Would you lend out your Spydie?

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Would you lend out your Spydie?

Postby KBR » Sun Mar 10, 2002 1:00 am

I saw this question posted on another forum, so I wondered how you Spyderholics would handle the situation. If someone came up to you and asked to borrow your Spydie what would you do???







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Postby Gary » Sun Mar 10, 2002 5:15 pm

... Just say NO!!!

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Postby yog » Sun Mar 10, 2002 6:01 pm

Like Gary I would rather cut it for them.

I know we don't have a big knife culter in my country, but people constantly amaze me with how careless they are with sharp objects.
A friend was reciently looking to get themselves a decient knife so asked me around for some advice. I laid out a selection and after some prompting they began looking at my Calypso Jnr, which I had only just finished giving a touch up with my UF ceramics. The guy was about to run his thumb across the blade to feal the sharpness, they only stopped when I had an absolute fit at them !!!
**** that thing was so sharp even it's shadow could cut.

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Postby SpyderNut » Sun Mar 10, 2002 6:36 pm

This question needs some consideration.....

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As mentioned above, my first thought would be to say "No" to a person asking to use my knife.

But, on the other hand, I feel that at times I need to release my death-grip on my knives and let others enjoy them too. I mean, what good is it to own a $125 dollar knife and not let anyone touch it? Yes, some extreme caution should be used, as I would NOT let just anyone use my knives. ( Only people that I know and respect. ) I've had way to many knives "walk" away with a person needing a "knife for a quick job." My theory is that if the person isn't mature enough ( mentally or physically ) to use my knife with respect, then I wouldn't let on that I had a knife available. The only response you can offer at a time like that is, "No, you'd better not use my knife, its razor sharp and I wouldn't want you to get hurt." That way, the suspect doesn't feel like he/she is being hedged out from using your knife. I do this all the time, and now people just ask me to cut something, thus saving my knives from abuse or misuse.<img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

Hey, these are my "kids" for now! I gotta' take care of them...<img src="tongue.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

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Postby vampyrewolf » Sun Mar 10, 2002 7:12 pm

I carry the POS Multi-tool and my personal 'beater' the Delica, for this exact reason. The multi-ttol is basically a high-tech prybar as the blade won't even take an edge. The delica has a 40 edge on it, and is cheap enough to replace if they screw it over.

In the 3 yrs I've had the Delica, I've given it to ppl at work and my friends many times and nothing has happened to it yet.
They get warned that it's sharp, and that if it fails to come back in the shape it comes out of my pocket, the $68+taxes comes out of their ***.

I've seen many cut themselves on it, but no damage to the knife yet. not even going to start on what I've done with it...

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Postby sam the man.. » Sun Mar 10, 2002 8:52 pm

Well, it depends actually..

I'd rather cut for them, but if they are responsible, they can use my Spydie under my supervision.. And if they really want to have it bad, I give them one.. <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

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Postby glasshartt » Sun Mar 10, 2002 9:09 pm

Samo writes:

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Well, it depends actually..

I'd rather cut for them, but if they are responsible, they can use my Spydie under my supervision.. And if they really want to have it bad, I give them one..

Sam

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Hey Samo,

Can I borrow one of you knives, I really want to have it bad!! <img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

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Postby J Smith » Sun Mar 10, 2002 9:36 pm

Depends on who it is and then I will over see what they do with it.Once I was asked for my knife by my boss.I handed it to him and he started to use it as a screw driver.Well he did not get the screw out,didn't get the chance.I took it back and told him that that was about as dangerous as tring to cut your fingernails with a straight razor.If it was to slip it would cut you to the bone not to mention ruining the blade.He seemed to understand.

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Postby Pachucko » Sun Mar 10, 2002 10:43 pm

Come on guys, Don't you realize this was a trick question? Or maybe a joke? Pachucks

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Postby Pachucko » Sun Mar 10, 2002 10:43 pm

Come on guys, Don't you realize this was a trick question? Or maybe a joke? Pachucks

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Postby KBR » Sun Mar 10, 2002 11:17 pm

Nope, no joke Pachucko. This is something that many may consider a serious matter(me included).

As for me, the situation has come up a few times and I just say NO. The fact of the matter is no one is going to take care of your knives the way that you do. Someone needs something cut, I'll do it for them.

About a month ago, my father-in-law scraped the HELL out the black epoxy coating on my Black Ka-bar fighting/utility knife while he was just trying to sharpen it!!! Now I know that this isn't a Spydie, but I was PI$$*D. My Ka-bar was less than a month old.

Someone wrote once--"It's better to have a knife and not need it, than to need a knife and not have it". Or something like that.

Anyway, thanks for all of the input.

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Edited by - KBR on 3/10/2002 10:30:15 PM

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Postby Big-Target » Sun Mar 10, 2002 11:47 pm

I've said to some poeple ,who asked for my <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> :"What part of NO!! Didn't you understand???"
I even had one person DEMAND that I loan him my <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> . And I told him that if he didn't back off, he was goping to get my <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,POINT FIRST!!!!!!

He backed off.

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Postby liko » Mon Mar 11, 2002 2:32 am

It depends on what they're going to do with it, and how long they'll need it. Usually, if I lend a knife, the person borrowing it cannot leave my sight. I usually loan my Salsa. Expensive as it is compared to some of my other EDCs, it's the only one I can part with, since the other one or two I carry with me on a daily basis are discontinued (Calypso and Calypso Jr). Some people are thrown by the compression lock (specifically, how to close it) until I show them how it works. It's one of those ingeniously simple ideas that makes you slap your head when you see it. Anyway, I usually don't lend any other knife, even for a second. You never know if someone's going to drop it and bend/break the tip, or worse, drop it and try to catch it. I keep my knives scary sharp, and most of the people I work with are used to having to make a knife cut. If someone were to make a grab at a falling knife belonging to me, they'd probably come away nursing a bone-deep cut across several fingers.

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Postby ruxton » Mon Mar 11, 2002 2:50 am

hey KBR that was me! its a modified quote from the tarantino film "true romance", hehe neways i came into this post thinking it meant lend as in over an extended period of time, i lent a SE SS police to my friend to go trekking with across nepal, he managed to lose it the day he got back to england.... suspiciously.... neway as far as lending it a spydie to someone for a quick cutting job goes i don't have a major problem with that, i'll supervise what they do with it obviously and allways offer to cut it myself, at the risk of sounding sexist i NEVER lend them to girls, it allways ends in tears. just thinking about some of the stupid things i've seen girls do with knives sends shivers down my spine, when a blokes finished with it he just hands it back open normally, but girls try to shut it, not realising its a LOCK knife just assuming its very stiff they try to lever it shut, i'm sittin there thinking 'any minute now shes gonna accidentally puch the lock down and lose both those fingers' the sheer number of people who test a knifes sharpness by running their thumb across the blade amazes me, male and female alike, neither seem to appreciate just how sharp knifes get. i saw one girl test the sharpness of a (freshly sharpened on the 204) knife by running it across her TOUNGE! "i can taste blood, kewl"
neway enough ranting...
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Postby yog » Mon Mar 11, 2002 6:17 am

Hey Ruxton, you better start running now. I see Kahz and Glasshart coming your way and both look as though they want to show what a girl can do with a knife <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

Funny you should mention locks though. It must be that I mix a lot with non knife people because not one person has yet worked out how any of the locks work, lockback or liner lock. I can't imagine how they would get on with a phantom lock or a compression lock.

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