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by gadfly
Sun Nov 05, 2006 10:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Hey, It's the weekend. What are you carrying?
Replies: 32
Views: 2857

Still mostly the Military, followed by the Lil Temp and the Spyderench.
by gadfly
Sun Nov 05, 2006 10:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Interesting story
Replies: 22
Views: 2762

Keep thing sharp!

My first Spyderco was a Mariner - it was a good working knife (and you could even pound in at odd mail sticking up).
by gadfly
Wed Jan 25, 2006 11:50 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal wants suggestions on scale material
Replies: 110
Views: 12698

From a functional stand point, I prefer G-10, but Carbon Fiber sure is pretty.
by gadfly
Fri Apr 01, 2005 12:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Civilian and Buck 119
Replies: 17
Views: 3197

Be aware that the Civilian is a provacativly designed knife that is only good for defensive work. In fact if you try to use it as a normal knife, you'll void the warranty.
by gadfly
Thu Jan 20, 2005 5:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lil' Temperance??
Replies: 26
Views: 3340

I purchased a Lil' T when it first came out. I loved then and I love it now.

I was disappointed to hear that the blade is being discontinued.

Currently, my rotation of knives as my EDC are the Military, the Lil' T and the Spyderench (in that order).

Ti sounds good!
by gadfly
Wed Jan 12, 2005 12:03 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What's in your EDC now?
Replies: 52
Views: 7976

My everyday carry has reverted primarily to the Military. It's just been such a **** good knife.

This is followed by the Spderench and the Lil' Temperance (BTW I was disappointed to learn that it's been discontinued).
by gadfly
Thu Sep 16, 2004 12:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Best Spyderco for a cop?
Replies: 12
Views: 756

While I'm not in law enforcement, I think it depends on the situation. For a practical EDC, I carry the Military most. However, I had the opportunity to witness a trained under-cover officer use a Civilian to gain control of an out of hand individual. While I never carry a Civilian - one look and a ...
by gadfly
Thu Mar 18, 2004 9:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: OT:Smokers
Replies: 40
Views: 5591

While it's true that cigarette smokers have a shorter lifespan than non-smokers, but there's a little known fact from the Surgeon General's report from the late sixties: Pipe Smokers live an average of two years longer than non-smokers. Put that in your pipe and smoke it! One way or the other, you p...
by gadfly
Mon Dec 15, 2003 6:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: ROT : What kind of firearm(s) do you own?
Replies: 38
Views: 2769

I'm very happy with the Glock 23, which is a .40 caliber, that I carry.

I thought the Glock 22 was a 9mm.

One way or the other, you pay for your tools!
by gadfly
Mon Nov 17, 2003 5:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: WOW!!! Just Got A Lil Temperance
Replies: 6
Views: 1217

I've had a Lil' Temperance for a couple of years now and I still love it. I bounce back and forth between the Millie and my Lil' Temperance Leaf. I like the blade shape so much, I ended up buying the Lum Chinese Folder (which is longer than the Temperance). I live in Pennsylvania, but I work in New ...
by gadfly
Mon Oct 27, 2003 12:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Maddox - short review
Replies: 15
Views: 1302

Last year I broke my arm and followed that with surgery on my wrist. My strength is still not quite right. The Maddox was just what I needed. The performance was excellent, but I quickly learned to cut from the outside edge in. A couple of times, I figured I could cut a piece of steak in one shot, a...
by gadfly
Thu Jun 19, 2003 5:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Roll Call: Win a Carbon Fiber Delica
Replies: 245
Views: 25141

Gadfly

One way or the other, you pay for your tools!
by gadfly
Thu Jun 05, 2003 9:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The original Spydie?
Replies: 5
Views: 934

My first Spydeco purchases was for ceramic sharpening equipment. No more Japanese water stones plus a variety of shapes which enabled one to sharpen everything from toenail clippers to fish hooks. I think Sal said "First we made things sharp, then we made sharp things" One way or the other, you pay ...
by gadfly
Mon May 19, 2003 8:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How many forums are you tuned into
Replies: 12
Views: 1067

I regularly participate in four:

o Spyderco
o Cigar Family
o Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP)
o Philadelphia Folk Festival Volunteers
(PFF Volunteers message board)

One way or the other, you pay for your tools!
by gadfly
Mon May 19, 2003 8:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: rant pretaining to guns
Replies: 21
Views: 2012

There are two cases which will surely get to the supreme court: o The Emerson ruling which says that the right to keep and bear arms (rkba) resides with the individual - pure and simple. o Recently the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled just the opposite. I believe the Emerson ruling will prevail....
by gadfly
Fri May 16, 2003 10:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: knives/ military service
Replies: 13
Views: 1584

When I was in the service (1966-1970) I carried a USAF issued aircrew knife made by Schrade-Walden. In addition to having a flat hook with a sharpened inside edge (used for cutting parachute cords - in an emergency). It was also had another blade, which was a switchblade. One way or the other, you p...
by gadfly
Wed May 14, 2003 5:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: 2004 Model Survey
Replies: 46
Views: 5252

Sal, In reviewing your list, I have some comments: Discontinue For 2004 List. In general, I'm not a fan of Stainless Steel Scales! I love G-10 and Carbon Fiber Scales. I think trainers are useful, but not very marketable I don't like guthooks! I like the following are knives: C12GS Civilian G-10 Noo...
by gadfly
Thu Apr 24, 2003 2:32 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Police or Millie?
Replies: 4
Views: 1030

I prefer the Military to just about anything, but I've been getting sucked in by the 'Lil Temperance, Leaf, of late. The Police is 4 1/8 long which may make it too long to carry in some juristictions, e.g.,Denver, CO. The best advice I can give you, is pick up the knife and hold it - You'll know whi...
by gadfly
Mon Mar 31, 2003 1:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: OT: Incase you forgot
Replies: 38
Views: 2741

Connor, Welcome to the Forum. One of the wonderful things about the United States, and this Forum, is that you're entitled to your opinion and say (this should be done respectfully). I'm glad you're interested enough to have an opinion. It's generally a good idea to be opposed to war. "It's a good t...
by gadfly
Thu Mar 27, 2003 5:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: EDC for defense... am I insane?
Replies: 26
Views: 2643

I grew up in Brooklyn, during the fifties and sixties,and we all carried the same knife - the "K-55" from Solingen. Invariably, some of these blades had their actions filed down, to make it a good gravity knife. I used it once - the distinctive sound of the blade locking open gave me the two steps I...

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