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Old 08-28-2017, 10:11 PM   #81
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No you do not. I have one and have sliced the fuck out of myself many times just by reaching into my pocket and I have had it cut its way out of my pocket more then once.
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Old 08-28-2017, 10:39 PM   #82
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No you do not. I have one and have sliced the fuck out of myself many times just by reaching into my pocket and I have had it cut its way out of my pocket more then once.
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Old 08-29-2017, 09:46 AM   #83
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I've never had a benchmade open up on me when I didn't want it to.
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Old 08-29-2017, 09:54 AM   #84
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I've never had a benchmade open up on me when I didn't want it to.
I've had a problem... ONCE. Can't remember the exact details but I was reaching into my pocket and the blade was partially open and I sliced a small part of my finger. Can't remember the exact details but I want to say something in my pocket was to blame for partially opening the blade. Only time I've ever had a problem in 30 plus years of carrying some kind of folder in my pocket and it wasn't even an auto.
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Old 08-31-2017, 01:36 AM   #85
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Old 03-27-2018, 05:42 PM   #86
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I'll pick up a CLA and Infidel as soon as we get back to TX.
I wanted to get a jump on the move to Texas next week, and ordered a Phaeton and CLA to be shipped to my mom's address, so they are there waiting on me (I have zero patience). The CLA is still back-ordered, but fortunately or unfortunately Knife Center screwed up the addresses, and shopped the Phaeton to me here in Sacramento. (shhhhhhh) I'll be sure to pack it away with my stock Glock mags when I head for the CA border.

First impression is that it's got typical Benchmade quality, good weight and balance, but the lack of a safety makes me a little nervous, as the blade comes out forcefully enough to slice my leg pretty good if it were to in my pocket. The switch kind of acts as a safety in that it takes a decent amount of pressure to move it, and frankly, the knife isn't any easier to open than an assisted axis lock, even when new. It, of course, goes back in the pocket much quicker and with a single hand, so there's that. There's a little play on the blade when locked open, but nothing unmanageable, and the fun factor makes up for it.

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I wanted to get a jump on the move to Texas next week, and ordered a Phaeton and CLA to be shipped to my mom's address, so they are there waiting on me (I have zero patience). The CLA is still back-ordered, but fortunately or unfortunately Knife Center screwed up the addresses, and shopped the Phaeton to me here in Sacramento. (shhhhhhh) I'll be sure to pack it away with my stock Glock mags when I head for the CA border.

First impression is that it's got typical Benchmade quality, good weight and balance, but the lack of a safety makes me a little nervous, as the blade comes out forcefully enough to slice my leg pretty good if it were to in my pocket. The switch kind of acts as a safety in that it takes a decent amount of pressure to move it, and frankly, the knife isn't any easier to open than an assisted axis lock, even when new. It, of course, goes back in the pocket much quicker and with a single hand, so there's that. There's a little play on the blade when locked open, but nothing unmanageable, and the fun factor makes up for it.

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Old 03-27-2018, 07:38 PM   #88
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Hmmm, to fuck with A-Aron or not...? Hmmmm. Should we report you to the Kali POPO so you can get a free colonoscopy before you leave?!
I looked into it again, and the lack of legality revolves around carry, they aren't illegal to own. Even in the highly unlikely event I am thoroughly searched at the border, I'm good so long as it's in the trunk, or in this case, trailer. Thanks for your concern.

Same as it's always been, but when I looked into it a few years ago, I didn't feel like parting with $400 for a knife I'd be afraid to forget was in my pocket.

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So my $0.02 is to not waste the extra money on an auto folder, at least with the Benchmade's, their assisted axis locks perform as well as this new CLA. Ever so slightly less effort to engage and disengage the blade on the auto, but not worth the premium they ask IMO. Given a little time, I could massage an assisted version to require less force actually.

I'm diggin' the OTF though, has been super convenient during the move, as I've been breaking down a bunch of boxes, and the one-handed action made it do much quicker.
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So my $0.02 is to not waste the extra money on an auto folder, at least with the Benchmade's, their assisted axis locks perform as well as this new CLA. Ever so slightly less effort to engage and disengage the blade on the auto, but not worth the premium they ask IMO. Given a little time, I could massage an assisted version to require less force actually.

I'm diggin' the OTF though, has been super convenient during the move, as I've been breaking down a bunch of boxes, and the one-handed action made it do much quicker.
Agreed unless you just want an expensive toy. I have both a Benchmade and a Spyderco Auto and the speed/convenience does not justify the extra cost IMO. It's really not that much slower using a regular folder (especially an assisted) over an auto plus you don't have to worry about carry in states that do not allow auto's (which is really stupid IMO).

Fortunately I bought both of these used so it didn't hurt the pocketbook as much. Definitely does have the bling factor when you use one around your friends though I still want an OTF and looking for a deal on an Infidel or maybe a Microtec.
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