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Opinions on the Military

Postby axis27 » Sat Feb 23, 2002 1:00 am

Hey, I was now looking to get a military and was wondering what you guys' opinions of it were. My friend has one and I just can't figure out if I really like it enough to drop a hundred bucks.



I want one with full serrations, but the serrations don't go to the tip and I don't know if I trust that liner lock yet. Let me know what you guys think.

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Postby tortoise » Sat Feb 23, 2002 10:39 am

I've had my current Military for over a year now, it's my everyday carry. This may be the greatest knife in the history of man.

When I first saw one in '95 or '96 I thought, "What an ugly knife." I got one anyway, but only owned it for a very short time, and didn't give it a chance before I traded it for something else.

About a year and a half ago, I wanted a more substantial knife for carry at work. By then I was a die hard Spyderco guy, so I gave the Military another try. Wow! What a dope I was to get rid of it in the first place. This knife does everything well and achieves the nearly impossible combination of rock solid AND light as a feather.

I used to buy knives all the time. I'd get one, and soon another would catch my fancy. Since I got my Military, I don't look around anymore. It must be love.

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Postby sam the man.. » Sat Feb 23, 2002 11:04 am

Its BIG, I like it, l<img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>ve it because its totally AWES<img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>ME! I never leave home without it.. And I want More! *heh-heh-heh!* <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> Well in short, the Millie R<img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>CKS! Yeah! <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

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Postby Sword and Shield » Sat Feb 23, 2002 2:55 pm

Through my time on the forums, I've heard people bash about every linerlock on Earth except Spyderco's. That definitely says something for the quality involved! <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

Keepin' it real...real sharp, that is.

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Postby Jeff/1911 » Sat Feb 23, 2002 4:35 pm

The plain edge portion on the front end of the serrated blade of the Military is great, and I find that it comes in very handy. There is no reason for concern with the nested linerlock on the Military. It truly is a particularly good design, combining light weight and extreme durability. Get one, you won't be sorry. Jeff/1911.

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Postby JBE » Mon Feb 25, 2002 7:19 pm

Drop the money for it. It's well worth it..a purchase you won't ever regret making...If you carry only one knife make it the Military...

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Postby Jeff/1911 » Tue Feb 26, 2002 1:52 am

Medic2110,

I assume this means that you have acquired a military? If so, congratulations.

Jeff/1911.

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Postby JBE » Tue Feb 26, 2002 3:08 am

Yes I did..It was a gift from my wife actually..

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Postby Lsaulog » Tue Feb 26, 2002 7:59 am

Medic2110, you're a lucky guy! Keep the knife, keep the wife! <img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

Congrats on picking up a Military.

Edited by - Lsaulog on 2/26/2002 7:04:22 AM

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Postby CalypsoKid » Tue Feb 26, 2002 8:06 am

Sam<img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

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Postby yog » Tue Feb 26, 2002 12:47 pm

An awsome knife, I only wish I could carry it more often.

One of the strongest liner locks out there.

Is that a <img src="http://spyderco.com/forum/spyder.gif"border=0> in your pocket, or are you just glad to see me ?

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Postby kraziekurtis » Tue Feb 26, 2002 2:53 pm

Hear so much good stuff about it I wish I had one, but if I got one I would want it in VG-10 Steel <img src="http://kraziekurtis.50megs.com/drool.gif">

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Postby revolvergeek » Tue Feb 26, 2002 4:19 pm

I really like mine, and find that it is slipping into my back pocket more and more often these days.

Here is a .. uh .. interesting review:

http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Set/ ... ryrev.html

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Postby gadfly » Tue Feb 26, 2002 11:16 pm

The Military is one heck of a knife!

It is very light with great gripping G-10 scales (handles). It's also big.

When you need a right sized knife, this is the one.

Even though some people might be surprised or even upset by the size of the blade, it is my everyday carry.

I also carry other Spyderco knives in rotation. During the summertime, I carry the Spyderench a lot. Right now I've been adding the Bob Lum Chinese Folder and the Lil Temperance as my other carries.

One way or the other, you pay for your tools!

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Postby ruxton » Wed Feb 27, 2002 6:25 am

sorry but i'm gonna have to disagree here, i'm in a kinda love/hate relationship with my millie, of all my knifes i've acidentally cut myself with this one the most, and its been plagued wityh problems of the screws coming loose and on one occasion falling out. i find it really hard to sharpen on the 204, or rather sharpen WITH the last mm of the tip intact. on the other hand it feels soooo good...
MAT

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Postby SpyderNut » Wed Feb 27, 2002 9:14 am

Sooo, if I were to get one, should I go for the model with CPM-440V or ATS-34? I heard a lot of good by both models, and I really think I'd prefer the CPM, but what do you all think?

Thanks!

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Postby 32055 » Wed Feb 27, 2002 10:08 pm

I think everyone should have at least one Military. I currently have four, and if I'm ever a lucky dog, number five will be the elusive Black Millie. If you just want one for a daily user, I'd go with one of the newer CPM-440V models. For a large EDC it is much slicker than the ATS-34 models, at least in my experience. I'd have to agree with tortoise. I just love this knife.

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Postby JBE » Thu Feb 28, 2002 9:04 am

Get the one in CPM440V...

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Postby ramlanrafie » Thu Feb 28, 2002 7:08 pm

CPM440V!!!


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