Oct 7, 20175899 views

Most fun knife to handle/play with?

I'm kicking this off by nominating my new Spyderco PM2. The pivot glides like a buttered swan, and the compression lock and oversized Spydey hole give me 4 different ways to open it. This is cocaine for my fingers.
What's yours?
miked243, Nam Nguyen, and 63 others

Gavko Thresher!!!! Love Flipping this knife, And it looks so Cool!!
Kershaw 1870, flicks out with intent to dismember, solidly and like butter every time.
CRKT is probably my favorite to just open and close because of the the unique opening mechanism and I think its very underrated because its easy to do with or without gloves and the fulcrum 2 is a great size to carry with you.
Now that the world is fully in the midst of the front flipper invasion, I want to recommend a great fidget knife (link at bottom) to those who would like to give one a try. Mine is wonderful (and only took almost a month to arrive, but hey, this is massdrop so you are all used to that), and for $20 you can't really go wrong. No idea who manufactures these, but they are scattered throughout aliexpress under different names, and whoever it is, is doing a pretty darn good job. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/JUFULE-high-quality-CH-ZIEBR-knife-blade-ZDP-189-Stone-wash-handle-TC4-Plane-bearing-outdoor/32873201878.html?spm=2114.10010108.1000014.17.f2f86cd6XPL3bP&gps-id=pcDetailBottomMoreOtherSeller&scm=1007.13338.107646.000000000000000&scm_id=1007.13338.107646.000000000000000&scm-url=1007.13338.107646.000000000000000&pvid=2bcd19cd-15f7-429b-989e-c13116158651
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Looks pretty damn similar to the Real Steel G5 Metamorph, also a decent budget knife.
Own that as well, and I honestly like this better. Thinner and more elegant.
I’m more of a PM3 guy. I like the size more for EDC.
Love the Pm2 also. I Have the s30v model and one like your configuration above in s110v but a pm3 for that one. Great knives! Currently playing w a bestech spike, just recieved my drop. Despite its lower end materials than the normal g10 /d2 bestechs i actually like it more than i thought I would. Nice stonewashed blade was a surprise. Great fit, finish, and action as always. Handle is nicely done. Bestech makes The best budget knives imo. During the work day i was carrying a spyderco endura zdp 189 and a crkt ruger lck. That little LCK is a stabby little budget flipper. i am liking it a lot since i picked it up a few days ago and only $30 with the hollow ground satin blade version. Theres also a black sheepsfoot blade version. The endura is awesome too. Alot of blade in a light package. I started w the regular vg10 version and am curious how the 2 steels will compare as this is my first zdp blade. For fidget knives thou bm axis locks hands down and then flippers. I have way too many knives actually but yet i still buy more. I have a problem
Currently fidgeting with a Boker Plus Urban Trapper Petite (Carbon Fibre) - it's fun.
It's a long list. The CS Chaos Tanto came to mind first. Like others, I like the Benchmade axis lock, I have a Barrage. Maybe the smoothest flipper that I have is the Steel Will Apostate 1113. The 4" blade simply and very smoothly slides open and locks up securely with the frame. There is no assist. I just got a ballisong. The tape is on it, not my fingers. In reality, I suspect that my favorite is the one that's going to come in the mail next week. I AM looking forward to getting the FF something or other with the circuit board pattern in green and gold.
Boker Eskelibur, Benchmade Grizzly Ridge, all my Benchmade 940's, Chris Reeve Inkosi and Spyderco PM2 in that order. These are my favorite fidget toys. I'll sit down and take each of my dozens of folders out of my valet chest and open and close them a few times and admire the constuction and actions then return them to theirs beds. My favorites get prolonged fondling and examination. I rotate each knife weekly to give them some love, attention and use. I get sustained pleasure from my collection.
Love Spyderco!! Love em
I love playing with my Benchmade, and the PM-2 is pretty fun, but I also have a budget knife which I absolutely love (and not just to play with). It's the Ruike P801, which is available for under $30 with Prime shipping on Amazon. I love everything about this knife, including playing with it. It has super smooth bearings, and a really good flipper and frame lock. It's simple, yet elegant, and for the money it's the best knife I've ever bought.
I second that, I love my Ruike knives!
Big fan of my P801 as well, no one can believe the price after handling it. Took it apart and put a little CLP on the bearings and it falls shut consistently, and the centering is still quite nice. 14c28n holds a good edge, and is pretty easy on my sharp maker. But my PM2 is a personal favorite for the spidie flick!
The Buc is one of them, it's stupid smooth and the drop shut is killer.
Agreed! Smoothest knife I own. Even beats my We Knife 705.
I love messing around with my Benchmade 940-1. The axis lock makes flicking it open and close simple. I do also fidget with any number of my Ti-framelocks, My Native 5 can also be fun to mess with.
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Side note, I picked up a PM2 and I really really like how it handles. The compression lock is amazing.
Congratulations! Having tried quite a few types of lock, I think the compression lock is my clear favourite, both in terms of handling and safety.
I absolutely love my #Para3! I was all about #Benchmade "which I do still love my benchmade #INFIDEL & #MiniGrip!" But I always steered away from #Spyderco due to the "Spidey Hole" I did NOT thing I was going to like it or be able to work well enough with it as opposed to a flipper or a thumbstud... but let me tell ya, after having my #Spyderco #Para3 for 2 weeks now, I absolutely LOVE everything about it! It only took a little bit of handling it and practice to get very used to the "Spidey Hole" enough so that I can open it with just a flick from my pointer finger or thumb on not only my strong hand but with my thumb & pointer finger even on my weak hand as well!!! That's huge for me! I still have to say if I have to choose an absolute "FAVORITE" to perse "play with" or get satisfaction out of opening & closing... that would still have to go to my #Benchmade #INFIDEL 'MILITARY/POLICE/ELITE EDITION'!!! I mean come on now how could any knife be more fun than one of those right?!? But my #Para3 is definitely 2'nd in line and I must admit that this awesome knife turned me from a #BenchmadeWhore into a #Spydercowhore😂😂😂 Absolutely Love it & will be purchasing more #Spyderco #Para3's, #Para2's, or the absolutely GORGEOUS #Spyderco #Yojimbo2 I believe will probably be my next purchase! That #Yojimbo2 is just an absolute beautiful & genius SEXXXY work of art & fine #AMERICAN craftsmanship!!!
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Ha, ha, ha!
My PM2 really needed some adjusting. A few finger grooves and some chamfering made all the difference.
finger groves looks very nice. What did you do to the hole?
Took some kydex, warmed and formed it. Works great! Mostly for gloves.
I've had a mind to 3d print them for a kickstarter.
Benchmade Ritter Griptillian I can flip it out with a flick of the wrist, the axis lock keeps it rock solid, and it only takes a few licks on a strop to keep it shaving sharp.
My new Bill Koenig Mini Goblin Prototype. It flies open and will close without any effort like a self closing drawer.
Cold Steel Espada XL. Everytime I flip it open, it fills me with a mix of pure joy and sheer terror!
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One of the great scenes in cinema history. A phrase so instilled in our memories that most can finish the line after "He's got a knife!"
Thanx for the post. This is always a fun scene to watch.
I would love to try the Phoenix and the Warlock. Both very interesting I will own soon I hope.
It's Paragon Warlock hands down. most interesting opening mechanism and so buttery smooth.
My Benchmade Freek is like crack in my hand. The handle so grippy and action smooth as silk. Like custom production.
Have to agree with you on the PM2.... however, a close 2nd would be the Twosun TS27 (in any of the handle configs)... check it!!!

Custom, Hiroaki Ohta OFF L VG10 in snakewood, my EDC and so fun to look at and play with, I made a waistbelt lanyard with a large copper bead for its retaining sheath which makes for a nice fidget toy too.
Play with?🤣
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Ok Mr HipGoober. Don't play with knives, you might cut yourself, last warning.
It's inevitable, which is why I keep a bottle of Liquid Bandage close at hand.
One of my favorite flippers is the very unique looking Gerber Ripstop II. It is super light for its size because of the highly skeletonized frame and yet still feels great in my hand to work with. It is so simple to open and close one-handed because of the combination of thumb stud, notch and having most of one side of the blade exposed and yet it locks open and closed very securely. Its deep carry pocket clip and low profile make it almost disappear into my pocket until I need it. And, best of all, it is dirt cheap so I have no fear of loosing it. So, all of that makes it my most common EDC.
Agreed PM2 , PM 3,Reate Baby machine, and the Spyderco Chubb. The Chubby Birch and Baby Machine are my preferred
I love my PM2 and FF gent, but the oringal axis lock in the Benchmade 710 is still my favorite knife to flip. The mass of the 4 inch blade is so satisfying.
Two sun ts29, I love how smooth it is even though it's hard to open
Kershaw amplitude 2.5, it fits really well in your hand, and the speedsafe makes it extremely satisfying to open and close
I prefer the shaman. It has a heavier blade which makes it more satisfying to flick.