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Automatics? Yea or Nay!

Discussion in 'Knives' started by dbeeksci, May 14, 2006.

  1. Corgi

    Corgi EDC Junkie

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    I get it. :bounce:
     
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  2. Lorenzo

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    Any knife mechanism known to man can and will malfunction, well...
    Thought I'd like a tiny, lighter-sized Microtech for keychain carry or something, I do like well-made small copies of "real stuff" - like, I commonly refer to the keychain Ladybird as "Delica pup". Wish they made the UTX-70 in all those spiffy Tri-Grip handle and blade variants.
     
  3. 0dBm

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    I would carry a fixed blade any day vice an automatic-opening folding knife and it's not due to the legality issue either.

    "So, what are some of your experiences with automatics?"
    • I have drawn my 1911 three times as escalation of force when an auto was presented in anger at me.
    • I once assisted in "clearing" a building when one occupant drew an automatic-opening folding knife. It was no match for a XM177.
    • It is lawful to own and carry an automatic-opening folding knife in parts of California as long as the owner & carrier/user has been legally determined to be in need of the device to assist in daily chores the absence of which presents a bonafide hardship. I KNOW the sound that an automatic-opening folding knife makes when opened (I stated OPENED not deployed). I mistakenly drew my Browning P-35 at an individual with one arm missing. He was holding a bag of Cheetos with his teeth and was about to cut it open with his auto knife.
    • I've been cut several times by punks using those CHEAP Chinese models when living overseas with my late father who was stationed at various US military facilities. I don't care how finely-crafted an automatic-opening folding knife is. I will always equate the carry and use of any iteration as that befitting the low-life individual very much like that character depicted in the Clint Eastwood celluloid production Dirty Harry.
     
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  4. Mumbojumboo
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  5. Daywalker
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    Daywalker EDC Junkie!!!

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    Got to handle a small Microtech Ultratech at the local knife shop the other day. Cutest thing...didn't care for the CE double edge, but...*sigh*. I NEED to get an OTF soon. This thread is driving me nuts!:frantic:
     
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  6. moostapha

    moostapha Loaded Pockets

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    The little utx-70s are amazing.

    They're exactly what I was talking about (more so the single edge variety), super convenient and not really all that scary.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Daywalker
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    Daywalker EDC Junkie!!!

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    aloha moostapha,

    I envy you! I agree...cute lil' bugger, but you could absolutely feel the quality in it. One day...
    Great pic BTW!
     
  8. afishhunter

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    Personally, I have no need of an automatic/switchblade.
    If others like them, and use them, that does not bother me in the least. Why should it? That would be as bad as someone looking down on me for using a stockman, canoe, sunfish, or other traditional pattern over a modern flipper.
     
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  9. madlag

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    I carry a benchmade OTF AUTO almost every day. It's faster in and out, period.
    [​IMG]

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  10. Shike

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    I think they are cool and all, but I don't think it is worth the legal hassle. I do own a Frank Beltrame side opener but it stays at home. I have a friend who collects knives with unusual opening mechanisms and I bet he owns over 50 of them.
     
  11. Daywalker
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    Daywalker EDC Junkie!!!

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    Uhhhh...don't take this the wrong way madlag, but I hate you right now.
     
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  12. moostapha

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    What legal hassle?

    There are places they are (rightfully) 100% legal.
     
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  13. r-ice
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    yah can't illegal here in canada
     
  14. madlag

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    No illegal here...


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  15. Shike

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    Where I live they are illegal to carry, that is what I meant.
     
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  16. flatblackcapo

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    Now, that is one sweet knife!
     
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  17. moostapha

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    That's a good reason not to. I kind of thought you meant there was a licensing process or something.
     
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  18. sbillard

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    Just tested my first auto from Ganzo (model 7211) recently and I quite like it. It is on the budget segment but well made and secure according to my own tests. it is very convenient. Not faster than assisted opening or flipper knives, but nice to use.
     
  19. Swe_Nurse

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    Yea! Big yea. I love automatic knives.

    Sadly they are illegal to carry here and a bit of a hassle to own around here. But if I could I would carry an automatic OTF knife daily, not because I need it but because I enjoy the tech. Now I can own one but it requires a permit to import. In addition to that I see no reason to own something I can't really use so as a result I don't own any.
     
  20. Shike

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    Nah just :censored: stuff. :rolleyes: Never understood it meself. :)