The Gunting...?

Discuss Spyderco's products and history.
User avatar
voxnaes
Member
Posts: 884
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:33 am
Location: Denmark

The Gunting...?

Postby voxnaes » Wed Nov 27, 2002 1:00 am

Hi all,

Since Allen send me the Civie (Thanx ATE!<img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>)

I have been thinking about the MBC blades a lot. If I could afford one, my next spydie would be a Gunting. How does this MBC work as a utility blade? Saw a post once on BF where someone claimed that this knife could do anything any other knife could -But hey, so can a tin of tomatoes!

Vox.

User avatar
ronin203
Member
Posts: 522
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:33 am
Location: alb,n.m. USA

Postby ronin203 » Wed Nov 27, 2002 6:09 am

I've heard Bram say that a friend of his skinned a black bear with his gunting. I love mine, it's a great knife. Besides, as you said, anything with a sharp edge will make a good utility knife. Another thing in the guntings favor is that it works great as a impact tool, in fact it does this better than any other closed knife.

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

Postby Rex G » Wed Nov 27, 2002 8:10 am

I have a Gunting, and yes, the blade is useful for a wide range of tasks, not just MBC. Except for the ramp, the blade is very conventional. It is my EDC, except for certain circumstances when I may want a specific blade for a certain reason. It works best with a sheath, since the clip's position causes the knife to "ride high" when clipped into a pocket. This does not bother me at all, since I do not trust a pocket clip to retain a valuable knife under strenuous circumstances or when moving through areas with brush or vines.

Rger No. 1
Member
Posts: 70
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:33 am
Location: Pennsylvania USA

Postby Rger No. 1 » Fri Nov 29, 2002 8:42 pm

Hello,
Strongly recommend the Gunting as an all purpose knife. It will do anything you ask it to do.
I regret to see the Gunting placed exclusively in the martial arts category as occurs occasionally because it has so many other uses outside the martial arts arena.
I have had mine for more than a year and continue to be very pleased with it. It has done everything I asked of it and has never let me down. A great utility knife- none better.
Good luck in your purchase.

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution." Albert Einstein

User avatar
AllenETreat
Member
Posts: 3156
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:33 am
Location: The Constitution State USA

Postby AllenETreat » Sat Nov 30, 2002 8:20 am

Voxie -

I think "ol' ugly<img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>" is one fine <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>.

ANY GOOD, WELL MADE KNIFE WILL MORE

THAN ACCOMPLISH IT's TASK & THEN SOME!

My personal "hypocritical" opinion :

I just think that practical

"appendage" on the blade makes it ugly

as home-made sin <img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>


VOXIE - BEWARE THE IDES OF DECEMBER!






-ATE<img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

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

Postby dialex » Sat Nov 30, 2002 3:17 pm

When I first saw a Gunting, I thought: "what an ugly knife". Later, I became fascinated by it. Can't wait to see Bram Frank's TUSOK.

SpydercoKnut
Member
Posts: 251
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:33 am

Postby SpydercoKnut » Sun Dec 01, 2002 6:11 am

I'm sold!! Hook me up with one!!

User avatar
CKE
Member
Posts: 3119
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:33 am
Location: Thunder Bay ON. Canada

Postby CKE » Sun Dec 01, 2002 3:39 pm

Was just looking in a TK magazine and noticed a ad for the REKAT Escalator. It looks identical to the Gunting anyone know or seen this and why? It is from a 97 or 98 mag so that would mean it came out first. Thoughts?

"everything else is just a jeep"

spydieman
Member
Posts: 376
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:33 am
Location: Jacksboro, TN. USA

Postby spydieman » Sun Dec 01, 2002 4:22 pm

That is a <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> that grows on you. It looks ugly at first but the more you hear about it the more you want one. I am getting one for Christmas. <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> I think it would be a great EDC.

Mark.

357Sig
Member
Posts: 58
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:33 am
Location: Indiana USA

Postby 357Sig » Sun Dec 01, 2002 4:28 pm

Round Eye Knife and Tool's Escalator was a proto-Gunting (proto meaning before and not as refined as the current Spyderco Gunting). Escalator meaning to escalate to lethal force if necessay. Bram Frank and Bob Taylor put out a custom collaboration of sorts, Rolling Lock and the whole bit. REKAT had a corrospending trainer/drone as well. I have seen and experienced the Escalator and it is nothing like the Spyderco Gunting. Be glad Sal and Bram got together to create one great tool.

