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Benchmade 710 – Get The High End Multi Purpose Pocket Knife

The next few paragraphs offers important tips and advice that could help you successfully pick a pocket knife for your needs. Find the best pocket knife and it will serve you well for years to come.

The Benchmade 710 was designed by custom knife makers Bill McHenry and Jason Williams. It is the end product of their hard work over the course of 4 years. The popular AXIS lock makes it possible for easy one-handed opening and closing of the blade without your fingers ever being in the path of the blade. The lock was also designed by Bill and Jason. The lock design is straightforward to activate without directions needed on how the knife works.

As simple as the lock is, perhaps its major selling feature is its brute strength. In testing, the lock supported a negative load of over 200 pounds with no damage. After the lock finally failed, the liners simply cracked over the locking pin but in no way would the blade have closed on the user hand in testing.

For great functional redundancy, the AXIS lock features two Omega shaped springs. The springs are lightly stressed and tests demonstrate they should last indefinitely. Even though one spring fails, another will still operate without any problems.

It is difficult to say if this is the most durable lock made in folding knives. The manufacturer states the Benchmade 710 is more robust than any other knives on market. The sizable 3.9″ D2 Tool Steel blade of the 710 features a reverse-curve grind for better cutting ability.

On the butt end of the knife, there is a detachable stainless steel pocket clip. The butt end position of the clip is required as a result of the locking system. If the clip were positioned on the pivot end, the knife would stick out much very far out of your pocket.

The belt clip is reversible and feels natural in hand. I have the 710 Benchmade and use it for everything – cutting paper and cardboard, cutting string, heavy duty plastic box straps, cutting into the occasional snack, etc. It holds its edge very well.

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History of Knives By Rajkumar Jonnala on February 23, 2010 0

Knives as Tools

Knives have always been an extremely useful tool to have. They are probably one of the only tools that we use daily that were used by our distant ancestors. The Bronze Age brought about the first significant change to knives, though since its softer structure didn’t make the strongest of knives, many still preferred the “older” stone tool. Stone blades and knives really remained the preferred material up until bronze was replaced with iron which was considerably stronger than bronze.

First Improvements

Ancient Greek and Roman civilizations are credited with the first folding knives as well as knives with ivory blades. It’s believed that this was a result of the popularity of cut fruits – ivory blades prevented the transfer of the taste of rust (or metal).

Manufacturing Knives

Between 1095 and 1272 there were a number of Crusades launched by the Europeans. During this time they traveled to all corners of the earth fighting for ground and more. Like so many other conflicts, this created an opportunity. France began its manufacturing of cutlery offering blades of various sizes and shapes and in a variety of materials. France had a corner on the cutlery market (including knives) until about 1789 and even today, you’ll find several cutlery manufacturers still in France.

The “Pocket” Knife

Today’s pocket knife is believed to be started sometime during the 15th Century – again out of necessity. Remember, knives were the main tool at that time, there was no cutlery, as we know it today – people ate their meals with the blades of their knife. This is when it is believed that multiple-blade knives made their first appearance and most likely resulting in more folding knives.

Material Improvements

While most early knives were created from carbon steel (or iron), today’s blades are made of surgical steel, carbon steel or from martensitic stainless steel. What has not changed much is the overall design of knives.

Nearly all collectible knives and Scout knives are created from carbon steel. The reason behind this is believed to be that while this knife can oxidize easily, it’s less expensive to manufacture, it’s very easy to sharpen and once sharpened it has a great edge.

Useful Knives

It seems like today you can find a knife for any purpose including fighting, multi-purpose knives, hunting knives and more. This development really came about during the 19th Century, material was readily available and more people were adept at creating knives. Whether you are looking for a simple purpose knife or a collectible folding knife, today you will have no trouble locating them. Whether your tastes run to plain handles or intricately designed handles, there is a knife available to suit your basic needs, or your desire to collect a piece that displays exquisite workmanship.

Today

Today pocket knives are available for a fraction of the cost of what they used to be. You’ll find people from early teens to older adults, men and women sporting a pocket knife. Because of the impeccable record keeping that began around 1900, collectors have an easier time valuing and dating previously created knives, and particularly those rare hand-crafted ones. Knives are often used for wedding gifts, promotional items and more.

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Jake Parker asked Switch blade or Assisted Opening Knife?? Should I buy a full auto knife because I can or is it not worth the $?

I can pull some strings and buy a switch blade but is it really worth the money to buy something that you can’t even carry. I am thinking about a SOG tac auto with the standard black and black tini coating that should be about $120 shipped. Its similar to my flash ii tanto serrated black tini blade that I got for about $60 shipped. I live in texas so I can easily carry my flash but the auto would always have to stay at home. Is it worth dropping $120 into a quality knife that I can only “play” with. lol? Also tell me your opinions on switch blades because I know benchmade has some great options like the infidel (blade comes out the front of the handle- quickly and great engineering), which run about $350 which is out of my price range for a knife. 10PTS

And got the following answer:

Wow! You must have found a lot more money since yesterday’s first post. My suggestion would be to save it. (The way things are going you’re going to need that extra cash for gas, anyway.) ๐Ÿ˜‰

In my experience, switchblades are inherently – intrinsically – weak knives. As a young man I owned them; as an older man I wouldn’t waste my money on one. ‘OTF’ knives? Naaa. In comparison to the handle, the blades are always too small and too fragile.

