Spyderco At A Christmas Party

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Spyderco At A Christmas Party

Postby Water Bug » Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:54 pm

We had our office Christmas party today, and my boss invited his boss to attend. Part of the festivities included a White Elephant Gift Exchange. As we drew numbers, my boss' boss drew Number 1.

She picked her gift, pulled the wrapping from the box, and found the box (supposedly containing a food processor) securely taped. Of course, everyone was saying, "We need to see what's really in the box!"

So, she walks straight to me, holds out the box, and waits. Fortunately for me I wasn't a slow learner in this case. I retrieved my Spyderco Delica4 Black FRN PE from my RFP, I thumb it open in public in the most descrete manner possible, I cut the tape securing the box, and I handed the opened box back to her (and, yes, it really was a food processor).

She later made it known to all that she came to me because she knew I was equipped for such a task! :eek: Heck, I didn't realize she knew! I certainly have not flashed my hardware before her... as far as I know. Maybe it had something to do with that discussion I had with one of her staff members regarding Leatherman tools at one of her staff meetings.

Anyway, once again Spyderco knives come to the rescue at a Christmas party! :)
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Postby SQSAR » Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:24 pm

Man, I couldn't imagine working in an environment where everyone DIDN'T have a knife. That said, I'm known as the guy who has exceedingly sharp and high quality knives on me at all times. Glad it turned out well for you. However, isn't it ironic, , , you had to use your 'food processor' to open a food processor. :D

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Postby sal » Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:46 pm

I'll bet there were hundreds of knives at the Spyderco Christmas party. :cool:

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Postby joetheknifeguy » Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:54 pm

How many people where there Sal? Counting the DJ I bet they all had knives! That would be like going to an NRA dinner without a gun ;)

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Postby sal » Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:11 pm

Hi Joe,

I'd guess 100-120 crew and friends.

Hey Waterbug,

Glad you able to be the solution. Nothing is quite like a sharp edge.

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Postby jabba359 » Sat Dec 17, 2011 1:52 am

Though my friends may make fun of my knife-carrying ways, I find that I'm the go-to guy on set for knife needs. When we're out shooting in the desert, the woods, or anywhere there isn't access to the conveniences of civilization, my knife is often called on to cut things from rope, vegetation, and plastics to food, cloth, and whatever else may need it's matter separated. Anytime someone who isn't part of our regular crew asks for a knife, they get sent to me, with the words: "Kyle's got two or three knives on him..."

Of course, thanks to the horror stories I've heard on here, I always make sure that: a) the person knows that it is extremely sharp, and b) I want to know what they intend on doing with it, because many people think a $150 XHP Manix 2 would make a great screwdriver, hammer, shovel, etc. I quickly set those people straight. ;) So far no mishaps and it always brings a smile to my face when they return my knife and comment on how crazy sharp it is, to which I reply, "What's the point in having a knife if it isn't sharp?"
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Postby Water Bug » Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:02 pm

SQSAR wrote:Man, I couldn't imagine working in an environment where everyone DIDN'T have a knife. That said, I'm known as the guy who has exceedingly sharp and high quality knives on me at all times. Glad it turned out well for you. However, isn't it ironic, , , you had to use your 'food processor' to open a food processor. :D
Me and a civilian staff member (retired Army) appeared to be the only ones there packing blades that day. He assisted with his SAK.

And, yeah, it took a manual slicer of food to let an automated food slicer get out of its box. :)
Sal wrote:Hi Joe,

I'd guess 100-120 crew and friends.

Hey Waterbug,

Glad you able to be the solution. Nothing is quite like a sharp edge.

sal
Thanks, Sal! And, thank you for making the Spyderco Sharpmaker so I can keep those edges sharp!
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Postby DRKBC » Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:58 pm

Water Bug wrote:She later made it known to all that she came to me because she knew I was equipped for such a task! :eek: Heck, I didn't realize she knew! I certainly have not flashed my hardware before her... as far as I know.
I wish something like this would happen to me at my Christmas Party.

