Discussion in 'EXPAT Knives®' started by Expat, Jun 2, 2017.
Picture this in 1095 w/black oxide finish & G10 scales
I think the Libertariat must be plastic. I bought two, one for myself and one as a secret Santa gift for a grandson in a western state. The grandson decided to surprise everyone and come back east for Christmas. He put the unopened secret Santa gift in the bottom of his one bag - a carry on and made it back here without any trouble. BOY was he surprised when he opened his gift. The Libertariat went back west via USPS.
If grandson had one of those stickers we could have saved money on postage.
Going to be taking a flight in a few days, I'm thinking I'll just try out Expat's advice and attach the Libertariat to the tag of my t-shirt. No way those people in TSA will find it there. They're TSA, not Mossad.
Warranty doesn't cover bail money and legal fees. Just to clarify...
Wait...the libertariat has a warranty too?
Off to y'all tube I go..."Using the Expat Libertariat with a steel baton to shape granite for my new countertops.."
Ya and those geniuses at TSA confiscated my drafting compass because the point was dangerous!!
I see you read "A Modest Proposal" how well does the seasoning go with long pork
My Libertariat arrived today. Edge could use a little love, and it's halfway through a couple coats of linseed oil right now, but man, it's a sweet tool and feels great in the hand. Seems like it would respond well to snap-cuts. More to come...
I have learned a number of things over the years operating X Ray machines/ Baggage Scanners and I can say that I am not terribly surprised... There is a real art to screening bags and it’s not something you pick up overnight either.... Being that it was around the holidays and the speed at which they are pressed to process passengers again not surprised.... Besides looking at the shape and knowing a few things I won’t mention I can see why it could have been missed possible even in a slow period BUT I wouldn’t reccomend anyone getting any ideas
What knife is that?
It looks like a Sargent Edged Tool (SET)
I'm surprised we haven't seen one of these with an etch job yet. Is there anything on the other side of the blade from the logo?
Can't etch the logo, there's no coating on the blade.
Can’t you etch the blade itself?
I ask because my Randall’s that have my name on them were said to have been acid etched into the blade. It looks like engraving to me though.
But once again, I know nothing about steel. Or knives.
Now I could be wrong, and if I am, someone correct me. But the only way I know to etch is either electrolysis, or chemical. And with both, you need to have a coating of some sort with a logo engraved into it. That way the only exposed metal is the logo itself, as both methods will destroy any metal it contacts directly. The coating protects the surrounding metal surface. Which is why some people will paint the cutting edge to protect it in case of any accidental exposure to either etchant.
I'm not arguing, I honestly don't know. But take a look at this. You'll have to scroll down to see "Name Etching". The picture doesn't do it justice. The name is DEEP in the blade. Like it is engraved but they call it etching. I'm wondering what they do exactly. I see y'all tape off areas. I wonder if they have some sort of machine that can block all the outside parts of letters and then they put some acid inside the letter portions?
Well this looks like it might be a crude example of how Randall knives does it. Never thought about tape and stamping or cutting in a logo or lettering. But I still don't know if this would be possible for the libertariat. The expat logo might be a little too much detail, for me at least. I'm so terrible at drawing, I can't even trace pictures!