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by gadfly
Mon Jul 08, 2002 12:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Trends - Discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 2748

Sal, I appreciate your vision of an ugly world. I know you're only the messager. Primarily, a knife is a tool. Hammers and wrenches are tools, so when will these be banned? In the past, I have carried wrenches as weapons, as they were less likely to arouse concern. I am very concerned about the tren...
by gadfly
Mon Jul 08, 2002 12:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Black Hawk
Replies: 7
Views: 1220

dpsmith, Welcome to the Spyderco Forum! As a Benchmade fan, you obviously have a taste for fine knives. Spderco makes fine quality knives leaning towards function, e.g., the Spyderhole. I too am a big fan of G-10 scale material. As such, I suggest you take a look at the Military. It is important to ...
by gadfly
Mon Jul 08, 2002 11:53 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Military with black edge?
Replies: 14
Views: 1104

ultima ratio, Welcome to the Spyderco Forum! I have the black blde Military. It was explained to me as a "sort of" titanium finish. To my taste, the Military is the best folder around. While I use a Military as my every day carry (EDC), I don't generally carry my black blade due to its rarity - we a...
by gadfly
Wed Jul 03, 2002 12:00 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Celebrate Freedom - 4th of July
Replies: 11
Views: 877

Celebrate Freedom - 4th of July

Happy 4th of July! In the United States, we celebrate freedom and democracy. This past September, we were reminded just how transitory freedom can be, if we're not willing to pay what ever price required. I hope that all people will be able to enjoy the bounty that we started two hundred and twenty ...
by gadfly
Mon Jun 24, 2002 12:21 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Legal Carry
Replies: 26
Views: 5799

Linda, Municipal laws supercede State laws only if the state allows this to be so. In Pennsylvania, the City of Philadelphia tried to pass an "Assault Weapons" ban. This law was so nasty that all semi-automatic hand guns (and even a revolver might have failed the squeeze the trigger once and the gun...
by gadfly
Fri Jun 07, 2002 9:53 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How many serrated Spydies do you own?
Replies: 40
Views: 2744

ATE,

Two of my favorite Spydies and EDCs are serrated:
Military
Spyderench

Most of my Spydies are plain edged



One way or the other, you pay for your tools!
by gadfly
Wed Jun 05, 2002 2:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Need Information about YOU!
Replies: 49
Views: 3165

I honestly don't know how I got grey in my beard, but I do... I was born in NY,NY, raised in Brooklyn, but moved around for a while. I've lived extensively in Texas, Montana, Boston, Monteal, Washington D.C. and finally settled in the Philadelphia area. My mom and brother now reside in Colorado. I'v...
by gadfly
Fri May 31, 2002 2:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: When can we expect to see the ATR hit the market?
Replies: 6
Views: 849

Good question, 'cause I can't wait!

One way or the other, you pay for your tools!
by gadfly
Fri May 31, 2002 2:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: new knife
Replies: 8
Views: 978

knife_thrower, Welcome to the Spyderco Forum. As already mentioned, switch blades may be illegal to carry. You're tempting fate by carrying the blade (cool as it may be). My suggestion is put the item into a display case to better show it off. My preferences in knives tend to run to the large size f...
by gadfly
Thu May 23, 2002 10:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Military as EDC?..First Post !!
Replies: 19
Views: 1272

Kaizer, Welcome to the Forum. In my opinion, the Military is the best knife you could pick. It is an unbelievably lightweight knife for its large size. The G-10 scale (handles) material has a very secure grip. This is my usual carry, although I do rotate other Spydies into the mix. The only downside...
by gadfly
Tue May 21, 2002 12:00 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Civillian or Matriarch as an EDC?
Replies: 9
Views: 1014

Jenner 515, While I think you should buy the Civilian (I have two), I strongly urge you reconsider this magnificent blade as an EDC. This is one serious blade meant as backup protection for undercover officers. The length (4 1/8 inches) is enough to make it illegal in many jurisdictions (Denver migh...
by gadfly
Mon May 13, 2002 10:58 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: lil temperance
Replies: 5
Views: 965

sc_rebel1957, That's why there's Chocolate and Vanilla. The Lil Temperance is a whole lot of knife in a small package. The G-10 scales and handle design make for a very sure grip. The grip combined with a short but massive blade and super strong compression provides on terrific tool. I was not incli...
by gadfly
Mon May 13, 2002 10:48 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: First Post
Replies: 14
Views: 1013

Transistor, Welcome to the Forum! I buy Spydercos from a variety of sources. I am not opposed to saving money, but I also use retailors. It's important to hold a knife to see if you like the feel of the knife. If retailors are out of business, then you don't have that option. That's why I throw some...
by gadfly
Mon May 06, 2002 12:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: BAN KNIFEPUNK
Replies: 65
Views: 4544

A few things: I am a moderator of a list server, and unless one is willing to review every post prior to putting it out on the server, it's not possible to stop offensive material from getting onto the list. I made the following post to another topic, but I don't know if anyone read it: Clay, I resp...
by gadfly
Fri May 03, 2002 3:04 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: I remember a place...
Replies: 18
Views: 1437

KP, If I can quote a song, "take it easy". You asked, "what am i supposed to let them walk all over me ? and sit around and watch? heck no". In a word NO! However, when somebody tries to provoke or "dis" you, they are the ones who look bad. Not doing anything is the appropriate response. Responding ...
by gadfly
Fri May 03, 2002 2:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A moral quandery
Replies: 10
Views: 813

I used to own a belt carried muti-type tool until I handled the Spyderench. I was very happy with the other knife, but I liked the Spyderench more. Clearly, if one has made a commitment to a human being then this would be a moral quandary. However, a knife is a tool, and, in my opinion, function sho...
by gadfly
Tue Apr 30, 2002 10:10 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: CLAY KESTING
Replies: 15
Views: 1078

Clay, I respect you and have always looked forward to your postings. I also think that it is completely wrong to curse on a forum such as the Spyderco Forum. However, if KP wants to talk knives it's fine by me. Of the comments you quoted, the Military is a great knife, Spydercos are expensive and I ...
by gadfly
Tue Apr 30, 2002 3:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: How did you make acquaintance of Spyderco?
Replies: 31
Views: 2711

My first contact with Spyderco was many years ago, with their sharpening ceramics. I used to go to woodworking shows and bought most of their stuff. After several years, the Spyderco rep started bringing Spyderco knives to the woodworking shows. I thought they were kind of gimicky. After that, but s...
by gadfly
Wed Apr 24, 2002 2:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: sustaining your collection...
Replies: 24
Views: 1900

Of the four hundred thousand dollars I've earned in my life, I spent three hundred and fifty thousand dollars on wine, women, knives and song.

The rest I spent foolishly

One way or the other, you pay for your tools!
by gadfly
Tue Apr 23, 2002 9:59 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: newcomer
Replies: 13
Views: 1099

Welcome aboard!

I'm a Spyernut since I love high quality steel, G-10 scales combined with good function.

One way or the other, you pay for your tools!

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