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(Washington Post)   Guards at amusement park tell family that they cannot bring their knives into the park. Father and his four kids decide the rules don't apply to them, and proceed to beat up responding officers. Have fun in jail, dumbasses   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 225
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2014-06-18 01:01:03 AM  
"I know mah rights!"- Steve

Also: As backup officers arrived, the mother of the family faked a seizure, police said.

I would have laughed at the whole incident, but I would've pissed myself seeing that.
 
2014-06-18 01:12:14 AM  
Something tells me they are not new to the criminal justice system.
 
2014-06-18 02:49:17 AM  
reneedezvous.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-06-18 06:27:52 AM  
Meth is a hell of a drug.
This is what inbreeding get you.
'Murica!

Okay, did that cover all the bases?
 
2014-06-18 07:29:46 AM  
And not one person had the acuity to say, "Have a knife day"?  That's the real travesty here.
 
2014-06-18 07:44:13 AM  
Clark Griswold wanted for questioning?
 
2014-06-18 07:47:27 AM  
l.yimg.com


img.fark.net
 
2014-06-18 07:55:18 AM  
The family that stays together apparently lives all over the damned place.
 
2014-06-18 08:00:51 AM  

Sybarite: [l.yimg.com image 850x255]


That is the worst case of Hereditary Trailer Park Face I've seen in a while.
 
2014-06-18 08:02:39 AM  
Close-set eyes. Pronounced supraorbital ridge. Slackness in the jaw. Flat ears.

These "people" never had a chance.
 
2014-06-18 08:03:37 AM  
I wonder how they vote
 
2014-06-18 08:04:40 AM  
I expected to read more about tasers in this article.
 
2014-06-18 08:05:13 AM  
Isn't open carry legal?

/I keed
 
2014-06-18 08:05:43 AM  
Obviously they forgot that an amusement park is private property, not a government agency, and that "my land, my rules" applies there.

/In fact, if the park had phrased it that way, the family might have understood and not acted like fools.
 
2014-06-18 08:06:50 AM  
The dumbass part was keeping the knives on the belt.  Just say "OK, sorry, we forgot we had them on", go back to the car, remove them from your belt, and put them in your pocket (assuming it's a folding knife)

Full disclosure:  I carry this model of knife with me everywhere I go:

i98.photobucket.com

The only exception is when I have to go to family court or the Department of Social Services*, in which case I leave it in the car because you have to go through a metal detector.

That means I carry it to local amusement parks.  Into malls.  At my work.  In my son's school.  Everywhere.  It just sits in my pocket.  And everyone knows it, because if something needs to be cut, or a screw driven, everyone looks at me.

And on the rare occasions when I think that I might need a bigger knife, I carry one.  But I'm reasonably discrete about it.   The only time I'm not discrete about it is when I'm dress up for the primitive biathlons, but few people are willing to challenge a guy with a Mohawk, feathers and beads in his hair, and a knife with a deer-antler handle on his belt.  But then, I don't got to amusement parks or the mall dressed like that (but do go to restaurants and some stores).

*The distaffbopper and I are foster parents.
 
2014-06-18 08:06:52 AM  

HawgWild: [reneedezvous.files.wordpress.com image 400x308]


Came for this
 
2014-06-18 08:07:07 AM  
One of the sons is named Damian. I don't think we should rush to judgment until Satanic possession is ruled out.
 
2014-06-18 08:08:38 AM  
Sorry, no knives allowed. The moose out front shoulda told you.
 
2014-06-18 08:08:43 AM  
Wtf do you need a knife for at a theme park? reminds me of the ash holes that bring an Ar-15 to a Dairy Queen because "2nd Amendment!!!!!! Bush!!! Merica!!"
 
2014-06-18 08:08:57 AM  

dittybopper: The dumbass part was keeping the knives on the belt.  Just say "OK, sorry, we forgot we had them on", go back to the car, remove them from your belt, and put them in your pocket (assuming it's a folding knife)


Yeah guys, the smart thing to do here is to lie and completely disregard the park owner's policies so you have some means to injure or kill another human. In an amusement park.
 
2014-06-18 08:09:51 AM  

MmmmBacon: Meth is a hell of a drug.
This is what inbreeding get you.
'Murica!

Okay, did that cover all the bases?


They look about average for the great state of Appalachia? ;b
 
2014-06-18 08:09:55 AM  

dittybopper: The dumbass part was keeping the knives on the belt.  Just say "OK, sorry, we forgot we had them on", go back to the car, remove them from your belt, and put them in your pocket (assuming it's a folding knife)

Full disclosure:  I carry this model of knife with me everywhere I go:

[i98.photobucket.com image 800x600]

The only exception is when I have to go to family court or the Department of Social Services*, in which case I leave it in the car because you have to go through a metal detector.

That means I carry it to local amusement parks.  Into malls.  At my work.  In my son's school.  Everywhere.  It just sits in my pocket.  And everyone knows it, because if something needs to be cut, or a screw driven, everyone looks at me.

And on the rare occasions when I think that I might need a bigger knife, I carry one.  But I'm reasonably discrete about it.   The only time I'm not discrete about it is when I'm dress up for the primitive biathlons, but few people are willing to challenge a guy with a Mohawk, feathers and beads in his hair, and a knife with a deer-antler handle on his belt.  But then, I don't got to amusement parks or the mall dressed like that (but do go to restaurants and some stores).

*The distaffbopper and I are foster parents.


Why does the eye scraper say "can opener" on it?  Don't tell me how to use my knife.
 
2014-06-18 08:11:21 AM  

dittybopper: The dumbass part was keeping the knives on the belt.  Just say "OK, sorry, we forgot we had them on", go back to the car, remove them from your belt, and put them in your pocket (assuming it's a folding knife)

Full disclosure:  I carry this model of knife with me everywhere I go:

[i98.photobucket.com image 800x600]

The only exception is when I have to go to family court or the Department of Social Services*, in which case I leave it in the car because you have to go through a metal detector.

That means I carry it to local amusement parks.  Into malls.  At my work.  In my son's school.  Everywhere.  It just sits in my pocket.  And everyone knows it, because if something needs to be cut, or a screw driven, everyone looks at me.

And on the rare occasions when I think that I might need a bigger knife, I carry one.  But I'm reasonably discrete about it.   The only time I'm not discrete about it is when I'm dress up for the primitive biathlons, but few people are willing to challenge a guy with a Mohawk, feathers and beads in his hair, and a knife with a deer-antler handle on his belt.  But then, I don't got to amusement parks or the mall dressed like that (but do go to restaurants and some stores).

*The distaffbopper and I are foster parents.


Cool story, brah
 
2014-06-18 08:12:20 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: dittybopper: The dumbass part was keeping the knives on the belt.  Just say "OK, sorry, we forgot we had them on", go back to the car, remove them from your belt, and put them in your pocket (assuming it's a folding knife)

Yeah guys, the smart thing to do here is to lie and completely disregard the park owner's policies so you have some means to injure or kill another human. In an amusement park.


That would be smart (or at least, smarter than what they did). Assholish, yes, but still smart.
 
2014-06-18 08:13:44 AM  

LordJiro: HotWingConspiracy: dittybopper: The dumbass part was keeping the knives on the belt.  Just say "OK, sorry, we forgot we had them on", go back to the car, remove them from your belt, and put them in your pocket (assuming it's a folding knife)

Yeah guys, the smart thing to do here is to lie and completely disregard the park owner's policies so you have some means to injure or kill another human. In an amusement park.

That would be smart (or at least, smarter than what they did). Assholish, yes, but still smart.


I'm not sure we want to standardize the Smart/Stupid line with a base value of this family.
 
2014-06-18 08:14:47 AM  
Some people really like jail.
 
2014-06-18 08:14:57 AM  

Galloping Galoshes: Obviously they forgot that an amusement park is private property, not a government agency, and that "my land, my rules" applies there.

/In fact, if the park had phrased it that way, the family might have understood and not acted like fools.


Maybe, but maybe not.

I'm a big Second Amendment guy*, and I hate to have to say this, but not everyone on my side of the argument completely understands that the Bill of Rights is a limitation on government, not private individuals or corporations.  Now, "Public Accommodations" are somewhat limited in what they can and can't do (like discriminate based on race), but they can certainly require that you not carry weapons as a condition of entry.  Hell, they could require everyone to wear a silly hat if they wanted to.

*And First, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, etc. Amendment guy.
 
2014-06-18 08:15:29 AM  
If these people had guns we'd get a week's worth of hero worship of them from Fox News.
 
2014-06-18 08:17:08 AM  
"What's with the knife? Are we having cake?"
 
2014-06-18 08:18:33 AM  

dittybopper: The only time I'm not discrete about it is when I'm dress up for the primitive biathlons, but few people are willing to challenge a guy with a Mohawk, feathers and beads in his hair, and a knife with a deer-antler handle on his belt.


I know one or two.

research.fibergeek.com


But seriously you're gonna allude to knife porn then not post a picture?

i00.i.aliimg.com

Not particularly into etched Damascus, personally, but I like this one.
 
2014-06-18 08:18:46 AM  
They need to rename the place Knifenobe Park.
 
2014-06-18 08:18:50 AM  
Also, I wonder if they're dumb enough to jump bail, go back home to Vermont, and wait for the whole thing to just blow over because "they can't touch us, we're in another state." That would be awesome.
 
2014-06-18 08:18:53 AM  

Cold_Sassy: Isn't open carry legal?

/I keed


I peace tie the rapier for the ren fair with double zip ties.
But... in the event they were to tell me no blades, no problem. It would be locked up in the car.
 
2014-06-18 08:19:57 AM  

skinink: They need to rename the place Knifenobe Park.


Knife-Phobia park?
 
2014-06-18 08:20:47 AM  

Jaden Smith First of His Name: If these people had guns we'd get a week's worth of hero worship of them from Fox News.


Setting 'em up and knocking 'em down.
 
2014-06-18 08:20:59 AM  

dittybopper: not everyone on my side of the argument completely understands that the Bill of Rights is a limitation on government, not private individuals or corporations.


Not just the 2nd, but this is probably less understood that it applies to the 1st, as well.  Your freedom of speech does not extend to private parties, and no, you can't say that here, and you can leave now/you're fired.
 
2014-06-18 08:21:59 AM  

Galloping Galoshes: dittybopper: not everyone on my side of the argument completely understands that the Bill of Rights is a limitation on government, not private individuals or corporations.

Not just the 2nd, but this is probably less understood that it applies to the 1st, as well.  Your freedom of speech does not extend to private parties, and no, you can't say that here, and you can leave now/you're fired.


Even schools have strict limitations, and somewhat understandably so.
 
2014-06-18 08:22:40 AM  
www.customknivesandsticks.co.uk
 
2014-06-18 08:24:31 AM  
fe391d5e875395beaa5c-4d0fcf8d315d40f305ee2ebb6c32f79c.r96.cf1.rackcdn.com

It moved.
 
2014-06-18 08:24:41 AM  
Vermont?
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-06-18 08:24:44 AM  
I see Lonely Creep has arrived to regale us with tales of bravery in the face of rules
 
2014-06-18 08:26:13 AM  

RedZoneTuba: Sorry, no knives allowed. The moose out front shoulda told you.


Guard is lucky the family didn't shoot him with their Magnum PI. It could have broken the skin.
 