With the, possible, exception of my Randall straight knives, I tend not to own any knife I cannot carry about with me everyday. I like, ‘assisted opening’ knives; however, because I spend a fair amount of time in the overregulated Communist state of New Jersey, I’m leery of bringing an, ‘assisted opener’ with me into the state.

Automatic knives are things that young men often become fascinated with and obsess about. (Just like young girls!) They’re not practical for EDC; they’ll often expose you to trouble with the law; and, more often than with other more conventional folding knives, owner/users are more prone to injure themselves with one.

I don’t agree with the excessive cost, the inherent mechanical weakness, nor the exposure to legal jeopardy. Look, there are basically two things you can do with a folding knife: Become fascinated and obsess over them, or learn how to use one skillfully as a possible: hunting, farming, or self-defense tool. (Hey, I sometimes use mine to eat with – I really do!)

Any knife I carry everyday has to be a good, ‘working’ design – One that is useful for a variety of cutting chores and not just specialized for self-defense. When you spend a lot of time carrying a knife you need to be careful not to come across to others as a, ‘badass’.

(In fact, I spend a lot of time at gun ranges with police officers – Guys who really know the law and expect others to hold to it. There’s no way I could carry an automatic knife of any type. I’d be spotted in a flash!)

In my home state the rap for carrying an illegal blade is exactly the same as that for carrying an illegal gun. In fact, the way these laws are often written, you’re actually better off carrying or being caught with an illegal gun. (Think about it!)

You don’t have to tell me you’re young; I know you’re young. Personally, I went through the phase your going through now over 40 years ago. Then I got smart. Instead of obsessing over different knife designs I decided to learn how to skillfully use a blade, instead.

I’m talking about EVERYTHING you can do with a blade. For instance, I’m a good butcher. It’s been awhile now since I’ve hunted; but, once, I could take a deer carcass down to: fillets, spare ribs, and rump roast in less than an hour; and I wouldn’t damage the hide, either!

I’m one of the few people I know who’s completely ambidextrous with a blade, can twirl razor sharp straight knives with either hand; (or, at least, I used to when I practiced everyday) and, when confronted, will instinctively view an opponent – not as an individual personality, but – as a target with varying degrees of vulnerability.

Just like one of the Gladiators in, ‘Spartacus’ I’m trained to see strike and no strike areas in others. I’m a Christian; and I don’t use this knowledge for any nefarious purpose; but, I know it! Whenever you truly understand something like a knife, (or some other hand tool) what you use is, by no means, as important as how well you’re able to use it.

I could care less about, ‘badass blades’ like: switchblades, gravity knives, OTF folders, or one of those Russian, ‘bullet-blades’. Give me a solid, tight locking folder like any of those I mentioned to you yesterday; and I’m, both, happy and effectively well-armed.

To my mind, the real fascination with cutting blades comes from knowing how to use a blade skillfully and well instead of how, ‘tacticool’ or brilliantly engineered somebody’s, ‘toy knife’ design might be.

As long as a folder has a decent length blade and will lock up, ‘like a bank vault’, (Remember I told you that?) I can work with it effectively and feel secure. It’s usefulness and not style or design that I depend on while carrying a blade. Anything else is, ‘gingerbread’ – Something that can, also, cause trouble with the law.

Thus endeth the lesson for the day. I wish you well and hope you get past this wide-eyed fascination with, ‘gizmo-knives’ soon. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Jake Parker asked Switch blade or Assisted Opening Knife?? Should I buy a full auto knife because I can or is it not worth the $?

I can pull some strings and buy a switch blade but is it really worth the money to buy something that you can’t even carry. I am thinking about a SOG tac auto with the standard black and black tini coating that should be about $120 shipped. Its similar to my flash ii tanto serrated black tini blade that I got for about $60 shipped. I live in texas so I can easily carry my flash but the auto would always have to stay at home. Is it worth dropping $120 into a quality knife that I can only “play” with. lol? Also tell me your opinions on switch blades because I know benchmade has some great options like the infidel (blade comes out the front of the handle- quickly and great engineering), which run about $350 which is out of my price range for a knife. 10PTS

And got the following answer:

Wow! You must have found a lot more money since yesterday’s first post. My suggestion would be to save it. (The way things are going you’re going to need that extra cash for gas, anyway.) ๐Ÿ˜‰

In my experience, switchblades are inherently – intrinsically – weak knives. As a young man I owned them; as an older man I wouldn’t waste my money on one. ‘OTF’ knives? Naaa. In comparison to the handle, the blades are always too small and too fragile.

With the, possible, exception of my Randall straight knives, I tend not to own any knife I cannot carry about with me everyday. I like, ‘assisted opening’ knives; however, because I spend a fair amount of time in the overregulated Communist state of New Jersey, I’m leery of bringing an, ‘assisted opener’ with me into the state.

