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by Qship
Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: question for mike janich and any other sd enthusiast
Replies: 103
Views: 16894

Two quick comments: first, it appears to me that what you're doing is imagining what would happen if you used RGEO tactics, but were holding the knife RGEI. RGEI, you'd be using other, more effective (we believe) tactics. Apologies if you're not making this mistake, but it sure feels like it. It's ...
by Qship
Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: question for mike janich and any other sd enthusiast
Replies: 103
Views: 16894

Pikal

The problem with edge in, reverse grip (pikal) is that it is hard to cut an attacker's arm when he strikes. That's because the back of your blade is toward his wrist. Right hand against right hand, you might be able to hook over his wrist, but that gets you the back of his arm, not the inside of his...
by Qship
Tue Jun 15, 2010 2:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What makes a good SD knife
Replies: 65
Views: 11714

A knife should be portable enough to always be with you, legal in your jurisdiction, solid enough to survive a fight, and feel right in your hand. The purpose of a knife is to cut, so it has to do that well. If you train enough, you will know what you want. I prefer a generalist approach, but differ...
by Qship
Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Yojimbo by color
Replies: 26
Views: 3565

I have one each. I reversed the clip on the black one as a left hand knife, and left the clip in the standard position on the blue one.
by Qship
Thu Nov 08, 2007 5:35 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyders in Pairs
Replies: 38
Views: 5402

Two Yojimbos, blue with standard clip setup, black with reversed clip for left hand carry.

Oship
by Qship
Sun Oct 21, 2007 9:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Newbie needing advice (SD - CCW)
Replies: 12
Views: 2395

As I understand it, and you should check, a Florida CCW permit covers knives and a variety of weapons. This is not true for many states. Neither a gun or a knife is much use without solid training. For a good over view of the legal use of lethal force, see: http://www.ayoob.com/df.html There is Prob...
by Qship
Tue Jul 31, 2007 12:17 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What can be done to prevent tip damage?
Replies: 42
Views: 4314

by Qship
Thu Jun 14, 2007 12:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: i'm done with tip down spydie's
Replies: 21
Views: 3149

My worst self inflicted cut was from a tip up knife ( from another manufacturer). The tip of the blade stuck into the bone on my little finger, then cut around the back when I pulled it out. I agree with Zen that it's possible no matter how you carry it. Joe Tip up, carry the knife all the way at t...
by Qship
Tue May 22, 2007 9:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Native's blade big enough for self defense?
Replies: 32
Views: 5199

I am looking for a somewhat cheap and durable knife to carry for, among other reasons, the possible use of self defense. I am looking at the. I have noticed that the cutting edge on this blade is only a little larger than 2.50" and that the entire blade is just over 3". The Native is about 1/8 of a...
by Qship
Sun Mar 18, 2007 12:04 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Gunting question
Replies: 20
Views: 2165

That's interesting feedback from you guys. I had never even thought about whether or not TRAINER blades were heat treated or not :confused: . Trainers are generally heat treated the same as a live blade. Left soft, the lock would quickly wear. Which is why trainers cost about as much as a live blad...
by Qship
Sun Mar 18, 2007 12:00 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Santa Fe Yojimbo
Replies: 19
Views: 2868

How do you adjust the screws in the handle and pivot?

Qship
by Qship
Tue Mar 06, 2007 7:50 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: spyderco native at walmart
Replies: 8
Views: 1383

The "Boye dent" is a safety feature. I must have half a dozen Natives, and I own an early production version without the dent. If I squeeze the knife tight, as I might do combatively, the lock releases. My wife has different sized hands, and it is not a problem for her. With the dent, the Native wil...
by Qship
Thu Jan 25, 2007 7:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: a question for handgun nuts
Replies: 10
Views: 1762

You might want to be cautious about the Steyr. http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htproc/articles/20060112.aspx Steyr sold sniper rifles that ended up in the hands of terrorists, and the US government is not amused. Steyr canceled out of the Shot Show, and there is some speculation that they will be b...
by Qship
Mon Jan 22, 2007 12:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Big Blades: I'd like your experiences and opinions
Replies: 24
Views: 3288

You might try prying open an ammunition crate, digging a hole in the ground, opening a can of beans, and cutting through metal sheet to approximate escaping from a gunship that has gone down on the door. People in the field use what they have to do what they need done. It's a serious test of a knife...
by Qship
Fri Jan 19, 2007 8:53 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Can a Delica 4 be opened with centrfugal force?
Replies: 14
Views: 2306

The short answer is Yes, right out of the box. But the most important parameter is the skill level of the operator. My elderly Aunt probably couldn't get it open.

It is even easier if the knife is adjusted, smoothed, lubricated and worn in.

Qship
by Qship
Thu Jan 18, 2007 8:02 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Using A Knife For Self Defence costs 10 to Life
Replies: 36
Views: 4476

If you live in the US and are concerned about legal issues related to self defense, go here, pay the short Arab a bunch of money, take the course. Excellent.

http://www.ayoob.com/lfi-1.html

Qship
by Qship
Tue Jan 09, 2007 1:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Torx head size for Endura 4 pocket clip
Replies: 7
Views: 4199

Assuming my trainer is the same as the knife, a T6 fits. Lowes sells an 8 bit set under their brand name Kobalt. Comes in a blister pack, and the drivers fit in the handle If you anticipate getting a knife like the Yojimbo, which has Torx head on both ends of the screws, you might want to get two wh...
by Qship
Mon Jan 01, 2007 2:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Should I or Shouldn't I ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1864

I have a blue one set up for right hand carry, and a black one with the clip set up for left hand carry. It simplifies getting dressed in the morning.

Qship
by Qship
Fri Dec 29, 2006 11:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SD advice
Replies: 56
Views: 4201

To get back on track, a steel trainer may well be legally a weapon. Several years ago, I was showing a very accomplished martial artist trap and roll. I was using a trainer cut out of heavy aluminum bar stock, carefully rounded, with the "point" heavily radiused. His style tends to block hands, inst...
by Qship
Sat Dec 16, 2006 8:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Massad Ayoob on bladeforums
Replies: 41
Views: 6423

Jacks wrote:I like the sharp point. But why is the blade down at such an angle? It looks like a very nice knife. I would like one. Is this model made in Golden Colorado?
Ayoob said he designed a naturally pointing grip for people used to gripping a pistol. Combatively, it's fairly easy to punch with.

Qship

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