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by liko
Tue Oct 15, 2002 12:00 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Possible new Spydie movie
Replies: 3
Views: 1332

Possible new Spydie movie

Just saw a commercial for a new movie, "Abandon". In the first 2 seconds, there's a flash of a Spyderco being opened. From the glimpse I got, it looked like a Delica or Endura, but I had no sense of scale and they didn't show the entire knife.
by liko
Tue Oct 01, 2002 10:41 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Question on Airsoft guns
Replies: 9
Views: 1484

Airsoft is a spinoff of paintball. It uses a smaller paint projectile fired at a much higher velocity. The guns are modeled after real guns, unlike paintball guns, and armor has to be worn to prevent bruises and skin breaks. The idea is that airsoft is more of a "real combat" scenario, unlike paintb...
by liko
Tue Sep 17, 2002 7:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Please define the term "Beater" Knife
Replies: 9
Views: 2138

A beater, to me, is a knife to be used for anything and everything, and I don't care if it gets scratched up and well broken in. My Salsa is currently my beater, though once I get my Solo Buttonlock broken in, that'll probably be my new beater (it's only $25).
by liko
Mon Sep 16, 2002 7:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: do you like hole
Replies: 26
Views: 2243

The <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>hole is hands down the best mix of easy and fast in a folder. The Emerson wave, I've heard, can be faster, and some with the large textured, bezeled thumb studs can be easier (I've seen a lot of Delica knockoffs with large thumbpads ...
by liko
Wed Sep 11, 2002 12:00 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Solo Buttonlock... Who has one?
Replies: 3
Views: 1190

Solo Buttonlock... Who has one?

I was surfing around looking for new Spydies on the online catalogue. I ran across the Solo Buttonlock again, and thought, might as well, it's only $25 from the website. I just wanted to know how many of you have one, and what you guys think of it. It looks as though it would make an excellent EDC, ...
by liko
Tue Sep 10, 2002 10:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Blue FRN??
Replies: 17
Views: 1951

The nylon used by Spyderco comes in a bag of pellets, already the color used. Throw it in a hopper, melt it, then injection mold it into a mold filled with fiberglass filaments (The fiberglass itself would probably clog the injectors), and there's your knife scale. Changing the color of nylon means ...
by liko
Tue Sep 10, 2002 10:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A "hydrid" spydie?? Thoughts..
Replies: 14
Views: 1124

I think it would be cool to see a varying grind in a Spydie. Take the saber grind, start with flat grind at the kick and, as you move toward the tip, belly the grind more. However, there are real problems with doing this in a production knife. A grind is just that, done on a grinder. Changing the gr...
by liko
Tue Sep 10, 2002 10:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Gunting improvement?
Replies: 14
Views: 1204

The only mods I can think of to the existing design would be: 1: Put a better detent on the compression lock. For a blade that heavy and with that obvious profile, the ramp detent doesn't do a good enough job of keeping the blade closed. A ball-bearing-style detent IMO would work much better. This s...
by liko
Tue Sep 10, 2002 9:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife Steel and Manufacturer Poll
Replies: 14
Views: 2125

Best all-around steel: VG-10
Best hard-use steel: CPM-440V
Best cutlery steel: S30V/S60V

Other honorable mentions:

AUS-8
AUS-10

Edited by - liko on 9/10/2002 9:48:34 PM
by liko
Tue Sep 10, 2002 9:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: off topic question.
Replies: 11
Views: 1059

Remember that the "Law and Order" show is right about one thing: A grand jury indictment is much easier to get than a conviction. They only decide one question: Is there enough evidence to say that a trial is called for? All other evidence aside, and not saying anything one way or the other, there i...
by liko
Tue Sep 10, 2002 12:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Let's talk about locks
Replies: 101
Views: 17612

1. Lockbacks A. rear (eg: Buck 110) B. mid (eg: Native) C. front (eg: early Al Mars, Spyderco Rescue) 2. Linerlock 7. Frame Lock (Chris Reeve style integral linerlock) 8. Compression Lock 9. Balisong Lock 1.) My favorite lock besides the Compression lock. Strong, relaible, and simple. However, if it...
by liko
Tue Sep 10, 2002 12:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Everyday uses for your Harpy/Merlin
Replies: 29
Views: 2796

I think the best uses for a hawkbill blade are those for which the blade is designed: those involving pulling cuts. A harpy would make an excellent box cutter, string/rope cutter, scorer for tougher materials, etc.
by liko
Tue Sep 10, 2002 12:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 9-11 rescue lock
Replies: 2
Views: 1243

Sounds very much like an axis lock. If I had to compare it to anything else, I'd say it was like a quick-disconnect used in high-pressure lines.
by liko
Tue Aug 06, 2002 8:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Best Clipit for untrained Self Defense?
Replies: 34
Views: 3632

The Gunting does require some practice; however, it's nothing that can't be learned. You might want to look out for MBC classes in your area. Anyway, moving on to the knives for less training/cost: The Civilian and Matriarch were designed specifically for people with no training in knife fighting. I...
by liko
Tue Aug 06, 2002 8:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How many Spydies do you own??
Replies: 40
Views: 3871

I own 9:

FRN Native CE (my first one)
2x FRN Calypso Jr. PE
FRN Endura PE
FRN Orange Rescue Jr.
Blue Alum Salsa PE
Micarta Calypso PE (looked a LONG time for this one)
Gunting PE
G-10 Police PE

My next buy will probably be an FRN PE Native, if I can get a good price on one... Lady Glasshart?
by liko
Tue Aug 06, 2002 8:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: one hand closing
Replies: 9
Views: 1848

I can do the flick close on a couple of my knives, but the endura has a strong lock and a stiff hinge, so I do the normal one: Rotate the knife in your hand so the lever realease is under your middle finger, you index finger is against the spine of the blade, and your thumb is at the base of the han...
by liko
Tue Aug 06, 2002 8:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Who would like such a tanto?
Replies: 32
Views: 2339

I think it's great. Only two modifications. First, reverse the orientation of the bottle opener, so the hinge side of the knife would face the bottle when using it. That way, you can draw it from tip-down (or tip-up for that matter), and use it more like an ordinary bottle opener, with most of the h...
by liko
Thu Aug 01, 2002 12:37 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Long delayed praise for my Calypso Jr.!
Replies: 15
Views: 1642

It is without a doubt one of the best EDC knives Spyderco ever made. VG-10 steel, compact yet comfortable, a blade design that went through any everyday material without blinking, and they were cheap! I got two of em for less than my Police cost, and one of them was from the SFO! so now I have one t...
by liko
Mon Jul 29, 2002 9:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: care tips/cleaning
Replies: 4
Views: 1338

To clean your knife, don't be afraid to put it under a faucet. With the water going, apply some soap or detergent (I use dish detergent) and scrub the blade with a washcloth to remove dirt and built-up oil. Then, put a drop more of soap in the pivot and open and close the knive several times, giving...
by liko
Mon Jul 29, 2002 9:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lance Armstrong
Replies: 14
Views: 1462

VIVA LANCE!! Sorry, it's just that I'm from Austin, and Lance has brought quite a bit of publicity to our town. "Is he an athlete?" Please! He's got stamina that any track runner, swimmer, or marathon runner would envy, and that's just on the first stage! There's something to be said for a guy who c...

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