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by mac_heath
Tue Sep 17, 2002 3:42 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What does your Sig mean?
Replies: 27
Views: 2631

Mine is an amusing Japanese saying. It means, "There is nothing that can be done about it." No one could explain to me the significance of ginger.

there is no ginger
by mac_heath
Mon Sep 16, 2002 5:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Name
Replies: 7
Views: 766

The brilliance of trademarking the hole is that it never expires. Patents expire in 17 years, after that, anyone can use the concept. Furthermore, patents can be circumvented. A trademark is a representative insignia, and is given much wider legal latitude. A few years ago, when the Marlboro Man die...
by mac_heath
Mon Sep 09, 2002 10:12 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: My first order, what was yours?
Replies: 22
Views: 3320

My first spydie was a FRN Rescue SE. I carried it for about 5 years before I got the FRN Native CE.

there is no ginger
by mac_heath
Mon Sep 09, 2002 9:25 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: question aboot civilian/matriarch design
Replies: 5
Views: 686

RE: midget But I was wondering which would be better in those situations? Slashing, or poking? I don't know about "better," but poking is more likely to be lethal. Puncture wounds bleed more and have a greater likelihood of causing internal damage. Of course if you slash someone across the throat......
by mac_heath
Thu Sep 05, 2002 4:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Comparing autos with ...justified?
Replies: 9
Views: 1493

Kaizer, I think the reason so many people compare opening a folder to opening an auto is that autos are generally illegal in this country. Excepting Oregon, Arizona, and maybe one other state, automatic knives are illegal for civilians to either own or carry. There is no real good reason for outlawi...
by mac_heath
Wed Sep 04, 2002 2:27 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Request: Jester review
Replies: 6
Views: 1121

Ted, Thanks. I'll still probably get FRN 'cause it's cheaper, that way I can get 2 AND the blue rescue 93mm. It sounds like I'll want to put a lanyard (fob) on it, most likely a coil knot (reeve knot as it's called on this board). That should extend the handle enough for me. I find the spydie drop t...
by mac_heath
Wed Sep 04, 2002 8:58 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lanyards?
Replies: 11
Views: 1354

Lanyards on my Dragonfly and Leatherman Micra.

Edit: add images

there is no ginger

Edited by - mac_heath on 9/4/2002 9:01:57 AM
by mac_heath
Wed Sep 04, 2002 8:53 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Restoring a "rounded" tip to "needle" sharpness?
Replies: 27
Views: 2955

I've attached images of a knife that someone retipped. The side view shows a drop point (I assume that was similar to the original profile). The other view is from the back, where I highlighted the grinding on the tip. It was very nicely done. The entire knife appears to have been sharpened with a f...
by mac_heath
Wed Sep 04, 2002 12:00 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Request: Jester review
Replies: 6
Views: 1121

Request: Jester review

Planning out my next acquisitions, I'm thinking about 2 Jesters (PE/SE) and a blue Rescue. I currently carry a SS PE Dragonfly as my PC EDC. I'm interested in: 1. how the Jester compares to the Dragonfly (if you know) 2. Does the handle feel big (I can't stand my pinkie dropping off the end)? 3. How...
by mac_heath
Tue Sep 03, 2002 12:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lanyards?
Replies: 11
Views: 1354

Thanks all for your posts. After looking at several pics of knives w/ lanyards, I decided to add them to my pocket carrys. Pics forthcoming in another post. One caveat, I'm into knotwork, so I experimented with interesting and more decorative knots. It took a while to get things right (a couple of d...
by mac_heath
Tue Sep 03, 2002 11:40 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Restoring a "rounded" tip to "needle" sharpness?
Replies: 27
Views: 2955

When I sharpen to the tip of a blade w/ my sharpmaker (old style, bought in mid-90's) I not only pull the handle up, I also tilt it inward slightly (towards the space between the rods). This will change the bevel at the tip, but I've found that if I just keep the bevel the same, I end up removing th...
by mac_heath
Fri Aug 30, 2002 10:02 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The C28 dragonfly
Replies: 10
Views: 1293

Excellent reveiw. I've been carrying the SS Dragonfly for a while now (as a 'dress' knife. My biggest problem with it is that the tight lock makes opening more difficult, particularly because I have to use my middle finger for leverage. I don't like the blade shape for whittling, too wide from edge ...
by mac_heath
Fri Aug 30, 2002 12:00 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lanyards?
Replies: 11
Views: 1354

Lanyards?

Who here uses lanyards on their knives and how? I'm interested in: 1. what kind of knife 2. what you use the knife for 3. where you keep it on your person 4. lanyard length 5. how you use the lanyard 6. and whether the lanyard is just a loop or multi-knotted. If you have pics, even better! Thanks ma...
by mac_heath
Thu Aug 29, 2002 11:59 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: SS Harpy v FRN Merlin - your choice?
Replies: 26
Views: 1945

I have the FRN Merlin, I love it. It's one of the lightest knives I own. The only SS I have is the Dragonfly, which I carry as a "dressy" knife. For me, there is such a thing as too light as well. I handled a Q model once and felt uncomfortable w/ its lack of heft (I know, it's mostly for show). The...
by mac_heath
Tue Aug 27, 2002 3:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: what's the reason
Replies: 15
Views: 1497

First spydy I bought was in 1994, a kydex rescue, serrated. I was looking for a knife to replace the buck 110 that weighed too much in my back pocket. I wanted a 1 hand opener and something that didn't look like a weapon. I was visiting a friend up in Maine and a small knife/outdoors shop had the th...
by mac_heath
Tue Aug 27, 2002 11:38 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Poll: How many of you own a Civilian?
Replies: 41
Views: 3454

I own one, aluminum w/ tuffram, spyderedge

One reason I don't carry it is that the clip w/ tuffram insert sticks too much to my pocket or waistband. Plus it's tip down, everything I carry is tip up, I like the feel better. Still it's a cool knife.

there is no ginger
by mac_heath
Tue Aug 27, 2002 11:22 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Empty your pockets...
Replies: 34
Views: 4937

I'm in business attire, so ... L/F chapstick, changepurse w/ $0.36 R/F leatherman micra R/H nokia cell R/F-waistband SS dragonfly L/B wallet w/ plastic, ID, library card... R/B security card If I were dressed casual, I'd change R/F-waistband Native II (lightweight) L/H sheath w/ Leatherman Wave and ...

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