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Old 01-11-2019, 08:09 PM
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Carry a wide variety of made in USA Dexter filet knives with duplicates of each style of knife plus spares, brand new, still in the packaging plus a variety of bait knives and a couple carpet knives in the toolbox.

Just ordered a Spyderco Dragonfly 2 Salt with serrated edge as my everyday pocket knife. The 2 1/4" blade allows me to carry it at work on my "day job" in a Federal building.

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Originally Posted by coores14 View Post
my Spyderco Salt 2 is always clipped to my pocket when I'm on the boat. Any boat. It goes swimming with me and everything. Zero rust. Best saltwater knife ever.

I also keep various filet knives in a tupperware container in the console and a large cheap bait cutting knife at the cutting board.

THT once again costs me some money.

Ordered one Thursday. I already have a similar Spyderco but the blade is very hard and will rust if you look at it funny.

FYI - Amazon has it for $50 less than buying direct.

I got this one.

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THT once again costs me some money.

Ordered one Thursday. I already have a similar Spyderco but the blade is very hard and will rust if you look at it funny.

FYI - Amazon has it for $50 less than buying direct.

I got this one.

THT has also cost me some serious $$. lol.. I saw Amazon had them a lot cheaper but I also saw where some people had received counterfeit / fakes. I had that happen to me on Amazon with Magpul products. I sucked it up and ordered mine directly from Spyderco - to me the extra $$ is worth the piece of mind.
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THT has also cost me some serious $$. lol.. I saw Amazon had them a lot cheaper but I also saw where some people had received counterfeit / fakes. I had that happen to me on Amazon with Magpul products. I sucked it up and ordered mine directly from Spyderco - to me the extra $$ is worth the piece of mind.
That would suck. I got it yesterday. Looks genuine to me.
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That would suck. I got it yesterday. Looks genuine to me.
I don't know if I would be able to tell the difference - I have never owned a Spyderco before. I have read there are YouTube videos on how to spot a fake. I hope you got the real deal. I know my luck - I'd get a fake.
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Originally Posted by Tawn View Post
I don't know if I would be able to tell the difference - I have never owned a Spyderco before. I have read there are YouTube videos on how to spot a fake. I hope you got the real deal. I know my luck - I'd get a fake.
I have two others, I think one came through Amazon. I'll look for the videos.
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No. The marlinspike is handy for splicing three strand and working shackles. Smartass.

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Maybe. Got no need to be splicing lines nowadays. The shackles and chains came off when I got dee-vorced
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Originally Posted by Tawn View Post
I don't know if I would be able to tell the difference - I have never owned a Spyderco before. I have read there are YouTube videos on how to spot a fake. I hope you got the real deal. I know my luck - I'd get a fake.
I found a video about the Dragonfly Salt 2 and it was pretty detailed. Mine is not the Dragonfly, and it's not yellow, but the differences he noted (other than the color) would apply to any of them.
Based on what I saw, and looking at my knife, I'm sure it's real. I will look at the box when I get home as he mentioned some differences there too. I know mine was in bubble wrap vs. the plastic bag.

I appreciate the heads up as it would never have occurred to me that it might be a knockoff. I'll link the video I found in case anyone else is interested.

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Originally Posted by Marlin009 View Post
I found a video about the Dragonfly Salt 2 and it was pretty detailed. Mine is not the Dragonfly, and it's not yellow, but the differences he noted (other than the color) would apply to any of them.
Based on what I saw, and looking at my knife, I'm sure it's real. I will look at the box when I get home as he mentioned some differences there too. I know mine was in bubble wrap vs. the plastic bag.

I appreciate the heads up as it would never have occurred to me that it might be a knockoff. I'll link the video I found in case anyone else is interested.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8spf3RO67M
Good deal - I am glad you got the real thing.

There are a handful of things I won't buy from Amazon for fear of them being counterfeit, off the top of my head;
Any brand name fishing line, especially Power Pro
Anything by Magpul (AR-15 stuff)
Surefire flashlights
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my favorite site for knives is BladeHQ. They have an incredible selection and their site has a detailed search feature that can really help whittle down to exactly what you're looking for. They have a good youtube channel, as well.
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Old 01-14-2019, 02:07 PM
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Originally Posted by coores14 View Post
my Spyderco Salt 2 is always clipped to my pocket when I'm on the boat. Any boat. It goes swimming with me and everything. Zero rust. Best saltwater knife ever.

I also keep various filet knives in a tupperware container in the console and a large cheap bait cutting knife at the cutting board.


Nice but the Spyderco Caribbean is totally made of titanium and the steel is much better at edge retention. bigger and more expensive tho...
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Nice but the Spyderco Caribbean is totally made of titanium and the steel is much better at edge retention. bigger and more expensive tho...
the Caribbean has a titanium pocket clip, but the blade steel is LC200N. Definitely harder than H1, but no more corrosion resistant. Frankly, I don't mind H1. While it might be a soft metal and can lose an edge faster than some, I haven't had any issues with it. A few swipes on my Sharpmaker and it'll shave the hair off my arm.

and yes, the Caribbean is larger (which I don't want), it's more expensive (which is another knock against it), and to me, it's ugly as all hell.
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Originally Posted by coores14 View Post
the Caribbean has a titanium pocket clip, but the blade steel is LC200N. Definitely harder than H1, but no more corrosion resistant. Frankly, I don't mind H1. While it might be a soft metal and can lose an edge faster than some, I haven't had any issues with it. A few swipes on my Sharpmaker and it'll shave the hair off my arm.

and yes, the Caribbean is larger (which I don't want), it's more expensive (which is another knock against it), and to me, it's ugly as all hell.
I agree! Sorry about the error with those details but i could not for the life of me remember that it was LC200N. Cedric and Ada is a great channel on Youtube for any knife nerds out there who want to learn more about various types of steels
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