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by RickdM
Sun Dec 27, 2009 6:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Urban vs UKPK?
Replies: 16
Views: 5622

I got a UKPK for Christmas and it is a terrific knife. I particularly like the deep carry, ergonomics, and the fact that it is US made. The craftsmanship seems comparable to my Japan made Caly's. The thing that was a surprise was just how robust this knife is compared to my Caly Jr. Lwt. For an urba...
by RickdM
Mon Feb 09, 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Workhorse Spyders: Your Pick & Why
Replies: 61
Views: 7518

For me part of the 'tough use knife' is that it be relatively inexpensive and easily replaced, so that if I damage it I can find another at not too high a price. My Caly Jr. ZDP is a great knife, but it is no longer offered. A Caly 3 looks like a nice knife, but it is $110. For me the ultimate hard ...
by RickdM
Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:21 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knives stolen from luggage?
Replies: 19
Views: 5539

This Christmas I had a Native stolen out of my bag flying out of Dallas. It had to be a TSA agent because it was hidden in the bottom of the bag and you would have only found it with an X-Ray machine. Fortunately it was easy to replace, a few years ago I had a full size Wegner stolen while servicing...
by RickdM
Sat Jan 03, 2009 8:53 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ouch !
Replies: 22
Views: 3054

The Caly Jr. in VG10 remains my favorite Spyderco, and that blade takes an edge like no other I own. I was fishing and used it to cut a line, as it went through the line it barely touched the index finger of my left hand. As I start fishing I feel something wet running down my arm; blood from my fin...
by RickdM
Sat Jun 21, 2003 11:52 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Kinda OT Lights?
Replies: 18
Views: 1694

All of the suggestions are great, especially the Arc AAA and Surefire E2E. But I think my favorite light based on its esoteric factor is a BadBoy 400 Q3 sandwich installed in a MiniMag. This is a mod which for $45 includes a circuit board with an LED bulb, and new lens which you just drop into the M...
by RickdM
Sun Dec 23, 2001 11:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Favorite Spyderco
Replies: 33
Views: 3030

The Calypso Jr. Lwt.
by RickdM
Fri Nov 30, 2001 12:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What's the next 3" folder I should get? Suggestions please....
Replies: 11
Views: 1498

If you are talking about a folder with a 3" blade, then you are really in the Spyderco sweetspot. The three that come to mind are the Calypso Jr. Lwt., the Native, and the Delica. For me the Calypso is just a great design and the blade geometry makes it an incredible cutter, the Native is the strong...
by RickdM
Fri Nov 30, 2001 1:00 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Putting my Military to good use.
Replies: 1
Views: 816

Putting my Military to good use.

Went out this week deer hunting in West Texas, and managed to shoot a nice one at 230 yards. This was my first time deer hunting so a friend offered to gut, skin snd quarter the deer. He had a dull Puma Skinner so I offered him my Military. I watched him slice, hack, and pry this deer apart all the ...
by RickdM
Fri Nov 16, 2001 12:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: i have seen the light of the cricket and spyder edge
Replies: 23
Views: 2850

I recently bought two serrated Crickets, One for myself and one for my wife. They are very cool little knives. They are some of the best box and letter openers that I have seen. I love the fact that when closed they have such a cute appearance to non-knife users, but as soon as they see that serrate...
by RickdM
Tue Oct 23, 2001 11:42 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: reaction of people when they see you carry a blade
Replies: 39
Views: 3776

I just bought my wife and myself a pair of Crickets. When my wife saw the knife closed she thought it was very cute, then she opened it and looking at the serrated blade she just said wow! I have had the same reaction from other people, something about a hooked, serrated blade that just seems wicked...
by RickdM
Tue Oct 23, 2001 11:19 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sail on Calypso. You will be missed....
Replies: 10
Views: 1219

I got my new backup Calypso Jr. in the mail yesterday, but I have been waiting on a replacement clip for my first Calypso Jr. for about two months now (they are back ordered). Now that it is discontinued Sal, you are not going to give up on stocking the replacement clips are you?

Thanks,
Rick
by RickdM
Fri Sep 14, 2001 12:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Yup, it's official... :-(
Replies: 6
Views: 1002

I am struggling with the part about not having any knives in the secure areas of the airport, because knives really are useful tools. For example how will the Chili's or other restaurants slice their tomatoes or lettuce in the kitchen? When the papers are delivered with those plastic straps to the n...
by RickdM
Thu Mar 29, 2001 1:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sharpmaker Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1553

Bass, what you need is a red 'Sharpie' marker and a 10X loop. Make a few marks from the edge of the blade back no more than 1/8" along the blade. Now go back and do some strokes on the Sharpmaker and look at the edge on the loop. My suspicion is that your knife has a blunt edge and you have not reac...
by RickdM
Sat Mar 17, 2001 5:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Now I'm Disillusioned with my CPM440V Native...
Replies: 6
Views: 1461

Whenever I have had a hard time getting a sharp edge it is usually because the stone is not reaching the edge. So I use a red marker and a magnifying loop to make sure of where I am making contact with the blade. I was having a hard time with a new G-10 Navigator and realized after using the marker ...
by RickdM
Sat Mar 17, 2001 4:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Delica Vs Harpy
Replies: 9
Views: 1728

I have had a serrated delica for a while and recently bought a G-10 Harpy from another forum member with a Mike Sastre (?) neck sheath. What a great combination. The G-10 Harpy feels as smooth and as solid as my Wegner, and the sheath is extremely well done. I need to get some for my other knives. T...
by RickdM
Sat Mar 17, 2001 1:00 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Navigator; a really usefull knife
Replies: 7
Views: 1312

Navigator; a really usefull knife

For all the talk about tactical and defensive knife use the reality is that knives are just really handy tools to have around. I just got a G-10 Navigator, and have been really impressed, it is built like a tank and allows for a strong grip on such a samll knife. Just this week I was sitting on a be...
by RickdM
Tue Feb 20, 2001 9:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A question for everyone in here...
Replies: 25
Views: 3043

For quite a few years when I was into hiking and canoeing I can remember seeing these ugly knives with really odd blades in the glass cases of the outdoor stores that I would visit. They were pretty expensive for plastic handled knives and I always wondered about them. When I decided a couple of yea...
by RickdM
Sun Feb 18, 2001 9:09 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: In Memory of Denis Lemaire -Win a Spyderco Laguiole
Replies: 127
Views: 14524

Rick
by RickdM
Sun Feb 18, 2001 7:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: which one to buy???
Replies: 7
Views: 1126

I have both the Delica and Calypso Jr. Lwt. They are almost the same size and weight, with thin blades that have an almost equal amount of belly. The Calypso is tip down and rides very low in the pocket, the Delica is tip up and has a higher profile. The delica is easier to open because the hole is ...
by RickdM
Wed Feb 14, 2001 8:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Question on CPM 440V
Replies: 7
Views: 1560

With knives like my Calypso Jr. Lwt. I can just resharpen using the flats of the white rods on the Sharpmaker. With the 440V Military I find that I need to go through all the steps (gray corner, gray flats, White corner, white flats) to get a good edge back. But it has at least as good an edge as I ...

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