2014-06-18 08:26:37 AM  

Mr. Parker: "What's with the knife? Are we having cake?"


He's taking the knife out of the cheese! Do you think he wants some cheese?
 
2014-06-18 08:26:54 AM  

Misconduc: Wtf do you need a knife for at a theme park? reminds me of the ash holes that bring an Ar-15 to a Dairy Queen because "2nd Amendment!!!!!! Bush!!! Merica!!"


Clearly you've never stood on line at magic mountain when a "paraplegic" you saw running around the parking lot a couple of hours ago suddenly is pushed to the head of the line in a wheelchair.
 
2014-06-18 08:30:07 AM  
www.fototime.com
 
2014-06-18 08:31:25 AM  
Canobie Lake Park was always kind of a nightmare. Fun though.
 
2014-06-18 08:33:26 AM  

Tomahawk513: Galloping Galoshes: dittybopper: not everyone on my side of the argument completely understands that the Bill of Rights is a limitation on government, not private individuals or corporations.

Not just the 2nd, but this is probably less understood that it applies to the 1st, as well.  Your freedom of speech does not extend to private parties, and no, you can't say that here, and you can leave now/you're fired.

Even schools have strict limitations, and somewhat understandably so.


There's are exceptions for schools; schools have to be able to act to avoid disruptions; schools can balance free expression with the necessity to teach kids the bounds of social behavior, and schools can censor stuff if they have a legitimate pedagogical reason.  How strict schools are varies by community.
 
2014-06-18 08:34:26 AM  
You know, some of the biggest hicks aren't in the deep south. They're in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

/New Englander.
 
2014-06-18 08:34:56 AM  
I carry my kershaw POCKET knife almost everyday and every where.  Pocket being the key word. Carrying a pocket knife is very handy.    Why would someone need to carry (I assume) a fixed blade knife on their belt is beyond me.
 
2014-06-18 08:35:14 AM  
Ignorant, dumbass, inbred, white-trash Southerners...
 
2014-06-18 08:35:46 AM  

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That's not a knife....THIS is a knife:
www.naturalhealthsciencesofarizona.com
 
2014-06-18 08:36:28 AM  
l.yimg.com
Normally an IQ of 160 is genius-level.  But in this case, it is the sum total for the whole family.
 
2014-06-18 08:36:29 AM  
It could not immediately be determined if they had lawyers.
 
2014-06-18 08:36:41 AM  

MythDragon: doglover: [fe391d5e875395beaa5c-4d0fcf8d315d40f305ee2ebb6c32f79c.r96.cf1.rackcd n .com image 800x475]

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That's not a knife....THIS is a knife:
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No, that is a wooden board.
 
2014-06-18 08:36:42 AM  
Knives, you say?  Got this for fathers day.   Spyderco Southard Folder.  (she paid about half that much)
 
2014-06-18 08:37:06 AM  
Congress should never have made the rule banning knives from the amusement park.  That's a clear 2nd Amendment violation.
 
2014-06-18 08:37:32 AM  
HotWingConspiracy:   Yeah guys, the smart thing to do here is to lie and completely disregard the park owner's policies so you have some means to injure or kill another human. In an amusement park.

To be fair, AMUSEMENT, means something different to all of us.  And that bunch?  Don't even want
to know.
 
2014-06-18 08:38:00 AM  

Misconduc: Wtf do you need a knife for at a theme park? reminds me of the ash holes that bring an Ar-15 to a Dairy Queen because "2nd Amendment!!!!!! Bush!!! Merica!!"


I've brought my knife places on accident. It's something I wear and put on without thinking.

I went to the courthouse. I hadn't planned on being there but was. I was wanded and frisked and let in. It wasn't til was sitting in the court room and scratched my clavicle area (I carry it in my bra) that I felt it and my face got bright red. Honest mistake.

It's a small pink handled Buck knife. The only time I brought something bigger with me was when a convicted murderer escaped a transport vehicle by my house. I start work at 10 pm and brought the Ka-Bar my brother got me for Christmas.

I then brought that into the police station but I work there so it was ok.

But had I been asked (at any place) to leave it in my car I would oblige.
 
2014-06-18 08:38:17 AM  

offacue: Knives, you say?  Got this for fathers day.   Spyderco Southard Folder.  (she paid about half that much)


Even at half that much, really?  That seems like a lot of dough for a knife.  Unless it's more jewelry than tool.
 
2014-06-18 08:39:43 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-06-18 08:40:04 AM  
Well that's handy, the whole family is in the system now for future reference.  How come it's the dumbest ones that have so many kids?
 
2014-06-18 08:42:24 AM  

TheBlackFlag: Well that's handy, the whole family is in the system now for future reference.  How come it's the dumbest ones that have so many kids?


It's not; the dumbest are too stupid to procreate.
 
2014-06-18 08:43:17 AM  
Marylands knife carry rules seem to vary widely, and I have a creeping hunch that LEOs have no effing clue what they are.  The rule seems to be pretty much "don't look like a dangerous tard and it won't come up".  Which I dislike, since I like all laws to cover all people equally.

Nobody outside of an airport has ever questioned my leatherman though.  It's the wood-stocked semi auto of the knife world.
 
2014-06-18 08:44:14 AM  

MythDragon: doglover: [fe391d5e875395beaa5c-4d0fcf8d315d40f305ee2ebb6c32f79c.r96.cf1.rackcd n .com image 800x475]

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That's not a knife....THIS is a knife:
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GBB
2014-06-18 08:44:18 AM  

MythDragon: doglover: [fe391d5e875395beaa5c-4d0fcf8d315d40f305ee2ebb6c32f79c.r96.cf1.rackcd n .com image 800x475]

It moved.


That's not a knife....THIS is a knife:
[www.naturalhealthsciencesofarizona.com image 400x262]


Someone knows how to play Knifey-Spoony
 
2014-06-18 08:44:19 AM  

MythDragon: doglover: [fe391d5e875395beaa5c-4d0fcf8d315d40f305ee2ebb6c32f79c.r96.cf1.rackcd n .com image 800x475]

It moved.


That's not a knife....THIS is a knife:
[www.naturalhealthsciencesofarizona.com image 400x262]


I see you've played knifey-spoony before.
 
2014-06-18 08:45:05 AM  
Rule 9: "Never go anywhere without a knife."
static.tvgcdn.net
 
2014-06-18 08:45:25 AM  

911Jenny: I've brought my knife places on accident. It's something I wear and put on without thinking.

I went to the courthouse. I hadn't planned on being there but was. I was wanded and frisked and let in. It wasn't til was sitting in the court room and scratched my clavicle area (I carry it in my bra) that I felt it and my face got bright red. Honest mistake.


Was going to the Morris County, NJ municipal building to the engineer's office once to pick up a check.  Didn't think/realize that the court house was part of the same building, had my pocket knife (swiss army!) on me.  Cops were really pissed off over that.   Thing is, didn't try to walk through security, conceal it, or anything like that.  At the metal detector I emptied my pockets, told the first officer that I didn't realize that it was a court house and asked if I could leave it with them and pick up on my way out and the dudes were STILL all pissed off about it.
 
2014-06-18 08:45:37 AM  

Galloping Galoshes: TheBlackFlag: Well that's handy, the whole family is in the system now for future reference.  How come it's the dumbest ones that have so many kids?

It's not; the dumbest are too stupid to procreate.


i.chzbgr.com
 
2014-06-18 08:46:47 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-06-18 08:47:04 AM  

fireclown: Marylands knife carry rules seem to vary widely, and I have a creeping hunch that LEOs have no effing clue what they are.  The rule seems to be pretty much "don't look like a dangerous tard and it won't come up".  Which I dislike, since I like all laws to cover all people equally.

Nobody outside of an airport has ever questioned my leatherman though.  It's the wood-stocked semi auto of the knife world.


That's because everyone has one and they know it's a tool, and what a tool you'd look like if you tried to shank somebody with it.  By the time you found the right blade, they would be long gone/have released the bengal tiger.
 
2014-06-18 08:47:15 AM  
Is the woman the mother of the boys, or the sister?  Or both?
 
2014-06-18 08:47:30 AM  
I can see them using the term sovereign citizen a lot.
 
2014-06-18 08:49:02 AM  
ancientpoint.com
 
2014-06-18 08:49:15 AM  

Galloping Galoshes: offacue: Knives, you say?  Got this for fathers day.   Spyderco Southard Folder.  (she paid about half that much)

Even at half that much, really?  That seems like a lot of dough for a knife.  Unless it's more jewelry than tool.


Meh, you can say that about pretty much anything when you get to the higher end of stuff.  Cars, guns, turntables, pens. etc  A knife like this has a feel, a smoothness to the action, a balance that you don't get in the cheaper stuff, and I've got a few dozen knives.   I like to dream around this site.  There are many.
 
GBB
2014-06-18 08:50:41 AM  
 
2014-06-18 08:52:55 AM  

offacue: Galloping Galoshes: offacue: Knives, you say?  Got this for fathers day.   Spyderco Southard Folder.  (she paid about half that much)

Even at half that much, really?  That seems like a lot of dough for a knife.  Unless it's more jewelry than tool.

Meh, you can say that about pretty much anything when you get to the higher end of stuff.  Cars, guns, turntables, pens. etc  A knife like this has a feel, a smoothness to the action, a balance that you don't get in the cheaper stuff, and I've got a few dozen knives.   I like to dream around this site.  There are many.


Well, that's collecting.  You generally won't walk into an amusement park and get much trouble because you have your butterfly collection on your belt.
 
2014-06-18 08:52:58 AM  
I like that the mugshots seem to get happier from left to right.
 
2014-06-18 08:55:03 AM  

pudgyv: You know, some of the biggest hicks aren't in the deep south. They're in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

/New Englander.


Swamp Yankees.
 
2014-06-18 08:55:26 AM  
Last week I went to Disney and forgot I had my pocketknife clipped to my pocket. The nice old lady at the entrance told me I couldn't bring it in so I put it back in my hotel room. I guess I'm just not keepin' it "real" enough...
 
2014-06-18 08:55:27 AM  

dittybopper: Galloping Galoshes: Obviously they forgot that an amusement park is private property, not a government agency, and that "my land, my rules" applies there.

/In fact, if the park had phrased it that way, the family might have understood and not acted like fools.

Maybe, but maybe not.

I'm a big Second Amendment guy*, and I hate to have to say this, but not everyone on my side of the argument completely understands that the Bill of Rights is a limitation on government, not private individuals or corporations.  Now, "Public Accommodations" are somewhat limited in what they can and can't do (like discriminate based on race), but they can certainly require that you not carry weapons as a condition of entry.  Hell, they could require everyone to wear a silly hat if they wanted to.

*And First, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, etc. Amendment guy.


Ah, you've been to Disney, I see.
 
2014-06-18 08:57:55 AM  

Galloping Galoshes: You generally won't walk into an amusement park and get much trouble because you have your butterfly collection on your belt.


Uh, I certainly could.....    Butterfly

Although I only have one, not a collection......
 
2014-06-18 09:00:54 AM  

offacue: I like to dream around this site.  There are many.


This guy only makes 4 knives.
And I carry this one.

Know one ever knows I have it until I need to use it.

I give them to friends as gifts, too.
 
2014-06-18 09:01:23 AM  
knives are like accessories for a man, the craftsmanship is jewelry like and they come with all kinds of handles to match your outfit. Personally even shaving regularly is too much of a chore for me so never got into the whole accessorizing thing.
 
