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    I would wait to give him the one you carried when...

    I would wait to give him the one you carried when he was born when he has a child of his own.
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    Where to find a Broken tip Delica?

    I'm looking for a Gen 1 Delica with a broken tip to try my hand at grinding it down for a Chicago carry knife. I don't really want to try it with an intact one, but figure that if I find one with a...
  3. Thread: Tactical Pen?

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    Some have a less lethal blunt end and pointed...

    Some have a less lethal blunt end and pointed end(for use as a stabbing weapon) while others have two blunt ends so as not to penetrate and intended for use as an impact weapon and is based on the...
  4. In your case as a soon to be Police Officer, it...

    In your case as a soon to be Police Officer, it makes sense that the secondary utility knife should also be adequate to act as a back-up defensive weapon. The dragonfly and similar sized knives are...
  5. I would think your Delica would fill that role...

    I would think your Delica would fill that role quite nicely and is one the smallest Spyderco I'd personally carry for utility or self-defense unless restricted due to local blade length laws. I have...
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    I much prefer the Spyderhole to be chamfered and...

    I much prefer the Spyderhole to be chamfered and all my Gen-1's are nicely done. I never have found any problems with getting a grip or slipping and have fairly large thumbs . I had a Gen 3...
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    Gen 1 Endura off Ebay. Just received it today and...

    Gen 1 Endura off Ebay. Just received it today and it's absolutely perfect!
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  8. Thread: Endura 4

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    I had read on another forum that the blade...

    I had read on another forum that the blade profile was different on the Black Bladed E4 and D4 because they we're originally intended to be only sold to Police and Military and that's the way they...
  9. Thread: I want a Jandura

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    If I was doing one myself, I would use a belt...

    If I was doing one myself, I would use a belt sander like a 1X30 or 1X42. Use an 80-grit belt and grind a little, dip in water, and repeat. Keep the blade cool and don’t let its color change. Finish...
  10. Thread: I want a Jandura

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    22947. ...

    22947. http://www.staysafemedia.com/tools/weapons.html
  11. Thread: I want a Jandura

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    Sounds like he talking about Stay Safe Media and...

    Sounds like he talking about Stay Safe Media and Michael Janich's custom Endura's where he shortens/grinds the blade down to comply with laws requiring a 3.5" blade and under.

    He does the same to...
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    Mineral Oil. I imagine a whole lot of...

    Mineral Oil.

    I imagine a whole lot of different oils on the market by various companies are nothing more than mineral oil packaged with their company logo on it. I do know that Hoppes #9...
  13. Here's a pretty good thread discussing black...

    Here's a pretty good thread discussing black blade coatings. http://www.spyderco.com/forums/showthread.php?44114-Black-blade-coatings
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    I found this quote by Sal on bladeforums ...."The...

    I found this quote by Sal on bladeforums ...."The clip was modified (mold change) 6 times during the life of the plastic clip versions (1990 - 1997)."

    I collect Gen 1 Spydercos and I have some...
  15. Thread: Early Military

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    Early Military

    I came across some of my old(late 1990's) tactical knife magazines and on the back cover of one was an ad for the new and improved Spyderco Military mentioning 11 new improvements with one of them...
  16. Thread: Training knives

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    Training knives

    Does anyone know when spyderco started making training knives(specifically for Endura & Delica)?

    I have been looking for old Gen 1 training versions with integrated clips for months , but haven't...
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    My first Spyderco was an Endura, but carry a...

    My first Spyderco was an Endura, but carry a Delica now due to local blade length laws and a Dragonfly when I'm in Chicago. It seems you're really limiting your options insisting on a Colorado made...
  18. Thread: Stretch vs Delica

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    Both are great knives, but I really like the...

    Both are great knives, but I really like the ubiquitous Delica for EDC. The Delica will be legal to carry just about everywhere due to it's sub-3 inch blade. If self-defense is one of the reasons(or...
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    Removing Black Coating from Blade

    What would be the best way to remove the black coating on a black blade?

    I have a 1st Gen Black Bladed Delica that I've carried for years and the black is worn and scratched up from hard use that...
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    Came across this old thread while doing some...

    Came across this old thread while doing some searches and thought it was neat to see the old Endura I'm currently watching on ebay....
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    Molded pocket clips

    I have seen two different versions(one thin & one thick) of the molded pocket clips that was featured on early spyderco's, but I was talking to someone at a knife show today that said he thought...
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    MBC/Self-Defense section?

    I would love to see a forum section dedicated to self-defense for folks like me whose primary interest in knives revolves around defensive use of the blade. I'm a huge fan of Michael Janich/MBC and...
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    What's wrong with the Delica you just bought? ...

    What's wrong with the Delica you just bought?

    If you really like the Delica, but simply want another knife to keep handy rather than for a collection then consider just purchasing another Delica...
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    I like my knives as simple and as maintenance...

    I like my knives as simple and as maintenance free as possible, so I really like the pinned construction and also prefer the old molded pocket clips(wide/thick version).
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    I've had ones that were a little tight when new &...

    I've had ones that were a little tight when new & did smooth out in time, but this one is so much so that it is not possible & even a bit unsafe to open one handed with any speed at all & I can't...
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