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 Post subject: Meet the Newbie (This is about knives now)
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:35 pm 
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Hello Community,

I am a new member here and my name is Knives Switchblade. I came to your site after a lot of search and want to take participation in the community for learning and good communication. I want to know more about Knives related topic. Hope for your help and support.


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 Post subject: Re: Meet the Newbie
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:04 pm 
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I carry a CRKT Van Hoy On Fire as my usual box-opening knife, and a swiss army knife tech tool for other stuff (mostly as a portable screwdriver). The On Fire replaced my old folder, a CRKT Kiss, which is a delightfully minimal knife with a single-sided tanto blade.

I would have thought that since this is a food-related forum you'd be all about the kitchen knives, but the whole "Switchblade" thing seems to imply otherwise.

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This is totally spam but we can talk about knives, I guess.

I've been really stuck on Leathermans for the last decade. When I was enlisted, I was issued a Gerber multitool but it was mostly a pair of pliers with a flimsy knife attached. I've been carrying a Leatherman Skeletool for the last couple years. It doesn't have most of the typicaly multitool gadgets, but it's got a nice durable knife, pliers, and screwdriver with interchangable bits. The default phillips bits are small enough for laptop repair, which is at least half of the reason I keep buying Skeletools. I'm on my third. And the Leatherman warranty is fantastic.

But it is a little nontraditional as far as form is concerned, and it doesn't come with a pouch, so I hook it onto a belt loop on my jeans. If I carry it at work, I stick it in my pocket with the belt clip, but I've lost one doing that. I'm sure I could get a pouch, but I'll probably end up just getting another Leatherman that comes with a pouch when I'm annoyed enough to do so.


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littlebear got me that little guy, and for the last year I've been carrying it with me all the time, and use it almost every day. I've had to send it back home from the security line at the airport three times now, but it's totally worth it.

I ogle the Leatherman wall every time we're at REI. I think I need one.

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I love Opinels! I don't have one ATM but they are a brilliant hiking and backpacking knife.

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when i was a teenager, i made it through the airport with a 6-inch switchblade (completely accidentally) i guess it helped that the handle was metal too, so it didn't necessarily look like a knife through x-ray.

as for cooking, i pretty much exclusively use a chef knife. i can't imagine a kitchen without one. it's pretty horrible trying to cut veggies with a steak knife.

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Veganism! This is about knives now.

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i carry this rainbow leek.

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i use it as my keychain. that means it's habit to grab it no matter where i'm going, so i am occasionally detained on my way into jury duty or the 9/11 monument (sorry, dad!), but every security guy who's ever taken it away from me has apologized and said it's very nice. it's super-handy in the garden if i need to cut vines or twine or thick stems, and i never have to wait until i get home to get those stupid wristband thingies off.

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seeing this very same spammer on a totally diff forum this morning gave me a total deja vu. ^creepy^

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I have a giant fatty Swiss Army knife with every possible gadget. It's not so handy for carrying around in my purse, but I use it around the house pretty much every day for one thing or another. I've had it since high school, and I love it so much.

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I have seven butterfly knives but I prefer to handle assailants with sweet moves from my numchucks.

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supercarrot wrote:
when i was a teenager, i made it through the airport with a 6-inch switchblade (completely accidentally) i guess it helped that the handle was metal too, so it didn't necessarily look like a knife through x-ray.


Ha! Me too, except it was a pretty hefty dagger-like knife I bought from a Russian mail-order place that I carried around for when I was out in Boston and wanted to just get bread and cheese for lunch and eat it in a park or whatever.

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as for cooking, i pretty much exclusively use a chef knife. i can't imagine a kitchen without one. it's pretty horrible trying to cut veggies with a steak knife.


No kidding! You just can't. Even a cheap chef knife would be better than that...

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mumbles wrote:
I have seven butterfly knives but I prefer to handle assailants with sweet moves from my numchucks.

i know this is a thread about knives now, but i need to say that sweet-moves numchucks would be an excellent 1920s gangster name.

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My husband thinks I'm obsessed with knives because I have lots of kitchen knives. I just really like knives.

And I used to carry a small one in my purse but TSA took it from me.

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This thread is now about numchucks.

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 Post subject: Re: Meet the Newbie (This is about knives now)
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I have carried a box cutter through airport security at least 4 times on accident (coming home from an event/tradeshow, forgot it was in my purse)

They made me throw out my $20 lipgloss and my bottle of water, but the BLADE was ok.

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 Post subject: Re: Meet the Newbie (This is about knives now)
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as for cooking, i pretty much exclusively use a chef knife. i can't imagine a kitchen without one. it's pretty horrible trying to cut veggies with a steak knife.


No kidding! You just can't. Even a cheap chef knife would be better than that...


I can and do cut veggies with steak knives. Mostly just onions though, but I don't use the correct knife for anything apart from bread.

My best kitchen knife at the moment is an Oxo goodgrips chef, the rest are just from a knifeblock which I think cost me about £9 a decade ago.

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Sometimes I like to think about which knives from my kitchen I should take with me if society collapses and we all have to go live in the wilderness.


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I got rid of all my steak knives when I became vegan so I can't imagine chopping things with them.

My stepfather offered me a chef knife not too long ago and I couldn't help but take it. I think I have 3 or 4 chef knives now.

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