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Butterfly chisel?

Discussion in 'Edged Tools' started by demographic, Dec 29, 2014.

  1. demographic

    demographic Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    New one on me, I'm still smarting over my Stanley Thru Tang chisel not having a one piece through tang and therefore only lasting a few months of very gentle work.
    Anyway, never seen these before and I'm calling "Gimmicky tat" before someone else does.

    [video=youtube;lFaqGdBNGM8]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFaqGdBNGM8#t=56[/video]

    If I lose the placky chisel covers that come with new chisels I just fire some Polymorph into some boiling water and make another chisel cover.
     
  2. Toddy

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    I bought one of these in B&Q's mammoth clear out type sale not long before Christmas.
    I paid £1 for it, and reckoned that well, even if it was truly bad, then it could kick about safely in my wee toolbox that's kept to hand behind the hoover, for use just as a, "That'll do it", type thing.

    Not sure about the covers to be honest, but they do seem to fit well enough, I just don't think I'd trust them to take much of a hammering, if any, even though the end caps suggest that they're intended to do just that.

    M
     
  3. demographic

    demographic Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Well, fair enough. I can't argue with a quid pricetag.:)
     
  4. British Red

    British Red M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    How is that not, legally, a balisong?
     
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    Y'see ? I asked that too, and no one's given me a sound answer yet on it.

    At a quid, it's in the tool box and it's getting used for things like chipping off old paint in the bits where the door snibs fit.
    Bit of a brute of thing tbh.

    M
     
  6. Jared

    Jared Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    There's been at least two threads over on BB on the legality.
     
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    And the outcome was ?
     
  8. Jared

    Jared Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Think they were pretty inconclusive.

    Though them being on sale for a good few years, I presume means no one has (yet) specifically looked at them.
     
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    Samon Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Would the same legal confusion surround a butterfly handled saw?

    I am considering making one but can't be arsed with any legal fluff..

    Seems like a novel/practical way to make a wooden handle/s for replaceable folding saw blades.
     
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    As long as you can't manipulate it with one hand, then its legal isn't it?

    like the cold steel paradox
     
  11. demographic

    demographic Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    I was wondering about that bit.

    I remember the knives being banned in about 88 or so but I guess as its not a knife its OK.
    Mind, when the law gets to the point where its banning chisels I think we will have well and truly entered the silly zone.

    Maybe that chisel is more designed for the other trades like plumbers and sparkies who only really use them to notch a joist or a stud. As its only in the inch size and not the full range I suppose its not really aimed at carpenters and joiners.
     
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    Oh, we're watching the silly zone recede in the rear view mirror matey

    The law states something like "or pointed objects" so there's no reason at all a chisle couldn't fall foul of the law, and a chisle does of course have a cutting edge, even if this one is only 1/2"
     
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    demographic Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Its an inch chisel. 25mm.
    But yeah to all the rest.

    Mind, even I would have paid a quid for one.
     
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    I'd sure not like to get stabbed with the above featured chisel, coming out of the off-license.
    Would prefer getting slashed by a laplander any day. :)
     
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    You sure about that !!
     
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    Macaroon A bemused & bewildered

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    Not something I ever thought I'd read here, I surely wouldn't like either :-(
     
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    Harvestman Bushcrafter through and through

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    I've been slashed with a laplander (self inficted, accidentally). Not nice.

    Have managed to avoid chisel injuries so far.
     
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    yeah, tis an inch..........just noticed I can't spell CHISLE either :lmao:
     
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    Is that a result of poor spelling skills? Or fat fingers on a keyboard? I'm cursed with both. LOL
     
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    Nah, I just noe speal gooder
     

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