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#41
How to disassemble and maintain the CRKT Crossbones IKBS Pocketknife
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Published on Mar 28, 2019
Today, we're going take apart the CRKT Crossbones, a knife which has the IKBS (Ikoma Korth Bearing System), and which caught me off guard. So, grab a coffee, pull up a chair, and join me as I play with balls for twenty minutes.
 

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The CRKT Crossbones Pocketknife: The Full Nick Shabazz Review
Nick Shabazz


Published on Mar 28, 2019
Today, we're going to take a look at a knife with a great design and so-so execution, the CRKT Crossbones (based on the Jeff Park Bones Midtech).
 

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#43
How to disassemble and maintain the CRKT Titanium/M390 Crossbones Knife
Nick Shabazz


Published on Mar 28, 2019
Today, we'll take a look inside the Upgraded CRKT Crossbones, and find some mysterious substances, but mostly, just another Ti framelock.
 

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#44
The CRKT Titanium/M390 Limited Edition Crossbones: A Quick Shabazz Review
Nick Shabazz


Published on Mar 28, 2019
Today, we'll take a look at the good and the bad of the CRKT Upgraded Titanium Crossbones, a knife that's way better made than the original, but has one big sticking point.
 

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#45
Spyderco Drunken Disassembly and First Impressions
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Published on Mar 28, 2019
Today, we're going to take a look inside the newly released Spyderco Knives Drunken, for some disassembly and maintenance. Then, stick around for some first impressions of the knife.
 

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#46
How to disassemble and maintain the CKF Sukhoi 3 Pocketknife
Nick Shabazz


Published on Mar 30, 2019
Today, we'll take apart a very interesting knife, with an unexpected set of free bearings, the CKF Sukhoi 3.
 

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#47
The CKF Sukhoi 3 'Dominance' Pocketknife: The Full Nick Shabazz Review
Nick Shabazz


Published on Mar 30, 2019
Today, we're going to take a look at a very impressive, borderline dominant example of high-end knifemaking from CKF and Anton Malyshev, the CKF Sukhoi 3 'Dominance'.
 

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#48
The Spyderco Dragonfly with G10 Scales: A Quick Shabazz Review
Nick Shabazz


Published on Mar 31, 2019
Today, we'll do a little comparison between the Spyderco Dragonfly with FRN scales, and the same knife with G10.
 

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#49
Read more: https://www.ammoland.com/2019/04/gravity-knife-ruling-third-recent-win-against-new-york-disarmament-laws/#ixzz5jxSnrKze
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Gravity Knife Ruling Third Recent Win against New York Disarmament Laws
Ammoland Inc. Posted on April 1, 2019April 1, 2019 by David Codrea



This German FJM was designed not for fighting, but to help paratroopers free themselves from tangled lines (Jerryk50)

U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “[T]he gravity knife statute is unconstitutionally vague,” Judge Paul A. Crotty of the United State District Court, Southern District of New York, wrote in an opinion and order filed March 27. “The Clerk of Court is directed to…enter judgment in favor of the Plaintiff…and close the case.”

That case is Joseph Cracco, Plaintiff, vs. Cyrus Vance Jr., Defendant, in his official capacity as District Attorney for the County of New York. Vance, born into a family of elite political privilege, is a longtime opponent of the right to keep and bear arms who says national concealed carry reciprocity “is supported, I’m sure, by ISIS.

So what is Vance actually doing about ISIS?
“I’m concerned about a travel ban on Muslim countries,” he has claimed, while disingenuously “justifying” his demands to disarm Americans and insisting “We should be having a gun debate right now, in America.”

“I’m not a politician. I’m a prosecutor,” he protests, leaving unsaid why his office was “probed for dropping cases after lawyers made big donations” to his election campaign.

The gravity knife edict is every bit as ludicrous as Vance’s ISIS smear, especially as applied, which Reason points out is enforced “almost exclusively in New York City and nowhere else in the state”:

“A 2014 Village Voice investigation found that between 2003 and 2013, the NYPD made 60,000 arrests for alleged gravity knife possession. Eighty-six percent of those arrested were black or Hispanic.”​

That's curious because New York Democrats fight like hell to import more gang members like MS-13, who promise to reward them with even more blood to dance in and exploit. But it's easier to harass productive citizens who have no intention of breaking any laws, and doing so with subjective “tests” that are so vague and arbitrarily applied that compliance becomes a crap shoot.

