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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 27, 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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ravishanti asked How to replace the blade in Stanley utility knife?

I need to replace the blade in Stanley utility knife. The replacement blade is trapazoidal in shape, and has two small open slots on the short edge. I am trying to insert the balde through the open slit in the front of the knife, but the blade does not get secured enough to slide it in and out of the knife.

And got the following answer:

if you have one of those quick change knives,, you need to make shure the button us pushed all way forward, just past the 4th knotch and then hit the side button to alow removal of old blade, but hold thumb button forward while pushing in new blade, or will slide back and not allow new blad to install.

web asked Is it Legal to carry a knife in ENGLAND as long as it is under a certain length. If so, what is this length?

Also, what age do you have to be before you can carry on of these knifes.

And got the following answer:

Yes and no. The law is kind of complex and leaves a lot open to interpretation/discretion on behalf of the police.

Here’s a plain English breakdown of the Criminal Justice Act 1988:

You can carry ANY* knife you NEED to, as long as you can demonstrate that need. For example, if you’re going camping, fishing, or work in an environment where you need a knife (a Stanley type knife for a carpet fitter, or a bigger fixed blade for a gamekeeper etc.). The law also makes allowances for needs relating to national dress, or religious purposes (a Sikh kirpan for example).

If you don’t have a SPECIFIC need, then you can carry a folding pocketknife for general utility purposes, but this knife must a) not have a blade longer than 3″ in length b) be a folding knife WITHOUT A LOCK (carrying fixed bladed knives [the law counts folding knives with a lock as fixed blades] without a valid good reason will get you arrested for having a bladed article in a public place).

There is no age limit on the carrying of knives; only the buying of (18 for most, and 16 for a folding pocket knife as described above, although all retailers I’m aware of will not sell ANY knife to under 18’s)

There is also another piece of legislation though that can act in tandem with those criteria; the Prevention of Crime Act 1953.

This basically states that it’s illegal to carry ANYTHING in a public place with the intention of harming another person. If a police officer suspects you intend to harm someone with your knife (even if it is a folding pocket knife as outlined above) then you’ll be arrested under a charge of carrying an offensive weapon. Please note that harming another person includes “self defence”; that is NOT a good reason and will get you arrested immediately. Carrying knives with the intention of using them as weapons is a VERY stupid thing to do; not only is a knife a poor choice of weapon, but introducing any weapon into a confrontation will only make things worse for all involved. I hope that is not why you asked this question.

One other note; police officers are not experts on knife designs, and in some cases may not be fully aware of the ‘exceptions’, or be willing to risk allowing someone to use one of the ‘exceptions’ to carry any knife in public. If you are stopped by the police, be polite and comply with them. If you are in the right, then the matter will be cleared up either after a short discussion or at the station. If you act up, you’ll only get yourself into trouble. The best way to avoid this is to not attract attention to yourself by doing stupid things, especially with a knife in public.

*There are some exceptions; they’re classed as offensive weapons by default and so it is considered there is no legal reason to have them in public (and they’re illegal to buy/sell). This includes balisongs (butterfly knives), automatic knives (switchblade/flick knife), gravity knives, disguised knives (knives that are hidden inside, or made to look like an everyday object), stealth knives (knives designed to get through a metal detector) and a few others.

Walter asked How to remove grout between floor tiles?

I’ve used a grinder to remove most of the grout but I’m still left with grout up the edges of the tiles. I’ve started using a hammer and wood chisel but it’s taking forever to get it all out. Any ideas?

And got the following answer:

Pieces still stuck to tile edges I always use my utility knife ( Stanley knife) with a razor blade. Dremels and grinders you greatly risk the chipping of the edge.
You can go right down the edge and get a lot of grout off. Have plenty of blades on hand.
Any questions you can e mail me through my avatar and check my qualifications there. GL

R M asked How can I round the corners on a car magnetic sign?

I would like to find out what process is used to cut round corners on magnetic signs. I’ve tried taking a water bottle cap and tracing the corners and then cutting the magnetic sheeting, it worked but just not as smooth as I would like. Any tool that I could get a home depot or something? Thanks for the help!

And got the following answer:

One of the problems is that you are trying to cut a very tight radius because the bottle cap is so small. Why not try a larger circle to make the corner radius. Maybe a Campbell’s soup can.

I once invested in a sign shop and we made a lot of these vinyl magnetic signs. We used to cut the corner radii with a Stanley utility knife. It pays to use a new blade. The material cuts very easily. It is best to cut on a flat metal surface because the point of the blade will get caught in the grain of a wood surface and ruin your cut. You might practice on some scraps if any are available.

Good luck with your sign project.

R M asked How can I round the corners on a car magnetic sign?

I would like to find out what process is used to cut round corners on magnetic signs. I’ve tried taking a water bottle cap and tracing the corners and then cutting the magnetic sheeting, it worked but just not as smooth as I would like. Any tool that I could get a home depot or something? Thanks for the help!

And got the following answer:

One of the problems is that you are trying to cut a very tight radius because the bottle cap is so small. Why not try a larger circle to make the corner radius. Maybe a Campbell’s soup can.

I once invested in a sign shop and we made a lot of these vinyl magnetic signs. We used to cut the corner radii with a Stanley utility knife. It pays to use a new blade. The material cuts very easily. It is best to cut on a flat metal surface because the point of the blade will get caught in the grain of a wood surface and ruin your cut. You might practice on some scraps if any are available.

Good luck with your sign project.

Delaney Cattano asked What kind of scissors are the best scissors for cutting duct tape?

i have tried about every kind of scissor in my house and nothings working. Do you have any ideas?

And got the following answer:

meant to be torn

but if you must cut it use a straight blade like a Stanley knife – some people call them utility

R M asked How can I round the corners on a car magnetic sign?

I would like to find out what process is used to cut round corners on magnetic signs. I’ve tried taking a water bottle cap and tracing the corners and then cutting the magnetic sheeting, it worked but just not as smooth as I would like. Any tool that I could get a home depot or something? Thanks for the help!

And got the following answer:

One of the problems is that you are trying to cut a very tight radius because the bottle cap is so small. Why not try a larger circle to make the corner radius. Maybe a Campbell’s soup can.

I once invested in a sign shop and we made a lot of these vinyl magnetic signs. We used to cut the corner radii with a Stanley utility knife. It pays to use a new blade. The material cuts very easily. It is best to cut on a flat metal surface because the point of the blade will get caught in the grain of a wood surface and ruin your cut. You might practice on some scraps if any are available.

Good luck with your sign project.

Nel asked Why is toothpaste and a utility knife better at shaving a mustache than a razor and shaving cream?

I cut myself using the razor and shaving cream while the toothpaste and utility knife — might not have gotten more hair off but — it didn’t cut me.
Type of knife I used;
http://www.elegantgalaxy.com/images/stanley-knife.jpg
I’m Confused?
Am I not using it correctly?
:S

And got the following answer:

watch videos on youtube and other sites and learn how to use razor.
No need to freak out dude it happens, no one is perfect

Candy asked has anyone ever used “faux stainless steel” contact paper type stuff to change the look of their appliances?

Or do you know anyone that did? How did it turn out? Would you recommend it?

Thanks!

And got the following answer:

If it is VERY carefully done, it should look fine. Use a utility knife ( Stanley ) with a new blade.