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New knife for my girlfriend???

Postby Toolin » Tue Aug 07, 2001 12:00 am

My girls birthday is comming up and I want to get her a Spyderco to use at her resturant and as EDC. I was thinking about buying her a Native but I do not know what handle to get her. I can buy her SS because it would be sweet to have it engraved, but the FRN would be good because it would not slip out of her hand during wet use at her job. Also the SS has AUS-10 and the FRN has the CPM440V, what is better? Thanx for your thoughts.

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Postby scolby » Tue Aug 07, 2001 11:43 am

Hi Toolin. Why don't you try looking down the forum to a post entitled "AUS-10 - CPM440V". I think you will find all the discussion that you need there.

You don't say what kind of work your girlfriend does. Another question, were you thinking of plain edge or serrated?

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Postby ftkinney » Tue Aug 07, 2001 4:37 pm

i think the fourmite Vampyerwolf works in a resturant and uses a cricket frequently. between the FRN and ss i think the ss looks better but the slip factor is high in a resturant. maybe a progrip?

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Postby vampyrewolf » Tue Aug 07, 2001 6:16 pm

Actually, I work at a fast food place... Burger King...

I use both my Tufram Cricket and Wegner jr. I find the Cricket to be a great little worker, so far cutting anything I've put it too. I bought a serrated one for boxes, and it still has enough tip to work as a small razor.

There are limitless possibilities on holding posiions for the cricket, depending on the angle you are cutting and how much blade you want to hit the surface with.

I'm planing to get a plain edge to compliment it, and then I'll have 2 crickets at work for use, and leave the wegner in the street clothes.

As you can see, I LOVE my cricket... It's even easy to take apart and clean... about 10-15 minutes depending on how much oil you want to use. I clean mine about every 3-4 weeks.

We all start with 10 fingers. Those with Spydies have 9 to spare, Still need a thumb. Good thing I still have 8 to spare...

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Postby 80L » Tue Aug 07, 2001 10:19 pm

Hi Toonlin,
I recently got a Native...first the FRN then traded it in for the SS. I do like the blade better on the SS, but the handle does slip at times (when you're really working it). From what I gathered the CPM440 steel has a tendency to stain a little. Anyway, I am really happy with the SS Native. The blade is sharp, and mine came 50/50 (I don't even know if you can get it fully plain or serrated). I've already used it a great deal, and I couldn't be happier with it. I am glad that I made the trade...besides I think the SS looks more like a tool whereas the black handle of the FRN looks a little ominous (in my opinion).

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Postby sam the man.. » Tue Aug 07, 2001 11:10 pm

I work in the newsroom and the only politically correct knife is a cricket.. Well, mouse, toad, navigator, co pilot, worker..... These spydies draw plenty of ooohs and aaahs from my co-workers... <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle>

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Postby clipiteer » Wed Aug 08, 2001 7:26 am

Hi Toolin. What exactly does your girlfriend do? I mean is she a waitress, does she take orders, etc.? If she works around people a lot, the Cricket is more Sheeple friendly than the Native. If not, SS handles look better but are slippery when wet. Hope this helps.

P.S.-VampyreWolf,hope your thumb gets better

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Postby Clay Kesting » Wed Aug 08, 2001 2:33 pm

If the knife is going to be used around food, might I suggest a FRN Calypso Jr. rather than the Native. I find that the flat ground blade works very well as a paring knife and the VG-10 steel seems to be very corrosion resistant as well as taking a killer edge. As a bonus I think the handle might be better for a smaller female hand and the fish-scale pattern gives it a very secure grip when wet.

Clay

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Edited by - Clay Kesting on 8/8/2001 2:35:16 PM

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Postby Toolin » Thu Aug 09, 2001 10:06 am

Thanx guys. My girl and I work at Friendly's and she is Ice Cream/Server. I think the FRN will be better for her. I want to get her a knife that is big enough for defence yet not to large. That is why I thought of the native.

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Postby Tightwad » Thu Aug 09, 2001 10:22 am

Toolin...Clay has the right idea. The calypso jr lwt. If it's daily "work" cutting and possiable
self defense then THIS is the knife for the job. The Calypso jr has cutting ability is far and above
it's small acceptable size. I've bought two, my wife nailed the first one for her use and wouldn't
give it back.

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Postby Clay Kesting » Thu Aug 09, 2001 5:08 pm

I have serious reservations about any <b>untrained </b> person carrying a knife for self-defence. I've dealt with my concerns in some detail in the past here: http://www.spyderco.com/forum/Topic.asp ... _title=MBC. I would be concerned that your girlfiend might hesitate to actually cut with the knife after she'd drawn it and could end up having the knife used against her. Of course if you get her training as well that'd be a different matter <img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle>.

Clay

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Postby Tightwad » Fri Aug 10, 2001 10:15 am

Yes, I agree with Clay on the self defense point. If you're not trained AND practiced in self defense
then .....Feet don't fail me now! Leave the knife in your pocket and scream like He**.


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