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by Michael Janich
Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:34 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Civilian
Replies: 6
Views: 308

Re: Spyderco Civilian

Hey, Hagi:

I compared your photo to mine, which I got in the late 1990's straight from Spyderco, and the details look correct. As Sal said, one photo only tells so much, but it appears authentic.

Stay safe,

Mike
by Michael Janich
Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:50 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Getting an unpainted pocket clip
Replies: 23
Views: 446

Re: Getting an unpainted pocket clip

We don't send out replacement clips free of charge, but they may be purchased for a nominal amount. Just contact the Spyderco Factory Outlet and ask to purchase a polished clip kit for an Endura 4.

Stay safe,

Mike
by Michael Janich
Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: In the end, who are sprint runs up to?
Replies: 43
Views: 1176

Re: In the end, who are sprint runs up to?

Awesome explanation, Kristi! Well done!

Stay safe,

Mike
by Michael Janich
Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Delaware knife laws and Spyderco tenacious 3.39
Replies: 20
Views: 586

Re: Delaware knife laws and Spyderco tenacious 3.39

Hey, All: The best tool I've found for knife laws is the Legal Blade Smartphone app. When it first came out, it was a paid app. It is now free, thanks to sponsorship of Blade HQ of the app, which was created by KnifeRights.org. Here's a link to more info on Knife Rights' website: https://kniferights...
by Michael Janich
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:33 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SD with Yojimbo and co: Real life data who could / has actually done it in a planned, controlled manner(Mr. Janich..?) ?
Replies: 63
Views: 1697

Re: SD with Yojimbo and co: Real life data who could / has actually done it in a planned, controlled manner(Mr. Janich..

If anyone’s interested in the history of these instruments, I highly recommend Robert Escobar’s Saps, Blackjacks and Slungshots: A History of Forgotten Weapons . https://www.scribd.com/book/381886350/Saps-Blackjacks-and-Slungshots-A-History-of-Forgotten-Weapons https://youtu.be/1Y3p-O2ywrE?list=PLs...
by Michael Janich
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:30 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Is Police Model Stainless SpyderEdge C07S still made?
Replies: 24
Views: 693

Re: Is Police Model Stainless SpyderEdge C07S still made?

Hey, tnguye21umbc: I checked our 2021 Price List and our master computer list. All three edge configurations of the stainless Police are still active products in our system. Like many popular products, availability ebbs and flows with demand. We have more of these on order from Japan, but currently,...
by Michael Janich
Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SD with Yojimbo and co: Real life data who could / has actually done it in a planned, controlled manner(Mr. Janich..?) ?
Replies: 63
Views: 1697

Re: SD with Yojimbo and co: Real life data who could / has actually done it in a planned, controlled manner(Mr. Janich..

Fascinating insights and information, Mike. Thanks. I hope this isn’t too off topic, considering Wartstein’s original question, and the general focus of your expertise and the forum, but I’m curious what you think of the comparative effectiveness of blunt instruments as SD ‘stoppers’, like saps and...
by Michael Janich
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:13 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SD with Yojimbo and co: Real life data who could / has actually done it in a planned, controlled manner(Mr. Janich..?) ?
Replies: 63
Views: 1697

Re: SD with Yojimbo and co: Real life data who could / has actually done it in a planned, controlled manner(Mr. Janich..

Hey, Wartstein: Thank you for the well wishes and for the great follow-up questions. With regard to the "commitment" necessary to use a knife in self-defense, it is significant, for sure. That's exactly as it should be. It's also one of the most profound differences between "gun guys" and "knife guy...
by Michael Janich
Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SD with Yojimbo and co: Real life data who could / has actually done it in a planned, controlled manner(Mr. Janich..?) ?
Replies: 63
Views: 1697

Re: SD with Yojimbo and co: Real life data who could / has actually done it in a planned, controlled manner(Mr. Janich..

