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Bluesman 08-11-2009 04:46 AM

Ti Lite knives: Worth it?
 
I've seen tactical folders from Ti Lite; I want to see about getting one of their switchblade- style ones, which go for about $200 or 190 if you go for the less fancy one. Are they worth it? here's a picture of one:
http://www.warriorsandwonders.com/images/CS26SXP.jpg

Benning Boy 08-11-2009 05:19 AM

Depends on what you plan on doing with it.

Bluesman 08-11-2009 05:24 AM

well, mostly I want one just for the aesthetics, but I would like it to be one that functioned well enough for daily use (cutting packages, open letters, etc.). When I went to a party with some of my friends and someone needed to open a package, everyone else flipped out their knives while I just had a pocket knife.

Mark F 08-11-2009 03:21 PM

I bought my Ti Lite for less than $50 on the internet...


Cold Steel Knives, Ti-Lite with Zytel Handle CS-26SP

IGETEVEN 08-11-2009 03:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bluesman (Post 142432)
well, mostly I want one just for the aesthetics, but I would like it to be one that functioned well enough for daily use (cutting packages, open letters, etc.). When I went to a party with some of my friends and someone needed to open a package, everyone else flipped out their knives while I just had a pocket knife.

It is a nice knife and getting one for "daily use" and "general functions" as you mentioned will probably be fine, but as mentioned by BB, depends on what you plan on doing with it will fit that description. I do not know what state you live in and usually most knife laws prohibit carry of such pseudo-spring loaded items, and if stopped and found on you, LE can interpret the law as they see fit sometimes whether it is legal or not.

IMHO, if you decide to get one and carry it for "general purpose functions" I would not be advertizing the fact I carry one by whipping it out at a party or at a social gathering. Let the other guys whip theirs out. It is better to be on the side of caution AND discretion.

Jack

Benning Boy 08-11-2009 04:01 PM

IGETEVEN is correct. While the Ti Lite isn't assisted/auto, it will draw LEO attention.

Cold Steel products work as advertised. Depending on the steel of individual products, some will be sharp through quite a bit, but when they do get dull, they can be tough to sharpen unless you have some skill with that.

The Ti Lite, by design, isn't going to be a great workhorse knife, it will get uncomfortable performing heavy tasks for a long time. But for your purposes, should be just fine.

Bluesman 08-11-2009 05:25 PM

Duly noted. Money's a little tight at the moment, so I probably won't be getting one any time soon.

Benning Boy 08-11-2009 06:09 PM

I think maybe you're looking at the prices on their site, a common mistake. Not just with them, either. Most official knife sites list a suggested price for dealers.

The Ti-lite can be had, new, for about $60.

Shop around.

Dillinger 08-11-2009 06:15 PM

Ta Da - 1sks dot com

JD

Benning Boy 08-11-2009 06:33 PM

Good catch, J.D.

See, Blues guy, you can now walk into smoky Blues joints in the Delta, and if you run up on a Hoochie Koochie man, you will be ready, at a quarter of the cost.

Practice catching the quillion on the corner of your pocket, and your Ti Lite will be open in your hand before you finish your draw.:cool:

Everybody in the whole round world knows I'm him.:cool::cool:


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