Talking of spiders, here is Spyderco's Bob Terzuola Slipit.
I do not own this knife, a friend let me photograph it, and the Photoshop job was a bit tacky and hasty.
The Terzuola Slipit feels very very high-tech. The lack of a lock makes it a bit less sexy than some other Spydies. The blade shape is very functional - it's a cross between a wharncliffe and a drop-point, a bit like a Victorinox. It should do a nice job with most daily chores. The size of the knife is quite practical, maybe it's a bit small for men with big hands.
What can I say. It's not so much to my taste, but should make a good working knife for places where you are not allowed to use a locking knife. It's quite lightweight so it would be good for on-the-go.
Spyderco Navigator 2 and Bob Terzuola Slipit. The blade of the Terzuola stops in the middle, just like you see in the picture: when you start to open it, it's sort of stiff, then in the middle there is a "stop", you push a bit more, it's "stiff" again and then it closes. Maybe someone else can put it into words better. Why is there no lock? Because locking knives are becoming illegal in more and more places.
The blade of the Spyderco Bob Terzuola Slipit is made of Crucible's CPM-S30V. This is called a "supersteel" today, though as technology advances, it may become more of a norm and then new steels will be called "supersteels". Anyways, here I cut up a Pepsi can with the Terzuola - I would not do this with any of my kitchen knives or a cheaper folder.
Cutting up paper, it feels a bit duller but still useable. I can see one - but only one - place where there is a small nick on the cutting edge. Other than that, I can not see any effect on the cutting edge with my eyes.
Anyways, regarding the tarantulas and other spiders. I would go for it. Like said previously, we won't eat the legs. We don't want to eat the butt either. What remains is the central part, which is, in fact, like a can of meat. I have outlined this part with yellow in this picture. You dispose of the legs and roast the central part real well, then open it up carefully and only eat the innards and not any hair or skin. Can't be too different from crab meat!!! Happy camping, or survival escapade!
The Gerber Prodigy I just got is pretty fan-f*ckin-tastic. Only cost $50 USD.
Oh wow... that thing looks really nice, for $50 that seems amazing. Mercworx also makes the Vortex which has a 6inch blade rather then the 7.5 the sniper has. Although the vortex is something like $450 w/ S30V. They are outlandishly expensive, but you get a great product.
A cheap short fixed carry would is ideal for medial daily tool tasks, the sniper.... is not.