Overheard on the net

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Overheard on the net

Postby randy » Thu Aug 18, 2016 1:32 am

From the comments section to this post on Roberta X's blog:

IMO, any adult human -- and most children past a certain degree of maturity -- ought to carry a knife. Otherwise you're just a chimp with a haircut.
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Re: Overheard on the net

Postby Rich » Thu Aug 18, 2016 2:51 am

That's why I carry a Victronics Swisstool and have a Leatherman Wave in reserve. If it didn't give the faint of heart conniptions, I'd strap on my K-Bar Bowie too. :?
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Re: Overheard on the net

Postby PawPaw » Thu Aug 18, 2016 3:58 pm

"chimp with a haircut". I like that.

I've been carrying a pocket knife since I was about 8 years old. My fourth grade teacher not only knew, but counted on the fact that every boy (and most of the girls) carried a pocket knife of some sort. When she had a package in the classroom, she'd ask to borrow a knife and fifteen boys would start digging in their pockets. Then, she'd critique the choices and judge the sharpness and maintenance of the instruments.

Make no mistake, Ms. LaCour would ridicule a student who showed up with a dull blade, a rusty hinge, or a dirty knife.

Times have changed just a little bit since the early '60s.
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Re: Overheard on the net

Postby MarkD » Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:05 pm

A few years ago my manager saw.me cutting open something with the mini multi tool I carry in the change pocket of my jeans, among other things it has a blade just over an inch long. She told me "Mark, we have a no weapons policy". She didn't know about the Kershaw Skyline in my pocket. Or the full sized multi tool in my backpack. Or the other full sized multi tool in my drawer.

I decided DADT was the rule.

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Postby HTRN » Sun Aug 21, 2016 10:52 pm

Better a chimp with a haircut, than spending $$$$$ fighting a ridiculous weapons charge.. :cry:
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Re: Overheard on the net

Postby Odahi » Mon Aug 22, 2016 2:16 am

I've noticed it too. There was a commercial on a while back, where the family gave the father a present. He had to use a pair of scissors to open the box. :roll: "Manly" guy, with a stubble-beard and everything. I work with some very smart and accomplished people, and of the 25 or so of us, only three of us have pocket knives. My friend Mike collects them, and carries a different one every few days. I have my little Old Timer, and I think Rick carries a Swiss Army Knife of some flavor or other. "City folks." :P
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Re: Overheard on the net

Postby 308Mike » Mon Aug 22, 2016 6:05 pm

HTRN wrote:Better a chimp with a haircut, than spending $$$$$ fighting a ridiculous weapons charge.. :cry:

If anyone is interested in helping change or fight some of the ridiculous knife laws in your state (or any other state), I suggest you check out an organization which is acting as the NRA for knife laws (and I'm a plank owner - one of the very first members).
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Re: Overheard on the net

Postby Greg » Tue Aug 23, 2016 1:04 am

MarkD wrote:A few years ago my manager saw.me cutting open something with the mini multi tool I carry in the change pocket of my jeans, among other things it has a blade just over an inch long. She told me "Mark, we have a no weapons policy". She didn't know about the Kershaw Skyline in my pocket. Or the full sized multi tool in my backpack. Or the other full sized multi tool in my drawer.

I decided DADT was the rule.


And yet the pen holder on every desk has a pair of scissors, and not the rounded tip 'safety' aka preschool scissors. And the office supply cabinet is full of box cutters.
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Re: Overheard on the net

Postby MarkD » Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:43 am

Greg wrote:
MarkD wrote:A few years ago my manager saw.me cutting open something with the mini multi tool I carry in the change pocket of my jeans, among other things it has a blade just over an inch long. She told me "Mark, we have a no weapons policy". She didn't know about the Kershaw Skyline in my pocket. Or the full sized multi tool in my backpack. Or the other full sized multi tool in my drawer.

I decided DADT was the rule.


And yet the pen holder on every desk has a pair of scissors, and not the rounded tip 'safety' aka preschool scissors. And the office supply cabinet is full of box cutters.


Not in my office, we have one pair of scissors in the whole office, and no box cutters. They're the weapon of choice of the 9/11 terrorists you know.

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Re: Overheard on the net

Postby Greg » Tue Aug 23, 2016 2:08 pm

MarkD wrote:
Greg wrote:
MarkD wrote:A few years ago my manager saw.me cutting open something with the mini multi tool I carry in the change pocket of my jeans, among other things it has a blade just over an inch long. She told me "Mark, we have a no weapons policy". She didn't know about the Kershaw Skyline in my pocket. Or the full sized multi tool in my backpack. Or the other full sized multi tool in my drawer.

I decided DADT was the rule.


And yet the pen holder on every desk has a pair of scissors, and not the rounded tip 'safety' aka preschool scissors. And the office supply cabinet is full of box cutters.


Not in my office, we have one pair of scissors in the whole office, and no box cutters. They're the weapon of choice of the 9/11 terrorists you know.


Ah that was my office, anyway. And my office was inside a Federal Reserve Bank. ;)
Those tend to be a little bit security conscious.

Here is MO I've been to a number of places that have 'no weapons' policies and prominent signs, etc. And it seems like half the people in there have knives clipped to their pockets or on their belts (myself included). Cause it's not a weapon, it's a basic simple tool.
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Re: Overheard on the net

Postby g-man » Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:56 pm

I specifically went out and bought a 'compliant' knife for carry while I was at work in the Pentagon. We were limited to a 2.5" blade, so I found a decent locking folder at Home Depot, and carried that. Outside work, I carry my Benchmade pretty much everywhere, vacations to visit my brother in NYC excepted.
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Re: Overheard on the net

Postby Precision » Wed Aug 24, 2016 3:00 pm

some would say I fit the profile of chimp with a hair cut regardless of my knife accessories.

My Benchmade goes with me everywhere. I don't even consider it. My two sons have fallen into that pattern as well. So much so that when the elder one flew down for mom in Hospice, he had to ditch it in the TSA trash. Completely forgot it was there. Its just part of him at this point. Pissed him off as it was his Best man Keepsake from a friend's wedding. I may buy him a replacement.


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Re: Overheard on the net

Postby Rod » Wed Aug 24, 2016 4:02 pm

The year before I retired from teaching, the teacher next door asked me if I had a can opener. She had some fruit for lunch. I pulled out my S&W Tactical knife and made short work of the can. Next day, I was called into the principal's office and asked if I had a knife. Said yep and showed it to him. He about had heart failure and told me to take it out to my car and never bring it back on campus again. Glad I didn't mention the pistol secured in my car, even though it's legal in Texas. THAT was one of the reasons my wife and I decided to retire.
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Re: Overheard on the net

Postby Termite » Fri Aug 26, 2016 11:20 am

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Re: Overheard on the net

Postby Whirlibird » Fri Sep 02, 2016 1:18 pm

Went to Disneyland recently.
It appears that a SAK is a weapon in their demented eyes.
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Re: Overheard on the net

Postby Windy Wilson » Wed Sep 28, 2016 5:23 am

I had a girlfriend who was creeped out (her words) by me carrying a Spartan Swiss Army knife, even though I only used it for socially acceptable purposes, including saving a pelican from a tangle of fishing line (a hook was caught in a wing) at the Malibu Pier.

I do like that Spyderco T shirt, "All God's Critters have knives", including the fairer sex with those long fingernails.
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