2014-06-18 09:02:31 AM  
All three were held on $10,000 cash bail, assigned a public defender and scheduled to return to court on June 25.

Why am i not surprised that these three pinnacles of human perfection cannot afford their own lawyers.
 
2014-06-18 09:03:22 AM  

offacue: Galloping Galoshes: You generally won't walk into an amusement park and get much trouble because you have your butterfly collection on your belt.

Uh, I certainly could.....    Butterfly

Although I only have one, not a collection......


I have one off those, but it's really cheap, soft, Pakistani steel
 
2014-06-18 09:04:19 AM  

pudgyv: You know, some of the biggest hicks aren't in the deep south. They're in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

/New Englander.


Don't forget Massachusetts. 128 is like a moat around civilization. A leaky moat, but at least it's something.
 
2014-06-18 09:04:35 AM  

offacue: Galloping Galoshes: You generally won't walk into an amusement park and get much trouble because you have your butterfly collection on your belt.

Uh, I certainly could.....    Butterfly

Although I only have one, not a collection......


Butterfly knives are like training bras for people who want to cut their own fingers off like a yakuza.
 
2014-06-18 09:05:50 AM  

stuhayes2010: I carry my kershaw POCKET knife almost everyday and every where.  Pocket being the key word. Carrying a pocket knife is very handy.    Why would someone need to carry (I assume) a fixed blade knife on their belt is beyond me.


I'm seeing the virtue of carrying a fixed blade after my folder broke after only 20 years of daily abuse. And depending on what (or how much stuff) you need to be cutting, a fixed blade might be the best tool for the job. That clearly doesn't apply to these people, or trips to the amusement park either.

And what is this "need" business? I don't need a bunch of 4TB hard drives to store my por.. er, cat pictures, but I like having a little extra storage now and then.

I normally heap scorn on any place that won't let you carry knives, but with these jackasses, I am a little more sympathetic to that rule.
 
2014-06-18 09:07:44 AM  
I LOVE KNIVES...
Am currently wearing 3 right now as I sit in my office typing this crap.
However, there are certain places you go to...carnivals, amusement parks, schools...you know...places FILLED WITH CHILDREN...
That frown on the big bladed weapon hanging off your belt or clipped to your pants pocket.
SO...I found a couple of genius moves that work pretty well...
A) Leave the damn thing/things in your car...
or
B) Take the knife off your belt or pocket and put it IN your pocket! CONCEALED...
I know this is a mind-blowing revelation for some of these guys, but it works.
No one will say anything to you if they don't know you have it.
Only a showboating jackass would have a problem with this.
 
2014-06-18 09:08:11 AM  

dittybopper: if something needs to be cut, or a screw driven, everyone looks at me.

i1.ytimg.com

 
2014-06-18 09:08:16 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: dittybopper: The dumbass part was keeping the knives on the belt.  Just say "OK, sorry, we forgot we had them on", go back to the car, remove them from your belt, and put them in your pocket (assuming it's a folding knife)

Yeah guys, the smart thing to do here is to lie and completely disregard the park owner's policies so you have some means to injure or kill another human. In an amusement park.


Time out.  A knife like that is no more a weapon than a pair of scissors, and is something that people really get in the habit of taking everywhere because, frankly, it's imminently useful in a variety of surprising situations.

I'm more inclined to see that and think "tool" than "knife", and "weapon" wouldn't cross my mind until 2 inches of stainless actually wound up inside a hole it just made in me.
 
2014-06-18 09:10:22 AM  

doglover: MythDragon: doglover: [fe391d5e875395beaa5c-4d0fcf8d315d40f305ee2ebb6c32f79c.r96.cf1.rackcd n .com image 800x475]

It moved.


That's not a knife....THIS is a knife:
[www.naturalhealthsciencesofarizona.com image 400x262]

[fc03.deviantart.net image 850x386]


playingwithsuperpower.com

Approves
 
2014-06-18 09:11:05 AM  
This was formerly known as Tuesday at Great Adventure (aka Gangsta's Paradise).

True story.  My wife and I stayed at a bed and breakfast in New Hampshire owned and operated by a friend.  We got talking to the friend about how does she fit in her busy B&B schedule with anything approaching a social life.  She told us she gave up on finding a man in New Hampshire.  She said there were two types of men in NH:  super wealthy types who are either taken or gay; or some of the finest examples of worthless, knuckle dragging, never account for much drunkards or drug fiends known to man.
 
2014-06-18 09:11:19 AM  

BeesNuts: HotWingConspiracy: dittybopper: The dumbass part was keeping the knives on the belt.  Just say "OK, sorry, we forgot we had them on", go back to the car, remove them from your belt, and put them in your pocket (assuming it's a folding knife)

Yeah guys, the smart thing to do here is to lie and completely disregard the park owner's policies so you have some means to injure or kill another human. In an amusement park.

Time out.  A knife like that is no more a weapon than a pair of scissors, and is something that people really get in the habit of taking everywhere because, frankly, it's imminently useful in a variety of surprising situations.

I'm more inclined to see that and think "tool" than "knife", and "weapon" wouldn't cross my mind until 2 inches of stainless actually wound up inside a hole it just made in me.


So you think it is OK for kids to run around with scissors?  Why do you hate our troops' kids?
 
2014-06-18 09:11:44 AM  

BeesNuts: it's imminently useful


That it is imminently useful could be eminently useful.
 
2014-06-18 09:12:55 AM  

macadamnut: Mr. Parker: "What's with the knife? Are we having cake?"

He's taking the knife out of the cheese! Do you think he wants some cheese?


ARTHUR!!!
 
2014-06-18 09:13:04 AM  
I know eugenics isn't the way to go, but can we stop feeding people lead and polychlorinated biphenyls  then forcing them to copulate? We're going to run out of banjos if this shiat keeps up.
 
2014-06-18 09:13:12 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: I wonder how they vote


Well they are in Vermont.
 
2014-06-18 09:14:02 AM  

BeesNuts: HotWingConspiracy: dittybopper: The dumbass part was keeping the knives on the belt.  Just say "OK, sorry, we forgot we had them on", go back to the car, remove them from your belt, and put them in your pocket (assuming it's a folding knife)

Yeah guys, the smart thing to do here is to lie and completely disregard the park owner's policies so you have some means to injure or kill another human. In an amusement park.

Time out.  A knife like that is no more a weapon than a pair of scissors, and is something that people really get in the habit of taking everywhere because, frankly, it's imminently useful in a variety of surprising situations.

I'm more inclined to see that and think "tool" than "knife", and "weapon" wouldn't cross my mind until 2 inches of stainless actually wound up inside a hole it just made in me.


So they wanted them in case they needed to help repair some rides? If habit is why the knives were still on their belts, it shouldn't have been a big deal to leave them in the car.
 
2014-06-18 09:17:22 AM  

Tyrosine: All three were held on $10,000 cash bail, assigned a public defender and scheduled to return to court on June 25.

Why am i not surprised that these three pinnacles of human perfection cannot afford their own lawyers.


And $10k is probably two years income for the whole bunch of them.
 
2014-06-18 09:17:48 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: it shouldn't have been a big deal to leave them in the car.


Period, end of story.  The rest was just an IQ test.
 
2014-06-18 09:19:44 AM  
I was willing to allow that they were, perhaps, not a trash family, but then I got to the line where it said the mother faked a seizure in the parking lot.  Last chance lost.

Trash family!  Throw them away!
 
2014-06-18 09:19:47 AM  

monoski: Tyrosine: All three were held on $10,000 cash bail, assigned a public defender and scheduled to return to court on June 25.

Why am i not surprised that these three pinnacles of human perfection cannot afford their own lawyers.

And $10k is probably two years income for the whole bunch of them.


Be careful, there was a time when you couldn't afford a lawyer either.  Poverty is not an indicator of low intelligence.  (Getting into a fight with security guards because you were too dumb to leave your knives in the car is, however.)
 
2014-06-18 09:20:55 AM  

offacue: Galloping Galoshes: offacue: Knives, you say?  Got this for fathers day.   Spyderco Southard Folder.  (she paid about half that much)

Even at half that much, really?  That seems like a lot of dough for a knife.  Unless it's more jewelry than tool.

Meh, you can say that about pretty much anything when you get to the higher end of stuff.  Cars, guns, turntables, pens. etc  A knife like this has a feel, a smoothness to the action, a balance that you don't get in the cheaper stuff, and I've got a few dozen knives.   I like to dream around this site.  There are many.


Would love to get a William Henry or Chris Reeve someday. I go back and forth between fixed and folder. Currrent EDC is a Benchmade 510.
 
2014-06-18 09:22:52 AM  

Galloping Galoshes: BeesNuts: it's imminently useful

That it is imminently useful could be eminemtly useful.


www.spin.com
 
2014-06-18 09:26:09 AM  

HotWingConspiracy


I wonder how they vote


With deeply furrowed brows and expressions of confusion as they try to grasp the intricacies of the voting machine.
 
2014-06-18 09:26:56 AM  

Galloping Galoshes: fireclown: Marylands knife carry rules seem to vary widely, and I have a creeping hunch that LEOs have no effing clue what they are.  The rule seems to be pretty much "don't look like a dangerous tard and it won't come up".  Which I dislike, since I like all laws to cover all people equally.

Nobody outside of an airport has ever questioned my leatherman though.  It's the wood-stocked semi auto of the knife world.

That's because everyone has one and they know it's a tool, and what a tool you'd look like if you tried to shank somebody with it.  By the time you found the right blade, they would be long gone/have released the bengal tiger.


untrue!  My beloved leatherman wave has a one hand opening main blade that opens from the outside.
 
2014-06-18 09:27:06 AM  

pudgyv: You know, some of the biggest hicks aren't in the deep south. They're in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

/New Englander.


Throw in Yoopers and I will agree with you.
 
2014-06-18 09:28:48 AM  

Prey4reign: This was formerly known as Tuesday at Great Adventure (aka Gangsta's Paradise).

True story.  My wife and I stayed at a bed and breakfast in New Hampshire owned and operated by a friend.  We got talking to the friend about how does she fit in her busy B&B schedule with anything approaching a social life.  She told us she gave up on finding a man in New Hampshire.  She said there were two types of men in NH:  super wealthy types who are either taken or gay; or some of the finest examples of worthless, knuckle dragging, never account for much drunkards or drug fiends known to man.


There's a third type. Just the average nice guy who isn't rich.  But we remind them of their dad or brother, we're financially responsible, so we don't have motorcycles, boats and expensive toys, so of course they want nothing to do with us.

/But, I'm not bitter!
//Much.
 
2014-06-18 09:30:32 AM  
Salem is not a place you want to dick around.  I've never seen a town with a bigger police presence; the cruisers circle the town like sharks, looking for every opportunity to pull over and ticket everyone and everything in sight.
 
2014-06-18 09:31:20 AM  
How can you go for a cops gun and still be alive?
 
2014-06-18 09:31:54 AM  
Did they all sing 'Why Does This Always Happen To Me?' while sitting in the jail cell?

the aristocrats
 
2014-06-18 09:35:09 AM  

John Buck 41: Would love to get a William Henry or Chris Reeve someday. I go back and forth between fixed and folder. Currrent EDC is a Benchmade 510.


