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Do you guys like the letters on the blade ?

Posted: Fri Sep 05, 2003 12:00 am
by Andre Tiba
Hi folks !

One think I don't like very much is the letters (writtings) on my police and Millie blades.

I wish these knifes don't have the engraved names of their models on the blade.

Did anyone try to brush them off ? If yes, how did you do it without damaging the blade ?

One more thing, is it only me or is there anyone who doesn't like those letter either ?

Thanks in advance,


Andre Tiba

Posted: Fri Sep 05, 2003 5:14 pm
by dialex
I like them, sorry <img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

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Posted: Fri Sep 05, 2003 5:28 pm
by pvr4
I like them too.

Posted: Fri Sep 05, 2003 6:11 pm
by jaxon
Count me in as liking the engraving. I wouldn't recommend trying to erase. It would likely ruin the blade and I suspect even if successful would also reduce the value of your knives.


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Posted: Fri Sep 05, 2003 6:49 pm
by chinook
I don't have a problem with the names on those Spyder models. I might not want to have "Bodychopper" or "KillerDiller" on a knife that I might have to use in self defense. Don't need to defend my forward thinking preparedness; knowing that the prosecutor will be calling it self-fullfilling violence tendencies.

Butt I have both the blue Native versions with and without the forum laser engraved logos. Nice and clean without, unique and numbered with. I finally ordered a forum Spyderhawk and they only had one without the forum lettering. They (Spyderco) had buffed off the laser lettering since not all forum engraved items were sold. I haven't received it yet butt I think it will look fine.

Anyway, It seems that the laser engraved lettering might be buffed off quite easily. The diamond engraved earlier Militaries might be a different story.

Posted: Fri Sep 05, 2003 11:43 pm
by Alan2112
I lean toward liking the name on there! RKBA!

Posted: Sat Sep 06, 2003 7:11 am
by dynaryder
I can take it or leave it. I do think the old ATS-34 Millies looked a little classier w/the engraved lettering.

Just curious,anyone ever get any grief from a sheeple or LEO for having 'Police' or 'Military' on their knife?

Posted: Sat Sep 06, 2003 7:47 am
by pyton357ru
As for me I do not like any kind of letters, words, setnences, stories, novels, pictures or other stuff on my knives. Exept for a steel brand and manufacturer near the handle. All this "design", IMHO, makes knife look like safe queen.

Posted: Sat Sep 06, 2003 9:57 am
by hawkbill
I can do fine without names or titles on my tools. Unless they are meant for presentations it seems unnecessary. The Police model was made for a time without Police on the blade, but due to customer-demand, it was brought back. Apparently we in the forums do not always reflect the desires of the larger buying public. (Another example is a forumite preference for plain-edges, which isn't shared by other ELU's).

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Edited by - hawkbill on 9/6/2003 10:00:18 AM

Posted: Sat Sep 06, 2003 10:25 am
by glockman99
I don't mind "Police" on my Police models...But since I'm a retired Deputy Sheriff, I wonder why there weren't any "Deputy Sheriff" models put out by Spyderco...

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Posted: Sun Sep 07, 2003 11:54 am
by Roger Blake
I won't buy a knife with the word "Police" on it. Its like asking for trouble unless you are the police.

Posted: Sun Sep 07, 2003 3:11 pm
by CKE
dynaryder> I showed a cop last year my Millie and Calypso. He didn't bat an eye at either. The word Military never fazed him in the least. Only problem was he couldn't figure the liner lock and handed it back to me opened...handle first of course.
Count me IN on lettering!!! Take Care.

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Posted: Sun Sep 07, 2003 4:29 pm
by Rex G
I have thought about having the lettering bead-blasted from one or more of my Ronins. The Ronin appears very innocent to those who do not understand the true nature of the design, and most people seem to think it is a utility blade. I sometimes travel to areas where "weapons" are viewed with suspicion by authorities, and the name "Ronin" does connotate weapon.

Edited by - Rex G on 9/7/2003 4:31:47 PM

Posted: Sun Sep 07, 2003 4:53 pm
by Stevie Ray
The engraving on my oldest Police Knife is "POLICE MODEL". I like it.

Posted: Tue Sep 09, 2003 10:52 pm
by deputy tom
I prefer no etchings,names,etc. on the blade other than makers stamp and steel type but if they're on there I'll leave them alone.tom.

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