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Tacticlol Knives

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by TwitchyBlade, Jun 11, 2010.

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  1. dialex

    dialex

    Oct 8, 2002
    The Civilian is an entirely different story. It is a knife that has passed the test of time, proving its utility. :thumbup:
     
  2. myt132-cu

    myt132-cu

    66
    Feb 13, 2008
    But he said it comes with a card that says "NO" to utility...

    Futility is something it has in spades. It's decidedly un-pokey, has no hilt or choil... OK, so it's "slasher only"?

    As far as passing the test of time... Has one ever been used successfully? I mean, lived up to it's one intended purpose?

    I'm embarrassed for Spyderco.

    Knives totally suck for defensive purposes, but this one seems even worse than most.

    Let the lambasting of me begin...
     
  3. Scott Neelan

    Scott Neelan

    326
    May 4, 2010
    Can someone seriously tell me how that Civilian has any "utility" purpose at all? It's just as ugly as the rest of the knives on this thread, borders on "mall ninja" if it has to come with a card telling you it's self-defense only, and did I mention how ugly it is?

    I refuse to give Spyderco a pass just because they're Spyderco. And I don't understand people who insist it's okay because a company with a rock solid reputation made it rather than someone like Mantis who have a rep for overly "tacticool" designs.
     
  4. cziv

    cziv

    Nov 24, 2005
    Don't want to get prac-tac on this, but my Rajah 1 dropped 2 feet from the table, hit on the butt and the weight of it hitting fulcrumed it (blade first) into my shin and knocked a 1 1/2 inch slice clean to the bone. It was what most people would've gone to get stitched up over but I've had it butterfly bandaged for 5 days and it's healing up nicely now w/o any dressing today.

    One good swing from that "folder" would lop an arm off without a doubt in my mind. :eek:

    Like Ankerson said: Makes a great glovebox knife in his truck.
     
  5. MustardMan

    MustardMan

    Mar 14, 2009
    These discussions are always hilarious, especially when the mall ninjas come out of their parents basements to defend their goofy fighting gimmick nonsense.

    Thanks for exposing me to the term "tacticlol" - it will definitely be replacing "tacticool" in my lexicon.


    I'm one of those "I'd rather have a big stick or metal pipe than a knife" people, but if I was going to try to defend myself with a knife, it's be a plain old ka-bar or applegate, not this ridiculous tacticlol nonsense.


    Great pictures in this thread, keep 'em coming!
     
  6. Los Angeles

    Los Angeles

    Jul 4, 2009
    I know for a fact that many geffers and grips in hollywood carry the civilian. It's perfect for cutting through rope and electrical cord.
     
  7. Rat Finkenstein

    Rat Finkenstein Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2005
    No, they don't.
     
  8. stealthchaser13

    stealthchaser13

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    May 22, 2010
  9. Rat Finkenstein

    Rat Finkenstein Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2005
    Packing feces into a knife-like shape does not make a knife.
     
  10. untamed

    untamed

    Jan 7, 2003
    LOL! I was actually going to share that but I didn't want the thread to get too Prac/Tac'ish! :D
     
  11. tuffthumbz

    tuffthumbz Banned BANNED

    Sep 26, 2009
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  12. cziv

    cziv

    Nov 24, 2005
    Those last 2 pics almost made me reconsider collecting knives! :eek: :barf:
     
  13. Josh K

    Josh K Pirate

    Sep 29, 2008
    From Spyderco's website:

    It's a purpose made design. It's not made for you and me to carry around. It has one purpose. I fail to see how an ugly knife makes it any more "mall ninja" then having a black coated blade.

    Hell if we're just going on overall ugliness why don't we throw a couple of Grayman's knives in the mix.
     
  14. cziv

    cziv

    Nov 24, 2005
    Those Grayman's are big & ugly enough to be a good source for neuvo Smatchets! :D
     
  15. stealthchaser13

    stealthchaser13

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    May 22, 2010
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  16. Bryan J

    Bryan J

    Apr 16, 2010
  17. TwitchyBlade

    TwitchyBlade

    May 29, 2009
    my gosh! The bloodrayne blade should have never been made!... I will admit i kinda like this knife. [​IMG] I dont know why. Maybe its just because i had so many amazing kills in the game. And I love the game as well.
     
  18. Scott Neelan

    Scott Neelan

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    May 4, 2010
  19. cziv

    cziv

    Nov 24, 2005
    The only thing that would make it any cooler would be if the blade would retract and allow you to trigger that sucker to fly out of your jacket's sleeve!
     
  20. Scott Neelan

    Scott Neelan

    326
    May 4, 2010
    Okay, someone get ahold of the guys at Mantis or Darkops, get them on this idea immediately! THEN this thread would be over.
     
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