Automatic knives are things that young men often become fascinated with and obsess about. (Just like young girls!) They’re not practical for EDC; they’ll often expose you to trouble with the law; and, more often than with other more conventional folding knives, owner/users are more prone to injure themselves with one.

I don’t agree with the excessive cost, the inherent mechanical weakness, nor the exposure to legal jeopardy. Look, there are basically two things you can do with a folding knife: Become fascinated and obsess over them, or learn how to use one skillfully as a possible: hunting, farming, or self-defense tool. (Hey, I sometimes use mine to eat with – I really do!)

Any knife I carry everyday has to be a good, ‘working’ design – One that is useful for a variety of cutting chores and not just specialized for self-defense. When you spend a lot of time carrying a knife you need to be careful not to come across to others as a, ‘badass’.

(In fact, I spend a lot of time at gun ranges with police officers – Guys who really know the law and expect others to hold to it. There’s no way I could carry an automatic knife of any type. I’d be spotted in a flash!)

In my home state the rap for carrying an illegal blade is exactly the same as that for carrying an illegal gun. In fact, the way these laws are often written, you’re actually better off carrying or being caught with an illegal gun. (Think about it!)

You don’t have to tell me you’re young; I know you’re young. Personally, I went through the phase your going through now over 40 years ago. Then I got smart. Instead of obsessing over different knife designs I decided to learn how to skillfully use a blade, instead.

I’m talking about EVERYTHING you can do with a blade. For instance, I’m a good butcher. It’s been awhile now since I’ve hunted; but, once, I could take a deer carcass down to: fillets, spare ribs, and rump roast in less than an hour; and I wouldn’t damage the hide, either!

I’m one of the few people I know who’s completely ambidextrous with a blade, can twirl razor sharp straight knives with either hand; (or, at least, I used to when I practiced everyday) and, when confronted, will instinctively view an opponent – not as an individual personality, but – as a target with varying degrees of vulnerability.

Just like one of the Gladiators in, ‘Spartacus’ I’m trained to see strike and no strike areas in others. I’m a Christian; and I don’t use this knowledge for any nefarious purpose; but, I know it! Whenever you truly understand something like a knife, (or some other hand tool) what you use is, by no means, as important as how well you’re able to use it.

I could care less about, ‘badass blades’ like: switchblades, gravity knives, OTF folders, or one of those Russian, ‘bullet-blades’. Give me a solid, tight locking folder like any of those I mentioned to you yesterday; and I’m, both, happy and effectively well-armed.

To my mind, the real fascination with cutting blades comes from knowing how to use a blade skillfully and well instead of how, ‘tacticool’ or brilliantly engineered somebody’s, ‘toy knife’ design might be.

As long as a folder has a decent length blade and will lock up, ‘like a bank vault’, (Remember I told you that?) I can work with it effectively and feel secure. It’s usefulness and not style or design that I depend on while carrying a blade. Anything else is, ‘gingerbread’ – Something that can, also, cause trouble with the law.

Thus endeth the lesson for the day. I wish you well and hope you get past this wide-eyed fascination with, ‘gizmo-knives’ soon. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Jake Parker asked Switch blade or Assisted Opening Knife?? Should I buy a full auto knife because I can or is it not worth the $?

I can pull some strings and buy a switch blade but is it really worth the money to buy something that you can’t even carry. I am thinking about a SOG tac auto with the standard black and black tini coating that should be about $120 shipped. Its similar to my flash ii tanto serrated black tini blade that I got for about $60 shipped. I live in texas so I can easily carry my flash but the auto would always have to stay at home. Is it worth dropping $120 into a quality knife that I can only “play” with. lol? Also tell me your opinions on switch blades because I know benchmade has some great options like the infidel (blade comes out the front of the handle- quickly and great engineering), which run about $350 which is out of my price range for a knife. 10PTS

And got the following answer:

Wow! You must have found a lot more money since yesterday’s first post. My suggestion would be to save it. (The way things are going you’re going to need that extra cash for gas, anyway.) ๐Ÿ˜‰

In my experience, switchblades are inherently – intrinsically – weak knives. As a young man I owned them; as an older man I wouldn’t waste my money on one. ‘OTF’ knives? Naaa. In comparison to the handle, the blades are always too small and too fragile.

With the, possible, exception of my Randall straight knives, I tend not to own any knife I cannot carry about with me everyday. I like, ‘assisted opening’ knives; however, because I spend a fair amount of time in the overregulated Communist state of New Jersey, I’m leery of bringing an, ‘assisted opener’ with me into the state.

Automatic knives are things that young men often become fascinated with and obsess about. (Just like young girls!) They’re not practical for EDC; they’ll often expose you to trouble with the law; and, more often than with other more conventional folding knives, owner/users are more prone to injure themselves with one.

I don’t agree with the excessive cost, the inherent mechanical weakness, nor the exposure to legal jeopardy. Look, there are basically two things you can do with a folding knife: Become fascinated and obsess over them, or learn how to use one skillfully as a possible: hunting, farming, or self-defense tool. (Hey, I sometimes use mine to eat with – I really do!)

