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Discussion in 'Knives & Edged Items' started by rglbegl, Jan 26, 2018.

  1. rglbegl

    rglbegl Well-Known Member

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    Now that I live in a free State I picked up a couple auto knives.
    Mine is the Protech Don
    And the Wifes Kershaw Launch 2


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    rglbegl Well-Known Member

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    Instead of starting a new thread, just gonna add this pic here.

    I am allowed to own a Balisong now. :) ← (This is me being happy)
    This is the Benchmade 51, and the other thing is a flipper toy for my kiddo

    BTW - I have heard rumors that Benchmade is going away from D2 steel. So keep a lookout at your favorite knife shop for deep discounts on certain BM knives

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    howlnmad Well-Known Member

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    It must of really sucked living where you couldn't own fun things.
     
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    Firpo Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    What in the heck is that green thing?

    Bought my dad a Ca legal Protech auto and he loves it.

    Nice knives.
     
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    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    I'm glad you explained that green thing - I was going to ask what it was!!

    FIrpo, he said it was a "flipper toy for his kid".
     
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    rglbegl Well-Known Member

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    It was fine growing up, but it has been going down hill for a long time now. It just keeps getting worse. I moved for my family. I had the opportunity to get out and I took it.

    It is called the Flip Finz. You can get them at Walmart for about $8. It lights up when you flip it.
    I have a trainer, but even that has a metal blade and is heavy enough to really hurt if you drop it on your toe.
     
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    Firpo Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I had a friend in high school who was from the Philippines. What his father could do with a butterfly knife would bow your mind.
     
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    Yup, I've seen butterfly knives brought into action in a heartbeat with just the flick of a wrist.
     
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    Ka-Bar now makes some tactical " Chop Sticks "....
    Both my wife and daughter want a set.....I have no clue as to why or even what makes them "Tactical" !
    I'm just clueless....but next order I'll get some.
    Gary
     
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    You have no idea how bad it is. :(
     
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    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    I saw those too in either the American Rifleman or Shooting Times, I think I read that the minimum order was four packages. What makes them tactical is the name KaBar!!!!

    I showed my wife them and she laughed about how sorry they looked in the picture. We have literally hundreds of chopsticks in our house and she uses them at every meal. She said they were too thin to be practical. She has a few sets of metal ones that stay in the back of the drawer!
     
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    rglbegl Well-Known Member

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    Minimum order of 4, but you can get a single set on amazon.
    The spork with a knife in it looks handy

    And Metal chop sticks are for eating, wood ones are better for cooking. (Metal transfers heat, so using them while cooking is painful)
    Metal is cleaner and more sterile than wood (Or bamboo) so I prefer a good set of metal sticks for eating. Plastics and polymers are fine too.
    Not like it is a rule or anything, but that seems to be the norm
     
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    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    I just repeated what I read in the American Rifleman on the minimum of four.

    As far as the wood ones being better for cooking, I agree with that, but they are for eating too, but I will take a fork every time. My wife has chopsticks made of metal, wood, plastic, and ceramic. She very seldom uses the metal ones because of them being too thin to be practical, as I mentioned earlier.