XeroTheHero

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    +1 on the Boker. I have several of the sub series and I love 'em. They double as a great money clip as well!