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K.T.N
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Aug 12, 2015
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This knife looks solid. Really tough. Pricey, though.
Too much for what I can spend right now, but I wish I had spent the $250 on this knife instead of the Spyderco Rubicon that shows up here every now and then.
That knife is so quirky and unique, I end up never taking it out of the case. It's almost more of a show piece.
On the other hand, his looks like something I'd carry and use every day.
Probably not the best value, but it looks like a tough, top quality knife that will last for years.
Aug 12, 2015
MPNussbaum
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Aug 12, 2015
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How does this knife compare to the Spyderco Farid K2, which is on Amazon for $220?
http://www.amazon.com/Spyderco-C185TIP-Titanium-Folding-4-54-Inch/dp/B00O556WOE
Aug 12, 2015
salehonasi
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Aug 12, 2015
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The Slysz Bowie is a medium-large sized knife, with a 7.75" length when open. The K2 is significantly larger, at 10" overall. In addition, the K2 runs 10V instead of CTS-XHP; I don't have any personal experience with 10V, however. The K2 has flat handle slabs, I believe, whereas the Bowie has some contouring.
Aug 12, 2015
lobster
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Aug 12, 2015
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I have the K2. Don't have this slysz bowie yet, but I'm in for this drop. The K2 is larger. the handle slabs are completely flat and not contured like this knife. The ergonomics of this knife are better in my opinion than the K2 and most owners of this knife report the same. I think the main difference will come down to the size--the K2 is just large and probably not a great EDC knife unless you like me are specifically into large knives. I think the K2 is a hard use folder that is better for outdoors tasks where as this knife will be eaiser to carry every day and more comfortable in hand to use.
Aug 12, 2015
shard_inc
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Aug 18, 2015
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The K2 is good for EDC if you're Crocodile Dundee. "You call that a knife?"
I paid about $300 for my Slysz, and thought it was a bargain as soon as I opened it for the first time. Rock solid, sharp as hell, perfectly constructed, and beautiful. Going for $250 here is lower than I've ever seen it run.
On a personal note, I do however find myself carrying my Spyderco Southard flipper just a little more often. The flipping action is silky smooth, and comes out with a deeply satisfying engagement and "click" of authority. Size wise, it's just about perfect. That was something like $230 when I picked it up. Now they are in the $200 range online.
Aug 18, 2015
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