I've got a griptillian in steady rotation.  Smooth to flip open.  A little bulky though.  Can't wear a fixed here in Jersey.

/waiting for a flashlight thread
 
2014-06-18 09:35:43 AM  

911Jenny: Misconduc: Wtf do you need a knife for at a theme park? reminds me of the ash holes that bring an Ar-15 to a Dairy Queen because "2nd Amendment!!!!!! Bush!!! Merica!!"

I've brought my knife places on accident. It's something I wear and put on without thinking.

I went to the courthouse. I hadn't planned on being there but was. I was wanded and frisked and let in. It wasn't til was sitting in the court room and scratched my clavicle area (I carry it in my bra) that I felt it and my face got bright red. Honest mistake.

It's a small pink handled Buck knife. The only time I brought something bigger with me was when a convicted murderer escaped a transport vehicle by my house. I start work at 10 pm and brought the Ka-Bar my brother got me for Christmas.

I then brought that into the police station but I work there so it was ok.

But had I been asked (at any place) to leave it in my car I would oblige.


well aren't you special, with your size 22 ass
 
2014-06-18 09:36:23 AM  

for good or for awesome: How can you go for a cops gun and still be alive?


Like I said, I expected more tasing in this story.

/or shooting
 
2014-06-18 09:36:55 AM  

macadamnut: Some people really like jail.


Spent four days in jail once (don't ask).   Lost five pounds, not one phone call or text message.   I gotta tell ya, it was quite peaceful.
 
2014-06-18 09:37:13 AM  
2nd amendment rights!
 
2014-06-18 09:38:29 AM  

Mad Scientist: for good or for awesome: How can you go for a cops gun and still be alive?

Like I said, I expected more tasing in this story.

/or shooting


That would have been typical, bringing a knife to a gunfight.
 
2014-06-18 09:39:20 AM  

offacue: John Buck 41: Would love to get a William Henry or Chris Reeve someday. I go back and forth between fixed and folder. Currrent EDC is a Benchmade 510.

I've got a griptillian in steady rotation.  Smooth to flip open.  A little bulky though.  Can't wear a fixed here in Jersey.

/waiting for a flashlight thread


I always keep my fleshlight clipped to by belt.

You never know when you'll be left sitting in the dark with nothing to do.
 
2014-06-18 09:39:39 AM  

doglover: [fe391d5e875395beaa5c-4d0fcf8d315d40f305ee2ebb6c32f79c.r96.cf1.rackcd n .com image 800x475]

It moved.


Did you feel your knife move?
 
2014-06-18 09:44:02 AM  

GBB: MythDragon: doglover: [fe391d5e875395beaa5c-4d0fcf8d315d40f305ee2ebb6c32f79c.r96.cf1.rackcd n .com image 800x475]

It moved.


That's not a knife....THIS is a knife:
[www.naturalhealthsciencesofarizona.com image 400x262]

Someone knows how to play Knifey-Spoony


Mad Scientist: MythDragon: doglover: [fe391d5e875395beaa5c-4d0fcf8d315d40f305ee2ebb6c32f79c.r96.cf1.rackcd n .com image 800x475]

It moved.


That's not a knife....THIS is a knife:
[www.naturalhealthsciencesofarizona.com image 400x262]

I see you've played knifey-spoony before.


Beat me to it.
 
2014-06-18 09:44:17 AM  

dittybopper: Galloping Galoshes: Obviously they forgot that an amusement park is private property, not a government agency, and that "my land, my rules" applies there.

/In fact, if the park had phrased it that way, the family might have understood and not acted like fools.

Maybe, but maybe not.

I'm a big Second Amendment guy*, and I hate to have to say this, but not everyone on my side of the argument completely understands that the Bill of Rights is a limitation on government, not private individuals or corporations.  Now, "Public Accommodations" are somewhat limited in what they can and can't do (like discriminate based on race), but they can certainly require that you not carry weapons as a condition of entry.  Hell, they could require everyone to wear a silly hat if they wanted to.

*And First, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, etc. Amendment guy.


s.mlkshk.com
 
2014-06-18 09:44:55 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: 911Jenny: I've brought my knife places on accident. It's something I wear and put on without thinking.

I went to the courthouse. I hadn't planned on being there but was. I was wanded and frisked and let in. It wasn't til was sitting in the court room and scratched my clavicle area (I carry it in my bra) that I felt it and my face got bright red. Honest mistake.

Was going to the Morris County, NJ municipal building to the engineer's office once to pick up a check.  Didn't think/realize that the court house was part of the same building, had my pocket knife (swiss army!) on me.  Cops were really pissed off over that.   Thing is, didn't try to walk through security, conceal it, or anything like that.  At the metal detector I emptied my pockets, told the first officer that I didn't realize that it was a court house and asked if I could leave it with them and pick up on my way out and the dudes were STILL all pissed off about it.


I did that in 01 in the Union County courthouse. I had to go to the title office to get a transfer done. Didn't realize it was part of the courthouse. Was carrying my Gerber multi-tool on my side and had to go through the metal detector. One cop was super pissed, the other was just like "I get it. Its farm country. Pick it up on your way out."
 
2014-06-18 09:45:41 AM  
Nomad, sterilzations needed in aisle 5. Nomad, aisle 5.


www.startrek.com
 
2014-06-18 09:47:24 AM  

911Jenny: Misconduc: Wtf do you need a knife for at a theme park? reminds me of the ash holes that bring an Ar-15 to a Dairy Queen because "2nd Amendment!!!!!! Bush!!! Merica!!"

I've brought my knife places on accident. It's something I wear and put on without thinking.

I went to the courthouse. I hadn't planned on being there but was. I was wanded and frisked and let in. It wasn't til was sitting in the court room and scratched my clavicle area (I carry it in my bra) that I felt it and my face got bright red. Honest mistake.

It's a small pink handled Buck knife. The only time I brought something bigger with me was when a convicted murderer escaped a transport vehicle by my house. I start work at 10 pm and brought the Ka-Bar my brother got me for Christmas.

I then brought that into the police station but I work there so it was ok.

But had I been asked (at any place) to leave it in my car I would oblige.


I'm gonna need to examine this supposed knife IN the bra. Just to make sure its concealed properly.
 
2014-06-18 09:51:58 AM  
I used to have a pen knife on my keychain until Securitards at Six Flags confiscated it.  (Pro Tip-They really don't like keys, either.)

Of course, I don't go there anymore.
 
2014-06-18 09:52:30 AM  
www.dontevenreply.com
 
2014-06-18 09:54:46 AM  

Ker_Thwap: There's a third type. Just the average nice guy who

has no game to woo women.

/FTFY
// ;)
 
2014-06-18 09:57:33 AM  
I used to carry my Leatherman Wave with me everywhere I went - it's handy as hell. But, between airports, cops, and morons, the idea of having my personal property arbitrarily seized for no reason means that one of my favorite tools is "marooned" at home.
 
2014-06-18 09:57:43 AM  

bikerbob59: macadamnut: Some people really like jail.

Spent four days in jail once (don't ask).   Lost five pounds, not one phone call or text message.   I gotta tell ya, it was quite peaceful.


County?  Because Central Booking truly has nothing going for it.


/ 2/5 Stars, would try to find other accommodations, but the story telling can't be beat.
 
2014-06-18 10:00:02 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: 911Jenny: I've brought my knife places on accident. It's something I wear and put on without thinking.

I went to the courthouse. I hadn't planned on being there but was. I was wanded and frisked and let in. It wasn't til was sitting in the court room and scratched my clavicle area (I carry it in my bra) that I felt it and my face got bright red. Honest mistake.

Was going to the Morris County, NJ municipal building to the engineer's office once to pick up a check.  Didn't think/realize that the court house was part of the same building, had my pocket knife (swiss army!) on me.  Cops were really pissed off over that.   Thing is, didn't try to walk through security, conceal it, or anything like that.  At the metal detector I emptied my pockets, told the first officer that I didn't realize that it was a court house and asked if I could leave it with them and pick up on my way out and the dudes were STILL all pissed off about it.


Similar csb: Reported for jury duty, went through the metal detector just fine because I'd left my EDC in the car, but the guard pulled me because I'd forgotten about the Victorinox Swiss Card in my wallet, and the wires showed up on the x-ray machine (it has a flashlight on it).Even after demonstrating that it wasn't an explosive device, they still made me take it back to the car because "we ain't never seen nothin' like that afore."

/csb
//slashes like a letter opener!
 
2014-06-18 10:00:46 AM  

freetomato: pudgyv: You know, some of the biggest hicks aren't in the deep south. They're in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

/New Englander.

Swamp Yankees.


Indeed. It's not unique to any one state. You'll find them everywhere here in the north east.
 
2014-06-18 10:08:37 AM  
Yay!  Knife thread!

img.fark.net
My daily carry knife, a Gerber Hinderer.  Extra thick, blunt and rounded tip and blade intended for prying and extrication rather than cutting, serrated bottom 3/4 of the blade to cut through anything (except the patient), fold out seatbelt cutter and a glass breaker on the bottom.  And the icing on the cake, an oxygen wrench cutout on the other side of the handle.

img.fark.net
My camping knife, got it from thinkgeek.  It's decently sharp, has a firesteel that fits in the handle in a waterproof compartment, and a signal whistle.

img.fark.net
My "hiking through rough terrain" knife, a Ka-Bar Swabbie.  Yeah, yeah, I know, zombies, hurr-durr!  But c'mon, it's a mini farking scimitar made by Ka-Bar!  How farking cool is that?  And the bright green handles make it easy to spot at night with a flashlight if it gets dropped.
 
2014-06-18 10:09:26 AM  

vudukungfu: offacue: I like to dream around this site.  There are many.

This guy only makes 4 knives.
And I carry this one.

Know one ever knows I have it until I need to use it.

I give them to friends as gifts, too.


it is neat, but the description has a very stupid line about it being a great chef's knife.  No.  2.5in does not a chef's knife make.  I don't care how sharp it is.

That said, I may have to get one for my brother . . .

on a different note, the article gets points from me for using 'melee' and 'fracas'.  I would have given bonus points for 'brouhaha' or 'hullabaloo'.

and finally, my daily carry:

www.popsci.com

\\ okay. done.
 
2014-06-18 10:11:50 AM  

Another Government Employee: I used to have a pen knife on my keychain until Securitards at Six Flags confiscated it.  (Pro Tip-They really don't like keys, either.)

Of course, I don't go there anymore.


Thanks for the tip.  I'll have to take this off my keychain next time I go. Harbor Freight tools - a buck. Handy.

img.fark.net
 
2014-06-18 10:13:14 AM  
I carry a knife everywhere. a Kershaw clash. it is a tool, and COULD be used as a defensive weapon if the need arises. a Pencil is a tool, and could be used as a weapon to..
 
2014-06-18 10:16:44 AM  

dittybopper: The dumbass part was keeping the knives on the belt.  Just say "OK, sorry, we forgot we had them on", go back to the car, remove them from your belt, and put them in your pocket (assuming it's a folding knife)

Full disclosure:  I carry this model of knife with me everywhere I go:

[i98.photobucket.com image 800x600]

The only exception is when I have to go to family court or the Department of Social Services*, in which case I leave it in the car because you have to go through a metal detector.

That means I carry it to local amusement parks.  Into malls.  At my work.  In my son's school.  Everywhere.  It just sits in my pocket.  And everyone knows it, because if something needs to be cut, or a screw driven, everyone looks at me.

