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Military or Starmate........again

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Military or Starmate........again

Postby KBR » Fri Jan 24, 2003 1:00 am

I just received a LNIB Starmate from a trade(thanks, Jeff<img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>), and although I really love(and ALWAYS carry) my Military CE, I'd like to carry my new Starmate for occasional EDC as well. BUT,...how can a SpyderKnut possibly decide between these two excellent Spyders for EDC???



<b>Which would you prefer, and why? </b>



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Postby J Smith » Fri Jan 24, 2003 11:36 pm

I have both but if I had to choose it would be the Military.Just can't beat that full flat grind.

I learn something new everyday,even though I don't want to. Jeff

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Postby Jeff/1911 » Sat Jan 25, 2003 12:23 am

double tap...easy w/ a 1911. Grin - Jeff/1911.


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Postby Jeff/1911 » Sat Jan 25, 2003 12:23 am

KBR,

Like I wrote on BF, try the Starmate for
awhile then alternate both until you decide for yourself which one seems best for EDC. They're both great designs. Sure glad to hear you like the Starmate.

Jeff/1911.

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Postby dialex » Sat Jan 25, 2003 2:03 am

As I said on the BF, I'd use the Millie as EDC. The Starmate is great but if you damage it it'll be difficult to find another one. OTOH, the Millie is a great knife and still available.

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Postby kith » Sat Jan 25, 2003 4:28 am

i dont own neither of them, but would go for the military if i had both <img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>. simply because the starmate is difficult to get hold of. i'm saving money to get a military (which i will put to some actual use, without fearing to mistreat a rare knife). OTOH if i liked the starmate way better i'd at least try to get a spare one.

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Postby dePaul » Sat Jan 25, 2003 8:55 am

Military. Why? Full flat grind, CPM440V, excellent ergonomics, big hole, the best linerlock there is and lightweight!

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Postby J Smith » Sat Jan 25, 2003 9:10 am

If anyone is looking for a Starmate,I know a couple of places that has them.

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Postby Simple Man » Mon Jan 27, 2003 9:46 am

I was/am faced with the same dilema when shopping for my next knife. I finally decided on the Millie for several reasons. I plan on using it as an EDC and would hesitate to use the Starmate very hard. I think the Mil has more engineering and thought invested in it and I also like the looks of it better. Also, news of it coming out in S30V pretty much sealed the decision. (Now I just have to wait for it to be released.......)

BTW, thanks KBR, I had not seen the two of them together side by side. I believe I was under the impression the Starmate was smaller than that.

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Edited cause I can't count either.

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Postby Jeff/1911 » Tue Jan 28, 2003 12:44 pm

KBR,

I think you should go ahead and use the Starmate as hard as you want to...it can certainly take it. It's just as lightweight as the Millie but with a stouter blade. After all, what's the point of having a great design like that if you are not going to actually use it? I just think that this model was "born to serve".

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Postby gadfly » Tue Jan 28, 2003 2:29 pm

KBR,

Many of us face this problem daily. Mine is complicated even more, as I have a 'Lil Temperance Leaf.

As many of us face the quandary - Why have a great knife if you're not going to use it?

I love all of my Spydercos, but I carry the Military and 'Lil Temperance about ninety percent of the time. While I have more Spidies, the Starmate and Spyderench come next.

I own two Civilians (Carbon Fiber and G-10), but I only have them for show. The Civilian is only meant to hurt people. However, I'm not aware of any folding blade that can do the job better.

One way or the other, you pay for your tools!

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Postby Knife Knut » Sat Feb 01, 2003 7:31 pm

That is an easy question to awnser:
<B>Carry both of them!</B>

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