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by Harpy
Sat Aug 23, 2003 12:06 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: OT. Arachnophobes here?
Replies: 35
Views: 2799

About black widows: take a look at some texts on the subject and you'll discover that there are variants of widows that are actually not black, and the famous hourglass shape varies on some species. Also, some spiders deliver a "dry" bite, probably because they've used up their venom on a previous v...
by Harpy
Fri Aug 22, 2003 6:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: OT. Arachnophobes here?
Replies: 35
Views: 2799

Thanks for the kind words, Joe. I need to make a modest adjustment to my post, however, and for peoples' general safety. Rick Vetter tells me that small, isolated populations of BRSs have been found in places like sheds and so forth outside their usual range. I imagine an occasional BRS accidently h...
by Harpy
Fri Aug 22, 2003 4:42 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: OT. Arachnophobes here?
Replies: 35
Views: 2799

When I saw "Arachnophobes" as a posting, I just had to stick my two-cents in. I'm a writer who has been researching brown recluse spiders, one of the few poisonous spiders in the US. Most of what you hear about recluses is myth, much of it flowing around the internet. Check out the scientific data, ...
by Harpy
Mon Aug 18, 2003 12:00 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Harpy Quality, Uses, and Sharpening?
Replies: 4
Views: 1873

Harpy Quality, Uses, and Sharpening?

Greetings, I have owned and used a Harpy for a couple of years now. As an artist, the hawkbill blade is unusually handy for cutting mats (thick paper frames for artwork and photos for the uninitiated), but after a while, I realized that the point of the blade has become blunted, probably beyond the ...

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