Wanting to Learn More About Knives

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Re: Wanting to Learn More About Knives

Postby koolaidz83095 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:07 pm

Are flip-open blades generally hard to accidentally unlock? Like if I was reaching for something in my pocket and I hit the assisted opener, would it spring open? That is another fear of mine about carrying a knife.

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This can't be helped :lol: . Most of my friends wouldn't bother to even play with a knife if it was lying around the house but there is that one friend who just has to mess with everything...
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Re: Wanting to Learn More About Knives

Postby faden » Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:49 pm

koolaidz83095 wrote:Are flip-open blades generally hard to accidentally unlock? Like if I was reaching for something in my pocket and I hit the assisted opener, would it spring open? That is another fear of mine about carrying a knife.

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This can't be helped :lol: . Most of my friends wouldn't bother to even play with a knife if it was lying around the house but there is that one friend who just has to mess with everything...


3) Have friend chop off his <insert unfortunate appendage here>, he'll learn.

Define flip open. Almost all of my folders I can flip open with no real force.
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Re: Wanting to Learn More About Knives

Postby koolaidz83095 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:18 pm

Kind of like the Kershaw Leek, how it swings open from pressing the assisted opener on the opposite side of the blade. When you press down on that little button, the blade swings out. I'm not quite sure what the actual name is, so I made this:
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Re: Wanting to Learn More About Knives

Postby faden » Tue Feb 22, 2011 4:12 pm

Flipper, it is actually part of the blade thus making it an assisted-open not automatic.

The safety is fairly hard to undo lest you manually play with it while it sits in your pocket. Also, because the leek is tip down carry, it will have a better time slicing your hand than your leg if it was to somehow (VERY small chance) open up in your pocket.

If you are that finky about the blade opening in your pocket (like myself), get a manual opening Benchmade with axis lock, it opens just as fast and is easier to close than Speedsafe.
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Re: Wanting to Learn More About Knives

Postby koolaidz83095 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 4:36 pm

What model specifically? Keeping in mind that I'm new to knives.
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Re: Wanting to Learn More About Knives

Postby faden » Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:42 pm

Give me a price range, what you will be using it for and blade length limit.
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Re: Wanting to Learn More About Knives

Postby koolaidz83095 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:45 pm

No more than $80, around $50. Also I think MD law allows anything under 3.7 inches to be carried, so anything under 3.7 inches would be preferable.
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Re: Wanting to Learn More About Knives

Postby faden » Tue Feb 22, 2011 7:12 pm

Benchmade 556 Mini-Griptillian, can't go wrong

http://www.benchmade.com/products/556

You can find them @ 65-80 depending on configuration
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Re: Wanting to Learn More About Knives

Postby koolaidz83095 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 7:16 pm

Nice, it looks pretty cool too. Hopefully I will be able to find one at my local stores.

How exactly does the Axis-lock work? Same question for dual-thumb stud opener. I don't really know what any of those terms mean :?
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Re: Wanting to Learn More About Knives

Postby Slymin » Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:23 pm

Thumb stud opener are those little things sticking out at the beginning of the blade. You push against those with your thumbs outwards and the blade opens..
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