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Cold steel FGX products

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by wheelgunslinger, Jul 9, 2008.

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  1. wheelgunslinger

    wheelgunslinger Member

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    Does anyone have one of these?
    What's the point? Are they useful? If so, for what?
     
  2. jparham

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    They are intended as weapons, and are probably pretty useless as tools. That said, they would seem to be useful for:

    1. Keeping in the trunk of your car. People before have been kidnapped, locked in the trunks of their cars. A knife, one you didn't have to worry about rusting, etc, would be a help.

    2. Swimming/diving. Again, with the no-rust thing. While most scuba divers, etc, carry a dive knife, one of these, for a swimmer or snorkeler in a potentially sharky area would be light, easily concealable, and no-worries when it comes to rust.

    3. Fish-stabber. As a quickly deployed knife that you don't have to worry about maintenance with, these knives would seem to make good fish killers.
     
  3. Eleven Mike

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    I thought they were intended for sneaking past metal detectors. Not that we at THR would endorse such a thing.
     
  4. Sawyer

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    it might be likely there's some metal inside the knives so they'll show up on detectors.
     
  5. alwilliam

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    No metal in fgx items ..solid grivory.Most are weak but the push daggers are not to bad.I saw a test of all the items.
     
  6. hso

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    Bwahaaaahaa.

    Toys!

    I love toys.

    Composite poly "knives" have an application as stabbing/thrusting weapons. Any design that isn't focused on that is a marketing gimmick.
     
  7. alwilliam

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  8. jparham

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    Wait- but Lynn Thompson said Grivory was unbreakable!

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    Al, you scare me sometimes.
     
  9. Eleven Mike

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    Did you order half a dozen plastic pointy things just to break them? :)
     
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    i broke the tip of my karambit last month.

    on cardboard.

    i bought one just to see what the real thing would feel like.
     
  11. Sawyer

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    since these are pretty much single use last ditch weapons, the fact that they break apart (hopefully inside an assailant) is a positive thing. :)
     
  12. hso

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    Well, lookee there!

    Al, how'd you break'm?
     
  13. jahwarrior

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    whoa! not that we here at THR endorse such a thing, of course....:scrutiny:
     
  14. alwilliam

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    Belive it or not the above pic is from a test done in russia for possible use of these weapons by some russian agency and also for personal edc....True story. :confused:

    The push daggers and delta dart were the best of the lot. The test was done on a dummy fully clothed and made of flesh and bone like material.

    I have run a small test with the push daggers on my own with a test dummy with plywood bones...They break around the 3rd strike if "bone" is hit.

    IMO the small push dagger is a viable weapon so is the larger push dagger but it breaks faster due to longer blade. ...the rest of the line is crap...IMO.

    I WANT TO ADD:eek: IF you are caught in any controlled area ..i.e. airport,federal building etc... With items of this type ,You will be hung out to dry. FWIW -The body scanners will see these type weapons with ease.

    I stongly advise a ink type PEN of some type & TO AVOID THE CARRY OF THESE TYPE "composite" WEAPONS TO AVOID "DETECTION" in a controlled zone!
     
  15. hso

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    Yup, only the ill-informed would try to carry one of those things these days. I wouldn't even try to carry my Frequent Flyer anymore with the intent of getting through a check point with scanner.

    OTOH, this gets no attention at all.
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