Any knife I carry everyday has to be a good, ‘working’ design – One that is useful for a variety of cutting chores and not just specialized for self-defense. When you spend a lot of time carrying a knife you need to be careful not to come across to others as a, ‘badass’.

(In fact, I spend a lot of time at gun ranges with police officers – Guys who really know the law and expect others to hold to it. There’s no way I could carry an automatic knife of any type. I’d be spotted in a flash!)

In my home state the rap for carrying an illegal blade is exactly the same as that for carrying an illegal gun. In fact, the way these laws are often written, you’re actually better off carrying or being caught with an illegal gun. (Think about it!)

You don’t have to tell me you’re young; I know you’re young. Personally, I went through the phase your going through now over 40 years ago. Then I got smart. Instead of obsessing over different knife designs I decided to learn how to skillfully use a blade, instead.

I’m talking about EVERYTHING you can do with a blade. For instance, I’m a good butcher. It’s been awhile now since I’ve hunted; but, once, I could take a deer carcass down to: fillets, spare ribs, and rump roast in less than an hour; and I wouldn’t damage the hide, either!

I’m one of the few people I know who’s completely ambidextrous with a blade, can twirl razor sharp straight knives with either hand; (or, at least, I used to when I practiced everyday) and, when confronted, will instinctively view an opponent – not as an individual personality, but – as a target with varying degrees of vulnerability.

Just like one of the Gladiators in, ‘Spartacus’ I’m trained to see strike and no strike areas in others. I’m a Christian; and I don’t use this knowledge for any nefarious purpose; but, I know it! Whenever you truly understand something like a knife, (or some other hand tool) what you use is, by no means, as important as how well you’re able to use it.

I could care less about, ‘badass blades’ like: switchblades, gravity knives, OTF folders, or one of those Russian, ‘bullet-blades’. Give me a solid, tight locking folder like any of those I mentioned to you yesterday; and I’m, both, happy and effectively well-armed.

To my mind, the real fascination with cutting blades comes from knowing how to use a blade skillfully and well instead of how, ‘tacticool’ or brilliantly engineered somebody’s, ‘toy knife’ design might be.

As long as a folder has a decent length blade and will lock up, ‘like a bank vault’, (Remember I told you that?) I can work with it effectively and feel secure. It’s usefulness and not style or design that I depend on while carrying a blade. Anything else is, ‘gingerbread’ – Something that can, also, cause trouble with the law.

Thus endeth the lesson for the day. I wish you well and hope you get past this wide-eyed fascination with, ‘gizmo-knives’ soon. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Jake Parker asked Switch blade or Assisted Opening Knife?? Should I buy a full auto knife because I can or is it not worth the $?

I can pull some strings and buy a switch blade but is it really worth the money to buy something that you can’t even carry. I am thinking about a SOG tac auto with the standard black and black tini coating that should be about $120 shipped. Its similar to my flash ii tanto serrated black tini blade that I got for about $60 shipped. I live in texas so I can easily carry my flash but the auto would always have to stay at home. Is it worth dropping $120 into a quality knife that I can only “play” with. lol? Also tell me your opinions on switch blades because I know benchmade has some great options like the infidel (blade comes out the front of the handle- quickly and great engineering), which run about $350 which is out of my price range for a knife. 10PTS

And got the following answer:

Wow! You must have found a lot more money since yesterday’s first post. My suggestion would be to save it. (The way things are going you’re going to need that extra cash for gas, anyway.) ๐Ÿ˜‰

In my experience, switchblades are inherently – intrinsically – weak knives. As a young man I owned them; as an older man I wouldn’t waste my money on one. ‘OTF’ knives? Naaa. In comparison to the handle, the blades are always too small and too fragile.

With the, possible, exception of my Randall straight knives, I tend not to own any knife I cannot carry about with me everyday. I like, ‘assisted opening’ knives; however, because I spend a fair amount of time in the overregulated Communist state of New Jersey, I’m leery of bringing an, ‘assisted opener’ with me into the state.

Automatic knives are things that young men often become fascinated with and obsess about. (Just like young girls!) They’re not practical for EDC; they’ll often expose you to trouble with the law; and, more often than with other more conventional folding knives, owner/users are more prone to injure themselves with one.

I don’t agree with the excessive cost, the inherent mechanical weakness, nor the exposure to legal jeopardy. Look, there are basically two things you can do with a folding knife: Become fascinated and obsess over them, or learn how to use one skillfully as a possible: hunting, farming, or self-defense tool. (Hey, I sometimes use mine to eat with – I really do!)

Any knife I carry everyday has to be a good, ‘working’ design – One that is useful for a variety of cutting chores and not just specialized for self-defense. When you spend a lot of time carrying a knife you need to be careful not to come across to others as a, ‘badass’.

(In fact, I spend a lot of time at gun ranges with police officers – Guys who really know the law and expect others to hold to it. There’s no way I could carry an automatic knife of any type. I’d be spotted in a flash!)

