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Police G10 PE vs MILITARY PE

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2001 1:00 am
I know I can trust you so :

What would you choose ?

Both are G10 handled, slim and lightweight, flat edge blade.

Military is supposed to be rock solid, but I heard about problems with screws in G10.

I love Police Model, partly because I am a LEO and it is a great classic from spyderco, a must have for collectors.

But I want a utility knife, not a collectible, and I don't know what to think about ATS 55 edge retention.

Thanks in advance.

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2001 2:22 pm
by aero_student
You can't go wrong with the military. It is an awesome knife and probly of the spydies I own it is the one I carry the most.

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2001 2:34 pm
by tortoise
I have a military, I love the military, it's my everyday carry, and I too am a cop. That said, I've always wanted a police model, for whatever reason, I just haven't gotten one. Yet. I'll go with the stainless, though, the classic.
So my point? I think that, in the end, it doesn't matter which you get now. You'll be back for the other.

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2001 4:11 pm
Thanks for the input !!!
As for lock question, I tend to trust lockbacks a lot more...
Tortoise, I am afraid you are true whatever the one I buy, I will soon want the other !!!

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2001 9:16 am
by yog
Both are awsome knives.
I love the sleek lines and the SS handle of the Police model, but I also love the toughness of the Military model.

Both are very slim (the Military surprisingly so), but the Police is also narrower, so it might sit easier in a crowded pocket.

If I were gong fo a Police model I would go with the SS handle. If I wanted specifically a G-10 handled model I would go with the Military.

"Walk softly, but carry a big stick."

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2001 6:27 pm
by toothed
They're both great knives. Other factors you may want to consider based on your normal usage are how the knife closes and what you will normally be cutting. The liner lock on the Military is slightly easier and safer to close one-handed. Also, if cutting seatbelts or plastic ties will be typical uses for your knife, you may want to consider a serrated rather than plain edge blade. (The serrated edge should grip the materials and start the cut more effectively than the plain edge. Although a rough edge can be produced with a coarse stone sharpener on the plain edge). The Police with its narrower blade should be more efficient in slipping into cramped areas for the cut. I think these comments might make your decision more difficult, sorry about that. Finally, here's my advice: get a serrated stainless steel Police. (Try it as it comes out of the box first, you can apply some abrasive adhesive strips on the handle later, if needed).

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2001 8:58 pm
by Jeff/1911
I own the Military and the stainless
Police models; in both serrated and plain edge versions and I still want to get a G-10 Police. They seem to be a really nice balance of lightweight, grippy handles, and a flat ground blade. Personally, I really like ATS-55 and have no trouble getting a really good edge on it, whereas I have had some trouble in this area with CPM-440V. I have also had no problems whatsoever with corrosion of ATS-55 as others have reported.

If you can handle both knives before you purchase you should, as this may make your decision much easier. Or you know...perhaps not.

Here's a picture of each. See images 1 and 2 below.

Cheers, Jeff/1911.

Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2001 7:31 am
Many thanks to you all.
I will take a little time to think before I choose.

Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2001 4:29 pm
by kraziekurtis
I'm now gonna get a Military Plain Edge as my next knife!!!!!!! <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle>