Happy New Year All And Spyderco Serrated Military.


Gold Member
Oct 2, 1998
First of all I want to wish all my forumite brothers and sisters a wonderfully happy new year and hoping we all find new play things, (uh, knives that is), that we can't live without in the coming new year.

As some of you may know, I, like Dex, am a big, big fan of the new model Spyderco Military in CPM440V. I am also a big fan of plain edged blades. I have carried a plain edge Military in 440V daily for approximately eight months now and needless to say I am enamoured with the thing. I have posted numerous reports on the Military, (and won't bore you with another here). It is one of my all time favorite knives. Well, after a lot of encouragement from Dexter, I finally popped for a serrated version, (thanks Dex, and thanks Joe). I am sure glad I did. Like Dex says it is truly a "pocket chainsaw". It is so good that I really believe I like it slightly better than my plain edged version, and that is saying a lot. 440V is such a great steel, and in serrated form it just flat out cuts! Now, I won't go so far as to say if you don't own a new C36 make your first one a serrated, but I will say, either way you just won't go wrong! Let's cover all bases and just say; "BUY BOTH OF 'EM"!
Hi Gene, glad you like your serrated as much (or almost as much) as your plain edge. I agree with you, I love this knife. I mainly bought this knife after reading your great post on this knife (and Dexter's reviews)and I was not disappointed.

When my wife asked me why I had to get this knife in addition to my others, I'm ashame to say that I even blamed you
. I hope you can forgive me but if I can ever return the favor, please feel free to "blame" me for a future knife purchase. After all, we are here to support each other, right?

~Greg Mete~
Kodiak Alaska

I sure love it when a common bond comes together like this
. Glad to see you both here in '99. All the best!


Bald is beautiful! Rub a dome for luck today!

Hello Greg,
When it comes to a knife purchase, (especially a Military), you can blame me anytime. You can pay me back by us getting together up there in Alaska and trying our Militarys out on a big bull moose! And after that, we'll try them out on some of those monster Halibuts you have up there. Love it Greg!

Hey Bob,
Same to you brother! You are so right. I rubbed a dome and guess what? I got another Military!

I'll tell you what. If you and Bob both come up here not only will we go after Halibut but we'll go after some large Alaskan salmon. Take your pick, we have 5 different kind here.

We don't have any moose here in Kodiak but we got a few Kodiak Brown bears (about 3000)!

You've got a deal! Halibut and salmon will be great, but a Kodiak brown will be even a better test than a bull moose.

Hey Bald One, (that's BOB in laymans' terms), what do you think? We'll have a blast! We'll REALLY be able to test all our blades up there.
If you want to test the military on something, test it on wild boar, the grissle around the chest area is a challenge for any knife. I guess 440V might just do the trick. Maybe I'll use it for this.
Hello Gene! Good to see ya around again. Glad to hear that you are having fun with the "pocket chainsaw"
As you already know, real Military men carry one in each pocket

Dexter Ewing
Knife Reviews Moderator

"The keystroke is mightier than the sword"

Gene & Greg:

Mmmmm, with all the troops here having done tours and now wanting to retire in Alaska; their stories about the great hunting... Yeah, it'd be great. Not much of a fisherman myself (besides Gene you need to catch up on Greg's knife handling when afloat hehehehehe). And the biggest caliber I have of my 5 rifles is the .308 WIN (which I love). Could be REAL interesting.

BTW it looks like neither of you have checked out the good Doctor's latest thread on the main forum... you both need to


Bald is beautiful! Rub a dome for luck today!

[This message has been edited by bald1 (edited 02 January 1999).]
Yes, I have to admit that it is true Gene, I was in my float tube fishing for salmon one day when I dropped my knife and single handedly sunk my craft.....I will however, in my defense, brag about one thing:

I swim damn good!

(thanx Bob

[This message has been edited by Kodiak PA (edited 02 January 1999).]