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  • kl8ton
    kl8ton Posts: 5,429
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    shtgunal3 said:


    What a backdrop!    Nice meal too!
    Large, Medium, MiniMax, & 22, and 36" Blackstone
    Grand Rapids MI
  • RRP
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    Legume said:
    I just dug these out of a drawer.  This thread reminded me I have a couple of pocket knives that were my dad's.  I haven't cleaned them up yet and the stamps on the base of the blades are a little hard to read.  I know he brought the switchblade back from Italy when he was in the air force in the late 50's.  Very strong/quick action, not like anything I've seen in US.


    I have always been fascinated with switchblades...I think it started way back in the early 1950's when our local Ben Franklin store carried some really cheap ones in which the crappy spring would break after 8 or 10 openings and the gruff old store owner said "tuff sh*t, kid!" 

    I really wonder if powerful long bladed switchblades are even still made - though I'm quite sure the big ones are illegal in every state...but is possession in private as a collector - not carried still illegal? And if so how does a guy even find, much less purchase one legally at that! 
    Re-gasketing America one yard at a time.
  • Jstroke
    Jstroke Posts: 2,600
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    @RRP, the original are still illegal in the states. However as with all things the world is shrinking and finding them abroad is possible. I am not sure if you have tried the “new” style semi automatic that require you to “start” the opening before the spring takes over but they are admittedly very slick. They do not have to be expensive. Kershaw makes several that are reasonable.
    Columbus, Ohio--A Gasser filled with Matchlight and an Ugly Drum.
  • RRP
    RRP Posts: 25,897
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    Jstroke said:
    @RRP, the original are still illegal in the states. However as with all things the world is shrinking and finding them abroad is possible. I am not sure if you have tried the “new” style semi automatic that require you to “start” the opening before the spring takes over but they are admittedly very slick. They do not have to be expensive. Kershaw makes several that are reasonable.
    I already have a solid black Kershaw which I love...but what I want is one of those LARGE "car spring" powered Italian switchblades which would practically jump out of your hand upon opening!  =)
    Re-gasketing America one yard at a time.
  • Jstroke
    Jstroke Posts: 2,600
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    @RRP understood, I’ll admit they are classy. Might have to get pretty deep in the sock for one. But I will say a man of your years with one brings a whole new level of the term “street cred”. 
    Columbus, Ohio--A Gasser filled with Matchlight and an Ugly Drum.
  • RRP
    RRP Posts: 25,897
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    Jstroke said:
    @RRP understood, I’ll admit they are classy. Might have to get pretty deep in the sock for one. But I will say a man of your years with one brings a whole new level of the term “street cred”. 
    D*MN, I just wish I was as rich as some people here think I am! 

    Trust me...selling gaskets for 21 years at break even hardly makes an old f*rt like me rich!
    Re-gasketing America one yard at a time.
  • Ozzie_Isaac
    Ozzie_Isaac Posts: 19,107
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    RRP said:
    Legume said:
    I just dug these out of a drawer.  This thread reminded me I have a couple of pocket knives that were my dad's.  I haven't cleaned them up yet and the stamps on the base of the blades are a little hard to read.  I know he brought the switchblade back from Italy when he was in the air force in the late 50's.  Very strong/quick action, not like anything I've seen in US.


    I have always been fascinated with switchblades...I think it started way back in the early 1950's when our local Ben Franklin store carried some really cheap ones in which the crappy spring would break after 8 or 10 openings and the gruff old store owner said "tuff sh*t, kid!" 

    I really wonder if powerful long bladed switchblades are even still made - though I'm quite sure the big ones are illegal in every state...but is possession in private as a collector - not carried still illegal? And if so how does a guy even find, much less purchase one legally at that! 
    Switchblades and OTFs, regardless of length, opening/closing mechanism is 100% legal in AZ.  Only restriction is age.  Must be 21 to posses.  Which I find hilarious, because you can have a handgun in AZ at any age.  Just can't buy/sell it.
    They don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking. They’re not interested in that. That doesn’t help them. That's against their interests. - George Carlin
  • nolaegghead
    nolaegghead Posts: 42,102
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    Switchblades are no more dangerous than any other EDC knife the same size. 

    State Laws Regarding Auto-Open Knives

    Don’t Believe the Myths About Automatic Knives

    The following states do NOT prohibit auto-open (also referred to as automatic, switchblade, or switch knife) for non-law enforcement citizens.  Check State Knife Laws for specific details on possession, carry, manufacturer or sale, as some restrictions may apply in a specific state.  See the list below for blade length restrictions.



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  • Ozzie_Isaac
    Ozzie_Isaac Posts: 19,107
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    They don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking. They’re not interested in that. That doesn’t help them. That's against their interests. - George Carlin
  • Botch
    Botch Posts: 15,487
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    Switchblades are no more dangerous than any other EDC knife the same size. 
    I was going to mention that switchblades, and books, are banned in many states but AR-15/large magazine sales to folks under mental care are not.
    But I decided not to.  
     