In my home state the rap for carrying an illegal blade is exactly the same as that for carrying an illegal gun. In fact, the way these laws are often written, you’re actually better off carrying or being caught with an illegal gun. (Think about it!)

You don’t have to tell me you’re young; I know you’re young. Personally, I went through the phase your going through now over 40 years ago. Then I got smart. Instead of obsessing over different knife designs I decided to learn how to skillfully use a blade, instead.

I’m talking about EVERYTHING you can do with a blade. For instance, I’m a good butcher. It’s been awhile now since I’ve hunted; but, once, I could take a deer carcass down to: fillets, spare ribs, and rump roast in less than an hour; and I wouldn’t damage the hide, either!

I’m one of the few people I know who’s completely ambidextrous with a blade, can twirl razor sharp straight knives with either hand; (or, at least, I used to when I practiced everyday) and, when confronted, will instinctively view an opponent – not as an individual personality, but – as a target with varying degrees of vulnerability.

Just like one of the Gladiators in, ‘Spartacus’ I’m trained to see strike and no strike areas in others. I’m a Christian; and I don’t use this knowledge for any nefarious purpose; but, I know it! Whenever you truly understand something like a knife, (or some other hand tool) what you use is, by no means, as important as how well you’re able to use it.

I could care less about, ‘badass blades’ like: switchblades, gravity knives, OTF folders, or one of those Russian, ‘bullet-blades’. Give me a solid, tight locking folder like any of those I mentioned to you yesterday; and I’m, both, happy and effectively well-armed.

To my mind, the real fascination with cutting blades comes from knowing how to use a blade skillfully and well instead of how, ‘tacticool’ or brilliantly engineered somebody’s, ‘toy knife’ design might be.

As long as a folder has a decent length blade and will lock up, ‘like a bank vault’, (Remember I told you that?) I can work with it effectively and feel secure. It’s usefulness and not style or design that I depend on while carrying a blade. Anything else is, ‘gingerbread’ – Something that can, also, cause trouble with the law.

Thus endeth the lesson for the day. I wish you well and hope you get past this wide-eyed fascination with, ‘gizmo-knives’ soon. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Jake Parker asked Switch blade or Assisted Opening Knife?? Should I buy a full auto knife because I can or is it not worth the $?

I can pull some strings and buy a switch blade but is it really worth the money to buy something that you can’t even carry. I am thinking about a SOG tac auto with the standard black and black tini coating that should be about $120 shipped. Its similar to my flash ii tanto serrated black tini blade that I got for about $60 shipped. I live in texas so I can easily carry my flash but the auto would always have to stay at home. Is it worth dropping $120 into a quality knife that I can only “play” with. lol? Also tell me your opinions on switch blades because I know benchmade has some great options like the infidel (blade comes out the front of the handle- quickly and great engineering), which run about $350 which is out of my price range for a knife. 10PTS

And got the following answer:

Wow! You must have found a lot more money since yesterday’s first post. My suggestion would be to save it. (The way things are going you’re going to need that extra cash for gas, anyway.) ๐Ÿ˜‰

In my experience, switchblades are inherently – intrinsically – weak knives. As a young man I owned them; as an older man I wouldn’t waste my money on one. ‘OTF’ knives? Naaa. In comparison to the handle, the blades are always too small and too fragile.

With the, possible, exception of my Randall straight knives, I tend not to own any knife I cannot carry about with me everyday. I like, ‘assisted opening’ knives; however, because I spend a fair amount of time in the overregulated Communist state of New Jersey, I’m leery of bringing an, ‘assisted opener’ with me into the state.

Automatic knives are things that young men often become fascinated with and obsess about. (Just like young girls!) They’re not practical for EDC; they’ll often expose you to trouble with the law; and, more often than with other more conventional folding knives, owner/users are more prone to injure themselves with one.

I don’t agree with the excessive cost, the inherent mechanical weakness, nor the exposure to legal jeopardy. Look, there are basically two things you can do with a folding knife: Become fascinated and obsess over them, or learn how to use one skillfully as a possible: hunting, farming, or self-defense tool. (Hey, I sometimes use mine to eat with – I really do!)

Any knife I carry everyday has to be a good, ‘working’ design – One that is useful for a variety of cutting chores and not just specialized for self-defense. When you spend a lot of time carrying a knife you need to be careful not to come across to others as a, ‘badass’.

(In fact, I spend a lot of time at gun ranges with police officers – Guys who really know the law and expect others to hold to it. There’s no way I could carry an automatic knife of any type. I’d be spotted in a flash!)

In my home state the rap for carrying an illegal blade is exactly the same as that for carrying an illegal gun. In fact, the way these laws are often written, you’re actually better off carrying or being caught with an illegal gun. (Think about it!)

You don’t have to tell me you’re young; I know you’re young. Personally, I went through the phase your going through now over 40 years ago. Then I got smart. Instead of obsessing over different knife designs I decided to learn how to skillfully use a blade, instead.

I’m talking about EVERYTHING you can do with a blade. For instance, I’m a good butcher. It’s been awhile now since I’ve hunted; but, once, I could take a deer carcass down to: fillets, spare ribs, and rump roast in less than an hour; and I wouldn’t damage the hide, either!