And on the rare occasions when I think that I might need a bigger knife, I carry one.  But I'm reasonably discrete about it.   The only time I'm not discrete about it is when I'm dress up for the primitive biathlons, but few people are willing to challenge a guy with a Mohawk, feathers and beads in his hair, and a knife with a deer-antler handle on his belt.  But then, I don't got to amusement parks or the mall dressed like that (but do go to restaurants and some stores).

*The distaffbopper and I are foster parents.


"You keep using that word..."
Discreet
 
2014-06-18 10:16:52 AM  

offacue: John Buck 41: Would love to get a William Henry or Chris Reeve someday. I go back and forth between fixed and folder. Currrent EDC is a Benchmade 510.

I've got a griptillian in steady rotation.  Smooth to flip open.  A little bulky though.  Can't wear a fixed here in Jersey.

/waiting for a flashlight thread


My kids gave me a solar/dynamo LED flashlight with a carabiner clip handle for Father's Day. It's not very bright (and kind of ugly), but I am ridiculously taken by it.

I want one of these:   http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001TS71NG/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encodin g =UTF8&colid=7B6HU1XH0QOU&coliid=I3W0870NA6XWNE
 
2014-06-18 10:21:34 AM  
I carried a pocket knife for forever.  I had two swiss army knives - one with just blade, can opener and bottle opener (and maybe reamer) and another with a few more.  I lost one and the second got confiscated from me at the airport when they started the new rules.  I think it's time to replace.  I'm thinking Huntsman II has the best combo of stuff I want without getting ridiculously big.  Anybody have recommendations?
 
2014-06-18 10:22:15 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: I wonder how they vote


First they sign the registry with an X then they have a poll worker read the names on the ballot out loud for them to choose from.
 
2014-06-18 10:26:08 AM  

Galloping Galoshes: Obviously they forgot that an amusement park is private property, not a government agency, and that "my land, my rules" applies there.

/In fact, if the park had phrased it that way, the family might have understood and not acted like fools.


More likely, they would have started yelling "MY KNIFE!  MY RULES!".
 
2014-06-18 10:27:22 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: I wonder how they vote


I wonder how they tie their shoes and feed themselves
 
2014-06-18 10:29:20 AM  

mekkab: Ker_Thwap: There's a third type. Just the average nice guy who has no game to woo women.

/FTFY
// ;)


Sure, and if they're looking for "game" that's what they'll end up with, for a little while at least.
 
2014-06-18 10:32:56 AM  

glmorrs1: Yay!  Knife thread!

[img.fark.net image 295x136]
My daily carry knife, a Gerber Hinderer.  Extra thick, blunt and rounded tip and blade intended for prying and extrication rather than cutting, serrated bottom 3/4 of the blade to cut through anything (except the patient), fold out seatbelt cutter and a glass breaker on the bottom.  And the icing on the cake, an oxygen wrench cutout on the other side of the handle.

[img.fark.net image 300x300]
My camping knife, got it from thinkgeek.  It's decently sharp, has a firesteel that fits in the handle in a waterproof compartment, and a signal whistle.

[img.fark.net image 621x189]
My "hiking through rough terrain" knife, a Ka-Bar Swabbie.  Yeah, yeah, I know, zombies, hurr-durr!  But c'mon, it's a mini farking scimitar made by Ka-Bar!  How farking cool is that?  And the bright green handles make it easy to spot at night with a flashlight if it gets dropped.


Time to spend more money. Hellooooo...Ka-Bar!

Heading back to eastern TN for a campout in the fall. Might accidentally drop in to Smoky Mountain Knife Works while I'm there.
 
2014-06-18 10:35:32 AM  
I don't carry a knife or a gun.  I just use my hands.
 
2014-06-18 10:36:46 AM  

Carn: I carried a pocket knife for forever.  I had two swiss army knives - one with just blade, can opener and bottle opener (and maybe reamer) and another with a few more.  I lost one and the second got confiscated from me at the airport when they started the new rules.  I think it's time to replace.  I'm thinking Huntsman II has the best combo of stuff I want without getting ridiculously big.  Anybody have recommendations?


I have a similar model (no hook) I've carried for almost 20 years.I use it for one thing or another daily. It's a little lumpy in a pocket, so I wear it on my belt. Nice everyday selection of tools on that one.
 
2014-06-18 10:36:55 AM  

JuggleGeek: Galloping Galoshes: Obviously they forgot that an amusement park is private property, not a government agency, and that "my land, my rules" applies there.

/In fact, if the park had phrased it that way, the family might have understood and not acted like fools.

More likely, they would have started yelling "MY KNIFE!  MY RULES!".


At which point the security guards yell "My taser, my rules".  Don't bring a knife to a taser fight.
 
2014-06-18 10:37:31 AM  

chuggernaught: I don't carry a knife or a gun.  I just use my hands.


Kinda hard to cut nylon cord with that.
 
2014-06-18 10:41:35 AM  

Famishus: Carn: I carried a pocket knife for forever.  I had two swiss army knives - one with just blade, can opener and bottle opener (and maybe reamer) and another with a few more.  I lost one and the second got confiscated from me at the airport when they started the new rules.  I think it's time to replace.  I'm thinking Huntsman II has the best combo of stuff I want without getting ridiculously big.  Anybody have recommendations?

I have a similar model (no hook) I've carried for almost 20 years.I use it for one thing or another daily. It's a little lumpy in a pocket, so I wear it on my belt. Nice everyday selection of tools on that one.


I think I'm going to go with the Fieldmaster which is all the same stuff except phillips screwdriver instead of corkscrew.  I'm not a wine guy so that doesn't do much for me.  I am constantly running in the house to find the scissors or blade or trimmers when I'm in the yard so I look forward to having one again.  If nothing else I used to use the blade and the bottle opener constantly.
 
2014-06-18 10:41:58 AM  
I should start carrying this; it's totally legal in Georgia now (they changed the state law to allow any knife with a blade less than five inches to be carried without a permit, and no local laws can apply).

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2014-06-18 10:44:23 AM  

wildlifer: I carry a knife everywhere. a Kershaw clash. it is a tool, and COULD be used as a defensive weapon if the need arises. a Pencil is a tool, and could be used as a weapon to..


sex, sex as a weapon.

seventiesmusic.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-06-18 10:44:57 AM  
As backup officers arrived, the mother of the family faked a seizure, police said. She was examined by paramedics and released at the scene.

So . . . not their first public fight.
 
2014-06-18 10:45:19 AM  
I usually have my leatherman on me either in my pocket or my bag. I've lost count how many times I have used it at work. The only issue I've ever had was when I had it on my belt and one of our clients thought I had a gun. She almost called the police on me, she was a tad paranoid and I avoided her at all costs, but one of the nice african american gentlemen I worked with just loved farking with her racist paranoid ass any chance he got.
 
2014-06-18 10:46:00 AM  

escherblacksmith: No.  2.5in does not a chef's knife make.


Correct.
It does make a baitching paring knife in a pinch.
I can use it for steaks, too.
Mostly, I use it for apples and lemons at work.
 
2014-06-18 10:50:17 AM  

offacue: Knives, you say?  Got this for fathers day.   Spyderco Southard Folder.  (she paid about half that much)


$200 for a piece of sharp steel? Guess she paid extra for the cool description..."When the detent is overcome, the blade rotates on a special captive ball-bearing pivot system and snaps authoritatively into the open position." What the hell are you going to cut with that thing that makes it worth even the discounted price?
 
2014-06-18 10:53:19 AM  
I have a CRKT folding knife that I carry in my purse. I actually have to leave reminders to myself to take it out if I'm going on a plane trip somewhere, because I never take it out otherwise. I also have a Gerber fixed blade knife that I carry when I'm hiking/camping. My boyfriend got me that one for my birthday because he knows I like knives.
 
2014-06-18 10:54:40 AM  

Famishus: Might accidentally drop in to Smoky Mountain Knife Works while I'm there.


If you have anything you need sharpened, bring it with you.  Downstairs in the back, $1.00 per knife.
 
2014-06-18 10:55:49 AM  
YAY Knife thread!!

My fixed blade preference:
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Becker BK2 with Scandi grind

My neck and everyday carry:
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Becker Necker


I don't carry a "folding knife" because I carry one of these:
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Victorinox Swiss Army Tool
 
2014-06-18 10:57:21 AM  
I'm a sovereign citizen!!! I don't have to foller your rulez!!!
 
2014-06-18 10:59:24 AM  

MythDragon: doglover: [fe391d5e875395beaa5c-4d0fcf8d315d40f305ee2ebb6c32f79c.r96.cf1.rackcd n .com image 800x475]

It moved.


That's not a knife....THIS is a knife:
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i1.ytimg.com
 
2014-06-18 10:59:40 AM  

dittybopper: The dumbass part was keeping the knives on the belt.  Just say "OK, sorry, we forgot we had them on", go back to the car, remove them from your belt, and put them in your pocket (assuming it's a folding knife)

Full disclosure:  I carry this model of knife with me everywhere I go:



The only exception is when I have to go to family court or the Department of Social Services*, in which case I leave it in the car because you have to go through a metal detector.

That means I carry it to local amusement parks.  Into malls.  At my work.  In my son's school.  Everywhere.  It just sits in my pocket.  And everyone knows it, because if something needs to be cut, or a screw driven, everyone looks at me.

And on the rare occasions when I think that I might need a bigger knife, I carry one.  But I'm reasonably discrete about it.   The only time I'm not discrete about it is when I'm dress up for the primitive biathlons, but few people are willing to challenge a guy with a Mohawk, feathers and beads in his hair, and a knife with a deer-antler handle on his belt.  But then, I don't got to amusement parks or the mall dressed like that (but do go to restaurants and some stores).

*The distaffbopper and I are foster parents.


Wow, that knife was my favorite tool to carry when I was in the Navy. Are they still around? Forgot all about it.
 
2014-06-18 11:02:59 AM  

MyToeHurts: dittybopper: The dumbass part was keeping the knives on the belt.  Just say "OK, sorry, we forgot we had them on", go back to the car, remove them from your belt, and put them in your pocket (assuming it's a folding knife)

Full disclosure:  I carry this model of knife with me everywhere I go:

The only exception is when I have to go to family court or the Department of Social Services*, in which case I leave it in the car because you have to go through a metal detector.

That means I carry it to local amusement parks.  Into malls.  At my work.  In my son's school.  Everywhere.  It just sits in my pocket.  And everyone knows it, because if something needs to be cut, or a screw driven, everyone looks at me.

And on the rare occasions when I think that I might need a bigger knife, I carry one.  But I'm reasonably discrete about it.   The only time I'm not discrete about it is when I'm dress up for the primitive biathlons, but few people are willing to challenge a guy with a Mohawk, feathers and beads in his hair, and a knife with a deer-antler handle on his belt.  But then, I don't got to amusement parks or the mall dressed like that (but do go to restaurants and some stores).

*The distaffbopper and I are foster parents.

Wow, that knife was my favorite tool to carry when I was in the Navy. Are they still around? Forgot all about it.


I know I see them all the time at the Bill Goodman's Gun and Knife shows... I've never seen them in the surplus stores though...

I'd take a look at your gun shows and any surplus or "junk" stores in the flea markets... Those older guys that buy and sell older army stuff in the flea markets might be a good place to look...
 