Hey, Wartstein and All: Thank you for an interesting question and a great discussion. I'm sorry I was so slow to respond, but I had a medical emergency one week ago that had me out of commission for a few days. Thank you for your patience. When I teach MBC and its related systems, I try to get stude...
by Michael Janich
Fri Feb 19, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bill Bagwell Passes
Replies: 15
Views: 580

Bill Bagwell Passes

We recently received the sad news that custom knifemaker Bill Bagwell has passed away. Bagwell's lifelong passion for knives began at age 10, when he made his first knife from an old saw. He began forging knives in his high school industrial arts shop and by age 15 he was regularly smithing hunting ...
by Michael Janich
Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Yojumbo
Replies: 16
Views: 673

Re: Yojumbo

Hey, All: Thank you for your discussion and feedback on the YoJumbo. I'm very glad to hear that yours are getting some good pocket time and and serving your utilitarian needs well. The feedback I've gotten from my ham-handed MBCers has also been very positive so far, and though there is no one-size-...
by Michael Janich
Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Drop Point/Clip Point vs. Wharncliffe?
Replies: 21
Views: 602

Re: Drop Point/Clip Point vs. Wharncliffe?

Hey, Knife 1: Thank you for your question and thanks to everybody for the discussion. I typically avoid the term "slash," as it tends to have a negative connotation and also suggests an untrained action. Instead, I divide "cutting" into two forms--ballistic cutting, in which your hand and knife are ...
by Michael Janich
Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:03 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Small Blade For A Parkour Athlete
Replies: 37
Views: 1120

Re: Small Blade For A Parkour Athlete

Hey, BenSpaLoss: Thank you very much for starting this thread and a cool discussion. In my opinion, the question here is a lot more about sheath design and carry platform than knife design. You mentioned carrying a Police 4, a Delica, and a CRKT Minimalist (one of my favorite fixed blades), so it se...
by Michael Janich
Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:44 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Self-Defense Trainers
Replies: 27
Views: 523

Re: Self-Defense Trainers

The operative part of the word "trainer" is "train." If you're not going to invest the time and effort to develop usable skill, it's all theory and speculation. Which one is best? Research your local laws and the laws in the areas where you travel to see what the blade-length restrictions are, then ...
by Michael Janich
Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Care and Feeding of DLC
Replies: 24
Views: 842

Re: Care and Feeding of DLC

Back when I worked for BlackHawk, everything in our Masters of Defense line was DLC coated by IonBond. When BlackHawk stopped producing MOD--and stopped honoring their lifetime warranty--I decided to honor the warranty myself for as long as my stash of parts would hold out. I got to see lots of kniv...
by Michael Janich
Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Cruwear Micarta PM2 Full liners
Replies: 43
Views: 1930

Re: Cruwear Micarta PM2 Full liners

Hey, All: The weight for the Para Military 2 Canvas Micarta is correctly listed in the Reveal as 4.0 ounces/113 grams. Those specs were based on the most recent prototype we currently have available. That makes it slightly heavier than the standard nested-liner versions, which are typically 3.9 ounc...
by Michael Janich
Mon Jan 18, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A Tale of Two SD Knives
Replies: 27
Views: 1095

Re: A Tale of Two SD Knives

Hey, All: I started corresponding with James Keating back in 1992, when I was living overseas. I met him for the first time in 1994 and have had the honor of working with him several times over the years. He is incredibly knowledgeable and amazingly skilled in a broad range of disciplines. James' Ch...
by Michael Janich
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SpyOpera - CQI?
Replies: 14
Views: 549

Re: SpyOpera - CQI?

I agree totally and am pleased that the original version didn’t have the clip channel cut out. The knife that most recently bugs me the most with its set of leftie clip screw holes, but no real way a leftie can use the darn knife, is the Swayback!! With the lockbar basically completely covering the...
by Michael Janich
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:44 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Black Comprehension lock
Replies: 25
Views: 1112

Re: Black Comprehension lock

Hey, All: The change to black liners on black-bladed knives with COMPRESSION Locks is what we call a rolling change. It is being phased into production as each individual model comes up for a new production run. The next question most people will ask will be, "When can I get a ________ with black li...
by Michael Janich
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:13 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Serge dog tag knife
Replies: 2
Views: 189

Re: Serge dog tag knife

It's still in the line. Page 138 of the 2021 Product Guide.

Stay safe,

Mike

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