My only problem with my spyderco knives

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My only problem with my spyderco knives

Postby Mike V. » Sun May 20, 2001 12:00 am

My only problem I have with my spyderco's is choosing which one to carry. I work in an office/technical environment which cuts it down a bit but there are still lots of choices. I usually opt for the Michael Walker half serrated. Very light, certainly can handle anything I might come up against. The even smaller Dragonfly would also suffice. Then theres the the Calypso Jr. with Micarta, the Delica, the standard G10. Just another of those tough decisions I have to make on a daily basis. I am sure there are others of you with the same dilema.

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Postby Blades » Sun May 20, 2001 8:17 pm

Yeah, but what a good problem to have! <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle>
Also, welcome to the Spydie forums.


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Postby knifenerd » Sun May 20, 2001 8:29 pm

How about the "Toad"? Tiny enough to be considered non-threatening even by the most politically correct office employees.

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Postby SharpeML » Sun May 20, 2001 9:26 pm

Can't go wrong with a Cricket. Even better if you can find one with the aluminum handleds.

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Postby vampyrewolf » Sun May 20, 2001 9:40 pm

Yep, Cricket(almite, fully serated) has no problems at work or school. I also carry a LadyBug(black, 50/50) without problems. Both shaving sharp, although the cricket isn't too fun to shave with <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle>)

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Postby ftkinney » Sun May 20, 2001 11:09 pm

maybe a harpy if you what to spice it up.

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Postby charlie » Mon May 21, 2001 9:10 am

Mike V., You don't have a real problem, it's the guy who can only afford one or two Spycerco knives that has a problem! If you make a list of the knives you own I will be glad to make a daily carry list for you for the month of June. If you donate one of your knives to someone who needs a Spyderco and responds to this post your generosity will be payment enough.

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Postby clipiteer » Mon May 21, 2001 1:55 pm

Have you considered a Co-Pilot with a stainless steel handle? It should handle most tasks without scaring anyone.

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Postby Walt2 » Mon May 21, 2001 2:24 pm

I will stick with my new style Howard Viele. After over 50 years of using and sharpening knives I have found a steel (VG10) that really suits my needs.

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Postby Jeff/1911 » Tue May 22, 2001 12:30 am

Mike V.

I can certainly identify with you. So far for me, it's only between my Calypso, Calypso Jr. (both Micarta) and my G-10 Rookie. It won't be so relatively simple for long... Have you considered a "rotation" schedule?

Of mine; the Rookie is the smallest but either of the Calypso's ride so completely low profile & flat that they often get the nod for my workday choice.

Cheers, Jeff/1911.

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Postby sal » Thu May 31, 2001 7:19 am

Hi Mike, SharpeML, Clipiteer & Walt. Welcome to the Spyderco forum.

It is a tough problem. Yesterday, I had to carry the Boye Dendritic Cobalt Military prototype and today it's the Lil' Temperance prototype. It's a tough job.

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Postby SharpeML » Thu May 31, 2001 9:40 pm

Hey! Sal

A big shot executive like yourself can't be bothered with choosing which prototype to carry each day. So, I'm sure I could sacrifice a little pocket space to help you out!

Keep up the great work a Spyderco!

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Postby phwl » Thu May 31, 2001 9:44 pm

I have the same problem. I've got the dyad-jr, navigator, full size wegner, ss dragonfly, ladybug and the calypso jr ltwgt. I find that around the city, I carry the ss dragonfly most of the time because the blade is long enough for most jobs and it looks the most non-threatening.

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Postby sal » Mon Jun 04, 2001 11:26 am

Hi Sharpe. Thanx for the kind words. Funny, when I look in the mirror, I don't see a "big shot executive", just another knife guy.

sal

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Postby Tom Percy » Mon Jun 04, 2001 12:20 pm

I don't have a problem deciding what TO carry, I have more a problem deciding what NOT to carry <img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle>

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Postby alex_111 » Mon Jun 04, 2001 2:01 pm

you decide which **ONE** knife to carry? geez, that'd be impossible for me... <img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle>
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Postby Zhang Fei » Thu Jun 07, 2001 11:28 am

The Baby Jess Horn is another excellent choice and my current favorite after I broke the pocket clip on my Dragonfly. Sitting in a boring presentation yesterday, my boss reached over and pulled the baby Jess Horn out of my pocket. Figured out how to open it up then stabbed himself good in his finger with the super sharp needle-tip when he was "testing" the edge. Looked over at me. Shrugged my shoulders - "It's sharp. Watch out" Then he proceeded to stab the stuffing in his chair. Handed it back to me and said "That's dangerous." When asked why, he said because it's too sharp. Go figure - IT'S A KNIFE!!!

ZF

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Postby Tom Percy » Thu Jun 07, 2001 11:34 am

Now alex_111, I did not say that I <i>only </i> carry 1 <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle>

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Postby The Stare » Mon Jun 11, 2001 2:25 pm

I'm having similar problems with the decision for my left -- back up -- side front pocket carry.

When I first got the Goddard Ltwt, I assumed that was it, and I'd carry it forever. Then, I got a Native and Calypso Jr. ALmost immediately, the Native went into the pocket and the Goddard back into its box. I can't help my feeling that the Native is one of the most versatile and useful knife designs I've seen. I know it wouldn't be as good a self-defense weapon, but this is the backup, and the shorter blade of the Native is more useful than the nearly 4" blade of the Goddard.

I keep playing with the Calypso, but haven't yet gotten it into my pocket. Appearance-wise, am sure it is the best of the 3. Very non-threatening look, IMO. And, of course, so many rave about its cutting ability, and like teh VG-10 steel so much.

Frankly, the Calypso Jr has a sort of delicate feeling about it. I'd really like to know how sturdy it is perceived to be bythosee who carry it regularly. And, if possible, compared to the Native for EDC. Both the knives have excellent designs, with a choil/ricasso that will come back and not cut you, should the lock fail. The Native's handle seems longer, and it feels much more sturdy. Sure would like to know if I could carry the Calypso with a feeling of confidence, not worried it might break in some way or another. (Forgot to say that I have a great knack for breaking things.)

Though the Native's blades is shorter than the Goddard's, it still feels to me that it has defense potential, should the need arise. I feel I could thrust strongly, without worry of breaking the blade. I fear, thus far, that a strong stab with the Calypso Jr could easily result in breaking the blade, and then I'd be out of knives.

Some help, please!! Thanks,


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Postby Tom Percy » Tue Jun 12, 2001 5:10 am

The Stare,
I've found my Calypso Jr. is quite sturdy, but I save it, or my Calypso, for dress use. The Micarta handles are really nice, and It bothers me when I scratch them.
I stick with FRN, G10, and Stainless for EDC.


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