2014-06-18 11:04:12 AM  
No knives allowed?
remindmagazine.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-06-18 11:09:59 AM  

Ker_Thwap: Prey4reign: This was formerly known as Tuesday at Great Adventure (aka Gangsta's Paradise).

True story.  My wife and I stayed at a bed and breakfast in New Hampshire owned and operated by a friend.  We got talking to the friend about how does she fit in her busy B&B schedule with anything approaching a social life.  She told us she gave up on finding a man in New Hampshire.  She said there were two types of men in NH:  super wealthy types who are either taken or gay; or some of the finest examples of worthless, knuckle dragging, never account for much drunkards or drug fiends known to man.

There's a third type. Just the average nice guy who isn't rich.  But we remind them of their dad or brother, we're financially responsible, so we don't have motorcycles, boats and expensive toys, so of course they want nothing to do with us.

/But, I'm not bitter!
//Much.


Protip: If you have to tell people you're a nice guy, you're not a nice guy.

*psst...I think you dropped your fedora*
 
2014-06-18 11:12:08 AM  

bikerbob59: macadamnut: Some people really like jail.

Spent four days in jail once (don't ask).   Lost five pounds, not one phone call or text message.   I gotta tell ya, it was quite peaceful.


I've done a couple of months in a county jail, and I've done four years in a catholic prep school. Jail was far superior; but I have carefully avoided return visits to either place, thanks very much.

/would not have done well in big boy jail though
 
2014-06-18 11:12:16 AM  

squirrelflavoredyogurt: offacue: Knives, you say?  Got this for fathers day.   Spyderco Southard Folder.  (she paid about half that much)

$200 for a piece of sharp steel? Guess she paid extra for the cool description..."When the detent is overcome, the blade rotates on a special captive ball-bearing pivot system and snaps authoritatively into the open position." What the hell are you going to cut with that thing that makes it worth even the discounted price?


LIke I said before.....Some people like nice pens, some people like nice cars or boats, some people like nice clothes, etc.  If you don't get it, you don't get it.
 
2014-06-18 11:15:06 AM  

hogger: No knives allowed?
[remindmagazine.files.wordpress.com image 400x264]


Had to wait nearly 3 pages for this!   Plus everyone knows you don't start a fight, you just go buy a gun!

www.imfdb.org
 
2014-06-18 11:16:36 AM  
So sad there's no video of the fake seizure.   I could see LOTS of animated-GIF potential...
 
2014-06-18 11:16:57 AM  

squirrelflavoredyogurt: offacue: Knives, you say?  Got this for fathers day.   Spyderco Southard Folder.  (she paid about half that much)

$200 for a piece of sharp steel? Guess she paid extra for the cool description..."When the detent is overcome, the blade rotates on a special captive ball-bearing pivot system and snaps authoritatively into the open position." What the hell are you going to cut with that thing that makes it worth even the discounted price?


It's not about the first cut hombre, it's how it makes the 300th cut that makes it worth the price...

Every sharp knife will cut once... It's what happens after that counts... not all steels are created equal, not all knifemakers can take quality steel and work it into a product that will last thousands of cuts with minimal sharpening...
 
2014-06-18 11:19:42 AM  

Rawhead Rex: I LOVE KNIVES...
Am currently wearing 3 right now as I sit in my office typing this crap.



You freak. Oh wait, did you say three knives? My apologies. I thought you were carrying four knives in the office and that would make you a weirdo, but it's perfectly normal to carry three knives on you. Doesn't everyone bring 2-3 knives to the office everyday?
 
2014-06-18 11:20:07 AM  

offacue: Famishus: Might accidentally drop in to Smoky Mountain Knife Works while I'm there.

If you have anything you need sharpened, bring it with you.  Downstairs in the back, $1.00 per knife.


Cool. I'll bring this one:

img.photobucket.com
 
2014-06-18 11:27:52 AM  

Rex Kramer - Danger Seeker: Rawhead Rex: I LOVE KNIVES...
Am currently wearing 3 right now as I sit in my office typing this crap.


You freak. Oh wait, did you say three knives? My apologies. I thought you were carrying four knives in the office and that would make you a weirdo, but it's perfectly normal to carry three knives on you. Doesn't everyone bring 2-3 knives to the office everyday?


I'm wearing 2 right now... 3 isn't inconceivable...
 
2014-06-18 11:29:08 AM  

offacue: squirrelflavoredyogurt: offacue: Knives, you say?  Got this for fathers day.   Spyderco Southard Folder.  (she paid about half that much)

$200 for a piece of sharp steel? Guess she paid extra for the cool description..."When the detent is overcome, the blade rotates on a special captive ball-bearing pivot system and snaps authoritatively into the open position." What the hell are you going to cut with that thing that makes it worth even the discounted price?

LIke I said before.....Some people like nice pens, some people like nice cars or boats, some people like nice clothes, etc.  If you don't get it, you don't get it.


Hear, hear. Everyone has things that they like that make other people go "WTF why would you spend that much money on that?" But, it's their money and they can do what they want.
 
2014-06-18 11:31:29 AM  

chuggernaught: I don't carry a knife or a gun.  I just use my hands.


agoldensky.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-06-18 11:33:13 AM  

CraicBaby: Ker_Thwap: Prey4reign: This was formerly known as Tuesday at Great Adventure (aka Gangsta's Paradise).

True story.  My wife and I stayed at a bed and breakfast in New Hampshire owned and operated by a friend.  We got talking to the friend about how does she fit in her busy B&B schedule with anything approaching a social life.  She told us she gave up on finding a man in New Hampshire.  She said there were two types of men in NH:  super wealthy types who are either taken or gay; or some of the finest examples of worthless, knuckle dragging, never account for much drunkards or drug fiends known to man.

There's a third type. Just the average nice guy who isn't rich.  But we remind them of their dad or brother, we're financially responsible, so we don't have motorcycles, boats and expensive toys, so of course they want nothing to do with us.

/But, I'm not bitter!
//Much.

Protip: If you have to tell people you're a nice guy, you're not a nice guy.

*psst...I think you dropped your fedora*


Apparently, I have to spell it out for you.  The woman who believes there are only two kinds of men in NH is an idiot.  There are many perfectly normal people in NH, (and elsewhere) in perfectly happy relationships, because they found someone nice, rather than someone who has game, is rich, is good good looking or whatever random attribute this woman values.
 
2014-06-18 11:34:32 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: dittybopper: The dumbass part was keeping the knives on the belt.  Just say "OK, sorry, we forgot we had them on", go back to the car, remove them from your belt, and put them in your pocket (assuming it's a folding knife)

Yeah guys, the smart thing to do here is to lie and completely disregard the park owner's policies so you have some means to injure or kill another human. In an amusement park.


Some of us might think that a pocket knife is simple tool, I like dittybopper go no where with out a pocket knife. And can be quite handy to have lots of reasons that have nothing to do with injuring or killing another human.
www.vicfan.com
/but then I know who the tool is in this thread
 
2014-06-18 11:35:01 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Close-set eyes. Pronounced supraorbital ridge. Slackness in the jaw. Flat ears.

These "people" never had a chance.


Nice to see that pseudo science discredited a century ago still has its fan boys.
 
2014-06-18 11:36:34 AM  
I've spent some time in New Hampshire (a lot less time in VT or Maine), more than I ever wanted to, and I'm not surprised by the actions of this family, nor am I surprised by the vacant look on everyones mug shot picture.

I'm sure the cities might be fine, but I've been out there were you have a lot of dirt roads. And you'll meet people, scary people, people who are just 1 missed state assistance check away from skinning you and packing away your body for Thanksgiving dinner.
 
2014-06-18 11:37:21 AM  

squirrelflavoredyogurt: offacue: Knives, you say?  Got this for fathers day.   Spyderco Southard Folder.  (she paid about half that much)

$200 for a piece of sharp steel? Guess she paid extra for the cool description..."When the detent is overcome, the blade rotates on a special captive ball-bearing pivot system and snaps authoritatively into the open position." What the hell are you going to cut with that thing that makes it worth even the discounted price?


Well... I do agree to an extent, as some things are just way over the top.. like Monster cables and such.. but at some level, it's a question of quality.

I got some kitchen knives that are worth a good deal, but I also plan to have them all my life, then probably the next several generations as they are made as close to indestructible as a knife can be.

For outside work, I have a carbon steel knife that was over 100$, but again... this knife could last forever and can probably cut through other knives.

Sure you can get decent quality under 100$, but only to an extent, you have to be very picky and lucky to get something of high end quality.

Just like headphones and such, there's a few levels that you check for..

1) cheap.. won't last, not very good overall.
2) mid-range, probably won't last a long time, somewhat decent.
3) good quality, should last for a while, decent to quite nice.
4) very good quality, should last a long time, nice to very nice.
5) excellent quality, should last close to forever, very nice, can be somewhat expensive, but deals can be found fairly regularly.
6) over the top, expensive like hell, and quality wise could be no better than mid-range, pricing is mostly due to brand/name.
 
2014-06-18 11:38:03 AM  

doglover: [www.fototime.com image 640x480]


I like that one, is it yours?
 
2014-06-18 11:41:10 AM  
My daily one is one of these.

i478.photobucket.com

Uses it almost everyday.. very compact, unbelievably handy, the flashlight and the pliers gets a LOT of use.
 
2014-06-18 11:49:48 AM  

imfallen_angel: squirrelflavoredyogurt: offacue: Knives, you say?  Got this for fathers day.   Spyderco Southard Folder.  (she paid about half that much)

$200 for a piece of sharp steel? Guess she paid extra for the cool description..."When the detent is overcome, the blade rotates on a special captive ball-bearing pivot system and snaps authoritatively into the open position." What the hell are you going to cut with that thing that makes it worth even the discounted price?

Well... I do agree to an extent, as some things are just way over the top.. like Monster cables and such.. but at some level, it's a question of quality.

I got some kitchen knives that are worth a good deal, but I also plan to have them all my life, then probably the next several generations as they are made as close to indestructible as a knife can be.

For outside work, I have a carbon steel knife that was over 100$, but again... this knife could last forever and can probably cut through other knives.

Sure you can get decent quality under 100$, but only to an extent, you have to be very picky and lucky to get something of high end quality.

Just like headphones and such, there's a few levels that you check for..

1) cheap.. won't last, not very good overall.
2) mid-range, probably won't last a long time, somewhat decent.
3) good quality, should last for a while, decent to quite nice.
4) very good quality, should last a long time, nice to very nice.
5) excellent quality, should last close to forever, very nice, can be somewhat expensive, but deals can be found fairly regularly.
6) over the top, expensive like hell, and quality wise could be no better than mid-range, pricing is mostly due to brand/name.


Don't be afraid to spend too much for a good quality knife, either. You don't want to worry that your knife is going to fail in an emergency.
 
2014-06-18 11:59:05 AM  

mark1mod0: I've spent some time in New Hampshire (a lot less time in VT or Maine), more than I ever wanted to, and I'm not surprised by the actions of this family, nor am I surprised by the vacant look on everyones mug shot picture.

I'm sure the cities might be fine, but I've been out there were you have a lot of dirt roads. And you'll meet people, scary people, people who are just 1 missed state assistance check away from skinning you and packing away your body for Thanksgiving dinner.


