Simple. It's one of the many spyders that you need to hold before you gain respect for it. I never thought anything of it until I finally got to hold one. It fits my hand like it was made for it, but I guess it probably is a little stretched out for smaller hands. Just think of it as a modified SS nativefellyjr wrote:I don't have a Scorpius YET, so please tell me why I need to get one. I really don't care for the shape of it, but it IS a Spyderco after all. So Tim, convince me that I can't live without one.
fellyjr wrote:I don't have a Scorpius YET, so please tell me why I need to get one. I really don't care for the shape of it, but it IS a Spyderco after all. So Tim, convince me that I can't live without one.
Dr. Snubnose wrote:Not a good one for SD....Like 224477 says too slippery and no protection for that hand on thrusting...kitchen chores? Cool Knife....Tim get a Yo or Ronin already!!!!!Doc
Mr Blonde wrote:I think very highly of the Scorpius. The best SS utility folder in the current line-up. Despite the excellent ergos, the knife definitely needs both coarse G10 grips and jimping to be considered suitable for SD. I love the SS handle and very sharp blade for utility tasks. It could use a lefty friendly clip mounting though.
Just two weeks ago, I used my PE Scorpius to help prepare dinner when no suitable knives (i.e. sharp)were around.
silverback wrote:Since I don't buy knives for SD, I can't compare it to other SD models. But I know that the tail is very nice for nonlethal stabbing to pressure points and for painful finger locks (experimented with it ).
The problem is the SS handles, I believe that thick G10 would be better.
As a utility folder, it's one of those knives you have to try out to really appreciate. The handle offers multiple grip positions for forceful or intricate cutting, and I love the sharp tip and big belly.
The most abusive thing I did to mine was opening a thick 4 liter can of soup. The Scorpius came through without scratches, just a little duller.
224477 wrote:Wouter made a great review on the Scorpius...
As for me, no way this one for SD... The handle is too slippery and the front ergos are not good enought for safe stabbs. I would avoid an SS handled knife for SD in general, exceptions "may" apply..
Cuccos19 wrote:Hi everyone!
I have a Scorpius Plain Edge. I bought it, because I love its looks. But I think, inspite of the really big (14mm) opening hole, it needs a quite a lot of training to open it. And a bit more force and wrist shake then an Endura or a Police. I think there is not enough weight on the blade, which can "pull out" it after an initial push. And the blade sits quite deep in the handle too when it's closed.
What is good about the Scorpius in SD, is the little tail. It makes a very nice impact weapon. When the knife closed - in a smaller, maybe lady hand - the front tip of the handle is also a very effective impact weapon, I think.
But use a knife under the size of a Police, Military or even an Endura against dogs, not a good idea. Yes, where I live, four-legged makes more concrete danger than two-legged. I think my Police pairing with my back-pack (wearing on my left shoulder) is much suited for SD against dogs, for example a german shepherd.
Michael Cook wrote: Due to slipperyness the only SS knife I carry for self-protection is the kerambit because of it's ergos and ring. It'd be less of an issue if a two-handed gross motor opening was used but opening one-handed under great stress could present avoidable issues.
Hi Dete!dete wrote:I think it's very good,
Yojimbo is highly thought of here, and I think it shares some of the qualities of the Yojimbo in the tail
Good for those of us that wanted to see a smaller Yojimbo.
Don't get me wrong it has other unique qualities of it's own.
cobrajoe wrote:Simple. It's one of the many spyders that you need to hold before you gain respect for it. I never thought anything of it until I finally got to hold one. It fits my hand like it was made for it, but I guess it probably is a little stretched out for smaller hands. Just think of it as a modified SS native
As for SD, I'd reccomend "breaking it in" first, as the one I have was very stiff brand new, and also some help with the SS grippiness would be in order (Bead blasting, sanding, jimping, etc)
Tim, if I would have to choose a spyderco for palm stick then I would go following:Puyallupknifegu wrote:Hey 22447,
I agree about the SS handles...in fact, I hardly have any SS handles...however, I like the little tail on this guy...and that is primarily what I would use to resolve a situation. I'm pretty convinced w/ what MA I know, you take that tail and put enough force behind it, and you won't need to cut a bad guy! Just smack them a couple of times!