Tenacious

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  1. Line Dawg

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    Just purchased a Spyderco Tenacious at Walmart. It's a Chinese made knife, but it is tight and has a solid lock-up. Seems to take a very good edge, but the only thing I've cut so far is some deer summer sausage, so I can't speak to edge retention. Fit and finish are good. Does anyone have experience with the Tenacious? I'm hoping it's a real $39.95 deal. image.jpeg
     
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    I had to go look it up. Seems like a good knife. knife center reviews has 28 five star 6 four star and 1 three star. I wouldn't worry about edge retention, just use it and resharpen as needed. Speaking of which reminds me that I need to touch up my work folder.
     
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    I've carried one for years everyday. They've been a good knife for me.
     
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    I have the smaller version called the Persistence and really like the fit and feel of it for the price. The G-10s feel really nice in the hand.
     
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    Nice knife. I want a procrastinator but never get around to getting one. :4:
     
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    I've been carrying one for more than 6 years, I carried the smaller version before that until I lost it. It has never let me down, easy to sharpen, edge retention is ok.
     
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    Lol! Good one!
     
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    I don't have one but I've recently been moving towards getting into the market for a folder for my EDC. Incidentally, one thing that has been on my radar is consideration of various factors in folder candidates, a top one being edge retention. However, as I've thought about it more, I would wager that most knives on the market from reputable producers(such as Spyderco) have decent edge retention. Aside from the metal, I'd say that the two main factors to take into consideration for edge retention is what kind of edge profile the knife possesses(either the factory profile or one we decide to put on) as well as the activities we intend to use the knife for.
     
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    I did some light cutting with the Tenacious today. I cut open 4 feed sacks, the string on 6 bales of hay. Also cut back a few small limbs that were brushing against the barn. Still shaves arm hair. I think it should work fine for most of my daily chores.
    Thanks for all the input and experiences.
     
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    I was told that the Tenasious was built in Taiwan to see if they could devlope a Spyderco knife for cheaper but still uphold there high standards. Most are build in USA or Silky City Japan. I own one and I think they did a great job with it. I even have given them away as gifts.
     
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    I've had one since Christmas 2009. I carry it every day. A great all purpose folder, IMO.

    I lost a couple of screws on the clip a few years ago and Spyderco sent me three more with Loc-tite and some stickers.
     
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    I've had one for years, and I believe it's one of the best values out there. Only caveat is, the spine of the blade is pretty sharp, and I had clipped inside my pocket and sliced two fingers getting my keys out of my pocket! Truthfully, I'm probably on the only person on earth who could manage to do this, I'm an expert a cutting myself in strange ways. Anyway, I hope you enjoy yours as much as I have!
     
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    Looks like a good deal young fellar. joe
     
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    I too EDC the Tenacious. Great knife in my opinion, especially useful when working.
     
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    I remember picking up USA Colorado made Spyderco Native folders in S30v from Walmart for $ 39.95. I shoulda picked up a few more of those.
     
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    I've got a few from the tenacious line in varied sizes.
    Impressive quality considering the price point.

    Only issue I've had is the spyderhole wasn't deburred on a couple. Left a circular slice in my thumb before I noticed.
    Easily fixed.

    Have fun
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    The Spyderco Polestar and Raven are also nice affordable knives made of US CTS-BD1 steel.
     
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    I only have a couple of Spydercos, a Clipitool and a Delica 4. Good stuff for the money.
    I have been told by someone immersed in the knife market that "Spyderco makes good stuff".
     
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    Tenacious is a nice knife for its price point. As well, the gateway to higher end Spyderco's. I settled on a PM2 with a regrind in M390 as my edc.
     

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