I haven't bought a new pocket knife in a while, and I decided to go out knife shopping. I have pretty much been a die hard Buck knife fan my entire life, but I have to say, I am not a fan of the modern pocket knives they are producing. So, it was on to something different. I don't know why, but I got it into my head I wanted a nice high quality pocket clip knife.
Years ago, I ran across some Spyderco knives on sale in South Dakota, and I bought on for my brother as a birth day gift. At that time, I wouldn't have even thought about carrying a non-Buck knife. About a month ago, I met up with my brother and he had dug out that Spyderco and was carrying it. Said he didn't carry it before because the pocket clip was on the wrong side, but since he started his new job( he has become more mechanically inclined) he fixed it and said he really liked it.
That got me thinking about tactical knives, and I pretty much ended up looking and Benchmade and Spyderco. I just didn't like the Benchmades. I wasn't a fan of the ugly ( to me handles) and the button lock. I have hand tremors, and I could forses cutting myself with that Benchmade. I wanted a USA made Spyderco, but couldn't find one in person to try out. But I did run across this inexpensive Spyderco. I figured I would buy it, carry it around awhile, and if I liked it, I would order the expensive one.
My first reservation about Spyderco was the thumbhole instead of a stud. I didn't think I would like that hole. Turns out, I like the hole. ( That came out wrong)
The spyderco military I wanted doesn't have a moveable pocket clip, so I wasn't sure if I liked the tip down orientation. My previous pocket clip knives were tip up. Turns out, after a few times pulling the knife out of the pocket, I didn't care if it was tip up or tip down.
I absolutely love the thin grind of the blade. This slices through things effortlessly compared to a big thick blades on my Buck pocket clip knives.
I am not a fan of where it is made
However, this has been a very high quality knife so far. I can't fault this knife on anything so far, and I am planning on ordering the expensive made in USA Spyderco later this year.