I’m one of the few people I know who’s completely ambidextrous with a blade, can twirl razor sharp straight knives with either hand; (or, at least, I used to when I practiced everyday) and, when confronted, will instinctively view an opponent – not as an individual personality, but – as a target with varying degrees of vulnerability.

Just like one of the Gladiators in, ‘Spartacus’ I’m trained to see strike and no strike areas in others. I’m a Christian; and I don’t use this knowledge for any nefarious purpose; but, I know it! Whenever you truly understand something like a knife, (or some other hand tool) what you use is, by no means, as important as how well you’re able to use it.

I could care less about, ‘badass blades’ like: switchblades, gravity knives, OTF folders, or one of those Russian, ‘bullet-blades’. Give me a solid, tight locking folder like any of those I mentioned to you yesterday; and I’m, both, happy and effectively well-armed.

To my mind, the real fascination with cutting blades comes from knowing how to use a blade skillfully and well instead of how, ‘tacticool’ or brilliantly engineered somebody’s, ‘toy knife’ design might be.

As long as a folder has a decent length blade and will lock up, ‘like a bank vault’, (Remember I told you that?) I can work with it effectively and feel secure. It’s usefulness and not style or design that I depend on while carrying a blade. Anything else is, ‘gingerbread’ – Something that can, also, cause trouble with the law.

Thus endeth the lesson for the day. I wish you well and hope you get past this wide-eyed fascination with, ‘gizmo-knives’ soon. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Jake Parker asked Switch blade or Assisted Opening Knife?? Should I buy a full auto knife because I can or is it not worth the $?

I can pull some strings and buy a switch blade but is it really worth the money to buy something that you can’t even carry. I am thinking about a SOG tac auto with the standard black and black tini coating that should be about $120 shipped. Its similar to my flash ii tanto serrated black tini blade that I got for about $60 shipped. I live in texas so I can easily carry my flash but the auto would always have to stay at home. Is it worth dropping $120 into a quality knife that I can only “play” with. lol? Also tell me your opinions on switch blades because I know benchmade has some great options like the infidel (blade comes out the front of the handle- quickly and great engineering), which run about $350 which is out of my price range for a knife. 10PTS

And got the following answer:

Wow! You must have found a lot more money since yesterday’s first post. My suggestion would be to save it. (The way things are going you’re going to need that extra cash for gas, anyway.) ๐Ÿ˜‰

In my experience, switchblades are inherently – intrinsically – weak knives. As a young man I owned them; as an older man I wouldn’t waste my money on one. ‘OTF’ knives? Naaa. In comparison to the handle, the blades are always too small and too fragile.

With the, possible, exception of my Randall straight knives, I tend not to own any knife I cannot carry about with me everyday. I like, ‘assisted opening’ knives; however, because I spend a fair amount of time in the overregulated Communist state of New Jersey, I’m leery of bringing an, ‘assisted opener’ with me into the state.

Automatic knives are things that young men often become fascinated with and obsess about. (Just like young girls!) They’re not practical for EDC; they’ll often expose you to trouble with the law; and, more often than with other more conventional folding knives, owner/users are more prone to injure themselves with one.

I don’t agree with the excessive cost, the inherent mechanical weakness, nor the exposure to legal jeopardy. Look, there are basically two things you can do with a folding knife: Become fascinated and obsess over them, or learn how to use one skillfully as a possible: hunting, farming, or self-defense tool. (Hey, I sometimes use mine to eat with – I really do!)

Any knife I carry everyday has to be a good, ‘working’ design – One that is useful for a variety of cutting chores and not just specialized for self-defense. When you spend a lot of time carrying a knife you need to be careful not to come across to others as a, ‘badass’.

(In fact, I spend a lot of time at gun ranges with police officers – Guys who really know the law and expect others to hold to it. There’s no way I could carry an automatic knife of any type. I’d be spotted in a flash!)

In my home state the rap for carrying an illegal blade is exactly the same as that for carrying an illegal gun. In fact, the way these laws are often written, you’re actually better off carrying or being caught with an illegal gun. (Think about it!)

You don’t have to tell me you’re young; I know you’re young. Personally, I went through the phase your going through now over 40 years ago. Then I got smart. Instead of obsessing over different knife designs I decided to learn how to skillfully use a blade, instead.

I’m talking about EVERYTHING you can do with a blade. For instance, I’m a good butcher. It’s been awhile now since I’ve hunted; but, once, I could take a deer carcass down to: fillets, spare ribs, and rump roast in less than an hour; and I wouldn’t damage the hide, either!

I’m one of the few people I know who’s completely ambidextrous with a blade, can twirl razor sharp straight knives with either hand; (or, at least, I used to when I practiced everyday) and, when confronted, will instinctively view an opponent – not as an individual personality, but – as a target with varying degrees of vulnerability.

