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Why Don't You Carry Switchblade.....or do you?

Discussion in 'Knives, Tactical Gear, and Survival' started by Reinz, Aug 1, 2017.

  1. Luigimoto

    Luigimoto Member

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    80E7FA29-89FA-4343-9470-F0A2E8E2A844.jpeg Microtech auto out the side are very reliable. I’ve carried this one for many yrs and never had an issue. Microtechs out the front are very sensitive to lint build up especially if oiled even just a little bit. TNHawk try flushing your Microtech with lighter fluid or mineral spirits. Lots of info on getting them to run well out there.
     


  2. Major Kong

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    Picked this Helly Tec OTF on a whim at the boat show yesterday.

    Don't know much about the company, but came with a lifetime warranty.

    Any advice on if I got hoodwinked out of $60, please let me know. I'm a big boy.
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    " Cable Rock Ridge and tell them ooooowww. Got it!"
     
  3. grasshopperglock

    grasshopperglock Can You Dig It?

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    It's all about the blade steel. If it's 440A you got ripped off. If it's 440C, average price. If it's a designer super steel, you banked.
     
  4. Major Kong

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    Appears to be 440C.

    Blades a little wobbly when deployed.

    Just saw another vendor selling the same knife under a different name for $70 so I don't feel so bad.

    " Cable Rock Ridge and tell them ooooowww. Got it!"
     
  5. grasshopperglock

    grasshopperglock Can You Dig It?

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    You'll see a small bucket of cheap folding knives on a shelf by the check out in the store. Those are 440a. It's the lowest grade of stainless knife steel. 440c is leaps and bounds past 440a in all aspects.

    The Benchmade infidel I carry has a very slight wiggle when the blade is deployed. No biggy. It'll be easy to get $60 dollars of use. Mine ran $400.
     
  6. TxStetson

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    I bought one of those for my daughter a couple years ago, and it’s still running strong. I realize she’s nowhere near as hard on knives as I am, but I wasn’t expecting to last 2 years when I paid $50 for it.

    Just remember, when you drop it and the blade starts flopping around loosely, it’s easily fixed by slamming it down on something solid, butt first. Much much easier than taking it apart.
     
  7. grasshopperglock

    grasshopperglock Can You Dig It?

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    I have to open and close mine before I put it in my pocket. I used a gun oil and the when the oil mixes with pocket lent. The blade won't lock in on retraction. On deployment the button might be sticky. It's like I have wake the knife up.

    I need to soak it in some gasoline or mineral spirits. Use plain old WD40 to 'lube' it down. It works a lot better when it's bone dry. Nothing that'll take pocket lint.
     
  8. picker

    picker Active Member TGT Supporter

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    IMG_0089.JPG IMG_0091.JPG IMG_0089.JPG I don't carry these I forgot how/ where I got them but anyway a couple Brokers.
     
  9. MikePotts

    MikePotts Active Member Lifetime Member

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    apologies if I've posted this before, but this Severtech is in my right hand jeans pocket every day:
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    Mfg's pic. - mine ain't that pretty anymore:(
     
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  10. Mrvmax

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    I’ve been carrying a switchblade daily for a few months. I have a few cheap ones (Kerahaw and Schrade) and one good one (Microtech). I have never had them open in my pocket.
     


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