Homage to the Civilian

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Homage to the Civilian

Postby yog » Thu Sep 06, 2001 12:00 am

In my spare time I build 3D computer models. So I thought what better knife to model than (IMHO) Spyderco’s most beautiful knife.



I was hoping to put the large versions (1280x1024) up on my web site for anyone interested to download, they show a lot more detail, but my hosts web server is down. If anyone has any free web space give me a call and I’ll mail them over, (they’re about 170k each).


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Postby yog » Thu Sep 06, 2001 2:53 pm

Another one for your viewing pleasure.
I've taken some liberties with the lock, couldn't quite see it all, and the spring is missing.

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Postby The Stare » Thu Sep 06, 2001 7:07 pm

Very interesting, Yog. Thanks for sharing your efforts.

My lack of mechanical ability knows no bounds, so it isn't surprising to me that I'm puzzled by a couple things.

In the second picture, where the blade is partially open, the lockbar/spacer, whatever it is, is pushed out from the line of the scales/liners, just like a slip joint. Is this part of the deal with the compression locks?

Also, you said the spring isn't present in the 3rd picture. What form of spring is it, and where does it fit in the scheme of things, up near the pivot on the back? Would appreciate understanding this. THanks,


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Postby Dav » Thu Sep 06, 2001 11:46 pm

*Bows in homage*

Beautiful Yog. Brings a tear to my eye.

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Postby ruxton » Fri Sep 07, 2001 9:57 am

WOW thats excellent yog, i am most impressed
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Postby yog » Fri Sep 07, 2001 12:04 pm

Ta for the comments guys. Just hope I can get the full rez versions for download somewhere.

KenN
Yep, lots of extruded flat planes with plenty of bevels thrown in for highlights.

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It's just a standard lockback, so when you press the thumb dent the front of the lock pivots out to release the blade. I actually have it set up so that when you move the blade the lock is moved automatically.
The spring is a length of spring steel, as opposed to a helix type spring, that runs from the back spacer to the underside of the thumb dent on the front lock. It is the resistance you feal when you press the lock.

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Postby chinook » Fri Sep 07, 2001 1:16 pm

Great work Yog!
You can get a free trial membership at photopoint.com which will allow you to upload up to 10 photos and link to them here.


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Postby yog » Fri Sep 07, 2001 5:21 pm

Many thanks Chinook.

If you want to see or download the full sized versions (and I reccomend it), go to

http://albums.photopoint.com/j/AlbumInd ... 731753&f=0



Don't forget to double click on the image or set display to "full size", or you will get the half rez versions (640x480), instead of the full size of 1280x1024.

Have fun.


Edited by - yog on 9/7/2001 5:47:28 PM

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Postby chinook » Fri Sep 07, 2001 5:30 pm

Doesn't show any photos in any of the albums. You may need to move the pictures out of your inbox to one of the shared albums that they create automatically or make another, maybe "knives"


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Postby yog » Fri Sep 07, 2001 5:45 pm

Here's hoping I have better luck with this <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle>

http://albums.photopoint.com/j/AlbumInd ... 731753&f=0

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Postby chinook » Fri Sep 07, 2001 6:25 pm

By George, I think he's got it!!

And so do I. added 3 pics to my collection.


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Postby fnhp35 » Thu Sep 27, 2001 11:03 pm

Okay, I am somewhat of a newbie (although I have been lurking for awhile) and I have found these images. Basically I was wondering is the Civilian was ever made with the reversible pocket clip. The literature says that it is tip down. So basically, who is right? Thanks much.

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Postby Mr Blonde » Fri Sep 28, 2001 9:35 am

I'll second that question: Is the Civilian's clip reversible for tip-up carry these days?

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Postby yog » Fri Sep 28, 2001 11:58 am

Yep, I can confirm that the clip on the G-10 Civilian can be reversed for tip up or tip down carry.

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Postby fnhp35 » Sat Sep 29, 2001 5:37 pm

RYAN and yog

Thank you very much for your help. I am sorry for the somewhat garbled post as well. Okay, so what you are saying, Ryan is that the holes that receive the screws are on the opposite side? Meaning one is on the "right" side of the knife, and the other is on the "left" side. Is this the way that all the Civilians were made? I have never owned or even really looked closely at a switch able (tip-up or tip-down) pocket clip (the only Spyderco I have is the military, which is a great knife BTW). Although from the images that yog created it would seem that the holes were on the same side. Am I missing something here (which is quite likely)? Anyway, thanks for the help.

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Postby Leo Daher » Sun Sep 30, 2001 12:36 am

Ryan is mistaken. Both sets of holes are on the same side - in other words, if you reverse the clip on a right-handed tip down, you will have a right handed tip up.

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