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by Rex G
Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:32 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Grip preferences for defense
Replies: 15
Views: 2425

"I originally sought blade training in order to better understand how a knife may be used against me." That's actually one of the main reasons I have tried to keep up to date on the methodology. My EDC is a Karahawk, and prior to that was a Tasman Salt and prior to that was a 5.11 Tarani C.U.B. Kbi...
by Rex G
Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:59 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Curious What Fellow Spydie Fans Have Tastes In Guns/ Carry
Replies: 310
Views: 68331

Has anyone seen the new Glock model 42 .380 I am eagerly waiting to handle one of these! Until late 2011, I would have scoffed at the idea, but a soft-kicking, locked-breech, hand-filling polymer-frame .380 may be just what my aging, aching right hand needs, an orthopedic back-up gun. (After a life...
by Rex G
Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:25 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Curious What Fellow Spydie Fans Have Tastes In Guns/ Carry
Replies: 310
Views: 68331

My classiest pistol is a Les Baer Thunder Ranch Special. While I try not to abuse it, it is no safe queen. The only change I made was to install Strider Gunner Grips. I may soon install a wider-notch rear sight. I bought it around 1999 or 2000, and carried it concealed for a couple of years, while I...
by Rex G
Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:31 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Anyone have a lifeproof phone case?
Replies: 14
Views: 1751

My teenage nephew drowned his iPhone when using a Lifeproof case. He may or may not have failed to close the thing after charging. That kid drowned two iPhones within a month! (The Lifeproof case was only involved in one drowning.) They were insured, but the insurance company dropped the policy afte...
by Rex G
Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Grip preferences for defense
Replies: 15
Views: 2425

I like to have a working knowledge of several gripping methods, because I may not, in an emergency, be able to attain the ideal grip for a given blade. I may have to at least start with the initial grip I have attained. Being an LEO, I can carry a pistol, legally, more places than I can carry a seri...
by Rex G
Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Poll: Most popular EDC
Replies: 140
Views: 20748

None of the above, unless riding in the driver's door pocket of my Honda Civic counts, in which case it would be my clip-less Military, the clip being damaged so long ago, I have forgotten how it happened. (I used to be very rough on pocket clips!) At work, I carry an Assist in one front pants pocke...
by Rex G
Sun Jul 07, 2013 1:10 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: what is your edc-self defensive spyderco?
Replies: 108
Views: 18798

No need in more than fifty years of lifetime for self-defense if you life in a peaceful country. Therefore I don't carry a knife or something else for that purpose ... maybe I have to change my mind, if I visit the US. Is it really so dangerous to life in the states? First time I ask this, as over ...
by Rex G
Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:38 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: what is your edc-self defensive spyderco?
Replies: 108
Views: 18798

My almost-daily-carry, purely defensive blade is a Spyderco Civilian. It is not my primary defensive weapon; more like tertiary. My actual EDC blade is a Tarani Masters Model Karambit folder, pre-5.11, made by Blade-tech for Karambit.com, back it its day. I do, indeed, think of my Karambit as a tool...
by Rex G
Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:15 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Civilian
Replies: 11
Views: 2765

I still carry a Civilian, deeply concealed, on a regular basis. Even though my (rather limited) blade training, since acquiring my pair of Civilians, has been more point-driven, the slim compactness of a Civi makes it effortless to carry, and its methodology is quite intuitive, so it still has a pla...
by Rex G
Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:02 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Civilian expirience
Replies: 4
Views: 883

I still carry a Civilian, deeply concealed, on a regular basis. Even though my (rather limited) blade training, since acquiring my pair of Civilians, has been more point-driven, the slim compactness of a Civi makes it effortless to carry, and its methodology is quite intuitive, so it still has a pla...
by Rex G
Thu May 30, 2013 12:21 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Blade thickness to self defence ratio
Replies: 60
Views: 8272

I sought knife training, in order to better understand how a blade might be used against me, on my cop job, or otherwise. Unless duty compels me to make a stand, Plan A is to create some distance, right quickly, if practicable! If I am with family, or another vulnerable person, that might mean somet...
by Rex G
Wed May 29, 2013 11:31 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Lets shed a little light
Replies: 27
Views: 3312

My current favorite is a Surefire LX2 Digital Lumamax. It was a pair of them, but one has been misplaced; temporarily, I hope! A past favorite was the Surefire M2 Centurion, and I do still have two of them. Then, there is my M3 Millenium, same brand. On the small side, I like the handily small Innov...
by Rex G
Wed May 29, 2013 11:19 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Is it right to carry knives in church?
Replies: 94
Views: 11647

I have been carrying a pocket knife virtually everywhere since I was a kid, including church. In my younger days, I did not consider a simple folding knife to be a weapon, anyway, as it seemed the blade would close upon one's fingers. Even at school, simple folders were not seen as weapons. (I gradu...
by Rex G
Wed May 29, 2013 10:21 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Blade Show 2013
Replies: 46
Views: 9123

I am still deciding whether to make the trip. If I manage to clear some big things from my plate Thursday, I might start that way, for a Friday or Saturday arrival. Not being able to make it there by Thursday evening puts me at a disadvantage in trying to sell some things at "The Pit," as the night ...
by Rex G
Mon May 20, 2013 6:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Spyderco and then
Replies: 53
Views: 4832

Well, based upon numbers I have on hand, an easy answer would be Strider, with two MSC and one DDC, plus several standard models. My most-carried, under the most conditions, virtually always with me, however, is a Tarani Masters Model Karambit, from the Karambit.com era, made by Blade-tech. (I do ha...
by Rex G
Mon May 20, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Blade Show 2013
Replies: 46
Views: 9123

I am still trying to decide whether to make the drive. I am on vacation during this time period, but two of our older vehicles just ate my discretionary income, and the one I would be driving needs a bit more put into it. I may, however, sell some things before the trip, or bring something to sell/t...
by Rex G
Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:43 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Best value SHTF fixed blade, under $200?
Replies: 66
Views: 10005

Al Mar didn't make "replicas", Rex. One of the main reasons he and his knives are held in such high regard in the SF Community. It was designed off a Celtic Sword. Allow me to reference Cutler's Cove... Al Mar Combat Smatchet He didn't make a "replica"...he perfected it. I agree Al Mar made great q...
by Rex G
Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which discontinued model is your favorite??
Replies: 40
Views: 3811

The Gunting and Ronin; don't ask me to pick one or the other. I anticipated discontinuation, and bought several extras of each. I regret not buying one of the fixed-blade Hossom collaborations. The fixed-blade Temperance is another favorite, though it has come back, thankfully, in modified form. I a...
by Rex G
Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What is your favorite way to open a Spyderco knife?
Replies: 33
Views: 3202

"Standard;" I like to feel the lock engage, as an extra measure of confidence. That being said, I practiced plenty of kinetic openings with my Guntings, and that method, which the poll did not mention, works reliably for me to have confidence in it.
by Rex G
Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How thin is the Civilians tip?
Replies: 19
Views: 1899

Civilian was designed specifically as a last ditch defensive weapon. For years it wasn't even shown in Spyderco's consumer catalogs. The Matriarchs were originally designed as a defensive weapon for South African women. It too was marketed very selectively for years. Like motorcycle helmets, if eit...

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