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

Postby dialex » Mon Dec 02, 2002 1:20 am

You could also check gunting-museum.com for some extras. There are pics, infos and even trainig / MBC techniques <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

BRAM
Member
Posts: 478
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:33 am

Postby BRAM » Tue Dec 03, 2002 1:30 pm

The Gunting is a good EDC (Every Day Carry)or SDR ( Self Defense Response)or MBC ( Martial Blade Craft) tool depending on how you see it..
If you wear gloves its easy to open via the ramp aka a straight razor and to hold onto the ergonomic handle..
forward or reverse grip you cannot slip onto the blade..
You can use pressure on the ramp to do delicate tip cutting..

Greg has used the ramp side to clean scales off of fish..he uses the tool as his fishing knife because of the grip..even scally, wet and bloody he can't slip onto the blade..
it cuts mean fillets!

Yes my guys and me have dressed down deer and boar..works quite well thank you..great control of the tool..Frank has used it as his hunyting knife and two of his friends won't give the knife back..they love using it outdoors for hunting...

Yes we use it as a tool..I've actually hammered with ramp..

Hey..I mean its a SPYDERCO Product so its going to do the knife thing quite well..it is SV60 ( old CPM 440V)

Yes it rides high..but the clip is wide and has no protuding edge..( won't catch on things) and its really strong & spread out over a wide area to hold the tool in place..
it rides high so you can access it properly..with full control..If you wear straight cut pockets..ie slacks you should have an in the pocket rocket holster ..no matter what type of edged tool you carry..

OK as an MBC tool its superb..it does the whole force continuum...noon lethal to less than lethal to lethal if need be..

If you use it as an SDR or MBC tool or think you're going to do KinOps..get a DRONE..
Don't practice with a live blade..
thanks..
Be safe

Bram

BRAM
Member
Posts: 478
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:33 am

Postby BRAM » Tue Dec 03, 2002 1:38 pm

Well its eaten my response twice now..
I'll be brief this time and see..
Let's try again..
Yes its a good EDC tool..yes you can use the ramp for scaling fish..novel idea..
fillet etc..get those fish..no slippage with blood guts and fish goo..
You can hammer with it..with the ramp that is..I've done it..
It can be opened and used with gloves on..
RAMP open it like an old straight razor..
you could KinOp it..
Yes we've done Boar & deer ,,dresse them down with it..works very well.

and of course its a great MBC-SDR tool..

be safe
bram

Yes its a good cutter..its a SPYDERCO product..

BRAM
Member
Posts: 478
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:33 am

Postby BRAM » Tue Dec 03, 2002 1:39 pm

Edited by - BRAM on 12/3/2002 10:54:04 PM

BRAM
Member
Posts: 478
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:33 am

Postby BRAM » Tue Dec 03, 2002 1:39 pm

Edited by - BRAM on 12/3/2002 10:54:38 PM

BRAM
Member
Posts: 478
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:33 am

Postby BRAM » Tue Dec 03, 2002 1:39 pm

Edited by - BRAM on 12/3/2002 10:55:15 PM

BRAM
Member
Posts: 478
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:33 am

Postby BRAM » Tue Dec 03, 2002 1:39 pm

Edited by - BRAM on 12/3/2002 10:55:53 PM

BRAM
Member
Posts: 478
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:33 am

Postby BRAM » Tue Dec 03, 2002 1:40 pm

I can't stand it when the PC cyber stuff does what it wants not what I want..
AAUUUGGHHHHHH

Edited by - BRAM on 12/3/2002 10:56:51 PM

User avatar
voxnaes
Member
Posts: 884
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:33 am
Location: Denmark

Postby voxnaes » Wed Dec 04, 2002 3:47 pm

Maaaan!! BRAM -when you post, you sure do post!!<img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>
Vox

User avatar
AllenETreat
Member
Posts: 3156
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:33 am
Location: The Constitution State USA

Postby AllenETreat » Fri Dec 06, 2002 11:57 am

BRAM - I CONCUR!<img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> ( and so would the

President of IBM when asked what he

thought of computer(s), The "Net"( may

be even "Netspeak"<img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>) His rejoiner was:

"To me, it's all "technical

parochialism"<img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> Whatta guy!!!!


Voxie - I REITERATE : "Beware the Ides

of December!" <img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>








-ATE<img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>


Return to “Spyderco General Discussion”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], blues, Google [Bot], Spydergirl88, tyd450 and 36 guests