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Fake Spyderco on MSNBC

Postby spyderwa » Thu Oct 02, 2003 12:00 am

Here is a link about a air traveller that had a fake Spyderco,(Delica copy), that went through checkpoints 9 or 10 times.



http://www.msnbc.com/news/974613.asp?0cv=CB20



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Postby Simple Man » Thu Oct 02, 2003 6:57 am

"large knife", "formidable weapon"

I guess we live in a different would, huh?

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Postby spyderwa » Thu Oct 02, 2003 2:33 pm

If a Delica size is large and formidable, then what about a Military, or a Chinook? I think the media looks at any sharp edge as the equivalent of an AK-47. This wasn't even a decent knife, but rather a $2 ripoff. If it is sharp, then it must be evil. Have they not heard of knives as tools?
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Postby sven » Thu Oct 02, 2003 2:37 pm

i want to know what they'd think of my cold steel X2 voyager with its 6"bladelength....


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Postby SilverDragon » Thu Oct 02, 2003 2:58 pm

Well, at least the media didn't directly name who made the knife. But any knife knut can tell what they showed was POS ripoff.

It'd probably be more concerning that since they labeled this "large knife" as a "formidable weapon" all the mindless zombie sheeple will get it in their heads that anything that looks remotely like that knife would be considered "dangerous."

And knowing that most people don't have photographic memory and will tend to forget a few details, and how the human brain will try its best to compensate by filling-in-the-blanks, those same people, who are sheeple, may mistake our beloved serrated Delicas as that very "formidable weapon." ><img src="sad.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

Heck, the ball point pen I have in my shirt pocket can just be as "formidable" as that POS ripoff they showed. It all depends on the what the intent of the user/owner is.

Next thing you know, airport security is going to start confiscating crayons (could hide a needle in one) from kids and requiring women with long fingernails to trim them down before boarding the plane to "protect" us from harm.

But as it was said earlier, this world hasn't been the same.

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Postby Mr. Bombastic » Thu Oct 02, 2003 6:04 pm

Considering when Man was at its most primitive, the species managed to fell mammoths and sabre-tooths without the use of metals, how will it ever be possible to keep weapons out of planes?

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Postby Mr. Bombastic » Thu Oct 02, 2003 6:06 pm

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Postby leroys_45 » Thu Oct 02, 2003 9:15 pm

It's ironic that they called it a "large knife". Back in 1999, when you could still carry knives onto planes, I took a Calypso Jr. with me on a trip and didn't have the slightest problem. About 6 months later, I intended to carry a Blue Native with me, but was told I couldn't go through...it was too big. It just got sent in a small box as a piece of checked luggage. I guess perception is different.

Just thought I'd share a story from days gone by.

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Postby mac_heath » Fri Oct 03, 2003 10:14 am

I thought it was funny that a security official called the knife "borderline." It's a knife. If they are going to confiscate such things, that knife did not fall into any kind of gray area.

Then again, the security measures don't make me feel any safer anyways. I'd feel safer if I could carry my knife on board.

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