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For what it's worth, I've never experienced the problems that BurningPlayd0h and turkeydance are experiencing with assisted openers.  :BEER:

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raccoon city wrote:

For what it’s worth, I’ve never experienced the problems that BurningPlayd0h and turkeydance are experiencing with assisted openers.  alt=:" />

The breakdown issue wasn’t with assisted openers, but rather with “double-action” OTF autos, where you can both extend and retract the blade with a button. Those are usually extremely complicated designs, and the more dependable ones are not cheap.

Assist just makes it more annoying to close knives since I’m used to most of what I’ve carried being drop shut or damn close. I also had having to engage/disengage a safety on designs where it should be used, often use a knife 10+ times a day at work but usually for a short time each instance.

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raccoon city…it is a “me thing”, i guess.
snakebit on every one i bought.

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turkeydance wrote:
i agree with BurningPlayd0h….

the spring assisted OTF or otherwise knives i have owned have never lasted long.
sooner or later, they always/always open unexpectedly. maybe it is me.
anyway, i carry Spyderco’s with the thumbhole.
opening one is “automatic” enough for me.

Same here. Honestly, I can open my Spydies just as fast as an auto.

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skinny_tie wrote:
I’m guessing zoulas isn’t asking about Victoria, Australia

Sometimes it can be shocking the amount of freedoms people have in other countries especially when it comes to owning weapons. It easy to be unaware of what’s been taken away if you don’t know any different.

For a supposedly gun free country our government enforcers are curiously well armed (apologies for going off topic).

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Colonel Light wrote:
skinny_tie wrote:
I’m guessing zoulas isn’t asking about Victoria, Australia

Sometimes it can be shocking the amount of freedoms people have in other countries especially when it comes to owning weapons. It easy to be unaware of what’s been taken away if you don’t know any different.

For a supposedly gun free country our government enforcers are curiously well armed (apologies for going off topic).


No worries, as long as things don’t turn into political rants, folks are awfully tolerant here.

So on another branch off the OPs question.
How big a knife is your EDC?
And why do you need/want one that size?

Me I carry the smallest Swiss Army knife. 1”(?) blade, screwdriver/file, tiny scissors, toothpick, and nearly worthless tweezers.
I use it for hacking through the Amazon (boxes) cutting tape off stuff and trimming my fingernails when they get ragged opening things.
The screwdriver/file has a head that will fit a #2 Phillips, which gets me into most desktop computers. And being a single slot, is great for loosening video cables etc. that have been over tightened.
I’ve had one in my pocket for 50 plus years.
If I know that the Amazon box attack might be heavy or I might need to get into something that will be hard on a blade, I often carry one of those Gerber folding knives that take an interchangeable utility blade.

Camping where food might be involved, I like the french Opinal knives. Not sturdy, but are absolute razors and very light.
You can get them in Carbon Steel – that rusts but take a keen edge and is easy to sharpen..
But it’s got a lock! So UK members must not apply! The metal collar twists to lock the blade.

I’ve got some bigger flippers if I know I’m going out to a ranch or outdoor type of local.
I haven’t price side opening switchblades in some time. This thread had me taking a second look. Prices have come way down for seemingly good quality knives. I hear them calling to me – must resist.
All the Best,
Jeff

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Something I ran across on youtube.

pocket knife hack

Should have called it “How to rip your pocket”.

When you're up to your ass in alligators; it's hard to remember your original intention was to drain the swamp.

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