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Nice knife, what steel is that?
VG-10
Thought so. Such a great steel however I've found with me personally, it tends to get burs and rolls a little when working around bone. Been using SV30 lately with no issues of burring or rolling when working around bone like knocking the legs and shoulders off deer.
 

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Ouch, that one looks like something from a nightmare!!!

Seems a cross between a Karambit and a folding saw. Interesting!!

I've heard the locking mechanisms and blade quality on Spydercos are top-notch.

Useful EDC!!!

Cheers ...Q
 

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In the 1990s Spyderco was approached by a specialized branch of U.S. law enforcement about making a knife for their undercover agents. These plain-clothes LEOs found themselves in situations where they often could not carry a firearm but carrying a knife was not a problem. Most had no formal training in self-defense tactics or MBC but as a last resort could use a blade to protect or extricate themselves from a life-threatening situation. This was how the Civilian model came to be.

The Civilian has a patented reverse "S" blade that's intended to be used like an oversized claw. The tip is ground to an ultra-thin profile. Deeply curved and full at the belly, the VG-10 ground blade excels in slicing and is available fully SpyderEdged. Because of its distinctly specialized features it is not intended or designed for general utility or everyday use. Curved in all the right places for ergonomic use and retention of the knife, the handle is black G-10. A two position clip supports discreet tip-up or tip down carry on the right side. One of the most specialized CLIPITS庐 in the Spyderco line-up, the Civilian is available in limited quantities.
 

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Nice knife, what steel is that?
VG-10
Thought so. Such a great steel however I've found with me personally, it tends to get burs and rolls a little when working around bone. Been using SV30 lately with no issues of burring or rolling when working around bone like knocking the legs and shoulders off deer.
She will never see a deer. I use it for work mostly, but she goes with me most every day for the past 8 years.
 

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Ouch, that one looks like something from a nightmare!!!

Seems a cross between a Karambit and a folding saw. Interesting!!

I've heard the locking mechanisms and blade quality on Spydercos are top-notch.

Useful EDC!!!

Cheers ...Q
I have loved knives since I was a kid. I used to pick up soda bottles, turn them in and instead of buying sugar water and chocolate...I bought another Barlow.

This knife got my full attention when I first handled it. A 12 year old female could ruin your day with this knife in her hands.

Look up Spyderco Civilian Wounds on Google Image Search. I think the pics were from Russia with Love.
 

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Nice knife, what steel is that?
VG-10
Thought so. Such a great steel however I've found with me personally, it tends to get burs and rolls a little when working around bone. Been using SV30 lately with no issues of burring or rolling when working around bone like knocking the legs and shoulders off deer.
She will never see a deer. I use it for work mostly, but she goes with me most every day for the past 8 years.
Sounds like a fantastic edc. I have a few spyderco knives like the para and tenacious all which are great knives.
 

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Nice knife, what steel is that?
VG-10
Thought so. Such a great steel however I've found with me personally, it tends to get burs and rolls a little when working around bone. Been using SV30 lately with no issues of burring or rolling when working around bone like knocking the legs and shoulders off deer.
She will never see a deer. I use it for work mostly, but she goes with me most every day for the past 8 years.
Sounds like a fantastic edc. I have a few spyderco knives like the para and tenacious all which are great knives.
I carry it purely for self defense.
 
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