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by Tonie
Sun Jun 06, 2004 7:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: OT: CS Vaquero and CRKT Corkum tests...
Replies: 12
Views: 2030

I have two of the CS Vaquero Grandes and although my edc doesn't include them anymore it isn't because they didn't perform. I stuffed a leather jacket with a satin lining full of poly-fil, had it free hanging from a rafter in my garage and took a slash at it. The jacket opened from shoulder to hip a...
by Tonie
Wed May 19, 2004 10:53 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What's your choice for MBC?
Replies: 29
Views: 3450

I carry both a right hand straight plain edge blade and left hand curved serrated blade, generally paired by size. Blade length is determined by circumstances. The pairs are: Delica/Merlin Endura/Spiderhawk or Matriarch Military/Civilian 5" custom fixed blade/Civilian The curved blade is used to sla...
by Tonie
Wed May 19, 2004 10:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Perrin Street Bowie?
Replies: 4
Views: 1290

I've trained Bowie ala Keating and have studied and used the back cut in a variety of training situations and on various styles of cutting dummies. the most vicious back cutting knife I had was a Cold Steel Recon Bowie. This was in comparison to three other blades with double edges, an Ontario Front...
by Tonie
Mon May 10, 2004 10:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Impact of Inertial Opening on Lock Life
Replies: 17
Views: 2472

In my experience I think the lifespan of the knife in relation to inertial opening is better considered in terms of the blade loosening and developing play than the number of years. I have three Enduras, two of which have gone through years of inertial openings and are as solid as the day I bought t...
by Tonie
Mon May 10, 2004 10:22 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What's your choice for MBC?
Replies: 29
Views: 3450

I usually carry in sets of two, left and right hand, depending on the situation I'm in. If I'm in a sheeple atmosphere I generally go with a Merlin/Delica setup or Spyderhawk/Endura combination. If I want a slightly larger set of folders I go with a Civilian/Military combination. When I can use my p...
by Tonie
Mon May 10, 2004 10:02 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Military as a self-defense folder?
Replies: 15
Views: 2888

You can have every confidence in your military as a defensive knife! I have carried and trained with one for several years now and have never had it offer to fold up. I taped a phone book to my heavy bag to practice thrusts and while I destroyed the locking mechanism of a Cold Steel Scimitar, the Mi...
by Tonie
Mon May 10, 2004 9:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Benchmade vs. Spyderco
Replies: 100
Views: 15704

In my mind I think there is a difference in what each company markets that creates a bit of an image that affects how people may perceive each company. Benchmade seems to focus most of their marketing on their higher end, more engineered knives and less on their lighter zytel knives. Spyderco seems ...
by Tonie
Mon May 10, 2004 9:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Whatever happened to the DYAD??
Replies: 8
Views: 1330

I love my Large Dyad. I found that with just a little work and the right lubricant I was able to thumb open the straight edge blade and then do a quick drop snap kinetic opening to get the serrated blade out. I ended up with a double blade i my hand, one in standard and the other in reverse grip.

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