Who says they have to be missing any state assistance checks to do that?  There ARE some seriously scary backwoods critters walking upright here.  There was a town that was so bad, not even the state police would go there, either Greenville or Greenfield.  If somebody was murdered there, as long as it was local, nothing was done about it.  They took care of their own bee's wax there.  That's how it was in the '70s and '80s, anyway.  With the every increasing price and demand for developable land, it is possible that even they cashed out and started their own reality TV shows.
 
2014-06-18 12:06:54 PM  
Salem is Almost Massachusetts.   Its got a state liquor store, giant malls, and traffic.  All sales tax free.
 
2014-06-18 12:09:33 PM  
Ambivalence

Something tells me they are not new to the criminal justice system.

That sums it all up right there. I figure any neighbors they have are right pleased to live within shouting distance of them.

Seen this before. A family which just hates being told what to do by any form of authority and gets all obnoxious about it. White trash.
 
2014-06-18 12:10:04 PM  

danno_to_infinity: Who says they have to be missing any state assistance checks to do that?


when have you ever met any anti-federalist tea partying sovereign citizen that -wasn't- on public assistance?
/entitlements are bad. 'cept for ours.
 
2014-06-18 12:10:29 PM  

catmandu: ow in Yoopers and I will agree with you.


I think that depends on the Yooper.
/live in Marquette
 
2014-06-18 12:14:07 PM  

Ker_Thwap: CraicBaby: Ker_Thwap: Prey4reign: This was formerly known as Tuesday at Great Adventure (aka Gangsta's Paradise).

True story.  My wife and I stayed at a bed and breakfast in New Hampshire owned and operated by a friend.  We got talking to the friend about how does she fit in her busy B&B schedule with anything approaching a social life.  She told us she gave up on finding a man in New Hampshire.  She said there were two types of men in NH:  super wealthy types who are either taken or gay; or some of the finest examples of worthless, knuckle dragging, never account for much drunkards or drug fiends known to man.

There's a third type. Just the average nice guy who isn't rich.  But we remind them of their dad or brother, we're financially responsible, so we don't have motorcycles, boats and expensive toys, so of course they want nothing to do with us.

/But, I'm not bitter!
//Much.

Protip: If you have to tell people you're a nice guy, you're not a nice guy.

*psst...I think you dropped your fedora*

Apparently, I have to spell it out for you.  The woman who believes there are only two kinds of men in NH is an idiot.  There are many perfectly normal people in NH, (and elsewhere) in perfectly happy relationships, because they found someone nice, rather than someone who has game, is rich, is good good looking or whatever random attribute this woman values.


I've met women like that before.  They live a drama queen life, everything is a crisis, it is always somebody else's fault that their life is such a mess.  Men are constantly leaving them after an incredibly hot, heavy, sex-filled early relationship.  Or they stay but settle down into a dull unappreciative predictable b-o-r-i-n-g  and surprise, surprise...stable domestic situation.  Nobody has game forever, it always ends.  Then they have to start a new game if they want to still be a player.  Thus drama queen sustains her self-fulfilling prophecy.

/It's her, not the men
//well, mostly her.  yes, there is no shortage of idiot men to maintain her drama queen status.
///it boils down to being as happy as you make your mind up to be, and not expecting it to be made up by somebody else.

And on one last note, I hope that they charge that idiot mother for the full cost of the EMS crew for her fake seizure.  Pile it on, fark that stupid biatch.
 
2014-06-18 12:15:03 PM  

pudgyv: You know, some of the biggest hicks aren't in the deep south. They're in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

/New Englander.


Northern Maine too.

I'm pretty sure cousin, sister and wife are synonymous in some of those parts.
 
2014-06-18 12:16:41 PM  

CeroX: squirrelflavoredyogurt: offacue: Knives, you say?  Got this for fathers day.   Spyderco Southard Folder.  (she paid about half that much)

$200 for a piece of sharp steel? Guess she paid extra for the cool description..."When the detent is overcome, the blade rotates on a special captive ball-bearing pivot system and snaps authoritatively into the open position." What the hell are you going to cut with that thing that makes it worth even the discounted price?

It's not about the first cut hombre, it's how it makes the 300th cut that makes it worth the price...

Every sharp knife will cut once... It's what happens after that counts... not all steels are created equal, not all knifemakers can take quality steel and work it into a product that will last thousands of cuts with minimal sharpening...


From the (overwhelmingly glowing, I must admit) reviews of Sypderco products, it looks like it's Taiwanese Steel.  Shmeh.  Nothing special there.  If you wanna justify a 400 dollar, 3.5" blade you're gonna have to bust some really special steel out.  You'd think they'd talk about that in their description.  But frankly, their descriptions read like Bose speakers.

"Dynamic, 3-Dimensional Sound!  Immersive Auditory Experience!  Unparalleled performance."

It might be a great knife (probably is), but when I can go out and buy a Gerber Folder that will last for years of abuse for about $30, I cannot *imagine* what I'd expect out of a 400 dollar Folder.
 
2014-06-18 12:20:47 PM  
ITT: (microdicked)GUN NUTS turn out to be KNIFE NUTS as well.

What a surprise.
 
2014-06-18 12:24:49 PM  

BeesNuts: CeroX: squirrelflavoredyogurt: offacue: Knives, you say?  Got this for fathers day.   Spyderco Southard Folder.  (she paid about half that much)

$200 for a piece of sharp steel? Guess she paid extra for the cool description..."When the detent is overcome, the blade rotates on a special captive ball-bearing pivot system and snaps authoritatively into the open position." What the hell are you going to cut with that thing that makes it worth even the discounted price?

It's not about the first cut hombre, it's how it makes the 300th cut that makes it worth the price...

Every sharp knife will cut once... It's what happens after that counts... not all steels are created equal, not all knifemakers can take quality steel and work it into a product that will last thousands of cuts with minimal sharpening...

From the (overwhelmingly glowing, I must admit) reviews of Sypderco products, it looks like it's Taiwanese Steel.  Shmeh.  Nothing special there.  If you wanna justify a 400 dollar, 3.5" blade you're gonna have to bust some really special steel out.  You'd think they'd talk about that in their description.  But frankly, their descriptions read like Bose speakers.

"Dynamic, 3-Dimensional Sound!  Immersive Auditory Experience!  Unparalleled performance."

It might be a great knife (probably is), but when I can go out and buy a Gerber Folder that will last for years of abuse for about $30, I cannot *imagine* what I'd expect out of a 400 dollar Folder.


Gerber USED to be a good brand... most of it is made in China now... that being said, Ka-Bar has outsourced a lot of their knives to Taiwan because Taiwan was the only country that met Ka-Bar's forging and manufacturing standards. Not all Asian countries make poor products or cut corners...
 
2014-06-18 12:31:35 PM  

Ker_Thwap: Apparently, I have to spell it out for you.  The woman who believes there are only two kinds of men in NH is an idiot.  There are many perfectly normal people in NH, (and elsewhere) in perfectly happy relationships, because they found someone nice, rather than someone who... is rich


there, FTFY.  and yes, the woman is a golddigger.
 
2014-06-18 12:31:47 PM  
That's what I call a Family that Sticks together.

/happened in my home town.
 
2014-06-18 12:34:24 PM  
WtF is with this story's tags?

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, Huy Fong Foods, Interscope, So Happy
 
2014-06-18 12:35:53 PM  

hogans: Salem is not a place you want to dick around.  I've never seen a town with a bigger police presence; the cruisers circle the town like sharks, looking for every opportunity to pull over and ticket everyone and everything in sight.


Also the vampires.

/wrong Salem?
//they all look alike to me.
 
2014-06-18 12:48:16 PM  
Yay Knife thread!  I used to collect more of the novelty knives than the functioning ones, but still have my fair share of good knives.  Thanks to this thread though my wishlist is growing exponentially.

However, it is time for a "You're not helping!"/"Part of the problem" story!

My senior year of HS I worked at a grocery store as a stocker so always needed to carry a knife.  I would get in the habit of checking my pocket for a knife, and upon not finding one grab one off my desk.  At the end of the work day, however, the knife would usually end up in my coat pocket as I left to do something social not requiring a knife!  One chilly morning I threw on my jacket and went to school... anyone see where this is going?  When someone saw me pull out a knife and quickly put it away a school official was informed and I was called into the office and asked to empty my pockets... 7 knives later I had a hell of a time explaining myself.  The judge was very understanding though and only gave me a fine while the school just mailed me my diploma (had enough credits to graduate) and asked me to never return.  Good times!

/Couple teachers I saw later found the whole thing very funny.
//My sister, six years younger, didn't have a good time dealing with teachers that didn't like me much.
///Laugh and ridicule at your leisure, 12 years later I still deserve it.
//i e s!!
 
2014-06-18 12:51:09 PM  
While there's a lot of crazy in Vermont, when I read the article in this morning paper (I'm just 3 mi from Salem, and about 6 from CLP), I completely expected that the family would hail from Seabrook.

Seabrook (the part of town that isn't on the beach) - at least when I was a kid - had it's own "special" status of being the closest place where one could experience the inbreeding of Appalachia without having to travel that far.
 
2014-06-18 01:03:41 PM  

GoldDude: [l.yimg.com image 850x255]
Normally an IQ of 160 is genius-level.  But in this case, it is the sum total for the whole family.


Quite the optimist ain't ya.
 
2014-06-18 01:37:14 PM  
I have no idea what you're talking about, so here's a picture of Zdeno Chara riding the rooster ride at Canobie Lake

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-06-18 02:01:40 PM  

CeroX: 3 isn't inconceivable...


I knew a guy that carried 3.
One slipped when he was running to catch a bus.
Guess what?
Now he's ...
Inconceivable.
 
2014-06-18 02:02:47 PM  

vudukungfu: CeroX: 3 isn't inconceivable...

I knew a guy that carried 3.
One slipped when he was running to catch a bus.
Guess what?
Now he's ...
Inconceivable.


YEEEEAAAAAAAHHHHHHHhhhhhh!!!
 
2014-06-18 02:17:58 PM  

CeroX: BeesNuts: CeroX: squirrelflavoredyogurt: offacue: Knives, you say?  Got this for fathers day.   Spyderco Southard Folder.  (she paid about half that much)

$200 for a piece of sharp steel? Guess she paid extra for the cool description..."When the detent is overcome, the blade rotates on a special captive ball-bearing pivot system and snaps authoritatively into the open position." What the hell are you going to cut with that thing that makes it worth even the discounted price?

It's not about the first cut hombre, it's how it makes the 300th cut that makes it worth the price...

Every sharp knife will cut once... It's what happens after that counts... not all steels are created equal, not all knifemakers can take quality steel and work it into a product that will last thousands of cuts with minimal sharpening...

From the (overwhelmingly glowing, I must admit) reviews of Sypderco products, it looks like it's Taiwanese Steel.  Shmeh.  Nothing special there.  If you wanna justify a 400 dollar, 3.5" blade you're gonna have to bust some really special steel out.  You'd think they'd talk about that in their description.  But frankly, their descriptions read like Bose speakers.

"Dynamic, 3-Dimensional Sound!  Immersive Auditory Experience!  Unparalleled performance."

It might be a great knife (probably is), but when I can go out and buy a Gerber Folder that will last for years of abuse for about $30, I cannot *imagine* what I'd expect out of a 400 dollar Folder.

Gerber USED to be a good brand... most of it is made in China now... that being said, Ka-Bar has outsourced a lot of their knives to Taiwan because Taiwan was the only country that met Ka-Bar's forging and manufacturing standards. Not all Asian countries make poor products or cut corners...