It's “safer” that way, even when it turns out the hapless, disarmed citizenry did nothing wrong.

“The Village Voice reported in 2015 that New York City paid out nearly $350,000 in malicious prosecution settlements involving gravity knives over the previous five years,” that article elaborates. “In Cracco's case, he was returning home after work with his knife clipped to his pants pocket when he was stopped by NYPD officers … Cracco alleges that the officer who arrested him tried three or four times to flick open his pocket knife before finally succeeding.”

These guys really are jealous of their “Only Ones” status. Their interest is in maintaining an unchallengeable monopoly of violence, with Policemen's Benevolent Association head Patrick Lynch threatening:

“We need to make it clear that if someone lifts even a finger against a police officer, their life could be on the line.”​
That hardly bodes well for tolerance for gravity knives, and the March 27 decision is based on procedure rather than “shall not be infringed.”

“The Court recognized that the District Attorney must have discretion to prosecute or not to prosecute criminal matters,” Judge Crotty explained before announcing his decision. “The combination here, however, of a statute that does not specify how Cracco can identify a gravity knife and a practice of prosecuting possession of gravity knives in an unclear and inconsistent manner provides police and prosecutors ‘virtually unlimited’ or ‘unfettered’ discretion to enforce the gravity knife statue.”​

So look for the state to reword the infringement, not to stop infringing. Nonetheless, it’s a significant win inasmuch as this is the third time recently that New York disarmament laws have been ruled unconstitutional.

James Maloney, the attorney who won the gravity knife ruling, was also the lawyer who got New York’s nunchaku ban struck down as unconstitutional in December. And a similar ruling regarding New York’s ban on “electronic dart guns” and “electronic stun guns” was won in March by attorneys Alan Beck and Stephen Stamboulieh.


About David Codrea:
David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

https://www.ammoland.com/2019/04/gr...inst-new-york-disarmament-laws/#axzz5jxSP5yM5
 

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#50
How to disassemble and maintain the Boker GripLock Pocketknife
Nick Shabazz


Published on Apr 4, 2019
Today, we're going to do a partial disassembly of the Boker/G&G Hawk GripLock, and see what makes it tick.
 

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#51
The Boker Griploc Pocketknife: The Full Nick Shabazz Review
Nick Shabazz


Published on Apr 4, 2019
Today, we're going to take a look at a very interestingly designed knife from G&G Hawk, albeit one better suited to the collection than the pocket, the Boker Griploc.
 

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#52
How to disassemble and maintain the Real Steel G5 Metamorph Pocketknife
Nick Shabazz


Published on Apr 6, 2019
Today, we'll take apart an interesting little front flipper, search for phantom pins, and discover some interesting bearings, all as we disassemble the Real Steel G5 Metamorph V2
 

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#53
The Real Steel Knives G5 Metamorph Pocketknife: The Full Nick Shabazz Review
Nick Shabazz


Published on Apr 6, 2019
Today, we're going to take a look a knife that's got a slick design, but also a slick handle, the Real Steel G5 Metamorph
 

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#54
Nick's Guide to Automatic Knives
Nick Shabazz


Published on Apr 8, 2019
Today, we're going to talk about automatic (or "Switchblade") knives, and discuss the three most common types of automatic knives (Side-Action, and then Dual-Action and Single-Action Out-the-Front).
 

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#55
The 7 Best Kershaw Knives | Knife Banter Ep. 86
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Published on Apr 9, 2019
Kurt and Zach talk about the seven best Kershaw knives. Check out Kershaw here: http://bit.ly/2KirOjv

Knives in order of appearance:

Shuffle: http://bit.ly/2KjKFKY

Skyline/Skyline XL: http://bit.ly/2KlRGLB

Cryo: http://bit.ly/2KlRKej

Dividend: http://bit.ly/2KhZ8qO

Leek: http://bit.ly/2Ky9WBB

Launch 4: http://bit.ly/2KfnjWW

Blur: http://bit.ly/2Kk4B0x

Atmos: http://bit.ly/2Kh0bqZ

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#56
How to disassemble and maintain the Kizer Titanium Begleiter Pocketknife
Nick Shabazz


Published on Apr 11, 2019
Today, we'll take a look inside the new Kizer Titanium Begleiter, and find a free-spinning screw, but LOTS of internal milling to make it all feel OK.
 

