Spyderco Waved Endura for Police Duty

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    Spyderco Waved Endura for Police Duty

    I have an article with a very short video and photos of a Waved (Emerson Opening Feature) Endura4. I changed the screws and fittings over to the subdued ones from a Black Endura4.

    Spyderco Waved Endura For Duty Carry | ThinBlueFlorida.com

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    Nice write up. I have both a waved Delica and Endura, and am a big fan of both. Especially for carry on my off-hand side.

    The one drawback I have found, if that if you are laying on your back, or literally have your back against the wall, it can hinder the draw. But, you still have Spyderco's generous thumb hole to open it with.
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    Great point, Buckeye .45, since the blade pivots around the Wave and pocket edge, which brings the blade momentarily out and downward as the handle moves up. Nice officer safety observation!

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    I still prefer the wave'd Spyderco's to pretty much any other opening method for an EDC knife. All the opening systems have drawbacks. But, aside from that one exception, a waved knife is faster to deploy than just about anything else, and is a very simple design, so there isn't really anything to break, unlike some assisted/auto knives.

    And Spyderco makes good knives to begin with.
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    Yep... the waved Delica is without a doubt my favorite EDC knife.
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    I have two Waved Delicas (plain and part serrated) and a Waved Delica Trainer. Love them all. I am also fond of the Wave Feature on my Emerson production knives. Don't have the scratch for the custom ones, but maybe one day...

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    That "Wave" feature is nice! I saw a coworker's Emerson that had it & used JB Weld to mimic it on one of my knives.

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    Love to see a pic of the JBWeld on your knife, AdioSS...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedyfish View Post
    Love to see a pic of the JBWeld on your knife, AdioSS...

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    I know some will give me crap for messing up a good knife, but it was free to me & gets the job done damn well.


    Some day I will probably sand/grind it down to look better, but I'm more concerned with function than looks.

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    It only matters that you like it, AdioSS. Looks like you could almost sand it to look like a shark tooth.

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    at first I just put a washer under the thumb stud to extend it out a little bit. It helped, but just wasn't enough. This ain't pretty, but the blade pretty much opens every time I pull it out of a pocket (using my ring finger in the split ring.)

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    AdioSS,

    I could grab the ring on my Emerson Combat Karambit from the pants side and pull up, which would bring the knife open into my hand in a RGEO configuration. I liked it...

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