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#23437 - 01/25/04 07:25 PM Re: Knife possesion in the 21st century!
Tjin Offline
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Registered: 04/08/02
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i got a small SAK, a wenger exsecutive to be pricise. Small enought to not draw attantion. At work i carry a big folder and i flick it open wenn i need it. Holding a sealing device, espectially with a new roll of plastic above mine head with one arm, will lead to knife flicking ! mine arm gets pretty tired quite fast, wenn doing thing is slowmotion !
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#23438 - 01/25/04 08:27 PM Re: Knife possesion in the 21st century!
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Registered: 11/14/03
Posts: 1224
Loc: Milwaukee, WI USA
Bill:

I am so glad to hear that I am not the only adult (Them young un's can open anything) that has trouble getting those plastic containers open. I work with my hands in HVAC-R, and was beginning to think I was getting prematurely weak.

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#23439 - 01/25/04 11:58 PM Re: Knife possesion in the 21st century!
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Registered: 08/22/01
Posts: 923
Loc: St. John's, Newfoundland
I just bought a bought the book "Bushcraft" by Mors Kochanski. He recommends the classic Mora knife, but he makes an interesting point - he prefers the traditional knife without a guard, pointing out that unless you're trying to stab someone, the guard is just in the way.

Maybe we can use a trivia fact like that to educate the public (assuming you use a knife without a guard, that is). If somebody accuses you of having a "weapon", you could point out that "Oh, no, this is a carving/whittling knife, it'd be pretty useless as a weapon." (and then wait for them to ask why). Now, it probably wouldn't hold up in a court of law, and there are always going to be people who are irrevocably convinced that carrying anything with a blade makes you Jack the Ripper. And I wouldn't go flashing a 4" Mora around in the hopes of "educating" somebody. But it just might enable you to start up a "meaningful dialogue" with someone and open their eyes to the fact that not everyone who carries a knife is a terrorist or a criminal (and that terrorists or criminals are far more likely to carry a knife that is specially designed for combat, not a Mora or a Sebenza or a CRK that's designed for camping or Scouting activities).

And as an aside, I would say "camping", not "survival", because of the negative connotations of the latter.

Just my humble 2 cents worth. <img src="images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
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#23440 - 01/26/04 11:37 AM Re: Knife possesion in the 21st century!
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The Swedish Foreign minister was murdered less than a month ago with a mora clipper. But don't tell the PHRASECENSOREDPOSTERSHOULDKNOWBETTER. that <img src="images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />.

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#23441 - 01/26/04 02:40 PM Re: Knife possesion in the 21st century!
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Bountyhunter, If I understand your job, you get to work with metals, plastics and electrical wiring, all under time pressure. Thanks for the note on the bags, that can be frustrating when we put enough horsepower on the plastic to get it open then spray coat the whole kitchen, car, shop, with the contents. I'm not even allowed to open cereal boxes around here anymore because of what happens when those suckers finally come apart. Bill

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#23442 - 01/26/04 06:31 PM Re: Knife possesion in the 21st century!
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Registered: 11/14/03
Posts: 1224
Loc: Milwaukee, WI USA
Bill:

For those unfamiliar with the term "HVAC-R", it stands for "Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration" technician. We are lucky in our field as the suppliers of parts we use, use fairly easy to open bags. I have started to cut back on potato chips and some other products that use bags and plastics that could possibly be layered and used as bullet resistant vests because of their ability to defy opening. One of my favorite gripes is "Oscar Mayer" lunch meats packed in those "peel back resealable" plastic containers. I always face a wall when opening those as peeling them off the wall is easier than peeling them off the kitchen floor.

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#23443 - 01/27/04 12:39 AM Re: Knife possesion in the 21st century!
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Bountyhunter! You found the winner, the Oscar Mayer resealable meat packets! I didn't think I can get into one barehanded and I remember this well because I brought some on our trip last August into the Steens mountain wilderness. Now the resealable part was important since it was a few hours drive to the nearest grocery so I didn't just skin it out with a knife but tried to open it as intended. That sucker won the tough award! Next time I will stand and face a tree. Bill

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#23444 - 01/30/04 02:49 AM Re: Knife possesion in the 21st century!
Trusbx Offline
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Registered: 01/16/02
Posts: 397
Loc: Ed's Country
Really?
I have a mora clipper......
These are really good multipurpose tools! <img src="images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" />
Those whackos can use anything to kill anyone, beer bottles, chairs, chinese choppers...........



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#23445 - 01/30/04 02:51 AM Re: Knife possesion in the 21st century!
Trusbx Offline
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Registered: 01/16/02
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I agree.
SAKs and small ones at that are best for PHRASECENSOREDPOSTERSHOULDKNOWBETTER......and for loaning......

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Edited by Trusbx (01/30/04 02:51 AM)
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#23446 - 01/30/04 02:56 AM Re: Knife possesion in the 21st century!
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LOL!
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