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Old 02-26-2024, 05:33 PM   #11
mburr0003
 
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Default Re: The Classic Swutchblade

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Originally Posted by Kromm View Post
I've handled both folding and out-the-front switchblades, and would say that "expensive," "well-made," "solid," and "not cheap" wouldn't describe any of them . . . I'd hesitate to use one as a weapon.
Exactly. Outside of a balisong*, I wouldn't ever use a folding/retracting blade for combat.

If I did have to use one, it would be very carefully, careful cuts, no accidental backswings or parries, no stabby-stabby. And I own some very high quality "combat" folders that hold up exceedingly well to stress, but I still wouldn't want to test them with my fingees on the line.


* And even then, it would have to be from a knife maker I trusted as most balisong I've seen were cheap pieces of trash whose blade would snap if you look at them hard enough.
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