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When we first moved to AZ in 2001 I wanted to buy some auto knives as they were not allowed where we came from. I found Dave Reed (Goodstuff Knives) at a annual 3-Day gun show in PHX. He had 4 tables full of sharp cool stuff and one was this 1-piece frame stiletto auto - 1 of 100. It instantly deploys its 3.5" blade.







Over a 20 year period I bought a lot of varied blades from Dave.


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I like how it doesn't try to be fancy looking other than with the actual blade itself.



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I’m moving from Cali (where a knife can carry a stiffer penalty under certain circumstances than a firearm). I seriously want an OTF. Are they practical? Or am I just chasing something because I couldn’t have it?





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I’m moving from Cali (where a knife can carry a stiffer penalty under certain circumstances than a firearm). I seriously want an OTF. Are they practical? Or am I just chasing something because I couldn’t have it?


Yes and no. In some respects there really isn't much that it can do that any other knife can't, it's just as close to owning a light saber as one can get. But when my son was born I found that the ability to safely open and close a knife one-handed with just the motion of my thumb was vastly underrated and a god-send when holding a squirming toddler and needing to open a new box of wipes.



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One thing I have found with an OTF is that you need to carry it in a pocket (with or without using retainer clip) that you don't put change in. Seems that loose coins love to get lodged in the blade opening rendering the knife useless.


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That is a very cool looking knife - who is the manufacturer?
 
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Z06, I dig that Dave Reed. It's all business, no frills.

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I’m moving from Cali (where a knife can carry a stiffer penalty under certain circumstances than a firearm). I seriously want an OTF.


Me too.

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Are they practical? Or am I just chasing something because I couldn’t have it?


I think it will largely depend on the knife. A Frank Beltrame is probably not going to be up for much use beyond opening letters. A Hogue or a Guardian Tactical are probably where I'm going to start for looking into that question myself. I have a small assortment of Spyderco knives and find myself carrying the Manix 2 XL the most, and it's taken an absolute beating from me. I doubt I'll get to abuse an OTF quite like that, but I'm willing to find out.


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Do you have a url for David Reed?
 
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I haven't seen or talked to David since 2019. IDK if he is even in the business anymore.


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I’m moving from Cali (where a knife can carry a stiffer penalty under certain circumstances than a firearm). I seriously want an OTF. Are they practical? Or am I just chasing something because I couldn’t have it?


Yes and no. In some respects there really isn't much that it can do that any other knife can't, it's just as close to owning a light saber as one can get. But when my son was born I found that the ability to safely open and close a knife one-handed with just the motion of my thumb was vastly underrated and a god-send when holding a squirming toddler and needing to open a new box of wipes.


And the Bad-Ass Dad of the Year Award goes to…Smile


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