Give Your Folding Knife Assisted Opening Capabilities With Zip Ties

You can do the same trick with many folding knives using 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.
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Buck Large Trapper folds easily for daily use

(The Oregonian) A 12-year-old boy was arrested by Battle Ground police at a Battle Ground middle school Tuesday afternoon after the boy was detained by school staff for possessing a folding knife. Police responded to Chief Umtuch Middle Schoo l at 2:45 p.m. and took the boy into custody. Officials said the student did not brandish the knife in a threatening manner. After notifying the boys parents, police said they would continue their investigation and forward to results to the Clark Count Juvenile Court. Last September Battle Ground police arrested at 13-year-old boy who attends the school for making threats again a teacher. The threats–made through the Battle Ground school district’s website–shut down a 5-school campusfor a day.
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Battle Ground middle schooler arrested for possessing folding knife

The poor 420HC stainless steel is the biggest disadvantage to the Large Trapper and many other models in the Buck folding line. The designers have done their best with the low-grade material by using a heat treatment process and hollow grinding the blades. However, Bucks efforts have only slightly mitigated the lackluster performance of this kind of stainless steel. The blade edges can be made to be serviceable for short periods but will never be outstanding in condition, endurance and sharpness. Another major flaw is the friction locking mechanism, which can have a blade close at the wrong time if accidentally pushed along the spine with enough force. More reliable and safer locking mechanism designs are available. In tests, the Buck Large Trapper moved naturally and responsively in the hand.
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