    PS: I just learned about 5 hours ago that it's illegal here in UT for me to carry my fiddle in a brown paper bag.  
     
    I feel so badass.  :evil:  
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  • Ozzie_Isaac
    Ozzie_Isaac Posts: 19,107
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    Botch said:
    Switchblades are no more dangerous than any other EDC knife the same size. 
    I was going to mention that switchblades, and books, are banned in many states but AR-15/large magazine sales to folks under mental care are not.
    But I decided not to.  
     
    PS: I just learned about 5 hours ago that it's illegal here in UT for me to carry my fiddle in a brown paper bag.  
     
    I feel so badass.  :evil:  
    In Utah, you should be lucky they let you pluck the noise box.  Teach a girl to dance and you will have a sinner in no time.
    They don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking. They’re not interested in that. That doesn’t help them. That's against their interests. - George Carlin
  • RRP
    RRP Posts: 25,897
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    Botch said:
    Switchblades are no more dangerous than any other EDC knife the same size. 
    I was going to mention that switchblades, and books, are banned in many states but AR-15/large magazine sales to folks under mental care are not.
    But I decided not to.  
     
    PS: I just learned about 5 hours ago that it's illegal here in UT for me to carry my fiddle in a brown paper bag.  
     
    I feel so badass.  :evil:  
    In Utah, you should be lucky they let you pluck the noise box.  Teach a girl to dance and you will have a sinner in no time.
    D*MN, man, I wish I would have gotten to know you when you and your father lived here in IL! Your personality is SO FAR better and different than that of all the CAT engineers I have known and have been surrounded by in my neighborhood for years! 
    Re-gasketing America one yard at a time.
  • Ozzie_Isaac
    Ozzie_Isaac Posts: 19,107
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    After the switch blade talk, I needed one.  This just came today:


    They don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking. They’re not interested in that. That doesn’t help them. That's against their interests. - George Carlin
  • Langner91
    Langner91 Posts: 2,120
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    Those serrations look wicked!
    Clinton, Iowa
  • Ozzie_Isaac
    Ozzie_Isaac Posts: 19,107
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    Langner91 said:
    Those serrations look wicked!
    The action is very nice and it even has a functional lock so you don't open it in you pockets.

    I quickly learned why most combs are plastic.  This brushes and dethatches at the same time.  I need to round the edges of the comb.
    They don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking. They’re not interested in that. That doesn’t help them. That's against their interests. - George Carlin
  • Langner91
    Langner91 Posts: 2,120
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    Langner91 said:
    Those serrations look wicked!
    The action is very nice and it even has a functional lock so you don't open it in you pockets.

    I quickly learned why most combs are plastic.  This brushes and dethatches at the same time.  I need to round the edges of the comb.
    Unfortunately, it has been a long time since I needed a comb.  That's why I didn't recognize it.
    Clinton, Iowa
  • GrateEggspectations
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    Langner91 said:
    Those serrations look wicked!
    The action is very nice and it even has a functional lock so you don't open it in you pockets.

    I quickly learned why most combs are plastic.  This brushes and dethatches at the same time.  I need to round the edges of the comb.
    Sounds pleasant. 
  • Ozzie_Isaac
    Ozzie_Isaac Posts: 19,107
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    Langner91 said:
    Those serrations look wicked!
    The action is very nice and it even has a functional lock so you don't open it in you pockets.

    I quickly learned why most combs are plastic.  This brushes and dethatches at the same time.  I need to round the edges of the comb.
    Sounds pleasant. 
    It, unfortunately, is not pleasant if you go against the grain.
    They don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking. They’re not interested in that. That doesn’t help them. That's against their interests. - George Carlin
  • GlennM
    GlennM Posts: 1,365
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    Langner91 said:
    Langner91 said:
    Those serrations look wicked!
    The action is very nice and it even has a functional lock so you don't open it in you pockets.

    I quickly learned why most combs are plastic.  This brushes and dethatches at the same time.  I need to round the edges of the comb.
    Unfortunately, it has been a long time since I needed a comb.  That's why I didn't recognize it.
    I have a comb that I will never "part" with
    In the bush just East of Cambridge,Ontario 
  • nolaegghead
    nolaegghead Posts: 42,102
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    Langner91 said:
    Those serrations look wicked!
    The action is very nice and it even has a functional lock so you don't open it in you pockets.

