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by gadfly
Thu Mar 27, 2003 5:11 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Temperance-Thanks Sal!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1000

You're right, the Temperance is one heck of a good design.

I carry this one as much as my Military, which was my first love.

One way or the other, you pay for your tools!
by gadfly
Mon Mar 17, 2003 3:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: how does spyderco sharpen the SE at the factory?
Replies: 2
Views: 884

Give Knife Knut a Kewpie Doll! Dressing the Sharpening Stone so that it consistently has identical serrations is a time consuming task. The guys that do the sharpening don't have a hair on their arms or neck. Any rumor that Americans have lost pride in their work is put to lie in the Golden, Colorad...
by gadfly
Mon Mar 17, 2003 2:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: #1 knive
Replies: 24
Views: 1789

The Military has been my main carry for years, but the 'Lil Temperance has worked its way into my carry rotation. The Military still wins, as it is a thing of beauty, light weight (for its large size) and balance. The G-10 scales are comfortable and strong. On the 'Lil Temperance, there's a lot of m...
by gadfly
Fri Mar 14, 2003 1:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: MEERKAT ---- Help pleaseeee !
Replies: 32
Views: 942

Barefoot_Simona, Before the Meerkat, Sal showed me the knife. After making a fool of myself for a couple of minutes, Sal blew on the back end of the still open knife and closed the blade. The "phantom" lock is a great conversation piece. As you slide the handles apart, blow and it will appear that y...
by gadfly
Tue Mar 04, 2003 4:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What's the rationale for the civilian blade?
Replies: 5
Views: 1208

The Civilain is terrific for slicing and dicing, but is especially well adapted for controlling an assailant. Once hooked over an arm, cooperationn becomes the operative word. A word of caution, the Civilian and the smaller Matriarch will give the local police and jurors every reason to believe you ...
by gadfly
Tue Mar 04, 2003 4:26 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Tip care of an SS 50/50 Police
Replies: 4
Views: 925

Reg, Welcome to the Spyderco Forum. You'll find that Spyderco steel is pretty rugged. While I no longer play mumblypeg, there are two knives with delicate tips: o The Civilian o The smaller Matriarch Both of these knives are terrific slicers and useful for maintaining control. However, neither blade...
by gadfly
Mon Feb 10, 2003 4:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which Civilian is which?
Replies: 9
Views: 1670

Danny, Welcome to the Forum I have the G-10 and the Carbon Fiber Civilians. I saw a Civie, in action, and once was enough. The Civilian was designed as a backup weapon. It is a serious piece of hardware meant to "slice and dice". The blade design does a great job in controling an attacker. The local...
by gadfly
Tue Jan 28, 2003 2:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Military or Starmate........again
Replies: 11
Views: 851

KBR, Many of us face this problem daily. Mine is complicated even more, as I have a 'Lil Temperance Leaf. As many of us face the quandary - Why have a great knife if you're not going to use it? I love all of my Spydercos, but I carry the Military and 'Lil Temperance about ninety percent of the time....
by gadfly
Mon Jan 13, 2003 12:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Collectors Club
Replies: 3
Views: 1086

John, The good news is you get to buy every Spydie made from the time you become a member. You may even have the option on purchasing previiously released Spydies. Your purchases would also be the same number - between 1 and 200 - each time. The bad news is you must buy them all! This can get pretty...
by gadfly
Fri Jan 10, 2003 10:38 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which Lil Temperance Model Do You Prefer
Replies: 8
Views: 939

I have the Leaf design and am very happy with it. In fact, I liked it so much, that I bought the Bob Lum Chinese knife. The leaf design puts a tremendous amount of heft and muscle in the smallest possible package. I now find myself splitting my carry time between the Leaf Lil Temperance and my Milit...
by gadfly
Fri Jan 03, 2003 12:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Next blade, Starmate or Military?
Replies: 11
Views: 1016

I have and love both, but the Military is my EDC while the Starmate is usually displayed above my fireplace (the only knife displayed). Both are great knives, but the Military just feels so good in my hand. I strongly suggest that you try to handle both knives. I think your decision will then be an ...
by gadfly
Fri Jan 03, 2003 12:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Wegner Folder or Spyderco Terzuola Folder
Replies: 13
Views: 839

SpydercoKnut,

I have and love them both, but the Bob Terzuola is what's displayed on my fireplace.


One way or the other, you pay for your tools!
by gadfly
Sat Jul 20, 2002 10:24 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How is Seki as in Seki City pronounced?
Replies: 12
Views: 1946

Gomen Kudasai

When I lived in Japan, it was pronounced

Seck ee Shee
Secki City

However, I believe SpyderNut had it right.

One way or the other, you pay for your tools!
by gadfly
Tue Jul 16, 2002 10:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: quick question --> RKBA
Replies: 2
Views: 705

Right to Keep and Bare Arms (RKBA) aka a proponent of the second ammendment of the U.S. Constitution.

One way or the other, you pay for your tools!
by gadfly
Sun Jul 14, 2002 9:09 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which large folder for camping?
Replies: 29
Views: 1976

I have most most of the knives mentioned, but my EDC is an SE Military. While all of the knives are worth having, the Military is so light, for a big knife. The G-10 material handles are so very fuctional. The "feel" of the knife is unbelievable.

One way or the other, you pay for your tools!
by gadfly
Fri Jul 12, 2002 11:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: So, what's in a name?
Replies: 21
Views: 1596

This is a great thread.

I've always been willing to stick my nose in where it wasn't appreciated. A gadfly is the kind of creature that will bite a horse on the butt - hence the name gadfly.

One way or the other, you pay for your tools!
by gadfly
Thu Jul 11, 2002 8:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Li'l Temperance - Spear Point or Trailing Point?
Replies: 10
Views: 1068

The Lil Temperance is an awsome blade. It's a lot of blade in a small package. It also has a very strong compression lock with ugly G-10 scales. G-10 is a great grip, but I hope they change the color. I have the Leaf Point which is similar to the Lum Chinese Folder. I'm very happy with the choice. I...
by gadfly
Thu Jul 11, 2002 8:33 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Bewildered
Replies: 14
Views: 920

cmassicotte, Welcome to the Spyderco Forum. SFO is the Spyderco factory outlet. Beware of being bitten by the Spyderco bug. You'll finf that Spyderco makes many fine knives. Some of these blades will catch your fancy. I myself prefer G-10 and Carbon Fiber scales. My every day carry (EDC) is the Mili...
by gadfly
Thu Jul 11, 2002 8:11 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Meerkat - advice in closing pls
Replies: 3
Views: 881

KennyBoy, Welcome to the Spyderco Forum. As to your question, Gravity. Hold the knife with the blade horizontal and down. Now slide one side of the back end from the other, and the weight of the blade is enough to break free of the phantom lock. If you really want to look cool, let someone else try ...
by gadfly
Mon Jul 08, 2002 10:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Anyone carry the Lum Chinese for EDC??
Replies: 12
Views: 1541

While I consider the Military my EDC, I regularly carry the Lum Chinese as well. I was not favorably impressed by the Lum, but I turned around on that after I bought the Lil Temperance which had the Leaf style blade. I got the Lil Temperance due to my interest in the compression lock. Within a short...

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