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by grumpyphil
Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:48 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Feedback from the fixed blade EDC guys
Replies: 12
Views: 3232

I am looking to get myself a Street Beat for winter EDC. I have been carrying the Street Bowie around just to get the feel of having a fixed blade on me when sitting, standing, working, etc. For the guys that usually carry a fixed blade as an EDC how do you like? How is it when you unsheath the kni...
by grumpyphil
Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why Locking Blades?
Replies: 107
Views: 9551

And I guess only grumpyphil approved use is the standard? :p You probably don't need your seat belt or your airbags because you don't drive dumb? So I guess spyderco has been making knives for dumb people all these years? Sure must be a lot of those. Oh, one more thing. I guess you buy only slipits...
by grumpyphil
Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Why Locking Blades?
Replies: 107
Views: 9551

I'm sure this is a dumb question, but I was looking through my knives today and noticed that all of them locked open. I know this is supposed to be a safety feature, but how? I've owned knives that didn't lock in the past and never had any issues. It seems to me that when you're cutting, the pressu...
by grumpyphil
Thu Aug 25, 2011 4:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: "What do you need a knife for?"
Replies: 67
Views: 6204

Because chopsticks, while perfectly suited for puncturing eardrums and eyeballs, are unsuitable for dismemberment.
by grumpyphil
Sun Jul 31, 2011 7:54 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: is the sage bad at anything???
Replies: 19
Views: 2553

Not good at tip down
by grumpyphil
Tue May 17, 2011 7:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: "Hard Use" knife standards/measurements
Replies: 44
Views: 5745

I am a toolmaker by trade and I have to say, it is more than a bit appalling to me what some people consider to be the legitimate use of tools. I've witnessed people who purport to being mechanical engineers using tiny screwdrivers as pry bars on giant parts. I've seen every imaginable sort of misch...
by grumpyphil
Tue May 17, 2011 4:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Best knife for your off hand?
Replies: 25
Views: 5036

Two Mules in a double Mercharness.
by grumpyphil
Sun May 15, 2011 11:31 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: PPT is just a copy!
Replies: 52
Views: 6363

If you think the French guy is a great designer, just look at the PPT, and then look at the David Mosier Trigonaut. Not a good job Spyderco in supporting a French thief. I bought the knife anyway because I love the MOSIER design, but come on Perrin, get real!!!!!!!!! I'd bet if you were bright enou...
by grumpyphil
Fri May 13, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What are your preorders for this year?
Replies: 20
Views: 2949

I generally buy **** near every one that comes out that is A) left hand friendly and B) Tip down clip position. If it doesn't meet those two criteria, it's immediately out of the running.
by grumpyphil
Wed May 11, 2011 7:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: "Can I borrow your knife?"
Replies: 67
Views: 10104

My standard reply is "if you want to rent tools go to U rent. I don't loan mine."
by grumpyphil
Tue May 03, 2011 7:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco New Karambit
Replies: 9
Views: 1742

I think you have to understand that a karambit is something that would be REALLY frowned upon in most jurisdictions by the police. Clearly it is A) a weapon and B) it's main use is "SD" OR committing mayhem. Obviously, that's not the WHOLE story but in the real world that's what you are dealing with...
by grumpyphil
Mon May 02, 2011 8:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bringing Your Spydies to Dinner
Replies: 70
Views: 6766

I always have either my Streetbeat or a Mule in a mercharness. I use them as I please and that if I'm handed anything less sharp. Interestingly, the better the restaurant, the less of a problem that is. But it's really never been much of a problem.
by grumpyphil
Sat Apr 30, 2011 5:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Rust and M4
Replies: 24
Views: 5965

Alright guys, I'm having some rust issues with my M4 Manix 2 :( This bothers me quite a bit being more of a collector than a user. So, since I first took it out of the box, the M4M2 has had pitting around the Spydie hole and the :spyder: logo area on both sides of the blade. Obviously this is due t...
by grumpyphil
Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What do you look for in a Spyderco?
Replies: 8
Views: 1384

Other than being tip down and lefty, I'm open to whatever they come up with. If it's not tip down and lefty, it's a non-starter for me. Manix is a prime example. Love the knife but I don't NEED it as configured.
by grumpyphil
Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Edc
Replies: 24
Views: 2828

What Spyderco or Bryd knife would you use as your EDC and why? Start by setting up parameters: 1) From a LEGAL standpoint, what are you comfortable with? 2) With #1 in mind, what are the extremes that you might encounter for EDC? What do you need to do with this instrument? Cut coupons or throats? ...
by grumpyphil
Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:08 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Tip-Down carry issue on Navaja.
Replies: 13
Views: 3290

I'm loving my Navaja, and praying I don't get the "broken carraca spring" issue that I read about. However, I am experiencing a different issue. I switched the pocket clip from the stock Tip-Up configuration to Tip-Down. Unfortunately, the left and right screws on the pocket clip seem to have conta...
by grumpyphil
Sun Apr 24, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your TOP FIVE Spyderco Knives That Amaze You
Replies: 83
Views: 28579

Streetbeat
Navaja
Gayle Bradley
Police SS
Poliwog SS
All of my Mules
I tend to favor fixed blades. Most days I'll have one or two of those on a mercharness and one of those folders in some pocket but on days when I think there might be several tasks I'll add as necessary.
by grumpyphil
Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Machete
Replies: 26
Views: 5146

clovisc wrote:regarding the WWII case pilot's knife... see here... http://www.knifeforums.com/forums/showt ... tid/94078/
Thanks! Nice to know more about it.
by grumpyphil
Thu Apr 21, 2011 4:53 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Machete
Replies: 26
Views: 5146

VashHash wrote:Grumpy I would llike to see pics of that
OK Vash, here ya go:
by grumpyphil
Wed Apr 20, 2011 5:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Machete
Replies: 26
Views: 5146

A while ago, I bought what was being sold as a "WWII Pilots knife" on eBait. I have no idea if it really was used by pilots but it was cheap and I appreciate the oddity of it. It's about machete size and shape and is a folder. It was made by Case. I think the scales are Bakelite and the blade is som...

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