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Legal here to have full auto or assist, but I don't buy into the whole good/bad people thing sorry. We all have both inside us. We all have the ability to control what comes out. A knife is a tool, I have screwdrivers that are more dangerous. Hell we can all move to NYC and protect ourselves with toothpicks and popsicle sticks! Who's with me!?
(sorry sarcasm runs through my veins.)
Going back to this older post, I don't think that's the way it's turned out. Assisted knives are more popular than ever, from the A/O Axis models to the 'Outburst' and others, the trend is moving rapidly in favor of these knive being accepted and more so as time passes. If you follow KnifeRights.Org, Doug Ritter's site, you'll find many states are in the process of rescinding antiquated fear based laws in favor of these knives we love to carry.
Ally Burnham said:
Ok so it assisted. And your right you can open buy pulling back the lock.
This same question was brought up in court in Indiana. They said that ALL assisted were auto. (under the law)
I think the down ward motion is opening the knife the required 33% to activate the spring. How many knives can you open with out using the thumb stud and doing a flick of the wrist?
assisted knives are on the chopping block as it is. Soon they will be illegal everywhere auto knives, if the courts have there way.
I don't think they should pull it they should just be aware of the problem.
I carry a Barrage 581BK
Love the spring assist.
Gets plenty of attention too.
Hello fellow benchmade lover. What you do is tighten the pivot screw and you will not be able to do so. under CA law
if you can open your knife like this its considered a gravity knife.But don't get upset just tighten the pivot screw and you wont have to worry
I would say assisted, because just releasing the axis lock doesn't activate the release of the blade, it must be pushed but of course it don't take much. The Austrailian customs consider it a assisted, which they still don't like anyway.
the Barrage is a awesome knife, the mini barrage in M 390 super steel is my favorite
Benchmades stand on this is Because of the way that the Benchmade assist-open knives are designed and built, they are NOT considered automatics or switchblades under Federal interpretation. , it is still recommended that the user research and verify the legalities in their own specific area.
I agree Chris , wish I could say it better DITTO!
Chris Stookey said:
One thing that politicians consciously ignore is the simple fact is that the human capacity for violence is inherent. Removing one perceived implement only results in people ADAPTING and using another. If a person is intent on committing an act of violence against another person, laws absolutely will not stop it from happening. However, there is a significant relevance in the difference between "good" people and "bad" people. While all of us are ultimately "capable" of violence, "good" people are much better at restraining themselves. "Bad" people are historically established as lacking the same degree of restraint. Additionally, laws only work on people willing to obey them. "Bad" people certainly won't cooperate with some silly politician's edict...so taking knives (or guns) away from law-abiding citizens ONLY serves to further empower those people who won't obey the laws. I, for one, will not empower criminals. If I am attacked, I'll defend myself to whatever extent necessary. If I have to run a Popsicle stick through some thug's eyeball, I'll do it!
Chris C. said:Legal here to have full auto or assist, but I don't buy into the whole good/bad people thing sorry. We all have both inside us. We all have the ability to control what comes out. A knife is a tool, I have screwdrivers that are more dangerous. Hell we can all move to NYC and protect ourselves with toothpicks and popsicle sticks! Who's with me!?
(sorry sarcasm runs through my veins.)
And my very first m390 SuperSteel knife! Mine does not open just by pulling on the lock, however. Awesome knife! Decent edge on it. I can get a better one on it, but this may be a collection piece since it was sent out of friendship by Terry Ray, who didn't like the fact that my first "Benchmade" was a knockoff. Absolutely love it! Thanks again, Terry! What incredible folks we have on this site!