@Frijid i got my first pocket knife when I was in kindergarten. It had the Lone Ranger and Tonto on it. Enjoy your new pocket knife! Try not to accidentally cut yourself like I did. I think you’ll have better luck.
@Frijid What did you buy? It may be better than this one. I have the large version and it is a bit ridiculous. This one still not designed for pocket carry. No clip, thick handle and nylon belt pouch. Eww.
Still almost tempted since I apparently need to buy every knife ever manufactured. I have eight on the way now already, so, no, just stop. Stop.
@dino2269@Frijid Yes, the Leek is a great little knife. I carried one for years. Small but still reasonably comfortable in my big hands. Takes up almost no room in your pocket and does not scare people when you whip it out.
@Frijid@ponagathos I got two of these through a slickdeal for 23.99 each a couple months back, it’s a great feeling little knife. Little bit slippery if you’re not careful but one of the fastest assisted openings of any of my knives.
@Frijid Once you go with that leek, it’ll take a while to find something you like better(in that price range). I have bought a few since buying a leek and I just don’t like them as much and they end up as lay arounds. That’s not a knife to really regret paying the price you did.
@PhysAssist The term “assault” gets applied to products that are specially designed to be most effective at assaulting people. True, you could hunt deer with a rifle that has a high capacity magazine and high rate of fire, but that’s not really what “assault” rifles are designed for. A larger caliber, bolt action rifle with a long barrel and long-range scope is probably going to be more accurate for shooting a deer than a high-capacity, semi-auto rifle designed for urban warfare.
Oh, but people will say “Anything can be used to assault someone.” Yes, that’s true. Was the object specifically designed to be most effective at assaulting people? Guns are tools. Like all tools, guns are designed to do a particular task very well. Certain guns are specifically designed to be more effective at assaulting large numbers of people. Those guns are considered “assault” rifles.
Like @ruouttaurmind, there was a time it was illegal for me to buy a 25+ round magazine for my 10/22. It’s hella fun to burn through 25 rounds while plinking targets. Did I need a 25 round magazine for huntin’ varmits? No. To defend myself? No. Did I really “need” it at all? No. Did I whine about it when they were banned. Nope. I just bought more 10 round magazines.
I’m not saying “assault” rifles should be banned, but I think they should come with some extra scrutiny when they’re sold. You want one? Fine, get some basic firearm safety training, go to a licensed dealer (not a big-box store), pass a thorough background check, and register your firearms. You want to buy 10,000 rounds of ammunition over the course of a couple weeks? That’s cool, as long as you don’t mind a possible visit from a government agency like the ATF just to make sure everything is on the level. It is our right to own guns, but regulation is key to public safety.
@medz@ruouttaurmind Those purpose-made rifles you mention are not now, and never were, available for civilian purchase- because they are automatic weapons with both large magazines and HIGH rates of fire.
The ones you specifically mention as being for assaulting people aren’t, because they do have sporting purposes, and even hunting ones, specifically- hunting wild pigs, where rapid follow-up shots may save your life and limb.
@medz@PhysAssist I’m not sure if I’m not thoroughly following your point, or if perhaps you are unaware that military firearms are available for civilian purchase. Civilian ownership of fully automatic firearms is legal, as is the ownership of suppressors (“silencers”).
A bit of paperwork, a background check through the FBI’s NICS system (National Instant Criminal Background Check System) a rather hefty transfer tax, then the seller receives authorization from the ATF (Federal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms), then the standard firearms transfer process is executed by the seller.
The going rate for a legally transferable Colt manufactured M16A2 fully automatic rifle is around $20k. A bit more if it’s new, never fired. A newly manufactured “silencer” starts around $200ish up to about $1k for the top of the line.
Does this close with the tension clasp on the inside of the handle? I have a three inch scar across my hand from one of those. I always look for a knife that has the release on the top of the handle near the thumb
@Del3030@ponagathos Liner locks are the devil. I prefer bolt lock like Benchmade or the old Gerber and Spydercos, but at least a traditional lock back. Hate liner locks. Cumbersome and inconvenient to operate, particularly one-handed.
@Del3030@ponagathos@ruouttaurmind Cold Steel has some seriously locked up lock-blades- my “Pocket” Bushman has a serious [solid full-length] action bar that you absolutely need both hands to close [not that the needing 2 hands is a selling point, just that it would be very hard for the lock to fail…], but some of their others are both solidly locked, and easily operated one-handed.
@Del3030@ruouttaurmind I have not had any problems with liner locks. I normally release the lock and then press the back of the blade against my thigh to close no matter what type of knife I am carrying. Never had an issue. Only lock I really do not like it the Cold Steel Tri-Ad lock. Too difficult to close. Strong? Sure but too cumbersome. Nearly impossible to close regularly with one hand. The Kershaw Thistle has a hidden liner lock, they call it a button lock, that uses a button on the handle to depress the liner to release. It works very well.
My favorite is Benchmade’s Axis lock. Very smooth, easy to operate and never puts your fingers in harm’s way if that is an issue for you. Their patent is expired and some others have similar locks now. Ganzo makes some surprisingly nice ones on the cheap.
Of course you are correct. I don’t care for their liner lock knives either. I received a CRKT Ruger Hollow-Point as a gift not long ago. Other than that locking mech, it’s a decent knife. But the lock is so tight and strong I nearly split my thumb trying to disengage it. The assisted opening is first rate though. Strong, smooth and swift.
These are perfect…ordered 2 sets…GREAT Christmas gift for the next door neighbor…whose son I gave all the RC trucks to for his birthday…and the other to the guy who hauled my Kawi KZ900 from NJ to Louisville last year…sorts all my tool box and then sets up a storage facility to store the bike and THEN surprises me on Christmas day…And then one for me and one to keep in the truck…
( Careful-realistic-caption ) honestly I have no earthly idea what I plan to do with all these knives that I’ve acquired, (mainly from this site) maybe something will happen and knifes will become really really expensive, then I’ll be rich I tell you really really really rich, Bahaha…
@EvilTuna31x my wife is having to deal with that on a site she is responsible for, and having trouble navigating through inconsistent or conflicting responses from suppliers and getting the information right. At one point I asked her if she could just put the warning on everything to be safe, and she said that might be an option.
I received mine yesterday, and I am impressed with the quality. I’m not a knife person, but I think it’s very nice. The knobby, metal handle is uncomfortable, but I think it was designed to be used when wearing gloves - which is great, because I try to wear gloves whenever I am working.
Also, I think @mediocrebot should sell general purpose work gloves.
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