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by mac_heath
Fri Nov 15, 2002 1:00 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Post test, ignore
Replies: 1
Views: 575

Post test, ignore

Just checkin my sig <a href=http://www.spyderco.com/forum/Topic.asp?topic_id=6200&forum_id=7&Topic_Title=Terms%2Bused%2Bfrequently%2Bon%2Bthis%2Bbulletin%2Bboard&forum_title=General+Discussion">Frequently Used Terms</a> Praise not the day before evening has come, a sword before it is tried, ice befo...
by mac_heath
Wed Nov 13, 2002 11:01 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Again : Plain Edge or Spyder Edge & why
Replies: 16
Views: 1487

SE cuts better, PE is more versatile I prefer SE blades in 'specialty' blade forms like sheepsfoot and hawksbill (Rescue and Merlin). I feel that drop point and clip point styles are more useful in PE form. The convex curve of these forms provides the user with different parts of the blade to use fo...
by mac_heath
Wed Nov 13, 2002 10:03 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: what is your pick for '03?
Replies: 41
Views: 2167

03 wish list
Millie CE
SS Pro Grip CE w/ replacement SS clip
Kiwi
SS Cricket?
spyderhawk

it could happen

Praise not the day before evening has come, a sword before it is tried, ice before it has been crossed, and beer before until it is drunk.
by mac_heath
Wed Nov 06, 2002 2:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Little BIG knive(s)
Replies: 6
Views: 770

My fav is the ss dragonfly PE. It feels like a much larger knife in hand, and it has a good point. 2" is all you would need to cut a major artery or (if you're strong enough) pierce the heart. I don't consider my 'fly a fighting knife, or even much of a weapon at all, but any tool is better than non...
by mac_heath
Tue Nov 05, 2002 12:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How do you make the Spydie logo appear in your posts like i see all the time?
Replies: 11
Views: 1095

Java> have some decaf My attempt at useful knife terminology is here: <a href="http://www.spyderco.com/forum/topic.asp?topic_id=6200&forum_id=7&Topic_Title=Terms+used+frequently+on+this+bulletin+board&forum_title=General+Discussion&M=False&S=True">Terminology</a> Praise not the day before evening ha...
by mac_heath
Tue Nov 05, 2002 8:48 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Question on wave opening system
Replies: 8
Views: 1983

The movies on emerson's site don't demonstrate in slow motion. It took me a while to figure out how it works. The blades carry tip up, and as they're drawn out of the pocket, the hook catches on the back seam of the pocket. By continuing to pull out and backward, pressure is kept on the hook and the...
by mac_heath
Mon Nov 04, 2002 4:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Off topic, do you ever stray from ?
Replies: 29
Views: 2065

vox> I'm not surprised you like my sig, it's a norse saying.

Praise not the day before evening has come, a sword before it is tried, ice before it has been crossed, and beer before until it is drunk.

edited for incoherent english

Edited by - mac_heath on 11/5/2002 7:38:50 AM
by mac_heath
Mon Nov 04, 2002 11:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Essay(s): Why do you buy Spyderco?
Replies: 32
Views: 2228

not to hijack this forum, but i've defined a bunch of terms here: http://www.spyderco.com/forum/Topic.asp?topic_id=6200&forum_id=7&Topic_Title=Terms%2Bused%2Bfrequently%2Bon%2Bthis%2Bbulletin%2Bboard&forum_title=General+Discussion Praise not the day before evening has come, a sword before it is trie...
by mac_heath
Mon Nov 04, 2002 11:39 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Off topic, do you ever stray from ?
Replies: 29
Views: 2065

I stick to spydies. I've bought Gerber and Buck, and still respect the brands, but I've been disappointed with my purchases. I've never been disappointed with a spydie. Emerson and BM are just too pricey for me. The Emerson wave looks cool, but I keep my knives clipped to my waistband. And the wave ...
by mac_heath
Mon Nov 04, 2002 11:33 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I just had a crazy idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 804

