Give Your Folding Knife Assisted Opening Capabilities With Zip Ties

To do this trick, your knife must have a hole in the spine (such as with most Spyderco knives) and a pocket clip that when worn the tip of the knife points up. As shown in the video above by YouTube user WilliamCutting08 you’ll insert a zip tie in the hole and ratchet it down as far as possible. You may have to use a second zip tie if the first one moves wiggles around after being locked down. Cut off the excess zip tie material and you’ll be ready to go. To use the assisted opening feature, you pull the knife out of your pocket at an angle so that the zip ties catch on the edge of your pocket and open the blade. Watching the video demonstrates this much better than trying to put it into words.
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Pocket Knife Safety for Kids

He recognized and encouraged new talent, and sold their knives. For years, he sent out a list of custom knives for sale that was an invitation to fiscal ruin. He is probably the single most important force behind the custom knife boom, which is now 40 years old and shows no signs of diminishing.
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TSA to Allow Pocket Knives On Planes

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Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images Starting April 25, passengers flying on U.S. flights will be allowed to carry small pocket knives blades less than 6-centimeters, up to two golf clubs, ski poles, as well as sporting sticks used for hockey, lacrosse, and billiards. Baseball bats will remain on the no-fly list, though wiffle-ball bats and souvenir baseball bats (less than 24-inches long) will be allowed. These are popular items we see regularly, agency spokesman David Castelveter told Bloomberg News. They dont present a risk to transportation security. The move comes following a recommendation by a TSA working group that such items are not a security threat. The move will conform to international rules that currently allow the small knives and sporting goods. Frankly, I dont want TSA agents to be delayed by these, Pistole told the audience.
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A New Folding Knife from Knives of Alaska (And Other Knife Notes)

Age There’s no magic age when a child is suddenly ready to own and operate a pocket knife. You’ll have to weigh you child’s level of responsibility and maturity before deciding he’s prepared to use a pocket knife safely. The Knife Depot suggests watching how your child operates a table knife or pair of scissors. If he uses, stores and cares for them properly, he is likely ready to own his first pocket knife.
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