EDCGEAR carabiner tools, mini prybars, keyring gadgets, etc.

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The elephant is kind of cute. But what is the trunk part for?

I saw this at FT today (reminds me of a Böker pry tool), 7.03 USD. It has a spike at the other end. I wonder how effective it is as a glass breaker.

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Chloe wrote:
The elephant is kind of cute. But what is the trunk part for?

I saw this at FT today (reminds me of a Böker pry tool), 7.03 USD. It has a spike at the other end. I wonder how effective it is as a glass breaker.

Thanks, I bought the elephant as a gift for my gf.:) The trunk is good for hanging it on the belt loops of your jeans.

I have one of those EDC Gear pry bars but I haven’t tested the glass breaker tip.

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@isti242:
Is the elephant stable? It looks cute.

I ordered one of the other SRM tools (haven't arrived until now) and the bigger carabiner, which have arrived. I will post a picture in the next days.

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Buwuve wrote:

@isti242:
Is the elephant stable? It looks cute.

I ordered one of the other SRM tools (haven’t arrived until now) and the bigger carabiner, which have arrived. I will post a picture in the next days.

He hasn’t attacked anyone so far. Smile

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I like the Fasttech new arrival Sanrenmu GJ017D pry-bar/wrench/ruler for $4.09 indirectly linked by isti242 above.

Found it on sale at GB for $3.44

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> I wonder how effective it is as a glass breaker.

Not something you want to test while hanging upside down in the seat belt between rising water and flames.

I recall reading that most cheap “glass breaker” tips are metal, which simply isn’t hard enough — they need some super hard ceramic tip to reliably break glass when there’s no time to mess around.

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In this video there is a test of one tool with steel tip and it’s useless:

Wonder if they even bothered hardening the tip. I have a red hammer with hardened tip, like the ones installed on buses. I know they don’t always work on first strike though.

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Excellent video showing how worthless steel tips are. You’d be dead.

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Interesting video. I would like to try this myself…
on the other hand you never need to break a class from the inside, you can just use the built in window opener…

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Eh? Well, probably, most of the time.
Do we feel lucky? https://www.google.com/search?q=window+accident+open+electric

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I have a ResQme attached to my gear lever with an ordinary rubber band, easy to snap if needed.

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I was going to try out these “signal lamps” from cnq, but they said they did not have any left. Does anyone know a good place to get them or something similar?

http://www.cnqualitygoods.com/goods.php?id=2032
http://www.cnqualitygoods.com/goods.php?id=2033

BLF

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Keepin’ the “B” in BLF

Don wrote:
It sounds like the XM LEDs won’t really be suitable for flashlight use. Pity…

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hank wrote:
Eh? Well, probably, most of the time. Do we feel lucky? https://www.google.com/search?q=window+accident+open+electric

I still see no problem but I usualy use German cars ;)… And of course I don’t drive in the water…

Do you guys also have a life jacket in your car…

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Many are flood pictures, when you choose the image search
https://www.google.com/search?q=car+crash+rescue+window+break

Search turns up mention of plans that, I think, never went anywhere:
http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview/id/718813.html

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keltex78 wrote:

Don’t get one. I purchased a pair through DX about five years ago. I gave one away, threw the second in my gear bag, and have never even used it. Worthless as a knife, the other functions are inconvenient, and the entire thing is hampered by having unprotected knife and saw blade edges.


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The more a tool try to do multiple things the more it become bad at everything…
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Just received this knife and can’t figure out how to get the blade out? Not sure if the item I received is damaged or I’m missing something obvious, but any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

On Edit: I’m referring to the Paper Knives EDC.

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Which knife?

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pcruz wrote:
Just received this knife and can’t figure out how to get the blade out? Not sure if the item I received is damaged or I’m missing something obvious, but any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

On Edit: I’m referring to the Paper Knives EDC.

There are two photos that I can see one above and this one
Notice the position of the slide on top of the knife, they are in the same position but on one the blade is retracted and on the other it is open. Could it be that the blade needs re-positioning after shipping. A lot of these blades have two cut-outs on the top of the blade allowing different positioning.
Sorry I don’t have one so I can’t tell exactly what the problem is.
Pictures would be good. Smile

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pcruz wrote:
Just received this knife and can’t figure out how to get the blade out? Not sure if the item I received is damaged or I’m missing something obvious, but any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

On Edit: I’m referring to the Paper Knives EDC.

Just pull it out, helps if you push outwards the retaining spring on top at the same time. I was a bit puzzled at first with it too.

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I made a GIF showing how to extend and retract the blade:

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There’s a frame lock along the top, where my thumb is. Press the frame open and you can slide the blade out. Release the frame to lock it in place. (this may take some jiggling) Repeat to retract the blade back into the frame.

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lekvar wrote:
I made a GIF showing how to extend and retract the blade:

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There’s a frame lock along the top, where my thumb is. Press the frame open and you can slide the blade out. Release the frame to lock it in place. (this may take some jiggling) Repeat to retract the blade back into the frame.

If you look at the photo above that isti posted and the photos I linked too on the AliExpress page then the blade is retracted and extended with the slide in the same position?

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lekvar wrote:
I made a GIF showing how to extend and retract the blade:

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There’s a frame lock along the top, where my thumb is. Press the frame open and you can slide the blade out. Release the frame to lock it in place. (this may take some jiggling) Repeat to retract the blade back into the frame.

Thank you and to everyone else who responded.

For some reason, I though there would be a small release button like on standard utility knives. I’m quite disappointed with this knife as I was expecting a little better quality. Much thinner and flimsier than expected. Both slabs of metal has significant pitting and even the blade that came with it was chipped. Oh well, $7 lesson learned.

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Has anyone heard from Chloe lately?

 

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pcruz wrote:

Thank you and to everyone else who responded.

For some reason, I though there would be a small release button like on standard utility knives. I’m quite disappointed with this knife as I was expecting a little better quality. Much thinner and flimsier than expected. Both slabs of metal has significant pitting and even the blade that came with it was chipped. Oh well, $7 lesson learned.

Why didn’t you buy the Rexford version for $150 ? Wink

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MRsDNF wrote:

Has anyone heard from Chloe lately?

Nope, she’s not been around for a little while, not posted on britishblades forum where she was active too.

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Since FT, er, neglected, to publish my 2 (of 5) star review of this mini biner: EDCGEAR “S” Shaped Stainless Steel Anti-theft S-biner Carabiner, https://www.fasttech.com/p/1890000

Save your money!
This has to be the worst clone of the nite ize biner — https://www.fasttech.com/p/1792300 — ever. The security lock couldn’t initially be operated with finger strength. After I took a pair of pliers to it and wrenched it back and forth a while, it bent the gates enough that it could actually be used, though barely.


 

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