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Spyderco Serrations
on: January 22, 2009, 09:43:14 PM
Are they good for anything? I'm thinking of getting a spyderco but the serrations look extremely coarse. But then, I wasn't much of a SE person anyway.


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Re: Spyderco Serrations
Reply #1 on: January 22, 2009, 09:44:51 PM
There probably the best in the business :)

But as a rule I hate serrations anyway, so I've not really sampled anyone else's :-\
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Re: Spyderco Serrations
Reply #2 on: January 22, 2009, 10:03:56 PM
Like Mike said, Spyderco serrations are regarded to be the best.  But I am not really a serrated user so hopefully someone who is will chime in soon.  :)
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Re: Spyderco Serrations
Reply #3 on: January 22, 2009, 10:38:35 PM
They are good for things PE tend to slide on. I.e. tomato, plant with tough outer layer, synthetic rope etc.


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Re: Spyderco Serrations
Reply #4 on: January 22, 2009, 11:49:30 PM
When I use a knife, 95% of the time it is a serrated blade.. I just love them, LOL! Anyways, the Spyderco serrations rip more than cut.. It's hard to describe; but they are not the best on rope.. I am pretty fond of Benchmade, Cold Steel, and Cammillus (Rescue Heat) serrations..
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Re: Spyderco Serrations
Reply #5 on: January 22, 2009, 11:53:27 PM
I personally don't like using the Spydie edges...they just look to course for me. But they are good if you wanna scare the heck out of people on the street :tu:
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Re: Spyderco Serrations
Reply #6 on: January 23, 2009, 12:37:21 AM
I have both PE and serrated Spyderco's, for daily use a PE is what you want, for a rescue type application you can't beat a Spyderco serrated blade.
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Re: Spyderco Serrations
Reply #7 on: January 23, 2009, 01:02:35 AM
I was thinking of getting 2 tenacious', one staight and one serrated


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Re: Spyderco Serrations
Reply #8 on: January 23, 2009, 01:07:28 AM
The Tenacious looks like a lot of knife for the money.
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Re: Spyderco Serrations
Reply #9 on: January 23, 2009, 01:10:03 AM
Yeah, and they do jimping along the lock, not just the thumb ramp.


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Re: Spyderco Serrations
Reply #10 on: January 23, 2009, 01:32:44 AM
The Tenacious looks like a lot of knife for the money.

They are made in China, for what it's worth....
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Re: Spyderco Serrations
Reply #11 on: January 23, 2009, 01:35:20 AM
The Tenacious looks like a lot of knife for the money.

They are made in China, for what it's worth....

I personally have never been bothered by where something is made.  I trust Spyderco to sell a quality product.  :)
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Re: Spyderco Serrations
Reply #12 on: January 23, 2009, 01:41:30 AM
And since you know the materials, you don't have to worry.


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Re: Spyderco Serrations
Reply #13 on: January 23, 2009, 02:17:28 AM
What's a good SE for rope? In my limited experience I've found the SE blade on my CORE to be rather effective actually.
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Re: Spyderco Serrations
Reply #14 on: January 23, 2009, 03:30:35 AM
While the Karambit style blade really has no purpose, it is good for rope because you cand cut all around it because it will be forced to follow the shape of the blade. but other than that, it wont be very good.


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Re: Spyderco Serrations
Reply #15 on: January 23, 2009, 03:32:29 AM
Isn't it an excellent self defense blade style?
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Re: Spyderco Serrations
Reply #16 on: January 23, 2009, 03:36:24 AM
Yeah. But it is usualy limited in edc. The effective part of the karambit as a weapon is the tip. But it was designed for nothing more than to rip through flesh. It could function as a rescue tool, but I would get one of the spydercos because you can get at least some function as an edc.


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Re: Spyderco Serrations
Reply #17 on: January 23, 2009, 04:18:05 AM
What's a good SE for rope?

Spyderco named this knife after its principal job function, to Assist. The Assist was designed for emergency/fire/rescue professionals (and for the well-equipped civilian) who rely on their knives to function flawlessly under pressure. Even with twenty-five years experience in making rescue knives, Spyderco is still offering new high-tech features and the Assist model showcases the latest and greatest in this knife genre.

The VG-10 patented blunt-tipped blade is a toothy eighty-percent SpyderEdged for aggressively cutting seatbelts and fibrous material. The last inch of the tip we've left PlainEdge for detailed cutting (think sharpening pencils). Perched above the Round Hole, a Cobra Hood positions the thumb directly over the hole for quick blade deployment, then doubles as a leveraging platform for the thumb. 

----->>>The wavy pattern cut from the top of the blade (created by a fireman from Sweden) and along the inside of the handle let you place a piece of rope (between the half-open blade and handle) and scissor the blade shut- especially convenient for cutting rope in-and-around flesh without having to fully open/expose the knife's blade.


The safety orange FRN handle is a molded wonder of Bi-Directional textured contours and bulges that ergonomically wrap around your palm. In the closed position, squeeze the blade deeper into the handle and a retractable carbide tip protrudes out from the base for breaking glass. Outlined in contrasting black on the handle's spine is a shrill and attention-pitched survival whistle. Carries left/right handed, tip-up by means of a tension wire clip.

Spyderco ASSIST
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Re: Spyderco Serrations
Reply #18 on: January 23, 2009, 06:04:48 AM
If you want a great little rope ripper...than the Benchmade Rescue Hooks are for you...these things rip through anything you throw at it.

Another good rescue tool is the Benchmade ERT-1
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Re: Spyderco Serrations
Reply #19 on: January 23, 2009, 07:59:31 AM
I like my rescue hook, but it rarely gets any use, it sits in my edc bag for those just in case moments.
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Re: Spyderco Serrations
Reply #20 on: January 24, 2009, 05:15:36 AM
The rescue hooks seem to have more purpose than serrations. And I wouldn't dare get a CE.


 

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