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Re: Pocketknives/Kitchen Knives/Fixed Blades
« Reply #2700 on: October 11, 2019, 07:01:16 pm »
Auto-knives are as useless as guns IRL...

(And I was talking about a general ban of knife-carriage in the UK, not just auto-knives...)
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« Reply #2701 on: October 11, 2019, 07:19:43 pm »
^So is that illegal in the UK or is it a slipjoint or summat like that?..
No idea on either point.  It's a knife, that's all I know....
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Re: Pocketknives/Kitchen Knives/Fixed Blades
« Reply #2702 on: October 11, 2019, 09:25:10 pm »
Yeah, @Seul , I was just taking the chance to attack Belgium :D

Our policies are similarly ridiculous.

Rant follows, just ignore me--I didn't know about UK knife law and I'm appalled re: the locking knife ban. That's monumentally stupid. Locking is a safety mechanism. I love my slipjoints, but they are not nearly as safe to the user as a locking blade. Meanwhile, I suppose it's perfectly legal to carry a straight razor (no lock, and bonus points, no point!!), which is far more dangerous to the holder or a victim than a simple Case lockback, for example. And I'd bet dollars to doughnuts that chavs stabbing folks in the street are more likely to use a kitchen knife than a Sebenza anyway.

I found the following on what as far as I can tell is not satire, from the Church that was founded because Henry VIII wanted to make it official with his side piece:

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"We the undersigned are professionals and community leaders from across the UK who call on Government to see the sale of pointed domestic kitchen knives as a thing of the past," reads the not-a-parody open letter from the Diocese of Rochester, signed by church leaders, lawmakers, psychiatrists, academics, and the like. "Historically we needed a point on the end of our knife to pick up food because forks weren't invented. Now we only need the point to open packets when we can't be bothered to find the scissors."

Is this real life or an exercise in reductio ad aburdum by the knife lobby? I thought @DougNg was kidding.... A point is for puncturing things as the rest of the blade is for slicing, sawing, chopping, carving, etc. things. The likelihood of those "things" being human flesh is very low. The likelihood of those "things" being your fingers is higher without a lock.

Ridiculous.
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Re: Pocketknives/Kitchen Knives/Fixed Blades
« Reply #2703 on: October 12, 2019, 12:02:51 am »
I’m trying my best to stay out of this but I can’t shut up

1. Bans are intellectually lazy and never address the actual problem
2. If bans worked then prisons wouldn’t have murders or need guards
3. If you elect a government that is willing to ban (pick a noun) then someday they will ban something you care about.
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Re: Pocketknives/Kitchen Knives/Fixed Blades
« Reply #2704 on: October 12, 2019, 01:54:33 am »
@DougNg Preach Brother!

Canada’s current approach to anything scary, is to ban.  It’s their way of making people feel safe from the realities of life.  There are good people who follow the rules, and bad people who don’t.  The people who get hurt by bans are often not the intended population and doesn’t address the population that are causing most of the problems.

I know there are more things in play than the yin/yang version of life with many different (societal, behavioural, mental) issues at play, but banning is a very lazy way to address those issues.   :'(

Just my $.02

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« Reply #2705 on: October 12, 2019, 02:39:48 am »
4. How many bans would even be up for debate if people once again took personal responsibility for their actions. Answer: few to none. All bans feed into the “cancel culture”. If you’re for one you’re supporting them all.
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« Reply #2706 on: October 12, 2019, 02:57:09 am »
And firearms are used at least 500,000 a year for justifiable defensive use in the US. That's the conservative estimate. The top end is 2-2.5 million times a year. Depends on who's doing the study and how "justifiable", "defense", and "firearms use" is defined.
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Re: Pocketknives/Kitchen Knives/Fixed Blades
« Reply #2707 on: October 12, 2019, 06:02:55 am »
At least an argument can be made that guns are for killing. Knives are for all kinds of stuff. Assuming that a simple tool with many, many uses beyond harming people will be used for that one "edge" use adds another layer of ridiculous presumption.
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« Reply #2708 on: October 13, 2019, 03:10:12 pm »
Getting one for myself and one for my future daughter in law on the next run (she’s into knives too).

Modern interpretation of the v42 raider dagger from WWII

This one will go in a shadow box, not for stabby stabby.

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Re: Pocketknives/Kitchen Knives/Fixed Blades
« Reply #2709 on: November 03, 2019, 06:18:40 am »
For those with a few tens of thousands to spare, Anthony Bourdain's chef knife, made by Bob Kramer out of meteorite damascus, is going to be auctioned off:

https://www.igavelauctions.com/auctions/property-from-the-collection-of-anthony-bourdain

Sold for over $300k...

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Re: Pocketknives/Kitchen Knives/Fixed Blades
« Reply #2710 on: November 09, 2019, 11:28:38 pm »
This is one my favorite chore knives, a David Boye dendritic cobalt folder. I cant say I carry it often because it’s fairly uncommon and I’d hate to lose it. However, when there is work to be done this knife is the one I always grab. It cuts for days after just a few swipes on my sharpmaker and is a cardboard massacrer. If you need a real slicing machine, I highly recommend one.





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