Boris The Bullet Dodger knows his stuffxceptnl wrote:"Heavy is good, Heavy is sign of reliability...... if it does not work, you can always hit him with it!"
Thank you! That is all I'm saying! Not trying to do anything else!Liquid Cobra wrote:Boris The Bullet Dodger knows his stuff
Eric, I can see what you are after here and I think it certainly is a valid question. We are here on this forum to discuss ideas and have questions answered. That being said, I kind of do agree with everyone's mentality here regarding their definition of what is considered tactical.
Although it is easy to label this knife or that meant for the mall ninja I think we should remember that there are people out there that need to carry such weapons, for their job or whatever. Spyderco makes a few knives that are aimed at a small niche of users so why not something tactical?
You can either choose to live in the stereotype or outside of it. Does everyone who owns a Benchmade, Emerson, ZT, Strider, Hinderer fit in the "Tactical" stereotype you all are suggesting? I do own Benchmades, HK(Benchmade), and ZT's, and as for the rest, they are on my watch list! Those companies are all catering to a Specific Market. I don't allow anyone to put me into a stereotype! I am myself and I'm comfortable with it! If others aren't, that doesn't bother me a bit(Not even a SMIDGEN!).nccole wrote:It sounds to me that you are just after a thicker knife. You mentioned the Southard and Techno. Spyderco actually makes quite a few self-defense knives, Matriarch, P'kal, Szabo, Karahawk etc (sorry if I got the names wrong, I don't own one nor probably will). Spyderco's design has been geared more toward cutting performance, and thicker blade stock goes against that philosophy. That is why there are so few of them. Most Spyderco enthusiasts like that fact. A lot of us look at those 8 oz. folding pry bar with a sharpened edge as silly. Also, a common theme is that this thicker is better "tactical" thing is a fad that will pass, and the real cutting tools that Spyderco makes will be around forever. Just trying to shed some light on the backlash If you are after a way overbuilt sharpened pry-bar speak with your dollars and buy something else. I doubt Spyderco will get into that market. They simply do not make something that is cool, it has to function primarily.
No disrespect to you, just trying to explain what happened with this thread a bit.
Have you considered what is probably the most sophisticated, purpose-built and -designed "tactical" knife on the market, certainly from any production company, the P'kal - for which Spyderco also offers a trainer, which is a genuine rarity in today's market?eric m. wrote:I've been looking at tactical folding knives from various manufacturers recently and I'm wondering why Spyderco hasn't made any inroads into this area! I'm thinking of Stretch Blade Profile, at least at the rear portion of the blade, with a flipper! I have a Southard, but the Stretch profile would allow for an adequately sized hole with a wide blade for Tactical strength! What do you think?
I have all of those except the genuine Hinderer. They offer nothing that I can't find in the Spyderco catalog in one knife or more.eric m. wrote:When I look at Benchmade, ZT, Emerson, Strider, and Hinderer knives all geared towards heavy duty Military/Law enforcement "Tactical" folders, I say to myself, Spyderco can start their own line to target this Specific segment of the marketplace! Spyderco quality and ingenuity is certainly able to compete with the best of them, and able to exceed many! I realize many of Spyderco's knives are perfectly suitable for this role, but as stated at the start of the thread, a SPYDERTAC LINE of knives geared towards this segment of the market would, I believe, be a winner! Just putting my thoughts out there for you all! Didn't expect all this attitude!
Do you want a "tactical" knife, or a prybar?eric m. wrote:This! And a heavier blade profile, assisted or unassisted, with different sizes and blade lengths! The word "tactical" seems to be sending people into a tizzy!