Neat thing about those Pacific Salts

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Neat thing about those Pacific Salts

Postby Vivi » Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:19 pm

They don't set off metal detectors I've been through.

I've carried mine into amusement parks, concerts, NBA games etc. Never set one off.

Obviously don't do something stupid with this info like carry one into court, but it's nice for a day at six flags or something.

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Re: Neat thing about those Pacific Salts

Postby The Meat man » Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:35 pm

That's weird. It certainly is a magnetic steel.

Good to know!
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Re: Neat thing about those Pacific Salts

Postby ABX2011 » Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:50 pm

Hmmm, interesting anecdotal evidence. I'm not convinced :)

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Re: Neat thing about those Pacific Salts

Postby RadioactiveSpyder » Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:50 pm

Not something to try at TSA checkpoints though, where you’re 50/50 going to be sent through a metal detector or those millimeter wave detectors (the ones where you raise your hands above your head). Good luck explaining that to them... ;)
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Re: Neat thing about those Pacific Salts

Postby Vivi » Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:51 pm

The Meat man wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:35 pm
That's weird. It certainly is a magnetic steel.

Good to know!
I have no idea why it happens. I may pick up a cheap metal detector wand and wave it over my pockets with different knives clipped to it.
RadioactiveSpyder wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:50 pm
Not something to try at TSA checkpoints though, where you’re 50/50 going to be sent through a metal detector or those millimeter wave detectors (the ones where you raise your hands above your head). Good luck explaining that to them... ;)
Yup, I only try this at places where I can walk back to my car and drop it off if need be. Flying I put a padlock through the spyderhole and toss that in my checked luggage.

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Re: Neat thing about those Pacific Salts

Postby cycleguy » Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:58 pm

I'm thinking the metal detectors were visual and not functional. I have metal detectors you run across the ground and they are incredibly sensitive, a knife blade would kick it into overload mode....

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Re: Neat thing about those Pacific Salts

Postby Bloke » Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:59 pm

Vivi wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:19 pm
I've carried mine into amusement parks, concerts, NBA games etc.
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Re: Neat thing about those Pacific Salts

Postby Tims » Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:11 am

Bloke wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:59 pm
Vivi wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:19 pm
I've carried mine into amusement parks, concerts, NBA games etc.
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Re: Neat thing about those Pacific Salts

Postby Marulaghost » Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:46 am

It could be that you can't heat treat H1 the way you can other steels

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Re: Neat thing about those Pacific Salts

Postby Cambertree » Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:27 am

Huh, that's very interesting, Vivi.

I just did some googling and apparently austenitic stainlesses like H1 are harder to pick up, due to low electrical conductivity and being non magnetic.

Some types of detectors can be tuned to pick up a response better, apparently.

This article claims that some 'high end stainless' is practically 'invisible' to detectors which use magnetism and electrical conductivity to pick up ferrous and non-ferrous metals:

https://detectingschool.com/do-metal-de ... ess-steel/

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Re: Neat thing about those Pacific Salts

Postby Cscottsss » Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:35 am

Interesting although I don't think I'll try it.......

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Re: Neat thing about those Pacific Salts

Postby Evil D » Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:51 am

I'd give it a try somewhere that I could get away with playing dumb like I forgot but not anywhere that it could get me arrested. I did accidentally carry a Military into a government building once that didn't have a metal detector or guards at the door but the guard at the front desk spotted it immediately. He was cool though and just asked me to put it in my car. I remembered my Glock but the knife is so second nature I forget it's there sometimes.
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Re: Neat thing about those Pacific Salts

Postby James Y » Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:58 am

The Meat man wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:35 pm
That's weird. It certainly is a magnetic steel.

Good to know!
Yes, H1 does stick to magnets, and thus is a magnetic steel. I say this, because in the past I've read posts from some people who have said that H1 is more akin to a 'glass' than a steel, which is incorrect.

I'd never tempt fate by trying to get it past a detector, though. Not worth the potential hassle for me.

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Re: Neat thing about those Pacific Salts

Postby Hopweaver » Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:00 am

Vivi wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:51 pm
.... Flying I put a padlock through the spyderhole and toss that in my checked luggage.
That's a great idea Vivi! The padlock is a definite deterrent to someone stealing it.
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Re: Neat thing about those Pacific Salts

Postby Hopweaver » Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:02 am

Vivi wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:19 pm
They don't set off metal detectors I've been through.

I've carried mine into amusement parks, concerts, NBA games etc. Never set one off.

Obviously don't do something stupid with this info like carry one into court, but it's nice for a day at six flags or something.
Did you remove the clip?
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Re: Neat thing about those Pacific Salts

Postby bearfacedkiller » Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:13 am

I am pretty sure metal detectors are adjustable. On the highest setting the rivets on your jeans will set it off and on the lowest setting it will take a handgun to set it off. It all depends on where they choose to set the sensitivity.

I forgot I had my BK14 around my neck once and walked through a metal detector in a government building without an issue.
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Re: Neat thing about those Pacific Salts

Postby JRinFL » Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:27 pm

If the metal detector is properly adjusted it should pick up an H1 knife. I would agree that they had the sensitivity set too low.
As an anecdote, I went to a major amusement park down here and on the morning visit I went through the detector without incident, later when we returned in the afternoon my watch set the detector off and I had to be wanded.
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Re: Neat thing about those Pacific Salts

Postby Freediver » Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:23 pm

Very interesting... years ago I carried a Pacific Salt in my waistband in the Philippines. We ended up going to a mall in Baguio City and I was a little nervous because they had security guards with metal detecting wands checking people before they entered.

They were not able to detect it, but my wife told me the wands were probably fake.

I definitely would not knowingly try to get one through a metal detector though.

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Re: Neat thing about those Pacific Salts

Postby ladybug93 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:41 pm

as much as i hate my freedom being trampled by people who are afraid of everything, i definitely don’t want to be caught “accidentally” carrying an almost 4” spyderedge knife in all black tucked into my waistband. “whoops” isn’t going to be very believable in that moment and the knife would appear even more murdery (in the words of mr. shabazz) because it would seem like i was trying to hide it.
i usually place my knife in plain sight. when security freaks out about it, i calmly have a conversation with them about freedom and how knives are tools before walking it back to the car. i don’t think it’s worth getting caught sneaking it into a place you aren’t supposed to have it.


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