Just like one of the Gladiators in, ‘Spartacus’ I’m trained to see strike and no strike areas in others. I’m a Christian; and I don’t use this knowledge for any nefarious purpose; but, I know it! Whenever you truly understand something like a knife, (or some other hand tool) what you use is, by no means, as important as how well you’re able to use it.

I could care less about, ‘badass blades’ like: switchblades, gravity knives, OTF folders, or one of those Russian, ‘bullet-blades’. Give me a solid, tight locking folder like any of those I mentioned to you yesterday; and I’m, both, happy and effectively well-armed.

To my mind, the real fascination with cutting blades comes from knowing how to use a blade skillfully and well instead of how, ‘tacticool’ or brilliantly engineered somebody’s, ‘toy knife’ design might be.

As long as a folder has a decent length blade and will lock up, ‘like a bank vault’, (Remember I told you that?) I can work with it effectively and feel secure. It’s usefulness and not style or design that I depend on while carrying a blade. Anything else is, ‘gingerbread’ – Something that can, also, cause trouble with the law.

Thus endeth the lesson for the day. I wish you well and hope you get past this wide-eyed fascination with, ‘gizmo-knives’ soon. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Jake Parker asked Switch blade or Assisted Opening Knife?? Should I buy a full auto knife because I can or is it not worth the $?

I can pull some strings and buy a switch blade but is it really worth the money to buy something that you can’t even carry. I am thinking about a SOG tac auto with the standard black and black tini coating that should be about $120 shipped. Its similar to my flash ii tanto serrated black tini blade that I got for about $60 shipped. I live in texas so I can easily carry my flash but the auto would always have to stay at home. Is it worth dropping $120 into a quality knife that I can only “play” with. lol? Also tell me your opinions on switch blades because I know benchmade has some great options like the infidel (blade comes out the front of the handle- quickly and great engineering), which run about $350 which is out of my price range for a knife. 10PTS

And got the following answer:

Wow! You must have found a lot more money since yesterday’s first post. My suggestion would be to save it. (The way things are going you’re going to need that extra cash for gas, anyway.) ๐Ÿ˜‰

In my experience, switchblades are inherently – intrinsically – weak knives. As a young man I owned them; as an older man I wouldn’t waste my money on one. ‘OTF’ knives? Naaa. In comparison to the handle, the blades are always too small and too fragile.

With the, possible, exception of my Randall straight knives, I tend not to own any knife I cannot carry about with me everyday. I like, ‘assisted opening’ knives; however, because I spend a fair amount of time in the overregulated Communist state of New Jersey, I’m leery of bringing an, ‘assisted opener’ with me into the state.

Automatic knives are things that young men often become fascinated with and obsess about. (Just like young girls!) They’re not practical for EDC; they’ll often expose you to trouble with the law; and, more often than with other more conventional folding knives, owner/users are more prone to injure themselves with one.

I don’t agree with the excessive cost, the inherent mechanical weakness, nor the exposure to legal jeopardy. Look, there are basically two things you can do with a folding knife: Become fascinated and obsess over them, or learn how to use one skillfully as a possible: hunting, farming, or self-defense tool. (Hey, I sometimes use mine to eat with – I really do!)

Any knife I carry everyday has to be a good, ‘working’ design – One that is useful for a variety of cutting chores and not just specialized for self-defense. When you spend a lot of time carrying a knife you need to be careful not to come across to others as a, ‘badass’.

(In fact, I spend a lot of time at gun ranges with police officers – Guys who really know the law and expect others to hold to it. There’s no way I could carry an automatic knife of any type. I’d be spotted in a flash!)

In my home state the rap for carrying an illegal blade is exactly the same as that for carrying an illegal gun. In fact, the way these laws are often written, you’re actually better off carrying or being caught with an illegal gun. (Think about it!)

You don’t have to tell me you’re young; I know you’re young. Personally, I went through the phase your going through now over 40 years ago. Then I got smart. Instead of obsessing over different knife designs I decided to learn how to skillfully use a blade, instead.

I’m talking about EVERYTHING you can do with a blade. For instance, I’m a good butcher. It’s been awhile now since I’ve hunted; but, once, I could take a deer carcass down to: fillets, spare ribs, and rump roast in less than an hour; and I wouldn’t damage the hide, either!

I’m one of the few people I know who’s completely ambidextrous with a blade, can twirl razor sharp straight knives with either hand; (or, at least, I used to when I practiced everyday) and, when confronted, will instinctively view an opponent – not as an individual personality, but – as a target with varying degrees of vulnerability.

Just like one of the Gladiators in, ‘Spartacus’ I’m trained to see strike and no strike areas in others. I’m a Christian; and I don’t use this knowledge for any nefarious purpose; but, I know it! Whenever you truly understand something like a knife, (or some other hand tool) what you use is, by no means, as important as how well you’re able to use it.

I could care less about, ‘badass blades’ like: switchblades, gravity knives, OTF folders, or one of those Russian, ‘bullet-blades’. Give me a solid, tight locking folder like any of those I mentioned to you yesterday; and I’m, both, happy and effectively well-armed.

To my mind, the real fascination with cutting blades comes from knowing how to use a blade skillfully and well instead of how, ‘tacticool’ or brilliantly engineered somebody’s, ‘toy knife’ design might be.

