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These knives came into work the other day from the FAB defense group, I pulled them out of the box and started looking at them reading "letter opener" on it I laughed, these are clearly not made for just opening letters... They are solid plastic (Kinda like Glocks ;) ) but they are sharp as hell! I looked for them online and found something about the Israeli special forces using them to bypass metal detectors and thats clearly what they are made for.

So I had to get them for the hell of it.

Anyone ever messed with these or know anything about them?


Here's a picture.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v43/fatcat/P6090021.jpg
 

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a rather inconspicuous "letter opener" if i have ever seen one. looks like a damn combat knife!

never seen, never used, but i definitely want. you ship to calli, cat?
 

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dabuttkracken got some of those a few years ago - cant remember what happened to them though
 

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Nose Nuggets said:
a rather inconspicuous "letter opener" if i have ever seen one. looks like a damn combat knife!

never seen, never used, but i definitely want. you ship to calli, cat?
Im sure we can, Il see if theres any laws in CA about letter openers... ;)

I would think you could use it a few times as long as you dont snap it off in them.... Ouch.
 

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I would not buy one of those because it's intent is obvious to a 15 yr. old muchless an adult police or worst a jury member.

A similar item I've come to find out about recently is the 'Hideaway Knife' product line...



http://www.hideawayknife.com

They make them in stainless steel as well as titanium.
TI should be okay for walking through all but the most sensitive metal detectors but still get caught with this and it doesn't pass my would a 15 yr. old believe it's not a knife/weapon test.

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i would disagree with the TI metal detector testing comment

TI shows up just as well as steel - at least to the metal detectors i have been exposed to
 

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It doesn't for my watch, and it's huge & dense and has alot more metal to it than these knives.

I walk through airport/TSA detectors and those at courthouses wearing it and I get from no/zero reading to a minor but well within passable blip.
I've not been required to take it off to pass inspection but once, and that was because the TSA person noted it's size and insisted not allowing me to go through at all with it on. Commonly though operators will comment on it being so large and passing to which I then may explain it's Ti.

It's a full Ti case and bracelet with 100% nickel wire wound & stored inside it's casing. The caps on the ends of the casing where the nickel wire is stowed as well as the crown and bezel are made from stainless steel.



But...I wouldn't volunteer to be the test case to see if such a knif product would pass through a TSA or courthouse detection.

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Janq said:
But...I wouldn't volunteer to be the test case to see if such a knif product would pass through a TSA or courthouse detection.

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true that!



my TI watch and wedding band set off the TSA dectectors here in PHX




also - all the metal screws and pins in my kankles might had something ot do with it
 

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btw - nice watch!
 

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Yeah I forgot...my wedding band and old galsses (I got new ones last week) are Ti as well.
With all three worn I'd be well below the allowable limit for TSA (which seem to be relatively sensitive in setting) and at court nothing would happen at all.

Still though if you got caught with that on you, the Hideaway knife, the explaination interview might be quite intense.
Airport and court visits aside though it appears to be a handy little device thats easy to hide on ones person.

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Nope...not yet.
I'm just a fan of obscure and purposeful tech. :p

As a matter of fact though today I spent an hour reviewing specs and operations video with my wifes uncle comparing & contrasting the Bell/Agusta 609, Adam A500 & A700, and the Embraer Phenom 100.

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i remember seeing a ceramic knife several years ago that came in two versions. The civilian version had a metal spine and the military/police did not. I can only assume the strip was placed there for detection purposes. The only other explination I can think of is the increased durability of the spine for civilian market to increase longevity if dropped?


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