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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Selecting a Folding Knife for Personal Protection

Tactical Folding Knives

In my experience most people just go to a local sporting goods store and pick whatever knife looks cool. This is unfortunate because a TFK or small fixed blade (SFB) can be carried more readily in non-permissive environments than most CCW pistols. Selection of a TFK for personal protection or on-duty carry should not be a random process and several elements should be taken into consideration. The folder you choose for personal protection needs to possess a few basic attributes: 1) Strong Lock/Hold Open Mechanism- It is imperative that whatever folder you choose, that it stay open during interpersonal defensive use. You may be thrusting the blade into hard surfaces such as bone which could cause a weak lock to collapse. Various locking mechanisms are available to include traditional lock backs, liner locks, rolling locks, lock-pins, mono-lock and the axis lock.
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Cardsharp folding knife goes full metal

The GERBER GDC Hook Knife

The new design adds a little weight compared to past models, but at 24 g (less than an ounce), it won’t exactly be cumbersome. As was true with the Cardsharp2, the 2.5-in (65-mm) stainless steel blade is ready to slice and dice with just three folds. The blade technology was originally designed for the medical industry, and while you might not be doing much out-of-pocket surgery in the future, that background makes it sharp enough for all kinds of tasks, including food preparation and cutting through automobile seat belts in an emergency.
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Pocket Knife Safety for Kids

Doing this properly is the safest way to prevent an injury when using the knife. Keeping a pocket knife clean prolongs its lifespan, ensures good working order and makes it safe to use. To clean the knife, help your child pull out all the tools, wrap a toothpick with a paper towel and dip it in oil, recommends Boy Scout Troop 780. Help your child gently swab the knife to remove dust, dirt and lint, being careful not to cut himself. Wipe each tool as well and allow the knife to dry before folding the tools back inside.
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Man with pocket knife breaches AZ court house security

When officials saw Fryer,they escorted himto a security area, where they found he was carrying a pocket knife. Fryer was told to remain in the secured area while a Gila County sheriff’s deputy could respond and determine if theknife would be considered a weapon.Instead heran down the front stairwell of the courthouse and left the area. The knife was turned over to the deputy afterofficials concludedit would not be considered a weapon. The county saidit will implementnew security measures. Copyright 2014 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation).
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