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Knife Modification for EDC.

ZeeZee Senior MemberPosts: 26,896 Senior Member
Well, give a guy an idea and a vertical milling machine and watch out.

Was talking knives with a guy a few months ago and he showed me something he'd done to his Spyderco with a Dremel Tool. I got to thinking about it a figured things could be improved upon with a vertical mil.

So, here is what a Spyderco, a Vertical Milling Machine, and 20 minutes gets ya.

From This:

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To This:

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In Order to do THIS:

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That's 4 cuts to the throat in 1.5 seconds. The first 2 cuts are under a second! I LIKE the modification!!!!!!!

Here it is slow:

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As the knife is drawn up and slightly to the rear, the hook catches on the pocket and opens the blade. Then, the cutting comences.......

I will be using this in the next edged weapon class I teach. :up:
"To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith

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  • JasonMPDJasonMPD Senior Member Posts: 6,576 Senior Member
    Nice idea! It turns even less expensive Spyderco knives in to principally the same as the expensive Emersons.

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    “There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.” – Will Rogers
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 26,896 Senior Member
    JasonMPD wrote: »
    Nice idea! It turns even less expensive Spyderco knives in to principally the same as the expensive Emersons.

    JmanSFLG.jpg

    Exactly! Why pay more for the same result? Unless, you just want fancy.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 9,047 Senior Member
    I've got the factory Spyderco Endura with the Emerson hook. Still not sure how well I like it as the hook sometimes works TOO well, as I sometimes find the knife opening by means of the hook when I'm just trying to casually take the knife out and thumb-open it to cut packing tape or the like. I haven't drawn my own blood because of this - YET; but it's been a near thing a time or two. I've pretty much reverted back to my old plastic clip Endura because of this. I probably just need to program myself to think of the hook as the default means of opening.

    I'd be interested in hearing if your modification is better behaved.
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 8,187 Senior Member
    Efficient!
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 26,896 Senior Member
    For the purpose to train the brain, I use the hook every time I draw the knife. But, I have not had it open in my pocket by accident. I have noticed that certain pocket styles are a little more problematic in engaging the hook. That's kind of a pain. But, that's the fault of the pocket. Not the modification. Some pockets are too seamless to catch well.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 26,896 Senior Member
    Efficient!

    Economy of motion. ;-)
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 8,187 Senior Member
    I Likey!
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 17,857 Senior Member
    Great idea!, I like that...
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  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,506 Senior Member
    So..... You train to cut a midgets throat??

















    :tooth:
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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 26,896 Senior Member
    jbp-ohio wrote: »
    So..... You train to cut a midgets throat??

    Carney.

    And, that's as tall as the fence was. ;-)
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • MichakavMichakav Senior Member Posts: 2,897 Senior Member
    Definitely looks to be an improvement for someone such as yourself. Me, I would cut a finger off.
  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member Posts: 8,337 Senior Member
    Now, why on earth didn't you show me this before I went and spent a bunch of money on my Emersons??
    “A gun is a tool, no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.”

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  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member Posts: 8,337 Senior Member
    Do I sense a challenge?
    “A gun is a tool, no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.”

    NRA Endowment Member
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 26,896 Senior Member
    LMLarsen wrote: »
    Now, why on earth didn't you show me this before I went and spent a bunch of money on my Emersons??

    Didn't know you were in the market. Besides, I'm helping the economy by making you spend more money.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 26,896 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    The thing that scares me (besides carneys) would be the fact that it wouldnt open when i needed it to open. (With different pockets and such, or just grabbing it from the table or something) But if it works for you...:up:
    That and I am married to my Blur. Which btw, it would be neat to see a Blur deployed from a left pocket and used angrily against a carney target... :hint:

    It works great on shorts and jeans. Ironically, not so well with BDU style pants.

    I'll hook you up with a Carney destroying Blur attack, Buttercup. Just for you.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • jbohiojbohio Senior Member Posts: 5,607 Senior Member
    That's pretty cool.
    I'm pretty sure I'd skewer myself, but I might just have to dremelify one that I don't use much 'cause I'm not too fast with the loop blade vs. thumb stud.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 26,896 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    That and I am married to my Blur. Which btw, it would be neat to see a Blur deployed from a left pocket and used angrily against a carney target... :hint:

    Merry Christmas.

    Kershaw Blur from support side. 4 strikes to the throat in under 1.5 seconds.

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    Start practicing. :beer:
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 26,896 Senior Member
    jbohio wrote: »
    That's pretty cool.
    I'm pretty sure I'd skewer myself, but I might just have to dremelify one that I don't use much 'cause I'm not too fast with the loop blade vs. thumb stud.

    I detest the Spyderco loop-hole method of deployment for anything other than utility work. It's just too slow. Because of this, my Spyderco knives had seen little to no use. They now have a new lease on life with this modification.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 26,896 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    Now, do it with your shirt on fire. Or, off. :love:

    You don't rate high enough. :wink:
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 8,187 Senior Member
    Nice!
    Zee wrote: »
    Merry Christmas.

    Kershaw Blur from support side. 4 strikes to the throat in under 1.5 seconds.



    Start practicing. :beer:
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
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