    I quickly learned why most combs are plastic.  This brushes and dethatches at the same time.  I need to round the edges of the comb.
    At least it doesn’t pull aeration plugs.  Owch.
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  • Ozzie_Isaac
    Ozzie_Isaac Posts: 19,107
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    Legume said:
    Legume said:
    For anyone near Austin, there is a state surplus store near the airport.  Lots of old state desks, dining filing cabinets and state vehicles and lots of garbage, but they get all of the knives TSA collects at the airport.  They have a bucket of those leatherman micras for $1 each. My wife picked up a benchmade lockblade for $20 that is a little scratched but sharpened up perfectly.  It's hit or miss, but worth a stop if you're in the area.

    State Of Texas Surplus Property Open To The Public
    I just picked up a Bugout with light scratches on the blade for $75.  They've caught on to certain brands now.  Also picked up 3 Kershaws in good+ shape for $8 each.

    pic added.


    Congrats on the real Bugout at a good price!  Not only have pawn shops caught on, but so have counterfeiters.  Yours has the correct scales, screw location, and grind on the blade.
    They don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking. They’re not interested in that. That doesn’t help them. That's against their interests. - George Carlin
  • Legume
    Legume Posts: 14,627
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    Legume said:
    Legume said:
    For anyone near Austin, there is a state surplus store near the airport.  Lots of old state desks, dining filing cabinets and state vehicles and lots of garbage, but they get all of the knives TSA collects at the airport.  They have a bucket of those leatherman micras for $1 each. My wife picked up a benchmade lockblade for $20 that is a little scratched but sharpened up perfectly.  It's hit or miss, but worth a stop if you're in the area.

    State Of Texas Surplus Property Open To The Public
    I just picked up a Bugout with light scratches on the blade for $75.  They've caught on to certain brands now.  Also picked up 3 Kershaws in good+ shape for $8 each.

    pic added.


    Congrats on the real Bugout at a good price!  Not only have pawn shops caught on, but so have counterfeiters.  Yours has the correct scales, screw location, and grind on the blade.
    Well that would've sucked.  I didn't know they're being counterfeited, makes sense
    given the cost of some of these.
     

  • TechsasJim
    TechsasJim Posts: 1,909
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    Legume said:
    Legume said:
    Legume said:
    For anyone near Austin, there is a state surplus store near the airport.  Lots of old state desks, dining filing cabinets and state vehicles and lots of garbage, but they get all of the knives TSA collects at the airport.  They have a bucket of those leatherman micras for $1 each. My wife picked up a benchmade lockblade for $20 that is a little scratched but sharpened up perfectly.  It's hit or miss, but worth a stop if you're in the area.

    State Of Texas Surplus Property Open To The Public
    I just picked up a Bugout with light scratches on the blade for $75.  They've caught on to certain brands now.  Also picked up 3 Kershaws in good+ shape for $8 each.

    pic added.


    Congrats on the real Bugout at a good price!  Not only have pawn shops caught on, but so have counterfeiters.  Yours has the correct scales, screw location, and grind on the blade.
    Well that would've sucked.  I didn't know they're being counterfeited, makes sense
    given the cost of some of these.
     

    You still got a great deal on that Bugout, saved $100 as opposed to new.  
    LBGE, 28” BS, Weber Kettle, HCI 7.8 SE Texas
  • Ozzie_Isaac
    Ozzie_Isaac Posts: 19,107
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    Legume said:
    Legume said:
    Legume said:
    For anyone near Austin, there is a state surplus store near the airport.  Lots of old state desks, dining filing cabinets and state vehicles and lots of garbage, but they get all of the knives TSA collects at the airport.  They have a bucket of those leatherman micras for $1 each. My wife picked up a benchmade lockblade for $20 that is a little scratched but sharpened up perfectly.  It's hit or miss, but worth a stop if you're in the area.

    State Of Texas Surplus Property Open To The Public
    I just picked up a Bugout with light scratches on the blade for $75.  They've caught on to certain brands now.  Also picked up 3 Kershaws in good+ shape for $8 each.

    pic added.


    Congrats on the real Bugout at a good price!  Not only have pawn shops caught on, but so have counterfeiters.  Yours has the correct scales, screw location, and grind on the blade.
    Well that would've sucked.  I didn't know they're being counterfeited, makes sense
    given the cost of some of these.
     

    You still got a great deal on that Bugout, saved $100 as opposed to new.  
    For $75, I would have absolutely been on cloud 9 for that knife.  Probably even skipped out of the store like a kid.
    They don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking. They’re not interested in that. That doesn’t help them. That's against their interests. - George Carlin
  • nolaegghead
    nolaegghead Posts: 42,102
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    Damn, prices have gone up.
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  • Ozzie_Isaac
    Ozzie_Isaac Posts: 19,107
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    Damn, prices have gone up.
    No joke, check it when it comes in.  I have seen a rash of counterfeits from Amazon third party sellers on the knife forums.  Some have even said Amazon itself.  Retail on that is $180.
    They don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking. They’re not interested in that. That doesn’t help them. That's against their interests. - George Carlin