I'm not going to pretend to know the ins and outs of modern steel supply chains.  Sure, Taiwan's making good steel.

I'm still pretty sure I can keep a 30 dollar Gerber sharp and servicable for a few years at least.  Maybe a 400 dollar (or even 200 dollar) folder is worth it for some people for some quality factor I'm missing out on.

Enjoy the knife and all.  Nice gift, nice knife.  I would never *ever* pay that much for a simple blade.
 
2014-06-18 02:24:30 PM  

ursomniac: While there's a lot of crazy in Vermont, when I read the article in this morning paper (I'm just 3 mi from Salem, and about 6 from CLP), I completely expected that the family would hail from Seabrook.

Seabrook (the part of town that isn't on the beach) - at least when I was a kid - had it's own "special" status of being the closest place where one could experience the inbreeding of Appalachia without having to travel that far.


I know exactly what you are talking about.  There's a family there that I shall not name (mostly because I've forgotten what it is but I might remember by the time I finish typing) that has quite the reputation.  A very knowledgable seacoast resident regaled me with many stories of their remarkable humanity and neighborly interactions with the fortunate residents who co-inhabit the area.  From what I've gathered, it has not improved much since the time ursomniac was a kid.

while attempting to google the family of imfamy, I found this

http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/New_Hampshire
 
2014-06-18 02:31:35 PM  

rumpelstiltskin: pudgyv: You know, some of the biggest hicks aren't in the deep south. They're in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

/New Englander.

Don't forget Massachusetts. 128 is like a moat around civilization. A leaky moat, but at least it's something.


True, but I'd put the line at 495.  Suburban creep, don'tcha know. In fact, the area between 128 and 495 is filled with a lot of suburban creeps.

/Grew up inside 128
//In Providence now.
 
2014-06-18 03:27:50 PM  

PreMortem: "I know mah rights!"- Steve

Also: As backup officers arrived, the mother of the family faked a seizure, police said.

I would have laughed at the whole incident, but I would've pissed myself seeing that.


whynotboth.jpg
 
2014-06-18 03:33:28 PM  

TheBlackFlag: Well that's handy, the whole family is in the system now for future reference.  How come it's the dumbest ones that have so many kids?


They nothing to do besides fark.
 
2014-06-18 04:15:45 PM  

CeroX: BeesNuts: CeroX: squirrelflavoredyogurt: offacue: Knives, you say?  Got this for fathers day.   Spyderco Southard Folder.  (she paid about half that much)

$200 for a piece of sharp steel? Guess she paid extra for the cool description..."When the detent is overcome, the blade rotates on a special captive ball-bearing pivot system and snaps authoritatively into the open position." What the hell are you going to cut with that thing that makes it worth even the discounted price?

It's not about the first cut hombre, it's how it makes the 300th cut that makes it worth the price...

Every sharp knife will cut once... It's what happens after that counts... not all steels are created equal, not all knifemakers can take quality steel and work it into a product that will last thousands of cuts with minimal sharpening...

From the (overwhelmingly glowing, I must admit) reviews of Sypderco products, it looks like it's Taiwanese Steel.  Shmeh.  Nothing special there.  If you wanna justify a 400 dollar, 3.5" blade you're gonna have to bust some really special steel out.  You'd think they'd talk about that in their description.  But frankly, their descriptions read like Bose speakers.

"Dynamic, 3-Dimensional Sound!  Immersive Auditory Experience!  Unparalleled performance."

It might be a great knife (probably is), but when I can go out and buy a Gerber Folder that will last for years of abuse for about $30, I cannot *imagine* what I'd expect out of a 400 dollar Folder.

Gerber USED to be a good brand... most of it is made in China now... that being said, Ka-Bar has outsourced a lot of their knives to Taiwan because Taiwan was the only country that met Ka-Bar's forging and manufacturing standards. Not all Asian countries make poor products or cut corners...


Lol wut? Pretty sure Ka-Bar still makes all of thier knives in the US. Can I get a citation for them outsourcing to Taiwan?
 
2014-06-18 04:41:51 PM  

glmorrs1: Can I get a citation for them outsourcing to Taiwan?


Here's a random one made in Taiwan.  Looks like the typical military full size jobs are still made here.  They are part of the dreaded Cutco now, truely the Bose of knives.  Not really bad, but not really good, but really overpriced.
 
2014-06-18 04:45:00 PM  

glmorrs1: Lol wut? Pretty sure Ka-Bar still makes all of thier knives in the US. Can I get a citation for them outsourcing to Taiwan?


https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=kabar+taiwan
 
2014-06-18 06:16:10 PM  

BeesNuts: some quality factor I'm missing out on.


If you like Gerbers, then yes, you're missing the whole damn point of knives in general.

Any edge can cut. That's not a problem. A good knife, though? That's a work of art.

Much like the real Mona Lisa costs more than a printed copy of the Mona Lisa, a handmade knife from a good bladesmith is gonna run a bit more than a mass produced factory blade, even though at first it appears there's about 90% overlap in utility.
 
2014-06-18 06:26:13 PM  

dittybopper: primitive biathlons


tell me more about this, please.
 
2014-06-18 06:32:35 PM  

serial_crusher: dittybopper: primitive biathlons

tell me more about this, please.


Upon googling, they seem to be a uniquely Vermont thing, but definitely looks fun.  Maybe I'll head to one if I'm ever in that area.
 
2014-06-18 07:33:11 PM  

serial_crusher: serial_crusher: dittybopper: primitive biathlons

tell me more about this, please.

Upon googling, they seem to be a uniquely Vermont thing, but definitely looks fun.  Maybe I'll head to one if I'm ever in that area.


Do it.
Snowshoes instead of skis.
Black powder instead of smokeless.

And you get to go to Robbie's Wildlife Refuge for drinks, if you are brave.
 
2014-06-18 08:20:49 PM  

John Buck 41: Currrent EDC is a Benchmade 510. 710.


FTFM
 
2014-06-18 08:38:05 PM  

danno_to_infinity: There was a town that was so bad, not even the state police would go there, either Greenville or Greenfield


Greenbush? I know a couple shady characters there. You WERE referring to Maine, right?
 
2014-06-18 10:01:54 PM  

JuggleGeek: glmorrs1: Lol wut? Pretty sure Ka-Bar still makes all of thier knives in the US. Can I get a citation for them outsourcing to Taiwan?

https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=kabar+taiwan


Dude, should have gone with lmgtfy.
 
2014-06-18 10:05:45 PM  

John Buck 41: danno_to_infinity: There was a town that was so bad, not even the state police would go there, either Greenville or Greenfield

Greenbush? I know a couple shady characters there. You WERE referring to Maine, right?


no, it was NH
 
2014-06-18 10:29:53 PM  

danno_to_infinity: John Buck 41: danno_to_infinity: There was a town that was so bad, not even the state police would go there, either Greenville or Greenfield

Greenbush? I know a couple shady characters there. You WERE referring to Maine, right?

no, it was NH


Okay, thanks.
 
2014-06-19 06:04:11 AM  

doglover: BeesNuts: some quality factor I'm missing out on.

If you like Gerbers, then yes, you're missing the whole damn point of knives in general.

Any edge can cut. That's not a problem. A good knife, though? That's a work of art.

Much like the real Mona Lisa costs more than a printed copy of the Mona Lisa, a handmade knife from a good bladesmith is gonna run a bit more than a mass produced factory blade, even though at first it appears there's about 90% overlap in utility.


Yeah, I guess I just think of a knife as a tool.  I can appreciate a nice blade.  But at the end of the day I'm not buying a knife to put on display.  I'm buying it to cut through shiat.  I wouldn't pay 400 dollars for a really artfully handmade screwdriver either.
 
2014-06-19 07:24:31 AM  
Ah white trash, making things interesting as long as I can remember.
 
2014-06-19 06:21:12 PM  

John Buck 41: danno_to_infinity: John Buck 41: danno_to_infinity: There was a town that was so bad, not even the state police would go there, either Greenville or Greenfield

Greenbush? I know a couple shady characters there. You WERE referring to Maine, right?

no, it was NH

Okay, thanks.


De nada.  Maine can be a very interesting place, for sure.  I worked there one summer at a gas station kiosk in Ogunquit, when I was employed by a FL-based chain.  I got sold on "It a laid back place by the ocean and the canadian chicks barely wear anything."  All riiiiight.  After I take the job, I tell people where I'm going.

"Ogunquit, huh?  Yeah, you might want to be careful when you bend over to open the floor safe."

"Huh, what?"

"Oh.  You didn't know that about Ogunquit, did you?"

"Not before just now."

I survived the summer.  The commute from Dover was a little long but doable.  The kicker was when I did my taxes for that year, no matter how many times I followed the instructions on the form, it just lead to a logical loop with no resolution and I couldn't get my out of state resident taxes back.  A few years ago, I read in the paper (a wood pulp publication that old people get daily) that a class action suit was being brought against Maine for purposely writing their instructions so that it was impossible for NH residents to reclaim their payroll deductions illegally kept by Maine.  It had been some 25 years after my summer on the shore, I wasn't about to even try to ask for anything since my records from those days are long since gone, but I did get a chuckle out of that.  It wasn't my imagination, Maine quite disingenuously gave New Hampshirites a middle finger on their taxes.
 
2014-06-19 06:22:00 PM  
Ooooh, knife porn.

My Tim Wright collection

i1100.photobucket.com


Warriors!
i1100.photobucket.com
 
2014-06-19 06:41:10 PM  

BeesNuts: CeroX: squirrelflavoredyogurt: offacue: Knives, you say?  Got this for fathers day.   Spyderco Southard Folder.  (she paid about half that much)

$200 for a piece of sharp steel? Guess she paid extra for the cool description..."When the detent is overcome, the blade rotates on a special captive ball-bearing pivot system and snaps authoritatively into the open position." What the hell are you going to cut with that thing that makes it worth even the discounted price?

It's not about the first cut hombre, it's how it makes the 300th cut that makes it worth the price...

Every sharp knife will cut once... It's what happens after that counts... not all steels are created equal, not all knifemakers can take quality steel and work it into a product that will last thousands of cuts with minimal sharpening...

From the (overwhelmingly glowing, I must admit) reviews of Sypderco products, it looks like it's Taiwanese Steel.  Shmeh.  Nothing special there.  If you wanna justify a 400 dollar, 3.5" blade you're gonna have to bust some really special steel out.  You'd think they'd talk about that in their description.  But frankly, their descriptions read like Bose speakers.

"Dynamic, 3-Dimensional Sound!  Immersive Auditory Experience!  Unparalleled performance."

It might be a great knife (probably is), but when I can go out and buy a Gerber Folder that will last for years of abuse for about $30, I cannot *imagine* what I'd expect out of a 400 dollar Folder.


Spyderco's Taichung, Taiwan knives use U.S.-made steel such as CPM S3OV AND CPM M4, both made by Crucible Steel.
One can buy a gerber folder and have it be perfectly suitable for his needs, but it will not retain it's edge as long as a steel like CPM S110V, S90V, M390,etc. Some people like a blade that sacrifices edge retention for ease of sharpening as opposed to cutting for days on end with massive amounts of vanadium carbides, yet needing a collection of stones/sharpening equipment to maintain them.
 
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