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Safety Note for knives

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Navy joe, Feb 25, 2003.

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  1. Navy joe

    Navy joe Member

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    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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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  4. Jim March

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    My solution:

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    Fully tuckable IWB, extra-thin kydex :).

    These are prototypes:

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    The Sifu has a 5.45" blade, so we're in a whole new length class past that Buck...
     
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    Is that official "The Firing Line" (TFL) underwear in that picture?

    :p

    -Pytron
     
  6. Ol' Badger

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    hmmmm

    I jumped from a tree stand with my Benchmade and it popped open and gave me a nice cut.
     
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