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Postby Pinetreebbs » Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:49 am

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Postby SpyderNut » Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:30 am

Nicely done, Water Bug. :)

Several of my co-workers recently became aware that I carry a Spyderco. (I'm mostly limited to a carrying a Ladybug due to the fact that there is a "no weapons" policy at work :( ).

I'm not sure how they knew about my Spyderco...I suppose it may have had something to do with the large Spyderco "Bug" logo that I taped above my desk. :rolleyes:

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Postby SpyderNut » Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:33 am

sal wrote:I'll bet there were hundreds of knives at the Spyderco Christmas party. :cool:

sal

Sal,

That is awesome. I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall. Or perhaps a :spyder: . :)
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Postby DrChimRichalds » Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:49 am

Water Bug wrote: I certainly have not flashed my hardware before her... as far as I know.
I chuckled at this. :D

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Postby DRKBC » Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:32 am

SpyderNut wrote:Nicely done, Water Bug. :)

Several of my co-workers recently became aware that I carry a Spyderco. (I'm mostly limited to a carrying a Ladybug due to the fact that there is a "no weapons" policy at work :( ).

I'm not sure how they knew about my Spyderco...I suppose it may have had something to do with the large Spyderco "Bug" logo that I taped above my desk. :rolleyes:

Take care,

S.
It's unfortunate that there has to be these types of policies in place in regards to folding knifes but I guess you have to set boundaries. I'm sure even if they allowed small folders someone would show up with an Emerson super Commander and screw it up for everyone else.
For many, I think most people, they are just a handy tool to help with day to day tasks at least thats why I carry one. Stick someone who is a little North of South behind a pair of scissors, piece of lunchroom cutlery or a letter opener and I am sure the threat is pretty equal to a 6" or 7" EDC.

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Postby Mike79 » Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:21 pm

SpyderNut wrote:Nicely done, Water Bug. :)

Several of my co-workers recently became aware that I carry a Spyderco. (I'm mostly limited to a carrying a Ladybug due to the fact that there is a "no weapons" policy at work :( ).

I'm not sure how they knew about my Spyderco...I suppose it may have had something to do with the large Spyderco "Bug" logo that I taped above my desk. :rolleyes:

Take care,

S.
Someone at my office reported me to HR about my Superleaf. Part of my job involves shipping of signage, manuals etc. So I regularly have to break down cardboard boxes to fashion some sort of packaging to send these signs in.

For some reason, they're fine with me using my Endura even though it's a longer blade. But the handle is Blue.

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Postby DRKBC » Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:27 pm

Mike79 wrote:Someone at my office reported me to HR about my Superleaf. Part of my job involves shipping of signage, manuals etc. So I regularly have to break down cardboard boxes to fashion some sort of packaging to send these signs in.

For some reason, they're fine with me using my Endura even though it's a longer blade. But the handle is Blue.
Maybe you should put little smiley face stickers all over your Superleaf and add a Lanyard that's a pretty color. :D

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Postby sal » Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:05 pm

Mike79 wrote:Someone at my office reported me to HR about my Superleaf. Part of my job involves shipping of signage, manuals etc. So I regularly have to break down cardboard boxes to fashion some sort of packaging to send these signs in.

For some reason, they're fine with me using my Endura even though it's a longer blade. But the handle is Blue.
Hi Mike,

Welcome to the Spyderco forum.

Sorry about your experience with the Superleaf. It is an interesting world we live in now. That's one of the reasons that we make knives with colors.

sal

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Postby Rutgrr » Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:24 pm

sal wrote:Hi Mike,

Welcome to the Spyderco forum.

Sorry about your experience with the Superleaf. It is an interesting world we live in now. That's one of the reasons that we make knives with colors.

sal
Interesting point.

Sal, please release the Superleaf with blue handles! You would make my day :D
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Postby Mike79 » Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:33 pm

sal wrote:Hi Mike,

Welcome to the Spyderco forum.

Sorry about your experience with the Superleaf. It is an interesting world we live in now. That's one of the reasons that we make knives with colors.

sal
Thanks for the welcome Sal.

FYI, I bought the Superleaf after seeing Nutnfancy's shot show 2011 booth interview with you.


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