When's the last time?

Discuss Spyderco's products and history.
User avatar
vampyrewolf
Member
Posts: 7486
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:33 am
Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

When's the last time?

Postby vampyrewolf » Wed Sep 25, 2002 12:00 am

When is the last time you pulled out your <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> to use in public, and had the sheeple get all frightened?



I know it's common in this day and age to scare sheeple if you use anything more than about an inch.



I took out the millie to cut a tag off my neice's doll I bought her this weekend, and the sheeple kind of created a circle around me. None wanted to be the one closest to the 'knife wielding maniac'.



*Our greatest triumph comes not from NOT falling down, but from getting back up every time.*

Just Me
Member
Posts: 164
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:33 am
Location: USA

Postby Just Me » Wed Sep 25, 2002 11:23 pm

I think you either:
1)Try to impress needlessly with the Mili on such a tiny task at risk to your freedom.
2) Don't have an EDC Mouse,LadyBug, or Jesture.
3) Enjoy causing sheeple stampedes.
4)None of the above.
5)Where is Kahz

User avatar
vampyrewolf
Member
Posts: 7486
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:33 am
Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Postby vampyrewolf » Wed Sep 25, 2002 11:37 pm

103>

1) It was the easiest to get at
2) I had the 'fly, but in desperate need of sharpening
3) True...
4) see above
5) Torrona somewhere...

*Our greatest triumph comes not from NOT falling down, but from getting back up every time.*

User avatar
dialex
Member
Posts: 9167
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:33 am
Location: Campina, Romania, Europe, Terra
Contact:

Postby dialex » Thu Sep 26, 2002 12:27 am

I currently try not to raise too many eyebrows, but there was a time when I was messing with switchblades. Just imagine the reaction of the sheeple when I was taking it out to cut a piece of paper or a box. I even remember that restaurant and they had those awful knives that were no good, you barely could say where,s the edge and where's the spine <img src="sad.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>, so I took out my auto in order to cut out the food and all those heads at the nearby tables turned towards me <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> Well, they relaxed eventually when they saw the knife passing to the other people at the table so they can eat too <img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

sam the man..
Member
Posts: 2936
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:33 am
Location: Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Postby sam the man.. » Thu Sep 26, 2002 3:44 am

Well, I did it this afternoon at lunch. My buddy asked me to show my millie to his wife.. *hee-hee!* <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

Sam

have bone implant will travel..

glockman99
Member
Posts: 704
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:33 am
Location: Aberdeen, WA USA
Contact:

Postby glockman99 » Thu Sep 26, 2002 3:58 pm

Today...I pulled-out my serrated (Massad) Ayoob to open an envelope in my office, and I thought that the 2 students that were visiting were going to pass-out from shock....It's a good thing that I'm the Supervisor!<img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>.

Dann Fassnacht Aberdeen, WA glockman99@hotmail.com ICQ: 53675663

Bohr
Member
Posts: 20
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:33 am
Location: Groningen Netherlands

Postby Bohr » Thu Sep 26, 2002 4:30 pm

Hi VW,
I just got my rescue and i've got it in my pocket eversince. But at work or in public I do not dare to get it out and pratice with it.
Maybe I'm afraid I WILL get strange looks...
In Holland a knife or any ohter weapon-like thing is very uncommon.
You can start smokin a joint in almost every street corner (and just get strange and annoyed looks) but showin' a knife in public is just 'not done'.

Boris

Rex G
Member
Posts: 775
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:33 am
Location: Bellaire TX USA

Postby Rex G » Thu Sep 26, 2002 4:54 pm

I believe, IMHO, that anyone who carries a medium or large knife should also have a tiny utility blade to use around the general public. Sheeple always think a knife is much larger than its actual size. For many years I carried an Al Mar SERE folder, and I mean the BIG one made in the 80's. My co-workers were often alarmed when they saw it and I was often told it was illegal. But, no, the blade was 4 inches, and the legal limit in Texas is 5.5 inches. (Not that I have to worry; in Texas peace officers can carry just about anything, being an exeption to the weapons statutes in the penal code.) It may seem "cool" to scare sheeple, but just remember that someday, you may have to use a knife in self-defense, and an investigator, who is trying to determine whether charges should be filed, may very well interview co-workers, classmates, and others who know you. It is not a good idea to be known as the scary guy who likes to frighten people with his knives. By the way, I do believe in the right to carry weapons, and in the right of self-defense, and that most weapons laws are misguided.

midget
Member
Posts: 343
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:33 am
Location: Ann Arbor, MI USA

Postby midget » Thu Sep 26, 2002 5:28 pm

Bohr,
I thought it was illegal to smoke on even streetcorners. At least, when I was in Amsterdam everyone had to go to bars to do it.

And I carried my blade when I went through the city. <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> Nobody said anything, but I was a tourist and I don't think anyone noticed.

I try not to take my blade out in front of people. I do have my blade in hand most of the time, just playing with it out of nervous habit. But never actually flip the blade, so nobody cares.

I'm waiting on my meerkat from Mrs. Glasshartt as we speak, my new sheeple knife.

User avatar
vampyrewolf
Member
Posts: 7486
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:33 am
Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Postby vampyrewolf » Thu Sep 26, 2002 8:36 pm

Currently rotating between my 'fly and PE Q for sheeple, shopping for a good SAK...

