I just bought a 2nd G-10 harpy, and I was thinking of having it customized by Frank Recupero- some kind of filework, and perhaps blue/black g-10, or maybe white or maroon/black micarta, or...
I dig my regular g-10 one, but it really does a job on my pants pockets. For getting dressed up, I have a SS harpy that I satined the handles on [320 grit sandpaper]. It looks real nice, and helps to hide fingerprints.
I can understand how a blunted merlin would be great with rescue purposes and most cutting purposes, however I gotta disagree with the piercing qualites of the point. It's key if you're using it for self defence. Also it is useful when slicing open insulation of wires, and other fine work. Also with the merlin/harpy being a fairly small blade, the curve blade + the tip (with your thumb on top) the tip can punch holes into tough materials, real easily.
Sure! An orange or red handled Merlin would be cool for rescue purposes.
I saw posts on the Emerson forum regarding the blunted SARK, and how some of their customers were sending them out to have points ground onto them...then they started offering them as a variant with pointy-tip.
A blunted tip would be ideal for Rescue work. I already own a Rescue which I think is great But a Hawksbill blade does a much better job of getting under clothing,seatbelts etc. IMHO
I think a slightly larger Hawksbill could compete with the P-Sark !