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Old July 20, 2015, 01:56 PM   #1
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Grivory?

Cold Steel FGX Push Blade II Fixed Blade Tactical Knife 2.25" Spear Point Grivory Blade Kraton Handle Black

Anyone have actual experience with one?

Can they be used for general cutting chores? if so how do they work and do they keep an edge?

Can they be resharpened?

How do they compare to yea olde late 1970's "CIA Letter Opener"?

Do they come with any sort of sheath? Can a kydex sheath for neck knife use be had?

Are they even worth $8 plus shipping?

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Old July 20, 2015, 02:02 PM   #2
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Can they be used for general cutting chores?
Nope

It is glass reinforced polyamide so there's no edge retention. I have used serrated ones to cut meat, but they won't cut fabric cleanly.
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Old July 20, 2015, 02:44 PM   #3
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If you are bound and determined you can cause serious injury with one of these things, in the same way that if you are bound and determined you can cause serious injury with wall moulding. Other than that, they are about as much of a knife as the edge of a plastic plate is. Oh sure, with effort you could saw through something.. but you have to be really determined.
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Old July 20, 2015, 02:45 PM   #4
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And rope will dull it before it cuts through.

They're not cutting tools.
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Old July 20, 2015, 06:27 PM   #5
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Thanks HSO.

I was merely curious as a close personal friend always carried one of the late 1970's CIA Letter Openers taped in his tie as a just in case when he flew. He had tried as was suggested in the advertising and "instructions" to put an edge on it with a lady's nail file but without much success. As a stabbing implament it could go fist deep in a skin on pork roast multiple time quickly and leave permanent wounds about the size and shape of the blade and would cut a little on the draw if it were at a different angle.

This was of course before 9/11 when only metal detectors were in use.

I had hoped with increases in technology that something better had come along.

Same guy also carried a small food prep knife on a plane a time or two that was one of the kitchen varierty ceramics such as EOD folks were interested in.
It could cut very well, but as he was to discover could not take side loads very well or shock.

I understand that at least one outfit that made those started putting a bit of steel in the handle to prevent folks from carrying them through metal detectors.

Now of course neither should make it on a plane if folks go through either of the non magnetic sensors at airports.

The ad just got me thinking. I had been researching a push dagger with only one cutting edge for states where a double edge dagger or dirk is a No-no and ran across it.

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Old July 21, 2015, 02:01 AM   #6
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I thought the whole purpose of those things was to avoid metal detectors??

So you are saying that don't work anymore either??

I have a black exotic hardwood dagger my dad brought home from WWII from the Philippines.

I think it's intended purpose was a letter opener?
Or a makeshift killing instrument?

At any rate, it's still sharp & pointy enough to open letters just fine.
Or ward off a terrorist if you had too!

And modern airport screening could spot that organic wood splinter if it was carried on your organic body where the sun don't shine??


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Old July 21, 2015, 02:15 PM   #7
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kBob,

A dagger shape is all you need to get charged so you better be careful about that idea.
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