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Re: Guns and Whatnot.

Post by tr0g » 19 Dec 2018, 18:15

lunchstealer wrote:
19 Dec 2018, 15:25
Eric the .5b wrote:
19 Dec 2018, 13:56
Jasper wrote:
19 Dec 2018, 10:28
The thing about switchblades is... they kinda suck. You can open a lock-back folder pretty quickly, with one hand, if it has a pin or stud on the blade near the pivot point.

Should they be banned? No. Same with the butterfly flip-folders. Same for any knife with a 2.5" or longer or whateverthefuckthelimitis in some locales.

This could be my simple utilitarian approach to EDC talking, however.
Heheheh. I actually first got interested in carrying a SAK for EDC after arguing with some Brits hyperventilating over Knife Crime and how anyone who wanted to carry a knife in their pocket is a homicidal monster.

It's the most useful spite-spurred purchase I've ever made.
Between losing an SAK and a multitool to TSA (on separate occasions, both because I forgot they were in my backpack I use as a carryon) and the addition of a cellphone taking limited pocket space, I haven't regularly carried a knife in the past 10-15 years, but before that I often did. The idea that carrying a knife is barbaric is just so goddamned dumb.
My daily carry knife for years was a Leatherman similar to this one. I lost track of the people who got horrified when I pulled it out my pocket. I was always like, WTF? I'm a plant engineer in the oil industry.

Multi-tools don't get the same reaction, even though the knife blade on my Wave is actually longer.
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Re: Guns and Whatnot.

Post by Jasper » 26 Dec 2018, 14:13

Eric the .5b wrote:
19 Dec 2018, 13:56
Jasper wrote:
19 Dec 2018, 10:28
The thing about switchblades is... they kinda suck. You can open a lock-back folder pretty quickly, with one hand, if it has a pin or stud on the blade near the pivot point.

Should they be banned? No. Same with the butterfly flip-folders. Same for any knife with a 2.5" or longer or whateverthefuckthelimitis in some locales.

This could be my simple utilitarian approach to EDC talking, however.
Heheheh. I actually first got interested in carrying a SAK for EDC after arguing with some Brits hyperventilating over Knife Crime and how anyone who wanted to carry a knife in their pocket is a homicidal monster.

It's the most useful spite-spurred purchase I've ever made.
Well, the lulz is a perfectly cromulent reason to carry a switchblade. :D

ETA - Hang on... it just occurred that SAK probably means Swiss Army Knife, as opposed to spring-action knife, that I thought Eric was intending.

I still stand by my comment however.
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Re: Guns and Whatnot.

Post by Eric the .5b » 26 Dec 2018, 17:12

Jasper wrote:
26 Dec 2018, 14:13
Eric the .5b wrote:
19 Dec 2018, 13:56
Jasper wrote:
19 Dec 2018, 10:28
The thing about switchblades is... they kinda suck. You can open a lock-back folder pretty quickly, with one hand, if it has a pin or stud on the blade near the pivot point.

Should they be banned? No. Same with the butterfly flip-folders. Same for any knife with a 2.5" or longer or whateverthefuckthelimitis in some locales.

This could be my simple utilitarian approach to EDC talking, however.
Heheheh. I actually first got interested in carrying a SAK for EDC after arguing with some Brits hyperventilating over Knife Crime and how anyone who wanted to carry a knife in their pocket is a homicidal monster.

It's the most useful spite-spurred purchase I've ever made.
Well, the lulz is a perfectly cromulent reason to carry a switchblade. :D

ETA - Hang on... it just occurred that SAK probably means Swiss Army Knife, as opposed to spring-action knife, that I thought Eric was intending.

I still stand by my comment however.
Well, once you get used to having the ability to shank a bitch in your pocket, it's hard to imagine being without it!

Except substitute "having really damn sharp cutting blades, screwdrivers, bottle openers, etc." for bitch-shanking, because yes, Swiss Army Knife. :)


(And yes, the Brits in question genuinely couldn't imagine someone carrying a Swiss Army Knife except to stab someone.)
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