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Old 26 January 2007, 09:52   #31
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Knife Amnesty ??? What the hell is a knife amnesty ???

As for the japanese blades, yeah they produce some amazingly great products. My Sister and brother in law hosted a Japenese student who's father was apparently a well known knife maker in Japan (I don't recall the brand). He gave my sister & BOL a couple of kitchen knives, and they hold an amazing edge.
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Old 26 January 2007, 12:08   #32
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The only option not mentioned are the new ceramic blades. They are VERY sharp and are reported to be durable. I only mention this because it was the only option not discussed.
Brittle, though. You don't want to be prying up a screw head with one (they're pretty pricey, too.)

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Old 26 January 2007, 12:12   #33
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I'm looking to purchase a high quality multitool, either one of the Leatherman models (either the Charge, Wave or Surge) or one of the Victorinox Swisstool models (either the Spirit or X) . I'll need to take a closer look at all of these at one of the local shops

Do you have the wave? If so how do you like it?
Check out the Gerber tools as well. I've got the small Model 400; been using it daily for about 5 years on whatever needs to be convinced to work. I like it well enough to buy a backup in case something happens to it.

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It's when our government tells us we're all violent criminals if we own anything other than a kitchen knife and we can hand them in without getting a life sentence.

I'm not exaggerating much either.
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Old 26 January 2007, 18:38   #35
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It's when our government tells us we're all violent criminals if we own anything other than a kitchen knife and we can hand them in without getting a life sentence.

I'm not exaggerating much either.
Tell me about it - I can just imagine all the criminals rushing to the Police station to hand them in....

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/5178720.stm

The Association of Chief Police Officers' Tony Melville thanked everyone who made use of the amnesty.
"Every knife that is taken off our streets is one that cannot be used to kill, maim or intimidate," he said

Of course there is nothing to stop you buying one at your local Tesco - it's a wonder Gordan Ramsey hasn't launched a new campaign for the "knifeless kitchen"!!!
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Old 26 January 2007, 20:39   #36
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Codders,

I read the Bolshevik Broadcasting Corporation (we have a Commie Broadcasting Corp. as well) article which told me about what a wonderful success the National Knife Amnesty (NKA) was. From the article, I was certain that Great Britain is only one, maybe two more NKAs away from becoming a crime free utopia. Yet you and Nos4r2 seem a little dubious about that, therefore I must recommend to the state that you both be given some 're-education'.

Seriously, how could people possibly think something so stupid and wasteful will make the slightest dint in violent crime? Whatever happened locking up the perps and throwing away the key?

Now to bring this thread back on topic (so JK doesn't turn it into splinter cell banished to the 'other stuff section' ), I looked at a few multitools today and was very impressed by the Leatherman Charge. It seemed extremely sturdy yet nice and compact. Will look at some others next week.
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I love my Letherman - thats the knife! not the handlebar moustached one from V. Peeps But I keep it safe in my dry bag clipped to a stainless grab rail. The thing that would bother me would be deep sixing it due to replacement cost. So el cheapo serated jobbies till I win Euro lotto.
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... not the handlebar moustached one from V. .
but that one was really... shiny!

I agree though, the Lman models are built much more sturdily than the Swisstools.
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