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Postby Irish Lager » Thu Sep 14, 2006 7:15 pm

So who out there has taken a look at the Bi-Fold? If you ask me its pretty neat looking, and to top it off its a utility folder w/ 440c. Cant go wrong.
So what does everyone think?
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Postby SoCal Operator » Thu Sep 14, 2006 7:24 pm

I really like the idea, and the cool factor to me is off the charts. I'm just worried that it may be considered an auto in California. I don't know the blade length, or even if the design is technically an auto, but our state's knife laws do worry me. :( I'd enjoy lending it to a friend and watching them try to figure it out. :p
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Postby Irish Lager » Tue Sep 19, 2006 11:28 am

SoCal Operator wrote:I really like the idea, and the cool factor to me is off the charts. I'm just worried that it may be considered an auto in California. I don't know the blade length, or even if the design is technically an auto, but our state's knife laws do worry me. :( I'd enjoy lending it to a friend and watching them try to figure it out. :p
i agree, thats what was so great about the meerkat, you could hand it to someone open, and see how long before they could close it.

i think the bi-fold is a neat idea, and i definately cant wait to get my hands on one.
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Postby cobrajoe » Tue Sep 19, 2006 12:16 pm

SoCal Operator wrote:I really like the idea, and the cool factor to me is off the charts. I'm just worried that it may be considered an auto in California. I don't know the blade length, or even if the design is technically an auto, but our state's knife laws do worry me. :( I'd enjoy lending it to a friend and watching them try to figure it out. :p
Same here, I love to watch the gears turn when someone tries to figure something out. Only thing is that half the people I hand my dodo to don't even open it all the way. :confused:

But even that's not as fun as my friend trying to close my crossbill the other night. She's not a huge fan of knives, but she does like to see how things are engineered and she is not new to the lockback. But the Boyle dent was really confusing her :D

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Postby dedguy » Tue Sep 19, 2006 12:25 pm

when i first got a Meerkat i did just that, hand it to a bunch of people open and watch them not figure out how to close it.
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Postby argyll » Tue Sep 19, 2006 6:13 pm

SoCal Operator wrote:I really like the idea, and the cool factor to me is off the charts. I'm just worried that it may be considered an auto in California. I don't know the blade length, or even if the design is technically an auto, but our state's knife laws do worry me. :( I'd enjoy lending it to a friend and watching them try to figure it out. :p
I don't remember the exact specs, but its small enough that even if considered an auto it would be California legal. You can look it up in a past thread on this forum.

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Postby fellyjr » Sat Feb 17, 2007 11:56 am

Irish Lager wrote:So who out there has taken a look at the Bi-Fold? If you ask me its pretty neat looking, and to top it off its a utility folder w/ 440c. Cant go wrong.
So what does everyone think?
J
I'll let you know when my Proto arrives next week. ;)
I couldn't hold it in any longer!! :o
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Postby rcbalt2 » Sat Feb 17, 2007 12:07 pm

[quote="fellyjr"]I'll let you know when my Proto arrives next week. ]

I'm now filled with jealousy. But as long as you take pictures I'll be able to live vicariously through you, so enjoy.
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Postby The Deacon » Sat Feb 17, 2007 12:49 pm

Almost certain to be considered an automatic here in NY, and there's no exemption for autos under 2" here. I'm guessing, based on the "Customs issues" with it which Kristi mentioned, that the Feds are taking a rather dim view of it as well.

It is an interesting knife, from a engineering perspective.
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Postby jaislandboy » Sat Feb 17, 2007 2:03 pm

[quote="fellyjr"]I'll let you know when my Proto arrives next week. ]

well Felly, u got a "proto" Szabofly u'd like to send my way? ;) :p
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Postby fellyjr » Sat Feb 17, 2007 2:38 pm

[quote="jaislandboy"]well Felly, u got a "proto" Szabofly u'd like to send my way? ]
I only wish, Brian. I'll let you know if one comes my way! ;) :D

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Postby Th232 » Sat Feb 17, 2007 5:26 pm

[quote="fellyjr"]I'll let you know when my Proto arrives next week. ]

YOU'RE GETTING WHAT!

And with the bi-fold legality issues, it may be some time before any of us get one (well, those who are legally able to have one).

Is a full review possible?
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Postby fellyjr » Sat Feb 17, 2007 5:34 pm

Th232 wrote:Is a full review possible?
As soon as I get it I will give a full report with plenty of pic's.........Now what did I do with that camera? :D

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Postby santiago » Sat Feb 17, 2007 7:31 pm

Irish Lager wrote:So who out there has taken a look at the Bi-Fold? If you ask me its pretty neat looking, and to top it off its a utility folder w/ 440c. Cant go wrong.
So what does everyone think?
J
I got to handle a prototype at last week's show here. Initially thought the opening method was a little too finicky but I was twirling it around and swinging the handle to my palm with very little thought and effort within minutes.

Incredible ergos on the thing. Fills the hand nicely and the blade extends out of the hand at a great cutting angle. Bear in mind I've got small man hands though :o

I personally can't wait to get one of these. Or three. It'd definitely see pocket time as my small folder if legal but even if I can't, it's a design and engineering marvel that I've just gotta have.

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Postby Mr Blonde » Sun Feb 18, 2007 6:29 am

A Proto that got away? Sal & Eric if you are reading this, it wasn't me! :D
I'm curious to see which version your proto is, do post pics; I'd love to compare to see how many different variations were shown to the public.


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Postby Harry White » Sun Feb 18, 2007 12:12 pm

lucky dog! can't wait for your review and PICS of the proto. let's hope it eventually sees the light of day, with the current legal issues holding it back.
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Postby Th232 » Sun Feb 18, 2007 6:59 pm

Is my vision shot to pieces, or has Felly deleted his post?

Hope you didn't get into any trouble by posting the info!
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Postby Irish Lager » Sun Feb 18, 2007 7:48 pm

santiago wrote:I got to handle a prototype at last week's show here. Initially thought the opening method was a little too finicky but I was twirling it around and swinging the handle to my palm with very little thought and effort within minutes.

Incredible ergos on the thing. Fills the hand nicely and the blade extends out of the hand at a great cutting angle. Bear in mind I've got small man hands though :o

I personally can't wait to get one of these. Or three. It'd definitely see pocket time as my small folder if legal but even if I can't, it's a design and engineering marvel that I've just gotta have.

-joel

I have to hope that your hands are similar in size to mine, and therefore it will fit me as well. i too have small hands, and have trouble w/ some of the larger models out there.
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