One day I was watching 24 when I saw that Jack Bauer, played by Keifer Sutherland, had the coolest knife ever. It was all black and with a press of a button a blade shot straight out of the handle until it was fully extended. I may not do many (ok, any) tactical things like Jack Bauer, but I knew that I needed to have that knife.
I searched all over the internet until I found the brand. It was a Microtech Halo Knife. Microtech is a US based knife manufacturer with an obsession for quality. Just before plunking down around $300 for a Halo I came across another model: the Troodon.
The Troodon has a slightly smaller blade, but the real difference is in the mechanism. The Halo requires a button press to extend the blade, but to retract it one must use two hands to pull back part of the handle of the knife. It's hard to explain, but the important factor is that it can't be retracted with one hand. The Troodon uses a flick switch on the side of the knife. Pressing it forward causes the blade to extend straight out, but pulling it back causes it to snap back inside with a satisfying click noise. Here's a video:
Cool, huh? I ordered the black on black Troodon and couldn't possibly be happier with it. The fit and finish are all top notch and simply holding the knife gives the impression that it's perfectly built. It was harder than I expected to move the switch, but a bit of practice makes it easy. I haven't done much with it other than open packages, but boy does it open those packages with style.
I should mention that even though they're seldom if ever used in crimes, these knives are not legal everywhere. That doesn't mean that they're not very easy to order, but you ought to check your laws first.
I bought mine at Blade HQ
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I was born and raised in a latino country, makes you think huh?...well maybe not, that would be SCARY.
I had to chime in. I've got a HALO 3, an Ultratech, and a Makora. Thing is very few people know what sharp really is. We all watch cooking shows and watch as they cut with precision and wonder why or 129.00 "pro" set in the kitchen doesn't do the same. Sharp is one of the things you pay for with microtech, scarey sharp. The spring in a halo won't punch through your hand but unlike any other otf... it will send you to the hospital for stitches. The Ultratech actually penitrates more than the others from just opening it, it with go threw a cardboard box or a towel. So, there is the truth.
Yeah, I had an OTF knife that I accidentally activated while I was scratching my chin with it. The blade came out with such force it pinned my tounge to the roof of my mouth! All could think of on the way to the hospital was how tis situation was just like when I bit into a BLT and ha forotten to remove the toothpick. Upon removing it the doctor was so impressed by the wickedness of the knife, he told me he would comp the medical treatment if hecould use it for surgery that night. I agreed. When it came time to return it in the morning, he refused. He baracaded himself in an air duct. SWAT was called. When they went to look fo him they found he had tunneled out of the hospital with my knife! How? He extended and retracted th blade thousands of time to in effect "jack hammer" his way through the concrete! All that he left behind was rubble and his initials in a boulder a mile away from the hospital.
I used to have a bit of an obsession with Zero Halliburton luggage. Look familiar? That's because bad guys in all the movies use the briefcases to hold their money and bombs. Over the years I kept buying these things, and usually traveled with a huge 26" suitcase as well as a matching computer case.
I still really like my Zero Halliburton suitcases, but they're somewhat unweildy. Two day trips don't require a hectare of packing real estate.
Plus, there was the allure of the carry-on only passenger. I never really understood how it worked before. How do people carry everything in such small suitcases? Is it really that much more convenient? What's so bad about checking bags? I was curious.
My workout was:
Pushups = Set 1 was 20 reps, set 2 was 13 reps
Assisted Pistol Squats - 2 sets, 5 reps each
Elevated Jack-Knife Press - Set 1 was 7 reps, set 2 was 4 reps, closely followed by tears
I decided to swap the negative upsidedown push ups with the elevated jack-knife presses. I did the swap because I don't think I was strong enough for the upsidedown presses.