As long as a folder has a decent length blade and will lock up, ‘like a bank vault’, (Remember I told you that?) I can work with it effectively and feel secure. It’s usefulness and not style or design that I depend on while carrying a blade. Anything else is, ‘gingerbread’ – Something that can, also, cause trouble with the law.

Thus endeth the lesson for the day. I wish you well and hope you get past this wide-eyed fascination with, ‘gizmo-knives’ soon. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Jake Parker asked Switch blade or Assisted Opening Knife?? Should I buy a full auto knife because I can or is it not worth the $?

I can pull some strings and buy a switch blade but is it really worth the money to buy something that you can’t even carry. I am thinking about a SOG tac auto with the standard black and black tini coating that should be about $120 shipped. Its similar to my flash ii tanto serrated black tini blade that I got for about $60 shipped. I live in texas so I can easily carry my flash but the auto would always have to stay at home. Is it worth dropping $120 into a quality knife that I can only “play” with. lol? Also tell me your opinions on switch blades because I know benchmade has some great options like the infidel (blade comes out the front of the handle- quickly and great engineering), which run about $350 which is out of my price range for a knife. 10PTS

And got the following answer:

Wow! You must have found a lot more money since yesterday’s first post. My suggestion would be to save it. (The way things are going you’re going to need that extra cash for gas, anyway.) ๐Ÿ˜‰

In my experience, switchblades are inherently – intrinsically – weak knives. As a young man I owned them; as an older man I wouldn’t waste my money on one. ‘OTF’ knives? Naaa. In comparison to the handle, the blades are always too small and too fragile.

With the, possible, exception of my Randall straight knives, I tend not to own any knife I cannot carry about with me everyday. I like, ‘assisted opening’ knives; however, because I spend a fair amount of time in the overregulated Communist state of New Jersey, I’m leery of bringing an, ‘assisted opener’ with me into the state.

Automatic knives are things that young men often become fascinated with and obsess about. (Just like young girls!) They’re not practical for EDC; they’ll often expose you to trouble with the law; and, more often than with other more conventional folding knives, owner/users are more prone to injure themselves with one.

I don’t agree with the excessive cost, the inherent mechanical weakness, nor the exposure to legal jeopardy. Look, there are basically two things you can do with a folding knife: Become fascinated and obsess over them, or learn how to use one skillfully as a possible: hunting, farming, or self-defense tool. (Hey, I sometimes use mine to eat with – I really do!)

Any knife I carry everyday has to be a good, ‘working’ design – One that is useful for a variety of cutting chores and not just specialized for self-defense. When you spend a lot of time carrying a knife you need to be careful not to come across to others as a, ‘badass’.

(In fact, I spend a lot of time at gun ranges with police officers – Guys who really know the law and expect others to hold to it. There’s no way I could carry an automatic knife of any type. I’d be spotted in a flash!)

In my home state the rap for carrying an illegal blade is exactly the same as that for carrying an illegal gun. In fact, the way these laws are often written, you’re actually better off carrying or being caught with an illegal gun. (Think about it!)

You don’t have to tell me you’re young; I know you’re young. Personally, I went through the phase your going through now over 40 years ago. Then I got smart. Instead of obsessing over different knife designs I decided to learn how to skillfully use a blade, instead.

I’m talking about EVERYTHING you can do with a blade. For instance, I’m a good butcher. It’s been awhile now since I’ve hunted; but, once, I could take a deer carcass down to: fillets, spare ribs, and rump roast in less than an hour; and I wouldn’t damage the hide, either!

I’m one of the few people I know who’s completely ambidextrous with a blade, can twirl razor sharp straight knives with either hand; (or, at least, I used to when I practiced everyday) and, when confronted, will instinctively view an opponent – not as an individual personality, but – as a target with varying degrees of vulnerability.

Just like one of the Gladiators in, ‘Spartacus’ I’m trained to see strike and no strike areas in others. I’m a Christian; and I don’t use this knowledge for any nefarious purpose; but, I know it! Whenever you truly understand something like a knife, (or some other hand tool) what you use is, by no means, as important as how well you’re able to use it.

I could care less about, ‘badass blades’ like: switchblades, gravity knives, OTF folders, or one of those Russian, ‘bullet-blades’. Give me a solid, tight locking folder like any of those I mentioned to you yesterday; and I’m, both, happy and effectively well-armed.

To my mind, the real fascination with cutting blades comes from knowing how to use a blade skillfully and well instead of how, ‘tacticool’ or brilliantly engineered somebody’s, ‘toy knife’ design might be.

As long as a folder has a decent length blade and will lock up, ‘like a bank vault’, (Remember I told you that?) I can work with it effectively and feel secure. It’s usefulness and not style or design that I depend on while carrying a blade. Anything else is, ‘gingerbread’ – Something that can, also, cause trouble with the law.

Thus endeth the lesson for the day. I wish you well and hope you get past this wide-eyed fascination with, ‘gizmo-knives’ soon. ๐Ÿ˜‰