*Our greatest triumph comes not from NOT falling down, but from getting back up every time.*

Bohr
Member
Posts: 20
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:33 am
Location: Groningen Netherlands

Postby Bohr » Wed Oct 02, 2002 2:05 am

Midget
It IS illegal to smoke at a streetcorner, but nobody would look strange if you did.
And the police would just take the joint and send you away.

But if you got caught with a knife, people would look scared. Unless it would be a simple small utility knive.

The police would certainly start asking questions if they saw you would carry a knife that looked too big. If it would be illegal you would get a big fine or be arrested!

In other words, in the Netherlands, showing your endura in public is not apreciated.

Bohr

mac_heath
Member
Posts: 112
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:33 am
Location: Arizona USA

Postby mac_heath » Thu Oct 03, 2002 1:38 pm

Just recently I pulled out my Civi to show a friend and he flinched when I opened it.

A few years back, I kept my FRN (integral clip) Rescue SE in my back pocket. A few guys at work noticed it. They freaked out when I showed them the blade (it's so big!??). I switched to IWB RF carry shortly thereafter. I also picked up the FRN native CE and SS Dragongly PE about that time. I carried the 'fly for dress, and native EDC. People still balk at the native.

Last year a guy needed a knife and I handed him my native. Again, he freaked. Weird. The SS Dragonfly is the most sheeple friendly knife I carry. I've never gotten reaction to it.

The sheep are running scared tonight
The cows are coming home
They cling together, terrified
Afraid to be alone.

Jonestown, by Concrete Blonde

there is no ginger

User avatar
vampyrewolf
Member
Posts: 7486
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:33 am
Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Postby vampyrewolf » Thu Oct 03, 2002 2:04 pm

mac> it's funny isn't it? That sheeple freak at anything more than the SS 'fly...

I wear my FRN CE Native openly, rigged for left carry, on the outside of my belt, left side. So some reason I get less reaction reaching for it, than I do for getting out the Military in my RF pocket.

Just scared the ppl in my class on tuesday. Opened a package of 'Nibs' with my Military as it was the only one I had. I was out job hunting, got home, had supper, and went to class...

*Our greatest triumph comes not from NOT falling down, but from getting back up every time.*

mac_heath
Member
Posts: 112
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:33 am
Location: Arizona USA

Postby mac_heath » Thu Oct 03, 2002 3:25 pm

VW> I could never understand why the Rescue was so frightening, it doesn't even have a point! Amusingly, some people thought it was a saw.

I can't imagine what sheeple think of the harpy/merlin

there is no ginger

User avatar
vampyrewolf
Member
Posts: 7486
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:33 am
Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Postby vampyrewolf » Thu Oct 03, 2002 3:43 pm

I could always try it tonight with the Merlin PE... at home, so I have most of my carry...

*Our greatest triumph comes not from NOT falling down, but from getting back up every time.*

User avatar
KBR
Member
Posts: 1535
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:33 am
Location: Corpus Christi, TX

Postby KBR » Thu Oct 03, 2002 9:59 pm

I had fun scaring the cr@p out of a buddy of mine at work by whipping out my new <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> Civilian so he could check it out. He said that he had NEVER seen such an awesome, and <i>SCARY </i> , blade. <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

Survive, Adapt, and Overcome...

User avatar
vampyrewolf
Member
Posts: 7486
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:33 am
Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Postby vampyrewolf » Thu Oct 03, 2002 10:08 pm

Well, now they figure I'm just nuts... don't figure the Harpy will freak them after tonight.

Got a Pepsi, 600ml, and popped the liner out of the cap... get this... using my Military...

none of them backed away any though, although the guy next to me kind of had his eyes bug out a bit as if to say "WTF? thats a big blade you got there"...

*Our greatest triumph comes not from NOT falling down, but from getting back up every time.*

sc_rebel1957
Member
Posts: 704
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:33 am
Location: SOUTH CAROLINA USA
Contact:

Postby sc_rebel1957 » Thu Oct 03, 2002 11:16 pm

Thank god i live in the south where 99% of us don't give a rats*****what idiotic people think.
I do get a few stares every now and then when i pop out my BM auto, kinda fun to do it around cops here as usually they ask where they! can get 1 like it.
The garden variety hoodlum don't carry many 150+ buck knives.
But seriously if i lived or worked in an area where lots of sheeple were present i'd probably not wanna cause any undue alarm. Ron

spidernoiree
Member
Posts: 264
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:33 am

Postby spidernoiree » Fri Oct 04, 2002 2:44 am

I make it a point to try not to scare the shepple. Their easily rattled as it is. Though, I think the last time was with my Civilian. It it a most impressive blade.

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

CalypsoKid
Member
Posts: 255
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:33 am
Location: USA

Postby CalypsoKid » Fri Oct 04, 2002 7:21 am

I don't like the term sheeple. It implies that you know more than they do and that they are easily led. I would imagine that I could pull out any kind of knife anywhere and no-one would raise an eyebrow. I *never* get odd looks when I do. I think this is becuase I am 51 years old and dress and act respectibly. People know they can trust me by my demeanor. OTOH, if I were young and dressed in the latest style, people might react when I pulled the blade out of the scabbord. IMO, its not the knife but the person. People go by first impressions and even though they might be wrong (Ted Bundy, Jeff Dahmer), this is all they can do.

Put on a suit and whip out your mille to open an envelope and I'll bet that no-one will bat an eye.

Happens to me every day.

JMO

~CalypsoKid


Return to “Spyderco General Discussion”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Confucius37, jdw, Johncjeff, Majestic-12 [Bot], MSN [Bot], Pointy britches, rybu0305, skybladefromthe and 32 guests