Safety Note for knives


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Navy joe
February 25, 2003, 02:22 AM
Don't cut yourself! :D

But seriously, if you engage in physical activities while carrying a folder consider putting a rubber band around it so it won't open when you don't want it to. As an example, I find my Buck Strider ( you think I'd carry a light gun rather than a crew-served knife :confused: )working open when I jog. Being a lefty I carry tip-up, but even tip down could bite you if you do something that has a high potential for violent actions.
What made me think about it was an upcoming ski trip. I really don't want a easy opening knife opening itself on my person while I'm spreading myself all over the mountain. I've taken crashes so ugly I'd probably not carry a chambered firearm either. I'd go for a sheath knife, but extreme rentention isn't always a top prioity in sheaths, so I think I'll take the rubberband and deal with a harder to deploy knife. Besides, I've got fiberglass ski poles and sharp 6ft sticks, I think the knife is lower priority.

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hso
February 25, 2003, 03:16 PM
You might want consider sending the knife back to Buck. I sounds like it lacks a detent or has a defective one.

If you are loath to part with the sharp pointy thing long enough to get it repaired you may snug the pivot up a bit and depend on the greater friction to hold it.

Navy joe
February 25, 2003, 04:00 PM
No, it's just right. I desire easy opening folders. With a violent enough impact anything short of a swiss army knife will probably open.

Jim March
February 25, 2003, 04:51 PM
My solution:

http://www.ninehundred.com/~equalccw/sifucloseup.jpg

Fully tuckable IWB, extra-thin kydex :).

These are prototypes:

http://www.ninehundred.com/~equalccw/both.jpg

The Sifu has a 5.45" blade, so we're in a whole new length class past that Buck...

pytron
February 25, 2003, 06:07 PM
Is that official "The Firing Line" (TFL) underwear in that picture?

:p

-Pytron

Ol' Badger
February 25, 2003, 07:58 PM
I jumped from a tree stand with my Benchmade and it popped open and gave me a nice cut.

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