GUN benchmade autoknives

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  1. gchang817

    gchang817 DADDIO!!

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    Benchmade 9050 SBK AFO NIB $135.00

    Benchmade 9100 SBK Stryker NIB $135.00

    Which would you choose? or are they pretty much the same thing?
     
  2. gchang817

    gchang817 DADDIO!!

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    or recommend and otf knife under $200
     
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    SickOfItAll The Bartender

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    Neither of the knives you listed are OTF autos, the only OTF that Benchmade offers is the 3300.

    You are unlikely to find a quality OTF auto for under $200 - the only other company besides Benchmade that makes them in any quantity (that are worth a shit) is Microtech, and those are expensive as hell.

    You MIGHT find a Protech Tantilla for under $200, but that thing is tiny - it's a CA legal OTF Auto.

    Other than that, you're looking at shitty imports with terrible build quality and low end steel.
     
  4. You can get a Microtech Ultratech for less than $300 easily online. I know it's more than the $200 you're looking for, but it's going to be way nicer than anything you can get for $200. A friend of mine got one from his GF for christmas, and it's pretty sweet.
     
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    OTF knives are just show pieces with no real world application. If you want a fun toy to impress your friends, get an OTF. Otherwise, get a standard swing-out.

    The two Benchmades mentioned are great. I think it comes down to personal preference. I'd get the 9100 because I like the tanto-style blade better.
     
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    Well, playing the devil's advocate...You could stab people with the OTF...If you're in a really cramped space (emphasis on really), the OTF needs less room to deploy...

    Meh. Get a non OTF. The OTF's have no superiority unless you really like novelty.
     
  7. Golfer

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    im thinking about the 3550
     
  8. LancerV

    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Arent pretty much OTF autos a switchblade?
     
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    auto = switchblade so obviously auto otf = switchblde :o
     
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    SickOfItAll The Bartender

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    "switchblade" is an ambiguous term, but it generally refers to any automatic knife. A more correct term for OTF autos would be stilletto, which was originally a term for a spiked weapon designed for stabbing, but is colloquially correct for a double edged knife, which most OTF autos are (and I can't imagine why anyone would buy a single edged OTF auto, given the expense and lack of utility of that design).

    The two guys that posted above me are correct, though, in that there is no real world application that requires an OTF auto. If you HAVE to have an auto, get an axle style auto. Those are illegal almost everywhere, though, an AO knife or an Emerson or Spyderco Wave type blade would be a better solution, with similar results.
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Which are illegal in TX to carry on you
     
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    SickOfItAll The Bartender

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    And I just realized the threadstarter is in NY, it's illegal as FUCK to carry a switchblade up there of any kind :o
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    And in TX
     
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    The only states that allow you to carry an automatic knife are FL and OR, and CA if the blade is less than 2" long (which leads to a lot of really small automatic knives).
     
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    Whoa. Didn't know that. Can you carry sub 2 inch butterfly knives?
     
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    I think balisongs are banned outright for carry in CA. I could be wrong, though, I don't really keep up with laws surrounding balisongs because I think they're stupid :o
     
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    Why would you want to?
     
  18. LancerV

    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    But you always go off toting about how people should get one
     
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    GA lets you carry them, too. :bowdown:
     
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    Illegal to possess.
     
  21. SickOfItAll

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    I do? Link to one example, please. I do recommend Benchmade knives with an AXIS lock, which is entirely different from recommending people purchase an automatic knife.

    I have suggested specific autos when I've seen people ask, but I don't suggest them to anyone who doesn't ask specifically about them.
     
  22. mephistopholes

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    Autos are legal to own/carry in Arkansas. Where the law gets trickier is interstate commerce in autos. It was and is a stupid law passed by half-wits, but it is the law.

    To the original post, if this knife is for you, you should really check the laws in NYC. I would expect that either of those knives would land you in serious trouble if you were found to be carrying one. Also, automatics are high on cool factor, but offer no real advantage over many well designed modern manual folders. I own a few autos and they are no faster to deploy than a manual Spyderco. Also, the quality may be on par, but the autos have more moving parts to break.
     
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    You absolutely should get one. There are some great designs out there and the government doesn't think you can be trusted with one. I can't think of a better reason to buy an auto that.:)
     
  24. LancerV

    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    You can keep them in your house you just have to say its for collectiong purposes
     
  25. SlowTA367

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    I assume you're referring to this:

    "(d) It is an affirmative defense to prosecution under this section that the actor's conduct:
    (1) was incidental to dealing with a switchblade knife, springblade knife, or short-barrel firearm solely as an antique or curio"


     

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