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Just picked this up at.............walmart!?!?

Discussion in 'Knives' started by christopherdiehl, Jan 7, 2017.

  1. christopherdiehl

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    Found this at walmart for about $38. Ive never owned a knife this nice before so im pretty excited. Spyderco tenacious. [​IMG]


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  2. Stutz

    Stutz EDC Junkie

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    Nice, I carried one myself for many years and used it daily. I wish the Walmarts in Oregon carried decent knives. I only ever see Gerber and Ozark Trail crap on local shelves.

    Congrats on getting into well-designed knives. Only a matter of time until you bump up into the $100 range for an EDC, like I did. It hurts, but I don't regret it. :)
     
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    Whoa... a Spyderco at Walmart? I wish. The only Tenacious I've ever seen in real life was behind the glass counter at Bass Pro for $65.
     
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    It's a good edc knife had one I gave to son he still uses it


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    I cant believe this. Walmart selling spyderco!!!


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  6. christopherdiehl

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    Same here. We only have gerber and ozark trail crap. We have a few different kershaw knives and crkt but thats it. Im not sure how walmart ended up with a spyderco but they had 2 of these. I can definitely see a $100 + knife in my near future. The quality of
    the spyderco vs any other knife ive ever owned is night and day.

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    Excellent choice. The only problem with Spydercos is that they are addictive, so get ready.
     
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  8. christopherdiehl

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    Oh im ready cant wait!

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    They definitely are addicting. I started with the resilience about 6 months ago. Got a ladybug for my girlfriend, but that was really an excuse for me to buy a new knife and now I'm about to upgrade to the manix 2 g10. That'll be my first "real" knife purchase. I can't wait.


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    Great knife for edc.l gave my tenacious to my brother and stepped it up to a PM2.
     
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    Thats my next purchase. Is there a big difference between the two?

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  12. Graylife

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    Yes, better steel, different style of lock. To me it's better all around.
     
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    There was a thread recently mentioning big name knife manufacturers producing lesser quality examples of their own knives, to be sold at lower prices than the upper quality knives that they manufacture.
    Could these be that?
     
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    I got the same knife at my local Walmart. Online the price is $48 but in the store it's $38. Great knife! I carry it when I travel since most states frown on my automatic Schrade. [​IMG]


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  15. christopherdiehl

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    Im not sure but i know a cheap knife when i see one and the spiderco i bought isnt cheap. Or cheaply built i should say. Its too smooth. I know its a lesser quality steel but man it feels like it opens and closes on ball bearings. If it is a lesser quality from the manufacturer or perhaps a knockoff, for 38 bucks ill take it all day

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    I had a Tenacious for about a week. When it comes time for you to tighten or loosen any of the Torx screws on there and they instantly strip out, you'll know. I sent mine in to Spyderco to have them fix it under warranty and the lady who "fixed it" had trouble getting the stripped screws out. Someone at the factory overseas put waaaaay too much Loctite. The annoying thing is when it came back sort of damaged (G10 got burnt from what I assume was a soldering iron to break up the loctite) and I complained they didn't offer any kind of replacement. So now I stick to Delicas and nothing else by them.
     
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    Oh know! Dang that sucks

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    The Chicago up to the Tenacious are great knives, though. It just kinda showed me that to save money Spyderco was using poorly made hardware. Reminded me a lot of the Bechmade Vex from I guess it was their Red Line? Budget entry level stuff. I had the same problem but with the liners rusting from absolutely no moisture.
     
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    Wal-Mart used to carry a Spyderco Native for around $40. It was a good knife, as is this one. This knife will be the typical Spyderco build quality, but is built overseas and uses a good, but non-premium blade steel to keep the cost down.
     
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  20. Stutz

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    They're not cheaply built, but inexpensive for Spyderco. 8Cr13MoV I think is the steel, which is standard entry-level Chinese steel (i.e., it's not unnamed "mystery steel" but decent steel with a name). It will take a wicked edge but like I said, you'll need to get comfortable with sharpening if you want to keep it that way because it won't hold real long. I sharpened about once a week cutting open plastic bags and cardboard boxes at work. It will hold a usable edge for quite a while, but not a sharp one. The other thing about mine was the pivot screw always worked itself loose. I got a torx driver to keep the blade centered and the opening smooth but not loose.

    IMO what you're buying more than anything is the design. For my money, nothing is as convenient as a Spydie-hole combined with a liner lock for one-handed operation. And the ergos quite are nice. The thumb jimping is excellent on this one.
     
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