I have a bolt action gerber. I hate it. It is not a switchblade. Basically, you pull back on the switch (it's spring loaded) and then swing the blade out by flicking your wrist (inertia opening). I find the switch a little difficult to use (poor grip). I worry about the spring that holds the lock in...
by mac_heath
Mon Nov 04, 2002 1:00 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: REQ: ComboEdge Millie Review
Replies: 6
Views: 1026

REQ: ComboEdge Millie Review

A few months back I handled a PE military. It felt really nice in the hand, smooth opening, and lightweight. The blade is huge! I don't think I'd have a need for a PE blade that long, but I think a combo would be just right. Anyone who has this variation, reviews please? Praise not the day before ev...
by mac_heath
Fri Nov 01, 2002 3:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: This ain't normal is it? C41 Q
Replies: 2
Views: 591

Send it in, mine doesn't do that. It seems the blade tang is not locking in both directions to the lockbar. Unless there's something in the hook of the lockbar that's preventing complete lockup. Praise not the day before evening has come, a sword before it is tried, ice before it has been crossed, a...
by mac_heath
Fri Nov 01, 2002 9:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native question
Replies: 10
Views: 758

*@%# board, one more try: pic

Praise not the day before evening has come, a sword before it is tried, ice before it has been crossed, and before until it is drunk.

Edited by - mac_heath on 11/1/2002 8:46:31 AM
by mac_heath
Fri Nov 01, 2002 9:44 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native question
Replies: 10
Views: 758

pic

Praise not the day before evening has come, a sword before it is tried, ice before it has been crossed, and before until it is drunk.
by mac_heath
Fri Nov 01, 2002 9:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: If you could own one Spydie, what would it be?
Replies: 33
Views: 2144

Though I don't own one yet, I'd choose the CE millie. If I had to pick one I own, it'd be my FRN Native CE.

Praise not the day before evening has come, a sword before it is tried, ice before it has been crossed, and before until it is drunk.
by mac_heath
Fri Nov 01, 2002 9:37 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Native question
Replies: 10
Views: 758

I agree, both natives look a little odd. The bottom one has almost no PE section. My native has shallow serrations, very unlike my Merlin and Rescue.

Praise not the day before evening has come, a sword before it is tried, ice before it has been crossed, and before until it is drunk.
by mac_heath
Thu Oct 31, 2002 5:13 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: age old question
Replies: 18
Views: 1520

I prefer specialized blade designs, like the hook or sheepsfoot, serrated. I cut cardboard, open boxes, rip through rope, use them for stripping off small branches, etc. The serrations are great in those environments because the tiny points start the cut for you. This is particularly noticeable when...
by mac_heath
Thu Oct 31, 2002 9:51 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How happy are you with your Harpy?
Replies: 14
Views: 1021

I carry the low-cost Harpy wannabee Merlin (SE). It's very nice. I understand that the blade on the merlin is thinner, which means that it isn't as strong, but it binds less when cutting all the way through something (like carving up a cardboard box). Personal preference, but I think if you're going...
by mac_heath
Wed Oct 30, 2002 2:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Essay(s): Why do you buy Spyderco?
Replies: 32
Views: 2228

1. Biggest bang for the buck. Excellent knives at good prices. 2. Not primarily marketed as "cthuluian death monger tactical ninja blades" 3. Ergonomic, easy to use, one-handed opening hole. 4. Clip provides for easy carry. 5. Serrations that are useful (not just 'cause it's popular) and resharpenab...
by mac_heath
Mon Oct 28, 2002 4:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife for ecology class.
Replies: 13
Views: 1137

PiPhi> If you're looking for impressive, go with a larger-looking knife (yeah, it's stereotypical, but guys are impressed w/ size). I've found the FRN Native is an inexpensive EDC knife, and very sturdy. For in-the-woods, you'll probably want some of the blade plain-edged. My experience with the com...

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