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  1. #11
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    I had jury duty last summer at the county courthouse. Had to do the standard pocket dump into the tray and then walk through the detector. Had my Heretic (wrapped in paracord and everything) with me, it went into the tray with everything else. The officer working the checkpoint took special notice of it. The conversation went like this:

    Officer (holding Heretic, looking closely at it): "What is THIS, is it a knife?"

    Me: "Nope, bottle opener."

    Officer (now with a big friendly smile on his face) : "Oh, haha, I used to carry one of those everywhere too. Don't do as much drinking nowadays though. Here you go" (handing it back)

    Me: "Thanks, have a nice day."


    I found that interesting, that even though he was immediately quite suspicious of it, all it took to make him accept it was stating matter-of-factly that it was a bottle opener. He didn't even give it second thought after that. Couldn't pull that off with a ceramic knife.
    - "When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers."- Ralph Waldo Emerson

    - We are what we do. You know who someone IS by what they DO. To do is to be...not the other way around.

  2. #12
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    I saw this article and immediately thought of this thread...

    https://www.scientificamerican.com/a...-s-super-wood/

    I'm not sure how pointy you could make this stuff, but I bet it would beat a #2 pencil by a good margin.
    "Public employee unions are an inherently seditious construct"
    "If you see something, say something... so we can call you a racist!"
    "Zen? Meh! Who needs it? All that effort to achieve nothingness and what do you got? Bupkis!

  3. #13
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    Sep 2014
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    if we are reverting to wood...American Hornbeam is my choice.

    once one opens their minds...everything is a weapon.

  4. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by Maine1 View Post
    if we are reverting to wood...American Hornbeam is my choice.

    once one opens their minds...everything is a weapon.
    Roger that!
    Everything is a weapon!

    Sent from BlackBerry KeyOne

  5. #15
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    Nov 2009
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    Get an old Bic fine point pen. The ones with the solid brass tip. Fill the barrel with epoxy glue. It will pass almost any search - and still write.

  6. #16
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    Non metallic knives are good for selling to guys who want a secret squirrel toy. There is nothing wrong with that. Lord knows I made a lot of cool stuff for guys who wanted it but were never going to use it. As long as you have buyers for carbon fiber letter openers, keep making what they are buying. It's good to be forthright and let people know that they don't fool a modern metal detector. Still, if you have buyers, make product.

    The custom knife world has created all sorts of cool, multi use "EDC" type tools. Lots of church key/ bottle opener/ pry tools out there. There is still room for more and you won't go wrong creating tools that people can carry with the potential that they can be used to cause trauma. The market for quasi discreet personal weapon/ tools is vast.

  7. #17
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    The Scribe as sold at OST goes from here to Germany without a second look.
    intro def. rifle, defensive rifle, M4 gunfighting,2xCRG, FOF,Vehicle Gunfighting, PSP, APSP, 0-5, Rifle Gunfighting ,CRG 0-5 Gunfighting, RGF-3,

    There are two types of libtards: those who wish to be ruled and those who wish to rule. Both are parasitic. In the end the first will be eaten by the second.

  8. #18
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    Jan 2010
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    I don't plan to board a plane or enter a courthouse with a purpose-built weapon. However, there are other places I go that have magnetometers where I do carry weapons if I can get away with it. For instance, they have elaborate screening at the local hospital where I sometimes have to go to visit people or pick up records. My retired Leo badge does not seem to impress them. They even temporarily confiscated my keychain knife.

    This is good information.

    The only penalty if caught, would be that they wouldn't let me in. My Cold Steel plastic balisong does not seem to alert them, and it is an awesome weapon.

    --ML

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