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4 years 10 weeks ago, 5:27 PM

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I've always carried Benchmade or Kershaw, but am looking for something different! Any suggestions, and why do you like it? Thanks!

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4 years 10 weeks ago, 7:07 PM

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Carry knife

What do you want to do with it?
Really.
I carry a kobalt from Lowes.
Holds an edge as good as any.

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4 years 10 weeks ago, 7:10 PM

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fixed blade

There's a lot of really great fixed blade carry options these days....

Staying under the TX legal limit and avoiding associated hassles like double-edged blades (the term or feature actually does not appear in the TX Penal Code) is a lot easier than it used to be.

The CRKT Bear Claw and Emerson LaGriffe are 2 good places to start. The ShivWorks Disciple and a couple of customs are EDC fixed blades for me. Spyderco also puts out a couple of great lightweight fixed blade utility knives.

Fixed blades will always be more easily and quickly deployed than a folder. During classes I sometimes make my guys do a ton of pushups or pullups, then hold their hands in a bucket of ice. This simulates some of the worst parts of adrenal stress and environmental conditions. Afterwards a lot of 'em stop teasing me about fixed-blade carry.

For strict utility use, my wife and I usually carry at least one small Spyderco. The ProVenator, Delica, and Tenacious are usually in the mix.

4 years 10 weeks ago, 9:40 PM

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Texas Penal Code Section 46.01
Daggers

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4 years 10 weeks ago, 9:53 PM

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can anybody tell me

i am going on a trip to ecuador with a christian organization. I have been contracted out to go with them to make sure everything goes as planned and safely carried out. I dont go anywhere without a blade. I carry a K-bar tactical knife around the ankle. I have concealed carry for Kentucky (where im from) but does anybody know what the regulations are in Quito Ecuador as far as carrying a knife around your ankle underneath jeans????

4 years 10 weeks ago, 10:31 PM

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Can you check with an Equadorian embassy?

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. (Mark Twain).
4 years 10 weeks ago, 10:33 PM

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good idea

thanks, i will try that

4 years 10 weeks ago, 10:59 PM

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Be careful how you ask the question, to avoid being put on their shit list and denied a visa.

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. (Mark Twain).
4 years 10 weeks ago, 3:17 AM

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I like the old adage, Don't take a knife to a gun fight.

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4 years 10 weeks ago, 7:39 AM

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dagger

Yup, and dagger is not defined in the Penal Code. Neither is "Bowie knife" (conceivably a Bowie knife, even smaller than the 5.5" legal length, would be verboten), stiletto, poniard, etc. Neither Webster's or the online Dictionary.com describe or define a dagger as double-edged.

They do a pretty good job of defining 'switchblade', but that's mainly since they follow a basic Fed guideline (same as barrel length of weps, etc.). The TX definition of armor-piercing ammo is ridiculously flexible and imprecise (the Fed/ATF guideline is pretty detailed).

As far as I am concerned, the TX Penal Code does not give an officer authority to arrest simply because a knife is double-edged.....but plenty of people go to jail for it, so it's something to consider if you're being practical about blade selection in Heaven (TX).

Re: Ecuador....I've had good luck overseas going 'armed' by openly carrying trade tools that are easily employed as weapons. On an archaelogical dig I carried a nasty 6" spade on my belt through airports and national monuments (with no recourse) after being told my 3" Spyderco was a 'weapon'. I'd bet an openly carried 'tool' would get you a lot less trouble in the Third World than a smaller (and possibly less effective) concealed 'weapon'. The Ka-Bar TDI series don't look the least bit 'toolish'. If Ecuador is like any of the other OCONUS places I've been, then a handy Us-currency cash bribe is also a standard EDC item.

I've also used hardware store rubber handle-dips to brightly color the handles of some of my preferred 'tools' to lessen the possibility that they will be viewed by local constabulary as weapons. I go nowhere unarmed.

4 years 9 weeks ago, 3:11 PM

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Carry Knife

I want somthing that will strictly be used for self defense, for those situations when a firearm is not legal. Txluckyguy mentions a fixed blade, I might have to look into that.

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4 years 9 weeks ago, 5:25 PM

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KaBar

The KaBar TDI is another good purpose built fixed blade....designed for av-joes with no specialized training, good blade, decent sheath, available in several sizes.