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#57
The Kizer Titanium Begleiter Pocketknife: The Full Nick Shabazz Review
Nick Shabazz


Published on Apr 11, 2019
Today, we'll take a look at a really nice knife from Kizer, which shows that they're still in the game, the Begleiter in Titanium.
 

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#58
How to disassemble and maintain the Ruike P135 Pocketknife
Nick Shabazz


Published on Apr 13, 2019
Today, we'll take apart a knife that's pretty straightforward, although not quite straight-centered, the Ruike P135.
 

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#59
The Ruike P135 Pocketknife: The Full Nick Shabazz Review
Nick Shabazz


Published on Apr 13, 2019
Today, we're going to take a look at a very interesting budget-minded piece, the Ruike P135.
 

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#60
How to disassemble and maintain the WE Knives Deacon Pocketknife
Nick Shabazz


Published on Apr 19, 2019
Today, we'll take apart the WE knives Deacon, and you'll see me be #NotABrilliantMan several times over. But all's well that ends well, and this guy ends with a great action.
 

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#61
The WE Knives Deacon Pocketknife: The Full Nick Shabazz Review
Nick Shabazz


Published on Apr 19, 2019
Today, we're going to take a look at a knife that's amazing on two of three dimensions, the WE Knives Deacon.
 

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#62
How to disassemble and maintain the Monterey Bay Knives EZC Pocketknife
Nick Shabazz


Published on Apr 20, 2019
Today, we'll take a straightforward look inside a straightforward knife, the Monterey Bay Knives (MBK) EZC.
 

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#63
The Monterey Bay Knives EZC Pocketknife: The Full Nick Shabazz Review
Nick Shabazz


Published on Apr 20, 2019
Today, we'll take a look at a great little everyday too, the Monterey Bay EZC. Stick around at the end for a little update.
 

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#64
Nick's take on Bias in the Gear Review world
Nick Shabazz


Published on Apr 22, 2019
Today, join me as I service a few pocketknives, and rant a bit about the idea and sources of 'bias' in gear reviewing.
 

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#65
How to disassemble and maintain the Les George Knives VECP Pocketknife
Nick Shabazz


Published on Apr 25, 2019
Today, we're going to take a quick look inside the Les George Knives VECP Pocketknife, and muse about its future on the channel.
 

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#66
The Les George VECP v3 Pocketknife: The Full Nick Shabazz Review
Nick Shabazz


Published on Apr 25, 2019
Today, we're going to take a look at a knife that's a bit hard to find, but substantially excellent: The Les George VECP v3.
 

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#67
Size Comparison: Why I do size comparisons, and an announcement of a major minor change
Nick Shabazz


Published on Apr 29, 2019
Today, we'll talk a bit about size comparisons in my reviews, why I do them, and I'll announce a very small, major change to my size comparison lineup.
 

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#68
Only one knife for the End of the World
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Published on Apr 29, 2019
ESEE Junglas in Amazon https://amzn.to/2WlHAvq
Glock Knife in Amazon https://amzn.to/2LatTP1
Cold Steel Bowie Machete https://amzn.to/2GOGKRI
Mora Companion HEavy Duty in Amazon https://amzn.to/2XYzwkZ

Buy my book in Amazon "The Modern Survival Manual"https://amzn.to/2lX5TlB

"Bugging Out and Relocating" https://amzn.to/2Ld70Fa

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#69
How to disassemble and maintain the CRKT Pilar Large Knife
Nick Shabazz


Published on May 2, 2019
Today, we'll take a look inside the CRKT Large Pilar, to find washers that are slightly different in size, and struggle a bit to get things dialed in.
 

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#70
The CRKT Large Pilar ("Pilarge") Pocketknife: The Full Nick Shabazz Review
Nick Shabazz


Published on May 2, 2019
Today, we're going to take a look at a slightly larger and still pretty interesting variant of one of the more compelling small budget knives out there, the CRKT Large Pilar.
 

