NRA knife made in China

'Got my new NRA knife today, which was my gift for starting my membership up
after a lapse of maybe 12 years or so, and for paying by credit card.
Actually, for re-upping I got a rosewood-handled multitool with a case and a
set of screwdriver tips that fit into the case. This one is pretty slick,
like a fashion designer's version of a Leatherman. The knife was for paying
by credit card.
It's a pretty little lockblade with a rosewood handle. It's a little rough
and gritty but I probably can smooth it out by pumping in some stainless
polish and working it open and closed for an hour or so while watching the
ballgame tonight.
On one side of the blade is etched "NRA - National Rifle Association" and
"Stainless." On the other side it says "440" and "China."
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Ed Huntress
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Ed Huntress
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Probably the same factory that makes Handgun Control, Inc's membership knives.
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Ignoramus30458
Ooh, weee. What do they look like? Serrated edge and a gut hook, I'll bet.
-- Ed Huntress
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Ed Huntress
Got a coffee mug from the Family Readiness Group people. As expected. made in china.
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Louis Ohland
I have to wonder about where the premiums are made for Society of Manufacturing Engineers membership.
-- Ed Huntress
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Ed Huntress
Oh, I think it was just a cost thing. Premiums like that are no more than tokens, anyway. It just struck me funny.
It is a nice looking little lockblade. I'll see if I can make something decent out of it. Too bad the "China" is stamped in. I could fix it if it was just a light etch. d8-)
-- Ed Huntress
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Ed Huntress
On Tue, 25 Sep 2007 18:31:20 -0400, with neither quill nor qualm, "Ed Huntress" quickly quoth:
So are you stating it this way due to guilt (from buying Chiwanese), or what, Ed?
Ah, that's what I should do with my rigging (nautical) knife. The hawkbill blade is mighty hard to open which makes it dangerous. Oil helped but a bit of lapping powder might be just the thing it needs.
Sad, huh?
-- Honor unto death, or at least unto discomfort.
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Larry Jaques
I had a girlfriend way back that was made in China. Nothing wrong with the quality, just the software. JR Dweller in the cellar
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JR North
Be careful what you use. I once made the mistake of using aluminum oxide flour and wound up with a loose hinge. I use Simichrome or a chunk of Dico stainless steel polish dissolved in some mineral oil. I've done this to pocket knives and other things, and it usually works fine. You need something hard, like the Dico ss polish, to cut anything at all, but it has to be very fine. If you use rouge, it probably will take you two days.
BTW, the Dico polish is better for stropping a razor edge than anything I've ever used, and I've used about everything.
Yeah, mostly ironic, though.
-- Ed Huntress
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Ed Huntress
Hmmm.... there's got to be some fun to be had the idea of designing an HCI membership knife. Let's see, it'll be a folder, it'll require you to wear a special ring with an embedded RFID chip to open, the blade will require serious effort to cut through soft butter.... this knife is, of course, banned in the UK as an offensive weapon.
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Joe Pfeiffer
I am envisioning a pink knife made from silicone rubber... With a packet of K-Y jelly included...
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Ignoramus30458
Heheheh Reminds me of the tape measure Miller Electric gave me for being one of the first 500 members of their newsgroup.
Miller of course with their giant proud to be in the USA kick send me a very nice 26 foot tape measure with a pottom momentary stop on top of the usual slider, Nice rigid easy to read.
Made in China
I still like the welder still like the tape measure I chuckled then moved on
Brent Ottawa Canada
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Brent
Haha! Good question.
-- Ed Huntress
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Ed Huntress
Yeah, that's even better. After all, the NRA was selling foreign-made rifles for most of a century.
-- Ed Huntress
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Ed Huntress
I pictured it as something really nasty, like a black metal-handled, skelatonized thing with a thumb loop, serrated blade, and a big gut hook on top.
-- Ed Huntress
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Ed Huntress
On Tue, 25 Sep 2007 22:01:35 -0400, with neither quill nor qualm, "Ed Huntress" quickly quoth:
I was thinking of using some of the green compound I got from Lee Valley. It's halfway between rouge and tripoli. Then I could use the power washer to thoroughly rinse it when done. I don't like loose hinges.
I wonder if that box of stainless cleaner I bought uses the same grit... I've never had aluminum rims so I've never needed Simichrome or Mother's. Most of the metal polishing I've done is either brass, unless you count the steel. I polish up my plane blades to within a gnat's ass of one-sidedness. Why, if I waved that plane blade around too fast, I'd split atoms. THAT's Scary Sharp(tm), folks. (Humor borrowed from the Wreck.)
Well, I just hopped on eBay and bought some MAAS polish that youse guys have been touting. I'll give that a try first.
Thanks for the tips and cautions, Ed.
-- Exercise ferments the humors, casts them into their proper channels, throws off redundancies, and helps nature in those secret distributions, without which the body cannot subsist in its vigor, nor the soul act with cheerfulness. -- Joseph Addison, The Spectator, July 12, 1711
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Larry Jaques
On Tue, 25 Sep 2007 21:32:41 -0500, with neither quill nor qualm, Ignoramus30458 quickly quoth:
Which the perp IMMEDIATELY takes from (and uses on) you. And don't forget there's that 5 day waiting period while your assets are being siezed by the DHS.
-- Exercise ferments the humors, casts them into their proper channels, throws off redundancies, and helps nature in those secret distributions, without which the body cannot subsist in its vigor, nor the soul act with cheerfulness. -- Joseph Addison, The Spectator, July 12, 1711
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Larry Jaques
On Wed, 26 Sep 2007 06:24:10 -0400, with neither quill nor qualm, "Ed Huntress" quickly quoth:
No, the one with the gut hook is the one the NRA member designed for use -on- HCI folks. Don't forget to bury the entrails, folks. They contain some heavily toxic stuff.
-- Exercise ferments the humors, casts them into their proper channels, throws off redundancies, and helps nature in those secret distributions, without which the body cannot subsist in its vigor, nor the soul act with cheerfulness. -- Joseph Addison, The Spectator, July 12, 1711
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Larry Jaques
I think it was 2000, I got a gift from the United States Olympic Committee, and it was made in China, Thought that was ironic too.
Thank You, Randy
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Randy
I believe that is a non sequitur.
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Wes

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