4 years 9 weeks ago, 5:41 PM

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Carry Blade

I carry my very own home made knife. I have several knifes from factories but I can gaurentee that my home made blade wont break as its mad from a sheet of 1/4 inch thick steel and I used a plasma cutter to cut it out,drilled 3 holse in the handle area put some nice stained wood on it with bolts grinded on it a bit and sharpend it. But it is a little rusty at the moment. time to sand and clean i suppose.

4 years 8 weeks ago, 10:26 AM

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My next knife purchase

is the Cold Steel Spartan. Can't wait.

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4 years 8 weeks ago, 10:35 AM

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4 years 8 weeks ago, 10:46 AM

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What's new Sam?

I see Gov. Brewer is at it again...haha! I love that lady.

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4 years 8 weeks ago, 11:02 AM

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Arizona passes law banning multilingual requirement for businesses
Ethel C. Fenig

Arizona did it again! Fresh from signing a law that reinforces a federal law giving police the right to ask a person stopped by police for an unrelated matter to produce papers proving the right to be legally in the US, followed by a law banning schools from teaching minority/ethnic studies courses advocating separatism, group superiority and subversion of this country, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (R) signed legislation affirming that nothing in state law requires businesses to provide "trained and competent" interpreters when a customer comes in speaking a language other than English. Assistant Attorney General Michael Walker said that has probably always been the law.

If it was always the law, why the need for this law? Because of a lawsuit of course. A unilingual Spanish speaking woman in Arizona was treated by a unilingual English speaking optometrist in his Arizona office. The woman's underage 12 year old daughter offered to be the interpreter; fearing legal, insurance and medical problems if the child misunderstood the optometrist refused, asking the mother and child to return with an English speaker over 18 or alternatively, visit some Spanish speaking optometrists. Instead, the Spanish speaker, whether legally in this country or not, understood enough of this country to file a discrimination suit against the English speaking optometrist. Refusing to settle, the optometrist finally won after the Arizona Attorney General took a year to decide no laws had been broken.

But the lawsuit and the trouble it caused the optometrist, Dr. Schrolucke, pushed him to reach out to Sen. John Huppenthal, R-Chandler, who agreed to sponsor what he called "clarifying language" to the state's civil rights law.

"Nobody should be treated like this," Huppenthal said. "It's a nightmare to go through this. He was drug through the mud by us."

Learning other languages, studying other cultures can be valuable, can be interesting but should not be a legal requirement for a person's business. Learning the language, studying the culture of the country of residence for an immigrant should be legally required for such public activities as voting and obtaining such government documents as a driver's license.

If the immigrant cannot or will not adapt and prefers to live in an ethnic ghetto that is the immigrant's right. But imposing the alien culture onto this country, expecting the host culture--the US 's--to adapt to the immigrant's culture by rule of law and suing to bring it about should be illegal.

Step by step Arizona is proving to be the little state that can!

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4 years 8 weeks ago, 11:03 AM

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We'll be around, sam.

I'm on leave from 1-10 Jun. We were going to the San Diego Zoo, but we'll probably end up staying around here to save money for my leave from 1-31 July. We went to Grand Canyon over the weekend, and HOLY SHIT, is that a big ass hole in the ground.

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4 years 8 weeks ago, 11:27 AM

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Pkato same old stuff, working around the bunker, installing mine field and more razor wire. New breed of pirranhas for the mote. that are immune to the flesh eating bacteria that I have in the water.

4 years 8 weeks ago, 5:49 PM

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Shakleford

I recommend the CRKT My Tighe

The blade is not as good as a benchmade, but it is only $70... I have had mine for 4 years since it first came out. The assisted open is nice and it holds well in the hand...

PS: We don't sell them, so I am not advertising, soliciting, or otherwise offering any products or services of any kind other than my opinion that it is a nice knife...

Best Regards TL “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” ---Aristotle Greek critic, philosopher, physicist, & zoologist (384 BC - 322 BC)
4 years 8 weeks ago, 7:07 PM

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piranhas

If you are using any known strain of necrotizing fasciitis (virus), then your piranhas should be fine. Being ectothermic (cold-blooded) the NF strains would not take hold due to the temperature changes (same reason snakes don't carry most of the ailments common to endothermic ("warm-blooded") animals).

The biggest problem you'll have will be commensal bacteria in the water competing with the NF, possibly UV, and temp changes in the water. I'd recommend another sort of microorganism altogether; in the short term there are many microbugs of various sorts that will be easier to maintain and will produce results just as debilitating. Bacteria would be simper than hosting NF.

Good luck with your moat! Fusarium mycotoxin deserves a hard look.

4 years 8 weeks ago, 8:20 PM

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