GUN You know those "spring-assist" knives that don't have a button-trigger on them?

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  1. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    I cannot for the life of me remember the brand name, but there's a knifemaker (from Hawaii, I think) who makes spring-assist knives that don't count as switchblades under Federal law because there is no handle-mounted switch -- instead, a little nub sticks off the bottom of the hilt, and it sticks through the back of the handle when the knife is folded closed. You push on that little nub and the blade pops open.

    What the hell is the brand name again?
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Also check state laws, TX any assisted opening that is on the handle counts as an illegal knife
     
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    einhander OT Supporter

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    A few companies make assisted opening knives.

    I like Kershaw's mechanism. They also have the thumb stud you're talking about.
     
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    SOG doesn't have that type of opening mechanism. SOG knives have a knob on the bottom of the blade and once you get it started opening it flips open really easy, but there's no button thing on the handle.
     
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    Doh!
     
  7. texchef

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    I have an assisited opening knife made by Ken Onion...scallion I think. My understanding in Texas is that a phisical spring (however their wording for "spring" is) must move the blade. Assisted opening knives don't fall under this term for "spring" by their deffinition.

    At the fun shows all the SOG, et al. full autos have to be asked for by name and the assisted openiners are out everywhere.
     
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    my kershaw opens lightning quick
     
  9. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    I know there are multiple brands, but the one I'm thinking of specifically doesn't have a thumb stud of any sort -- the nub that you push on sticks off the bottom of the hilt; it is machined into the blade tang, not attached to the handle in any way. When the blade is folded closed the nub sticks through a hole in the back of the handle, near the hinge point. There is no (easy) way to open the knife without pushing on that nub, which rotates the blade just far enough that the spring flicks the blade open.

    I remember the guy at this one knife shop (which has since closed, so I can't ask him) telling me how the manufacturer got hit with a federal lawsuit for selling illegal weapons across state lines, which was then overturned because the statute didn't specify knives of his design as being switchblades.
     
  10. texchef

    texchef Guest

    Kershaw, Ken Onion....been listed 2-3 times already.
     
  11. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    I've been digging through Kershaw's website this whole time. Finally found them. Yeah, that looks like the one I remember.

    For reference:

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    I've been buying too many flashlights lately; I need to get back to basics and buy more knives and pens. Oh! That's right, I got a tiny pen recently:

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    Now I can hypothetically take names after I hypothetically kick asses. :big grin:

    They also have a self-defense pen, in case your guns don't make you feel safe enough:

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    Cheers.
     
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  12. Laurel and Chip are both right. SOG does make a knife with an extended part coming off the hilt, it's the Twitch. It also has the little nubs on the blade though.

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    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Good to know MG, thanks. SOG makes some good stuff.
     
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    twistid Banged By Super Models Moderator

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    my kershaw 1660 is my second favortie knive.

    i have a p38 on my keyring... i have a light as small as that pen, just not as short.
     
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    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    It's hard to convey just how small the pen is. The best comparison I can come up with is: it's as long as your pinky finger, not counting the first knuckle, and 1/3 as wide. It literally goes unnoticed in my pocket next to my pocket knife and lighter -- like, I have to dig around to find it.
     
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    twistid Banged By Super Models Moderator

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    i can tell how small it is, since like i said... i have a p38 on my keyring.
     
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    imperial Lurker | Gun | STI Crew OT Supporter

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    I've got the Benchmade Self Defense pen. It writes like a dream. :)




































    And if someone gets out of line I can stab them in the fucking eye.
     
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    I recently bought a Kershaw OD-1 (1775) ... love that knife.

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    The nub on the back isn't connected directly to the blade, but is instead some sort of lever that applies incremental pressure to the blade during opening. Slight pressure and absolutely no movement of the wrist and the blade opens very quickly.
     
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    I actaully :mamoru:


    :squint:

    I'd troll you but am afraid of getting bant right now. and the first joke was still pretty :mamoru:
     
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    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Ah, you know it's all in good fun. Besides, my luck I'd get taken hostage in a bank heist and it'd be one of you fuckers who blows the guy's head off for me.
     
  22. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    I'm not familiar with that one. Link?
     
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    I love the Kershaw Chive serrated. I have two and they are nice and small in fit in the pocket nicely....almost too nicely because I always leave it clipped in my pocket and it goes through the wash and I can't find it until I put those pants back on...that's why I have two :)

    The blade comes out pretty quick to, with the thumb assist or the little button on the back.

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    P38 is the military designation for the little manual can opener in your picture :ugh:
     
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    :werd: mine is us speaker stamped
     

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