Are you tired of the stigma attached to "switchblade"?

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Are you tired of the stigma attached to "switchblade"?

Postby Fishtail Picklock » Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:44 pm

We all realize that the common nomenclature (in polite circles is "automatic" or "auto" knife). How many tire of the "evil" connotation attached to the word "switchblade"? :!: :shock: :x

I know I am.
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Re: Are you tired of the stigma attached to "switchblade"?

Postby Bill DeShivs » Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:31 pm

Most people these days don't even know what a switchblade is.
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Re: Are you tired of the stigma attached to "switchblade"?

Postby JerrBear » Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:49 pm

Fishtail Picklock wrote:We all realize that the common nomenclature (in polite circles is "automatic" or "auto" knife). How many tire of the "evil" connotation attached to the word "switchblade"? :!: :shock: :x

I know I am.

WHAT BROUGHT THIS ON?
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Re: Are you tired of the stigma attached to "switchblade"?

Postby dark2023 » Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:34 am

Where I come from (charlotte NC) no one really seems to care or notice as long as it's a side opener, OTFs sometimes get a weird look or a question but most people still assume that they are some kind of unique box cutter type system and rarely assume they are illegal.

The only people who have ever given me hell for having a "switchblade" were always over the age of 40, not making any judgements but I think hte younger generation does not have the same opinion of switchblades, probably because of less exposure. Even Italian stiletto style knives are generally assumed to just be expensive or rare, not "banned" or "bad"
This is the magic incantation congress uses to constantly violate the 10th Amendment - "...the manufacture, sale, transportation, distribution, possession, or introduction into interstate commerce of such shall be prohibited"

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Re: Are you tired of the stigma attached to "switchblade"?

Postby Fishtail Picklock » Mon Apr 06, 2015 7:48 pm

JerrBear wrote:
Fishtail Picklock wrote:We all realize that the common nomenclature (in polite circles is "automatic" or "auto" knife). How many tire of the "evil" connotation attached to the word "switchblade"? :!: :shock: :x

I know I am.

WHAT BROUGHT THIS ON?


It has been nearly 57 years since the Interstate Commerce Commission (and the Department Of Justice) banned the interstate mailing/shipping of "switchblade knives" to the general public, giving them the "forbidden fruit" status. The "sheeple" still gnaw on this "old bone" that has since been amplified by West Side Story and other lurid tales of gang violence involving the "thug knife from the ghetto.".

THAT'S "what brought this on."

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Re: Are you tired of the stigma attached to "switchblade"?

Postby dark2023 » Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:10 pm

It has been nearly 57 years since the Interstate Commerce Commission (and the Department Of Justice) banned the interstate mailing/shipping of "switchblade knives" to the general public, giving them the "forbidden fruit" status. The "sheeple" still gnaw on this "old bone" that has since been amplified by West Side Story and other lurid tales of gang violence involving the "thug knife from the ghetto.".

THAT'S "what brought this on."


Same reason my .380 Taurus TCP pistol that I like to carry on occasion is still called a "Saturday Night Special". Apparently because a pistol is small and inexpensive it must be somehow "EVIL"
This is the magic incantation congress uses to constantly violate the 10th Amendment - "...the manufacture, sale, transportation, distribution, possession, or introduction into interstate commerce of such shall be prohibited"

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Re: Are you tired of the stigma attached to "switchblade"?

Postby Rave » Thu Apr 09, 2015 6:42 pm

Telling it like it is. The ignorance of people concerning these knives,including LEO's that so
strongly condemn them is incredable!
I really wish a well connected attourney would take that original interstate lawto court and press it to the end! :x

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Re: Are you tired of the stigma attached to "switchblade"?

Postby Fishtail Picklock » Sun Apr 12, 2015 7:34 pm

"Saturday Night Specials" were primarily die-cast Zinc framed revolvers and pistols chambered in .22 l.r., .25 ACP and .32 ACP. While quite serviceable (for the short-term) their "service life" wasn't really designed to span decades, as are quality handguns. They were primarily to serve those of limited means, and save their life in the event of a personal attack at short range.
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Re: Are you tired of the stigma attached to "switchblade"?

Postby Fishtail Picklock » Fri Jun 26, 2015 7:02 pm

Let's face it, "ignorance is the lowest common demominator of the 'sheeple'". The 'sheeple' look to the Federal Government to tell them what is "safe" and how to let the authorities keep them that way. Since the Ladies Home Companion printed the article "The Toy That Kills" in 1950 the U S Government kept pushing legislation that volates the spirit of the Second Amendment of The Bill Of Rights

This infringement was "the beginning of the end".
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Re: Are you tired of the stigma attached to "switchblade"?

Postby Rave » Sun Jul 26, 2015 10:10 pm

Thanks for the info Fishtail,it's been a long time but the band keeps on playing the same old song. 8) :mrgreen:

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Re: Are you tired of the stigma attached to "switchblade"?

Postby Fishtail Picklock » Sat Nov 14, 2015 7:10 am

Same old tune, different choir & orchestra. It's all part of Federal Control, and hasn't a damned thing to do with personal safety or security. In fact, such infringements damage/hinder both safety and security!

Martial on for the right to self-defense and the security of both home and family.
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Re: Are you tired of the stigma attached to "switchblade"?

Postby Straydog 5247 » Sun Nov 15, 2015 10:32 pm

Bill DeShivs wrote:Most people these days don't even know what a switchblade is.


Yep !... I reckon "switchblade" is a baby boomer thing ! :D ....My grandsons didn't know what they were :shock:

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Re: Are you tired of the stigma attached to "switchblade"?

Postby wazu013 » Sun Nov 15, 2015 10:53 pm

Here's a good link to follow knife laws and current changes around the country.
http://www.kniferights.org/
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Re: Are you tired of the stigma attached to "switchblade"?

Postby daddyloko » Tue Nov 17, 2015 4:13 pm

Fellas, don't you think someone needs to do a serious video documentary of the master custom knife builders of the Switchblade community? I think video production would be less costlier than being published in a book. DVD and digital download can be easier to promote and be marketed at various venues. People really need to see the talents, labors and masterpieces that makes our hobby so cherishable and desireable. Maybe then, the stigma of the "evil" Switchblade can be put to rest. After all, If marijuana can be made legal and recreational, why not switchblades...

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Re: Are you tired of the stigma attached to "switchblade"?

Postby Bill DeShivs » Tue Nov 17, 2015 7:43 pm

Knife Rights is doing a good job. More states have legalized switchblades than have marijuana.
Automatic knives are commonly sold in many states that have restrictions.
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