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Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Sun Nov 29, 2009 12:59 pm

I'm not sure I get the point. It doesn't lock in anything that resembles a short period of time, so how is this an improvement over a traditional folding/locking knife (or are those illegal in Germany too?)?
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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Sun Nov 29, 2009 2:14 pm

You can draw it quickly, but you should add a spring system to lock it, as you can't use it when it isn't bolted down yet.

It looks cool though.
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Unread postAuthor: DYI » Sun Nov 29, 2009 6:02 pm

I'm not sure I get the point. It doesn't lock in anything that resembles a short period of time, so how is this an improvement over a traditional folding/locking knife (or are those illegal in Germany too?)?


Look at 1:15 in the video. Would you stick around to see if it was locked after that? I know some of the more reckless sorts might, but I imagine this project is more for entertainment than for defence utility.

Nice clean design Joerg. How robust is the locking mechanism after it's fully tightened?
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Sun Nov 29, 2009 6:07 pm

OK, I'm following your blog now! :D
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Unread postAuthor: rp181 » Sun Nov 29, 2009 6:13 pm

me to :)
im not sure though, i was clicking buttons without understanding what they said....
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Unread postAuthor: STHORNE » Sun Nov 29, 2009 7:54 pm

that looks like a butterfly paper clip and a couple LONG rubber bands.

is it a good slingshot or something?
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Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Sun Nov 29, 2009 8:00 pm

DYI wrote:Look at 1:15 in the video. Would you stick around to see if it was locked after that? I know some of the more reckless sorts might, but I imagine this

Never bring a knife to a gun fight.
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Unread postAuthor: STHORNE » Sun Nov 29, 2009 8:03 pm

so its basically a switch blade?
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Sun Nov 29, 2009 8:08 pm

D_Hall wrote:Never bring a knife to a gun fight.

Better to have a knife in a gunfight than nothing...
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Sun Nov 29, 2009 8:16 pm

Yes, it's a good one. It's in his 1st video here. I think, I know I seen him shoot it.
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Unread postAuthor: STHORNE » Sun Nov 29, 2009 8:21 pm

I never really got into slingshots so i'll have to take your word for it
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Unread postAuthor: rp181 » Sun Nov 29, 2009 8:42 pm

you could always use a blade to deflect bullets :)

Nice design, i think you need to get your movement down though.
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Unread postAuthor: CS » Sun Nov 29, 2009 8:56 pm

Would a pull-pin be a legal improvement to a screw? Like psycix said.

Not that I'm apt to deduce combat scenarios, but it does seem a screw is quite a slow mechanism. And from what I can tell the speed of this mechanism isn't factored, just that it must require two hands.

BTW, fan of your obvious craftsmanship, appreciate that you keep us posted with new videos. Must say I won't register for your site though, it is a matter of something I call registration sprawl on the internet.
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Unread postAuthor: ramses » Sun Nov 29, 2009 9:24 pm

D_Hall wrote:Never bring a knife to a gun fight.


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iExBu8Rygnw&feature=related[/youtube]

'nuff said.
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Unread postAuthor: DYI » Sun Nov 29, 2009 9:25 pm

Never bring a knife to a gun fight.


Well if you were in a gun fight, an auto-locking blade wouldn't do you much good, would it?
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