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Hey TW! Lets see your knives!

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by twistax, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. Oct 6, 2014 at 1:23 PM
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    I would call. I thought automatic knives were legal here in CA to own, but not to use or carry. I'll have to look later unless someone has that info handy.
     
  2. Oct 6, 2014 at 1:24 PM
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    Sorry what? What the hell does that have to so with your blade failing immediately?
     
  3. Oct 6, 2014 at 1:25 PM
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    SMKYTXN If it can't be overdone it's not worth doing Vendor

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    Apparently they won't accept a return unless it's still brand new in the box. If you've used the knife they refer you to the manufacturer for warranty claims.
     
  4. Oct 6, 2014 at 1:36 PM
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    They should handle those returns for their customers. Must be nice. Does BHQ say that knife can only be sold to military or LE?
     
  5. Oct 6, 2014 at 1:42 PM
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    I agree. Guess I'll be buying from a different vendor in the future. Here's what BladeHQ says about their automatic knives.

     
  6. Oct 6, 2014 at 1:47 PM
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    Should be fine then with Protech, at least. That is really terrible customer service.

    Are ProTech's made in US?
     
  7. Oct 6, 2014 at 1:49 PM
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    Yes, ProTech is based in Artesia Ca.
     
  8. Oct 6, 2014 at 1:52 PM
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    You might check with Whit at USAMadeBlade.com in the future. Stand up guy, personal approach to business ownership and he supports American makers. Not sure if he carries PT, but he might be able to get it so far as what manufacturers meet his American made business model.
     
  9. Oct 6, 2014 at 1:56 PM
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    Note to self: Never ever buy anything by ProTech. Ever.
     
  10. Oct 6, 2014 at 1:57 PM
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    What blade steel is that anyway? If its 154CM..
     
  11. Oct 6, 2014 at 2:18 PM
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    Protech called me. The tech/builder hasn't seen a failure like this. I'm to send the knife to protech and they will send me out a new one. Curious to see what they say about the blade when they get it.
     
  12. Oct 6, 2014 at 2:19 PM
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    Yes, it's 154CM. What is the significance of that?
     
  13. Oct 6, 2014 at 2:35 PM
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    Seems like manufacturers have hard.time heat treating it. Benchmade has a fixed blade they make in 154CM and the name eludes me.. But a buddy of mine has broken 3 of them and not abusing them in the least, they fracture about 1/3 down from the tip and snap, all in the same place. Benchmade has made good on warranty replacements, but makes me question 154CM and heat treating issues causing blades to be way too brittle.
     
  14. Oct 6, 2014 at 2:45 PM
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    I've beaten the crap out of my BM950 rift in 154cm without problems
    he mustve been using that thing hard to break 3
     
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    It was his Nimravus. He's now stationed in Texas, I'll see if I can find the video of one breakage. He finished splitting the wood piece with a $12 stainless Mora without problems.
     
  16. Oct 7, 2014 at 7:12 PM
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    So I got a Kershaw RJ2 today...was given to me by another cop who no longer wanted it because it has a little surface rust on the blade around the hinge and right inside the handle in the same area

    Best option for cleaning it up?
     
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    Just discovered these on the web, I really really really want one now. They're a little pricey though. Made in Japan.
    [​IMG]
     
  18. Oct 7, 2014 at 7:28 PM
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    They have rust erasers you can pick up if you can reach the area or you can use vinegar, or Coca Cola.
     
  19. Oct 7, 2014 at 7:29 PM
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    some sort of soak would be best due to it being inside the liner...and being a spring assist...i'm hesitant to disassemble
     
  20. Oct 7, 2014 at 7:35 PM
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