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#71
Best Pocket Knives Under $75 | Week One Wednesday Ep. 4
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Kurt and Zac talk about some of the best pocket knives under $75. Check them out here: http://bit.ly/2GTBKuL

Win the WE Malice: https://gleam.io/rbqKY/win-the-we-malice

Knives...probably not in order:

Spyderco Polestar: http://bit.ly/2V96vpJ

Civivi Wyvern: http://bit.ly/2Va92zK

Cold Steel Code 4: http://bit.ly/2V96BxB

CRKT Batum: http://bit.ly/2V5jloO

Gerber Pocket Square: http://bit.ly/2V6phxY

Kershaw Bareknuckle: http://bit.ly/2V9d37B

Kershaw Atmos: http://bit.ly/2VdOXJf

Boker Strike Auto: http://bit.ly/2VdPJG9

Boker LRF: http://bit.ly/2V8iqUS

Boker Mermaid: http://bit.ly/2V6y6rq

Victorinox Swiss Army Knife Compact: http://bit.ly/2V6ZLsl

Ontario RAT Model 2: http://bit.ly/2V8GvKZ

Kizer Mini Domin: http://bit.ly/2V6zHNW

Leatherman Sidekick: http://bit.ly/2VdQu1X

Kizer Mini Sheepdog: http://bit.ly/2VahoaQ

CRKT Caligo: http://bit.ly/2V6A2QI

Spyderco Delica: http://bit.ly/2VdQG1b

Civivi Plethiros: http://bit.ly/2V69IX3

Leatherman Free P2: http://bit.ly/2V5jZme

GiantMouse ACE Iona: http://bit.ly/2V97Lcr

WE Knife Syncro: http://bit.ly/2VbJ3rZ

Guardian Tactical Recon-035: http://bit.ly/2V5kbBY

Summit Knives Half Dome: http://bit.ly/2VaZFjq


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#72
The Serge Panchenko/G&G Hawk Orbit Pocketknife: A Quick Shabazz Review
Nick Shabazz


Published on May 4, 2019
Today, we're going to take a look at a really interesting, really well made, and really unusual knife from Serge Panchenko, Grant and Gavin Hawk, and Millit Knives, the Orbit.
 

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#73
Nick's Hopes, Dreams, and Desires for Blade Show 2019
Nick Shabazz


Published on May 6, 2019
Today, a quick note on Blade Show 2019, what I'm hoping's different, what I'm hoping to happen, and the logistics of gem hunting in large crowds.
 

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#74
How to disassemble and maintain the Ferrum Forge Pro Series Archbishop Knife
Nick Shabazz


Published on May 9, 2019
Today, we'll take apart a very simple pocketknife, made well, and I'll complain vociferously about the deviation of the new Star Wars movies from the existing canon of books. Because that's what I do.
 

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The Ferrum Forge Pro-Series Archbishop: The Full Nick Shabazz Review
Nick Shabazz


Published on May 9, 2019
Today, we'll take a look at a very interesting little knife, which is a re-working of a prior gem: The Ferrum Forge Pro-Series Archbishop
 

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The Spyderco Drunken Pocketknife: The Full Nick Shabazz Review
Nick Shabazz


Published on May 11, 2019
Today, we'll take a look at the Spyderco and Dmitriy Sinkevitch Drunken, a truly excellent knife, full of seeming contradictions.
 

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How to disassemble and maintain the ProTech SBR Pocketknife
Nick Shabazz


Published on May 13, 2019
Today, we'll take apart an interesting little automatic knife, the ProTech SBR.
 

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The ProTech Knives SBR Pocketknife: The Full Nick Shabazz Review
Nick Shabazz


Published on May 13, 2019
Today, we'll take a look at a very interesting little tool from ProTech knives, the ProTech/Les George Short-Bladed-Rockeye or 'SBR'.
 

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#79
Spyderco Paysan Disassembly and First Impressions
Nick Shabazz


Published on May 14, 2019
Today, we'll spend six minutes disassembling and maintaining this knife, and the rest of the time talking about what is one of the most technically impressive production knives Spyderco's ever made: The Spyderco Peter Rassenti Paysan.
 

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How to disassemble and maintain the Ruike P671 Pocketknife
Nick Shabazz


Published on May 16, 2019
Today, we'll take apart a pretty simple knife, which is eager to sing for you the song of its' people: the Ruike P671.