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Benchmades NEW pen !

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by alwilliam, Jan 30, 2008.

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  1. alwilliam

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  2. mp510

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    I don't see the purpose. It's as effective as a knife (at best)- most people who buy and carry them aren't trained in their employment, and they are generally less legal to carry than a folding knife. And, the cost $75.l
     
  3. JShirley

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    I see the purpose...I'm just waiting on a friendly forum member to do a better job, for considerably less!
     
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    "and they are generally less legal to carry than a folding knife."

    source?
     
  5. CWL

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    Hmmm...everyone's jumping aboard the tactical pen business.

    This means that pretty soon, I won't be able to carry mine onto airplanes anymore.
     
  6. alwilliam

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    Above statement is so TRUE ! :banghead:
     
  7. Javelin

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    *FAA taking notes*

    haha

    :)
     
  8. Joe Demko

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    That has "confiscate me" written all over it.
     
  9. Pax Jordana

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    Seriously. Benchmade? May or may not be viable for long.

    That's why me and the little bic ninja travel together all the time.
     
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    MSRP $120.

    You'd have thought that Lester would have come up with something that met a better price point than that.:rolleyes:
     
  11. mp510

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    Many states, such as my own, have vaguely written carry statutes that prohibit carrying undefined martial arts weapons, which this arguable is, as well as other non-defined weapons. In my state, there is a line that says "any other dangerous or deadly weapon"- which would leave it virtually entirely up to the discretion of some folks who aren't thinking about what's in your best interest. However, we have case law protecting the carry of knives no specifically prohibited from carry by state statute- in fact, the wordig from one such case was recently incorporated into the statuatory verbiage. It would take somebody with lacking mental capacity to not see the weapon value in that implement. It would probably be one of those "You may be able to beat the rap but you can't beat the ride" (I changed it up a little) situations.
     
  12. keeleon

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    Technically in California, any metal pen in your pocket is a felony. A dirk or dagger is defined as "any pointed metal object with or without a hilt that is readily capable of doing bodily injury ". And it is illegal to conceal a dirk or dagger on your person.

    However, I don't see what's so scary looking about that one. It just looks like any other "art deco" pen. I don't think anyone would take a second look at it unless they knew what Benchmade was. And $100 is just retarded, that being said, I would still love to have one.
     
  13. 357wheelgunner

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    lol "Tactical Pen"
     
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    That would be a nice addition to the fall shopping spree, heading back into school...
     
  15. JTW Jr.

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    I will have to check them out at SHOT this weekend. Though it will have to be darn nice to trump my Lamy Swift Palladium or Rotring 600. :)
     
  16. Todd A

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    Not nittpicking but it really says "or any other dangerous or deadly weapon or instrument,". This pen ,if used in a fight, would be a "Dangerous instrument" defined in our Penal code as....

    Sec. 53a-3. Definitions. Except where different meanings are expressly specified, the following terms have the following meanings when used in this title:


    (7) "Dangerous instrument" means any instrument, article or substance which,under the circumstances in which it is used or attempted or threatened to be used,is capable of causing death or serious physical injury, and includes a "vehicle" as that term is defined in this section and includes a dog that has been commanded to attack, except a dog owned by a law enforcement agency of the state or any political subdivision thereof or of the federal government when such dog is in the performance of its duties under the direct supervision, care and control of an assigned law enforcement officer;


    So carrying it is OK. If you use it to defend yourself just make sure you are justified in defending yourself in the first place. Just like the cheap non-tacticool mini-mag lite I carry for "double uses".


    Oh and martial arts weapons are defined in our penal code as well....

    (21) "Martial arts weapon" means a nunchaku, kama, kasari-fundo, octagon sai, tonfa or chinese star


    Of course I am NOT A LAWER but I would not be worried about being hauled away for carrying that pen. But I do expect to have a trip to the local barracks if I ever have to defend myself with anything,even if justified.
     
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    The price on that "Tactical pen" is ridiculous. You are better off buying one of those polymer kubaton/stylus pens from one of our brother THR member who sells them. As stated earlier it is only a matter of time before TSA/DHS wises up and starts issuing safety bulletins to it's airport screeners. Just like those fancy tactical flashlights w/ teeth on it's bezel. I'd rather carry a polymer stylus pen then a expensive tactical light or pen because if it gets confiscated by TSA it won't hurt my wallet as much. Also in many States anything may be classified as a weapon depending how you use it. For example, You will be charged w/ assault using a deadly weapon if you pick up that innocent chair and club someone in the head w/it.
     
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    I've never had a problem carrying my surefire "Executive Defender" (with teeth) on the airlines. The screeners always look at it, turn it on to make sure it works, then tell me I have a nice flashlight.

    It could be because I don't look like a terrorist or an idiot...
     
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    I saw that the other day when I was browsing their site and thought it was pretty cool. My turn off was the price as well but if it's Benchmade you know the quality is there.

    In comparison, look how much Parker or Cross get for their pens! :what:
     
  20. Robert Hairless

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    Gad. The refills for it must cost an arm and a leg.
     
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    "The price on that "Tactical pen" is ridiculous. You are better off buying one of those polymer kubaton/stylus pens from one of our brother THR member who sells them."

    Do you mean this one? ;) :D Actually it is just a stylus. No pen with this one.
     
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    I am sure our brother member is taking note of the interest in a polymer kubaton/pen. I know I will be good for a few well-made and designed products at a good price point.
     
  23. Dave McCracken

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    Back when I worked in Max Security prisons we were not allowed to carry weapons, not even the ones we confiscated from the convicts.

    A 98 cent Bic rode in a lot of shirt pockets with the point exposed ready to write or for a grab and stab as needed.

    One female rookie thanked me for the idea. Her Bic ended up in a psycho's arm.

    The Benchmade product may be better, but that much better?
     
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    Quality, Performance and Price.... You can pick only 2.

    I'll keep supporting US manufacturers even if it costs a bit more.
    My S&W 629, Benchmade 615 mini Rukus, and pending Buell 1125R...
     
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